The Conservative Baptist Network (CBN) announced on Monday that Dr. Voddie Baucham, a popular preacher, theologian, and author, has joined its steering council.
CBN, a grassroots organization, was founded in February 2020 to address what its members see as a liberal trend within the Southern Baptist Convention. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, and In Touch Ministries founder Charles Stanley are also on CBN’s steering committee.

In a press release, CBN Executive Director Scott Colter stated, “Voddie Baucham is a leading voice contending for truth in this generation.” “Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have been influenced by his writing and speaking to stand for biblical virtues.” I am overjoyed that he has decided to join the Conservative Baptist Network at this critical juncture.”

Brad Jurkovich, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Bossier in Bossier City, Louisiana, agreed with Colter.

“I’ve known Voddie Baucham for many years and have always admired his passion for Jesus and His Word,” said Jurkovich. “In our generation, he is a clear and compelling voice for the Lord.” We are grateful for his willingness to support our growing movement.”

Baucham, and the social justice movement.

His most recent book, Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Impending Catastrophe, examines how the social justice movement has not only swept the country but also evangelical churches. The book has become a national best-seller.

“My friend, Voddie Baucham, has long been a warrior for truth and sound doctrine in the SBC and throughout the world,” Rod Martin, a former SBC Executive Committee officer and founding steering council member, said.

And now is the time for men like Voddie to speak the hard truths in love without fear, despite all opposition,” he continued. “Today’s church faces external persecution as well as internal false gospels.” This is the time to stand up for our institutions’ faithfulness and for the faith itself, which has been once and for all delivered to the saints.”