Mississippi College

MC Alumni Gather at Southern Baptist Convention

May 13, 2009

Mississippi College alumni will gather for food and fellowship at the 152nd annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Louisville, Ky. on June 23.

Beginning at 8 p.m., the Tuesday evening gathering of MC alums is booked at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, site of the two-day SBC meetings. Ross Aven, director of alumni affairs on the Clinton campus, will be among the MC leaders greeting the visitors during the two-hour reception.

Founded in 1845 in Augusta, Ga., the Southern Baptist Convention includes more than 16 million members. They worship at more than 42,000 churches nationwide. The SBC sponsors about 5,000 home missionaries in the United States, Canada, Guam and the Caribbean and more than 5,000 foreign missionaries worldwide.

Johnny Hunt, pastor at an Atlanta area First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga. serves as this year's SBC president. The group is committed to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. The SBC annual meeting concludes June 24.

Mississippi College alumni gathered for a similar session at last year's SBC meetings in Indianapolis. The Southern Baptist Convention plans to be in Orlando for its annual meeting in June 2010. SBC leaders travel to Phoenix for annual meetings in 2011, and onto New Orleans in 2012. Alumni from Baptist-affiliated Mississippi College are expected to be a big part of those upcoming meetings, too.

For more details, contact Ross Aven at 601.925.3228 or aven@mc.edu

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