Anne Graham Lotz to address directors of missions meeting

ST. LOUIS (BP)--Anne Graham Lotz will be the featured speaker during the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Directors of Missions' 41st annual meeting June 9-10 in St. Louis.

Lotz, an author, conference speaker and daughter of Southern Baptist evangelist Billy Graham, will speak on "Challenge for the Future" during the conference's opening session June 9 and the closing session June 10.

Michael Lindsay from the Gallup Organization also will be featured June 9, speaking on "Surveying the Religious Landscape: Trends in U.S. Beliefs."

"The Association: Still Baptists' Best Strategy for Great Commission Fulfillment" will be the theme of the conference, which opens with a 9:45 a.m. worship service Sunday, June 9, with a message by Doyle Braden, director of missions for the Orange County Baptist Association.

The president's address, by Gary Hearon, director of missions for the Dallas Baptist Association, also is slated for the Sunday afternoon session.

Also featured during the two-day conference will be Jerry Rankin, president of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board; O.S. Hawkins, president of the Annuity Board; Robert E. Reccord, president of the North American Mission Board; and after-dinner speaker William Thorn of Dallas.

The conference's meetings will be at the Radisson Hotel and Suites.