Monday, February 06, 2006

We arrived yesterday at FBC Jax around 4:00 p.m., checked into our hotel and caught the shuttle to the conference - nothing like free, unsolicited theological treatises being offered just loud enough for the entire bus to listen in. Once we arrived at the downtown campus, we started making our way across three city blocks to the sanctuary. On the way, we ran into Dr. Jumper of BCF - someone we haven't seen in over 4 years.

After arriving in the colossal sanctuary, riding an escalator and climbing a flight of stairs, we finally decided on some seats in the balcony where our view would not be impeded by any of the cameras - or their numerous operators...

Interesting SBC side note: On the way to our seats, we met a former associate of our pastor - that had been at the conference since opening night on Thursday. He quickly brought us up to speed on all the events of the weekend - including the fact that after Dr. Jerry Vines retires, he will be moving to Woodstock, GA where he will keep an office at First Baptist Woodstock. He then went on to announce - "because 'they've' decided that Johnny Hunt is going to be the president of the SBC this year and as such will have to do alot of traveling, now Dr. Vines will be able to fill in for Johnny during the evening service while he is out doing his thing as president." So, I guess it's decided, no need go to Greensboro?!?!

to be continued...

posted by Rick
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