Thursday, March 12, 2009

Plans for the Meeting

The Midwest Regional Meeting of the New Baptist Covenant will be begin at noon on August 6th and conclude 9:30 PM on August 7th at the new Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

Testimonies will be given by Wilford Brown, former National Coordinator for Intercultural Ministries for American Baptist Churches and now the Campus Minister at Bacone College in Muskogee, OK, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry, former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts, and Sarah Stewart, a recent graduate of Truett Seminary who is now a Minister in Residence at First Baptist in Oklahoma City.

Messages will be given by Wade Burleson, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist in Enid, Oklahoma and past President of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Major Jemison, pastor of St. John’s Missionary Baptist in Oklahoma City and past President of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, and by Ellis Orozco, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of McAllen, Texas, who has served on served on the Administrative Committee and on the board of the Christian Life Commission of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Other participants include Tim Eaton, President of Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College, Javier Elizondo, Executive Vice President and Provost of the Baptist University of the Americas, and Dwight McKissic, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas and past President of the Southern Baptists of Texas Pastor’s Conference.

Workshops and breakout sessions will focus on building bridges cross-culturally to minister to the families of the imprisoned and to the impoverished.

Hotel reservations can be made at the Embassy Suites Hotel for $99 (+ taxes) nightly by calling 1-405-364-8040. Reservations for $70 (+ taxes) nightly can be made at the Guest Inn by calling 1-405-360-1234. Reservations for as low as -- $44.99 (single) and $50.38 (double)-- (+ taxes) nightly can be made at Motel Six by calling 1-701-3300. Be sure to tell them that you are with the New Baptist Covenant Convention when you make your reservations.


John Mills said...

Bruce: was good to hear your info. at the CBFO council mtg. When will the schedule of events for Fri. and Sat. be available? I plan to drive from Stillwater each day.

mfrancis1 said...

Hi Bruce,
Several of us admire President Carter and would like the opportunity to hear, see, meet him.
Will there be a time for the rest of us who are not members of the New Baptist Covenant?
Mary Francis

Dr. Bruce Prescott said...

Mary Francis,

Everyone is invited. You don't have to be a Baptist.

Former President Carter will be speaking on Friday afternoon, August 7th at 1:30 PM.

Look for a full page ad in the Norman Transcript Wednesday for a complete schedule.