WACO – The Baptist General Convention of Texas will gather for the 137th Annual Meeting on Nov. 13-15, at the Waco Convention Center. This year, Texas Baptists will focus on being “unwavering” in the mission to do good works and glorify Christ.
"The Annual Meeting of Texas Baptists will be a special time of fellowship, worship, education and some business to which we need to attend, as always,” Texas Baptists Executive Director David Hardage said. “Please join me in praying for the Lord to bless our time together."
Featured speakers at the meeting will include Michael Gosset, pastor of Green Acres Baptist Church; Tony Canady, pastor and church planter of Triumphal Christian Fellowship of Waxahachie; Ariel Martinez, pastor of Del Sol Church; and Jason Burden, Texas Baptists president and pastor of FBC Nederland.
Worship will be led by First Baptist Church Waco Choir, led by Andy Muskrat; First Baptist Woodway, led by Art Wellborn; Biblical Community Church, led by David Talguit; and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor worship team.
Three rallies will be held on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 13 to kick off the meeting: the African American Worship Rally at Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church, the Texas Baptists en Español Celebration at First Baptist Church Waco and Pastor’s Common for Young Adults at Heritage Coffee. Find more information about rallies here.
During the business sessions, messengers will elect officers and vote on the 2023 proposed budget, nominations for affiliated boards and ministries, resolutions and more. To view business information, click here.
Several workshops will be held on topics including reaching millennials, church revitalization, the mission of Texas Baptists, women’s ministry and more. Attendees are encouraged to visit exhibit halls throughout the three-day event to learn more about Texas Baptists resources, partnering ministries and institutions, and for networking and fellowship. Several meals and receptions will also be hosted by Texas Baptists ministries and partners.
Texas Baptists churches can pre-register messengers online here. Additionally, messenger cards can be requested by calling 1-888-244-9400. Visitors are welcome to attend all sessions and can register on-site at the registration desk.