Registration open for Georgia Baptist Mission Board's evangelism conferences

Strong lineup of preachers to be part of this year's evangelism conferences in Conyers and Tifton


CONYERS, Ga. — The Georgia Baptist Mission Board has pulled together a strong lineup of preachers for a pair of evangelism conferences that will be held in Conyers and Tifton in February and March.

Keynote speakers from Georgia and beyond will be on the main platforms while a litany of others will lead smaller breakout sessions on a broad range of evangelism strategies.

“I am excited about all the speakers that we will be hearing,” said Steve Foster, an evangelism consultant for the Mission Board. “These men are not only spiritually gifted men of God, but they are committed to personal evangelism and sharing the gospel.”

Registration for the event is now open.

First Baptist Church of Conyers will be the site of the first conferences on Feb. 25 and 26. Robert Smith, a professor at the Beeson Divinity School at Alabama’s Samford University, will be a keynote speaker, as will Danny Forshee, lead pastor at Great Hills Baptist Church in Austin, Texas; W. Thomas Hammond Jr., executive director of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, H.B. Charles, pastor at Shiloah Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla.; and Mark Hearn, senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Duluth.

Northside Baptist Church in Tifton will host the second conferences on March 10 and 11.  Hammond and Charles will be keynote speakers there, too, as will Herb Reavis, senior pastor at North Jacksonville Baptist Church in Florida and Matt Queen, evangelism professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“Those who attend the conference will hear tremendous messages on sharing Jesus that will encourage, equip, and empower us to renew our commitment to soul winning,” Foster said.

The Mission Board is promoting this year’s evangelism conferences as “life changing.” The theme for the conferences is “Called to Witness.”

Foster said he wants Georgia Baptists to “experience a time of encouragement and a fresh touch from God” while being instilled with a passion for evangelism “that results in a gospel movement across Georgia.”

The annual evangelism conferences are among the Mission Board’s best attended events.

“Evangelism can be frustrating for a lot of pastors,” said Brad Marchman, also an evangelism consultant for the Mission Board. “My favorite thing the past few years has been hearing from pastors how encouraged and challenged they were by the messages and breakout sessions. They didn’t leave beat down, but feeling like there was hope for them and their church in this area.”

Marchman said the Mission Board will be giving out a resource at the evangelize conferences to help pastors mobilize their members to share their faith.

“It will provide a step-by-step guide to lead a church to be on mission sharing the gospel,” he said. “We are praying it will make a huge impact for churches.”