Source: The New York Times
Author: RUSS BUETTNER
Date: 4 August, 2008
Members of the church, which is affiliated with the
and the United Church of Christ, provided the search committee — which interviewed 65 candidates — with guidance on how to find a new senior minister. But they knew nothing of who would be nominated when they arrived for the 10:45 a.m. service on Sunday. American Baptist Churches
Following the communion, the mention of Dr. Braxton’s name as the committee’s choice drew not a peep from the pews. But the utterance of his age — 39 — triggered an audible hum.