SOURCE: Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship

March 07, 2008 16:17 ET

Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Holding 15th Annual International Conference in Birmingham

Conference Leaders Seek Change and Restoration of Faith and Glory

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - March 7, 2008) - The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International, an international faith and family reformation of churches, will host its 15th Annual International Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, June 25 to 27, 2008, at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center and Arena. The convention is expected to draw more than 30,000 attendees, with over 10,000 leaders of faith, a multitude of youth, and thousands of businesses and community organizations represented. Activities include spiritual sessions, Christian educational seminars, ladies luncheon, an exhibition plaza, youth & adult summit, and entertainment for people of all ages. This year's theme is In Pursuit of the Glory.

"America, the world and the church are at a crossroads," said Bishop Paul S. Morton, International Presiding Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. "A global recession is forecast. There is a crisis in the church. There is ongoing conflict in Europe, Africa and The Middle East. Our hope, our faith, our destiny and the solution to the planet's issues exist within the Glory of the Most High."

The Fellowship was founded in New Orleans. After enduring the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Full Gospel rebounded with its annual conference in New Orleans in 2006 and Atlanta in 2007. Birmingham was chosen as the city of this year's conference because of its permanent place in civil and human history.

Aiding Bishop Morton and Full Gospel in this effort will be some of the top spiritual leaders in the country: Bishop Clarence McClendon, Bishop Joel Jones, Co Pastor Susie Owens, Bishop Greg Davis, Overseer Steve Hall, Bishop Designate Rudolph McKissick and Overseer Christopher Harris.

Highlights of the conference include:

--  Distribution of truckloads of food and personal care items valued at
    $100,000;
--  Free pre-conference concert featuring Full Gospel's very own recording
    artists, Bishop Paul Morton, William H. Murphy and Bryon Cage;
--  Celebrity Basketball game between key bishops and special guests;
--  Daughters of the Promise, luncheon for women in transition with Dr.
    Debra B. Morton;
--  A 1,000-Voice Choir led by William Murphy;
--  A Youth and Young Adult Conference -- full itinerary of spiritual
    relevance, educational information and fun for 6,000+ youth;
--  Full Gospel's Great Exhibition Plaza, showcasing products and services
    from more than 300 exhibitors.
    

Admission to the conference is $35 per person at the door, or $20 if paid by May 2008. Visit http://www.fullgospelbaptist.org/html/conference2006.html or call 1-888-4CHANGE for a complimentary brochure and FREE gift

Corporate sponsorships and exhibition space are available. For information on sponsorship, call 404-567-4800. For exhibiting, call 610-831-0202.

About Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International www.fullgospelbaptist.org

Founded in 1992, the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International, Inc. is among the fastest growing multi-cultural and multi-denominational reformations. It represents over 10,000 leaders of faith, over 2,000 churches, and millions of constituents, partners, and associates throughout the world. Its key initiatives include church, people and community development, leadership and entrepreneurial growth, economic development, foreign missions, and growth for all generations.

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