Pastor Jack Graham Says He is ‘Very Angry’ That ‘Racism Raised Its Very Ungodly Head’ During First Baptist Church Naples’ Vote for Marcus Hayes Whom He Mentored as Rev. Dwight McKissic Calls Outcome ‘Shameful’ and Suggests Church Should be Disfellowshipped from Southern Baptist Convention

A prominent Southern Baptist church in southwest Florida has acknowledged that “racial prejudice” was a factor in its congregation’s decision not to appoint a black senior pastor candidate.