International Spiritual Awakening Advisor to Speak at BU

Oct. 28, 1997

Henry Blackaby, special assistant to the president of the North American Mission Board, and Don Guthrie, pastor of the First Baptist Church of San Antonio, will lead the Baylor University Baptist Student Ministry's (BSM) Fall Renewal conference Nov. 4-5 at Miller Chapel in the Tidwell Bible Building.

Guthrie will speak at 7 p.m. on Nov. 4 and Blackaby will speak at 7 p.m. on Nov. 5. The Heavenly Voices gospel choir will provide music on Nov. 4 and the musical group Shane and Caleb and the Touchstone Ministries praise and worship team will provide music on Nov. 5.

Former director of Prayer and Spiritual Awakening for the Home Mission Board, Blackaby gained international recognition for his book Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God. Numerous denominations throughout the world currently use the personal discipleship book. It has been translated into more than 50 languages. Baylor BSM Director Clif Mouser said the conference represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Baylor students to hear Blackaby.

"He is a recognized spokesman for the need for spiritual awakening in our generation," Mouser said. "He is one of the best ministers of spiritual renewal that there is."

Other books Blackaby has written include The Power of God, Fresh Encounter: God's Pattern for Revival and Spiritual Awakening and When God Speaks.

A 1975 magna cum laude graduate of Baylor, Guthrie served as assistant director of the Baylor Baptist Student Union from 1975 to 1976 assisting with the development of Welcome Week, Freshman Council and freshman Bible study programs. He also served as Texas state president of the Baptist Student Union.

For more information contact Mouser at 710-3215

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