Images from the SBC Pastors’ Conference, Day 1

Meredith Flynn —  June 9, 2013
John Bolin, minister of worship and arts at FBC Houston, leads in worship at the Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference, which began Sunday, June 9.

John Bolin, minister of worship and arts at FBC Houston, leads in worship at the Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference, which began Sunday, June 9.

Greg Matte, pastor of FBC Houston, Texas, moderated a panel discussion on leadership with Rodney Woo (International Baptist Church, Singapore, Jack Graham (Prestonwood Baptist, Plano) and Eric Geiger (LifeWay Christian Resources).

Greg Matte, pastor of FBC Houston, Texas, and president of the SBC Pastors’ Conference, moderated a panel discussion on leadership with Rodney Woo (International Baptist Church, Singapore, Jack Graham (Prestonwood Baptist, Plano) and Eric Geiger (LifeWay Christian Resources).

Children in costumes representing nations around the world join FBC Houston's praise team and choir to sing a moving version of  "How Great is Our God".

Children in costumes representing nations around the world join FBC Houston’s praise team and choir to sing a moving version of “How Great is Our God”.

Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter closed the Pastors' Conference opening session with a message from Psalm 34.

Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter closed the Pastors’ Conference opening session with a message from Psalm 34.

Affliction will come to the righteous, Luter quoted Psalm 34, but, "You know how I know you're going to make it?" he asked pastors. "It's in the script!" he said, holding up his Bible.

Affliction will come to the righteous, Luter quoted Psalm 34, but, “You know how I know you’re going to make it?” he asked pastors, holding up his Bible. “It’s in the script!”

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Meredith is managing editor of the Illinois Baptist newspaper.