MBC’s annual meeting set for 3 jam-packed days
September 28, 2004
JEFFERSON CITY – The 2,000 messengers expected to attend the 170th annual meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention Oct. 25-27 will hear a variety of speakers and musical guests as they gather at First Baptist Church, Raytown, to conduct the convention’s business for another year.
Among the scheduled speakers are patriotic author David Barton and Carrie McDonnall, the International Mission Board missionary to Iraq who was wounded by assailants in an attack that claimed the life of her late husband.
Musical guests will include The Signature Sound Quartet, a Southern Gospel group from Stowe, Ohio; the choirs and orchestras of Pisgah Baptist Church, Excelsior Springs, First Baptist Church, Raytown, and Southwest Baptist University. The Signature Sound Quartet is led by its founder, Ernie Haase, who sang tenor for the former Cathederals Quartet.
The session will be called to order at 6:45 p.m., Oct. 25, by David Tolliver, MBC president and pastor, Pisgah Baptist Church. David Clippard, MBC executive director will give his report that evening, followed later by Tolliver’s presidential address.
This year’s bible study/theme interpretation will be taught by Dr. Rodney Reeves, dean of the Redford School of Theology, Southwest Baptist University. The theme of this year’s annual meeting is “Restore All Things,” taken from Matthew 17:11.
The preaching and singing will be interspersed with reports from MBC agencies and committees, motions and votes on recommendations from the MBC Executive Board, introduction of – and votes on — resolutions, and the election of officers. An update on the legal situation involving the convention and the five breakaway agencies will be given by Gary Taylor, pastor, First Baptist Church, O’Fallon, and chairman of the MBC Legal Task Force, during the morning session of Oct. 26.
This year’s convention sermon will be preached by John Marshall, pastor, Second Baptist Church, Springfield.
The annual meeting will also feature its usual exhibitors who will be set up in the foyer of First Baptist, Raytown.