ELIZABETHTOWN—Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter has one Kentucky appearance on his busy summer speaking schedule—and it’s in Elizabethtown later this month.
Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, will bring his energetic and rhythmic preaching style to an evangelism rally at Severns Valley Baptist Church May 21. The main event kicks off at 7 p.m.
Pastors and their wives are invited to come early and enjoy dinner with the SBC president at 5 p.m., while teens can get their fill of cheese and pepperoni at the youth pizza blast starting at 6:15 p.m. Severns Valley Baptist Association is sponsoring the event. Please register for the pastors’ dinner by calling the association office at (270) 765-4023. Childcare for children five and under will be provided.
Luter, the first African American elected as SBC president, is nearing the end of his two-year term as messengers to the SBC Annual Meeting are set to elect a new president this June.
The New Orleans pastor is known for leading Franklin Avenue to a staggering 7,000 members in only two decades—up from its humble attendance of 65 in 1986.
More recently, Luter gained national attention for shepherding his flock through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which dumped eight feet of water inside his church and displaced many members to nearby cities and across the nation. By the time of his election as president, Franklin Avenue had been restored and so had many of its 5,000 members.
by Robin Cornetet, KBC marketing and media relations associate