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Southern Baptist Convention President stops in Albany

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Albany- The President of the Southern Baptist Convention is in Albany to encourage Baptists to attend the group's annual meeting next month.

Dr. Bobby Welch has visited every state twice since his election last June. He wants Southern Baptists to take their message outside the church. Wednesday, he spoke with politicians in Alabama and says religion and politics can work hand in hand.

"There is room for politics and faith to run along the same road together. Politics shouldn't overpower the religious beliefs of somebody nor the other way around. But we all have got to maintain the right to have a part in the community we live in," said Dr. Bobby Welch, Southern Baptist Convention President.

Welch hopes the upcoming convention in Nashville will galvanize Baptist churches to work toward baptizing a million people in the next year. He'll meet with a local pastors group on Thursday.

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