Bivocational and Small Church Leadership Conference at WCU

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 25, 2013 - William Carey University hosted the Bivocational and Small Church Leadership Network (BSCLN) National Celebration April 18-20. The conference, titled “Networking with the Iron Men,” included numerous meetings, lectures, music led by WCU’s School of Music, breakout sessions, a banquet, and other social events.

Program personalities included Dr. Philip Caples, professor of religion at Caskey Divinity School of Louisiana College, Pineville, La.; Bobby and Pennie Clark, Abbott Baptist Church of Mansfield, Ark.; Dr. Tim Dowdy, pastor of Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church, McDonough, Ga.; Don Dunavent, pastor of Clarksdale Baptist Church; Dr. Jim Futral, executive director of the Mississippi Baptist Convention; Dr. Sammy Gilbreath, director of evangelism for the Alabama Board of Missions; Ray Gilder, BSCLN National coordinator from McMinnville, Tenn.; Kenny Heath, associational missionary of Western Baptist Association of Cumberland, MD; Dr. Tommy King, president of WCU, and Joe Young, pastor and MRM coordinator from Charleston, Miss.

Pictured is (left) Ray Gilder, Bivocational and Small Church Leadership Network (BSCLN) National coordinator from McMinnville, Tenn., welcoming Suzanne and Randy Davis to the 2013 BSCLN National Celebration held April 18-20 at William Carey University.