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First Asian Indian Baptist Church presents 24th annual conference

By Viren Mayani
September 2018
First Asian Indian Baptist Church presents 24th annual conference



(Left) Conference Coordinator Rev. Younis Farhat. (Photo: Nirmal Govada)

All Nations Deeper Life Conference, an annual event hosted by the First Asian Indian Baptist Church of Metro Atlanta and its leader Rev. Younis Farhat, was a rich offering to the community. “Engage 2018” was held over the July 20-22, 2018 weekend at the Elizabeth Baptist Church in Marietta, GA.





A stellar speaker, Dr. Tanmay Pramanik (right). (Photo: Nirmal Govada)


Friday evening began with dinner and ended with a stellar speaker, Dr. Tanmay Pramanik. Dr. Pramanik is Vice President – Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), Lynchburg, Virginia, and has spent over a decade in theological education, administration, and accreditation work. He has also led the Praise and Worship Ministry of the All Nations Deeper Life Conference for the last 18 years.




The award-winning scientist, Dr. James Tour (right), who sees microevolution as a fact but does not extrapolate that to macroevolution. (Photo: Nirmal Govada)

Saturday evening’s agenda presented the exceptional academician and speaker Dr. James M. Tour, of Rice University in Houston, TX. Dr. Tour is a synthetic organic chemist, the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and Computer Science. In 2001 Dr. Tour signed the Discovery Institute’s “A Scientific Dissent from Darwinism,” a controversial petition which the intelligent design movement uses to promote intelligent design by attempting to cast doubt on evolution. On Sunday morning, he spoke again, this time of the Bible story of “The Prodigal Son.” It tells of a son who left the comfort of his home and family with his share of wealth, but soon spent it and returned home poor and shabby—yet his father welcomed him with open arms. The story resonates with many who, having gone astray, are still loved by the Father, unconditionally.

Gospel music was performed by Dr. Tanmay Pramanik’s Worship Team musicians and singers as well as Atlanta’s Johnson Macdonal and Sharoon Farhat’s Worship Team, on alternate days.

For its silver anniversary next year, July 26 through 28, 2019, speakers are to include the celebrity Dr. Ravi Zacharias and Sanjeev (Sanj) Karla, with music by Firebrands Music from Bangalore, India.

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Dr. Tanmay Pramanik preaching at Indiranagar Methodist Church, Bangalore - India.

Dr. James Tour: Science & Faith


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