Cecil Sherman was a longtime Southern Baptist pastor and was the founding coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. In retirement, Dr. Sherman has taught at the Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond. Because of his role as the key leader among moderate Southern Baptists, his autobiography, By My Own Reckoning (Smyth & Helwys, 2008), is one of the most important primary sources related to the era of the Conservative Resurgence. On April 15, Dr. Sherman suffered a massive heart attack; his health has been unstable for the past several years. You can read about it at Associated Baptist Press. We would urge you to pray for Dr. Sherman and his family.
Update: Dr. Sherman has passed away. The Religious Herald has published an obituary, which includes the funeral arrangements.