A Message from bbfi president eddie lyons


I'm the newly elected president of the Baptist Bible Fellowship and I'm excited about the potential of this network for advancement of the gospel all over the world. One of our greatest strengths has always been our autonomy (ministry diversity). It creates a perfect environment for the most gifted of our entrepreneurial pastors/missionaries/planters. But it's difficult to stay connected.

We'd like to find out more about your ministry. We believe that if we had a better idea of who your church is, we'd be more equipped to determine where we need to go, as a network, from here. Please take a few minutes to fill out the following survey today. When you finish, feel free to forward it to any of your friends that you think I may miss, even if they aren't active in our network any longer.

Thank you for helping us get better at connecting, mentoring and planting.

Churches with an average attendance of 0-249, click this link:
Churches with an average attendance of 250-499 click this link:
Churches with an average attendance of 500-999 click this link:
Churches with an average attendance of 1000+ click this link:

May God bless us to the degree we're willing to serve and bless others,

Eddie Lyons
President, BBFI





Rick Blackwood- Serves as the senior pastor of Christ Fellowship Church in Miami, Florida, a large and growing multicultural congregation. Christ Fellowship has been listed as one of the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Churches in the country, although Miami is considered one of the most unchurched cities in the nation. His book, The Power of Multisensory Preaching and Teaching, is a Preaching magazine Book of the Year winner.  Rick is an alumnus of Baptist Bible College.  

Eddie Lyons- Became the senior pastor of High Street Baptist Church in Springfield, MO in 2002.  He grew up in the Philippines as the son of missionaries.  He and his wife Cindy continued to serve as missionaries in the Philippines for 20 years before becoming the pastor of High Street.  Eddie is the current president of the BBFI.

David Nasser- Continues to be one of North America’s foremost evangelist and speakers.  He has written four books and speaks to more than 500,000 people each year at various events across the country. David is Pastor Emeritus of Christ City Church in Birmingham, AL.  In August David was also named the Senior Vice President for Spiritual Development at Liberty University.

+ Breakout Sessions on the following topics:

  • Church Planting Vision & Strategy
  • Strategy & Empowering Visions
  • Children's Ministry
  • Cross Cultural Ministry
  • Great Weekend Service Planning
  • Increasing Your Church's Giving
  • Youth Pastor's Forum
  • Effective Church Marketing
  • Multi-Site Church Ministry
  • Senior Adult Ministry


All of these hotel properties offer shuttles to and from the airport.  They are also all within five miles of the meeting site. When you make your reservation please use the group name: Baptist Bible Fellowship

The Wingate by Wyndham
5750 Hazeltine National Dr, Orlando, FL 32822
(407) 826-5258 I
Rate: $75 per night

Fairfield by Marriott
7100 Augusta National Dr, Orlando, FL 32822
(407) 888-2666 I
Rate: $119 per night

Hampton Inn by Hilton
5767 T.G. Lee Blvd. Orlando, FL 32822
407.888.2995 I
Rate: $129 per night

Springhill Suites by Marriott
5828 Hazeltine National Dr, Orlando, FL 32822
407.816.5533 I
Rate: $134 per night

Marriott Orlando Airport
7499 Augusta National Dr, Orlando, FL
(407) 851-9000
Rate: $189 per night


4:30pm - Registration
6:00pm - Opening Session: Eddie Lyons

9:00am - Morning Session: Keith Bassham
10:15am - 12:00pm - Ladies Fellowship with Donna Janney
10:15am - 11:00am - Effective Church Planting Curriculums and Training: Eddie Lyons and Sean Sears
Implementing Strategies for Church Growth: Tom Demers
Children's Ministry: Orlando Baptist and High Street Team

11:15am - 12:00pm - A Strategy For Church Planting Multiplication in America: John Gross
Cross Cultural Ministry: Russell Johnson
Great Weekend Service Planning: Orlando Baptist and High Street Team

12:30pm - 2:00pm - Special Lunch and Resources for Church Planters Only 
**Please register at:

6:00pm - Evening Session: David Nassar

9:00am - Morning Session: Greg Lyons
10:15am - 11:00am - Ladies Session
10:15am - 11:00am - Panel Discussion of Today’s BBFI Planters - Anthony Milas, Troy Wolfe, Josh Bevan and John Markum: Moderated By Dan Greer & John Gross.
Increase Your Churches Giving: Brian Moore
Youth Pastor's Forum: Moderated by Dustin Janney

11:15am - 12:00pm - Effective Church Marketing: Jon-Eric Moseler
Multi-Site Church: Rick Blackwood
Senior Adult Ministry: Don Norman

6:00pm - Evening Session: Rick Blackwood

¡Pastores Hispanos!
Tendremos nuestra reunión el miércoles en el pequeño auditorio, de 9 - 12
Música, Oración, Prédica y Mesa Redonda

más información:


9:00am - 12:00pm - Executive Committee Meeting
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Vice Presidents meet with respective Sub-Committees
3:00pm - Convene General Session of State Representatives