Through hearing a diverse array of speakers — both in terms of race and age — Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference President Bruce Frank hopes pastors will attain a clearer vision of God’s glory. Hence the theme of this year’s gathering: “Show Us Your glory.”
“You don’t want to miss any of it,” Frank, pastor of Biltmore Baptist Church in Asheville, N.C., said. “By going and getting coffee or skipping a speaker, you very well could miss exactly what God wants to say to you right then.”
The June 8-9 Pastors’ Conference will feature preaching, worship and prayer to undergird the ministry of pastors and their wives. The sessions at the Baltimore Convention Center will be held prior to the Southern Baptist Convention’s June 10-11 annual meeting there.
“What I did as I thought about the speakers and the theme was to have guys that have a heart to pour into pastors,” Frank said.
Speakers for Sunday evening (June 8) at the Pastors’ Conference will include Johnny Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga.; H.B. Charles, pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla.; and David Platt, pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Ala.
Monday morning (June 9) will feature messages from Ronnie Floyd, pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas; Clayton King, evangelist and founder of Crossroads Worldwide in Shelby, N.C.; and Eric Mason, pastor of Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia.
Monday afternoon speakers will include J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, N.C.; and Tony Evans, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas.
Monday evening speakers will include Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif.; James MacDonald, pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, Ill.; and Francis Chan, founder of Eternity Bible College in Simi Valley, Calif.
Worship will be led by Christian recording artist Matt Redman, Harvest Bible Chapel’s Vertical Church Band and Biltmore Baptist Church’s Biltmore Worship.
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SOURCE: Baptist Press