Evangelism Conference set for Jan. 7-8
December 14 2001 by Bill Boatwright , BSC Communications

Evangelism Conference set for Jan. 7-8 | Friday, Dec. 14, 2001

Friday, Dec. 14, 2001

Evangelism Conference set for Jan. 7-8

By Bill Boatwright BSC Communications "Motivated by His Compassion" will be the theme of the North Carolina State Evangelism Conference to be held at Village Baptist Church, 906 McPherson Church Rd., Fayetteville. The conference will begin at 1 p.m. on Jan. 7 and conclude by 9 p.m. the next day. Ben Gault, director of missions in the New South River Association, will serve as honorary chairman. The annual meeting, sponsored by the Baptist State Convention (BSC) Mission Growth Evangelism Group, will also include a pre-conference youth crusade on Jan. 6, from 5-7 p.m. and five early bird seminars on Jan. 7 from 10-11:30 a.m. Both events will be held at Village Baptist Church.

A major highlight of the 2002 meeting will be two sermons by Ross Bin Frederick Mukri of Southeast Asia. Mukri, whose grandfather was an Islamic Imam (religious leader), is pastor of the Tawau Baptist Church and director of a Bible Institute. He will preach on Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. and the next day at 10:25 a.m.

The BSC will begin a three-year mission partnership with Malaysia next year.

Speakers scheduled for the Jan. 7 afternoon and evening sessions include John Phillips, former professor at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and author of the John Phillips Commentary Series, and Bob Reccord and John Yarborough of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) North American Mission Board (NAMB). Reccord is president of NAMB and Yarborough is vice-president of NAMB for evangelism.

In addition to Mukri and Phillips, speakers for the three sessions on Jan. 8 include Alex McFarland of Greensboro, president of the North Carolina Vocational Evangelists Fellowship; Don Wilton, pastor, First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, S.C.; and James Walker, pastor, Biltmore Baptist Church, Arden.

Other conference speakers will include Brig. Gen. Gary L. Harrell, MacDill Air Force Base in Florida; Jaye Martin, women's evangelism strategist, NAMB; Merrie Johnson, evangelism and church growth team, BSC; and Toby Frost, evangelism section, NAMB.

Musicians for the meeting will be the Rick Webb Trio, High Point; Luke Garret, Jackson, Miss.; Tony Robertson, Raleigh; Sharon Hinton Smith, Fayetteville; Marten Spena, Village Church minister of music; and The Greenes, Boone. Pre-session concerts will be presented by The Village Church Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra (Jan. 7-8 evenings) and the Protestant Women of the Chapel, Fort Bragg (Jan. 8 afternoon).

A special Youth Evangelistic Crusade will be held at the Village Church on Sunday evening preceding the conference. It will feature David Nasser, popular youth evangelist from Birmingham, Ala., and Devon McDonald, former professional football player from Indianapolis, Ind.

The five early-bird pre-conference seminars, scheduled for the next morning are "Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Under Islamic Oppression," by Fred Mukri; "Evangelism Planning - On Purpose," by Phil Stone, congregational services, BSC; "The NET - Witnessing Through Your Testimony," by Marty Dupree, evangelism team, BSC; "Families Reaching Families," by Richard Leach, evangelism section, NAMB; and "Evangelism Response Center," by Toby Frost, evangelism section, NAMB.

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