Bible Conference To Focus On Life And Teachings Of Jesus

Oct. 9, 2001

"Jesus Christ: Savior and Lord" will be the focus of Baylor University's 20th annual Bible Conference. Sponsored by the department of religion and the Waco Baptist Association, the conference will run Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, on the Baylor campus.

"Jesus Christ has been central to the Christian faith from the beginning, in confessions, theological discussion, literature and material expression," said Dr. Jeter Basden, coordinator of the conference and associate professor of religion. "The conference will explore the Christological foundation of our faith from a variety of perspectives."

Dr. Duane Brooks, pastor of Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston since 1998, will serve as guest preacher at the conference. Brooks, who received his bachelor's degree and doctorate from Baylor, has served as pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Cedar Park, Williams Creeks Baptist Church in Axtell and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Rosebud. A Baylor regent, he has been a member of the Texas Baptist Executive Board and the Human Welfare Coordinating Board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Brooks will preach at 9:15 a.m. Friday and at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in Miller Chapel.

Baylor religion faculty who will lead conference sessions are Dr. William Brackney, chair of the religion department; Dr. Mikeal Parsons, associate professor of religion; Dr. Bob Patterson, professor of religion; and Dr. Naymond Keathley, professor of religion. Ed Wittner, former minister of music at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church, will be the music leader for the worship services.

The conference is open to pastors, church leaders and spouses. Participants will attend the Baylor vs. Nebraska football game at the end of the conference.

For more information, call 710-3739.

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