NAMB Statement

By NAMB Staff

Following the May 22, 2022, release of the SBC’s Sexual Abuse Task Force Report, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) issued the following statement from President and CEO Kevin Ezell:

The work of the Task Force is important for our convention and for the healing of survivors. The details in the report, which we are just now beginning to process, are egregious and deeply disturbing. We honor the courage of the survivors who came forward. We are praying for survivors and their families, for our churches, for wisdom, for discernment, and for the humility to use this report for God’s glory.

On Friday, May 13, prior to my knowledge of the report’s detailed allegations, Johnny Hunt resigned from NAMB as senior vice president of evangelism and leadership. His resignation was effective immediately.

Out of respect for the investigation of the SBC Executive Committee, we chose not to speak publicly about this resignation until after the Task Force report was released.

Prior to May 13, I was not aware of any alleged misconduct on the part of Johnny Hunt. I learned the details of the report today along with the rest of our Southern Baptist family.


Published May 22, 2022

NAMB Staff

The communications staff of the North American Mission Board produced this article.