Posted on : Monday March 1, 2010

Southern Baptist layman, Charles Lawson, passed away. Lawson served several terms as a Trustee to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in the 1990s and is perhaps known best as the messenger whose motion at the 1997 Annual Session of the Southern Baptist Convention led to the Family Amendment to The Baptist Faith & Message that was adopted at the 1998 Annual Session of the SBC. Lawson was a member of Linthicum Baptist Church and had served as Treasurer of the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Maryland/Delaware.

Lawson is survived by his wife, Marcella. Lawson’s funeral service was held on Jan. 28. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association or the Association for Frontotemporal Dementias.