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176th Mississippi Baptist Convention

Convention program cover

Schedule

November 1, 2011 • 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

John 3:1-16

Ian Sheridan

Pastor, Cross Roads Baptist Church, Biloxi

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

Chair, Order of Business Committee

AMD, Gulf Coast Baptist Association

Recognition of Tellers Committee and Credentials Committee Gary Richardson
Welcome from FBC, Jackson Bob Gladney

Executive Pastor

First Baptist Church, Jackson

9:10 Congregational Praise and Worship Tom Wilson
9:15 Bible Treasures Robert Jeffress

Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church

Dallas, Texas

9:40 Report of Committee on Committees Ben James

Chair, Committee on Committees

Pastor, Prentiss Baptist Church, Prentiss

9:45 Presentation of Resolutions
9:50 Election of the President Gary Richardson
10:10 Congregational Praise and Worship Tom Wilson
10:15 Convention Board Report Clarence Cooper

President, Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

Pastor, Brandon Baptist Church, Brandon

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

Executive Director-Treasurer

Christian Action Commission

10:45 Concert of Praise Worship Choir and Orchestra

North Oxford Baptist Church, Oxford

10:55 President’s Address Gary Richardson
11:30 Benediction John Richardson

Pastor, Traceway Baptist Church, Clinton

November 1, 2011 • 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 Paul Crowley

First Vice President, Mississippi Baptist Convention

Pastor, Woolmarket Baptist Church, Biloxi

Congregational Praise and Worship Mark Manning

Minister of Music

DeSoto Hills Baptist Church, Southaven

Scripture Reading & Prayer

John 8:1-11

Paul and Melinda Hand

Associate Pastor & Ladies Ministry Director

Crossgates Baptist Church, Brandon

2:00 Bible Treasures Robert Jeffress
2:25 Concert of Praise Mississippi Singing Churchmen
2:35 Business Session Gary Richardson
Presentation of 2012 Budget Kent Cochran

Chair, Budget Committee

Pastor, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Brookhaven

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 Celebration Choir

DeSoto Hills Baptist Church, Southaven

3:20 Business Session Gary Richardson
Election of Convention Officers
Miscellaneous Business
3:35 Congregational Praise and Worship Mark Manning
3:40 Choral Praise Celebration Choir

DeSoto Hills Baptist Church, Southaven

3:50 Convention Sermon James Lewis

Pastor, DeSoto Hills Baptist Church, Southaven

4:25 Benediction Grant Stegall

Minister of Discipleship

DeSoto Hills Baptist Church, Southaven

November 1, 2011 • Tuesday Night, Third Session

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

David Young, Conductor

Contract Consultant, Church Music

Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

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

Director, Church Music

Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

Scripture Reading & Prayer

John 9:1-11, 25

William Spencer

Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Louin

6:55 Choral Praise Combined Choirs*

L. Lavon Gray, Coordinator

Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Jackson

7:05 Congregational Praise and Worship Slater Murphy
7:10 Choral Praise Combined Choirs
7:20 Mississippi Baptist Convention Board Emphasis Jim Futral

Executive Director-Treasurer

Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

8:00 Benediction J.C. Renfroe, Sr.

Retired Rankin Associational Missions Director, Brandon

November 2, 2011 • Wednesday Morning, Fourth Session

Time Event Other Information
8:30 Call to Order Chris Aldridge

Second Vice President, Mississippi Baptist Convention

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winona

Music Feature Red Roots Trio

Wade Baptist Church, Moss Point

Scripture Reading & Prayer

John 11:25-26, 32-35, 39-44

Wes White

Pastor, Smithville Baptist Church, Smithville

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 Mississippi College Report Lee Royce

President, Mississippi College, Clinton

9:20 Recognition of Bivocational Pastor Dale Holloway

Bivocational Specialist

Pastor/Leadership Development, MBCB

9:25 Music Feature Red Roots Trio
9:35 Bible Treasures Robert Jeffress
10:00 Business Session Gary Richardson
Adoption of 2012 Budget Kent Cochran
Committee on Nominations Report R. Bryant Barnes, Jr.

Chair, Committee on Nominations

Pastor, First Baptist Church, Columbia

Time, Place & Preacher Committee Report Rev. Dan Robertson

Chair, Time, Place & Preacher Committee

AMD, Golden Triangle Baptist Association, Columbus

Resolutions Committee Report Marc Howard

Chair, Committee on Resolutions

AMD, Lee/Itawamba Baptist Associations, Tupelo

Miscellaneous Business Gary Richardson
10:25 Baptist Children’s Village Report Rory Lee

Executive Director, Baptist Children’s Village

10:35 Music Feature Red Roots Trio
10:50 Message Michael Catt

Senior Pastor, Sherwood Baptist Church

Albany, Georgia

11:30 Closing Remarks Gary Richardson
11:35 Benediction Brady McMillen

Lieutenant, Mississippi Highway Patrol

Member, Calvary Baptist Church, Batesville

Featured Speakers

Michael CattMichael C. Catt has been the senior pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church, Albany, GA since 1989. The church has three campuses and reaches across five counties and 29 communities with members from all races and 11 nations. He serves as Executive Producer for Sherwood Pictures. Films produced include Courageous, Fireproof, Facing the Giants and FlyWheel. He is an author and speaker who is committed to investing in pastors and lay leaders looking toward church revival. He and his wife, Terri, have been married since 1974, and they have two grown daughters, Erin and Hayley.

Robert JeffressRobert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX, graduated from Southwestern Theological Seminary with a D.Min., a TH.M from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Divinity degree from Dallas Baptist University. He hosts a television program, Pathway to Victory. He is an author and well known speaker whose bold, biblical, and practical approach to ministry has made him one of our country’s most respected evangelical leaders. He and his wife, Amy, have two daughters, Julia and Dorothy, and a son-in-law, Ryan Sadler.

Lewis JamesJames Lewis is the senior pastor of DeSoto Hills Baptist Church, Southaven where he has served since 1998. He is a native of East Tennessee and a graduate of Blue Mountain College where he presently serves as an Executive Member of the Board of Trustees. His unique presentation of the scripture and his passion for sharing the “unsearchable riches of Christ” makes him a much sought after speaker throughout the state. He and his wife, Kathy, have two children and one grandchild.

Gary RichardsonGary Richardson, senior 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 nine grandchildren.