BMA of Arkansas President’s Message

The annual session of the BMA of Arkansas will convene on the campus of Central Baptist College in Conway, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 4-5. CBC President Terry Kimbrow and the great staff of the college are preparing to be the always gracious hosts they have been for years.

I have chosen as the theme this year, “God is Able!”It is based on II Cor. 9:8. As messengers and guests assemble, they will hear from

our four ministry departments and auxiliary ministries that, indeed, every day and through every situation, God is able to do more than we think or imagine. What a mighty God we serve!

This year, instead of breakout sessions, we will have a concert of gospel music presented by a trio of men from three BMA of Arkansas churches. Legacy of Praise is composed of Chuck Sullivan, Bobby Loe and Danny Fagala. You will be blessed by the tight harmonies of this group. The concert will be in the Burgess Auditorium at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Throughout the hall of the Harold E. Cooper Complex will be tables hosted by various vendors representing various departments and other ministries. Messengers and guests are urged to visit those tables and get better acquainted with the myriad of ministries reaching to the people of Arkansas.

Thursday evening will begin with even more great music. Those attending the first session will be blessed as the CBC Band, CBC Singers and CBC Choir lead in a program of worshipful music. The annual message will be preached by Wade Allen, pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Rogers. The alternate is Wynndel King, pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Jonesboro.

Chef Jill McCollum and her staff will have several meals available for the messengers and guests. Please see the article on page 1 by CBC Director of Church Relations Duffy Guyton for more information regarding the meals.

Central Baptist College will host an appreciation breakfast on Friday at 7:30 a.m. in the Mabee Center Community Room for anyone who would like to attend. Please RSVP to Bro. Guyton that you will attend.

CBC has no COVID restrictions this year. However, if any messenger or guest feels more comfortable wearing a mask, please feel free to do so.

Your officers, in conjunction with the CBC staff, will do our utmost to make this meeting one that is worshipful, informative, uplifting and encouraging. Please churches, gather together with us! Some may feel they don’t need the association, but I assure you that the association needs you!

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