2022 BCNM Annual Meeting
October 25-26
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Farmington

Messengers and guests from all BCNM churches are invited to attend the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico.

Online registration, when opened, will allow churches to pre-register their messengers using a button on this page.

The annual meeting will include fellowship, preaching, worship, reports and business sessions, as well as a ministry exhibit area and other activities. The WMU Missions Celebration and Pastors and Laymen Conference will both take place just before the Annual Meeting on the morning of October 25 and Grace Hill Church, Farmington.

Mac Brunson, Senior Pastor of Valleydale Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama, and Brad Graves, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Ada, Oklahoma, will be our guest speakers. Phillip Smith, pastor of First Baptist Church, Portales, will preach the Annual Sermon. Brian Nystrom, pastor of Angel Fire Baptist Church, was elected at the alternate preacher, in case some situation prevents Smith from preaching.

BCNM President Ronny Cooksey and First Vice President Matt Celoria will preside over the meeting. Cooksey pastors Sandia Baptist Church, Albuquerque. Celoria pastors Bethel Baptist Church, Alamogordo.

Convention Schedule

Theme: Our Eyes Are On You

2 Chronicles 20:12

“We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” (NASB)

SESSION 1 – Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

Ronny Cooksey, Presiding

Music Worship – New Mexico Singing Churchmen

Call to Order – Ronny Cooksey

Welcome/Invocation – David Brittain

Greetings from SBC Entities – Ronny Cooksey

President’s Address – Ronny Cooksey

Music Worship – New Mexico Singing Churchmen

Business Session – Ronny Cooksey

– Seating of Messengers – Matt Celoria

– Appointment of Committees – Ronny Cooksey

– Adoption of Program – David Taylor

– State Mission Board Report – Mike Napier

– Introduction of New Business

Music Worship – New Mexico Singing Churchmen

Message – Brad Graves

3:40     Benediction

SESSION 2 – Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 6:00 p.m.

Matt Celoria, Presiding

Music Worship – Daniel Gray

Scripture and Invocation

Introduction of New Staff/Presentations – Steve Ballew

Special Prayer Time – Brad Graves/Sandia Praise Team

BCNM Staff Report – Steve Ballew

8:30     Benediction

SESSION 3 – Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 8:30 a.m.

Ronny Cooksey, Presiding

Music Worship – Tooh Worship Team

Scripture and Invocation

Annual Sermon – Phillip Smith

Children’s Home Report

Foundation Report – Rick Breeden

Music Worship – Tooh Worship Team

Business Session – Ronny Cooksey

– Committee on Committees Report – Justin Bowman

– State Mission Board Report – Mike Napier

– Nominating Committee Report – John Torrison

– Resolutions Committee Report – Tom Fisher

– Miscellaneous Business

– New Business

– Election of Officers

Music Worship – Tooh Worship Team

Message – Mac Brunson

Passing of the Gavel/Closing Comments – Ronny Cooksey

11:00   Benediction

Attendees at the 2021 BCNM Annual Meeting, Roswell, participate in a prayer service as part of the Annual Meeting agenda.

Why do we have an Annual Meeting?

Southern Baptists are congregational, meaning that any authority given to the Baptist Convention of New Mexico and its entities ultimately comes from the local churches that choose to cooperate with the Convention. This is different from most denominations where an outside organization has authority over local churches.

The Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico is a time for messengers who represent local churches to approve the budget and board members for the Convention and its entities. Messengers will also hear reports of what the convention and its entities have accomplished in the last year, thus providing accountability for the Convention.

It’s not all business at the Convention, though. Messengers also worship together through music and the preaching of God’s Word, helping us focus on the ultimate reason why BCNM exists: to advance God’s Kingdom in the Land of Enchantment. The Annual Meeting is also a time for churches to network with one another, helping each other fulfill the Great Commission throughout New Mexico.