Drawing on the "Tell Your Story" theme of the convention, Curtis Woods pointed to Jonah 1 in exhorting believers to "rethink mercy and tell your story."
Woods, associate executive director for convention relations & communications for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, preached the convention sermon at the Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Baptist Convention in Bowling Green.
The Crescent Hill and Campbellsville decisions dominated headlines. A significant feature of this year's convention, though, was the great stories told. Speakers were encouraged to "tell your story" in order to inspire other Kentucky Baptists to share theirs.
For KBC President Chip Hutcheson, editor of Princeton's newspaper, almost being in a car accident brought him to his knees.
An Ashland newspaper editor and a Bowling Green religion writer were the inaugural recipients of a journalism award for religion coverage bestowed by the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
Veteran journalist Mark Maynard, editor of The Independent in Ashland, and Laurel Wilson, a reporter for The Daily News of Bowling Green, were recognized Nov. 10 with the Integrity Award for Coverage of Faith Issues during the KBC annual meeting at Living Hope Baptist Church in Bowling Green.
Tom James, pastor of Eastwood Baptist Church in Bowling Green, was elected as president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention by acclamation at the KBC annual meeting Nov. 11.
Jerry Tooley, director of missions for Daviess-McLean Baptist Association, and Mark Payton, pastor of Dry Ridge Baptist Church, were elected as first and second vice presidents, respectively.
Convention President Chip Hutcheson urged Kentucky Baptists gathered Nov. 11 at Bowling Green's Living Hope Baptist Church to be "all in" for the cause of Christ.
"We, as Kentucky Baptists, must remind ourselves daily to be 'all in' when it comes to modeling our faith and obedience to the Lord in the midst of a world that is traveling at warp speed away from God," Hutcheson urged.