After year’s absence, messengers return for ministry, business, fellowship
By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
NASHVILLE — One year after COVID-19 forced the cancelation of the 2020 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, Southern Baptists came out in force in Nashville on June 15-16 with the highest messenger count since 1995 — and the largest since the turn of the century in 2000.
The messenger count totaled 15,726, marking the largest gathering since 11,959 messengers attended the SBC annual meeting in 2000 in Orlando. The number also far exceeded the 11,641 messengers who attended the last SBC held in Nashville in 2005. [Read more…]