2012 Florida Baptist State
Convention Annual Meeting
Dec 11, 2012
ORLANDO (FBC)—Three and a half years after losing her pastor-husband to a fatal gunshot attack during Sunday morning services at their home church in Illinois, Cindy Winters urged approximately 150 Florida Baptist pastors’ wives to “be intentional about leaving a legacy.”

Themed “Leaving a Legacy,” the Florida Ministers’ Wives Luncheon, based on 2 Timothy 1:5b-7, was held Nov. 13 at Orlando’s First Baptist Church in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Florida Baptist State Convention.
Dec 5, 2012
ORLANDO (FBW)—The way people dress, how they connect, and what language they speak might change the appearance of the church 15 years from now—but truth is eternal one pastor said in a panel discussion at the Florida Baptist State Convention annual meeting Nov. 13 in Orlando.
Dec 5, 2012
ORLANDO (FBW)—Relying on God’s power rather than their own is the only way for pastors to be effective in ministry, said speakers during the 2012 Florida Baptist Pastors’ Conference Nov. 11-12 at First Baptist Church in Orlando.
Nov 29, 2012
ORLANDO (FBW)—Organizations with members who share common goals with the churches of the Florida Baptist State Convention, met Nov. 12 in Orlando on the first of the two-day FBSC annual meeting for fellowship, inspiration and training. In meetings they discussed such topics as human trafficking, arts in ministry, social media, and immorality. The Florida Baptist Church Music conference changed its name to Florida Worship Gathering.
Nov 21, 2012
ORLANDO (FBW)—Officers elected at the Nov. 12-13 meeting of the Florida Baptist State Convention annual meeting of 2,922 Southern Baptist churches and missions across Florida are from as far south as Okeechobee, as far north as Jacksonville and in north-central Florida’s Ocala.

Jacksonville pastor Tim Maynard, 58, was elected FBSC president with 640 votes cast, receiving 374 or 59 percent of the votes while Clayton Cloer, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Central Florida received 264 votes or 41 percent of the vote.
Nov 21, 2012
ORLANDO (FBW)—Meeting in Orlando Nov. 12-13 for the Florida Baptist State Convention, messengers elected Jackson­ville pastor Tim Maynard as president, approved a $31.6 Cooperative Program budget for 2013, and looked at “What Really Matters” in exploring family, faith, relationships and legacy.

The convention drew 1,084 registered messengers and guests compared with 1,556 messengers the last time it was in Orlando—in 1999. Each year since 2006 attendance has declined noticeably.
Nov 21, 2012
The outgoing and incoming presidents of the Florida Baptist State Convention each offered challenging words Nov. 13 as one exited and the other assumed leadership of Florida Baptists during the annual meeting.
Nov 21, 2012
ORLANDO (FBC)—A report on the planting of 117 new churches across the state and the hiring of two persons to fill board–elected positions topped the agenda of the State Board of Missions pre-convention meeting Nov. 12 at First Baptist Church in Orlando.
Nov 21, 2012
ORLANDO (FBC)-In the 151st annual meeting of the Florida Baptist Convention, four short videos highlighted how Florida Baptists are focusing on what really matters in four priority areas: church planting, evangelism, biblical stewardship and compassionate ministries.
Nov 21, 2012
ORLANDO (FBW)—Florida Baptists’ legacy must be that they “poured out” everything in their ministries on the right altar that will bring glory only to God, David Uth preached Nov. 13 at the Florida Baptist State Convention annual meeting.
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