SHREVEPORT – Kevin Cochran, the Atlanta, Ga., fire chief known for his termination over a book he wrote calling homosexual behavior immoral will be the keynote speaker at a men’s conference this weekend.
Hosted by Willow Point Baptist Church, the Men’s Freedom Weekend will feature Cochran who will speak on the freedom he has found in the fire of adversity.
Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed fired Cochran on Jan. 6 following publication of his book.
Cochran spent his childhood in Shreveport and is a deacon, Sunday school teacher and Bible study leader at Elizabeth Baptist Church in Atlanta. Elizabeth Baptist Church is a member of the Georgia Baptist Convention.
The conference, which is free to those attending, starts at 6:50 pm on Friday with the first session featuring Cochran, who also will speak on Saturday.
The conference on Saturday begins at 7:30 am with a breakfast and ends at noon.
In addition to Cochran’s messages, Broken Vessels of Deridder will lead music.
“The purpose of this event is not political in anyway whatsoever,” said Billy Stevens, pastor of Willow Point Baptist. “It is all about Jesus. The content is about Freedom in Christ and helping men find true Freedom in knowing the power of the Gospel, so bring a friend who needs to hear this message. Pray for us as we seek to reach men who need to know true Freedom.”
For more information, visit willowpoint.tv/mens-freedom-weekend/