MONTGOMERY (TAB) — The 2014 Alabama Baptist State Evangelism Conference started began Feb. 24 at Eastmont Baptist Church, Montgomery. Voices of Mobile welcomed standing ovations after each song, with renditions of “The Old Rugged Cross” and “This is My Story” and several others. Alan Floyd, pastor of Cottage Hill Baptist Church, Mobile, shared from Acts 3 and called for Alabama Baptists to stand “shoulder to shoulder … and lock arms together” for the furthering of the gospel. Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn., ended the evening session with a message also from Acts. Gaines said, “I believe what we need in this culture that is becoming increasingly anti-Jesus, anti-Bible, anti-church is that we need to take a strong look at the book of Acts.” The Feb. 25 morning session begins at 9 a.m. with praise and worship led by Kenneth McWilliams.
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