Press Release

SBC’s Richard Land to participate in Family Impact Summit with top pro-family speakers

Sep 13, 2007

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Dr. Richard Land, president of The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, will be featured as one of the key leaders in the pro-family movement at the Family Impact Summit Sept. 20–22, 2007, in Tampa Bay, Fla.

Other conference speakers include Tony Perkins, Gary Bauer, Katherine Harris, Ken Blackwell, Don Wildmon, Dr. Nancy Heche, Bishop Harry Jackson, Bob Knight, Alan Chambers, Leslee Unruh and Dr. William Owens.

Organizers hope the Family Impact Summit will inform attendees about family values issues and encourage and equip them to become involved in pro-family efforts in their own communities. Topics will include religious freedom, life issues, racial reconciliation, Christian citizenship, education, and homosexuality.

The Community Issues Council, Family Research Council, Florida Family Policy Council and Salem Communications Tampa are the sponsors of the Summit. Activities will be held at Bells Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Fla., and will include debates, workshops, question and answer sessions, and panel discussions.

In addition, the Family Research Council will host a pre-Summit Regional Pastors’ Briefing Sept. 20 at the same location.

Attendees can register for the Family Impact Summit or get more information by calling 813-653-4822 or visiting

p(notes). The Southern Baptist Convention is America’s largest non-Catholic denomination with more than 16.3 million members in over 44,000 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBC's ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C.