Meridian, Miss. The president of the Southern Baptist Convention arrived in Meridian on Sunday night.
Pastor Fred Luter is on hand at Northcrest Baptist Church for the Mississippi Baptist Annual Evangelism Conference. The conference started Sunday night and continues all day Monday. Former SBC President Johnny Hunt is one of several speakers on tap for Monday.
This is the second time Northcrest Baptist Church has hosted the annual conference. Pastor Dan Lanier says he is thrilled to have Luter on hand.
Pastor Luter is the first African American president of the Southern Baptist Convention. His term as president ends this coming July.