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 Big Influences 

 Dr. Bobby Welch 


"Having given most of my adult life to a single focus of fulfilling the mandate of the Great Commission, I want to challenge anyone and everyone to share Christ as a way of life!

Do not miss this opportunity to become a part of The Great Commission Connection!  As a small or large endeavor for the Kingdom of God, you not only become a part of the mandate and privilege to proclaim the Good News of Christ as Savior and Lord, but are part of the Great Commission. 

Everyone can pray and share Christ as a way of life. I encourage you to become a part of this opportunity to reach people for Christ through associating together for service, personal testimony, and making God's Word available to everyone.  

Find out how you can become a part of the Great Commission Connection."

Dr. Welch served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Daytona Beach, Florida from 1976-2006 and was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention in 2004, serving two terms. As convention president Dr. Welch focused on soul-winning.

In addition to being a past SBC president and vice president, Welch is a former president of the Florida Baptist Convention and has served as an “ambassador” for the SBC, speaking on 6 continents as a strategist for global evangelical relations.

Welch has written several books, and is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, having received the Purple Heart, and the Bronze Star with “V” Device for bravery and other honors.
Dr. Welch and his wife, Maudellen, have two married children, Matthew and Haylee, and four grandchildren. They currently reside in Florida.

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