Michelle Ray of West Plains, Mo. raises her hands in praise during the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in Baltimore. The Southern Baptists are electing a new ... more 
Michelle Ray of West Plains, Mo. raises her hands in praise during the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in Baltimore. The Southern Baptists are electing a new president to succeed the Rev. Fred Luter Jr., who became the denomination's first African-American president in 2012. Contenders include the Rev. Dennis Kim, pastor of a Korean church in Silver Spring, Maryland, and the Rev. Ronnie Floyd, pastor of Cross Church, with several locations in northwest Arkansas. The Southern Baptist Convention is the nation's largest Protestant denomination, with 15.7 million members, but leaders are concerned about recent membership declines. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Steve Ruark
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 10:15 AM EDT