The 2016 Missouri Baptist Pastor’s Conference is Oct. 24 at the St. Charles Convention Center. The theme is “Calling Down the Fire.” Conference President Tom Bray, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Warrenton, has announced a slate of outstanding speakers who represent a wide range of ministry experience across Southern Baptist life.
Speakers include: Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn; Roger Alford, Missouri Baptist evangelist; Larry Wynn, vice president of revitalization at the Georgia Baptist Convention; and Herb Reavis, pastor of North Jacksonville (Fla.) Baptist Church.
Dr. Steve Gaines has served as senior pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn., since 2005. Bellevue is one of the largest congregations in the Southern Baptist Convention.Previously, he led Gardendale First Baptist Church of Birmingham, Ala., for 14 years. He has served as president of the Southern Baptist Pastor’s Conference and was instrumental in helping revise the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
Gaines has authored four books and has been a keynote preacher in many conventions and conferences across the Southern Baptist Convention.
He is a graduate of Union University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Donna, have 4 children.
Dr. Herb Reavis serves at North Jacksonville Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla. He was born and raised in the panhandle of Texas. He is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute, Milligan College, and the Southern Baptist School for Biblical Studies.
He became senior pastor of North Jacksonville Baptist Church in 1991. He and his wife, Lisa, have three married sons. Herb has been a preacher at many conventions and conferences across the Southern Baptist Convention over the years.
Larry Wynn serves as vice president of revitalization for the Georgia Baptist Convention. Prior to this he served as vice president of evangelism at the North American Mission Board.
Wynn has invested all of his ministry years in Georgia, having pastored Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula for 33 years, before taking a position at NAMB in early 2011.
He is a past first vice president of the SBC and has twice served as president of the Georgia Baptist Convention.
Roger Alford serves as a Missouri Baptist evangelist in the New Faith Ministry Organization. Previously, he was in the pastoral ministry for more than 40 years in churches in Texas, Kentucky, Missouri, and Kansas. He has preached revivals and led pastor’s conferences in several states and foreign countries, being fluent in Spanish as well as English.
Alford and his wife, Elaine, have three grown children. His book, Pastoring Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be…It’s More, is now published in Spanish as well as English.
Evidence Sings is a fresh new ladies singing group in St. Charles that begin as a singing opportunity for a Mother’s Day Banquet in 2009. The group is actively serving God by singing together in concerts and special events. They may be contacted at evidencesings.com.
Their newest release is entitled: The Love of God
Doug McKay serves as worship pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church in Warrenton, Mo. He also is a music and band teacher, and he is leading congregational praise at the conference.
Nathan Payne is student pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church in Warrenton, Mo. He is providing special music at the conference.
- 08:40 – Pre-Session Music – Evidence Sings
- 09:00 – Welcome and Introduction – Tom Bray
- 09:05 – Praise in Song – Doug McKay
- 09:10 – Special Music – Doug McKay &/or Praise Team
- 09:15 – Message – Roger Alford
- 09:55 – Prayer – Christian Abernatha
- 09:57 – Sponsor – Logos
- 10:07 – Praise in Song – Doug McKay
- 10:12 – Special Music – Evidence Sings
- 10:15 – Message – Larry Wynn
- 10:55 – Prayer – Jeff Anderson
- 10:57 – Offering
- 11:00 – Sponsor – Guide One
- 11:10 – Special Music – Nathan Payne
- 11:13 – Message – Herb Reavis
- 11:58 – Closing Prayer – Tom Bray
- 01:10 – Pre-Session Music – Evidence Sings
- 01:30 – Welcome and Introduction – Tom Bray
- 01:35 – Praise Celebration – Doug McKay
- 01:40 – Special Music – Doug McKay &/or Praise Team
- 01:45 – Message – Larry Wynn
- 02:25 – Prayer – Christian Abernatha
- 02:27 – Election of Officers
- 02:35 – Sponsor – Sight and Sound
- 02:50 – Special Music – Evidence Sings
- 02:55 – Message – Herb Reavis
- 03:35 – Prayer – Jeff Anderson
- 03:37 – Offering
- 03:39 – Praise in Song – Doug McKay
- 03:43 – Special Music – Nathan Payne
- 03:45 – Message – Steve Gaines
- 04:25 – Announcement of New Officers / Promo for ’17
- 04:30 – Dismissal – Tom Bray