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175th Mississippi Baptist Convention

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Schedule

October 26, 2010 • Tuesday Morning First Session

Time Event Other Information
8:25 Concert of Praise Praise Team

North Oxford Baptist Church, Oxford

8:35 Call to Order Gary Richardson

President, Mississippi Baptist Convention

Pastor, North Oxford Baptist Church, Oxford

Congregational Praise and Worship Tom Wilson

Minister of Music, North Oxford Baptist Church, Oxford

Scripture Reading & Prayer

2 Chronicles 7:12-14

Philip Price

Associational Missions Director

Jackson Baptist Association, Pascagoula

8:55 Organization of the Convention Gary Richardson
Recognition and Seating of Messengers
Committee on Order of Business Report Ronnie Falvey

Chair, Order of Business Committee

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Madison

Recognition of Tellers Committee and Credentials Committee Gary Richardson
Welcome from FBC, Jackson Stan Buckley

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Jackson

9:10 Congregational Praise and Worship Tom Wilson
9:15 Bible Treasures Frank Page

President, Executive Committee, SBC

Nashville, Tennessee

9:40 Report of Committee on Committees Buddy Day

Chair, Committee on Committees

Retired Pastor, Tylertown Baptist Church

9:45 Presentation of Resolutions
9:50 Election of the President Rickey Blythe

First Vice President, Mississippi Baptist Convention

Pastor, First Baptist Church, New Albany

10:10 Congregational Praise and Worship Tom Wilson
10:15 Convention Board Report J. Steve Jackson

President, Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

Pastor, McLaurin Heights Baptist Church, Pearl

10:25 Congregational Praise and Worship Tom Wilson
10:35 Christian Action Commission Report Jimmy Porter

Executive Director-Treasurer

Christian Action Commission

10:45 Introduction of the President Jim Futral

Executive Director-Treasurer

Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

10:50 Concert of Praise Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra

North Oxford Baptist Church, Oxford

11:00 President’s Address Gary Richardson
11:35 Benediction Cissa Richardson

Lay Member of First Baptist Church, Madison

October 26, 2010 • Tuesday Afternoon, Second Session

Time Event Other Information
1:30 Concert of Praise Mississippi Singing Churchmen

Milfred Valentine, Director

Minister of Music, Prentiss Baptist Church, Prentiss

1:45 Call to Order Rickey Blythe
Congregational Praise and Worship Daniel Williamson

Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Hattiesburg

Scripture Reading & Prayer

Hebrews 4:16; Hebrews 10:22-23

Jim Burke

Associational Missions Director

Lafayette/Marshall Associations, Oxford

2:00 Bible Treasures Frank Page
2:25 Concert of Praise Mississippi Singing Churchmen
2:35 Business Session Gary Richardson
Presentation of 2011 Budget Weldon Aultman

Chair, Budget Committee

Lay Member, First Baptist Church, Indianola

Results of Election of President
Election of Convention Officers
Presentation of Resolutions
Miscellaneous Business
3:00 Missions Mobilization Ken Rhodes

Director, Missions Mobilization

Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

3:15 Music Feature Praise Ensemble

First Baptist Church, Hattiesburg

3:20 Business Session Gary Richardson
Election of Convention Officers
Miscellaneous Business
3:35 Congregational Praise and Worship Daniel Williamson
3:40 Choral Praise Praise Ensemble

First Baptist Church, Hattiesburg

3:50 Convention Sermon Jeff Clark

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Hattiesburg

4:25 Benediction Frank Gunn

Retired Pastor, First Baptist Church Hattiesburg

October 26, 2010 • Tuesday Night, Third Session

Time Event Other Information
6:30 Music Feature Mississippi Baptist Convention Orchestra

David Young, Conductor

Contract Consultant, Church Music Department

6:40 Call to Order Gary Richardson
Final Presentation of Resolutions
Congregational Praise and Worship Larry Black

Minister of Music Emeritus, First Baptist Church, Jackson

Scripture Reading & Prayer

Acts 1:4, 14, 24; Acts 2:1-3

Dan Robertson

Associational Missions Director

Golden Triangle Baptist Association, Columbus

6:55 Choral Praise Metro-Jackson Combined Choirs*

Larry Black, Coordinator

Mississippi Baptist Convention Orchestra

David Young, Conductor

7:05 Congregational Praise and Worship Larry Black
7:10 Choral Praise Metro-Jackson Combined Choirs

Mississippi Baptist Convention Orchestra

7:20 Mississippi Baptist Convention Board Emphasis Jim Futral
8:00 Congregation in Prayer

October 27, 2010 • Wednesday Morning, Fourth Session

Time Event Other Information
8:30 Call to Order Paul Crowley

Second Vice President, Mississippi Baptist Convention

Pastor, Woolmarket Baptist Church, Biloxi

Music Feature Paid In Full Trio

New Albany

Scripture Reading & Prayer

John 14:13-14; John 17:20-23

Randy Lewman

Associational Missions Director

Lincoln Baptist Association, Brookhaven

8:45 Mississippi Baptist Foundation Report Daniel Hall

Executive Director, Mississippi Baptist Foundation

8:55 Memorial Service Bruce Cappleman

Director, Church-Minister Relations

Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

9:05 Introduction of College Presidents Gary Richardson
9:10 William Carey University Report Tommy King

President, William Carey University

Hattiesburg

9:20 Music Feature Paid In Full Trio
9:30 Bible Treasures Frank Page
9:55 Business Session Gary Richardson
Adoption of 2011 Budget Weldon Aultman
Committee on Nominations Report Allen Simpson

Chair, Committee on Nominations

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Amory

Time, Place & Preacher Committee Report P.J. Scott

Chair, Time, Place, & Preacher Committee

Pastor Emeritus, First Baptist Church, Olive Branch

Resolutions Committee Report Clarence Cooper

Chair, Committee on Resolutions

Pastor, Brandon Baptist Church, Brandon

Miscellaneous Business Gary Richardson
10:20 Baptist Children’s Village Report Rory Lee

Executive Director, Baptist Children’s Village, Clinton

10:30 Music Feature Paid In Full Trio
10:45 Message Johnny Hunt

Pastor, First Baptist Church Woodstock

Woodstock, Georgia

11:25 Closing Remarks Gary Richardson
11:30 Benediction Steve Stone

Associate Executive Director

Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

Featured Speakers

Jeff ClarkJeff Clark, pastor of First Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, was born in Guin, AL. He is a graduate of Mississippi College, and received his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Jeff felt God’s call as a young teenager to make a difference in the lives of people and be a change agent for not only his generation but for the generations to follow. He and his wife, Alicia, have three children, Beth Anne, Hunter, and Lynley.

Johnny HuntJohnny Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church of Woodstock, GA, since December 1986, was born in Lumberton, NC. He is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC, and received his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and an honorary Doctor of Ministry from Immanuel Baptist Theological Seminary of Sharpsburg, GA. He served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention 2009-10. He and his wife, Janet, have two daughters, Deanna Carswell and Hollie Hixson, and four grandchildren.

Frank PageFrank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, is a native of North Carolina. He is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC, and received his Master of Divinity and his Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Page served as vice president for the Evangelization Group at the North American Mission Board. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Taylors, SC, and pastored churches in Georgia, Texas, and North Carolina for the past 30 plus years. He is married to Dayle and they have two daughters, Laura and Allison.

Gary RichardsonGary Richardson, pastor of North Oxford Baptist Church, Oxford, graduated from Mississippi College and received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Former pastorates include Edgewater Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA, and First Baptist Church, West Point. Denominational service includes president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board and chair of the Executive Committee of the MBCB. He and his wife, Janet, have three children, Leigh Anne, Jennifer, and John, and eight grandchildren.