Telling the Story of Tennessee Baptists Since 1835
TENNESSEE BAPTISTS ATTEND SBC ANNUAL MEETING
Tennessee ranked third among state conventions with the number of messengers (373) attending the 160th annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, held June 13-14 in Phoenix.
Clay Hallmark, pastor of First Baptist Church, Lexington, leads a prayer for SBC president and fellow Tennessee Baptist pastor Steve Gaines as other Tennessee Baptists surround him at a fellowship hosted by the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
Spending time at the North American Mission Board booth were, from left, Hilda and Jimmy Jones, Krissie and Josh Lancaster, and Gregg Hauss of Red Bank Baptist Church, Chattanooga. Lancaster is senior associate pastor and Hauss is mission and family pastor.
Grant Gaines, senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Jackson, nominated his father, Steve Gaines of Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, to be re-elected as SBC president.
Pastor David Worley and his wife Sherrie of Bethel Baptist Church, Greenfield, enjoy dessert during a fellowship sponsored by the TBMB.
Scott Harris, right, outgoing International Mission Board trustee chairman from Brentwood Baptist Church, Brentwood, shares a laugh with Hance Dilbeck, the new chairman of the trustees, at a meeting of the trustees June 12 at the Phoenix Convention Center. — Photo by Matt Jones
The McGehees, from left, Kim, Katie Beth, and Tim, enjoy the SBC in Phoenix as a family. He is pastor of Grace Baptist Church, Tullahoma.
Pastor David and Rhonda Haynes of Lake Drive Baptist Church, Sale Creek, enjoy the exhibits.
Jeanne Davis, right, visits with Pastor Sam Greer and his wife Tonya of Red Bank Baptist Church, Chattanooga, at the dessert fellowship hosted by the TBMB.
Calvin and Paula Joslin and Preston and Kathy Joslin of Valley View Baptist Church, Sevierville, attended the TBMB dessert fellowship. Preston is pastor while his brother Calvin serves as music director of the church.
Milton Knox, right, pastor of First Baptist Church, Dayton, and Pigeon Forge native Kevin Maples spend time together in the exhibit area. Maples is now a pastor in Madisonville, Ky.
Joe Sorah, left, chats with Terry and Jeana Kirby during the TBMB dessert fellowship. Kirby is pastor of Alpha Baptist Church, Morristown.
Josh and Katie Stone, right, of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Bradford, are joined by Arkansas friends Chris and Dadrian Russell of Back Gate, Ark., at the TBMB dessert fellowship.
Jeff and Kathy Mims of Judson Baptist Church attended the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix. He is pastor of Judson Baptist Church, Nashville.
TBMB President Randy C. Davis, left, visits with Mondonico and LaToshia Williams of The Pursuit Church, Memphis, where he serves as lead pastor.
Randy C. Davis, far right, chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Committees, introduces the committee’s members June 13 during the afternoon session on the first day of the two-day SBC annual meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center. Davis said half of the nominees are members of churches with 250 members or less and 80 percent have never served on an SBC board or committee.
— Photo by Bill Bangham