Baptist World Alliance, BWA News Release

Theology conference presenters confirmed

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The main presenters and speakers for the 8th Baptist International Conference on Theological Education (BICTE) have been confirmed. The event will be held in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, from June 28-30 and immediately precedes the Annual Gathering that will run from July 1-6 at the same venue.

The conference will focus on Perspectives on Pneumatology within the worldwide Baptist Family.

Presenters include Baptist World Alliance® (BWA) General Secretary Neville Callam; Deji Isaac Ayeboyin, professor of Church History and African Christianity in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Ibadan in Nigeria; and William Brackney, Millard R. Cherry Distinguished Professor of Christian Thought and Ethics, and director, Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies at Acadia Divinity College in Canada.

Other presenters are Graham Hill, lecturer in Pastoral and Leadership Studies and coordinator of Postgraduate Coursework Degrees and Ministry Research Awards at Morling Baptist Theological College in Sydeny, Australia; Doug Weaver, professor in the Department of Religion at Baylor University in the state of Texas in the United States; and Burchell Taylor, a BWA vice president, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in St. Andrew, Jamaica, and lecturer at the United Theological College of the West Indies.

Respondents are Otniel Bunaciu, president of the Baptist Union of Romania and dean of the Baptist Faculty of Theology, University of Bucharest; Honorina Dela Paz-Lacquian, associate dean at Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary, Philippines; Ademola Ishola, former general secretary of the Nigerian Baptist Convention who is supervisor to Master’s and PhD students at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary; and Phyllis RodgersonPleasants, former seminary professor and currently a consultant and educator to local congregations and businesses.

BICTE is planned by the BWA and is normally held every five years. The last conference was held in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2008.

Registration and other information on BICTE can be viewed on the BWA website.

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© January 16, 2013

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