Annual Youth Conference Set at WBC

Williams Baptist College will host its “5 to 1” student ministry conference on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, in WBC’s Maddox Center. Sessions will be held from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Friday night and 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday.

Dr. Walter Norvell, assistant professor of Christian ministries at Williams, is responsible for organizing the event. “The 5 to 1 Youth Ministry Conference seeks to equip churches and families with information and skills so teens can be surrounded with many caring adults who will help them develop life-long faith,” he said.

The weekend’s featured speaker will be Dr. Alvin Reid, professor of evangelism and student ministry at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Attendees of the conference will receive a copy of Reid’s book, As You Go: Creating a Missional Culture of Gospel-Centered Students.

The cost is $10 per participant, but there will be no charge for individuals who wish to share Reid’s book. Reservations are helpful by April 7. For more information, contact Norvell at 870-759-4150 or by email at