2018 State Association Meeting, Courtyard Marriott - Columbus, MS

We’re excited to invite you to join us in Columbus, MS for our annual state meeting April 19-21!  As we meet for our state business meeting, our state Women Active for Christ meeting, and our State Youth Conference, there’s sure to be something for everyone in your church and in your family.  The hotel is located just steps away from many dining, shopping, and entertainment options such as the Logan’s Steakhouse located in the parking lot of the hotel and Cracker Barrel located at the entrance to the complex!

Our location for the state meeting is the Courtyard by Marriott in Columbus.  Conveniently located off of Highway 82 at the 18th street exit this hotel offers comfortable and relaxing rooms, beautiful meeting space, and a spacious lobby for getting reacquainted with old friends.  Each room is equipped with plush Marriott bedding, HDTV, free wifi, a microwave and mini-refrigerator.  These rooms are specially priced for our conference at $99 per night.  Also available are The Fairfield Inn and Suites (located across the parking lot) for $99 per night.

The program begins bright and early Thursday morning at 9am as we welcome Attorney David C. Gibbs III for our preaching conference (See bio below). 

On Friday afternoon, we will welcome in children, teens, and youth groups across the state for the MS Youth Conference.  The competition will begin at 6pm that evening.  After Friday’s competition, we will host the state youth conference with exciting teen and children’s rallies going on at the same time.  We want to encourage our churches to attend and bring their students even if they are not competing.  After the rally the CE board has activities planned at the local event center.  Our conference will conclude on Saturday morning with competition and a final worship service at 11am. 


About our Special Guest.

Attorney David C. Gibbs III is the President and General Counsel of the National Center for Life and Liberty, a ministry organization that defends life and liberty freedoms nationwide. Mr. Gibbs speaks regularly to audiences in churches and conferences while also litigating cases as a trial attorney. He has authored five books including Fighting for Dear Life and Understanding the Constitution.
Attorney Gibbs graduated from Duke Law School and manages the Gibbs Law Firm with offices in Dallas, Texas; St. Petersburg, Florida; and Washington, D.C. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and numerous federal circuit and district courts nationwide. He has also been admitted to the State Bars of Florida, Minnesota, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee, Michigan, and the District of Columbia.
Attorney Gibbs was the lead attorney in the Terri Schiavo case representing the parents as they fought to save the life of their daughter. This case went before the United States Supreme Court twice in ten days. Mr. Gibbs is a frequent spokesperson on radio and television having appeared on many major news and talk programs.
Attorney Gibbs believes: “If it’s wrong, fight it. If it’s right, fight for it.” His life verse is Matthew 25:40, where Jesus said, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
Conference Schedule
Thursday, April 19
 7:30am - Executive Committee Breakfast
 9:00am - Opening Service - David Gibbs III
10:00am - Break
10:30am - Second Service - David Gibbs III (Church Law Presentation)
12:00pm - Lunch
 2:00pm - Business Session
 5:00pm - Board of Retirement Dinner
         (Reservations limited contact Paul Bryant (901) 907-9118
           The banquet is free to and open to the first 40 people               that sign up. You can sign up by emailing or texting 
           Paul. Please include your name and how many are coming.)
 7:00pm - Evening Service 
 8:00pm - Round Table with David Gibbs III
Friday, April 20
 9:00am - Final Business Session 
 9:00am - WNAC State Meeting Begins - (Click for Schedule)
10:30am - Closing Service - David Gibbs III - (Teaching/Q&A Session)
 6:00pm - MS State Youth Conference Begins
 8:30pm - Teen Services - Tommy Swindol
 8:30pm - Children's Services - Chris & Heather Moody
10:30pm - Evening Activity - TBA
Saturday, April 21 
 9:00am – Resume Competition if needed.
10:00am – Awards Presentation
10:30am – Closing Services - Tommy Swindol
Lodging Options
Courtyard by Marriott- Headquarter hotel
(most events will be hosted here)
1995 6th St. Columbus, MS
$99 per night*plus tax, this rate is only guaranteed until 3/28/18

Fairfield Inn and Suites
2011 6th St. Columbus, MS
$99 per night plus tax
Both hotels are located on the property. 
Please tell them you are with the Mississippi Free Will Baptist Conference to get these special rates.  The rooms are blocked until March 28th

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