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SBC 2017 annual meeting schedule in Phoenix

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PHOENIX (BP) — The program for the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting has been released. The meeting will convene at the Phoenix Convention Center Tuesday, June 13, at 8:15 a.m. and conclude Wednesday, June 14, at 4:55 p.m.

A full schedule follows.

Tuesday morning, June13, 2017

8:15 – Opening worship – Mark Blair, Convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

8:25 – Welcome and call to order – Steve Gaines, SBC president; senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

Announcement of Committee on Committees, Credentials Committee, Tellers, and Resolutions Committee

8:30 – Scripture and prayer – Grant Gaines, senior pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Jackson, Tenn.

8:35 – Registration report and Constitution of Convention – Jim Wells, SBC registration secretary, Crossway Baptist Church, Springfield, Mo.

8:38 – Committee on Order of Business report (First) – Rod D. Martin, chairman; founder and CEO, The Martin Organization, Destin, Fla.

8:43 – Appreciation of Phoenix volunteers – Steve Gaines

8:45 – Welcome to Phoenix – Noe Garcia, pastor, North Phoenix Baptist Church, Phoenix, Ariz.

8:50 – Honoring America and recognition of veterans

The Pledge of Allegiance

The National Anthem: "The Star-Spangled Banner"

Worship – Mark Blair

9:10 – GuideStone Financial Resources report – O. S. Hawkins, president and CEO, GuideStone Financial Resources, Dallas, Texas

9:22 – Introduction of new motions (First) – Steve Gaines

9:37 – Crossover report – Joel Southerland, executive director of evangelism, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga.; Eddy Pearson, evangelism/discipleship facilitator, Arizona Southern Baptist Convention, Scottsdale, Ariz.

9:42 – Executive Committee report (Part 1) – Frank S. Page, president and CEO, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville, Tenn.

10:12 – Introduction of past presidents – Steve Gaines

10:17 – Introduction of the president and family – O. S. Hawkins

10:22 – Prayer for the president – Donna Gaines, author, speaker, and wife of SBC President, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

10:27 – Worship – Mark Blair

10:35 – President's address – Steve Gaines

11:45 – Closing prayer – David Jett, pastor, Crossgates Baptist Church, Brandon, Miss.

Tuesday afternoon, June 13, 2017

1:15 – Opening Worship – Mark Blair, convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

1:25 – Scripture and prayer – Russ Quinn, pastor, Enon Baptist Church, Morris, Ala.

1:30 – Message from God's Word – Johnny Hunt, senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Woodstock, Ga.

1:45 – Election of Officers (First)

1:50 – Committee on Committees Report – Randy C. Davis, chairman; president and executive director, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, Brentwood, Tenn.

2:00 – Committee on Nominations report – Jim Richards, chairman; executive director, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, Grapevine, Texas

2:10 – Election of officers (Second)

2:15 – Executive Committee report (Part 2) – Frank S. Page, president and CEO, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville, Tenn.

3:15 – Election of officers (Third)

3:20 – Committee on Order of Business report (Second) – Rod D. Martin, chairman; founder and CEO, The Martin Organization, Destin, Fla.

3:30 – Election of officers (Fourth)

3:35 – Introduction of new motions (Last Opportunity)

3:50 – Election of officers (Fifth)

3:55 – Committee on Resolutions report – Barrett Duke, chairman; executive director, Montana Southern Baptist Convention, Billings, Mont.

4:25 – North American Mission Board presentation – Kevin Ezell, president, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga.

5:00 – Closing prayer – Chuck Herring, pastor, First Baptist Church, Collierville, Tenn.

Tuesday evening, June 13, 2017

6:30 – Committee on Order of Business report (Third) – Rod D. Martin, chairman; founder and CEO, The Martin Organization, Destin, Fla.

Election of 2018 convention preacher, alternate preacher, and music director

6:45 – Worship – Mark Blair, convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

7:00 – Celebration service – Greg Laurie, pastor, Harvest Christian Fellowship, Riverside, Calif.

8:30 – International Mission Board presentation – David Platt, president, International Mission Board, Richmond, Va.

9:15 – Closing prayer – Bill Street, minister of evangelism and discipleship, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

Wednesday morning, June 14, 2017

8:15 – Opening worship – Mark Blair, convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

8:25 – Scripture and prayer – Gentry Hill, pastor, First Baptist Church, Poteau, Okla.

8:30 – Committee on Order of Business report (Fourth) – Rod D. Martin, chairman; founder and CEO, The Martin Organization, Destin, Fla.

8:45 – Previously scheduled business – Steve Gaines, SBC president; senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

9:00 – Woman's Missionary Union report – Sandra Wisdom-Martin, executive director/treasurer, Woman's Missionary Union, Birmingham, Ala.

9:12 – North American Mission Board report – Kevin Ezell, president, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga.

9:24 – International Mission Board report – David Platt, president, International Mission Board, Richmond, Va.

9:36 – Worship – Mark Blair

9:45 – Convention sermon – Roger Spradlin, pastor, Valley Baptist Church, Bakersfield, Calif.

10:25 – Prayer of response – Ronnie Parrott, pastor, Christ Community Church, Huntersville, N.C.

10:30 – Joint Seminary presentation and reports – Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.; Jason K. Allen, president, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo.; Jeff Iorg, president, Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ontario, Calif.; Charles S. Kelley Jr., president, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, La.; R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.; Paige Patterson, president, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

11:45 – Closing prayer – Jordan Easley, pastor, Englewood Baptist Church, Jackson, Tenn.

Wednesday afternoon, June 14, 2017

2:30 – Opening worship – Mark Blair, convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

2:40 – Scripture and prayer – Ryan Wingo, worship pastor, Apex Baptist Church, Apex, N.C.

2:45 – Previously scheduled business – Steve Gaines, SBC president; senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

2:55 – Message from God's Word – H. B. Charles Jr., pastor, Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla.

3:10 – Presentation of Officers – Frank S. Page, president and CEO, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville, Tenn.

3:20 – LifeWay Christian Resources report – Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, Tenn.

3:32 – LifeWay Christian Resources presentation – Thom S. Rainer

3:47 – President's panel on stewardship

4:25 – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Report – Russell D. Moore, president, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Nashville, Tenn.

4:37 – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Presentation – Russell D. Moore

4:52 – Closing words and Phoenix hand-off to Dallas – Steve Gaines

4:55 – Closing prayer – Charles Fowler, pastor, Germantown Baptist Church, Germantown, Tenn.

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