The Reverend Dr. Lonnie Latham
(born January 7, 1946) served as the senior pastor of South Tulsa Baptist Church, in Tulsa, Oklahoma
, a post he held from 2002 to January 6, 2006, when he resigned from that position as well as from the executive committee of the Southern Baptist Convention
(where he served as one of four such members from Oklahoma
), and as the recording secretary of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. His resignation came after his arrest for lewdness. He was later acquitted of the lewdness charge on March 7, 2007.
History in the Tulsa Metro Baptist Association
Lonnie Latham was elected director of missions for the Tulsa Metro Baptist Association during their November 13–14, 2000 meeting. The meeting also saw the controversial adoption of the Baptist Faith and Message
, a pivotal document in the Southern Baptist Convention's "Conservative Resurgence." as well as against homosexuality. In the latter vein, he supported the SBC's adoption of a policy encouraging Baptists to befriend gays
and to help them "reject their sinful, destructive lifestyle."
The September 16, 2001 edition... Read More