By Baptist Message staff
PINEVILLE, La. (LBM) – H.B. Charles, the first black president of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference, is the keynote speaker for the 2020 E4 Preaching Conference.
Charles, who is pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., will bring messages during three sessions of the annual conference Sept. 8 at First Baptist Church Pineville. In addition to serving as the 2017 SBC Pastors’ Conference president, Charles has been a speaker at several previous LBC Pastors’ Conferences.
The conference will feature music by the First Baptist Pineville praise team, and, present breakout sessions on such topics as preaching from John’s Epistles, I Corinthians, and the prophets; planning an effective invitation; spiritual warfare; and more (led by professors from Louisiana College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and pastors from other states).
“We are looking forward to an exciting E4 this year,” First Baptist Pineville Pastor Stewart Holloway told the Baptist Message. “We will follow social distancing protocols in order to provide you with an engaging and safe conference opportunity.”
The E4 Conference began in 2009 with a vision to exemplify, encourage, equip and empower our pastors to preach expositional sermons. Past speakers have included Don Wilton, pastor of First Baptist Church in Spartanburg, SC; Fred Lowery, pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church in Bossier City; David Uth, pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando; and Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn., and former SBC president.
The conference begins with registration at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. An early bird rate is $60 for ministers and an additional $20 for their wives, and $20 for students, if registered by Aug. 31. Lunch is provided at the church.
Participants can register online at fbcpineville.net by clicking on the “E4 ad” at the bottom of that webpage.