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SBC Pastors' Conference 2018 schedule
DALLAS (BP) -- This year's Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference will center on the theme "Fulfill Your Ministry!" and exhort pastors and other ministers to finish strong in their callings. Read More
Pastors' Conf. to spotlight faithfulness in ministryDALLAS (BP) -- Following the election of H.B. Charles as the first African American president of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference, diversity has been among the anticipated emphases at this year's conference.
But Charles says diversity, while important, will be a secondary focus as pastors and their wives gather June 10-11 in Dallas. When selecting speakers to invite, faithfulness in the pastorate was his primary criterion, in keeping with the conference's "Fulfill Your Ministry!" theme, drawn from 2 Timothy 4:5. Read More
Danny Wood to be SBC Pastors' Conf. nomineeDALLAS (BP) -- Danny Wood, pastor of Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference, according to an announcement by Texas pastor Gregg Matte.
Matte, pastor of Houston's First Baptist Church, told Baptist Press today (March 7) Wood "has shined with integrity, love and wisdom" through more than 20 years at his current pastorate.
"With the Pastors' Conference and Southern Baptist Convention being in Birmingham for 2019, he is the right choice to lead us in his hometown," said Matte, a former Pastors' Conference president. "Most importantly, Dr. Wood understands the joys and challenges we face as pastors and will plan a conference that inspires our hearts with great theology and application." Read More
Pastors' Conf. announces 2018 speakers, themeDALLAS (BP) -- "Fulfill Your Ministry!" will be the theme addressed by a diverse lineup of speakers at this year's Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference June 10-11 in Dallas.
Pastors' Conference President H.B. Charles Jr. announced the theme, drawn from 2 Timothy 4:5, and speakers, half of whom are non-Anglo, late last week in a blog post. Five African American preachers will join one Hispanic preacher and six Anglos. Read More
2017 SBC Pastors' Conf. issues financial reportPHOENIX (BP) -- In what may be the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference's first public financial report, 2017 conference president Dave Miller noted expenditures of just over $400,000 for the Phoenix gathering plus an additional $100,000 provided by the Cooperative Program to help pay for meeting space.
"As pastors of average and smaller churches, the costs of the conference boggled our minds," Miller, pastor of Southern Hills Baptist Church in Sioux City, Iowa, wrote in a Jan. 2 report. "But we found that with the support of the entities of the SBC ... Read More
Pastors' Conf.: H.B. Charles Jr. elected president
The 2017 SBC Pastors' Conference proved historic on many levels including the unanimous election of H.B. Charles Jr., pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., as the conference's first black president. Read More
Common Ground: Pastors share testimonies, advicePHOENIX (BP) -- Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, said he began his ministry as a street preacher who didn't know anything about the Southern Baptist Convention.
Luter, a former SBC president, was one of four pastors who gave a "Common Ground Testimony" to encourage those in ministry during the SBC Pastors' Conference meeting in Phoenix June 11-12. Read More
Study of Philippians pervades Pastors' Conf.
Encouraging and edifying pastors via the preaching of expository messages from the book of Philippians, the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference kicked off Sunday (June 11) at the Phoenix Convention Center. Read More
H.B. Charles to be Pastors' Conf. nominee
Oklahoma pastor Brad Graves has announced the withdrawal of his candidacy for Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference president to clear the way for Florida pastor H.B. Charles Jr. to be nominated as the first African American to hold that office. Read More
Pastors' Conf. reaches 60 scholarships awarded
PHOENIX (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference has announced 30 additional recipients of $1,000 scholarships to attend the Pastors' Conference and SBC annual meeting this summer in Phoenix, bringing the total number of scholarships awarded to 60.
Pastors' Conference leaders projected initially that 5-20 scholarships would be funded for pastors not otherwise able to make the trip to Phoenix. The first round of 30 scholarships was announced April 20. Read More