2. Pastor J.D. Greear
Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, who also leads The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina, said in a statement:
"I know that for persons of color, today’s verdict ties into long-standing questions about justice and equal treatment under the law. As we said in the wake of this incident almost a year ago, we cannot remain silent when our brothers and sisters, friends and/or people we seek to convince of Jesus’ love are mistreated, abused or killed unnecessarily. I have prayed for our leaders as they sought justice and am thankful for their work to that end."