Fred Luter Jr.
At the end of the day Wednesday, the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention will pass to an African American pastor for the first time.
Southern Baptists may elect their first African American president when they meet Tuesday as they consider how to attract more believers in a country that is more diverse than ever.
Rev. Fred Luter Jr. is the man poised to become the first African American president of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination when convention delegates vote next week.