Southern Baptists Elect First Black VP

fred_luterThe nation's largest Protestant denomination has chosen an African-American to serve as its No. 2 officer in a historic election.

The Southern Baptist Convention elected Fred Luter Jr. to the position of 1st vice president Tuesday at their annual conference in Phoenix. The 54-year-old Luter has been the head pastor of an SBC affiliate church in New Orleans since 1986.

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