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‘Jesus … Not Ashamed!’ to be evangelists’ theme

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)–Evangelists will focus on the theme of “Jesus … Not Ashamed!” during the worship service sponsored by the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists prior to each year’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

The worship service in Indianapolis will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 13 at the Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballrooms 1, 2 & 3, and is open to all pastors, messengers, families and local residents.

Three Southern Baptist evangelists will be the featured speakers: Johnny Tucker of International Missions Association in Citronelle, Ala.; Sammy Tippit of Sammy Tippit Ministries in San Antonio; and Jerry Burgess of Divine Design Ministries in Whitley City, Ky. Music will be led by various Southern Baptist music evangelists.

In addition to the worship service, the Vocational Evangelists Annual Retreat will be June 11-12 at the Holiday Inn Select near the airport in Indianapolis. Sponsored by the North American Mission Board’s event evangelism unit, the retreat theme will be “Passion for the Journey.”

Among the retreat speakers will be Bailey Smith, former SBC president and founder of Real Evangelism, Inc., in Atlanta; Gerald Harris, editor of The Christian Index in Atlanta; and Benny Jackson, president of COSBE and founder of the Benny Jackson Evangelistic Association in Germantown, Tenn.

All Southern Baptist vocational evangelists are invited to participate in the retreat and may make reservations by contacting Melonie Wallace at [email protected] or (770) 410-6304.

The annual business meeting of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists will begin with an 11 a.m. luncheon Monday, June 14, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. COSBE members may make reservations by contacting Margaret Allen at [email protected] or (405) 359-7146.

One item of business will be to address proposed changes to the organization’s bylaws. Several members have asked that a president be allowed to serve more than one term, while others have indicated they would support a change in the bylaws to allow non-COSBE members to speak at the organization’s annual conferences.

In addition to Jackson, this year’s COSBE officers are Keith Fordham of Georgia, vice president; Margaret Allen of Oklahoma, secretary and treasurer; Sid Peterson of California, parliamentarian; and Jerry Chaddick of Mississippi, adviser to pastors.

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