MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Oct. 22, 2013) — Milligan College alumnus Brian Jobe will serve as the main speaker for the annual East Tennessee Christian Convention (ETCC) to be held on Sunday, Nov. 3, at Boones Creek Christian Church in Gray, Tenn.
Jobe graduated from Milligan in 1995 and went on to earn his Master of Divinity from Emmanuel Christian Seminary (Johnson City, Tenn.) in 1998. He now serves as a senior pastor for Harvester Christian Church in St. Charles, Mo. He will speak for the main session of the convention from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Boones Creek. It is free and open to the public.
The ETCC is the longest-running state Christian convention in North America. This year’s event marks the 184th consecutive year for the convention, which was originally known as the Annual Meeting of the Christian churches/churches of Christ of Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina.
A planning team consisting of area ministers and Christian leaders meets year-round to prepare for the convention. The planning team is led by Greg Key, senior minister of WestSide Christian Church in Elizabethton, Tenn.
Free childcare during the adult session will be provided by Boones Creek, located on Christian Church Road in Gray.
Crossroads Christian Church, located at 1300 Sunset Drive in Gray, will host the student convention for teens from 4 to 8 p.m. The program includes worship, workshops and a pizza dinner.
The theme for the student program is “Ministry Now,” and it will feature speaker Nikomas Perez, student pastor of Harvester Christian Church. Milligan’s Youth in Ministry will provide a workshop for the students as a well as a workshop for youth sponsors. The cost for the student convention is $5.
As a follow-up to the convention, a church staff breakfast led by Jobe will be held on Monday, Nov. 4, at 8:30 a.m. in Milligan’s McCormick Dining Center Annex. Area church staff members are welcome. The cost for the breakfast is $5.