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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - ABSC Pastors' Conference aims to encourage, inspire
Pastors’ Conference speakers are Archie Mason, senior pastor, Central Baptist, Jonesboro; Andy Addis, lead pastor, Crosspoint Church, Hutchinson, Kan.; Junior Hill, revivalist/evangelist, Decatur, Ala.; Leighton Flowers, director of apologetics and youth evangelism for Texas Baptists, Dallas; Chris Simmons, pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Dallas, and John Meador, senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Euless, Texas.

2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - ABSC Pastors' Conference aims to encourage, inspire

Oct 26, 2017

RUSSELLVILLE – Encourage to Engage is the theme of the 2017 Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Pastors’ Conference to be held beginning at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 6, at First Baptist Church, Russellville.

The Pastors’ Conference theme follows the same theme as the ABSC Annual Meeting to be held Nov. 7-8.

“We consider it a great privilege and are very excited to be hosting this year’s Pastors’ Conference in Russellville. With the ABSC staff’s assistance, we’ve assembled a tremendous cross section of preachers and speakers,” said Greg Sykes, pastor, First Baptist Church, Russellville, and president of the Pastors’ Conference.

“It has been my prayer that this conference will both encourage and inspire Arkansas’ ministry leaders to do more for God’s kingdom but also remind us of His love and affection as His children.

“I know how lonely it can feel serving the Lord as a minister of the gospel, and we sure hope this event reminds everyone in Arkansas that they are not alone. We’re all on the same team, in the same family and hopefully heading in the same direction for Him.

“We never want to settle for status quo or rest on our laurels. We’re in a battle, and it’s important to have times like this to rekindle the spark and to re-arm for the fight.

Again, it’s my prayer that our multigenerational panel of speakers helps us meet both of these needs – encouragement and inspiration,” said Sykes.

Pastors’ Conference speakers are Archie Mason, senior pastor, Central Baptist, Jonesboro; Andy Addis, lead pastor, Crosspoint Church, Hutchinson, Kan.; Junior Hill, revivalist/evangelist, Decatur, Ala.; Leighton Flowers, director of apologetics and youth evangelism for Texas Baptists, Dallas; Chris Simmons, pastor, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Dallas, and John Meador, senior pastor, First Baptist Church,
Euless, Texas.

Additionally, a Send City panel discussion will feature four Send City missionaries: George Ross, New Orleans; Wayne Parker, Detroit; Dean Fulks, Columbus, Ohio; and Matt Marrs, Kansas City, Kan.
Worship will be led by Robert Ramsey, worship pastor, First Baptist Church, Russellville.

In addition to Sykes, the leadership team responsible for planning the 2017 Pastors’ Conference program includes Wyman Richardson, pastor, Central Baptist Church, North Little Rock, and vice president of the Pastors’ Conference; and James Guthrie, pastor, First Baptist Church, Sparkman, and secretary/treasurer of the Pastors’ Conference.

For more information contact Sykes at greg@fbcruss.org.

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