Archie Mason, pastor of Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro, and Sonny Tucker, Arkansas Baptist State Convention staff. "We're both excited about Dr. Luter becoming president. We celebrate the great accomplishments of Southern Baptists throughout this year," said Tucker. Lori Magar, wife of Randy Magar, pastor at First Baptist Church, Lincoln, and Karen Lomax, wife of Ron Lomax, director of missions of Washington Madison Baptist Association. "My favorite part of the convention was the pastor's conference because of the dynamic speakers. We had big names this year. I liked the preaching of Tony Evans and Dennis Swanberg made me laugh," said Lori Magar.Mallory, Sue, Will and Eric Howerton. Howerton is the pastor at First Baptist Church, Greenland.Martha and George Hendrix, messengers from First Baptist Church, Greenland.Marvin Emmons, pastor of First Baptist Church, Green Forest. "The convention has been very quiet and enjoyable and fun. I like to see my fellow seminary friends from Mid America I met over 30 years ago," said Emmons.Mountainburg evangelist Tom Cox.
Anthony Rhodes, (left), pastor of worship and educational life at Life Line Baptist Church, Little Rock, and Tony Jones, minister of music, First Baptist Church, Des Arc.
Arkansas Baptist News photos by Lisa Falknor and Tim Yarbrough