Evangelism Conference Feb. 15-17 in Arlington

ARLINGTON?The annual SBTC Empower Evangelism Conference Feb. 15-17 at the Arlington Convention Center will include a speaking and musical lineup that spans a wide age-range and geographical range.

This year’s theme is “Awakened by His Glory,” based on Exodus 33:18: “Then Moses said, ‘Now show me your glory.'”

This year’s preachers include:


Johnston, associate professor of evangelism at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo., as well as founding director of the Midwestern Evangelistic Teams (MET).

Born to missionary parents in France, he attended Wheaton College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Southern Seminary. Following seminary Johnston went into teaching and pastoral ministry in Quebec, Manitoba, Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri, also teaching in the Netherlands and Russia.

As a result of the eight-year ministry of the MET teams, the group has worked with 51 local churches and recorded 478 decisions for Christ.


Hill began his ministry at age 19 and served as a pastor for 11 years in Alabama and Mississippi before entering vocational evangelism in 1967.

A native of Hartselle, Ala., he is a graduate of Samford University, Birmingham, Ala., and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, La. He also holds doctorates from Liberty University and Covington Seminary.

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary honored him as Distinguished Alumnus Of The Year in 1995.

He has conducted over 1,500 revivals and numerous foreign crusades and is a frequent speaker at pastors’ meetings, evangelism conferences, seminaries and state conventions across the country.


Smith became pastor of MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church in Irving in 2006, previously serving as the teaching pastor at The Summit Church in North Little Rock, Ark., where he preached about 23 Sunday mornings per year and developed church missions and evangelistic strategies.

A graduate of Liberty University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., Smith’s ministry has taken him from street ministry in New York City and Russia and two years as a missionary in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Serbia.

For a full lineup of speakers and musicians at the 2010 Empower Evangelism Conference, visit sbtexas.com/evangelism.

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