Gordon Fort, senior ambassador to the president of the International Mission Board, will be the featured guest speaker at The Baptist College of Florida’s annual missions conference in Graceville on Oct. 10-12.
Every year, Missions Conference Coordinator and Chair of the Theology Division Richard Elligson invites a passionate mission speaker for the conference and arranges for worldwide mission organizations to share their stories and opportunities with the BCF family and conference attendees.
Fort and his wife, Leigh Ann, have a long history of missional living—Fort was born on the mission field in Sanyati, Zimbabwe. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University, as well as Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Fort has served in various senior leadership positions with the IMB since February 1985. During his career as a missionary, Fort served in Bophuthatswana and Botswana, later serving as the regional leader of Southern Africa. As a member of the IMB home office since 2004, Fort has served as vice president for the office of overseas operations, vice president of global strategy, senior vice president of prayer mobilization and training, and his current position as senior ambassador to the president.
This year, more than 25 mission agencies and representatives will be available in the BCF Wellness Center to share information, future opportunities and to recruit for upcoming mission projects. BCF continues to have record numbers involved in missions during the breaks and throughout the summer, with many of those opportunities discovered during the annual missions conference.
Worship services featuring Fort will begin at 10 a.m. in the R.G. Lee Chapel.
For more information, call Elligson at 800-328-2660, ext. 478.
Sandra Richards is director of enrollment management and marketing at The Baptist College of Florida.