News just in from a fellow SEBTS student at the Annual State Baptist Convention: David Horton, the pastor of Gate City Baptist Church of Greensboro (a conservative), was elected president of the State Baptist Convention of North Carolina. He defeated David Hughes, the pastor of First Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, by a 59.48% to 40.52% vote. A total of 3840 messengers voted. Horton is a 1992 graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Additionally, conservatives Phyllis Foy (1st Vice President) and Brian Davis (2nd VP) won overwhelmingly. The budget was approved, (all 4 giving plans ) although the longest/most heated discussion was about taking $200,000 out of the Biblical Recorder’s budget to disperse to other items. That issue was defeated.