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Southern Baptist members vote on executive committee recommendations during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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President of the Southern Baptist Convention Jack Graham, of Plano, Texas, preaches to a group of followers during the convention Tuesday, June 17, 2003, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Paul Connors) ** FILE **

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FILE -- This Dec. 7, 2011 file photo shows the headquarters of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, Tenn. The Southern Baptist Convention will chose a new president from among at least three candidates on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at their convention in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

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The Rev. Fred Luter Jr., at podium, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, smiles while addressing the convention during its annual meeting Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Baltimore. The Southern Baptists are electing a new president to succeed the Rev. Fred Luter Jr., who became the denomination's first African-American president in 2012. Contenders include the Rev. Dennis Kim, pastor of a Korean church in Silver Spring, Maryland, and the Rev. Ronnie Floyd, pastor of Cross Church, with several locations in northwest Arkansas. The Southern Baptist Convention is the nation's largest Protestant denomination, with 15.7 million members, but leaders are concerned about recent membership declines. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

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The headquarters of the Southern Baptist Convention are shown in Nashville, Tenn., in December 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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The headquarters of the Southern Baptist Convention are shown in Nashville, Tenn., in December 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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The Rev. Fred Luter smiles at the warm welcome from the Southern Baptist Convention in his hometown of New Orleans after his election Tuesday as its first black president. With him is on stage is outgoing President Bryant Wright. (Associated Press)

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The Rev. Fred Luter smiles at the warm welcome from the Southern Baptist Convention in his hometown of New Orleans after his election Tuesday as its first black president. With him is on stage is outgoing President Bryant Wright. (Associated Press)

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The headquarters of the Southern Baptist Convention are shown in Nashville, Tenn., in December 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)