DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (BP)--Shortly after noon, Sunday, Aug. 29, Southern Baptist Convention President Bobby Welch boarded a rented bus on an adventure he compared to a "Lewis & Clark expedition" to try to win souls.
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Daytona Beach Mayor Yvonne Scarlett-Golden joins First Baptist Church Daytona Beach members in a prayerful send-off of pastor Bobby Welch as he begins a national bus tour to promote evangelism in the Southern Baptist Convention. Photo by James A. Smith Sr./Florida Baptist Witness
Welch conceived of a national bus tour rally as a means of generating a sense of urgency about evangelism among Southern Baptists. The bus tour is a kickoff for "The Everyone Can Kingdom Challenge for Evangelism" campaign which has the goal of "Witness, Win and Baptize ... ONE MILLION!" in one year.
Welch is scheduled to travel to all 50 states and Canada to visit with pastors and denominational workers and join them in neighborhood evangelistic visits. On Sunday night in Richmond Hill, Ga., the co-creator of the FAITH Sunday School Evangelism Strategy widely used in SBC churches, led by example as he shared the Gospel at two homes. Read More