One Voice for Liberties Conference 2017
As independent Baptists, we need to be educated on the issues and challenged to be involved. Our next will be September 28-29, 2017. Lodging suggestions are given near the end of this page.
Pastor Don Sumpter and the Landmark Baptist Church will again host our meeting. The church is east of Richmond at 4000 Creighton Rd, Richmond, VA 23223. It is located near to I-295 off exit 34B about 2 miles west on Creighton Rd.
Please register so we can prepare materials for all who attend. Be sure to include others who may be attending with you. Registration begins April 1. The registration form is at the top of this page.
If you have questions, please contact our office at 804-299-3986.
VAIB does not charge to attend the conference but does depend on the donations of churches and individuals to make this conference possible.
VAIB is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.
Conference Schedule (updated 8/16/17)
The general schedule is given below. The names of speakers will be added to the schedule as they are confirmed.
Thursday September 28, 2017
7:00-9:00p.m. Forum: Congressman Rob Wittman (First Congressional District)
Forum: Tim Barton, WallBuilders
Message: Pastor Shahn Wilburn (Riverview Baptist
Church, Ripplemead) Moderator Address to the Assembly
Friday September 29, 2017
8:30 am Continental breakfast in chapel behind auditorium
9:00 - 10:00a.m. Business meeting of the Assembly.
Meeting is open to all independent Baptists.
10:00- 10:45a.m. Forum 1: Travis Witt, Virginia First Foundation, Developing
11:00- 11:45a.m. Forum 2: Attorney David Gibbs III of NCLL-- Religious liberty
issues facing churches
2:00P Opening of afternoon sessions; announcements
2:10- 2:55p.m. Forum 3: Attorney David Gibbs III of NCLL-- Church legal issues
3:10- 3:55p.m. Forum 4: Eddy Aliff, General Assembly 2017 Review
4:10- 4:55p.m. Forum 5 VAIB Legislative Panel moderated by Eddy Aliff, Exec.Dir.
Participants: Del. Bobby Orrock (Spotsylvania); Del. Ben Cline (Lexington);
Sen. Bryce Reeves (Fredericksburg); *Sen. Ryan McDougle (Caroline) *(invited)
5p.m.- Supper at local restaurants
7:00- 9:00p.m. Special "Pastors' Choir" to start the evening-- All pastors are
asked to come a little early to be in the choir! No practice needed!
Forum: Del. Bobby Orrock (Spotsylvania)
Forum: Tim Barton, WallBuilders
Closing message: Pastor Tim Butler, People's Baptist Church,
Conclusion of conference & installation of new moderator
Lodging: No special pricing available. After spending much time and effort to secure "special pricing" over the years, it is apparent that using various hotel web sites, like Hotels.com or Expedia, is just as effective. Here are some suggested hotels in the area.
Hampton Inn Richmond Airport, 421 International Center Drive, Sandston, Virginia, 23150;
Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Airport, 441 International Center Drive, Sandston, Virginia, 23150;
Homewood Suites by Hilton (Richmond Airport), 5996 Audubon Drive, Sandston, Virginia,23150;
Holiday Inn Richmond Airport, 445 International Center Drive Sandston, Virginia 23150;
Holiday Inn Express Mechanicsville, 7441 Bell Creek Rd, Mechanicsville;
Quality Inn Richmond Airport, 5240 Airport Square Ln, Sandston;
Best Western Plus, 5300 Airport Square Ln, Sandston;
Courtyard Richmond Airport, 5400 Williamsburg Rd, Sandston;
Four Points by Sheraton, 4700 South Laburnum Ave, Richmond;
Residence Inn Richmond West End, 2121 Dickens Rd, Richmond.
Holiday Inn Express Richmond Airport, 491 International Center Drive , Sandston, VA 23150 800-439-4745 (Reservations) 804-222-1499 (Front Desk).
Hampton Inn Mechanicsville, 7433 Bell Creek Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia, 23111-3452, USA TEL: +1-804-559-0559