Baptist and Reflector
FRANKLIN — Tennessee Baptist Mission Board leaders are continuing to plan for The Summit to be held Nov. 8-11 at Brentwood Baptist Church, Brentwood.
The Summit is the annual gathering of Tennessee Baptists and includes the Pastors Conference, the annual meeting of the Tennessee Baptist Convention and everything in between.
“We’re excited about plans for Summit 2020 and at this point we are forging ahead with plans to gather as we normally do,” said Randy C. Davis, president and executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
“At this time there is much uncertainty, but it is also impossible to predict what the climate will be in November related to COVID-19,” Davis continued.
“We’ll make decisions about the logistics of gathering as we get closer to Summit, but right now the Arrangements Committee and TBMB staff are working hard to create the level of excellence Tennessee Baptists have become accustomed to in their annual meeting,” Davis added.
Summit will kick off with a “Tennessee Reunion” on Sunday night, Nov. 8, at Brentwood Baptist Church.
The Pastors Conference begins on Monday, Nov. 9, with sessions beginning at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Speakers include Chuck Lawless, dean of doctoral studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.; Ben Mandrell, president, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville; Derek Smith, pastor, Living Hope Baptist Church, Clarksville; Chris Phillips, pastor, Journey Point Church, Denver, Colo.;
Ternae Jordan Sr., pastor of Mount Canaan Baptist Church, Chattanooga; and Pat Hood, pastor, LifePoint Church, Smyrna.
The annual meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and concludes the next day at Noon. Confirmed speakers include Willie McLauren, a vice president with the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention; Bruce Chesser, TBC president and pastor of First Baptist Church, Hendersonville; and Mike Glenn, pastor, Brentwood Baptist Church.
Additional information will be printed as it becomes available.