The 188th Annual Gathering of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio will be held October 14 to 15, 2014. All events will take place over two days (Tuesday and Wednesday only) at Crowne Plaza, Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229. You are encouraged to make your room reservations AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
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The Gathering will highlight and celebrate the Region's 2014 Ministry Theme, "God's Empowering Presence," from Isaiah 6:1-8. "Also I heard the Voice of the Lord, saying, 'whom shall I send, and who will go for us?' Then said I, 'here am I; send me.'" (Isaiah 6:8)
Rev. Dr. David and Mrs. Christine Palmer will be the keynote presenters. Dr. Palmer is Pastor of the Kenwood Baptist Church, while Christine is a Ph.D. candidate in Bible and Ancient Near East at Hebrew Union College. David and Christine bring a deep love for scripture, especially the Isaiah 6 text. Rev. Bob Beals, from the First Baptist Church of Canton, will lead worship. Rev. Peter and Sarah McCurdy will be the featured ABC Missionaries.
Rev. Dr. David and Mrs. Christine Palmer will be the keynote presenters for our 2014 Annual Gathering October 14 and 15.. Dr. Palmer is Pastor of the Kenwood Baptist Church, while Christine is a Ph.D. candidate in Bible and Ancient Near East at Hebrew Union College.
David Palmer loves serving Christ as the senior pastor of Kenwood Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds a Ph.D. in Bible and the History of Interpretation from Hebrew Union College and received theological training at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author of the New Testament portion of the CASKET EMPTY Bible Study series (casketempty.com). He truly enjoys the fellowship and mutual encouragement of being with other pastors for times of study, prayer, and renewal.
Christine Palmer, a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, is a Ph.D. candidate in Bible and Ancient Near East at Hebrew Union College. She has contributed articles on Israelite religion and culture in several publications, including the Archaeological Study Bible and New Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Christine enjoys teaching the Word of God in both university and church settings, and has been involved with seminary training in her home country of Greece. She has held a long term interest in the theme of divine presence in Scripture and feels honored to be part of the ABC Ohio Annual Meeting this year. David and Christine are blessed with two treasured children, Salome and Jonathan.
The American Baptist Churches USA Biennial Mission Summit will be returning to Overland Park/Kansas City, June 26-28, 2015. Join us in the center of the country for a celebration that builds on our exciting event in 2013!
Mission Summit 2015 will have multiple highlights, including: the Mission Summit Conversations, dynamic speakers, luncheon events held by American Baptist International Ministries, American Baptist Home Mission Societies, and the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board, and more!