At press time Bill Robertson was unopposed in his upcoming re-election as president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.
LAKE CHARLES – At press time Bill Robertson was unopposed in his
upcoming re-election as president of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.
Other business during the LBC’s annual meeting, set for Nov. 13-14 at
Trinity Baptist Lake Charles, includes voting on incorporating the
The business of the convention is important, says Anne Hurst, a messenger from First Baptist in Kentwood.
“The business of the convention is very important,” Hurst said.
“I go there to hear what’s going on in our state convention. Decisions
made at the state convention will influence what is discussed at the
national convention, and I am very seldom able to get to the national
But that’s not the only reason Hurst attends the LBC annual meeting each year.
“I’ve been going for more than 40 years,” Hurst continued. “I meet old
friends and make new ones, and enjoy the food at the widows’ banquet.”
She was referring to the annual luncheon of the Fellowship of Louisiana
Baptist Retirees and Widows, set for noon Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Trinity
Lake Charles, site of most convention-related events.
Engaging Evangelist Junior Hill of Hartsell, Ala., has been tapped as a
guest speaker for the Tuesday evening revival meeting, which is to be
highlighted by a testimony from U.S. Representative Bobby Jindal and
music from Damaris Carbaugh and the I-10 Mass Choir.
But to start at the beginning, the Monday evening session of the annual
meeting – with its theme of Rebuilding the Foundation: The Word of God
– is to include reports from LBC agencies: Children’s Home, Foundation,
College, and the Message. Also on that evening’s agenda: reports by the
LBC Missions and Ministry department, Baptist Collegiate Ministries,
and committees; Bible study, prayer time, congregational singing and
miscellaneous business; and a message by President Bill Robertson,
pastor of Philadelphia Baptist in Deville.
Tuesday morning, under the theme of Rebuilding the Fellowship: The
Church of God, several reports are to be given: Pastoral Leadership
Team, Executive Board, Moral and Social Concerns, History, and New
Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Voting for president is to take place at 9:15 a.m.; for first vice
president at 10:05 a.m. Prayer, Bible study, announcements, offering,
singing and a worship service are to fill up the morning.
Tuesday afternoon’s theme is Rebuilding the Focus: The Mission of God.
Voting is to take place for a second vice president; the Resolutions
committee is to make its report; a final time is to be given for
miscellaneous business. LifeWay Christian Resources, SBC Executive
Committee and International Mission Board are to make presentations.
New officers are to be presented; new ministers and new retirees are to
be introduced. Prayer, Bible study and singing are to be given. Focus
on our Calling and Focus on the Priority also are scheduled.
Tuesday evening’s celebration theme is Rebuilding the Future: the
Kingdom of God. As previously noted, Junior Hill and Bobby Jindal
headline the evening, with Damaris Carbaugh and the I-10 Mass Choir.
Six receptions have registered their plans to meet during the annual meeting.
The Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary Louisiana Alumni
Association luncheon is set for noon Monday, Nov. 13, at Steamboat
Bill’s, 1004 N Lakeshore Dr. in Lake Charles.
The other gatherings all are set for Trinity Lake Charles.
Louisiana College’s follows the Monday evening session.
Bi-Vocational & Smaller Church Minister/Wives Breakfast is set for Tuesday morning.
Louisiana Baptist Retirees Luncheon, New Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary Luncheon, and Southwestern Seminary Luncheon all are set for
The over-arching scriptural theme for the 2006 annual meeting of the
Louisiana Baptist Convention is Nehemiah 2:18: I told them how the
gracious hand of my God had been on me, and what the king had said to
me. They said, ‘Let’s start rebuilding,’ and they were encouraged to
[do] this good work. [HSB]
Crossover Lake Charles and Pastor’s Conference precede annual meeting
LAKE CHARLES – Events and activities related to the Crossover Lake
Charles evangelistic thrust are to start Tuesday evening with a rally
at McNeese University.
The West Calcasieu Team Impact thrust is to start Wednesday with visits
by Team Impact members in area schools, and a major performance that
night, and for the following four nights, of the evangelistic
weight-lifting team. Jesus film distribution, block parties, acts of
kindness and even a garage sale are set for the weekend.
The Pastor’s Conference is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at First Baptist Lake Charles.
Roger Haney, Bill Britt, Jimmy Millikin, Danny Lovett and Jeff LaBorg
are the scheduled guest speakers; Promise is to lead the music. Preach
the Word is the theme, with 2 Timothy 4:2 the scriptural base.
Sonny Simpson, pastor of Willow Point Baptist in Shreveport, is
president of the Pastors Conference.