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2018 SBC annual meeting program released

DALLAS (BP) — The 2018 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting will convene at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas on Tuesday, June 12, at 8:15 a.m. and conclude Wednesday, June 13, at 4:55 p.m.

A full schedule follows.

TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 12

8:15 — Opening Worship — Mark Blair, Convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

8:25 — Welcome and Call to Order — Steve Gaines, SBC president; senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

Announcement of Committee on Committees, Credentials Committee, Tellers, and Resolutions Committee

8:30 — Scripture and Prayer — Kevin Smith, executive director, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware, Columbia, Md.

8:35 — Registration Report and Constitution of Convention — Don Currence, SBC registration secretary; minister of children and administration, First Baptist Church, Ozark, Mo.

8:38 — Committee on Order of Business Report (First) — Grant Ethridge, chairman; senior pastor, LibertyLive.Church, Hampton Roads, Va.

8:43 — Appreciation of Volunteers — Steve Gaines

8:45 — Welcome to Dallas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

8:55 — Honoring America and Recognition of Veterans

The Pledge of Allegiance

The National Anthem: “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Worship — Mark Blair

9:10 — Crossover Report — Joel Southerland, executive director of evangelism, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga.

9:15 — GuideStone Financial Resources Report — O.S. Hawkins, president and CEO, GuideStone Financial Resources, Dallas

9:27 — Introduction of New Motions (First) — Steve Gaines

9:42 — Executive Committee Report (Part 1) — D. August Boto, interim president and executive vice president for convention policy, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville

10:12 — Introduction of Past Presidents — Steve Gaines

10:17 — Introduction of the President and Family — Randy C. Davis, president and executive director, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, Brentwood, Tenn.

10:22 — Prayer for the President — Bill Street, minister of evangelism and discipleship, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

10:27 — Worship — Mark Blair

10:35 — President’s Address — Steve Gaines

11:45 — Closing Prayer — Trent Gann, pastor, First Baptist Church, Woodville, Fla.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 12

1:15 — Scripture and Prayer — Bob Davis, evangelist; pastor, Beulah Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Va.

1:20 — Special Guest — Dave Ramsey, personal finance expert; CEO, Ramsey Solutions, Brentwood, Tenn.

1:50 — Election of Officers (First)

1:55 — Executive Committee Report (Part 2) — D. August Boto, interim president and executive vice president for Convention policy, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville

2:55 — Election of Officers (Second)

3:00 — Committee on Order of Business Report (Second) — Grant Ethridge, chairman; senior pastor, LibertyLive.Church, Hampton Roads, Va.

3:10 — North American Mission Board Presentation — Kevin Ezell, president, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga.

3:40 — Election of Officers (Third)

3:45 — Introduction of New Motions (Last Opportunity)

4:00 — Committee on Committees Report — Emir Caner, chairman; president, Truett-McConnell University, Cleveland, Ga.

4:10 — Committee on Nominations Report — James Freeman, chairman; Country Meadows Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo.

4:20 — Election of Officers (Fourth)

4:25 — Election of Officers (Fifth)

4:30 — Committee on Resolutions Report — Jason Duesing, chairman; provost and associate professor of historical theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo.

5:05 — Closing Prayer — Danny Sinquefield, pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Bartlett, Tenn.

TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 12

6:30 Committee on Order of Business Report (Third) — Grant Ethridge, chairman; senior pastor, LibertyLive.Church, Hampton Roads, Va.

Election of 2019 Convention Preacher, Alternate Preacher and Music Director

6:45 — An Evening of Prayer and Worship — Mark Blair, Convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

Special Guest — Ravi Zacharias, president, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, Alpharetta, Ga.

8:30 — International Mission Board Commissioning Service — David Platt, president, International Mission Board, Richmond, Va.

9:15 — Closing Prayer — Rick Lance, executive director/treasurer, Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, Prattville, Ala.

WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 13

8:15 Opening Worship — Mark Blair, Convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

8:25 — Scripture and Prayer — Sonny Tucker, executive director, Arkansas Baptist State Convention, Little Rock, Ark.

8:30 — Committee on Order of Business Report (Fourth) — Grant Ethridge, chairman; senior pastor, LibertyLive.Church, Hampton Roads, Va.

8:45 — Previously Scheduled Business — Steve Gaines, SBC president; senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

9:00 — Woman’s Missionary Union Report — Sandra Wisdom-Martin, executive director/treasurer, Woman’s Missionary Union, Birmingham, Ala.

9:12 — North American Mission Board Report — Kevin Ezell, president, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga.

9:24 — International Mission Board Report — David Platt, president, International Mission Board, Richmond, Va.

9:36 — Evangelism Task Force Report — Paige Patterson, chairman; president, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

9:46 – Worship — Mark Blair

9:55 — Convention Sermon — Paige Patterson

10:35 — Prayer of Response — Bob Pearle, senior pastor, Birchman Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas

10:40 — Joint Seminary Presentation and Reports — Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.; Jason K. Allen, president, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo.; Jeff Iorg, president, Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ontario, Calif.; Charles S. Kelley Jr., president, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, La.; R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.; Paige Patterson, president, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

11:55 — Closing Prayer — Zac Reno, pastor, The Summit Church, Benton, Ark.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 13

2:30 — Opening Worship — Mark Blair, Convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

2:40 — Scripture and Prayer — Noah Sidhom, pastor of leadership development, web and social media, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

2:45 — Previously Scheduled Business — Steve Gaines, SBC president; senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

2:55 — Special Guest — Jonathan Evans, author; speaker; chaplain of the Dallas Cowboys

3:10 — Presentation of Officers — D. August Boto, interim president and executive vice president for Convention policy, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville

3:20 — LifeWay Christian Resources Report — Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville

3:32 — LifeWay Christian Resources Presentation — Thom S. Rainer

3:47 — President’s Panel on Stewardship

4:25 — The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Report — Russell D. Moore, president, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Nashville

4:37 — The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Presentation — Russell D. Moore

4:52 — Closing Words and Dallas hand-off to Birmingham — Steve Gaines

4:55 — Closing Prayer — David Hankins, executive director, Louisiana Baptist Convention, Alexandria, La.

Author: BP Staff

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