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One Million Baptism Tour Schedule Launched

( [email protected] ) Aug 12, 2004 09:05 PM EDT

The One Million Baptism challenge tour of Bobby Welch, the President of the Southern Baptist Convention, released its official campaign destination and date schedule. The tour will officially begin on August 29 from Welch’s home church, First Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, Fla.

"My invitation, prayer and expectation is to visit all sizes and types of churches in order to string together a mosaic of what the SBC really looks like at its grassroots and heart," Welch said in a statement to SBC’s Baptist Press.

The trip, which will end on Oct. 7, will cover over 20,000 miles. The bus tour will wrap up with a trip to Vancouver, Canada, an SBC Strategic Focus City with the North American Mission Board, and Welch's travels will finish with trips to Alaska and Hawaii.

The following is the complete list of the campaign time and locations:

Aug. 29 -- Daytona Beach, Fla., First Baptist Church, 10:30 a.m.

Aug. 29 -- Richmond Hill, Ga., First Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Aug. 30 -- Charlotte, N.C., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 10 a.m.

Aug. 30 -- Spartanburg, S.C., First Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Aug. 31 -- Scott Depot, W.Va., Good Shepherd Southern Baptist Church, 8 a.m.

Aug. 31 -- Richmond, Va., International Mission Board, 5:30 p.m.

Aug. 31 -- Richmond, Va., Staples Mill Road Baptist Church, 7 p.m.

Sept. 1 -- Hartford, Conn., Primera Iglesia Bautista, 9 a.m.

Sept. 1 -- Newton, Mass., Hellenic Gospel Church, 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 1 -- Warwick, R.I., Faith Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Sept. 2 -- Brunswick, Maine, Maine Street Baptist Church, 9 a.m.

Sept. 2 -- Londonderry, N.H., Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 2 -- Plainfield, Vt., Macedonia Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Sept. 3 -- Madison, N.J., Madison Baptist Church, 10 a.m.

Sept. 3 -- Brooklyn, N.Y., Evergreen Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Sept. 5 -- Philadelphia, Pa., Ezekiel Baptist Church, 9 a.m.

Sept. 5 -- Wilmington, Del., Bethany Baptist Church, 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 5 -- Rockville, Md., First Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Sept. 7 -- West Chester, Ohio, Liberty Heights Baptist Church, 10 a.m.

Sept. 7 -- Louisville, Ky., Highview Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Sept. 8 -- Nashville, Tenn., LifeWay Christian Resources & SBC, 7:30 a.m.

Sept. 8 -- Nashville, Tenn., Two Rivers Baptist Church, 11:30 a.m.

Sept. 8 -- Fort Payne, Ala., First Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Sept. 9 -- Jackson, Miss., Colonial Heights Northpark Campus, 10 a.m.

Sept. 9 -- Norco, La., First Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Sept. 10 -- Dallas, Texas, First Baptist Church, 7 a.m.

Sept. 10 -- Dallas, Texas, Annuity Board, SBC, 10 a.m.

Sept. 10 -- Denton, Texas, First Baptist Church, 12 p.m.

Sept. 10 -- Oklahoma City, Okla., Glorieta Baptist Church, 7 p.m.

Sept. 16 -- Alpharetta, Ga., North American Mission Board, 9 a.m.

Sept. 23 -- Cabot, Ark., First Baptist Church, 10 a.m.

Sept. 23 -- Lebanon, Mo., First Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Sept. 24 -- Decatur, Ill., Tabernacle Baptist Church, 10 a.m.

Sept. 24 -- Greenwood, Ind., Calvary Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Sept. 26 -- Green Bay, Wis., Highland Crest Baptist Church, 10:15 a.m.

Sept. 26 -- Menominee, Mich., Bay Area Community Church, 6 p.m.

Sept. 27 -- Minnetonka, Minn., Northern Oaks Community Church, 10 a.m.

Sept. 27 -- Fargo, N.D., Temple Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Sept. 28 -- Sioux Falls, S.D., First Southern Baptist Church, 10 a.m.

Sept. 28 -- Sioux City, Iowa, Southern Hills Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Sept. 29 -- Bellevue, Neb., West Bellevue Baptist Church, 10 a.m.

Sept. 29 -- Kansas City, Kan., Haven Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Sept. 30 -- Las Vegas, N.M., First Baptist Church, 10 a.m.

Sept. 30 -- Aurora, Colo., First Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Oct. 1 -- Buffalo, Wyo., Big Horn Baptist Church, 10 a.m.

Oct. 1 -- Billings, Mont., Trinity Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Oct. 2 -- Burley, Idaho, First Baptist Church, 10 a.m.

Oct. 2 -- West Valley City, Utah, First Baptist Church West Valley, 6 p.m.

Oct. 3 -- Kingman, Ariz., First Southern Baptist Church, 10 a.m.

Oct. 3 -- Highland, Calif., Immanuel Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Oct. 4 -- Reno, Nev., South Reno Baptist Church, 9 a.m.

Oct. 4 -- Klamath Falls, Ore., Suburban Heights Baptist Church, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 5 -- Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma First Baptist Church, 10 a.m.

Oct. 5 -- Vancouver, Canada, Strategic Focus City, 6 p.m.

Oct. 6 -- Anchorage, Alaska, Muldoon Road Baptist Church, 4 p.m.

Oct. 7 -- Waikoloa, Hawaii, Waikoloa Baptist Church, 6 p.m.