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2021 BCNM Annual Meeting
October 25-27, 2021
First Baptist Church, Roswell

Messengers and guests from all BCNM churches are invited to attend the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico.

Online registration is open, churches can pre-register their messengers using the button on this page.

The theme for the meeting will be “Praying and Proclaiming” based on Colossians 4:3-4. Guest speakers will include Dr. Matt Queen, associate dean of the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Nathan Lino, founding senior pastor of  Northeast Houston Baptist Church in Houston, TX. The annual sermon will be presented by Keith Berryman, pastor of First Baptist Church of Farmington.


NM WMU Missions Celebration
Tuesday, October 26
Calvary Baptist Church, Roswell, NM


But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.

                                                      Heb. 10:39 NIV                                                     


Join us for a time of giving praise to God by hearing testimonies of how God is leading people to be RELENTLESS!


RELENTLESS Service Around the World

Flag procession representing IMB missionaries from New Mexico and prayer time for missionaries led by children and teens.


RELENTLESS Ministry Among Native Peoples

Testimony by Daniel Clymer – New Mexico Native American Strategist and Pastor of Jemez Valley Baptist Church


RELENTLESS Ministry through CWJC

Testimony by Teresa Howard – NM Christian Women’s/Men’s Job Corps Consultant and Director of Bridge to Hope in Portales, NM


RELENTLESS in Teaching Missions Education

Testimony by Holly Howard, Acteens Leader and Pastor’s Wife, Retama Park Baptist Church, Kingsville, TX


RELENTLESS Outreach to Hispanics

Interview with Foundations of Faith Dairy Ministry, Portales, NM



WMU Annual Meeting/Business Session

President’s Address


Keynote Speaker

Hope Howard – National Acteens Panelist, Kingsville, TX

Pastors’/Laymen’s Conference
Tuesday, October 26
Calvary Baptist Church, Roswell

8:00       Breakfast

8:30       Introductions/Worship———– Phillip Smith/Rick Brittain

8:45—- Session 1———————————– Dr. Matt Queen
Re-Engaging Your Church

9:30      Break

9:40       Election of Officers————————— Phillip Smith

9:50       Worship————————————– Rick Brittain

10:00— Session 2———————————– Dr. Matt Queen
Re-Engaging Evangelism

10:45      Break

10:50      Breakout Session

11:30       Dismiss

Convention Schedule
Theme: Praying and Proclaiming”
Colossians 4:3-4

“Praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned; that I may make it clear in the way that I ought to proclaim it.” (NASB)


Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 1:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Roswell
Ronny Cooksey, Presiding

Music Worship – New Mexico Singing Churchmen

Call to Order – Ronny Cooksey

Welcome/Invocation – Aaron Colyer

Greetings from SBC Entities

President’s Address – Ronny Cooksey

Music Worship – New Mexico Singing Churchmen

            Business Session

  • Seating of Messengers – Monty Mullenix
  • Appointment of Committees – Ronny Cooksey
  • Adoption of Program – Bruce Morrison
  • State Mission Board Report – Larry Evans
  • Introduction of New Business

Music Worship – New Mexico Singing Churchmen

Message – Nathan Lino

3:30 Benediction – Lawrence Lowery

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Roswell
Ronny Cooksey, Presiding

Music Worship – Jacob Bassing

Scripture and Invocation – Ty Houghtaling

Introduction of New Staff/Presentations – Steve Ballew

Special Prayer Time – Nathan Lino

Music Worship – Jacob Bassing

Executive Director’s Report – Steve Ballew

8:30 Benediction – Steve Goings

Wednesday, October 26, 2021, 8:30 a.m.
First Baptist Church of Roswell
Monty Mullenix, Presiding

Music Worship – Kevin Pence

Scripture and Invocation – Russell Cowan

Annual Sermon – Keith Berryman

Children’s Home Report – Randy Rankin

Foundation Report – Rick Breeden

Music Worship – Kevin Pence

Business Session – Ronny Cooksey

  • Committee on Committees Report – Michael Dean
  • State Mission Board Report – Larry Evans
  • Nominating Committee Report – Matt Thackerson
  • Resolutions Committee Report –  Stephen Baum
  • Miscellaneous Business
  • New Business
  • Election of Officers

.            Music Worship – Kevin Pence

Message – Matt Queen

Closing Remarks – Ronny Cooksey

11:00 Benediction – Eugene do los Santos

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.