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  • Calif. pastor A.B. Vines to be 1st VP nominee

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (4 days ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- California pastor A.B. Vines will be nominated for first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, former SBC President Johnny Hunt announced today (March 13).

    Vines "is a close personal friend that has a deep love for our convention," Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga., told Baptist Press via email. "In our time together he so often speaks of his passion to serve and make us better together as a convention." Read More

  • Danny Wood to be SBC Pastors' Conf. nominee

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, March 07, 2018 (10 days ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Danny Wood, pastor of Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference, according to an announcement by Texas pastor Gregg Matte.

    Matte, pastor of Houston's First Baptist Church, told Baptist Press today (March 7) Wood "has shined with integrity, love and wisdom" through more than 20 years at his current pastorate.

    "With the Pastors' Conference and Southern Baptist Convention being in Birmingham for 2019, he is the right choice to lead us in his hometown," said Matte, a former Pastors' Conference president. "Most importantly, Dr. Wood understands the joys and challenges we face as pastors and will plan a conference that inspires our hearts with great theology and application." Read More

  • ERLC, Village Church to co-host conf. in Dallas

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, March 05, 2018 (12 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and The Village Church will co-host a conference on the church's Gospel engagement with the world just prior to the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting this year in Dallas.

    The two-day event -- titled "The Gospel and the Future of the Church" -- will be held the weekend before the SBC's June 12-13 gathering in Dallas. The pre-conference, held in partnership with Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, will be June 8-9 at The Village Church's Flower Mound campus in metro Dallas. Read More

  • Ken Hemphill to be SBC president nominee

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, February 01, 2018 (one month ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Ken Hemphill, an administrator at North Greenville University and a former Southern Baptist Convention seminary president, will be nominated for SBC president, a coalition of Southern Baptists announced today (Feb. 1) via a Baptist state paper.

    "We desire to elect a man who is a Southern Baptist through and through, values our understanding of the Gospel, and, has an established record of affirming the cooperative work of our local churches through the associations, state conventions and national entities," Louisiana Baptist Convention executive director David Hankins said according to the state's Baptist Message newsjournal. Read More

  • SBC 2018 Dallas registration opens Feb. 1

    by BP Staff, posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (one month ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Registration opens Feb. 1 for the Southern Baptist Convention's 2018 annual meeting June 12-13 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

    Registration will be available around the clock at for messengers and invited guests. The annual meeting is a private religious gathering open to registered messengers, invited guests of messengers, program participants and approved exhibitors. Read More

  • SBC child care, children, youth reg. opens Feb. 1

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (one month ago) graphic
    DALLAS (BP) -- Registration opens Feb. 1 for preschool child care, Giant Cow Children's Ministries and Youth on Mission in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference June 10-11 and the SBC's June 12-13 annual meeting.

    Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) child care volunteers will care for preschoolers while Giant Cow Children's Ministries will lead the 5-12 year olds and Woman's Missionary Union will guide the Youth on Mission curricula and activities. Read More

  • J.D. Greear to be SBC president nominee again

    by David Roach, posted Monday, January 29, 2018 (one month ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Two years after withdrawing from a closely contested election for Southern Baptist Convention president, North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear once again will be nominated for SBC president, Florida pastor Ken Whitten announced today (Jan. 29).

    Greear, 44, "is all about what Southern Baptists have been all about," Whitten, pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Fla., told Baptist Press in relaying his intention to nominate Greear during the SBC annual meeting June 12-13 in Dallas. "We bleed missions. We bleed evangelism, and we bleed the Gospel of Jesus ... Read More

  • SBC 2018 Dallas theme: 'Testify! Go. Stand. Speak'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (2 months ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- "Testify! Go. Stand. Speak." will be the theme for the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 12-13 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, SBC President Steve Gaines has announced.

    Evangelism is the urgency of the theme anchored in Acts 5:20, Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church near Memphis, told Baptist Press today (Jan. 17).

    "Fulfilling the Great Commission has always been at the heart of who Southern Baptists are," Gaines said. "However, as research from [New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President] Chuck Kelley has shown, our baptisms are the lowest we have seen in 70 years. If we want to see that trend turn around, we must refocus our efforts on evangelism, telling a lost world about the hope that is found only in Jesus Christ." Read More

  • SBC evangelism task force discusses recommendations

    by Alex Sibley , posted Friday, December 08, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Members of the Southern Baptist Convention's evangelism task force met Dec. 5 to each share recommendations that will be considered for a final report to the SBC's 2018 annual meeting in Dallas.

    The task force gathered on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for the second of three scheduled meetings. SBC President Steve Gaines appointed the task force during the SBC annual meeting in June to focus on how Southern Baptists might be more effective in personal soul winning and evangelistic preaching. Read More

  • Dallas SBC 2018 hotel registration opens

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, October 02, 2017 (5 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Housing registration has opened for the Southern Baptist Convention's 2018 annual meeting set for June 12-13 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., in Dallas.

    Online reservations may be made around the clock at Reservations by phone are available from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Central time Monday through Friday at (800)-967-8852 toll-free.

    The Omni Dallas is the official convention hotel, located a block from the convention site. Read More