NAMB cancels controversial contracts in effort to restore 'Baptist confidence'
By ABP staff
Published May 9, 2006
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (ABP) -- The North American Mission Board has canceled four controversial contracts initiated by former president Bob Reccord that critics said were wasting Southern Baptist missions money.
The cancellations, which reportedly will save millions of dollars, were among the steps reported to trustees May 2 in an attempt to rebuild the agency's credibility after Reccord resigned under pressure April 17.
During their recent meeting, trustees canceled consulting contracts with two public relations firms, ended NAMB's relationship with 316 Networks to sell broadband services to churches, and bought out of the contract for use of a private jet.
â€œWe are not flying that plane anymore," Carlos Ferrer, interim chief operating officer, told trustees May 2, reflecting criticism directed at NAMB over the arrangement. "I want to be sure all of our supporters hear that loud and clear. We are not flying that plane anymore.â€�
posted by Arkansas Razorbaptist at 5/09/2006 10:27:00 PM