The annual meeting of the Tennessee State Association will meet one week earlier than usual in 2009. Delegates at the 2008 event voted unanimously to go back to Pigeon Forge but due to scheduling conflict with the conference center, the meeting will be moved up (in 2009 only) to November 2 – 4. The Main Stay Suites and Conference Center proved to be well received by delegates due to the convenience offered by the facility. Speakers for the annual event this year are as follows: Dr. James Kilgore (FWB Family Ministries), Chris Dotson (Peace FWB Church, Morristown), Richard Atwood (Free Will Baptist Home Missions), Mike Gladson (Cofer’s Chapel FWB Church, Nashville) and Eddie Young (First FWB Church, Newport). Kevin Woolard, (New Hope FWB Church, Joelton) will oganize and lead the music.
The three day meeting promises to be a wonderful time of fellowship and worship. Delegates will also hear various reports of the ministries of the Tennessee State Association of Free Will Baptists. There will also be a time for national departments and missionaries to bring greetings. To make reservations at the Main Stay Inn, please call the hotel directly and identify yourself with Tennessee Free Will Baptists. All rooms are suites with two queens, a sitting area and a kitchenette and are $69 per night. The phone number is (865) 428-8350. Rooms are limited so call early.