Tennessee State Association of Free Will Baptists November 10-12, 2014
You will not want to miss the Tennessee State Association of Free Will Baptists when it meets for the 77th annual session on November 10-12, 2014. Four able preachers of the Word will develop the theme,“A Good Soldier of Jesus Christ.” The state convention will meet at what seems to be it’s adopted meeting place, the Main Stay Suites and Conference Center, 410 Pine Mountain Road, Pigeon Forge. The 126 room hotel with attached conference center nestled at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains is ideal for the three days of worship, fellowship and conducting the business of the association. Clerk Jeff Davis will call the association to order on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. and introduce the Moderator, Randy Riggs. There is sure to be good music as Free will Baptists from all over the state blend their voices in worship and praise to God.
Robert J. Morgan, pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville for the last 35 years will be the keynote speaker as he addresses the subject,“A Good Soldier is Faithful to His Commander.”Morgan is an international speaker and best selling author with over 25 books in print. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from his alma mater, Columbia International University, in 2014.
Tuesday morning, Charles Cook, Jr. will speak on the subject “A Good Soldier Is Faithful to His Comrades.” Cook has been at the Cookeville Free Will Baptist Church for the last four years. He has earned degrees from Welch College and Duke Divinity School and studied for two years at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Along with pastoring, Charles also teaches online courses for Hillsdale College in Oklahoma and is the academic editor for Randall House Publications new academic imprint division.
Good preaching will continue Wednesday morning as Pastor Tim Farris finishes up our associational program with “A Good Soldier is Faithful To His Country.” Farris, a native of Greeneville, will celebrate 20 years at Hurricane Chapel in McEwen in October. Tim was ordained in the Union Association and has also pastored churches in Elizabethton and Greeneville. He is married to Tammy and they have two daughters.
To reserve your room, call the Main Stay at 865/428-8350. Identify yourself with TN Free Will Baptists. All rooms are $69 plus tax per night.Official delegates may use your church’s Tennessee tax exempt certificate to save the TN Sales Tax. There is a small local hotel tax. (Special rates available only by calling. Do not try to reserve online.)
To pre-register, e-mail the state office with all names in your party including church name to glennposton or by calling 615/715-0521.