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|Monday, FEB 24, 2014|
Justin Hornsby, Severns Valley Baptist Church
Jason Stewart, KBC
|7pm||PreRISK Service Guest Speaker (Steve Ayers, Hillvue Heights Church)|
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|8pm||Affinities Networking, Dessert Fellowship and Promo Booths|
Pastors and Church Planters (Steve Ayers, Carlos De la Barra and Aaron Harvie)
Collegiate (Brian Combs and Steven Lutz)
|Tuesday, FEB 25, 2014|
|8:15am||Coffee/Light Breakfast and Promo Booths|
|9am||RISK Service (Guest Speaker: Kevin Smith, Highview Baptist Church)|
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|10:30am||Break (Coffee/Bottled Water) and Promo Booths|
|10:45am||Breakout Session 1|
|11:45am||NAMB Luncheon (Guest Speakers: Aaron Coe, Paul Chitwood, Chuck McAlister)|
*Boxed Lunches from Chick-Fil-A
|1pm||Breakout Session 2|
|1:50pm||Break (Coffee/Bottled Water) & Promo Booths|
|2pm||RISK Service (Guest Speaker: Chuck McAlister, KBC)|
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|Steven Lutz||Provacative Evangelism on Campus||TBA|
|Stan Albright, NAMB||Churches Planting Churches Training: A Preview|
|Brian Combs||Campus Ministries||TBA|
|Daniel Powell||My Hope with Billy Graham||TBA|
|Carlos De la Barra/Aaron Harvie||Church Planting (PM only)||TBA|
|Gregg Farrell||Role of the Pastor in Affinity Evangelism||TBA|
|Patti Kimble||Quilting Affinity|
|Chris McAlister||Leaders and Their Identity||TBA|
|Chuck McAlister||Affinity Evangelism||TBA|
|Cameron Mills||Sports as a Platform for Affinity Evangelism||TBA|
|Kevin Smith (a.m.)/TJ Francis (p.m.)||Preaching Evangelistically|
|Tim Stafford||Using Social Media in Evangelism|
|Coy Webb||Disaster Relief||TBA|
|Kristen White||Women and Affinity Evangelism||TBA|
Steve Ayers is the founding and lead pastor of Hillvue Heights Church in Bowling Green. The church was formed in 1991 with 30 members. The congregation reported that 554 people were baptized in 2012. A native of Bowling Green, Ayers completed his undergraduate work at Western Kentucky University. He has a master’s degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and a doctorate from Drew University in Madison, NJ. He is an adjunct professor at Campbellsville University and in 2003 released his book, “Igniting Passion in Your Church.” Ayers and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children.
Aaron Coe is vice president of mobilization for the North American Mission Board, providing leadership in mobilizing churches and missionaries to plant churches. A native of Louisville, Coe served from 2003 to 2010 as a church planting missionary where he worked with New Hope New York, an organization that planted 38 churches in the years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. From this experience, he became the lead pastor/church planter at Gallery Church in 2006. He also has played a role in raising leaders, partners and resources for many new churches, including the Gallery Church. In 2009, he became executive director of “SendNYC,” the impetus for what has become Send North America – NAMB’s church planting initiative. Coe completed his undergraduate studies at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, and has two master’s degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. He and his wife, Carmen, have four children.
Paul Chitwood assumed his duties as executive director-treasurer of the Kentucky Baptist Convention in 2011, leading staff to serve approximately 2,400 churches across the commonwealth. Previously he served as pastor of four KBC churches and as assistant professor of evangelism and church growth at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. He also was an adjunct professor at University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg and Southern Seminary’s Boyce Bible College. In addition to several other roles in denominational leadership, Chitwood chaired the International Mission Board of Trustees (SBC) from 2008-2010 and spent a total of eight years as board member. He completed his undergraduate work at Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands) and has master’s and doctorate degrees from Southern Seminary. He and his wife, Michelle, have three children – Daniel, Anna, and Cai.
Chuck McAlister is leader of the Kentucky Baptist Convention Evangelism, Church Planting & Collegiate Ministries Team, and founder of Promise of Hope Ministries. A pastor for more than 35 years, McAlister felt God’s call to full-time evangelism with the goal of equipping believers across the country to share their faith with boldness and creativity. He led by example, launching the cable-TV show, Adventure Bound Outdoors, which used hunting and other outdoor sports as a platform to share the gospel. It became the most popular show on the Outdoor Channel. An accomplished author, McAlister has penned several books and articles including Living in a Nation Under Judgment: What Really Happened on September 11, 2001?; “How to Transition an Established Church;” Gifted for Life’s Journey; Adventures in God’s Country; Choosing Your Way to a Great Marriage; Exposed; and he also served as the Outdoor Editor for Spirit Magazine, 2008.
Kevin L. Smith was called as teaching pastor for Highview Baptist Church in Louisville in 2013. He served previously as pastor of Watson Memorial Baptist Church in Louisville. Currently, Smith is a doctoral candidate and assistant professor of preaching at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. In 2006, Smith became the first African-American ever elected first vice president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. In addition to his work as a church planter and pastor, he has served on multiple mission teams in the Caribbean and Africa. Kevin and his wife, Patricia, have been married for 21 years and have five children.
Breakout Session Leaders
Stan Albright is National Director for Associations with the North American Mission Board in Alpharetta, Ga. He is responsible for partnering, coordinating, developing, and implementing strategy and leadership development with Baptist associations throughout North America. Additionally, Stan serves as the Coordinator for Churches Planting Churches Training (CPCT) in the South region of NAMB’s Send North America Strategy. Albright completed his undergraduate studies at Auburn (Ala.) University and has a master’s degree in education from University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He also has a master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and a doctorate from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Ind. Previously Albright served as the state director of missions for the Baptist Convention of New Mexico, and as associate executive director of the Northwest Baptist Convention which serves churches in Oregon, Washington and Northern Idaho. He has also served as associate DOM, pastor and other staff positions for churches in Alabama and Texas.
Brian Combs is collegiate evangelism strategist for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. He works with dozens of campus missionaries and campus missionary interns to proclaim the gospel among the estimated 300,000 college students in the commonwealth. Prior to taking the strategist’s position, Combs served 10 years as campus missionary for Northern Kentucky University Baptist Campus Ministry in Highland Heights. Combs completed his undergraduate studies at University of Kentucky. He has a master’s degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctorate in College Student Personnel Services from the University of Louisville. He and his wife, Carla, have two children.
Carlos De la Barra is church planting strategist for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. He joined the KBC staff in 2007 as ethnic associate for new work and associational missions. A native of Chile, De la Barra accepted Christ through the ministry of a Southern Baptist missionary who also discipled him. De la Barra, who has a Master’s in Business Administration, left a lucrative career in Chile to move to the United States in 1991 to pursue work in Christian service. In 1996 he graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. With his wife, Cristina, De la Barra has helped start several Spanish-speaking congregations in four Kentucky Baptist associations. Today he is responsible for assisting church plants, their planters, and congregations that feel God’s call to start or sponsor new churches in all areas of Kentucky. The De la Barras have three daughters.
Greg Farrell is senior pastor of Crossland Community Church in Bowling Green. The congregation also has a campus in Glasgow.
T.J. Francis is pastor of New City Church in Louisville having served previously as pastor of First Baptist Church of Walton. He has been a pastor for 10 years and was second vice president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention in 2012. He is a three-time graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in missions, evangelism and church growth; a doctorate in evangelism and church growth; and a doctorate in Progress in World Religion and Evangelism.
Aaron Harvie is a church planter strategist with the North American Mission Board and the Kentucky Baptist Convention, working to develop a church-planting culture and network among students at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. A native of Lebanon, Ohio, Harvie completed his undergraduate studies at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark. As he was finishing work for his master’s degree from Southern Seminary, Harvie said he sensed God calling him to start churches in the spiritually dark urban areas of Indianapolis and Philadelphia. Riverside Community Church in Philadelphia launched in 1999 with Harvie as the planter/pastor. He served there 12 years. During that period, the congregation in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia planted four churches. He accepted the strategist position in 2012. He and his wife, Allison, have five children.
Patti Kimble has served as the administrative assistant for Promise of Hope Ministries since 2009. In 2011, she and Sue Delaney began Promise of Hope PieceMakers ministry, a Bible study for quilters. The unique quilt designs coincide with a book of the Bible or other applicable text. A group of 10 women critique the study and the quilting before it is widely distributed. Patti is married to Ken. The couple have two children and five grandchildren and make their home in Hot Springs, Ark.
Stephen Lutz is a pastor with Calvary Church in State College, Pa. He is the author of King of the Campus (2013) and College Ministry in a Post-Christian Culture (2011), and speaks frequently to college students and churches on the importance of reaching college campuses. Steve received his M.Div from Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pa., and lives with his family in Boalsburg, Pa. He blogs at www.stephenlutz.net.
Chris McAlister is pastor of Discovery Church in suburban Columbus, Ohio. A graduate of Ashland (Ohio) Theological Seminary, McAlister has served as pastor, or in other roles, for churches large and small. He is also an adjunct professor at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio. McAlister is CEO of SightShift, which provides leadership consultations and resources for pastors and churches. McAlister and his wife, Brandi, have three daughters.
Cameron Mills says he felt God calling him to Christian ministry at age 12. As a student and basketball standout, he began leading Bible study and witnessing to his peers through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The University of Kentucky came calling, providing Mills the opportunity to carry on the legacy of his father who played for the Cats from 1968 to 1971. A self-described benchwarmer for the first two years of college, the younger Mills got onto the floor after a teammate’s injury and never looked back. He ended his college career as UK’s all-time leader in three-point percentage for a season (53.2 percent) and for a career (47.4 percent). His success on the court added fuel to Cameron Mills Ministries, launched in 1998 following his graduation. He has held revivals and spoken at Christian music festivals, college chapel services, FCA Huddles around the country, and many other venues.
Daniel Powell is the Kentucky coordinator of “My Hope with Billy Graham,” an effort to mobilize Christians to host unchurched friends and neighbors for an evening of inspirational, gospel-focused videos. A graduate of Georgetown College, Powell served as pastor of Lawrenceville Baptist Church, Vine Hill Baptist Church in Coxs Creek, and Green Acres Baptist Church in Louisville. He also served as church administrator for Little Flock Baptist Church in Shepherdsville before joining the “My Hope” ministry in 2011.
Tim Stafford is the producer and co-host of the weekly Promise of Hope Internet radio program. For more than 25 years he has been an author, speaker, consultant and trainer in communications, social media and other disciplines. Currently he is director of image building, media and instructional design for Liberty Building Forensics Group in Zellwood, Fla. He has a master’s degree in education, specializing in Instructional Design for Online Learning. He is also pursuing a doctorate in the specialization.
Coy Webb has served as director of Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief since 2011. He began his work with the Kentucky Baptist Convention as a ministry associate in 2008. He served in the field following the Haiti earthquake in 2010, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011, and Superstorm Sandy in 2012. He helped coordinate responses of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams from across the country to Kentucky following the tornado outbreak of 2012 and the ice storm of 2009. Prior to joining the KBC staff, Webb served as pastor for 16 years of First Baptist Church of Monticello. He has also served churches in Tennessee and Kansas. Webb completed his undergraduate studies at University of Tennessee at Knoxville and has a master’s degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo. Webb and his wife, Cathy, have three children one grandchild.
Kristen White is a mother of four, author and speaker and serves as a consultant for the KBC Evangelism, Church Planting & Collegiate Ministries Team. White has written for ParentLife, Clubhouse, Open Windows and other magazines. She has also authored children’s curriculum for Southern Baptists and many of her articles are readily available through LifeWay Christian Resources’ website, lifeway.com. White teaches Bible study for girls and women and is dedicated to helping young women grow in their understanding of God’s love. Read her blog at www.womenwithroots.com.
Justin Hornsby is worship pastor for Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown.
Jason Stewart is music/worship & prayer strategist for the Kentucky Baptist Convention. He provides consultation services to churches and also coordinates music enrichment opportunities for children, students and adults. Before joining the KBC staff as a strategist in 2013, Stewart served as a consultant, working primarily with junior high and high school musicians. He also served as worship pastor for Parkland Baptist Church in Louisville. Stewart has a bachelor’s degree in music from Jacksonville (Ala.) State University and a master’s degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. He has served in full- and part-time music/worship positions for other Kentucky Baptist churches and for congregations in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana and South Carolina. Stewart and his wife, Stephanie, have two children.