Photo by Kathleen Murray

Steve Gaines, middle, pastor of Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church in the Cordova, Tenn., and president of the Southern Baptist Convention( SBC), and his wife, Donna, pray over a team of 75 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary students and alumni June 10 at Laveen Baptist Church in Laveen, Ariz., before they began door-to-door evangelism of the Laveen community. During the morning outreach, the teams reached more than 1,000 homes as part of Crossover 2017, an evangelistic outreach held prior to the SBC annual meeting June 13-14 at the Phoenix Convention Center.