(ChurchLeaders) In an article published last week, Pastor John Onwuchekwa of Cornerstone Church in Atlanta announced his church would be leaving the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Onwuchekwa, who is Nigerian-American, gave four reasons why Cornerstone made that decision, reasons that largely focus on the belief the SBC as an institution is incapable of fighting racial inequality.
“I’ve realized the futility of some of my efforts in the denomination,” said Onwuchekwa. “Not because the SBC isn’t a place full of good-hearted people—there are plenty. I’ve come to the conclusion that the Southern Baptist Convention is the wrong vehicle to address these issues our world is so desperately trying to resolve.”