National Preaching Conference follows BGCT annual meeting

First Baptist Church in Waco (File Photo/ Nan Dickson)

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WACO—The inaugural National Preaching Conference is scheduled at First Baptist Church in Waco Nov. 19-21, immediately following the Baptist General Convention of Texas annual meeting.

Joel Gregory

Sponsored by Truett Theological Seminary’s Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching, the event will feature a line-up of nationally known preachers and Bible teachers.

“We trust many of the messengers (to Texas Baptists’ annual meeting) will stay an extra two days to participate with us in this festival of biblical preaching and Bible teaching,” said Joel Gregory, director of the Kyle Lake Center and holder of the George W. Truett Endowed Chair in Preaching and Evangelism at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.

Speakers include Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas; Alistair Begg, senior pastor of Parkside Church in Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Bible teacher Beth Moore of Living Proof Ministries; Jimmy Mellado, chief executive officer of Compassion International; Ralph D. West, founder and senior pastor of Houston’s Church Without Walls; Mary S. Hulst, chaplain of Calvin University.

Conference musicians include the Baylor Men’s Choir, the choir and orchestra of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, the praise and worship team of First Woodway Baptist Church in Waco and the sanctuary choir of the Church Without Walls in Houston.

The conference also will honor D.L. Lowrie, pastor emeritus of First Baptist Church in Lubbock, with its Preaching Heritage Award, recognizing his biblical preaching ministry and historic influence.

“It was once said of our seminary’s namesake, Dr. George W. Truett, that he was ‘Texas Baptists’ gift to the world.’ The National Preaching Conference is Baylor’s Truett Seminary gift to Texas Baptists and to all others who would like to be enriched and refreshed through the preaching of God’s holy word by gifted proclaimers and the praising of God’s holy name by skilled musicians,” said Todd Still, dean of Truett Seminary.

To register for the conference, click here.


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