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Thousands of Southern Baptists will be in Louisville this week for the Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.

The annual meeting consists of concerts and sermons, but also the business of the denomination and its six seminaries. Kentucky Baptist Convention Executive Director Dr. Bill Mackey says the meeting hasn’t been in Louisville in a while.

“It’s held around the country,” says Mackey, “It’s in Louisville this year for the first time in 50 years because of the 150th anniversary of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.”

The Seminary, now in Louisville, was founded in Greenville, South Carolina as Furman University. It is the oldest seminary in the Southern Baptist Convention.

The Convention’s Annual Meeting is Tuesday and Wednesday at the Fair and Exposition Center.