Registration is $250 per couple and includes lodging, conference materials and meals (with the exception of “date night” on Friday.)
The Kentucky Baptist Convention and Baptist Health hope that this year’s Shepherding the Shepherd event will bring a time of Godly refreshment to your ministry and your marriage.
As in the past, we desire to bring couples together in a relaxed setting where you can experience renewal, strengthen relationships, and encounter God in worship.
The conference begins Thursday with registration at 11 am EST, followed by lunch, and concludes Saturday before noon.
- The $250 per couple fee includes lodging, conference materials, and meals except for Friday’s “date night.”
- The registration fee covers only a portion of the costs associated with this event. The remainder is provided by Baptist Health and by Kentucky Baptists’ gifts through the Cooperative Program.
- Space is limited. Register early to reserve your spot.
While children are an important part of our families, this experience is a time for husbands and wives to be by themselves. As a courtesy to other participants, please do not bring children. Childcare will not be provided.
Registration is non-transferrable and is not final until payment is received. Cancellations made after December 11, 2013 cannot be refunded unless registration is full. KBC handles lodging reservations upon receipt of registration.
Dr. Tom and Jeannie Elliff
Born in Texas, Dr. Elliff is a fourth-generation Oklahoman and third-generation pastor. He served with his wife, Jeannie, as a missionary to Zimbabwe in the early 1980s. He was twice elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, in 1996 and 1997. He has led several key churches, including First Southern Baptist Church of Del City, OK, where he was pastor from 1985 to 2005.
Dr. Elliff then served as IMB senior vice president for spiritual nurture and church relations from 2005 to 2009. During this time, the Elliffs founded Living in the Word Publications, a writing and speaking ministry focused on spiritual awakening. In 2011 he was selected to lead the International Mission Board in an era of rapid change at home and around the globe.
Tom and Jeannie have four grown children and 25 grandchildren.
Dr. James Carroll
Senior Pastor | Parkway Baptist Church, Bardstown
James grew up in a pastor’s home in rural Kentucky. At age five, he prayed to receive Christ and realized God’s call to ministry while in high school. He and his wife, Mikila, married in 1998 and have a daughter, Kenna and a son, Jake.
James began serving in vocational ministry in 2000 in Georgetown, Kentucky. The Carrolls moved to Atlanta, Georgia in June 2003 where James served on staff at First Baptist Church of Atlanta. In 2005, they were commissioned by FBCA as part of the team that planted WestHills Church about 30 miles west of Atlanta. After serving as WestHills’ Teaching Pastor for more than 5 years, he accepted the call to lead Parkway Baptist Church as Senior Pastor in June 2010. He is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY and a two-time graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, where he completed a doctorate in December 2008.
Thursday evening’s banquet will feature comedian, Bob Smiley. After winning a college stand-up competition, Bob honed his comedy chops as a funny MC and merch manager on tour with bands like Third Day, Newsboys, Mercy Me, Toby Mac, and Audio Adrenaline. His hard work plus God-given idiocy coupled to make him the top choice in the country for youth, marrieds, and singles events.
Lange is the lead worship pastor at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville. He and his bride Jamie have been married, and served in ministry together, for 20 years and have four children: Justin (17), Jailyn (14), Jonathan (6) and Jaclyn (4). Lange, his wife Jamie, and a team from the Highview music staff will be leading us in worship.
Dave & Kay Hammond
Dave is a 1977 graduate of Georgetown College and holds a master’s degree from Morehead State University. In the 12 years he has pastored Faith Baptist Church in Myra, KY the church has grown from 12 members to more than three hundred. In 2001, he was honored as bi-vocational pastor of the year by the KBC. Kay holds degrees from Pikeville College, Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky University. She was a high school librarian for more than 30 years. She serves as Director of Campus Ministry at Pikeville College and as director of the Appalachian Pregnancy Care Center in Pikeville.
A pastor’s wife for 30 years, Diana has served in churches of all sizes. She is the author of three books and writes a syndicated column “Fresh Ideas” that is featured regularly in Baptist Press. She is married to Steve Davis, Vice President of the North American Mission Board. A mother of three and a new grandmother, Diana resides in Pensacola, FL.