Bivocational and Small Church Leadership Conference at WCU

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 16, 2013 - William Carey University will host the Bivocational and Small Church Leadership Network (BSCLN) National Celebration April 18-20. The conference, titled “Networking with the Iron Men,” will include numerous meetings, lectures, music led by WCU’s School of Music, breakout sessions, a banquet, and other social events.

Program personalities include 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.

To register, interested persons can go to and click on “National Celebration April 18-20, 2013 Registration” or contact Ray Gilder at (931) 607-3146. The public can attend the general sessions.