Southern Baptist Convention president to speak in Greenfield


Texas pastor Bart Barber speaks with reporters on June 15, 2022, the day after he was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention. He will speak Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church in Greenfield ahead of the SBC convention in Indianapolis.

GREENFIELD — Bart Barber, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be in Greenfield on Sunday ahead of the church’s national convention in Indianapolis.

Barber will give the sermon during the service at 10 a.m. Sunday at Calvary Baptist Church, 1450 W. Main St., Greenfield. Also, Native Praise, a choir of American Indian women, will share special music.

About 15,000 people are expected to attend the convention this week, and pre-convention activities are already going on. Friday and today, local churches are partnering with incoming volunteers from around the country for Crossover, an evangelistic effort in local communities.

On Friday, Calvary Baptist and the volunteers offered drive-through prayer from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, a block party runs from 11-4 p.m. at the church and is open to all.