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Baptist Press interns capture SBC flavor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Last month, Baptist Press recruited students from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C., to provide video coverage for the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Louisville, Ky. The students created multi-media presentations highlighting a few of the events surrounding the meeting and capturing some of the flavor and experiences of SBC 2009.

Below, are brief descriptions of each video and links to view them.


Julie and Julie, volunteers from South Carolina, share Christ with a man named Kenny during Crossover ’09 June 20 in Louisville. Video by Cat McDonald/Photos by Baptist Press.

Link: http://www.bpnews.net/media/Kenny.flv


Arcade Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., hosted a block party as part of Crossover. Pastor Gary Kasey talks about the reasons for hosting the event and his vision for the community. Volunteers from North Carolina share ways they were able to minister at the event. Video by Cat McDonald.

Link: http://www.bpnews.net/media/blockparty.flv


SBC President Johnny Hunt speaks to the volunteers who helped distribute more than 1,200 boxes of food as part of Crossover ’09. The boxes of food were provided by Feed the Children as part of a joint effort by the Long Run Baptist Association, Crossover Louisville, the Kentucky Baptist Convention, the North American Mission Board and the Southern Baptist Convention. Video by Bob Carey and AJ Carey.

Link: http://www.bpnews.net/media/FoodDistribute.flv


Mike O’Neal, pastor of Hurstbourne Baptist Church in Louisville, talks about his church members’ desire to reach south Asians in their community. As part of that effort, the church hosted a free concert during Crossover. Prasad Kumar, a student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, presented traditional Indian music at the church June 20. Video by Jared Micah Graf.

Link: http://www.bpnews.net/media/indianconcert.flv


Louisville residents experienced ethnic music, dance and other demonstrations from around the world during Crossover’s International Festival at the Iroquois Manner Shopping Center in Louisville June 20 Video by Jared Micah Graf.

Link: http://www.bpnews.net/media/internationalfestival.flv


Chagy the Clown, a member of Templo Bautista Emanuel Church in Fort Worth, Texas, talks about his ministry, which he shared during a June 20 block party at Arcade Baptist Church in Louisville. Video by Erin Cooke/Photos by Baptist Press.

Link: http://www.bpnews.net/media/chagyclown.flv


Attendees at the ONE Student Rally enjoyed a concert by Christian band Building 429 and heard a message from evangelist Ken Freeman. The June 21 outreach, part of the lead-up to the Southern Baptist Convention in Louisville, was sponsored by the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, the Lon Run Baptist Association, the Kentucky Baptist Convention and the North American Mission Board. Video by Cat McDonald/Photos and editing by Jared Micah Graf.

Link: http://www.bpnews.net/media/429Concert.flv


The ONE Student Rally, hosted by the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, featured evangelist Ken Freeman and Christian band Building 429. Twenty-eight students professed new faith in Christ at the outreach. Video by Cat McDonald/Photos by Jon Blair.

Link: http://www.bpnews.net/media/onerally.flv


Visitors to the Southern Baptist Convention talk about why they came, what they learned and what exhibits had the largest impact on them. Video and photos by Erin Cooke and Jared Michah Graf.

Link: http://www.bpnews.net/media/exhibitionhall.flv

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