WSJ: JD Greear wants to lead the Southern Baptist Convention into a new era, and when the denomination gathers in Dallas for its annual meeting next week, he will be the leading candidate to become its next president. His election would represent a major shift away from the older generation, which helped turn Southern Baptists into a conservative political force in the 1980s and has held sway over the denomination since. At 45 years old, Mr. Greear would be the denomination’s youngest president in decades, and he has advocated for giving women a larger role. But Mr. Greear faces strong opposition, especially from some members of the older generation. A group of senior denomination figures, who questioned Mr. Greear’s theology and commitment to the Southern Baptist Convention, recruited another candidate, Ken Hemphill, 70, to run against him. “We’re hoping to bring some corrective to an overemphasis on what has been called the ‘Young, Restless and Reformed’ movement,” said David Hankins, executive director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, who asked Mr. Hemphill to join the race.