Conference Speakers and Schedule
Dr. David Murray is Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, and Pastor of the Free Reformed Church in Grand Rapids. He was ordained to the ministry in 1995 and pastored two churches in Scotland for 12 years. He is the author of Christians Get Depressed Too, How Sermons Work, Jesus on Every Page, The Happy Christian, and A Bundle of Joy. David and his wife Shona have five children.
Jeffery Smith has been a full time pastor since graduating from seminary in 1990. In 1994 he was involved in planting a church which became Covenant Reformed Baptist Church in Easley, South Carolina, where he labored as a pastor for over 15 years. In 2009 he accepted a call to serve as one of the pastors of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Coconut Creek Fl, where he still serves. He and his wife Kelly have six children, four boys and two girls.
Pastor Greg Nichols is a pastor Grace Immanuel Reformed Baptist Church. Greg has over 30 years of pastoral experience. He is a graduate and former professor of Trinity Ministerial Academy, Montville, NJ. He is the author of What Does the Bible Say about God?, The Biblical Doctrine of God (Truth For Eternity). Pastor Greg and his wife Ginger have 4 children.
Chad Bennett is the senior pastor of Grace Fellowship Church. He served as an associate pastor at Grace Fellowship Church starting in 2010 and spent a year and a half training under Tedd Tripp and the other elders of GFC before becoming their senior pastor in 2012. He is married to Amanda and they have a son and two daughters. Chad is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary. Before to Grace Fellowship Church, Chad was a pastor at Trinity Reformed Baptist Church in Jackson, GA.
Chris has been the lead pastor of Covenant Baptist Church in Toronto, Ontario, Canada since 2008, after graduating from Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. Prior to moving to the US for his seminary studies, Chris also served as a Deacon of Covenant Baptist Church. Chris married Val in 1998 and they have four children: Hannah, Noah, Abby, and Ben.
Monday — November 6
|1:00 PM||Registration Desk Opens/Check-In|
|7:00 PM||“How to Foster a Burden and a Vision for Missions in the Local Church” - David Murray|
Tuesday — November 7
|9:00 AM||Devotional – Greg Nichols|
|9:45 AM||Seating of Messengers/Recognition of Attendees|
|10:45 AM||Business Session|
|4:45 PM||Missionary Presentations – Coordinator Gordon Taylor, Rick Horne|
|7:00 PM||“Doing Evangelism Through the Local Church” – Jeff Smith|
Wednesday — November 8
|9:00 AM||Devotional – Pastor Chad Bennett|
|9:45 AM||Missionary Presentation – Frank Gonzalez, Aaron Hoak|
|11:00 AM||“Paul’s Teaching on Local Evangelism” – Jim Adams|
|11:45 AM||Open Discussion – “What are your churches doing in the area of local evangelism?”|
|4:45 PM||PM Missionary Presentations – Bob Selph, DM|
|7:00 PM||“Cultivating, Identifying and Preparing Men for Gospel Missions” – Jeff Smith|
Thursday — November 9
|9:00 AM||Devotional – Chris Powell|
|9:45 AM||Missionary Presentation - Obed Rupertus|
|11:00 AM||Missionary Presentations – Larry Secrest|
|11:30 AM||Closing message - Gordon Taylor – Q & A – Adjournment of 2017 RBNet GA|