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.

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