Churchnet March 2016 - Page 4

Exciting Speakers

Churchnet’s 2016 Annual Gathering provides a wonderful opportunity for fellowship, worship, and training. This year’s Gathering will be Friday evening and Saturday morning, April 15-16, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Lee’s Summit. The Gathering begins on Friday evening with our Annual Missions Banquet at 5:30 p.m., followed by worship. The Gathering concludes following worship at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Saturday morning schedule includes a light breakfast, a brief business session, and a variety of workshops. Our theme this year is Engage the Future through Missional Collaboration.

Our speaker for our Friday evening worship

will be Rev. Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr. He has

served as Pastor of the Greater Saint Mary

Missionary Baptist Church in Lake Charles,

La., for the past 30 years. He was elected the

15th president of the National Baptist

Convention of America International, Inc.,

in June of 2014. Carol Bercian, founder

and director of the Tabitha Ministry in

Guatemala City, will be speaking at our

Annual Missions Banquet. Dr. Jim Hill,

Executive Director of Churchnet, will also

be sharing remarks during our Friday

evening worship.

Samuel Tolbert

Carol Bercian

Jim Hill