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Former longtime SBC recording secretary dies comment (0)

May 31, 2012


Lee Porter, a former Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) leader who worked to ensure the integrity of voting in ballots for the SBC presidency, died May 17. He was 83.

Porter, of Franklin, Tenn., a retired editor at LifeWay Christian Resources, served 25 years as SBC recording secretary, an annually elected post responsible for casting, collecting and tabulating ballots during business sessions of the convention annual meeting. He held the post until 2002.

Porter also was twice elected a convention vice president, served as parliamentarian and worked three years for the SBC Christian Life Commission. Before that he was a pastor in Texas, Arizona and Louisiana. 

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