September 2019 Fellowship Meeting


In Acts 1, Jesus told his disciples that they would be his witnesses both locally and globally. Jesus’s words still ring true today as God’s work is rooted in the both the local church and world missions. Yet as pastors and ministry leaders, we often get wrapped up in both the business of the church and the busyness of ministry. We need to stop, reflect, and remember the purpose of the church and celebrate the life change that continues to happen every day in and through the church, both locally and globally.  

Join us for the 2019 BBFI National Meeting at Oak Hill Baptist in Somerset, KY. The theme is Rooted, and our desire is that we would spend our time together being reminded of the importance of the church and praising God for the lives that are changed through both the local church and global missions.

Below you will find a conference schedule as well as a list of recommended local accommodations to help you better plan for your week.

Finally, please help us prepare for our time together by completing the registration form by clicking here. If you plan on bringing other staff members and ministry leaders with you, please complete a registration form for each person attending.

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, September 18

  • 8:30am | Doors open

  • 9am | Business Meeting

  • 10am | Main Session

  • 12pm | Lunch

  • 1:30pm | Breakout Sessions

  • 3:30pm | Dismiss for free time and dinner

  • 7pm | Main Session

Thursday, September 19 (Optional)

  • 8:30am | Depart for Ark Encounter

  • 6pm | Return from Ark Encounter

Monday, September 16

  • 3:30pm | Town Hall Meeting

  • 6pm | Registration

  • 7pm | Main Session

  • 9pm | Evening Social

Tuesday, September 17

  • 9am | Doors open

  • 10am | Main Session

  • 12pm | Lunch

  • 1:30pm | Breakout Sessions

  • 3:30 | Dismiss for free time and dinner

  • 7pm | Main Session


  • Monday Night - Eddie Lyons

  • Tuesday Morning - Brian Weed & Lance Gotcher

  • Tuesday Afternoon (Breakouts) - Randall Young & Tom Burbrink (Financial Planning), Andrew Even (Missions), Sean Sears (Church Planting), Larry Buchanan (Worship), Marie Humphry (Women)

  • Tuesday Night - Mark Hoover

  • Wednesday Morning - Lonnie Lehrman & Jon Konnerup

  • Wednesday Afternoon (Breakouts) - Kenny Knott (Small Groups), Scott Price (Youth), Melissa Tucker (Women), Larry Buchanan (Music), Matt Tucker (Children)

  • Wednesday Night - Al Mohler

Local Accommodations


After the Meeting Visit the Ark Encounter

Answers in Genesis and the Ark Encounter have graciously offered half-priced tickets for the BBFI on Thursday, September 19. In addition, those attending will receive reserved seating to hear Ken Hamm share, "How to Present the Gospel in a Secularized Culture." He will also be available for pictures and autographs afterward. To ensure your half-price ticket, register by clicking here. The church is also providing transportation to the Ark Encounter if needed. Please select that during registration.

Plan to Attend the Monday Afternoon Town Hall Meeting

The BBFI Executive Committee is hosting a town hall meeting on Monday, September 16, 2019, at 3:30 PM. Make plans to arrive early to participate in this important meeting. Topics to discuss include BBFI governance, BBFI meetings, and BBFI voting process. If you have questions, please contact BBFI president, Tim Adrian by clicking here.