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Wednesday (1 plenary session)
Thursday (2 plenary sessions)
Friday (2 plenary sessions)
Baptists attending the Celebration will be challenged through inspirational messages on relevant topics.
Exciting speakers with a message for Baptists
Dr. Charles G. Adams, Pastor of Hartford Baptist Church in Detroit
Dr. Tony Campolo, professor emeritus at Eastern University and founder of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education
Former President Jimmy Carter
Former President Bill Clinton
Marian Wright Edleman, founder of the Children's Defense Fund
Former Vice President Al Gore
Dr. Joel Gregory, professor of preaching, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
U.S. Senator Charles Grassley
John Grisham, best-selling author
Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell, pastor of First Baptist Church, Decatur, Georgia
Dr. William J. Shaw, pastor of White Rock Baptist Church in Philadelphia and President of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
Relevant themes for today's world
Unity in Bringing Good News to the Poor
Unity in Respecting Diversity
Unity in Seeking Peace with Justice
Unity in Welcoming the Stranger
Unity in Setting the Captive Free
Inspirational plenary sessions each day
Wednesday, January 30, 7:00 - 9:30 pm*
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Thursday, January 31, 9:00 -11:30 am*
Thursday, January 31, 7:00 - 9:30 pm*
Friday, February 1, 9:00 -11:30 am*
Friday, February 1, 7:00 - 9:30 pm*
Thursday, January 31, Noon to 2:00 pm
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* schedule is subject to change as program details are finalized.