As we noted yesterday, Robert Jeffress is in Jerusalem today preparing to the deliver a prayer at the opening of the new American embassy. This means that he did not preach today at First Baptist Church–Dallas.
According to my sources, Jeffress chose Southern Baptist evangelist Bailey Smith to preach in his absence. Bailey’s website boasts that “as a pastor, he has led more people to Christ than any other Southern Baptist pastor in an equal period of time in the history of the Southern Baptist Convention.” He was a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Outside of Southern Baptist circles, Smith is probably best known for saying that “God doesn’t hear the prayers of a Jew.” Oh, the irony! You can’t make this stuff up!