Skip to main content

177th Mississippi Baptist Convention

Convention program cover

Schedule

October 30, 2012 • Tuesday Morning First Session

Time Event Other Information
8:30 Call to Order David Hamilton

president, Mississippi Baptist Convention

senior pastor, West Heights Baptist Church, Pontotoc

Worship Through Music Praise Team

West Heights Baptist Church, Pontotoc

Scripture Reading: Acts 2:46-47; Psalm 95:1-6 Chip Stevens

senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Starkville

Prayer James Hunsucker

pastor, Elmo Baptist Church, Roxie

8:50 Organization of the Convention David Hamilton
Recognition and Seating of Messengers
Committee on Order of Business Report Jerry Smith

chair; pastor, Wynndale Baptist Church, Terry

Announcement of Credentials and Tellers Committees David Hamilton
Welcome Bob Gladney

executive pastor, First Baptist Church, Jackson

9:05 Worship Through Music Praise Team

West Heights Baptist Church, Pontotoc

9:10 Report of Committee on Committees Gene Neal

chair; pastor, First Baptist Church, Quitman

9:15 Bible Treasures Jeff Iorg

president, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary Mill Valley, California

9:40 Presentation of Resolutions
9:45 Congregational Praise James Francis

minister of music, West Heights Baptist Church, Pontotoc

9:50 2013 Theme Interpretation: Worship Slater Murphy

director, Church Music, Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

10:00 Business Session: Election of the President Matt Buckles

first vice president, Mississippi Baptist Convention

pastor, First Baptist Church, Vicksburg

10:20 Convention Board Report Clarence Cooper

president, Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

pastor, Brandon Baptist Church, Brandon

10:30 Congregational Praise James Francis
10:35 Christian Action Commission Report Jimmy Porter

executive director-treasurer, Christian Action Commission

10:45 Concert of Praise Sanctuary Choir

West Heights Baptist Church, Pontotoc

10:55 President’s Address David Hamilton
11:30 Benediction Nathan Hamilton

pastor, New Faith Baptist Church, Pontotoc

October 30, 2012 • 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 Matt Buckles
Congregational Praise Keith Stevens

minister of music, North Greenwood Baptist Church, Greenwood

Scripture Reading: Philippians 1:3-10 Roy McKay

pastor, First Baptist Church, Aberdeen

Prayer James Nichols

senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Greenville

2:00 Bible Treasures Jeff Iorg
2:25 Concert of Praise Mississippi Singing Churchmen
2:35 Business Session David Hamilton
Presentation of 2013 Budget Kent Cochran

chair, Budget Committee; pastor, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Brookhaven

Results of Election as President
Election of Convention Officers
Presentation of Resolutions
Miscellaneous Business
3:00 2013 Theme Interpretation: Fellowship Kiely Young

director, Sunday School, Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

3:10 Music Feature Sanctuary Choir

North Greenwood Baptist Church, Greenwood

3:15 Business Session David Hamilton
Election of Convention Officers
Miscellaneous Business
3:30 Mississippi Baptist Health Systems Report Mark Slyter

president & CEO, Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Jackson

3:40 Congregational Praise Keith Stevens
3:45 Missions Mobilization Ken Rhodes

director, Missions Mobilization, Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

3:55 Choral Praise Sanctuary Choir

North Greenwood Baptist Church, Greenwood

4:05 Convention Sermon Jim Phillips

senior pastor, North Greenwood Baptist Church, Greenwood

4:40 Benediction Bobby McKay

pastor, Harperville Baptist Church, Harperville

October 30, 2012 • Tuesday Night, Third Session

Time Event Other Information
6:30 Choral Praise Combined Choirs*

director, Slater Murphy

6:35 Call to Order David Hamilton
Final Presentation of Resolutions
Congregational Praise and Worship Slater Murphy
Scripture Reading: II Corinthians 9:6-8 Stanley Huddleston

pastor, First Baptist Church, Baldwyn

Prayer David Eldridge

senior pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Tupelo

6:50 Choral Praise Combined Choirs
7:00 Congregational Praise and Worship Slater Murphy
7:05 2013 Theme Interpretation: Stewardship David Michel

associate executive director, Mission Strategy

Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

7:15 Choral Praise Combined Choirs
7:25 2013 Theme Interpretation: Lordship Jim Futral

executive director-treasurer, Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

8:00 Benediction Andy Fullington

pastor, Shiloh Baptist Church, Sontag

*Combined Choirs and Music Worship Leaders

October 31, 2012 • 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

Worship through Music Derrick Cowan

minister of arts and discipleship, First Baptist Church, Ridgeland

Forgiven Quartet, First Baptist Church, Ridgeland

Scripture Reading: Matthew 28:16-20 Cosme Arana

pastor, Iglesia Hispana de Clinton

Prayer Paul Brashier

pastor, First Baptist Church, Ellisville

8:45 Memorial Service Bruce Cappleman

director, Church-Minister Relations, Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

8:55 Mississippi Baptist Foundation Report Daniel Hall

executive director, Mississippi Baptist Foundation

9:05 Introduction of College Presidents David Hamilton
9:10 Blue Mountain College Report Barbara Childers McMillin

president, Blue Mountain College

9:20 2013 Theme Interpretation: Discipleship Marcus Peagler

director, Discipleship and Family Ministry, Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

9:30 Worship through Music Derrick Cowan and Forgiven Quartet
9:35 Bible Treasures Jeff Iorg
10:05 Business Session David Hamilton
Adoption of 2013 Budget Kent Cochran
Committee on Nominations Report Gordon Sansing

chair; retired pastor and member, First Baptist Church, Brandon

Time, Place, and Preacher Committee Report Frank Gunn

chair; retired pastor and member, First Baptist Church, Hattiesburg

Resolutions Committee Report P.J. Scott

chair; transitional pastor, East Booneville Baptist Church, Booneville

Miscellaneous Business David Hamilton
10:30 Baptist Children’s Village Report Rory Lee

executive director, Baptist Children’s Village, Ridgeland

10:40 Music Feature Forgiven Quartet
10:50 Message Fred Luter

president, Southern Baptist Convention

senior pastor, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans, Louisiana

11:30 Closing Remarks David Hamilton
11:35 Benediction Robert Washington

pastor, New Beginnings Baptist Church, Jackson

Featured Speakers

David HamiltonDavid Hamilton is the senior pastor of West Heights Baptist Church, Pontotoc, where he has served since 1998. He is a graduate of Blue Mountain College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and received his Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity Seminary. He is currently serving as president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention, a member of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as a trustee for Blue Mountain College. He also serves as chaplain for both the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department and the Tupelo City Police Department. He and his wife, Susan, have been married for 35 years and have two married sons, Nathan (Jessica) and Benjamin (Cassie), and one grandson, Hiett.

Jeff IorgJeff Iorg is the president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University (B.A.), Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M. Div.), and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.). Prior to his seminary service, he was the executive director of the Northwest Baptist Convention for almost 10 years. He was the founding pastor of Greater Gresham Baptist Church in Gresham, Oregon and served as a pastor in Missouri and a staff pastor in Texas. His personal ministry includes outreach to the professional baseball community in the Bay Area. He is married to Ann and they have three adult children. He teaches leadership, preaching, and church ministry courses at Golden Gate and has published five books.

Fred LuterFred Luter is the president of the Southern Baptist Convention and has also served as first vice president in 2011. He is the senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans, since 1986. Started as a Southern Baptist mission, the church grew to over 7,000 prior to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Pastor Luter held worship services in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Houston to minister to displaced members until April 6, 2008, when a Reentry Celebration was held at Franklin Avenue. He has preached all across the country at evangelism conferences, revivals, associational meetings, and state conventions. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have been married for over 25 years. He says that she is the most influential person in his life. They have two children, Kimberly and Fred “Chip” Luter, III.

Jim PhillipsJim Phillips is the senior pastor of North Greenwood Baptist Church where he has served since December 1990. He is a graduate of Mississippi College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He received his D.Min from the Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. Other pastorates include serving as associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, Tupelo; pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Meridian; and pastor of Springhill Baptist Church, Hazlehurst. Additional ministry involvements include Fishers of Men, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Bible Study Leader/Chaplain for the Bassmaster Tournament Trail. He and his wife, Cynthia, have three sons, Stephen, Jonathan, and Kevin.