The International Mission Board is sponsoring a Pre-Conference experience with complimentary lunch from 11 a.m.—1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Jackson. The Pre-Conference is free but registration is required as space is limited. Your free registration can be accomplished by emailing Tracy Thomas at or calling (601) 925-6427.

Focusing on how to engage in global disciple-making through partnering with the work of the International Mission Board, this Pre-Conference features presentations by IMB leadership and interaction between pastors leading their churches to fulfil the Great Commission.

Monday, October 30 | 1:00-9:00 PM
1:00 Worship in Song
1:10 Welcome Theme Interpretation – Greg Belser
          “The Shepherd and his God” Psalm 78:72
          President, 2017 Mississippi Baptist Pastors Conference
1:20 Life Action Ministries Sponsor Presentation
1:30 Worship in Song
1:35  Jared Wilson
          “Good Shepherds” John 21:15-19
          Director of Content Strategy and Managing Editor of
          For the Church resources, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,Kansas City, MO
2:25  Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Sponsor Presentation
2:35  Worship in Song
2:45  Micah Carter
           “Seasonable Counsel for the Shepherd’s Stewardship of Suffering”
           1 Peter 3:13-18
           Pastor, First Baptist Church, Ripley, MS
3:30  Election of 2019 Officers
           Wade Stevens, President-Elect, 2018 MS Baptist Pastors Conference
3:35  Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary Sponsor Presentation
3:45  Worship in Song
4:00  Jim Shaddix
           “The Gospel of a Good Shepherd” 2 Cor. 6:1-10
           Professor of Preaching and Director of the Center for
           Pastoral Leadership and Preaching, Southeastern Baptist Theological
           Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
4:45  Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Sponsor Presentation
4:55  Benediction
           William Carpenter
                                               BREAK FOR DINNER
6:15  Choral Worship – “With a Shout”
           Celebration Choir and Orchestra
           Morrison Heights Baptist Church, Clinton, MS
           Worship in Song
6:25  Welcome
           Greg Belser
6:30  New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Sponsor Presentation
6:45  *Choral Worship – “Holy (Psalm 29)”
           *Choral Worship – “God of Mercy, God Of Grace”
7:00 Keith Warden
           “A Shepherd for Troubled Times” 1 Peter 5:1-4
           Pastor, FBC, Picayune, MS
7:45 Worship in Song
7:50 Offering
7:55 Special Music
8:00 Russell Moore, President, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
           of the SBC, Nashville, TN
8:45  Presentation of 2018 MS Baptist Pastors Conference Leadership
           Greg Belser
           Wade Stevens, President of the 2018 MS Baptist Pastors Conference