Come Adore Him Christmas Special

February 21, 2023

DALLAS – For the past 12 years, Carlton P. Byrd, D.Min., Southwest Region Conference president, has been privileged to produce Christmas and Easter holiday specials for the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission to be aired on national television. 

This year, the invitation came again giving Southwest Region Conference the opportunity to produce “Come Adore Him.” The Christmas special, which was recorded live at the Inspiring Body of Christ Church in Dallas, Tex., on Nov. 12, 2022, was aired nationally across the United States on ABC Television Affiliates on Dec. 24 and 25, 2022. 

Given the opportunity to positively expose the Seventh-day Adventist Church nationally, and specifically in the Dallas area, the Southwest Region Conference invited the Southwestern Union, Southwestern Adventist University and the Texas Conference to join in collaboration for this initiative.

The program featured Byrd, as speaker and host, who shared preaching vignettes interspersed by the music ministry of award-winning artists, Jonathan McReynolds; Naomi Raine of Maverick City Music; the Southwestern Adventist University Singers and Orchestra; and a 500-voice Children’s Choir composed of elementary students from the Southwest Region and Texas Conference Adventist schools and directed by Gale Jones Murphy. 

We are grateful for the work of producers David Brillhart and Scott Grady, and the many others who gave of their time and talent to make this an epic event! We give God the praise for the opportunity to bless and bring hope to others through music and the spoken word. 

By Leslie Soupet, Communication Director