Strong lineup of preachers enlisted for Georgia Baptist Evangelism Conference


Over the years, one of the main features of the Georgia Baptist Evangelism Conference has been the preaching from communicators with hot hearts for the gospel, and that will not change in 2022.  

The objective of the conference is to encourage and equip churches in evangelism, and the preaching is designed to address the encouragement component, and everyone needs encouragement. The Apostle Paul understood this, so while Timothy was serving in a hard place in Ephesus, he encouraged Timothy with these words: “Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands(2 Timothy 1:6).  

The NIV translates it this way: “Fan into flame the gift of God,” which describes the act of rekindling the embers of a dying fire. To be clear, this metaphor of the rekindling of a dying flame does not imply that Timothy’s faith was dying out, but it does insinuate that he must “fan into flame” or make full use of the special gift that he had received from God.

It is our prayer that the preaching at the 2022 Georgia Baptist Evangelism Conference will encourage pastors, leaders, & congregants alike to fan into flame or make full use of the special gift they received from God for the advancement of His gospel.

Below is a list of the speakers and musicians for the conference:

  • Herb Reavis, senior pastor of North Jacksonville Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla, will preach at the both the Central and Southern Regions locations.
  • Fred Luter, Jr., senior pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, La., will preach at the Central Regions location only.
  • H.B. Charles, Jr., senior pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., will preach at all regional locations.
  • Steve Gaines, senior pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn., will preach and lead the lunch and learn at all regional locations.
  • Mark Clifton, senior director of replanting and rural strategy at the North American Mission Board, will preach at the Northern Region location only.
  • Joel Southerland, executive director of evangelism at the North American Mission Board and senior pastor of Peavine Baptist Church in Rossville, Ga., will preach at the Northern Regions location only.
  • Brad Waters, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Hazlehurst in Hazlehurst, Ga., will preach at the Southern Region location only.
  • JJ Washington, evangelism catalyst for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, will preach at all regional locations.


Special Guest Musicians:

  • JJ Weeks Band, Central Regions location only
  • Daniel Crews, both Southern & Northern Regions location

General admission is free for the conference and the lunch and learn add-on option with Gaines is only $10.00. It includes a Chick-Fi-La Box lunch and the 8x10 Share Jesus booklet that will be discussed during the session. However, there is a way to get even more value from the $10.00. Here’s how: For each regional conference location, the first 50 churches, associations and other organizations to include the lunch and learn add-on option when they register between now and December 12 will also receive a free copy of Resuscitating Evangelism by Ernest L. Easley and Jordan Easley (a $16.99 retail value on Amazon, 1 copy per organization).

Register today at It is going to be a great time of encouragement and equipping in evangelism.  You don’t want to miss it. I look forward to seeing you there!

Evangelism Conference Locations:

  • The Central Regions Conference will be held February 27–28 at Turning Point at Mable White in Macon, Ga.
  • The Southern Regions Conference will be held March 6–7 at FBC Tifton in Tifton, Ga.
  • The Northern Regions Conference will be held March 13–14 at FBC Cumming in Cumming, Ga.

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