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Chris Lockwood, left, and Jason Barton, right, of 33Miles, a contemporary Christian band, lead worship during the June 15 session of the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center. Photo by Bill Bangham View

Kevin Ezell, right, president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB), talks with Matthew Mowrey, a 24-year-old, ex-drug and alcohol addict recently won to Christ during a haircut at a barber shop -- one of the "proclamation points" Shaun Pillay, a NAMB missionary, has established in Norwich, Conn. The messengers gave the trio a long standing ovation during the June 14 session of the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center. Photo by John Swain View

Shaun Pillay, a native of Durban, South Africa, who, with his new wife, sold most of their earthly possessions and moved to Norwich, Conn., shares about his ministry as a North American Mission Board missionary during the NAMB report June 14 at the Phoenix Convention Center. He planted Cornerstone International Church and has led 67 to faith in Christ so far with plans to baptize another 16 next month, he told messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting. Photo by John Swain View

Chaplain Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver is recognized for his service as the 22nd chief of chaplains of the United States Army during the afternoon session of the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting June 14. Keith Travis, a chaplain with the North American Mission Board (NAMB), and Kevin Ezell, president of NAMB, look on. Major Carver is retiring on July 22. Photo by John Swain View

Newly elected officers of the Southern Baptist Convention are: Bryant Wright, president and pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta Ga.; Fred Luter, first vice president and pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, La.; Eric Thomas, second vice president and pastor of First Baptist Norfolk in Norfolk, Va.; John Yeats, recording secretary and communications director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Not pictured is James H. Wells, registration secretary and director of missions for the Tri-County Baptist Association in Nixa, Mo. Photo by Matt Miller View

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary president Daniel Akin gives a report announcing the seminary's highest enrollment in its history during the last session of the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center June 15. Enrollment passed 2,700. Photo by Baptist Press View

Will Langford, chair of the SBC Committee on Order of Business, led the election of messengers that approved David Uth, pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando, Fla., to preach the 2012 convention sermon. The vote was held on the last day of the two-day Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting at the Phoenix Convention Center. Photo by Baptist Press View

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