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APRIL 15-16, 2016

at First Baptist Church IN Sevierville, TN
$40 per person - REGISTER ONLINE NOW
See schedule here.

Special Guest Speakers...

Johnny Hunt photoJOHNNY HUNT

Author & Senior Pastor
FBC Woodstock, GA
Dr. Johnny Hunt has been the senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Woodstock Georgia since 1986. God has blessed his leadership at FBC Woodstock which has grown by the thousands. In 2008 Dr. Hunt served as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention for two years.  Author of several books including, “Building your Spiritual Resume,” “From Poolroom to Pulpit” and “Building your Leadership Resume,” Dr. Hunt is a dynamic speaker, leader and preacher.

Allan Taylor photoALLAN TAYLOR

Director of Church Education Ministry
LifeWay Christian Resources
Allan served as the Minister of Education at Beaver Dam Baptist church in Knoxville, London Bridge Baptist in Virginia and most recently for over twenty years at First Baptist Church Woodstock Georgia before taking a position at Lifeway in August 2015. before surrendering to full-time Christian service, he was a high school football coach. He has authored three books: "Sunday School in HD", "The Six Core Values of Sunday School" and "Disciplining and Restoring the Fallen", the DVD series "Sunday School Done Right, as well as the brand new DVD series, "Forward From Here!"

Eric Geiger photoERIC GEIGER

VP, LifeWay Christian Resources
Eric Geiger serves as one of the Vice Presidents at LifeWay Christian Resources, leading the Resources Division.  Eric received his doctorate in leadership and church ministry from Southern Seminary. He is also a teaching pastor and a frequent speaker and consultant on church mission and strategy. Eric authored or co-authored several books including “Creature of the Word” and the best selling church leadership book, “Simple Church.”

Breakout Sessions for leaders of:

Preschool: Jana Magruder

Director of Kids Ministry for LifeWay Kids

Jana Magruder serves as the Director of Kids Ministry for LifeWay Kids. Jana brings a wealth of experience and passion for kids ministry, education, and curriculum writing. Jana was raised in the church as a “ministry kid”, attending Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, TX for most of her childhood and youth. She and her husband, Michael, met at and graduated from Baylor University and began their family in Austin, TX where Jana started her career in the world of education. Her experience includes teaching, curriculum development, and children’s ministry. She served on staff at Austin Stone Community Church before moving to Nashville.

Children: Kim Harris

Leadership Strategist, West Cobb Church, Marietta, GA

Kim is the Leadership Strategist at West Cobb Church where she coordinates and leads the education ministries. Previously, she was a preschool and children’s minister at several local churches and worked at Bartow Baptist Association in Church Development. She has led preschool, children, adult and general officers conference on the local, state and national level and written for different publications. Her love is developing leaders and helping people develop their God given talents and abilities.

Youth: Ben Trueblood

Director of Student Ministry, LifeWay Christian Resources

Ben Trueblood is Director of Student Ministry at LifeWay Christian Resources. In over 12 years of serving the local church as a student pastor, Ben has shared the gospel and discipled countless students, trained an army of volunteers, and encouraged other student pastors in their ministries. Ben is driven by a desire to see students come to know Christ, disciple a new generation of Christ followers, and help prepare the next generation of gospel driven ministers. He is a respected leader with a heart to serve churches in their mission of making disciples. Prior to coming to LifeWay, Ben served as the student pastor at Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton, Virginia. Before that, he served as student pastor at Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas, Hunter Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama. Ben received a Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and earned a degree in Business Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Adult: Carter Shotwell

Executive Pastor of Ministries, Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall, TX

Carter Shotwell is the Executive Pastor of Ministries at Lake Pointe Church. He directs the Adult Ministries at Lake Pointe and oversees other ministries. He has developed the Life Group model that is the central organization for building fully developing followers of Christ. Currently over 7,000 people attend Life Groups each weekend at Lake Pointe. The funtions of Life Groups include Care, Missions, Fellowship, Interactive Bible study and Encouragement. The LG model is transferable to any size church. Carter has also planted the LG model on Lake Pointe multi-site campuses. Carter leads numerous conferences at the local, state and national levels each year.

Hospitality: Phil Cunningham

Director of Guest Services, First Baptist Church, Woodstock, GA

Prior to coming to FBCW, Phil was on staff at Calvary Baptist Church & School in Yorba Linda, CA for 27 years. Phil served as Youth Pastor, Worship Leader, Administrator of Calvary Christian School, and Senior Pastor during his tenure. In addition to those roles, he also taught as professor of Youth Education at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Ca, and served on the mission board of World Help in Forest, VA for several years.

Music provided by the FBC Praise Team

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