SBTC annual meeting: Victory in Jesus

Southern Baptists of Texas Convention messengers and guests will gather in Corpus Christi Oct. 27-28 at the Bayfront Plaza Convention Center, 1901 Shoreline Drive, for the SBTC’s sixth annual meeting. The 2003 theme is “Victory in Jesus.”

In conjuction with the annual meeting, the SBTC Pastors’ Conference will begin Monday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bayfront Plaza.

The annual meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Monday, concluding at 8:55 p.m. and 8:15 a.m. to 8:55 p.m. Tuesday.

SBTC and Southern Baptist Convention entities will present reports to messengers and attendees throughout the proceedings.

Convention speakers will include retired pastor and SBTC President George Harris of San Antonio; Tom Elliff, pastor of First Southern Baptist Church, Del City, Okla. and former SBC president, who will deliver the guest message; and David Galvan, pastor of Primera Iglesia Bautista Nueva in Garland, delivering the convention sermon.

Headquarters hotel for the annual meeting is the Omni Corpus Christi, Bayfront Tower. Call 361-887-1600 for reservation information. Drury Inn of Corpus Christi is the alternate hotel and can be reached at 361-289-8200.

The annual Women’s Luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. Monday featuring Rhonda Kelley, wife of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Chuck Kelley.

The President’s Luncheon will be noon Tuesday featuring James Draper, president of LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tenn.

Also, Texas Baptist Men on Sunday will host a men’s rally in conjunction with the SBTC annual meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. at Travis Baptist Church in Corpus Christi. Speaking will be Gibbie McMillan, Missions Services Associate of the SBTC. Ken Lasater, SBTC church ministry support associate, is organizing the music, which will include the Ricky Davis Band from Carpenters Way Baptist Church in Lufkin.

On Sunday at 6 p.m., the annual Hispanic Rally is scheduled at the Omni Bayfront Tower Hotel, Nueces A Ballroom. Refreshments will be served followed by a concert by Julio Arriola of Houston, music from El Shadai Baptist Church in San Juan, and messages from several speakers, including SBTC Executive Director Jim Richards and SBTC President George Harris.

Call the SBTC office at 972-953-0878 or toll-free at 877-953-SBTC as soon as possible to reserve luncheon tickets or for more information regarding activities related to the annual meeting.

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