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Langley to Ky. Baptists: Go and make Christ known

 

Bill Langley

LOUISVILLE—The church’s task is to reach a culture that’s confused about Jesus, Bill Langley, Kentucky Baptist Convention president and pastor of Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, told messengers during his presidential address at the KBC Annual Meeting in Louisville.

Langley cited the statistic that 78 percent of churches in America have plateaued or are waning. Many mainline church leaders refuse to recognize Jesus as anything more than an historical figure, Langley said, observing that even among the churches that are growing, many are growing by “swapping sheep,” Langley said.

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