I ask this sincerely with no hidden agenda. I am an Independent Baptist Pastor although I was SBC for many years. I ask this since I have no resources to use. I have a dear SBC Pastor friend 79 years old that has been at the same SBC Spanish Baptist Church for 32 years. He has never taken a salary and has used what small amount of money that comes in to spread the word, maintain the building and support the Baptist Children's Home. His heart is breaking, he is telling me that the State Convention has stated that if he does not send in x amount of dollars to the Cooperative Program that the Church he pastors is not eligible to take part in any vote at the state or national level. He is adamant that this is true. Can someone help me out here. Thank you in advance for your responses.