Dr. Frank Page shares a message of encouragement and challenge to the annual meeting participants.
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Dr. Frank S. Page, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Taylor and President of the Southern Baptist Convention, is a native of Robbins, North Carolina. He is married to the former Dayle Gibson of Huntersville, North Carolina, and is the father of three daughters. He has been pastor of First Baptist Church of Taylors, South Carolina since 2001. Dr. Page holds the Ph.D. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. This degree, received at age 28, is in the field of Christian Ethics focusing on moral, social, and ethical issues. Prior to that, he received the Master of Divinity degree, also from Southwestern Seminary. He also received the Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina, with a major in Psychology and minors in Sociology and Greek. Dr. Page's speaking experience includes revivals, Bible conferences, family life conferences, lecture series at colleges and seminary chapels, and evangelism training conferences across the nation and overseas. His speaking engagements have taken him around the world to such places as Germany, Norway, Mexico, Israel, Ecuador, Australia, Nigeria, Brazil, Canada, and Africa. He has also taught adjunctively for both Southeastern and Southwestern seminaries. Dr. Page is the author of several books and many articles. Among his books, Trouble with the Tulip, an examination of the five points of Calvinism, and Jonah, written for the Broadman and Holman Press release, The New American Commentary. He wrote the Commentary on Mark for the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, as well as a booklet for the Stewardship Commission entitled, The Witnessing and Giving Life. He is the lead writer for the Advanced Continuing Witness Training material. Dr. Page has also written articles for several magazines, theological journals, etc. As pastor of the 4,300+ member First Baptist Church of Taylors, located in suburban Greenville County, Dr. Page has seen tremendous growth, reaching an average worship attendance exceeding 2,400 and over 1,800 in Sunday School attendance. Taylors First has dramatically increased its ministries and outreach to the surrounding community as well as national and international missions. The church's purpose is to, "love the Lord as we lead others to the same love." Taylors First has become a leader in the state of South Carolina in missions involvement as well as in missions giving. Its innovative community ministries are truly touching the Greenville area for the Lord Jesus Christ.