Press Release

SBC’s Richard Land to speak at The Country Church

March 02, 2006

Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, will be speaking at The Country Church in Marion, Texas, during their Spring Bible Conference March 5-8.

“Dr. Land, like possibly no other person, speaks as the Christian conscience of America,” said Elton “Butch” Ikels, pastor of The Country Church, who will also speak during the conference. “His presentation is biblical; his insight keenly accurate; and his preaching anointed.”

Dr. Alan Street, professor of evangelism at Criswell College; Dr. Rander Draper, pastor of Maranatha Bible Church in San Antonio; and Dr. Sal Seberna, pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Houston, will join Ikels and Land on the list of conference speakers.

“South Texas has an opportunity to hear some of America’s most anointed preachers,” Ikels said.

The conference’s Sunday services will begin at 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The evening services March 6 – 8 also start at 7:00 p.m. each night.

The conference includes childcare for children up to 3 years old and a free hamburger supper March 5 from 5 to 6 p.m. The Relations Quartet will provide gospel music throughout the conference.

Ikels said all are welcome to come and hear “music that will lift your heart toward heaven and preaching that will show you how to get there.”

For more information about the Spring Bible Conference, please call 830-914-4749.

The Southern Baptist Convention is America’s largest non-Catholic denomination with more than 16.3 million members in over 43,500 churches nationwide. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is the SBC’s ethics, religious liberty and public policy agency with offices in Nashville, Tenn., and Washington, D.C.