Former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President, Dr. Ken Hemphill will lead our Minister’s Conference on September 18. “The Church—His Body/His Fulness” will be the topic.
In addition to his service at Southwestern, Hemphill was the national strategist for the Southern Baptist Convention’s Empowering Kingdom Growth emphasis from 2003-2011. He also served as the founding director of the Center for Church Planting and Revitalization at North Greenville University (NGU) in Tigerville, South Carolina.
Hemphill served as the pastor of First Baptist Church of Norfolk, Virginia, 1981-1992, and he led the Southern Baptist Center for Church Growth, 1992-1994, a joint venture of the Home Mission Board and Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (now known as North American Mission Board and Lifeway Christian Resources, respectively).
Originally from Morganton, North Carolina, Hemphill earned a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1970. In college, as a player on the Demon Deacons’ football team, Hemphill served as a youth minister at a local church with aspirations to play in the National Football League. However, he surrendered to a call to ministry following his marriage to Paula Moore in 1969.
Hemphill earned Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament from Cambridge University.
11:30 a.m. Lunch – Tickets available at reception desk; $6.
Noon – The Fullness of God
Bellevue Baptist Church
2000 Appling Road
Cordova, TN 38016
Please join us for food, faith-building, and fellowship, as we hear about all the great things that the Lord is doing through the Mid-South Baptist Association of churches because of your support and participation.