New Send Conference special guests, additional seating capacity announced

By NAMB Staff

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The International Mission Board (IMB) and North American Mission Board (NAMB) announced new speakers and worship leaders for the 2021 Send Conference, June 13-14, which will take place ahead of the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. Additional seating has also opened up for parts of the conference that had reached capacity before the move to the Music City Center.

Send Conference, with a theme of “Together on Mission,” is a two-day gathering of pastors, church leaders and families across North America, learning and celebrating what it means to be on mission together for the sake of the gospel. With specialized tracks for every member of the family, Southern Baptists will gain the tools and connections to continue growing as a movement of people—the Church—sharing the gospel with a world in need.

There is seating available for the Sunday (June 13) night worship session as well as Monday’s pastor’s track, NAMB’s Send Luncheon and the IMB’s Sending Celebration. Registration remains open at, and current registrants can make changes to their existing registration.

Send Conference will begin with a special time of prayer led by Long Hollow Baptist Church Senior Pastor Robby Gallaty. Following that, the Sunday night event will include a message from Tony Evans, a nationally recognized Bible teacher, author and pastor. Worship will be led by Michael W. Smith, and a concert featuring Crowder will follow the Sunday evening session.

A Spanish-language celebration will take place simultaneously Sunday night, featuring Pastors Samua Calderón and Ramón Medina, an orchestra directed by Camp Kirkland, the Florida Worship Team, and SBC Executive Committee Director of Hispanic Relations Julio Arriola.

Then on Monday, June 14, Send Conference will split into separate tracks for pastors, women, young adults, students and kids; as well as tracks in Spanish for pastors and leaders.

Pastors Track — Speakers and Worship Leaders

  • Nick Floyd — Senior Pastor, Cross Church Northwest Arkansas
  • David Jeremiah — Senior Pastor, Shadow Mountain Community Church, San Diego, CA
  • Gregg Matte — Senior Pastor, Houston’s First Baptist Church, Houston, TX
  • Miguel Núñez — Senior Pastor, Iglesia Bautista Internacional, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Vance Pitman — Senior Pastor, Hope Church, Las Vegas, NV
  • Kevin Smith — Executive Director, Baptist Convention Maryland/Delaware
  • Hershael York — Senior Pastor, Buck Run Baptist Church, Frankfort, KY
  • Christian Ramos and Family Church Worship

Women’s Track — Speakers and Worship Leaders

  • Donna Gaines — founder and president for ARISE2Read (Host)
  • Christi Haag — speaker and child advocate
  • Amy Hannon — author, speaker and shopkeeper
  • Kim Hardy — speaker, life and relationship coach; church planting spouse
  • Katie McCoy — professor, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Sheila Walsh — author and Bible teacher
  • Kristin and Eric Yeldell — worship leaders, First Baptist Church, Cleveland, Tenn.

Young Adult and Student Tracks — Speakers and Worship Leaders

  • Putti Sok Benner — associate director of Baptist Student Ministry, University of Texas Arlington
  • Robby Gallaty — Senior Pastor, Long Hollow Baptist Church
  • J.D. Greear — Pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
  • Scott Long — Discipleship Pastor, Highview Baptist Church, Louisville, KY
  • Andy Pettigrew — team leader, Sub-Saharan Africa, IMB
  • Shane Pruitt — national Next Gen evangelism director, NAMB (Students only)
  • Benjamin Watson — 16 NFL Seasons, Super Bowl Champion, Author, Speaker, Film Producer
  • David Wiggins — student strategist, IMB
  • Paul Worcester — collegiate evangelism director, NAMB (Young Adults only)
  • Drew Worsham — Lead Pastor, CBC The Rim Church, San Antonio, TX
  • Sean Curran — worship leader and songwriter
  • Long Hollow Wave — student worship ministry, Long Hollow Baptist Church, Nashville, TN

Limited seating also remains available for NAMB’s Send Luncheon, featuring Matthew West and Mark Richt, as well as IMB’s Sending Celebration.

For more information and a complete schedule with locations, visit

Published May 7, 2021

NAMB Staff

The communications staff of the North American Mission Board produced this article.