Last May I expressed my excitement on this blog that H.B. Charles would be nominated to serve as the President of the 2018 SBC Pastor’s Conference. Then at the annual meeting in Phoenix last year, Pastor Charles was unanimously elected to serve as the first African American president of the SBC Pastor’s Conference. I have been looking forward to the conference, and last week the lineup of speakers was announced on Pastor Charles’ blog.
The Speakers for the 2018 SBC Pastor’s Conference
Bryan Carter | Concord Church | Dallas, Texas
Charlie Dates | Progressive Baptist Church | Chicago, Illinois
Jack Graham | Prestonwood Baptist Church | Plano, Texas
J.D. Greear | Summit Church | Durham, North Carolina
Tony Evans | Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship | Dallas, Texas
James Merritt | Cross Pointe Church | Sugarloaf, Georgia
Ray Pritchard | Keep Believing Ministries | Dallas, Texas
Juan Sanchez | High Pointe Baptist Church | Austin, Texas
Robert Smith | Beeson Divinity School | Birmingham, Alabama
Cameron Triggs | Grace Alive | Orlando, Florida
Daven Watkins | First Baptist Church | Pelham, Alabama
It was also announced that Frank Pomeroy, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs will share a special testimony during the conference. This will be “his testimony of trusting God through the tragedy his congregation suffered last summer, including the death of his young daughter.”
The theme for the conference is “Fulfill Your Ministry” from 2 Timothy 4:5. The worship leader for the conference is Joe Pace. Pace is the worship leader at Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, FL where Charles is Pastor. He will be accompanied by a more than one hundred voice choir that will “lead us to sing praise to the high name of the Lord Jesus Christ!”
Join me in praying for the conference. Hope to see you in Dallas!