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170th Mississippi Baptist Convention

Convention Session Reports

Convention program cover“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts 1:8


November 1, 2005 • Tuesday Morning, First Session

Time Event Other Information
8:20 Prelude Organist/Pianist
8:25 Sounding of the Gavel Gene Henderson
Congregational Praise Phil Jones
Scripture Reading: Acts 1:6-11 Sandra Gunn
Prayer Mark Prine
8:45 Organization of the Convention Gene Henderson
Recognition and Seating of Messengers
Report of Committee on Order of Business Gayle Alexander
Recognition of Tellers and Credentials Committee Gene Henderson
Welcome from FBC, Jackson Stan Buckley
8:55 Congregational Praise Phil Jones
9:00 Bible Treasure: The Power Encounter
Acts 3:1-10
Thom Rainer
9:25 Surviving the Storms Chuck Register
9:35 Report of Committee on Committees Arlis Grice
9:40 Presentation of Resolutions
9:45 Election of the President Gene Henderson
10:10 Congregational Praise Phil Jones
10:15 Christian Action Commission Report Jimmy Porter
10:25 Baptist Children’s Village Report Rory Lee
10:35 Convention Board Report Clarence Cooper
10:45 Congregational Praise Phil Jones
10:55 Choral Praise Sanctuary Choir, FBC, Brandon
11:10 President’s Address Gene Henderson
11:40 Benediction Ed McDaniel

November 1, 2005 • Tuesday Afternoon, Second Session

Time Event Other Information
1:25 Prelude Organist/Pianist
Choral Praise Sanctuary Choir/Orchestra, Fairview BC, Columbus
1:30 Sounding of the Gavel Gene Henderson
Congregational Praise Slater Murphy
Scripture Reading: Luke 24:49, Acts 1:12-14, Acts 2:1-4 Perry Phillips
Prayer Scotty Riggs
1:50 Bible Treasure: The Problem Encounter
Acts 4:1-12
Thom Rainer
2:15 Results of Election of President Gene Henderson
2:20 Testimony Ross Holleyman
2:35 Congregational/Choral Praise Slater Murphy
2:40 Business Session Gene Henderson
Presentation of 2006 Budget Scott Wiggers
Election of Convention Officers Gene Henderson
Presentation of Resolutions
Report of Constitution and Bylaws Committee Ken Anderson
Miscellaneous Business
3:15 Report of Board of Ministerial Education Steve Wilson
3:25 Mississippi Baptist Foundation Daniel Hall
3:35 Business Session Gene Henderson
Election of Convention Officers
Miscellaneous Business
4:00 Surviving the Storms Rex Yancey
4:10 Congregational Praise Slater Murphy
4:15 Choral Praise Sanctuary Choir/Orchestra, Fairview BC, Columbus
4:30 Convention Sermon Mickey Dalrymple
5:00 Benediction David Allen

November 1, 2005 • Tuesday Evening, Third Session

Time Event Other Information
6:25 Choral Praise Mississippi Singing Churchmen
6:35 Sounding of Gavel Gene Henderson
Congregational Praise Graham Smith
Scripture Reading: Acts 16:6-10 Jay Michael
Prayer Jimmy Smith
6:55 Choral Praise Mississippi Singing Churchmen
7:00 Final Presentation of Resolutions
7:05 Testimony Carrie McDonnall
7:20 Bible Treasure: The Presence Encounter
Acts 4:13-16
Thom Rainer
7:45 Recognition of Guests, New Workers, & Missionaries Jim Futral
8:00 Congregational Praise Graham Smith
8:05 Surviving the Storms Al Green, Jr.
8:15 Choral Praise Mississippi Singing Churchmen
8:25 Mississippi Baptist Convention Board Emphasis Jim Futral
9:00 Benediction Ramsey Coutta

November 2, 2005 • Wednesday Morning, Fourth Session

Time Event Other Information
8:20 Prelude Mississippi College Singers
8:30 Sounding of the Gavel Joel Medina
Congregational Praise Lavon Gray
Scripture Reading: Acts 17:23-28 John Blakeney
Prayer Carl Myers
8:50 Bible Treasure: The Priority Encounter
Acts 4:17-22
Thom Rainer
9:10 Report of Education Commission Mark Byrd
9:15 Memorial Service Frank Harmon
9:25 Choral Praise Mississippi College Singers
9:30 Introduction of College Presidents Gene Henderson
9:40 Mississippi College Report Lee Royce
9:50 Testimony Tommy Hamill
10:05 Business Session Gene Henderson
Adoption of 2006 Budget Scott Wiggers
Committee on Nominations Report Lamar McDonald
Time, Place & Preacher Committee Report Shannon Marshall
Resolutions Committee Report Tim Lee
Miscellaneous Business
10:35 Surviving the Storms LaRue Stephens
10:45 Congregational Praise Lavon Gray
10:50 Missions Mobilization Ken Rhodes
11:00 Choral Praise Mississippi College Singers
11:05 Message Jim Henry
11:45 Benediction Joe Turner

Featured Speakers

Mickey DalrympleMickey Dalrymple, pastor of Fairview BC, Columbus, since 1984, was born in Geraldine, Alabama. He is a graduate of Athens College, Athens, Alabama, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity Degree. Former pastorates include Moulton BC, Moulton, Alabama, and assistant pastor of FBC, Decatur, Alabama. Denominational service includes service on both the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board and the Alabama Baptist Convention Board. He and his wife, Carol, have two children.

Gene HendersonGene Henderson, pastor of FBC, Brandon, since 1986, was born in Sardis. He is a graduate of Northwest Mississippi Community College, Mississippi College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology and a Doctor of Theology. Former pastorates include FBC, Greenville, and Fairview BC, Columbus. Denominational service includes membership on the Education Commission and Mississippi Baptist Convention Board. He and his wife, Dorothy, have five children, and 16 grandchildren.

Jim HenryJim Henry, pastor of FBC, Orlando, Florida, since 1977, was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Georgetown College, Kentucky, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity Degree. Former pastorates include Two Rivers BC, Nashville, and Hollywood BC, Sledge. Denominational service includes serving as trustee for IMB and LifeWay and president of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently serves on the Florida State Board of Missions. He and his wife, Jeanette, have three children and five grandsons.

Thom RainerThom Rainer, president-elect of LifeWay Christian Resources, was born in Union Springs, Alabama. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and earned the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the former dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as a pastor in churches in Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, and Indiana, and is the author of 16 books including Breakout Churches. He and his wife, Nellie Jo, have three sons.

Program Personalities

Personality Position
Alford, Patsy Organist, Wynndale BC, Terry
Alexander, Gayle Pastor, FBC, Baldwyn
Allen, David Pastor, West Ellisville BC, Ellisville
Anderson, Ken Pastor, Parkway BC, Clinton
Blakeney, John Lay Member, FBC, Brandon
Buckley, Stan Pastor, FBC, Jackson
Byrd, Mark Associate Pastor, FBC, Jackson
Cooper, Jr., Clarence Pastor, Emmanuel BC, Grenada
Coutta, Ramsey Lay Member, Fairfield BC, Moselle
Dalrymple, Mickey Pastor, Fairview BC, Columbus
Futral, Jim Executive Director-Treasurer, MBCB
Gray, Lavon Minister of Music, FBC, Jackson
Green, Jr., Al Pastor, FBC, Bay St. Louis
Grice, Arlis Pastor, Goodyear BC, Picayune
Gunn, Sandra Lay Member, FBC, Biloxi
Hall, Daniel Executive Director, Mississippi Baptist Foundation, MBC
Hamill, Tommy Lay Member, Calvary BC, Macon
Harmon, Frank Director, Church-Minister Relations, MBCB
Hart, Eva Pianist, FBC, Jackson
Henderson, Gene Pastor, FBC, Brandon
Henry, Jim Pastor, FBC, Orlando
Holleyman, Ross Lay Member, Trinity BC, Carthage
Jones, Phil Minister of Music, FBC, Brandon
Kennedy, Larry President, William Carey College, Hattiesburg
Lee, Rory Executive Director, Baptist Children’s Village, Clinton
Lee, Tim Pastor, Summerland BC, Taylorsville
Marshall, Shannon Pastor, Steep Hollow BC, Poplarville
McDaniel, Ed Pastor, North Winona BC, Winona
McDonald, Lamar Lay Member, Poplar Springs Drive BC, Meridian
McDonnall, Carrie Missionary, International Mission Board
Meaders, James Director, College Singers, Mississippi College, Clinton
Medina, Joel Pastor, Iglesia Internacional Las Americas, Carthage
Michael, Jay Lay Member, North Oxford BC, Oxford
Murphy, Slater Minister of Music, Fairview BC, Columbus
Myers, Carl AMD, Pearl River BA, McNeill
Phillips, Perry Lay Member, FBC, Hattiesburg
Porter, Jimmy Executive Director-Treasurer, Christian Action Commission, MBC
Prine, Mark Lay Member, FBC, Brandon
Rainer, Thom President-Elect, LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville
Register, Chuck Pastor, FBC, Gulfport
Rhodes, Ken Director, Missions Mobilization, MBCB
Riggs, Scotty Minister of Youth, Rock Christian Fellowship, Clinton
Royce, Lee President, Mississippi College, Clinton
Smith, Graham Director, Church Music, MBCB
Smith, Jimmy Lay Member, FBC, Tupelo
Stephens, LaRue Pastor, FBC, Long Beach
Turner, Joe Pastor, FBC, Horn Lake
Valentine, Milfred Director, Mississippi Singing Churchmen, Prentiss BC, Prentiss
Wiggers, Scott Lay Member, FBC, Kosciusko
Wilson, Steve Pastor, Meadow Grove BC, Brandon
Yancey, Rex Pastor, FBC, Pascagoula