Church Planting



September 21-24, 2020


(Schedule below)

Conrad Mbewe

Conrad Mbewe

Known worldwide as “the Spurgeon of Africa,” Conrad Mbewe has served as pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, since 1987. He is a graduate of the Cape Town Baptist Seminary in South Africa and also holds a PhD in Missions from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He was the founding Chancellor of the African Christian University in Zambia. He is an itinerant preacher who has ministered globally and has written many books on preaching, missions, and theology. He and his wife Felistas have 6 adult children.
Baruch Maoz

Baruch Maoz

Baruch was born on December 31st 1943 to a Jewish family in Boston Massachusetts. His mother, younger brother and he immigrated to Israel in 1953, where he was converted to Christ while serving in the Army in 1963. He worked with Christian Witness to Israel from 1974 to 2005 and pastored Grace and Truth Christian Congregation in Israel from its founding in 1976 until the age of retirement at the end of 2008. He and Bracha were married in 1968 and they have three daughters, and two foster daughters, one of whom is married and lives in Israel. In March 2020, the Maozes relocated to the United States. Their ministry continues under the oversight of Faith Reformed Baptist Church in Media PA. In addition to writing, Baruch is available for ministry in churches around the country.


Chris Marley

Chris Marley

Chris was ordained by First Baptist Church (now Sovereign Grace Baptist Church) in Concho Valley, Arizona, on the 8th of April, 1984. He and his wife, Linda, served the Lord in that church until He called them to Miller Valley Baptist in 2004. He is the father of two children, including Senior Pastor Chris.

Sam Waldron

Sam Waldron

Sam was a pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church of Grand Rapids from 1977-2001 and taught at Trinity Ministerial Academy from 1981 to 1989.  Leaving there in 2001, he pursued a PhD at Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY.  Having served as a pastor of Heritage Baptist Church in Owensboro, Kentucky from 2005-2013, in 2013 he became one of the pastors of Grace Reformed Baptist Church of Owensboro, Kentucky. He also serves as President, Academic Dean, and Professor of Systematic Theology of Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary. Sam has been married to his dear wife Charlene since 1975.  They have five children and at last count 14 grandchildren—all of whom they love very much. Sam enjoys reading, weight-lifting, walking, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Doug Totter

Doug Totter

Pastor Doug Totter has been serving as a Pastor at Grace Reformed Baptist Church since 2006. Prior to this he had served many years as Deacon in Calvary Baptist Church and then at Grace Reformed Baptist Church (when Calvary Baptist and First Baptist merged to form GRBC). He has been married to Denise since 1986 and they have been blessed with seven children.




Monday — September 21
1:00 PM Registration Opens
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM David Campbell – Missionary Biography of James Gilmour of Mongolia
Tuesday — September 22
8:30 AM Devotional – Wayne Brandow
8:55 AM Prayer
9:15 AM Seating of Messengers/Recognition of Attendees
9:45 AM Break
10:15 AM Business Session (Ladies Fellowship/Encouragement Time)
1:00 PM Lunch
4:00 PM Business Session
5:00 PM Coordinator Presentation Gordon Taylor and Mark Chanski
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Conrad Mbewe – Mandate for Church Planting
Wednesday — September 23
8:30 AM Devotional – David Johnston
8:55 AM Prayer
9:15 AM Missionary Presentation – RS
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Baruch Maoz – Lessons Learned over 50 years of Missionary Service
11:15 AM Break Out Sessions by Regions: Regional Church Planting
12:15 PM Lunch / *Spanish Speakers Lunch and Fellowship
4:00 PM Breakout Sessions:
Second Language ministry in a church – Robert Elliot
Cultivating a vision for church planting in a church – Conrad Mbewe
4:45 PM Missionary Report on Reentry – Ken Wells & Mark Hatfield led by Gordon Taylor
5:15 PM Presentation of New Missionary
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Conrad Mbewe – Methods of Church Planting
Thursday — September 24
8:30 AM Devotional – Doug Totter
8:55 AM Prayer
9:15 AM Q&A with Conrad Mbewe, Sam Masters, David Barcelo on church planting
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Missionary Reports Including Chaplains James Galyon and Josh Stoley
11:30 AM Breakout Session Discussions:
Examples of Evangelism within RBNet Churches lead by Curt Arend
Personality Traits of a Church Planter – Mark Chanski
12:30 Lunch

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