KAREN L. Willoughby, Managing Editor
SHREVEPORT – Eight men from Louisiana preached during the 2011 annual Evangelism Conference, which took place Jan. 24-25 at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Shreveport, where Chuck Pourciau is pastor.
Despite being the pastor of one of the largest Southern Baptist churches in the state, and one of the largest givers to Southern Baptist mission causes in the state, Pourciau sat in a side pew during the evangelism conference and during times of greeting, shook hands with as many people nearby as possible.
“Hi; I’m Chuck,” he’d say with a wide, friendly, folksy grin.
The warm fellowship that’s always part of the evangelism conference deepened into “something more,” many participants said, especially after the Monday evening service, when Charles Billingsley and the Broadmoor choir and orchestra led in an extended time of worship, which was followed by the heartfelt preaching of Rod Masteller, pastor of Summer Grove Baptist Church in Shreveport, and president for a second one-year term of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.[img_assist|nid=7033|title=Spirit-filled moment|desc=In the Monday evening service, LBC President Rod Masteller’s call for “Louisiana Baptists to all be on our faces before Him,” brought people streaming to the altar until there was no more room. Others throughout the worship center knelt or bowed their heads at their pews.|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=66]