The association’s annual national gathering begins today and features several speakers through Sunday. The events include a worship service with Jerry Hutchings at 7:30 p.m. Thursday; James Gailliard at 7:30 p.m. Friday; and Glen Spaulding at 10 a.m. Sunday.
The featured speakers are from Augusta, Philadelphia and North Carolina. All events are at Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, 2 10th St.
According to the Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau, the conference brings in an estimated $450,000 in direct visitor spending.