The 2021 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting will convene at the Music City Center on June 15, at 8 a.m. and conclude June 16, at 5 p.m.
“Our Committee on Order of Business has worked diligently to produce a program agenda for this year’s annual meeting that will enable messengers to engage with their entities, transact their necessary business, and celebrate our coming together as the Southern Baptist Convention for the first time in two years,” said Adam W. Greenway, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and chair of the Committee on Order of Business. “I look forward to being with my fellow Great Commission Baptists in Nashville for two memorable days of reflection on, renewal of, and recommitment to our cooperative mission of getting the gospel to our neighborhoods and around the world.”
A full schedule follows.
TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 15
8:00 Worship – Branden Williams, convention music director; worship leader, The Summit Church, Durham, N.C.
8:20 Prayer – Randy Davis, executive director, Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, Franklin, Tenn.
8:25 Welcome and Call to Order – J. D. Greear, SBC president; pastor, The Summit Church, Durham, N.C.
8:40 Registration Report and Constitution of Convention – Don Currence, interim SBC registration secretary; administrative pastor, First Baptist Church, Ozark, Mo.
8:45 Committee on Order of Business Report (First) – Adam W. Greenway, chair; president, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
8:50 Celebrating Freedom – J. D. Greear; Chaplain Major General Doug Carver, U.S. Army retired, executive director of chaplaincy, North American Mission Board, Alpharetta, Ga.
9:00 Recognition of Past Presidents
9:10 GuideStone Financial Resources Report – O. S. Hawkins, president and CEO, GuideStone Financial Resources, Dallas
9:28 Introduction of New Motions (First) – J. D. Greear
9:48 Executive Committee Report (Part 1) – Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO, SBC Executive Committee, Nashville
10:33 North American Mission Board Crossover Report & Presentation – Kevin Ezell, president, North American Mission Board; Johnny Hunt, senior vice president for evangelism and leadership, North American Mission Board
10:45 North American Mission Board Report – Kevin Ezell
11:03 Worship – Branden Williams
11:20 President’s Address – J.D. Greear
12:00 Closing Prayer – Morris Chapman, president emeritus, SBC Executive Committee
TUESDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 15
2:00 Worship – Branden Williams
2:12 Prayer – Michael Catt, senior pastor, Sherwood Baptist Church, Albany, Ga.; Derrick DeLain, lead pastor, Proclamation Church, Nashville
2:15 Election of Officers (First)
2:30 Executive Committee Report (Part 2) – Ronnie Floyd
3:30 Committee on Resolutions Report (Part 1) – James Merritt, chair; pastor, Cross Pointe Church, Duluth, Ga.
4:00 Election of Officers (Second)
4:10 Introduction of New Motions (Second)
4:30 International Mission Board Report – Paul Chitwood, president, International Mission Board, Richmond, Va.
4: 48 Mission Sending Celebration – Paul Chitwood
5:03 Election of Officers (Third)
5:20 Committee on Resolutions Report (Part 2) – James Merritt
5:50 Miscellaneous Business
6:00 Election of Officers (Fourth)
6:10 Committee on Order of Business Report (Second) – Adam W. Greenway
6:25 Election of Officers (Fifth)
6:30 Closing Prayer – Lilly H. Park, associate professor of biblical counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 16
8:00 Worship – Branden Williams
8:15 Prayer – Sarah Farley, student mobilization associate, International Mission Board, Richmond, Va.
8:20 Send Relief
8:30 Committee on Order of Business Report (Third) – Adam W. Greenway
8:40 Previously Scheduled Business
8:50 Committee on Committees Report – Meredith Cook, chair, Neartown Church, Houston
9:00 Committee on Nominations Report – Andrew Hopper, chair; lead pastor, Mercy Hill Church; Greensboro, N.C.
9:15 Joint Seminary Reports – Jeff Iorg, president, Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ontario, Calif.; Jason K. Allen, president, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Mo.; James K. Dew Jr., president, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans; Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.; R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.; Adam W. Greenway, president, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
11:03 Worship – Branden Williams
11:15 Convention Sermon – Willy Rice, senior pastor, Calvary Church, Clearwater, Fla.
11:55 Prayer – Rebeca Garayalde, La Iglesia Bautista Misionera en Ponce, Puerto Rico
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 16
2:30 Worship – Branden Williams
2:55 Prayer – Kason Branch, lead pastor, Creekstone Church, Keller, Texas
3:00 Panel – Go2 Panel (Tentative)
3:30 Previously Scheduled Business – J. D. Greear
3:50 Committee on Order of Business Report (Fourth) – Adam W. Greenway
Election of 2022 Convention Preacher, Alternate Preacher and Music Director
4:00 Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Report – Russell D. Moore, president, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Nashville
4:18 Lifeway Christian Resources Report – Ben Mandrell, president and CEO, Lifeway Christian Resources, Nashville
4:36 Woman’s Missionary Union Report – Sandra Wisdom-Martin, executive director-treasurer, Woman’s Missionary Union, Birmingham, Ala.
4:48 Presentation of Officers – Ronnie Floyd
4:55 Hand-off to Anaheim5:00 Closing Prayer – James Westbrook, lead pastor, Realm Church, Oakland, Calif.