Frank Page, Top Southern Baptist Leader, Resigns Due to ‘Morally Inappropriate’ Relationship

NASHVILLE (USA Today) Frank S. Page, a prominent Southern Baptist leader, has resigned from his top role in the largest Protestant denomination in America because of a “morally inappropriate” relationship.

Page, the president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee, stepped down Tuesday from the leadership role and retired from active ministry, according to the Baptist Press, an official publication of the Nashville-based denomination.

Earlier in the day, Page, 65, had announced he was retiring, but acknowledged later that he needed to be more forthright on why he was leaving the post.

“As a result of a personal failing, I have embarrassed my family, my Lord, myself, and the Kingdom,” Page said in a statement released through the Baptist Press.

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  • Amos Moses – He>i

    “Earlier in the day, Page, 65, had announced he was retiring, but acknowledged later that he needed to be more forthright on why he was leaving the post.

    “As a result of a personal failing, I have embarrassed my family, my Lord, myself, and the Kingdom,” Page said in a statement released through the Baptist Press.”

    THEN BE FORTHRIGHT about it and call it what it is …… SIN …………. YOU SINNED …….. it was not a “personal failing” ……. IT WAS A SIN …………….

  • Clive Johnson

    We now all wait for the details to get a better sense of the magnitude of the offense.

    Was it a homosexual tryst? A prostitute? A child? Or, merely a deceitful, adulterous affair?

    • Jeff Eastwood

      Perhaps a tryst with a homosexual prostitute.

      • Bezukhov

        We’ll soon learn that it was a homosexual child prostitute.

  • LynnRH

    Christians are not perfect; just saved. Even after we are saved we are still going to sin; mostly unintentionally but sometimes even intentionally. Anytime we get our eyes off of Jesus and His strength to resist sin we will be weak and more apt to fail Him. But the good thing about it is that being covered in the blood of precious Jesus our sins are washed away. Hallelujah Praise the Lord!!!!!

    This pastor did sin against the Lord. But he also fessed up to it and did the right thing by resigning from leadership. And hopefully he did the right thing by apologizing and asking for forgiveness to not only his family but to the Lord God.

  • MCrow

    Of course it comes out just as he’s at appropriate retirement age and can get his full benefits…

    I’ve known two pastors who were caught in sexually abusive relationships with their parishioners outside their marriages. Both times Christians were quick to jump up and defend them and silence their victims, saying it wasn’t our place to judge and that God forgives. This isn’t unique nor isolated: church culture encourages it

    • LynnRH

      Not my church; my church would never encourage it. just because you have seen it happen a few times does not mean it happens in ALL churches. And as I said before even Christians are not perfect just because they are saved. We are still human beings living in a God-forsaken world. I’m not defending this man’s actions because it was wrong and is a sin against God. But that is a situation between him, his wife and family, and God. If he does ask for forgiveness and turns away from that sin God WILL forgive him.

      • MCrow

        My comments are directed toward the environment created by the attitude that you’re currently taking. The idea of forgiveness being automatic creates a very, very dangerous mentality which states one must forgive, no matter how grave the transgression. If you want to forgive someone…fine. By all means. But churches demand people be forgiven. Their people, of course. I see compartively few calls to forgive, say, Obama compared to Trump.

        It’s not specific churches or even all churches, it’s the mentality that I find so dangerous. When forgiveness is an automatic reaction requiring nothing from the transgressors, it becomes a cheap way for abusers to insulate themselves. It’s never happened at your church? Cool. Could it? Ask yourself seriously, because it takes one bad person who knows how to game the system

  • Herrnhut

    He was saved since 9 years old. He preach salvation by grace. But what about sanctification? Many religious think they are supposed to love God with all your…. yet Jesus did not say that to save or to overcome the world. He was just answering a Pharisaic examination of the law. In fact, only Jesus fulfill all the law’s requirements. That is why all these religious leaders fall into their own pits. It is all Jesus and none of self.