Religious Liberty Council Luncheon

The 2018 Religious Liberty Council Luncheon will be Friday, June 15, in Dallas, Texas, and features a panel of BJC Fellows. Join them as they talk about their goals and work as the next generation of religious liberty advocates.


Panelists: Rev. Aurelia Davila Pratt ’17, Pastor of Spiritual Formation, Peace of Christ Church, Round Rock, Texas;
Ms. Sofi Hersher ’17, Assistant Communications Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Washington, D.C.; and
Rev. Corey Mitchell ‘17, a speech language pathologist in Raleigh, N.C., and Associate Minister for Children and Youth, Rock Spring Missionary Baptist Church, Creedmoor, N.C.

Moderator: The Rev. George Mason, pastor of Wilshire Baptist Church  in Dallas

Each BJC Fellow participated in an intensive seminar with BJC staff and other scholars in Colonial Williamsburg to deepen their theological, legal and historical understandings of religious liberty. At this year’s RLC Luncheon, you’ll hear how they are putting what they learned into practice, standing up for our first freedom in their congregations, communities and professions.

The luncheon is open to the public, but you must have a ticket to attend.  Tickets are available for $45 each, and a table of 10 tickets — which includes a designated table and recognition in the print program — is $500. Young ministers with 5 years or less experience and seminary students can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $25. 

The luncheon is the annual meeting of the Religious Liberty Council of the Baptist Joint Committee. Read about last year’s luncheon.

This year’s luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, located at 300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas, Texas.


Days until RLC Luncheon








Tables must be purchased by May 24 to be listed in the program.

RLC Luncheon

Since 1991, the Religious Liberty Council Luncheon has brought together friends and supporters of religious liberty and the Baptist Joint Committee for a time of fellowship and updates on the latest news out of Washington.

Information on previous luncheons


Videos of past luncheons