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2002 SBC Conferences

Pastors' Conference 2002
June 9-10, 2002
America's Center, St. Louis, Missouri

Lest We Forget
"Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set." – Proverbs 22:28

Session 1, Sunday Evening, June 9
Lest We Forget – Our Calling

6:00 Welcome – Ken Whitten, president, Pastors' Conference 2002,Idlewild Baptist Church, Tampa, FL

6:15 Message – John Marshall, pastor, Second Baptist Church, Springfield, MO

6:50 Message – Jack Graham, pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX

7:25 "Lest We Forget" Recognition – Michael Catt, senior pastor, Sherwood Baptist Church, Albany, GA, presents flowers to Mrs. Ron Dunn

7:45 Message – Robert Pitman, pastor, Kirby Woods Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

8:15 SBC President's Welcome – James Merritt, pastor, First Baptist Church, Snellville, GA

8:40 Message – Fred Luter, pastor, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA

Session 2, Monday Morning, June 10
Lest We Forget – Our Children

8:30 Welcome – Michael Claunch, vice president, Pastors'Conference 2002, First Baptist Church, Slidell, LA

8:50 Message – John Sullivan, executive director, Florida Baptist Convention, Jacksonville, FL

9:25 Message – Kevin Cosby, senior pastor, St. Stephen Baptist Church, Louisville, KY

10:15 Message – Ken Davis, Ken Davis Productions, Franklin, TN

11:00 Message – Jay Strack, president, Student Leadership University, Orlando, FL

Session 3, Monday Afternoon, June 10
Lest We Forget – Our Church

1:15 Welcome – Charles West, secretary, Pastors' Conference 2002, First Baptist Church, Bethalto, IL

1:40 Message – Johnny Hunt, pastor, First Baptist Church, Woodstock, GA

2:15 Message – Mac Brunson, senior pastor, First Baptist Dallas, Dallas, TX

2:55 Election of Officers

3:15 Message – Ted Traylor, pastor, Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL

3:55 Message – Junior Hill, evangelist, Hartselle, AL

Session 4, Monday Evening, June 10
Lest We Forget – Our Country

6:00 Welcome – Ken Whitten, president, Pastors' Conference 2002, Idlewild Baptist Church, Tampa, FL

6:30 Message – Adrian Rogers, pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN

7:25 Message – Jerry Vines, pastor, First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL

8:05 Patriotic Salute – Idlewild Baptist Church Student Choir, Tampa, FL, & Bellevue Baptist Church Student Choir, Memphis, TN

8:20 Message – Lt. Col. Oliver North, USMC (Ret.)



Conference of Associational Directors of Missions
June 9-10, 2002
Radisson Hotel and Suites, St. Louis, Missouri

The Association: Still Baptists' Best
Strategy for Great Commission Fulfillment

Sunday Morning, June 9
Worship Service, 9:45 a.m.

Don Reed, Worship Leader
Doyle Braden, Preacher

Lunch, 11:45 a.m.
Radisson Hotel, Sponsored by Annuity Board, SBC

Sunday Afternoon, June 9
Session One, 1:00 p.m.
Welcome to St. Louis – Benny King
1:15 Plenary Address – Anne Graham-Lotz
2:00 Recognition of New DoMs – Jim Freedman
Business Session Reports
2:45 Music
2:55 President's Address – Gary Hearon

Break, 3:15 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, Sponsored by International Mission Board, SBC

Session Two, 3:40 p.m.
International Mission Board – Jerry Rankin, president
4:15 Annuity Board – O.S. Hawkins, president
5:00 Miscellaneous Business
5:15 Surveying the Religious – Michael Lindsay
Landscape: Trends in U.S. Beliefs

Sunday Evening, June 9
Banquet, 6:30 p.m.

Radisson Hotel Sponsored by Annuity Board, SBC

Recognition of DoM & Staff Anniversaries – Jim Freedman
Recognition of Retired DoMs & Staff – Charles Nunn
Guest Speaker – William (Bill) Thorn

Casual Monday Morning, June 10
Session Three, 8:30 a.m.
Bible Study – D.L. Lowrie
Business Session Reports
9:10 Budget Committee – Jim Freedman
9:13 Nominating Committee – Tommy Cupples
9:16 Executive Committee Nomination – Gary Hearon
9:20 Installation of New Officers – Everett Anthony
Miscellaneous Business
9:30 North American Mission Board – Bob Reccord, president

Break, 10:00 a.m.
Radisson Hotel, Sponsored by North American Mission Board, SBC

Session Four, 10:30 a.m.
Testimony – David Smith
11:40 Recognitions – Charles Nunn
10:50 Challenge for the Future – Anne Graham-Lotz



WMU Annual Meeting
June 9-10, 2002
Ferrara Theater, America's Center, St. Louis, Missouri

God's Plan … My Part

Sunday Afternoon, June 9, 2:00 p.m.

God's Plan … The World

Introduction of International Missionaries – Wanda S. Lee
Testimony: Into All the World – Cheryl Derbyshire
Acteens Presentation – Pam Smith & Acteens
Interview with Robert and Cheryl Reccord – Wanda S. Lee

Breakout Sessions: Conference Rooms 260-267, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Sunday Evening, June 9, 7:30 p.m.

God's Plan … Our Nation

Introduction of North American Missionaries – Wanda S. Lee
Intercession for Missionaries – Michelle Cantrell
Testimony: Taking the Gospel to All of North America's Indigenous People – Mark Custalow
Message: God at Work in North America – Henry Blackaby
Message: Forgiving the Dead Man Walking – Debbie Morris

Monday Morning, June 10, 9:00 a.m.

God's Plan … My State

Announcements and Introductions – Wanda S. Lee
Intercession for Missionaries – Shawna Davis
Executive Board Report, Part 1: Discover the Joy of Missions, Ministries – Wanda S. Lee
Election of Officers

Breakout Sessions: Conference Rooms 260-267, 11:00-12:00 noon

Monday Afternoon, June 10, 2:00 p.m.

God's Plan … The Association

Announcements and Introductions – Wanda S. Lee
Testimony: We See God at Work – Chet & Michelle Cantrell
Intercession for Missionaries – Mark Custalow
Executive Board Report, Part 2: Discover the Joy of Missions, National Acteens Conference – Wanda Lee
President's Address – Janet T. Hoffman

Breakout Sessions: Conference Rooms 260-267, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Monday Evening, June 10, 7:30 p.m.

God's Plan … My Part

Announcements and Introductions – Wanda S. Lee
Testimony: My Part in God's Plan – Shawna Davis
Intercession for Missionaries – Cheryl Derbyshire
Executive Board Report, Part 3: Discover the Joy of Missions: Happy Birthday CWJC – Wanda S. Lee
Testimony – Acteen
Message: Courage, Faith, and Forgiveness – Debbie Morris



Fellowship of National Hispanic Churches, Southern Baptists
June 8-9, 2002
Fee Fee Baptist Church, St. Louis, Missouri

Saturday, June 8, 7:00 p.m.
Evangelistic Celebration with special music from Jaime Dheming and message by Dr. Alberto Mottesi.

Sunday, June 9, 2:00 p.m.
Conference Sessions featuring ministry workshops, business sessions, and preaching from Dr. Alberto Mottesi.

SBC Hispanic Multiplying Church Network
June 10, 2002
Tower Grove Baptist Church, St. Louis, Missouri

Monday, June 10, 6:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate the starting of 274 new Hispanic churches throughout North America and Puerto Rico with dinner and a time of praise. Worship will be led by Iuveni Gutiérrez. Celebration address by Robert E. (Bob) Reccord, President, North American Mission Board.

For more information, contact Bob Sena, Manager, NAMB Hispanic Unit, (770) 410-6227 or [email protected]



Ministers' Wives Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention
June 11, 2002
America's Center Ballroom, Level Two

Renew a Steadfast Spirit with Me

Speaker: Janet Parshall, host of the nationally syndicated talk show Janet Parshall's America, Washington, DC and Renewing the Heart radio program produced by Focus on the Family

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; Lunch served at 12:00 noon

Tickets are $10 when ordered by May 15, 2002 or $12 when purchased in designated convention areas.

To order, send check and self-addressed, stamped envelope to Cynthia Thompson, 301 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.



The Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists
June 9 & 11, 2002
Level 2, Cervantes Convention Center, America's Center

Sunday Morning Worship, 9:30 a.m.
Preachers – Dr. Bobby Welch, pastor, First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, FL & Benny Jackson, evangelist, Germantown, TN

Special Music – COSBE music evangelists

Tuesday Evening
Praise Gathering with the Evangelists following the Tuesday Evening Session in the Theater/Lecture Hall of the Cervantes Convention Center. Featuring Worship and Praise led by COSBE Music evangelists



Student Conference 2002
June 9-10, 2002
First Baptist Church, O'Fallon, Illinois

The SBC Student Conference will be held at FBC O'Fallon, Illinios (15 minutes from Convention site), June 9-10, 2002. Bus transportation from the Convention site to the church and back will be provided for students that are not attending with a group. Check www.studentz.com/sbc for details.

Breakouts on Monday will focus on equipping your students for reaching their friends, campus outreach, and leadership development.

Large group celebrations Sunday and Monday will be packed full of incredible praise and worship led by Jonas, performances by The Elms, and hard-hitting challenges by youth communicator, Tony Nolan.

Pre-registration Conference Cost: $20.00 per person. One adult FREE for every ten students paid/registered. Pre-registration deadline is May 6. Must be postmarked by/before May 6. After May 6, you can register at the door for $25.00 per person. (No credit cards will be accepted)

For more information about the conference or bus transportation, call 770-410-6345 or email [email protected]



African American Fellowship
June 9 & 10, 2002

Sunday Evening, June 9

6:30 p.m.Worship Fellowship at Good News Baptist Church, 8850 Jennings Station Rd, Jennings, MO (314) 868-3312
Rev. Bryan C. Crawford, Pastor

Preacher for the Occasion: Bishop W.L. Jordan, Pastor
St. Mark Baptist Church Cathedral, Harvey, IL

Monday Evening, June 10
6:30 p.m.Pastor's Meeting 5pm / Fellowship Dinner
Hilton, St. Louis Airport, 10330 Natural Bridge Rd,
St. Louis (314) 426-5008
Dinner: $30 per person (by reservation)

for more information on any of these activities, please call
or email Gloria Lightfoot at 404-486-6740


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