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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–“The Everyone Can Kingdom Challenge for Evangelism” national bus tour by Southern Baptist Convention President Bobby Welch was scheduled to finish the first half of the 50-state itinerary on Friday, Sept. 10, in Oklahoma.

Four stops were slated for Friday: 7 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Dallas; 10 a.m., GuideStone Financial Services of the Southern Baptist Convention (formerly the Annuity Board); noon, First Baptist Church in Denton, Texas; and 7 p.m. at Glorieta Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

A break is scheduled until Sept. 16, when Welch will visit the SBC’s North American Mission Board in Alpharetta, Ga. The tour’s itinerary across the western United States will begin Sept. 23 in Arkansas and conclude Oct. 7 in Hawaii.

The tour was launched Aug. 29 at Welch’s home church in Florida, First Baptist Church in Daytona Beach.

Welch conceived of a national bus tour rally as a means of generating a sense of urgency about evangelism among Southern Baptists. The bus tour is a kickoff for “The Everyone Can Kingdom Challenge for Evangelism” campaign which has the goal of “Witness, Win and Baptize … ONE MILLION!” in one year.
To follow “The Everyone Can Kingdom Challenge for Evangelism” bus tour, visit www.sbc.net/bustour and also check for daily updates from Baptist Press.

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