The Apostle Paul encouraged Christians to be

“steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord” (I Cor. 15:58).

Tennessee Bible College is doing likewise during its 40th annual Spiritual Renewal Lectures to be held Feb. 22-24.

“The Lord’s work is not a work of quitters,” TBC President David Hill said. “We’re called to be sound and solid in what we do. This is a lectureship to encourage us – to give us a boost. We need that in the Christian life.”

The lectureship will feature 10 speakers from several states, each expounding on the topics of “Steadfast,” “Unmovable” and “Always Abounding.” The lectures will take place at TBC and Northeast Church of Christ, which is next door to the college.

The schedule is as follows:


·         7 p.m. – Congregational singing (Northeast Church).

·         7:30 p.m. – “Steadfast” with Melvin Sapp of Sumter, S.C. (Northeast Church).


·         9 a.m. – “Unmovable Truth” with Johnny Thomas of Mattapan, Mass. (TBC).

·         10 a.m. – “Unmovable Pure Religion” with Houston Bynum of Cookeville (TBC).

·         10 a.m. – “Unmovable Women” (for women) with Cindy Baker of Foristell, Mo. (TBC).

·         11 p.m. – “Unmovable in World Evangelism” with Aaron Baker of Foristell, Mo. (Northeast Church).

·         1 p.m. – “Unmovable Reasoning” with Dick Sztanyo of Pelham, Ala. (Northeast Church).

·         2 p.m. – “Unmovable Church” with Derrick Coble of Sparta (TBC).


·         9 a.m. – “Always Abounding in the Work of the Lord” with Paul Wilmoth of Cookeville (Northeast Church).

·         10 a.m. – “Always Abounding to a Glorious Hope” with Milton Stephens of Lynnville (Northeast Church).

·         6 p.m. – “Your Labor is Not in Vain in the Lord” with Richard Harp of Stockbridge, Ga. (Northeast Church).

“This is our annual outreach to the Cookeville community and surrounding area,” Hill said. “We don’t have a basketball team or a football homecoming. We have an annual lectureship.”

Everyone is welcome.

“It’s a public event, and we want everybody to be a part of it,” Hill said. “These are saving messages that are good for all.”

The lectureship will also include a barbecue lunch Saturday at noon and President’s Chicken Dinner Sunday at 5 p.m.

In addition, a TBC fundraising dinner will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. at Progressive Savings Bank. Anyone interested in purchasing a ticket should call TBC at 931-526-2616.

TBC is located at 1616 McCulley Road in Cookeville. The college offers a bachelor’s degree in religious education, master’s and doctorate degrees in theology and a two-year preaching diploma.

For more information, call 931-526-2616 or visit

-Amy Davis