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2018 SBC Annual Meeting
Dallas, TX • June 12–13, 2018

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Pastor’s Conference

SBC Pastor’s Conference Schedule

Session I: Sunday (6/10)

6:00–9:00 PM

Juan Sanchez
High Point Baptist Church | Austin, TX

James Merritt
Cross Pointe Church | Sugarloaf, GA

Tony Evans
Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship | Dallas, TX


Session II: Monday (6/11)

9:00AM–12:00PM

Bryan Carter
Concord Church | Dallas, TX

Cameron Triggs
Grace Alive | Orlando, FL

Jack Graham
Prestonwood Baptist Church | Dallas, TX


Session III: Monday (6/11)

1:30–4:30 PM

Ray Pritchard
Keep Believing Ministries | Dallas, TX

Frank Pomeroy
FBChurch of Sutherland Springs, TX

Robert Smith
Beeson Divinity I Birmingham, AL


Session IV: Monday (6/11)

6:00–9:00 PM

Daven Watkins
First Baptist Church | Pelham, AL

Charlie Dates
Progressive Baptist Church | Chicago, IL

J.D. Greear
Summit Church | Raleigh-Durham, NC

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Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Morning

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 Welcome and Call to Order
Steve Gaines, SBC president; senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tennessee
8:30 Scripture and Prayer
Kevin Smith, executive director, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware, Columbia, Maryland
8:35 Registration Report and Constitution of Convention
Don Currence, SBC registration secretary; minister of children and administration, First Baptist Church, Ozark, Missouri
8:38 Committee on Order of Business Report (First)
Grant Ethridge, chairman; senior pastor, LibertyLive.Church, Hampton Roads, Virginia.
8:43 Appreciation of Volunteers
Steve Gaines
8:45 Welcome to Dallas
Greg Abbott, governor, State of Texas
8:55 Honoring America and Recognition of Veterans
The Pledge of Allegiance
The National Anthem: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Worship - Mark Blair
9:10 Crossover Report
Joel Southerland, executive director of evangelism, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Georgia
9:15 GuideStone Financial Resources Report
O. S. Hawkins, president and CEO, GuideStone Financial Resources, Dallas, Texas
9:27 Introduction of New Motions (First)
Steve Gaines
9:42 Executive Committee Report (Part 1)
D. August Boto, interim president; executive vice president for convention policy, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville, Tennessee
10:12 Introduction of Past Presidents
Steve Gaines
10:17 Introduction of the President and Family
Randy C. Davis, president and executive director, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, Franklin, Tennessee
10:22 Prayer for the President
Bill Street, minister of evangelism and discipleship, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tennessee
10:27 Worship
Mark Blair
10:35 President’s Address
Steve Gaines
11:45 Closing Prayer
Trent Gann, pastor, First Baptist Church, Woodville, Florida

Afternoon

1:15 Scripture and Prayer
Bob Davis, evangelist; pastor, Beulah Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Virginia
1:20 Special Guest
Dave Ramsey, personal finance expert; CEO, Ramsey Solutions, Brentwood, Tennessee
1:50 Election of Officers (First)
1:55 Executive Committee Report (Part 2)
D. August Boto, interim president; executive vice president for convention policy, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville, Tennessee
2:55 Election of Officers (Second)
3:00 Committee on Order of Business Report (Second)
Grant Ethridge, chairman; senior pastor, LibertyLive.Church, Hampton Roads, Virginia
3:10 North American Mission Board Presentation
Kevin Ezell, president, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Georgia
3:40 Election of Officers (Third)
3:45 Introduction of New Motions (Last Opportunity)
4:00 Committee on Committees Report
Emir Caner, president, Truett-McConnell University, Cleveland, Georgia
4:10 Committee on Nominations Report
James Freeman, chairman, Country Meadows Baptist Church, Kansas City, Missouri
4:20 Election of Officers (Fourth)
4:25 Election of Officers (Fifth)
4:30 Committee on Resolutions Report
Jason Duesing, chairman; provost, associate professor of historical theology, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri
5:05 Closing Prayer
Danny Sinquefield, pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Bartlett, Tennessee

Evening

6:30 Committee on Order of Business Report (Third): Election of 2019 Convention Preacher, Alternate Preacher, and Music Director
Grant Ethridge, chairman; senior pastor, LibertyLive.Church, Hampton Roads, Virginia.
6:45 An Evening of Prayer and Worship
Mark Blair, Convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tennessee
Special Guest
Ravi Zacharias, president, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, Alpharetta, Georgia
8:30 International Mission Board Commissioning Service
David Platt, president, International Mission Board, Richmond, Virginia
9:15 Closing Prayer
Rick Lance, executive director/treasurer, Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, Prattville, Alabama

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