ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)–Noted author Henry Blackaby and pastor Ronnie Floyd are the scheduled speakers for a June 11 worship service in Orlando, Fla., hosted by the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists.
The Sunday morning worship service will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, said Jerry Drace, the conference’s president and an evangelist based in Humboldt, Tenn.
“We’re really excited about this year’s worship service,” Drace said. “The officers of COSBE have tried hard to improve our organization with several new programs and innovative ideas and they have been received with great enthusiasm.”
The Orlando convention will mark the third year COSBE has sponsored a Sunday morning worship service prior to the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting.
In addition to Blackaby, author of the “Experiencing God” discipleship materials and Floyd, pastor of First Baptist Church, Springdale, Ark., evangelist Sammy Tippit will share a word of testimony and Dale Crum will perform several dramatic sketches. The service will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the convention center auditorium.
Another outreach opportunity is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13. Tentatively called a “Homecoming Celebration,” Drace said the musical event will be hosted by contemporary Christian artist Gary McSpadden. The celebration is scheduled immediately following the SBC’s Tuesday night session.
The annual meeting of the COSBE, which will include the election of officers, is set for Tuesday, June 13, in Room 303C of the Orlando convention center. Last year, COSBE unanimously approved its new affirmations of accountability as well as the creation of a Samaritan’s Fund for evangelists in need.
Drace said more than $50,000 has been given to the fund since last year.
For additional information on the COSBE activities, contact Drace at (901) 784-0087.