The 187th KBC Annual Meeting will be held at First Baptist Church in Paducah on November 12, 2024.

Find the details of the meeting and convention week activities below.

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Pastors’ Conference 2024

Hear from renown speakers and connect with other Kentucky Baptist pastors at this conference.

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Exhibitor Application

Apply to be an exhibitor at this year’s Annual Meeting.

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Submit an Obituary

Include a submission for the Obituary Report by August 31. 2024.

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Submit a Resolution

Discover how you can submit a resolution for consideration at this year’s Annual Meeting.

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Hotel Information

Find room blocks at local hotels for a discounted rate.

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Annual Meeting Schedule

See the agenda for the KBC’s 187th Annual Meeting.

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Host Church

This year’s host church is First Baptist Church in Paducah

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Hope for West KY

Volunteer and attend the evangelistic crusade in Paducah on November 10

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Convention Week Activities

November 6
Hope for West KY Students – Paducah Expo Center
 
November 9
Hispanic Evangelist Festival – 12 Oaks Baptist Church
 
November 10
Hope for West KY – Paducah Expo Center
 
November 11
40 Under 40 Luncheon
Bivocational Pastors Dinner
Discipleship Network of Kentucky Luncheon
Executive Pastor’s Group Dinner
Kentucky Baptist Pastors Conference
Kentucky Fellowship of Associational Leaders Dinner – 12 Oaks Baptist Church
Mission Board Meeting – FBC Paducah
Multi-Language Leaders’ Dinner
 
November 12
Annual Meeting of Kentucky Baptists – FBC Paducah
Church Multiplied Luncheon
Kentucky Baptist Women’s Luncheon
Student Ministry Luncheon

This year's Annual Meeting has live captioning available

Look for signage in multiple languages at the event

2023 Exhibitor Information

Learn more about exhibitors coming to the 2023 Annual Meeting. More information coming soon.

"In the Beginning" Book of Genesis Quilt Exhibit

First Baptist Church of Somerset will be hosting a unique art quilt exhibit titled “In the Beginning” depicting the creation of the world as reveled in the Book of Genesis. The exhibit will be open to KBC attendees on Monday and Tuesday, November 13 and 14 and displayed in the second floor walking track.

Carol Long Garver is the creator of the 20 art quilts to be displayed. Carol and her husband, Dave, live in Danville, Illinois, where he has retired from ministry and she taught art for 27 years in public school system. After retiring Carol was looking for a new interest to fill her time.

It was during a study of the Book of Genesis at their church that she was inspired to create the series of quilts depicting the creation of the earth. The COVID- 19 STAY-AT-HOME orders provided lots of time needed to complete the project.

Art quilting is an art form that uses quilting techniques to create art objects. As a beginner, Garver knew very little about quilt making techniques. She took art quilt classes, watched YouTube videos and made “lots of mistakes” to hone her skills. Garver is a “Biggie on Technique” and thinks that craftsmanship should always be at it’s best.

Each quilt in Garver’s “In the Beginning” project took lots of research, planning and sketching. The fabrics and even the threads were carefully selected, as well as the back side of each panel.

The first quilt is all blacks, grays and whites to illustrate the earth was dark, void and without form, while the second one uses hand-dyed scarves to show light and color. Subsequent quilts show the creation of the oceans, that land and sky; and plant life, fish, birds and animals that filled them. Lastly, man and woman were created.

The final panels depict the day of rest as God approved His Creation, the serpent in the Garden of Eden and the Tree of Life which are mentioned in the Books of Genesis and also Revelation.

“God, who is the great Creator, has given me the privilege of using my art to make these wall hangings to illustrate the Genesis account of the creation of our beautiful and wonderful world,” Garver said. “I hope you feel the joy I had in creating each one.”

Alliance Defending Freedom

Do you want to learn more about a Christian law firm that fights for religious freedom? Visit the Alliance Defending Freedom exhibit to learn more about how they defend the truth not only in law and policy but also in the public square.

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Calling Out the Called

KBC churches are having great difficulty finding candidates to fill their bivocational pastorate positions. The Calling Out the Called initiative is a 3-year focus with the primary goal of raising up local men to fill those bivocational pastorates. In addition to the primary goal, this emphasis will encourage men and women in other ministry-related callings as well.

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Cedarville University

Do you want to learn more about a private Baptist University located in Cedarville, OH? Visit the Cedarville University exhibit to learn more about their 175 undergraduate and graduate programs of study, all taught from a distinctly biblical worldview.

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Church Consulting & Revitalization Team (KBC)

Churches all across the state need assistance in areas like children’s ministry, finances, conflict resolution, and more. The Church Consulting & Revitalization Team can help. Visit their exhibit to meet your regional consultant and others who specialize in your area of need.

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Church Multiplied

How can our convention of churches help you multiply disciples, leaders and churches? Visit the Church Multiplied exhibit to learn more about their next steps in cooperating, supporting, sending, and multiplying church.

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Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Do you want to learn more about a private Baptist Bible College located in Pineville, KY? Visit the Clear Creek Baptist Bible college exhibit to learn more about the Bible College of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. This accredited Bible college provides educational preparation for adults who feel God calling them to Christian ministry.

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Cooperative Program

The Cooperative Program is the financial fuel as we work Together for the Mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ across Kentucky, the nation and the world. Every dollar you give to your church goes to power the work of the Kentucky Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention to train pastors, send missionaries, plant new churches and strengthen existing churches.

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Evangelism Team (KBC)

We have worked together to take the Gospel to Every Home, now let’s continue the effort together! Meet experts in everything from church planting to multi-language ministry and campus ministry by stopping by the exhibit.

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Every Church on Mission

Every Church on Mission is an initiative to help churches take their next Great Commission step. Every church, regardless of size, location or demographic, is capable of taking its next missional step. To consider what your church’s next step may be, explore the four elements in Every Church on Mission below. Then share what your church’s next step will be.

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GuideStone

Do you want to learn more about a faith-based organization that offers retirement, insurance, and investment options? Visit the GuideStone exhibit to learn more about a healthcare organization that is committed to Christian values and to serving both churches and individuals.

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International Mission Board

Do you want to take the gospel to every tribe, tongue and nation? Visit the International Mission Board exhibit to learn about how you can partner with them to live out the Great Commission. You can also learn more about the various mission trip opportunities and other resources they provide.

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J. H. Spencer Historical Society

If you have any interest in learning more about Kentucky Baptist History, visit the J.H Spencer Historical Society Exhibit. They exist to both promote and preserve Kentucky Baptist History.

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Kentucky Baptist Foundation

Do you want to learn how to manage your money wisely to advance the Kingdom of God? Visit the Kentucky Baptist Foundation exhibit to learn more about how they advise both individuals and churches in the best ways to support the Great Commission through investing and endowments.

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Kentucky Ethics League

If you want to learn more about the current ethical issues impacting Christians in Kentucky, visit the Kentucky Ethics League Exhibit. Their goal is to both inform and educate Kentuckians on ethical issues.

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Kentucky Today

Do you want the latest in Baptist life, state and national news from a balanced perspective? Visit the exhibit for the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s online news site and be sure to sign up to receive the Morning Briefing while you’re there.

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Kentucky WMU

Do you want to equip and engage disciples of Jesus? Visit the Kentucky WMU exhibit to discover tools and opportunities they provide to help Christians be on mission for Christ every day.

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Missions Mobilization Team (KBC)

Want to know more about Disaster Relief? Vision Trips? Christmas Backpacks? MSC Missionaries? Connect with members of the Missions Mobilization Team to discover how your church can embrace a more missional outlook.

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North American Mission Board

Do you want to further the kingdom of God in your own backyard? Visit the North American Mission Board exhibit to learn more about their specific focus areas and various ministry resources.

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Oneida Baptist Institute

Visit the Oneida Baptist Institute exhibit to learn more about this school that ministers both to the minds and souls of young people. The school accepts dormitory residents in grades 9-12 and day students in grades K-12.

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Send Relief

Visit the Send Relief exhibit to learn more about the work they do in response to caring for refugees, fighting human trafficking, responding to natural disasters and so much more.

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Sunrise Children’s Services

Do you want to learn more about a Christ-centered organization that provides care and resources for children who have been abused and neglected? Visit the Sunrise Children’s Services exhibit to learn about the varies ways they help children from therapeutic foster care to community-based services that are offered statewide.

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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Do you want to learn more about a fully accredited Baptist seminary located in Louisville, KY? Visit The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary exhibit to learn more about the varies concentrations and degree programs they offer and to discover why they are trusted for truth.

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Union University

Do you want to learn more about a private Baptist Christian University located in Jackson, TN? Visit the Union University exhibit to learn more about how they combine Christian faith and academics. Their goal is to equip students to engage the culture with the truths of the Bible.

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Contact Us

For information about registration or messenger requirements, contact the KBC at (800) 266-6477 or (502)-245-4101 or messenger.registration@kybaptist.org.

For information about anything else related to the annual meeting, please contact Cheryl Frerman:
(502) 489-3340 or (866) 489-3340 (toll-free in KY)
cheryl.frerman@kybaptist.org.