Columbus | Today marked the official opening of business for the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention, beginning with worship led by Julio Arriola and the presentation of the Broadus gavel to President Ronnie Floyd. Below are some highlights from the day; check back this evening for an update on the SBC Call to Prayer.
After leading worship Tuesday, Julio Arriola (right) was elected music director for next year’s Convention in St. Louis.
SBC Executive Committee President Frank Page (left) passes the Broadus gavel to SBC President Ronnie Floyd to start the business session.
Douglas Carver, the North American Mission Board’s executive director of chaplaincy, remembers veterans of the Vietnam War during a 50th anniversary tribute.
Robert Walker (third from right) leads the pledge of allegiance with other military veterans. Walker is missions pastor at Broadview Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago.
Past presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention pray for Ronnie Floyd and his wife, Jeana, prior to Floyd’s president’s address Tuesday morning.
Jedidiah Coppenger (left) moderates the annual Baptist21 panel discussion with (from left) Danny Akin, Albert Mohler, David Platt, Russell Moore and H.B. Charles.
Frank Page introduces the Great Commission Advance, a new challenge for Southern Baptist churches in areas including evangelism and stewardship.