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Bivocational Pastors & Wives Retreat

September 15 - September 16

Join us for a weekend filled with encouragement and teaching for bivocational pastors and their wives on September 15-16, 2023.

The Bivocational Pastors & Wives Retreat provides encouragement, equipping, & networking for couples called equally to local church as well as marketplace ministry. The Cooperative Program and Eliza Broadus Offering giving of Kentucky Baptist churches covers all meals, lodging, and resources for 60 couples.

This year’s retreat is being hosted by Calvary Baptist Church, Bowling Green.

Overnight housing accommodations will be provided by the Embassy Suites by Hilton 556 Hub Boulevard, Bowling Green, KY 42103.



Brett & Leslie Miles

Northside Baptist Church in Almo, Ky

DeWayne Gibson

Parkway Baptist Church in Hodgenville, Ky

Angie Billiter

Eastpoint Community Church in Louisville, Ky

Michael DeLand

Dean of Institutional Advancement at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

Rob Patterson

Kentucky Baptist Convention

Jason Stewart

Kentucky Baptist Convention

Don Spencer

Kentucky Baptist Convention

Sara Robinson

Kentucky Baptist Convention


Friday, September 15

3:00 PM – Check-In at Embassy Suites by Hilton
5:00 PM – Coffee & Connections at Calvary Baptist Church sponsored by Kentucky WMU (Exhibits Open)
6:00 PM – Dinner
7:00 PM – Bivocational Pastors & Wives Retreat
8:20 PM – Dismiss to Dessert Fellowship Sponsored by Clear Creek Baptist Bible College at Embassy Suites

Saturday, September 16

8:00 – Breakfast @ Calvary Baptist Church
9:00 – Worship & Teaching: “Thriving as a Bivocational Pastor Couple – Brett & Leslie Miles
10:15 – Break
10:30 – Pastors’ Track (Chapel): “The Unique Evangelistic Opportunities of a Bivocational Pastor” – Pastor Brett Miles; Wives’ Track (Multi-Purpose Room) – Angie Billiter
11:10 – Break
11:20 – Pastors’ Track: “Convictionally Bivocational” – Pastor Dewayne Gibson; Wives’ Track – Angie Billiter
Noon – Dismiss


* Don Spencer will be available to meet with couples for consultations about their retirement planning with Guidestone by appointment.