North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell has explained the board’s initiatives in church planting and evangelism in April 9 and March 6 video conferences with directors of missions and church planting catalysts. In the March 6 video, Ezell largely focused on NAMB strategy for increasing the birthrate of Southern Baptist churches, redeploying missionaries and shifting the board’s budget. The Ezell videos come at a time when several state convention leaders have expressed concerns with NAMB’s direction. Other leaders, meanwhile, have voiced support for the mission board’s strategy.