GBC Convention photos
Published November 24, 2005
Tom Duvall, attorney with Arnall Golden & Gregory who represented Georgia Baptists during the time when Shorter College sued the GBC, from 2002 through 2005 - announces the return of the school as a Baptist college and the school's first year of football.
Robert Smith, preaching professor for Beeson Divinity School at Samford University, Birmingham, preaches during the education report.
Brothers Zach and Jake Bray enjoy playing in pre-school childcare while their parents attend convention sessions in Columbus. The brothers are sons of Wayne and Amy Bray of Millen, where Wayne Bray serves as pastor of Oak Hill Baptist Church. Supervising the activity are Bonnie Hunter, left and partially out of the photo, and Linda Baxter, right. Hunter was a GBC summer missionary who traveled the state helping churches lead Vacation Bible School events this past summer. Baxter is minister to preschool and children at Byne Memorial Baptist Church in Albany.
J. Robert White, executive director of GBC, reads a resolution from the Florida Baptist Convention thanking Georgia disaster relief volunteers for their efforts following four hurricanes last year. During the report of the Executive Committee, White also announced that Georgia Baptists have given a record $4,390,156 for Katrina relief.
New officers for Georgia Baptist Minister's Wives organization are: from left, Charlene Burnham, First Church, Lindale, vice president; Cindy Evers, Northside Church, Tifton, president; and Sonny Hattaway, Tabernacle Church, Cartersville.
Mike Gravette, GBC mission volunteer specialist, poses with Keith Brickell, right, pastor of Bellevue Church, Macon. Bellevue was named the Acts 1:8 Church of the Year for best exemplifying the church that seeks to minister in "Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the uttermost parts of the earth."