At the meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, SBC president Dr. Ed Litton said investigation into sexual abuse in the SBC is moving forward successfully. Survivor Hannah-Kate Williams attended the meeting and continued her push for accountability in the denomination, but said that her main focus was on giving hope to other survivors.
“The work is progressing,” said Litton in a brief update on the morning of Tuesday Feb. 22. “Let me commend the staff of the EC for their cooperation on every level, the cooperation among the EC members. You may have had misgivings…yet you have cooperated and continued to cooperate, and I would encourage you to do that. The process is working, it’s moving. The committee on cooperation has had a few challenges to help bring people together, and I’m happy to report that those challenges seem to be resolved, and we are cooperating, and the people that we’re asking to cooperate at this point are cooperating. That’s my report.”