North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention at this year’s annual meeting, Florida pastor Ken Whitten announced today (Jan. 29). “I believe in J.D. Greear as a pastor and as a person, but I also believe in his vision for Southern Baptists,” said Whitten, pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Fla. The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., where Greear is pastor, has been applauded for its evangelistic and church planting emphasis. “J.D.