November 9-10

Hyde Park Baptist Church, Austin

Messenger Pre-registration

Matthew 28:19-20

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

when & where

Messengers to the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention will gather at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin November 9 & 10 to conduct the Convention’s twenty-third Annual Meeting.

Hyde Park Baptist Church
3901 Speedway
Austin, TX 78751
COVID-19 Protocols

As the SBTC’s 2020 Annual Meeting approaches, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding governances. We plan on following safety protocols including:

  • social distancing,
  • providing face masks & hand sanitizing stations,
  • reduced exhibitor and third party meal/event participation,
  • no childcare provided,
  • use of container (box) meals only, and
  • an increased cleaning regimen throughout the event.

Our prayer is that the messengers will come together for a time of worship, fellowship and to hear of the ministry work they are doing through their state convention.


Messenger pre-registration is now open >>

Completing the pre-registration will help us streamline your registration upon arrival at the Annual Meeting.

In order to complete your registration, check in at the registration desk upon arrival at the Annual Meeting where you will receive your nametag, ballot and other important information. Only messengers who complete their registration by checking in at the registration desk will be considered as a “registered messenger.”  Messengers who are not pre-registered need to go to the Credentials desk.


Spanish Session — Sunday, Nov. 8th @ 6:00 PM
Annual Meeting Monday, Nov. 9 @ 6:30 PM through Tuesday, Nov. 10 @ 8:15 PM
Printable Schedule (PDF)

Sunday Evening Spanish Session, November 8 @ 6:00 PM

6:00 to 8:00 PM — Chapel
Alabanza y Adoración:  Oak Meadow Baptist Church
Mensaje por Julio Arriola, Director de Relaciones Hispanas y Movilización Comité Ejecutivo de la SBC
Seguido por compañerismo para los pastores y familia.

Monday Evening Session, November 9 @ 6:30 PM

Music: Choir & Orchestra, Hyde Park Baptist Church, Austin
Introduction of Motions
Biblical Exposition
: Matt Carter, lead pastor, Sagemont Church, Houston
President’s Message: Kie Bowman, senior pastor, Hyde Park Baptist Church, Austin

Tuesday Morning Session, November 10 @ 9:00 AM

Music: Praise Team, Hyde Park Baptist Church, Austin
Last Introduction of Motions
Biblical Exposition:
Gregg Matte, senior pastor, Houston’s First Baptist Church
SBTC Executive Board
Panel Discussion
Re-engaging the Heart: Keeping Focused on the Mission, Acts 1:8
Moderator: Lance Crowell. Panelists: Gregg Matte, Caleb Turner, Matt Queen & Alex Traverston
Election of Officers (President)
Convention Sermon:
Danny Forshee, senior pastor, Great Hills Baptist Church, Austin

Tuesday President's Panels @ Noon

President’s Panel breakout sessions will occur in two 45-minute time slots where attendees will be able to hear each discussion. The panels will change rooms so that attendees can stay seated and distanced. Free boxed lunches and beverages are provided for all attendees (no registration required).

The Revitalized Church in a Post-COVID World — Fellowship Hall then Chapel
Moderator: Kenneth Priest. Panelists: Mike Landry, Matt Queen, Randy Spitzer & Andrew Johnson.

Reaching the Next Generation in a Post-COVID World — Chapel then Fellowship Hall
Moderator: Shane Pruitt. Panelists: Brent Isbell, Jessica Kowalski, Jason Mick, Hannah Lee Duffey & Rylan Scott.

Tuesday Afternoon Session, November 10 @ 2:10 PM

Music: Praise Team, Hyde Park Baptist Church, Austin
Biblical Exposition

Election of Officers (Vice President & Secretary)
Committee Reports
Biblical Exposition: Joe Ogletree, pastor, Image Church, Cypress
Officer Recognition

Tuesday Evening Session, November 10 @ 6:45 PM

Music: Julio Arriola, director of hispanic relations, SBC Executive Committee
Closing Message and Prayer: Ronnie Floyd, president & CEO, SBC Executive Committee
Dismissal @ 8:15 PM 


sesión en español


Domingo, 8 de Nov. en la Capilla:  Mensaje por Julio Arriola, Director de Relaciones Hispanas y Movilización Comité Ejecutivo de la SBC.  Alabanza y adoración por Oak Meadow Baptist Church. Seguido por compañerismo para los pastores y familia.

young pastors late night

Monday, Nov. 9 in the Fellowship Hall: Matt Carter, pastor of Sagemont Church, will be the speaker at the Young Pastors Network late night. Pastors and their wives will have an opportunity to be encouraged by Dr. Carter and connect with other leaders from all across the state.

No registration required.

southwestern breakfast

Tuesday, Nov. 10 Offsite: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Alumni & Friends Breakfast at Rudy’s BBQ at 3914 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756.

Ticket cost: $10/person.

president’s panels

Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the Chapel & Fellowship Hall: President’s Panel lunch breakout sessions will allow attendees to hear about revitalizing churches and reaching the next generation in a post-COVID world. Free boxed lunches and beverages are provided for all attendees.

No registration required.

tuesday fellowship dinner

Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the Fellowship Hall: For your convenience, purchase an individually boxed meal for $10/person and have dinner in the Fellowship Hall (underneath the Worship Center) with the SBTC ministry staff. No program just great fellowship.



Hampton Inn Arboretum NW

3908 W Braker Ln
Austin, TX 78759
t: (512) 349-9898
(cut-off October 30)


Drury Inn + Suites Austin North

6711 I-35 N
Austin, TX 78752
t: (800) 325-0720
group #2419781
(cut-off October 23)


Holiday Inn Austin Midtown

6000 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752
t: (512) 451-5757
(cut-off October 30)


DoubleTree Austin

6505 I-35 N
Austin, TX 78752
t: (800) 866-3126

Room block rates are only guaranteed until the cut-off date listed.  Please contact the hotels directly for availability and pricing.

Housing Assistance: Senior pastors with financial need may request hotel cost assistance.

frequently asked

Is Annual Meeting in person or virtual in 2020?

The 2020 Annual Meeting is being held as an in person live event. We are excited to be hosted by Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin this year.

What COVID precautions are being taken?

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding governances. We plan on following safety protocols including

  • social distancing,
  • providing face masks & hand sanitizing stations,
  • reduced exhibitor and third party meal/event participation,
  • use of container (box) meals only,
  • increased cleaning regimen throughout the event.

We will also provide wristbands to help make others aware of your personal preferences for distancing or comfort interacting with others. Please watch via live stream if you are in a high-risk category or are experiencing any signs and symptoms typically associated with COVID-19 (fever, loss of taste or smell, difficulty breathing, fatigue, and others).

Is childcare provided this year?

No, due to the difficulties related to the COVID-19 pandemic childcare is not provided this year.

Can I vote and participate virtually?

No, messengers must be present to register and vote. View messenger information >>

If you are not a member of an affiliated SBTC church or unable to attend, then you may watch all sessions via live stream.

Do messengers need to pre-register?

No, but pre-registering your church’s messengers will greatly speed up the process for them at the event. View messenger information >>

Where do I buy tickets for the meals this year?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there are not large dinners or seminary breakfasts this year. For your convenience, you are able to purchase a dinner on Tuesday night for $10/person and fellowship with the SBTC ministry staff in the Fellowship Hall beneath the Worship Center. Register for Tuesday’s Fellowship Dinner now >>

Where and when is the 2021 Annual Meeting next year?

The 2021 SBTC Annual Meeting will be held on Nov. 8 & 9, 2021 at Flint Baptist Church just south of Tyler.

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