ABSC Annual Meeting

It’s not just a time to gather and focus on business. It’s a time to hear what God has laid on the hearts of pastors across the state, worship together as one body and nourish friendships we’ve created over the years. We’ve been called and should be compelled to further the Kingdom of God – and that’s what we plan on doing this year and beyond. 

Click here for a detailed schedule of the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.

Date: October 25-26, 2022

Location: First Baptist Church in Hot Springs
2350 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901

Childcare will be provided for all convention gatherings and must be reserved in advance. Click here to fill out our childcare form.

Featured Speakers

Jamie Dew

Jamie Dew is the president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College.

Previously, he was the vice president for undergraduate studies and distance learning at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He holds an MDiv and PhD in theological studies from SEBTS, as well as a PhD in philosophy of mind and philosophy of religion from the University of Birmingham (UK).

He is married to Tara, and they have two sets of twins.


Larry D. White

Born and raised in Conway. Graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, Southwestern Seminary and New Orleans Seminary. Married to Carla for 36 years. Three daughters, two grandchildren. Pastored six churches in Texas and Arkansas.  Current pastor of Woodland Heights since 2017. 





J.D. "Sonny" Tucker

J.D. "Sonny" Tucker has served as Executive Director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention since 2013. Prior to this, he served as the Team Leader for the Evangelism + Church Health Team for 15 years. He received his B.A. from Ouachita Bapitst University and his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. 





Brad Lewter

Pastor Brad Lewter has served as the Senior Pastor at Grand Avenue Baptist in Fort Smith since 2013.  He has served in full-time ministry since 1998 serving churches in Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, and Arkansas. Brad attended Louisiana State University in Shreveport , Luther Rice Seminary and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Brad is currently a student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry.  
Brad and his wife, Kati, have been married for 19 years and God has blessed them with three children Lana Kate, Layton, and Lola.