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SBC Credentials Committee named
BALTIMORE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter has named members of the Credentials Committee for the June 10-11 Annual Meeting in Baltimore.
Dan Eddington, director of missions for the Three Rivers Baptist Association in Illinois, will serve as chairman.
Other committee members, listed by state, are:
ALABAMA -- Cade Farris, First Baptist Church, Wedowee; Greg Hyche, First Baptist Church, Brent.
FLORIDA -- Pat Mobley, Hillcrest Baptist Church, Pensacola.
Tellers Committee named for SBC
BALTIMORE (BP) -- Members of the Tellers Committee for the June 10-11 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Baltimore have been named by SBC President Fred Luter.
Danny Decker, pastor of First Baptist Church, Warsaw, Mo., will serve as chairman.
Other committee members, listed by state, are:
ALASKA -- Ruby Stogsdill, First Baptist Church, Soldotna.
GEORGIA -- Royce Hulett, Oakland Baptist Church, Hazlehurst.
KENTUCKY -- C.J. Adkins, Westmoreland Baptist Church, A... Read More
Lives transformed by Christ through 25 years of Crossover
NASHVILLE (BP) -- For the past 25 years, Southern Baptists have begun each annual meeting by celebrating hundreds -- sometimes thousands -- of new souls won for Christ.This celebration is the result of Crossover, the evangelistic outreach initiative preceding the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Each year, North American Mission Board partners with state conventions, associations and local churches to saturate the host city of the Convention with evangelistic events. Volunteers from across the country arrive in the city a few days prior to the annual convention to participate alongside local church members. Last year, Crossover Houston marked the 25th year of outreach.In 1983, when messengers approved Las Vegas as the 1989 SBC annual meeting site, they adopted a recommendation to add "a strong evangelistic emphasis in connection with the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1989."
The week prior to the Convention's annual meeting in Las Vegas, more than two thousand volunteers participated in door-to-door witnessing campaigns and revival services. They visited more than 100,000 homes and led approximately 470 people to Christ.
The following year, the SBC Home Mission Board (now NAMB) planned a second evangelistic event to coincide with the SBC annual meeting. The annual saturation evangelism initiative became known as Crossover in 1991, when then-SBC president Morris H. Chapman worked with the HMB to expand the one-day outreach into a full week. Crossover Atlanta that year involved door-to-door witnessing, serving meals to the homeless, street evangelism, and prayer throughout the city. The event saw 333 decisions for Christ.
The name "Crossover" was inspired by an evangelism conference in Australia where Chapman spoke in 1987. The theme of the conference was "Crossover Australia." In an interview with SBC LIFE, Chapman recalled being struck by the dual meaning of the name. Read More
Prayer emphasis: 'One in Christ'NASHVILLE (BP) -- From his unique vantage point -- as a Korean pastor of a multiethnic church for more than two decades in Boston, the historic "cradle of the American Revolution" -- Paul Kim sees an America that has clearly gone adrift. Read More
Ky. pastor is 2nd SBC president nomineeNASHVILLE (BP) -- Jared Moore, pastor of New Salem Baptist Church, in Hustonville, Ky., will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the June 10-11 annual meeting in Baltimore. Read More
Willy Rice announced as Pastors' nomineeBALTIMORE (BP) -- Willy Rice, pastor of the Tampa-area Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater, Fla., will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference, according to an announcement by fellow Florida pastor Jimmy Scroggins.
2014 SBC Annual Meeting Program
SBC 2014 Schedule
TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 10, 2014
8:00 Worship through Music -- Roger McGee, Convention music director, pastor of music and worship, First Baptist Church, Alexandria, Va.
8:05 Call to Order -- Fred Luter Jr., SBC president, senior pastor, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans, La.
Registration Report and Constitution of the Convention -- James H. (Jim) Wells, SBC registration secretary, strategic partners team leader, Missouri Baptist Convention, Jefferso... Read More
Yeats' nomination to be made by AllenBALTIMORE (BP) -- Jason K. Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, will nominate John L. Yeats for an 18th term as recording secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention at the June 10-11 annual meeting in Baltimore. Read More
ERLC to host sessions at SBC meetingNASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission will sponsor events before and during the convention's 2014 meeting to address a variety of challenges facing Christians today. Read More
New hunger campaign launching in BaltimoreNASHVILLE (BP) -– Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund national partners will launch a new initiative during the June 10-11 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting that will continue the SBC's unique "dollar in, dollar out" approach in the battle against hunger across North America and overseas. Read More