Pruet School plans for annual pastors’ conference

Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies will sponsor the OBU Pastors’ Conference in Walker Conference Center Thursday, Sept. 26, as an opportunity for pastors from across Arkansas to get together for a time of learning and fellowship.

“Christ Is All You Need” serves as the theme for the conference this fall. Professors from the Pruet School of Christian Studies will teach four different sessions on the book of Colossians.

“Each year, the Southern Baptist Convention chooses a book of the Bible to study for a Winter Bible Study theme,” explained Dr. Danny Hays, dean of the Pruet School. “Most churches will study the book in January to March.”

The conference will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and brunch. At 9:30 a.m. worship will begin led by Dr. Rob Hewell, professor of worship arts, followed by two teaching sessions by Dr. C. Marvin Pate, the Elma Cobb Professor of Christian Theology, and Dr. Joey Dodson, assistant professor of biblical studies. After a lunch break, the final two teaching sessions will begin at 1 p.m. and will be led by Dr. J. Scott Duvall, the J.C. and Mae Fuller Professor of Biblical Studies.

“The pastors will receive a good overview of Colossians, along with a presentation of each chapter,” Dr. Hays explained.

Included in the $50 registration fee for the conference, attendees will receive the NIV Application Commentary on Colossians. The cost also includes the study material that is covered in the conference sessions, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. The Pruet School professors will also offer books they have authored at a discounted price throughout the conference.

Visit to register. For more information, contact Tracey Knight at or (870) 245-5599.

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