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Gaither Vocal Band ministers in music at SBC
Photo by Kent Harville
The Gaither Vocal Band presents a mini-concert June 16, the final evening of the Southern Baptist Convention, as messengers gathered for their annual meeting June 15-16 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Injured, widowed IMB worker cheered by SBC messengers
Photo by Matt Miller
Carrie McDonnall, a worker for the International Mission Board whose husband, David, was killed March 15 in Iraq, receives a standing ovation June 16 during the IMB report time at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. David McDonnall was a student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, until he responded to the urgent need for Arabic-speaking humanitarian aid workers in Iraq. Carrie McDonnall was critically injured during the drive-by shooting that took the lives of her husband and three co-workers. Assisting her is Bill Bangham, IMB representative.

IMB’s Rankin prays for international missions work
Photo by Matt Miller
Jerry Rankin, center, president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, prays at the conclusion of his agency’s annual report to SBC messengers June 16 as the SBC met at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Franklin Graham gives theme interpretation at SBC
Photo by Kent Harville
Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Boone, N.C., presents a theme interpretation on the topic “Kingdom Challenge” June 16, the final day of the two-day annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Graham’s sermon closed the 147th session of the SBC, in its 159th year.

Akin presents SEBTS annual report to SBC
Photo by Kent Harville
Daniel Akin, new president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C., presents his school’s annual report June 16 to messengers attending the Southern Baptist Convention, meeting in the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

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