April 17-19, 2009 — Revival at First Baptist Church of Belle Chasse below New Orleans. Sam Gentry is pastor. 7 pm at night and 10:30 am Sunday.
April 22-25 — Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina — Leading conferences (and drawing people!) at the bi-ennial National Assn of Southern Baptist Secretaries Wednesday thru Saturday morning.
Monday, April 27 — Spring meeting of our association — my official retirement — meeting at First Baptist Church of New Orleans on Canal Blvd at 7 pm. You’re invited.
May 3-6 — Revival at North Greenwood Baptist Church in Greenwood, Mississippi. Noon services each weekday and 7 pm nightly. Jim Phillips is the pastor.
Tuesday, May 12 — First Baptist Church, Brandon, MS speaking to senior adults, 10:30 am and 6 pm.
Wednesday/Thursday, May 13-14 — NOAH Transition meeting at BAGNO.
Wednesday from 5 to 8 pm, drawing for Lakeview Baptist Church for the outdoor market fling on Harrison Avenue
Friday/Saturday, May 15-16, annual retreat for Directors of Missions in Louisiana. Springfield, LA.
Sunday, May 17, preaching at FBC Springfield in the morning service.
Monday, May 25 until Saturday morning, May 30, drawing missionaries and their families in Richmond.
Sunday, May 31 — morning services of Lake Ridge Baptist Church, Woodbridge, Virginia
Week of June 21 — Southern Baptist Convention, Louisville, KY. I’ll be drawing for Baptist Press.
Friday/Saturday, June 26-27 — children’s retreat for FBC Double Springs, AL at Camp Lee, Anniston, AL
September 12, Saturday, Ridgecrest on the River, NOBTS — conferences all day
September 26-27 (Sat/Sun) drawing and preaching for FBC Inman, SC. Paul Moore, pastor.
October 4-7, (Sun-Wed) revival at FBC Leakesville, MS. Philip Price is pastor.
November 6-7 (Fri/Sat) senior adult retreat for Annistown Road Baptist Church, Atlanta, held at Toccoa GA conference Center. My buddy Joel Davis is their senior adult leader.
November 29 (Sunday night) FBC Brandon MS
On the surface, this may appear to be a full schedule. But look more closely and you’ll see there’s lots of white space left on the calendar. So, there’s plenty of time to be working on the three books I’m trying to write (subjects: prayer, leadership, and fellowship). In the meantime, if your pastor needs a revival preacher, Bible teacher, prayer conference leader, deacon retreat speaker, banquet speaker/entertainer/motivator, or a janitor — one who mixes cartoons throughout all these — encourage him to call me!
I’ll appreciate your prayers that the Lord will use me to strengthen these churches, encourage these pastors, and reach people for Jesus.