CORDOVA — The Tennessee Baptist’s Convention’s annual Summit meeting opened on Sunday night with a blend of praise, prayer and power at Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova.
The night included two worship gatherings — the All Nations Worship Service (see story HERE) and the annual Sunday night “Tennessee Reunion” service — held at different locations on the Bellevue campus.
Evangelist Bob Pittman, who has preached over 1,000 revival meetings and Bible conferences, was the featured speaker during the reunion service.
Pittman, a former pastor, preached a message about believers being in need of “the fresh breath of Jesus” in their lives.
The night also included the annual presentation of the TBC’s Eagle Award, which was given to Doug Duncan of Dyersburg. The award is given each year to an outstanding Baptist lay leader.
Steve Gaines, senior pastor at Bellevue, welcomed attendees and opened the service with prayer. Randy C. Davis, president and executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, gave a brief history of the Reunion Service and presented the Eagle Award to Duncan.
The night concluded with a time of prayer, with many of the attendees coming forward to kneel at the altar.
Summit, which continues on Monday with the annual pastors’ conference, runs through Wednesday.
Coverage of the convention, including daily updates, can be found at baptistandreflector.org throughout the week. B&R