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2006 SBC Annual Meeting: June 13-14, 2006


Tuesday Morning, June 13

"I'm It" to Witness

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. ~ Acts 1:8 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

8:00 Inspirational Music – Combined choir and orchestra, First Baptist Church Daytona Beach, Larry Black, interim music minister, Daytona Beach, FL, and First Baptist Church North Spartanburg, Mickey Henderson, minister of music & worship, Spartanburg, SC

8:10 Congregational Praise and Worship – Jim Whitmire, Convention music director, visiting professor of music & worship, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Memphis, TN, interim minister of music, First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

8:15 Call to Order – Bobby Welch, president, Southern Baptist Convention, pastor, First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, FL

Registration Report and Constitution of the Convention – James H. (Jim) Wells, SBC registration secretary, director of missions, Tri-County Baptist Association, Nixa, MO

8:20 Prayer – Royce E. Williams, evangelist, Arlington Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, NC

8:25 Committee on Order of Business (First Report) – Allan Blume, chairman, pastor, Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Boone, NC

8:30 Welcome – Keith A. Holliday, mayor, Greensboro, NC

8:35 Response – Milton A. Hollifield, Jr., executive director-treasurer, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Cary, NC

8:40 Announcement of Committee on Committees, Credentials, Resolutions, and Tellers – Bobby Welch

8:45 Introduction of Motions

9:05 Congregational Praise and Worship – Jim Whitmire

9:10 Music Feature – Combined choir and orchestra

9:15 Local Arrangements Committee Presentation – John R. (Jack) Wilkerson, vice president for business and finance, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville, TN

9:20 Crossover Evangelism Report – John Avant, vice president, evangelization, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, GA

9:25 Executive Committee Report (Part 1) – Morris H. Chapman, president, Nashville, TN

10:25 Committee on Nominations Report – Guy Sanders, chairman, pastor, First Baptist Church, New Port Richey, FL

10:35 New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Report – Charles S. (Chuck) Kelley, Jr., president, New Orleans, LA

10:50 Congregational Praise and Worship – Combined choir and orchestra, Larry Black

11:00 Special Feature

11:20 A Celebration of God and Country – Combined choir and orchestra, praise leader, Mickey Henderson

11:35 Baptism*

11:40 Benediction – William H. Smith, senior pastor, North Buffalo Community Church, SBC, Buffalo, NY

Tuesday Afternoon, June 13

"I'm It" to Win

For I am not ashamed of the gospel because it is God's power for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek. ~ Romans 1:16 (HCSB)

1:00 Prayer – Billy Green, pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Sand Springs, OK

1:05 Baptism*

1:10 Woman's Missionary Union Report – Wanda S. Lee, executive director-treasurer, Birmingham, AL, and Kaye Miller, WMU national president, Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR

1:20 SBC Historical Library and Archives Report – R. Albert Mohler Jr., chairman, Council of Seminary Presidents, president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY

1:30 Business – Committee on Order of Business (Second Report) – Allan Blume
Referrals/Introduction of Motions

1:45 Executive Committee Report (Part 2) – Morris H. Chapman

2:15 Election of Officers (First) – Bobby Welch

2:30 Worship in Music – Combined choir and orchestra, First Baptist Church Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach, FL, and First Baptist Church North Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC

2:35 Introduction – Bobby Welch
"Everyone Can" Point of Challenge
Prayer
– Mrs. Elizabeth Luter
Challenge – Fred Luter, pastor, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA

3:00 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Report – Paige Patterson, president, Fort Worth, TX

3:15 Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary Report – Jeff Iorg, president, Mill Valley, CA

3:30 Congregational Praise – Jamie Parker, minister of music, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, TN

3:35 "Everyone Can" Point of Challenge
Prayer
– Mrs. Ann Mims
Challenge – Gene Mims, pastor, Judson Baptist Church, Nashville, TN

3:55 Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Report – Daniel L. (Danny) Akin, president, Wake Forest, NC

4:10 LifeWay Christian Resources Report – Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN

4:20 LifeWay Christian Resources Presentation – Thom S. Rainer

4:40 Introduction of New Motions (Last Opportunity) – Bobby Welch

5:05 Election of Officers (Second) – Bobby Welch

5:20 Benediction – Sei Hun Kim, Asian church development consultant, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

Tuesday Evening, June 13

"I'm It" to Baptize

Therefore we were buried with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too may walk in a new way of life. ~ Romans 6:4 (HCSB)

6:30 Concert of Praise – Worship choir and orchestra, Biltmore Baptist Church, Carl B. Setterlind, III, pastor of worship and music, Arden, NC

6:40 Baptism*

6:45 Prayer – Lonnie Tucker, pastor, Still Water Baptist Church, Covington, LA

6:50 The North American Mission Board Report

7:00 The North American Mission Board Presentation

7:20 Election of Officers (Third) – Bobby Welch

7:30 Business – Committee on Order of Business (Third Report) – Allan Blume

7:40 Previously Scheduled Business – Bobby Welch

8:05 Congregational Praise and Worship – Jim Whitmire, Worship choir and orchestra, Biltmore Baptist Church

8:15 Past President's Memorial to Adrian Rogers – Bobby Welch

8:20 Music Feature – Worship choir and orchestra, Biltmore Baptist Church

8:30 "Everyone Can" Point of Challenge
Prayer
– Mrs. Deborah Walker
Challenge – James I. Walker, pastor, Biltmore Baptist Church, Arden, NC

8:55 Recognition of Directors of Missions – Bobby Welch

9:00 Congregational Praise and Worship – Jim Whitmire

9:05 The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Report – Richard D. Land, president, Nashville, TN

9:15 The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Presentation – Richard D. Land

9:35 Benediction – Eddie Miller, president, Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Directors of Missions, director of missions, Sierra Baptist Association, Reno, NV

Wednesday Morning, June 14

"I'm It" to Unify Our Purpose

Just one thing: live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or am absent, I will hear about you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, working side by side for the faith of the gospel. ~ Philippians 1:27 (HCSB)

8:00 Concert of Praise – The Hoppers, gospel music artists, Madison, NC
Congregational Praise and Worship – Jim Whitmire

8:15 Baptism*

8:20 Prayer – Dwight Simpson, director of missions, San Diego Southern Baptist Association, San Diego, CA

8:25 Election of Officers (Fourth) – Bobby Welch

8:35 Business – Committee on Order of Business (Fourth Report) – Allan Blume

8:55 Previously Scheduled Business

9:10 Committee on Resolutions (First Report) – T. C. (Tommy) French, pastor, Jefferson Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA

9:40 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Report – R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, Louisville, KY

9:55 Congregational Praise and Worship – Jamie Parker, minister of music, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, TN

10:00 Music Feature – Combined choirs, First Baptist Church Daytona Beach and Bellevue Baptist Church

10:05 "Everyone Can" Point of Challenge
Prayer
– Mrs. Dee Dee Cox
Challenge – David Cox, co-pastor, First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, FL

10:25 Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Report – R. Philip (Phil) Roberts, president, Kansas City, MO

10:40 Election of Officers (Fifth) – Bobby Welch

10:50 Committee on Committees Report – John Killian, pastor, Maytown Baptist Church, Maytown, AL

11:00 GuideStone Financial Resources Report – O. S. Hawkins, president, Dallas, TX

11:15 Congregational Praise and Worship – Steve Skinner, minister of music, First Baptist Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC

11:20 Music Feature – Choir and orchestra, First Baptist Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC

11:25 Convention Message
Prayer
– Mrs. Karyn Wilton
Message – Donald J. Wilton, pastor, First Baptist Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC

12:00 Benediction – Louis Lucas, minister to senior adults, First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, FL

Wednesday Evening, June 14

"I'm It" to Go

However, if the watchman sees the sword coming but doesn't blow the trumpet, so that the people aren't warned, and the sword comes and takes away their lives, then they have been taken away because of their iniquity, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood. ~ Ezekiel 33:6 (HCSB)

6:00 Concert of Praise – Jim Whitmire, Larry Black, and "Everyone Can" People's Mass Choir and Orchestra, local coordinator, Danny Davis, minister of music, Lawndale Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC

6:10 Baptism*

6:15 Prayer – Johnny Nantz, pastor, Spring Valley Baptist Church, Las Vegas, NV

6:20 Presentation of Outgoing Officers – Morris H. Chapman

6:25 Presentation of New Officers – Morris H. Chapman

6:30 Business – Committee on Order of Business (Fifth Report) – Allan Blume
Election of 2007 Convention Sermon Preacher, Alternate, and Music Director

6:40 Previously Scheduled Business – Bobby Welch

6:55 Committee on Resolutions (Final Report) – Tommy French

7:25 Unveiling Statue of Billy Graham – Bobby Welch
Representing the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association – Cliff Barrows, vice chairman, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Carmel Baptist Church, Matthews, NC
Prayer – William F. (Will) Graham, IV, pastor, Wakefield Baptist Church, Wake Forest, NC

7:40 Congregational Praise and Worship – Jim Whitmire, Larry Black, and "Everyone Can" People's Mass Choir and Orchestra

7:50 The International Mission Board Report – Jerry A. Rankin, president, Richmond, VA

8:00 The International Mission Board Presentation – Jerry A. Rankin

8:20 Concert of Praise – Casting Crowns and "Everyone Can" People's Mass Choir and Orchestra

8:40 Music Feature – Combined choir, First Baptist Church Daytona Beach, Bellevue Baptist Church, Larry Black, Jamie Parker, and Casting Crowns

8:45 President's Address
Introduction of Dr. Welch
– Welch Family
Prayer – Mrs. Maudellen Welch
Challenge – Bobby Welch

9:20 Bellevue's Choir and Banners Finale – Choir of Bellevue Baptist Church and "Everyone Can" People's Mass Choir and Orchestra

9:30 Benediction – Tom Lynn, evangelism and missions pastor, First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, FL

* Because baptism is an ordinance of the church, all baptisms will be conducted with full approval and support of a sponsoring home church, members of each of which will be present to witness.

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