Press Release

SBC’s Richard Land to speak at God & Country Sunday at First Baptist Central Florida

Jun 28, 2006

Orlando, Fla., June 28, 2006—Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, will speak at First Baptist Church of Central Florida, July 2, as part of the church’s observance of God & Country Sunday.

Land will speak in the morning and evening services at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

“The First Baptist Church of Central Florida is excited to have the honor of hearing Dr. Richard Land,” said Clayton Cloer, senior pastor. “Dr. Land is a powerful preacher, a wonderful scholar, and an honorable statesman. We rejoice that he represents us at our nation’s capitol.”

Princeton- and Oxford-educated, Land has served as president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission since 1988. During his tenure as spokesman on Capitol Hill for the largest non-Catholic denominationin the country, Land has represented Southern Baptists’ interests in the halls of Congress, before U.S. Presidents, and in the major media.

Land is also the host of the nationally syndicated radio shows, For Faith and Family and Richard Land Live!.

In February 2005, Land was featured in Time Magazine as one of “The Twenty-five Most Influential Evangelicals in America.”

In July 2005, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist appointed Land to a third term of service on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent and bipartisan federal agency. President Bush selected Land for his two previous terms on the USCIRF.

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The Southern Baptist Convention is America’s largest non-Catholic denomination with more than 16.2 million members in over 43,500 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.