Empowered: 2012 Florida Baptist Pastors' Conference
Oct 5, 2012
By FLBaptist STAFF

Stephen Rummage, 2012 Florida Baptist Pastors’ Conference President

Stephen Rummage is the pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Florida, where he has served since 2009. Stephen graduated from Southeastern Seminary and New Orleans Seminary. His latest book, Engaging Exposition, coauthored with Danny Akin and Bill Curtis, was named “Preaching Book of the Year” in 2012 by PreachingToday.com. He and his wife, Michele, have one son.

November 11, Sunday Evening 6:00-8:30 p.m.

Music by: Bell Shoals Baptist Church Choir and Orchestra

Doug Crawley, pastor of music and worship at Bell Shoals Baptist Church, along with the members of the Bell Shoals Celebration Choir and Orchestra are pleased to lead worship during Empowered 2012.

Messages by: 

Dennis Swawnberg

If laughter is truly the best medicine, then Dennis Swanberg is just what the doctor ordered. With years of experience as a pastor and leader, “The Swan” has a reputation for instilling hope in people from all walks of life. Widely known as “America’s Minister of Encouragement,” he brings joy to millions of people through his books and videos, nationally televised cable shows, and personal appearances. 

Mac Brunson

Beloved for his candor and sincerity, Mac Brunson has served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, since 2006. He holds degrees from Furman University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is heard on numerous radio and television stations around the world weekly and has authored numerous books, including Guidebook for Pastors. Mac and his wife, Debbie, are the parents of three grown children. 

November 12, Monday Morning 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Music by: Bell Shoals Worship Team and Band

Messages by:

Jim Henry

Jim Henry is Pastor Emeritus of First Baptist Orlando, having led that congregation for nearly thirty years. He is a respected Christian leader, serving two terms as President of the Southern Baptist Convention, authoring numerous books, and serving on evangelical boards and commissions throughout the world. He is a graduate of Georgetown College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Jim and his wife, Jeanette, have three grown children.

Roc Collins

Since 2005, Roc Collins has served as pastor of Indian Springs Baptist Church, a dynamic, growing fellowship in Kingsport, Tennessee. A graduate of Carson-Newman College as well as New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Roc has served churches as both a pastor and a full-time evangelist. Roc’s passion is preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, and he does so with heartfelt compassion and relentless conviction. He and his wife, Jeralyn, have two sons.

Ted Traylor

Ted Traylor has been the pastor of Olive Baptist Church in Pensacola, for more than 20 years. His radio and television ministry, At the Heart of Things, reaches thousands of homes along the Gulf Coast region, and each week his messages are broadcast worldwide through the internet. His bold and practical preaching brings people to a fresh understanding of God’s Word. Ted and his wife, Liz, have two children.

Monday Afternoon, 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Music by: Bell Shoals Worship Team and Band

Messages by:

Adam Dooley

Adam Dooley is the pastor of Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama, where he has served since 2010. Adam is a graduate of Clear Creek Bible College as well as the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. A bold preacher with a keen mind and contagious enthusiasm for biblical exposition, Adam has served in denominational leadership roles in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama as well as in the Southern Baptist Convention. He and his wife, Heather, have three children. 

Kevin Cosby

Kevin Cosby has served St. Stephen Church as pastor, and the Louis­ville, Kentucky metropolitan community, since 1979. Under his anointed leadership, the church has grown from 500 to over 13,000 members. In addition to his duties at St. Stephen, he is also president of Simmons College of Kentucky. He holds degrees from Eastern Kentucky University, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and United Theological Seminary. Kevin and his wife, Barnetta, are the parents of two adult children.

Anthony George

Anthony George is the senior associate pastor of First Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, serving alongside Dr. Charles Stanley. Prior to accepting that call earlier this year, Anthony served nearly 15 years as pastor of Aloma Church in Winter Park, Florida. Anthony is a graduate of Criswell College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is known for his visionary leadership, his loving heart, and his faithful biblical preaching.


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