Houston Pastor to Lead Baylor Bible Conference Sept. 24-25

Sept. 21, 1999

Baylor University will host the 18th annual Baylor Bible Conference, co-sponsored by the department of religion and the Waco Baptist Association, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25, with several speakers and events planned for the two-day session.

Dr. William L. (Bill) Turner, pastor of South Main Baptist Church in Houston, will be the guest speaker for the conference. A graduate of Samford University, Turner earned his master of divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and completed his doctorate at Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, Ky. He served churches in Alabama and Kentucky for 30 years and currently serves as president of the board of trustees of the Institute of Religion in the Texas Medical Center.

Baylor religion faculty members Dr. Rosalie Beck, Dr. Barry Harvey and Dr. Naymond H. Keathley will lead this year's Bible study session, focusing on the books of 1 and 2 Thessalonians, the winter Bible study emphasis for Southern Baptists in 2000. Ed Wittner, former minister of music at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church, will be the music leader for the worship services for the conference.

Spouses of participants may attend a special conference held during the Bible study sessions. This year's theme is "The Minister's Spouse as Counselor." It is sponsored and led by Dr. Glenn Booth, coordinator of Ministers Counseling Services of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

The Bible conference will be held in Miller Chapel of the Tidwell Bible Building. The spouses' conference will meet in the adjacent Bobo Baptist Student Center. There is no charge for the conference. Participants also will receive complimentary tickets to the Baylor vs. Texas football game.

For more information, contact Dr. Jeter Basden, coordinator of the Bible conference, at 710-3739.

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