Greater Louisiana Baptist Convention Meets in Baton Rouge
November 11, 2015
Speaker Dr. Louis Clark Southeast Regional Vice President, Rev. Leo Cyrus host pastor and Councilwoman Donna Collins Lewis at the Greater Louisiana Baptist Convention November 3, 2015.
Jayimani Jolla of Scotlandville Magnet High School. Mayor Kip Holden, candidate for Lt. Governor greeted the 11th grader and other youth at a quarterly Baptist conference held at New Hope Baptist Church.
By Stephanie Anthony
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 marked the opening day of the Greater Louisiana Baptist Convention quarterly conference in Baton Rouge. The two-day conference was hosted at New Hope Baptist Church, 5856 Greenwell Springs Road, Rev. Leo D. Cyrus, Sr. host pastor. The double theme was “Envisioning the Future Exceptionally” from Jeremiah 29:11 and 1 Corinthians 4 1-2 and Ministering to the Masses that Matter to the Master”, Luke 4:16-20; Matthew 21:12-17; Matthew 25:31-35.
Opening day included welcomes by State Representative Ted James. He offered words of welcome including the reminder that the church sits in late Rep. Alfred Williams’s district. District 6 Councilwoman Donna Collins Lewis was on hand to give greetings from the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council.
Dr. Louis Clark, Southeast Regional Vice President delivered the keynote address, which included comical anqidotes and modern references. Dr. Clark even made reference to current Baton Rouge Major-President Melvin “Kip” Holden as Lt. Governor Holden. The candidate was present in the assembly.
General Secretary, Devin Mason, Sr. informed the conference of Rev. Leo Cyrus, Sr.’s recent surgery and why he would not be speaking. Despite original opposition from the Pastor of Second Baptist & New Hope Baptist Churches Rev. Mason lifted a “Love Offering”, to which Rev. Cyrus whispered, “Thank You”, into the mike.
The Sunday School Publishing Board December Conference will be held November 30- December 2, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. The February 2016 Quarterly Meeting will be held in Crowley, Louisiana and hosted by Ivan J. Lewis of the Southwest Region.