LITTLE ROCK – Jack Graham, a Conway native and pastor of one of the largest churches in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), is the featured speaker at a special “pastor appreciation” luncheon sponsored by the Christian radio station, Faith Talk 99.5.
The event will be held April 27 at the Noah’s Event Venue in Little Rock and is free to all pastors.
“Pastor appreciation events are a staple of our company, Salem Media Group, vision,” said Steve Marston, Faith Talk 99.5 operations manager.
Marston said the luncheon is open to all pastors serving in churches in central Arkansas. While there’s not a cost for the event, pastors are encouraged to register at faithtalk995.com using the keyword “pastor” due to limited space.
Graham, who is former president of the SBC, recently made headlines when the church he pastors, Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, decided to escrow its Cooperative Program (CP) funds due to “concerns about the direction of the Southern Baptist Convention.”
At the time of the announcement, Mike Buster, Prestonwood executive pastor, church, provided a statement explaining that the action had been taken
because of “various significant positions taken by the leadership of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission that do not reflect the beliefs and
values of many in the Southern Baptist Convention” and that it is a temporary move “until a decision can be made on current and future funding.” The
church gives $1 million annually to the CP. Read the entire story here.
Previous speakers at the Faith Talk 99.5 pastor appreciation luncheon have included Tony Evans and Alistair Begg.
“Because we air these wonderful pastor’s radio programs on our station, it allows us access to be able to bring them into Little Rock for special events like this,” said Marston.
Graham's popular Powerpoint radio program (http://jackgraham.org/radio) airs on Faith Talk 99.5.
“We’re expecting a full house again this year. We’ve got a bunch of really nice door prizes like iPad mini to win, a wonderful lunch from Two Sisters in Sherwood, a good bag full of all kinds of stuff and, of course, the message from Jack Graham. But more than all that, this event is designed for us to say ‘thank you’ to all our pastors for all that they do for us, and the best part of it all is that it’s free,” said Marston.