Hobby Lobby personalities to headline Worldview Conference

HANNIBAL – The Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) 2015 Worldview Conference will feature two speakers with ties to Hobby Lobby and its victory at the United States Supreme Court.

Michael McAfee, director of faith initiatives for Hobby Lobby, and Joshua Hawley, an attorney on the legal team that defended Hobby Lobby and a University of Missouri law professor, will address faith, business and religious liberty during the conference at Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) here, April 2.

“We are excited about these two gentlemen coming to speak to Missouri Southern Baptists in what should be one of the premier conferences in the Midwest next year,” said Don Hinkle, Pathway editor and MBC director of public policy. 

“We are delighted that Hannibal-LaGrange University President Anthony Allen has graciously agreed to host the conference once again and we look forward to working with him as well as the HLGU staff, faculty and students.”

Other speakers will include Gail McWilliams, a Rolla native living in Texas who chose life for her unborn children despite the reality that it would cost her eyesight; Bart Barber, pastor of First Baptist Church, Farmersville, Texas; Michael Whitehead, the MBC’s lead legal counselor; and Hinkle.