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2017 SBC Annual Meeting Program

SBC annual meeting


TUESDAY MORNING, June 13, 2017
8:15 Opening Worship—Mark Blair, Convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tennessee
8:25 Welcome and Call to Order—Steve Gaines, SBC president; senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tennessee
  Announcement of Committee on Committees, Credentials Committee, Tellers, and Resolutions Committee
8:30 Scripture and Prayer—Grant Gaines, senior pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Jackson, Tennessee
 
8:35 Registration Report and Constitution of Convention—Jim Wells, SBC registration secretary, Crossway Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri
8:38 Committee on Order of Business Report (First)—Rod D. Martin, chairman; founder and CEO, The Martin Organization, Destin, Florida
8:43 Appreciation of Phoenix Volunteers—Steve Gaines
8:45 Welcome to Phoenix—Noe Garcia, pastor, North Phoenix Baptist Church, Phoenix, Arizona
8:50 Honoring America and Recognition of Veterans
  The Pledge of Allegiance
  The National Anthem: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
  Worship—Mark Blair
9:10 GuideStone Financial Resources Report—O. S. Hawkins, president and CEO, GuideStone Financial Resources, Dallas, Texas
9:22 Introduction of New Motions (First)—Steve Gaines
9:37 Crossover Report—Joel Southerland, executive director of evangelism, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Georgia; Eddy Pearson, evangelism/discipleship facilitator, Arizona Southern Baptist Convention, Scottsdale, Arizona
9:42 Executive Committee Report (Part 1)—Frank S. Page, president and CEO, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville, Tennessee
10:12 Introduction of Past Presidents—Steve Gaines
10:17 Introduction of the President and Family—O. S. Hawkins
10:22 Prayer for the President—Donna Gaines, author, speaker, and wife of SBC President, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tennessee
10:27 Worship—Mark Blair
10:35 President's Address—Steve Gaines
11:45 Closing Prayer—David Jett, pastor, Crossgates Baptist Church, Brandon, Mississippi
TUESDAY AFTERNOON, June 13, 2017
1:15 Opening Worship—Mark Blair, Convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tennessee
1:25 Scripture and Prayer—Russ Quinn, pastor, Enon Baptist Church, Morris, Alabama
1:30 Message from God's Word—Johnny Hunt, senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Woodstock, Georgia
1:45 Election of Officers (First)
1:50 Committee on Committees Report—Randy C. Davis, chairman; executive director, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, Brentwood, Tennessee
2:00 Committee on Nominations Report—Jim Richards, chairman; executive director, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, Grapevine, Texas
2:10 Election of Officers (Second)
2:15 Executive Committee Report (Part 2)—Frank S. Page, president and CEO, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville, Tennessee
3:15 Election of Officers (Third)
3:20 Committee on Order of Business Report (Second)—Rod D. Martin, chairman; founder and CEO, The Martin Organization, Destin, Florida
3:30 Election of Officers (Fourth)
3:35 Introduction of New Motions (Last Opportunity)
3:50 Election of Officers (Fifth)
3:55 Committee on Resolutions Report—Barrett Duke, chairman; executive director, Montana Southern Baptist Convention, Billings, Montana
4:25 North American Mission Board Presentation—Kevin Ezell, president, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Georgia
5:00 Closing Prayer—Chuck Herring, pastor, First Baptist Church, Collierville, Tennessee
TUESDAY EVENING, June 13, 2017
6:30 Committee on Order of Business Report (Third)—Rod D. Martin, chairman; founder and CEO, The Martin Organization, Destin, Florida
  Election of 2018 Convention Preacher, Alternate Preacher, and Music Director
6:45 Worship—Mark Blair, Convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tennessee
7:00 Celebration Service—Greg Laurie, pastor, Harvest Christian Fellowship, Riverside, California
8:30 International Mission Board Presentation—David Platt, president, International Mission Board, Richmond, Virginia
9:15 Closing Prayer—Bill Street, minister of evangelism and discipleship, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tennessee
WEDNESDAY MORNING, June 14, 2017
8:15 Opening Worship—Mark Blair, Convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tennessee
8:25 Scripture and Prayer—Gentry Hill, pastor, First Baptist Church, Poteau, Oklahoma
8:30 Committee on Order of Business Report (Fourth)—Rod D. Martin, chairman; founder and CEO, The Martin Organization, Destin, Florida
8:45 Previously Scheduled Business—Steve Gaines, SBC president; senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tennessee
9:00 Woman’s Missionary Union Report—Sandra Wisdom-Martin, executive director/treasurer, Woman’s Missionary Union, Birmingham, Alabama
9:12 North American Mission Board Report—Kevin Ezell, president, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Georgia
9:24 International Mission Board Report—David Platt, president, International Mission Board, Richmond, Virginia
9:36 Worship—Mark Blair
9:45 Convention Sermon—Roger Spradlin, pastor, Valley Baptist Church, Bakersfield, California
10:25 Prayer of Response—Ronnie Parrott, pastor, Christ Community Church, Huntersville, North Carolina
10:30 Joint Seminary Presentation and Reports—Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina; Jason K. Allen, president, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri; Jeff Iorg, president, Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ontario, California; Charles S. Kelley Jr., president, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana; R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky; Paige Patterson, president, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
11:45 Closing Prayer—Jordan Easley, pastor, Englewood Baptist Church, Jackson, Tennessee
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, June 14, 2017
2:30 Opening Worship—Mark Blair, Convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tennessee
2:40 Scripture and Prayer—Ryan Wingo, worship pastor, Apex Baptist Church, Apex, North Carolina
2:45 Previously Scheduled Business—Steve Gaines, SBC president; senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tennessee
2:55 Message from God's Word—H. B. Charles Jr., pastor, Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida
3:10 Presentation of Officers—Frank S. Page, president and CEO, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville, Tennessee
3:20 LifeWay Christian Resources Report—Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, Tennessee
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, Tennessee
4:37 The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Presentation—Russell D. Moore
4:52 Closing Words and Phoenix Hand-off to Dallas—Steve Gaines
4:55 Closing Prayer—Charles Fowler, pastor, Germantown Baptist Church, Germantown, Tennessee

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