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NOVEMBER 13-15, 2022

2022 Annual Meeting

Join with other Georgia Baptists for our 200th anniversary celebration.

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YOU'RE INVITED

Join with other Georgia Baptists as we celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Georgia Baptist Convention. Over the course of 3 days this November you'll hear from 5 featured speakers as we look back at 200 years.

Worship with churches from across the state here in Augusta at Warren Baptist Church. Let us celebrate 200 years and welcome the next 200 years!

2022 Convention

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

This year marks the 200th Anniversary of the Georgia Baptist Convention. You're invited to celebrate with our other Georgia Baptist churches at this year's GBC Annual Meeting!

  • 1 Sunday, November 13
    • Sending Celebration with the International Mission Board (7pm-8:30pm)
  • 2 Monday, November 14:
    • Executive Committee
    • Preaching Conference
    • Session 1 (6pm-9pm)
  • 3 Tuesday, November 15:
    • Session 2 (9am-12pm)
    • Lunch
    • Session 3 (2pm-5:30pm)

Annual Meeting Messenger Registration:  All messengers are encouraged to register through their church for the Annual Meeting at http://igo.gabaptist.org.  The link and login information was be provided to each church through email and a letter.  If the church cannot locate this information, please email helpdesk@gabaptist.org for assistance.

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

At this year's 200th Annual Meeting, hear from our leadership, as well as a great lineup of pastors & authors.

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Kevin Williams

President

Georgia Baptist Convention

Kevin Williams

Dr. Kevin Williams is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Villa Rica and the President of the Georgia Baptist Convention. 
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Thomas Hammond

Executive Director

Georgia Baptist Mission Board

Thomas Hammond

Thomas Hammond is the Executive Director of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.

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Tony Evans

Author & Pastor

Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Texas

Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country's most respected leaders in evangelical circles. He is a pastor, best-selling author and frequent speaker at Bible conferences and seminars throughout the nation. Dr. Evans has served as the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for 40 years, witnessing its growth to over 10,000 congregants with 100 plus ministries. 

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Josh Smith

Pastor

Prince Avenue Baptist Church, Bogart

Josh Smith

Dr. Josh Smith has been the lead pastor of Prince Avenue Baptist Church near Athens, Georgia since 2017.  Dr. Smith has ministered in over 25 countries, worked with international students, and served as a missionary in central Europe.  His greatest passion is the exaltation of Christ and the advancement of Christ's kingdom to the ends of the earth through the ministry of the local church. 

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Wayne Robertson

Pastor

Morningside Baptist Church, Valdosta

Wayne Robertson

Dr. Wayne Robertson has served as Pastor of Morningside Baptist Church since 1985. Brother Wayne’s passion is to preach and teach the Bible in a clear, understandable, and relevant manner.  He has served as chairman of the Administration Committee of the Georgia Baptist Convention, as well as president of the GBC from 2001-2002.

Will you be joining us?

Scheduled Meals & Gatherings

Sunday:
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM:  IMB Alumni Meal (Simmons Hall)

Monday:
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM:  Hispanic Preaching Conference (Simmons Hall)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM:  Executive Committee Meeting (The Chapel)
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Korean Council Meeting (The Edge)
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM:  Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Luncheon (The Loft)
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM:  African American Fellowship Luncheon (The Loft)
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM:  Golden Isles Baptist Network (The Edge)
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM:  Young Leaders Meeting (Top Golf Augusta)

Tuesday:
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM:  Associational Missionary Fellowship Breakfast (Simmons Hall)
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM:  Pastors’ Wives Luncheon (Simmons Hall) REGISTER >>

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OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

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Looking Forward

As a convention, we will be looking back at our 200 years and looking forward to our future because God's not done yet!

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Praise & Worship

We'll be lead in worship by a combined choir and orchestra of about 350 people from churches across Georgia.

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Convention Business

We will conduce the business portion of the meeting as usual. Cooperative Program giving churches can register messengers in the Fall.

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Live Stream Information

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Stream the convention with ACTS2

The Preaching Conference and the Annual Meeting Sessions will be live streamed through our streaming platform called “ACTS2.” ACTS2 stands for Authentically Christian, Theologically Sound. It is designed by Georgia Baptists with Southern Baptists in mind. 

ACTS2 is really easy to use. Simply tap the subscribe button, sign up, and you’ll have access to the Annual Meeting live stream, plus hundreds of documentaries, trainings, short films, and more.

Tap the button to sign up or go to your preferred platform using the icons below.

EXHIBITORS INFORMATION

Exhibitor Hall Location and Times

The annual meeting exhibit is an opportunity to showcase Georgia Baptist Mission Board ministries, partners, and complementary vendors that Georgia Baptist churches may be interested in.

  • Meet Georgia Baptist Mission Board leadership and your regional consultants for Church Strengthening, Georgia Baptist Women, and Pastor Wellness.
  • Meet representatives and find out more about statewide ministries/efforts, including Mission Georgia, Public Affairs, Camps, Disaster Relief opportunities, and more.
  • Educational entities such as Georgia Baptist colleges, seminaries, and more.
  • Complementary partners and vendors providing various services, products, resources, and more.
  • See the Exhibitor Listing for a list of confirmed exhibitors.

DATES & TIMES

  • Monday, November 14th: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, November 15th: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
EXHIBITORS INFORMATION

Exhibitor Information & Registration

The Georgia Baptist Annual Meeting is a yearly annual event to conduct the business of the Georgia Baptist Convention. In 2022, we will be celebrating the 200th anniversary with additional history, content and more.

Dates: Sunday, Nov. 13 through Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022
Convention Location: Warren Baptist Church, Augusta, GA

SCHEDULE

Sunday Nov. 13: Vendor setup 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Sunday, Nov. 13: IMB Sending Ceremony at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm; the exhibit hall will be closed, please attend the ceremony
  • Monday, Nov. 14:
    • 8:00 am - 8:45: Final Setup for Vendors
    • 9:00 am: Exhibit Hall open to vendors
    • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm: Exhibit Hall open to attendees throughout the day
  • Tuesday, Nov. 15:
    • 8:00 am: Exhibit Hall open to vendors
    • 8:30 am – 4:30 pm: Exhibit Hall open to attendees throughout the day
    • 4:30 pm: Vendor breakdown of exhibits
    • 6:00 pm: Exhibit Hall breakdown complete / empty
Conditions/Expectations
  • Completing registration is an understanding and acceptance of all policies, conditions, or expectations stated here and upon registration.
  • Exhibitors will receive a confirmation of registration and then an acceptance or rejection of their registration.
  • Registration fees will need to be paid before confirmation and a spot assigned.
  • All exhibitors must have complementary products/services to GBC/SBC and not in competition with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.
  • All exhibitors must have theology and practices that are mainstream within GBC/SBC. Determination of this will be left up to GBMB leadership. The GBMB reserves the right to reject a registration/vendor for any reason.
  • No donor development or solicitation for donations, gifts, etc. is allowed, except for the Cooperative Program and Mission Georgia (given through GBMB).
  • There are no “premium” booths. At this time, each vendor will get a 2’x6’ table (with tablecloth if needed), two chairs, and approximately an 8’ wide space. Please use pull-up banners. No “pop-up” booths or 10’ exhibits.
  • Included in the registration fee will be meals (Monday lunch & dinner, Tuesday lunch) for 2 registered exhibit staff. Additional staff can be added for a fee in registration.
  • Exhibitor location will be at GBMB’s discretion based on final layout, total exhibitors, and attempt to provide even traffic for all vendors.
  • Displays will need to be staffed during all exhibit hours.
  • Giveaways are allowed such as pens, trinkets, books, apparel, etc., along with candy or snacks.
Shipping Information for booths/materials

If you are shipping any materials to the annual meeting, please ship to:

Warren Baptist Church
ATTN: Mark Ballis/GBC Meeting
3203 Washington Road
Augusta, GA 30907

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EVENT VENUE & LOCAL HOTELS

The 200th Celebration will be held at

Warren Baptist Church
3203 Washington Rd
Augusta, GA 30907

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HOTEL INFORMATION

We have partnered with the city of Augusta to provide a list of hotels with all available discount codes. We encourage you to view this list as you plan your visit to Augusta for the meeting. When making reservations please specify you are with and attending the Georgia Baptist Convention meeting.

Hilton Garden Inn

1065 Stevens Creek Rd.
Augusta GA 30907
706-739-9990

Phone or book online using Group Code GBM

Cut-off Date: 10/30/2022

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

444 Broad Street
Augusta GA 30901
706-922-1414

Phone or book online using Group Code GAB

Cut-off Date: 10/14/2022

Hyatt House

1628 Broad Street
Augusta GA 30901
706-922-3150

Phone 866-974-9288 giving name of Georgia Baptist Mission Board or
book online using Group Code G-GABA

Cut-off Date: 11/1/2022

DoubleTree

2651 Perimeter Parkway
Augusta, Georgia 30909
706-855-9364

Phone DoubleTree giving the name of Georgia Baptist Mission Board or book online with the link below:

SUPPORT RESOURCES

WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU

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You can schedule a no-cost dental appointment while here

Dental appointments will be available to pastors and association mission strategists in Georgia. There is no cost to you. 20 appointments are available on Monday, November 14 and 18 appointments on Tuesday, November 15. Register now if you need this service.

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Need childcare while at the convention?

The Georgia Baptist Convention in Cooperation with Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief at Warren Baptist Church is happy to provide childcare for all preschoolers including Kindergarten ONLY, but not including children in first grade or older. Childcare will be provided on Monday afternoon and evening, and Tuesday until 5:30 PM at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.

SUGGESTED DINING SPOTS (COMING SOON)

We've put together some recommended local spots to eat while you're here at the 200th Anniverary of the Georgia Baptist Convention.