We are beyond thrilled and thankful for the tremendous response our leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention have had toward our new Is Abortion Wrong? film! Please enjoy reading the wonderful quotes below!
"Informative. Moving. Compelling. A must see for anyone who wants to truly understand this issue and all that is involved in it."
Dr. Danny Akin – President – Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary – Wake Forest, NC
Dr. Danny Akin is the current president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, now, our largest seminary in terms of enrollment. He has held this position since 2004. In 2012, his book Engaging Preaching was named Book of the Year for “Enhancing the Preacher’s Skill” by Preaching Today.
"This video is informative, compelling and moving. It is “must see” viewing for all—on both sides of the abortion debate. I pray this video is viewed by the masses, and that God uses it to awaken America's conscience to the horror of abortion."
Dr. Jason Allen – President – Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary – Kansas City, MO
Dr. Jason Allen has served as the President of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary since Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. He is the youngest seminary president in the Southern Baptist Convention, and one of the youngest presidents in higher education in America. Previously, he served as the vice president for Institutional Advancement at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and executive director of the Southern Seminary Foundation.
"Tremendously informative and deeply moving on an issue that should be front and center in the life of every believer. Thank you TrueLife.org for providing the church with an excellent resource to be better equipped for so serious a battle.”
Dr. Mac Brunson – Pastor, FBC Jacksonville, FL
Dr. Mac Brunson is the pastor of one of the largest churches in the Southern Baptist Convention. He has served in this role since 2006. He served as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Pastors conference in 2003, and prior to serving in his current position he served as the senior pastor at the historic First Baptist Church in Dallas, TX from 1999-2006.
"This video reminds us of what an extraordinary miracle life is and it also exposes many of the lies told by those who promote abortion. But there is no condemnation here. Instead, the offer of forgiveness, healing, and new life that can only come through Jesus."
Dr. Kevin Ezell – President – North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention – Alpharetta, GA
Dr. Kevin Ezell has served as the President of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention since 2010. Prior to being elected this position, Dr. Ezell served as the senior pastor of Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, KY for 14 years. He has also served as senior pastor of churches in Illinois, Tennessee, and Texas.
"This compelling resource answers so many questions – in a tone that will allow broken people to hear the truth about life – while presenting the new life that can only be found in Christ."
Dr. Al Gilbert – Vice President of Evangelism / Executive Director of Love Loud – North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention – Alpharetta, GA
Dr. Al Gilbert is the Vice President of Evangelism for the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). He also serves as the Executive Director for the NAMB's Love Loud program which is a movement of churches demonstrating God's love by meeting significant human needs while sharing Christ. Gilbert also serves alongside the GPS/Network, Disaster Relief, Chaplaincy, Collegiate, and Revitalization teams for NAMB and served for many years as a pastor prior to his current position with NAMB.
"Great video: allow TrueLife.org to share the most important truth concerning abortion and why LIFE is the most important choice."
Dr. Johnny Hunt – Pastor, First Baptist Church – Woodstock, GA
Dr. Johnny Hunt is the pastor of one of the largest churches in the Southern Baptist Convention and served as the SBC President from 2008-2010. He has been the senior pastor of FBC Woodstock since 1986 and in that time, the church has grown from approx. 1,000 members to over 19,000. Pastor Johnny is also an accomplished author and much sought after speaker.
"Abortion has become so common in our culture, we risk being lulled into thinking it’s just another medical procedure. It’s not. Life is at stake! This video, featuring real people who have worked through these issues in intensely personal ways, is a valuable tool in helping others understand what abortion really involves. Share it with your friends, use it as a teaching tool, and promote its life-saving message.”
Dr. Jeff Iorg – President – Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary – Mill Valley, CA
Dr. Jeff Iorg is the president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to his service at the Seminary, Dr. Iorg was the Executive Director of the Northwest Baptist Convention for almost ten years. He was also the founding pastor of Greater Gresham Baptist Church in Gresham, Oregon and has served as a pastor in Missouri and a staff pastor in Texas.
"This film puts an undeniably human face on the terrible tragedy of abortion like no other film I've seen. However, the film also illustrates the miraculous power of the Gospel to transform lives blighted by abortion, while testifying eloquently to the great biblical truth that 'God never created a nobody-everybody is a somebody to God.'"
Dr. Richard Land - President - Southern Evangelical Seminary - Charlotte, NC
Dr. Richard Land is the current president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Prior to this he served Southern Baptists for 25 years as the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC. Dr. Land is also the executive editor of The Christian Post, and in 2005 Dr. Land was named one of the "25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America" by Time Magazine.
"TrueLife.org should be commended on a fantastic video addressing EVERY key issue in the debate on abortion. I have no doubt this will be used of God to save many unborn children and change many lives."
Dr. Fred Luter – President SBC – Pastor, Franklin Ave. Baptist Church – New Orleans, LA
Dr. Fred Luter is the current president of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastors a church of over 5,000 members in New Orleans, LA. He is the first African-American to be elected to this post. Dr. Luter has been the pastor of Franklin Ave. Baptist Church since 1986, when there were only 65 members.
"If you care about the sanctity of human life, you need to watch this video. In just a few minutes, TrueLife brings to bear on the issues concerning abortion the unique combination of trustworthy information, clear communication, and honest assessment. It should be studied in the pro-life community and shared generously with others."
Dr. Albert Mohler, Jr. – President – Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – Louisville, KY
Dr. Albert Mohler, Jr. is the current president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, a position which he has held since 1993. In May of 2008, Time Magazine called him the "reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S.”
"TrueLife reminds us that abortion isn't just an issue. It's about the ancient question, 'Who is my neighbor?' I pray our consciences are awakened through resources such as these to speak up for the unborn."
Dr. Russell Moore – President – Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC – Nashville, TN / Washington, D.C.
Dr. Russell Moore is President of the ERLC of the SBC, the Southern Baptist Convention’s official entity assigned to address social, moral, and ethical concerns. Dr. Moore is a widely-sought cultural commentator and speaks frequently to issues of theology, culture, and public policy. He has been quoted or published by many of the nation’s leading news agencies and periodicals—including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and the Associated Press.
"Please watch this short video which powerfully portrays reality. It is not sugarcoated but tells the truth about the tragedy of abortion. God wants us to choose life!"
Dr. Frank Page – President – SBC Executive Committee – Nashville, TN
Dr. Frank Page is the president of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. He has served in this role since October 1, 2010. Dr. Page was also the President of the SBC from 2006-2008. Prior to his current post, Dr. Page has served as a pastor and teacher for over 30 years.
"This is one compelling film on the nature of human life. Should be required viewing for every judge and public servant in America."
Dr. Paige Patterson – President – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary – Fort Worth, TX
Dr. Paige Patterson is the current president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, a position he has held since 2003. Prior to this, he was the president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, serving in that role from 1992-2003. He was also one of the key figures in the conservative resurgence of the SBC.
"I held my grandson, Will, shortly after his birth. His time on earth would be brief, but he was and still is my grandson. He was not a fetus; he was God's beautiful creation. I thank God that his parents gave him the chance to live, though his life would be so very short. This video reminds us powerfully and poignantly about the beauty and sanctity of human life. It is my prayer that God will use it to save the lives of many unborn children; they are truly precious in His sight."
Dr. Thom Rainer – President – LifeWay Christian Resources – Nashville, TN
Dr. Thom Rainer is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. Prior to LifeWay, he served at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for twelve years where he was the founding dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Evangelism. In addition to speaking in hundreds of venues over the past 20 years, Rainer led Rainer Group, a church and denominational consulting firm, from 1990 to 2005. The firm provided church health insights to over 500 churches and other organizations over that period.
"This video deals comprehensively with the multifaceted issue of abortion. It accomplishes the difficult task of answering the most common questions while at the same time putting a personal face on the deeply emotional reality that exists when one considers the life or the unborn. I commend this as a way to explain the truths of abortion while also communicating the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ."
Dr. Ed Stetzer – President – LifeWay Research – Nashville, TN / Pastor, Grace Church – Hendersonville, TN
Dr. Ed Stetzer is the President of LifeWay Research, a pastor, a prolific author, and well known conference and seminar leader. Stetzer has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written dozens of articles and boosks.