HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The first African-American president of the Southern Baptist Convention spoke to students and faculty at William Carey University this morning.
Dr. Fred Luter, Jr. gave a sermon during a regular Wednesday morning chapel service at Smith Auditorium.
Luter, who's been serving as the head of the SBC for 8 months, is also pastor of the Franklin Ave. Baptist Church in New Orleans.
It was his first time to speak at the university since he became president.
"Everytime I get a chance to speak to college students or high school students, I always try to remind them about the importance of the decisions that they make, because one bad decision can be a consequence that you'll suffer for the rest of your life," said Luter. "So, oftentimes, I try to challenge them to think about the decisions, think about your choices, but also, think about the consequences," he said.
In 2011, Luter was also elected as the first black vice-president of the Southern Baptist Convention.