HOUSTON – Missouri Southern Baptists will maintain a steady presence on stage at the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting June 11-12 at the George R. Brown Convention Center here.
Among those prominently appearing will be Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Executive Director John Yeats, who will again serve as SBC recording secretary. Yeats is also slated to receive “The Distinguished Alumni Award” from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary during the school’s alumni luncheon June 12.
MBC Partnership Strategist Jim Wells will also be seen periodically at the speaker’s podium, providing updates on the number of registered messengers while serving as the SBC registration secretary. Yeats and Wells give Missouri Baptists the distinction of having two of the four national officers for the SBC.
Andy Chambers, senior vice president for student development and associate professor of Bible at Missouri Baptist University and a member of West County Community Church, St. Louis, is serving as chairman of the SBC’s Committee on Order of Business.
Jason Allen will bring his first report to messengers since his May 1 inauguration as the fifth president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City during the June 11 afternoon session.
Two Missouri Baptist pastors will offer benedictions during the annual meeting. MBC President Wesley Hammond, pastor, First Baptist Church, Paris, will pray at the conclusion of the June 11 morning session. Former MBC Disaster Relief coordinator Danny Decker, pastor, First Baptist Church, Warsaw, will pray at the conclusion of the June 12 morning session. Decker has also been named by SBC President Fred Luter to the tellers committee.