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  • Dave Miller, 2017 Pastors’ Conf. president, diagnosed with cancer

    Iowa pastor Dave Miller, president of last year’s Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference (SBPC), has been diagnosed with kidney cancer and will undergo surgery after the SBC’s June 12-13 annual meeting in Dallas. Miller reshaped the 2017 Pastors’ Conference in Phoenix toward …

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  • SBC travel scholarships available to small church pastors

    Pastors of smaller membership churches are eligible for help with expenses for attending the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting by applying through the Caskey Center for Church Excellence at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

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  • Pastors’ Conference to spotlight faithfulness in ministry

    April 23 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pastors’ Conference to spotlight faithfulness in ministry

    Following the election of H.B. Charles as the first African American president of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference, diversity has been among the anticipated emphases at this year’s conference. But Charles says diversity, while important, will be a secondary focus as pastors and their wives gather June 10-11 in Dallas.

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  • SBC Pastors’ Conference 2018 schedule

    April 23 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    SBC Pastors’ Conference 2018 schedule

    This year’s Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference will center on the theme “Fulfill Your Ministry!” and exhort pastors and other ministers to finish strong in their callings. Pastors’ Conference President H.B. Charles said the diverse lineup of speakers illustrate that “God uses different persons, different personalities and different backgrounds.”

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  • N.C. Pastors’ Conference announces 2018 theme, speakers

    Matt Capps, president of the 2018 North Carolina Baptist Pastors’ Conference (NCPC), has announced the “expositional theme” of this year’s event: “7 Churches of Revelation.” The conference will take place Nov. 4-5 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C., coinciding with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s annual meeting.

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  • Danny Wood to be SBC Pastors’ Conf. nominee

    March 8 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Danny Wood to be SBC Pastors’ Conf. nominee

    Danny Wood, pastor of Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference, according to an announcement by Texas pastor Gregg Matte. Matte, said Wood “has shined with integrity, love and wisdom” through more than 20 years at his current pastorate.

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  • Pastors’ Conference announces 2018 speakers, theme

    February 20 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pastors’ Conference announces 2018 speakers, theme

    “Fulfill Your Ministry!” will be the theme addressed by a diverse lineup of speakers at this year’s Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference June 10-11 in Dallas. Pastors’ Conference President H.B. Charles Jr. announced the theme, drawn from 2 Timothy 4:5, and speakers, half of whom are non-Anglo.

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  • 2017 SBC Pastors’ Conference issues financial report

    January 4 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    2017 SBC Pastors’ Conference issues financial report

    In what may be the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference’s first public financial report, 2017 conference president Dave Miller noted expenditures of just over $400,000 for the Phoenix gathering plus an additional $100,000 provided by the Cooperative Program to help pay for meeting space.

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  • Pastors’ Conference: H.B. Charles Jr. elected president

    The 2017 SBC Pastors’ Conference proved historic on many levels including the unanimous election of H.B. Charles Jr., pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., as the conference’s first black president. The election took place during the afternoon session of the conference at the Phoenix Convention Center, June 12.

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  • Common Ground: Pastors share testimonies, advice

    June 14 2017 by SBC writing team | with 0 comments
    Common Ground: Pastors share testimonies, advice

    Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, said he began his ministry as a street preacher who didn’t know anything about the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Luter, a former SBC president, was one of four pastors who gave a “Common Ground Testimony” to encourage those in ministry during the Pastors’ Conference meeting.

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  • Pastors’ Conference highlights Philippians

    June 13 2017 by SBC writing team | with 0 comments
    Pastors’ Conference highlights Philippians

    Encouraging and edifying pastors via the preaching of expository messages from the book of Philippians, the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference kicked off June 11 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The theme was “Above Every Name,” during the Sunday evening and Monday morning sessions.

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  • ‘Text is king,’ Allen says at pre-Pastors’ Conf. workshop

    Having worked with each of this year’s Pastors’ Conference speakers earlier this spring on their preaching through the book of Philippians, David Allen noted text-driven preaching is expository preaching “as it should be done.” Allen led the Text-Driven Preaching Workshop as the official pre-conference workshop of the annual Pastor’s Conference in Phoenix.

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  • H.B. Charles to be Pastors’ Conference nominee

    May 12 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    H.B. Charles to be Pastors’ Conference nominee

    Oklahoma pastor Brad Graves has announced the withdrawal of his candidacy for Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference president to clear the way for Florida pastor H.B. Charles Jr. to be nominated as the first African American to hold that office. Graves told Baptist Press no one pressured him to withdraw and “it’s never a loss when you can join God in His work.”

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  • Pastors’ Conference reaches 60 scholarships awarded

    May 8 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pastors’ Conference reaches 60 scholarships awarded

    The Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference has announced 30 additional recipients of $1,000 scholarships to attend the Pastors’ Conference and SBC annual meeting this summer in Phoenix, bringing the total number of scholarships awarded to 60. Pastors’ Conference leaders projected initially that 5-20 scholarships would be funded.

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  • SBC Pastors’ Conference 2017 schedule

    April 25 2017 by BP staff | with 0 comments
    SBC Pastors’ Conference 2017 schedule

    This year’s Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference will center on the theme “above every name” and focus on an exposition of Philippians by pastors of Southern Baptist churches with average attendance of approximately 500 or less. Pastors’ Conference President Dave Miller’s advises prospective attendees to “read and look through the book of Philippians” in advance.

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