Please join us in Plant City as Grace & Truth Family Baptist Church and the NCFIC team up to furnish a regional conference for churches and families in the area. The focus of the conference will be on the doctrine of the church and how we can adorn the doctrine in our love and devotion for local churches. The conference will be taking place from 7:00pm-9:30pm Friday the 1st, and from 9:00am-3:30pm on Saturday the 2nd. Lunch on Saturday is included in the registration fee.
The speakers will be Scott Brown, Jeff Pollard, Tom Ascol, Eric Ayala and Skip Athey, the pastor at Grace & Truth.
Scott T. Brown is the director of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches and elder at Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Scott graduated from California State University in Fullerton with a degree in History and received a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology. He gives most of his time to local pastoral ministry, conferences on fatherhood, church reformation, and strengthening the family. He and his wife Deborah have four grown children. Scott helps people think through the two greatest evangelistic and discipleship institutions God has provided — the church and the family.
By God’s grace Jeff Pollard was converted to Jesus Christ from a career in rock music in the early 1980s. Though religious from his youth, his true conversion at age thirty brought him to understand and then to preach God’s sovereign grace. God’s Spirit and Word awakened him to his responsibilities as husband and father as well as to God’s vision for families. Jeff is now an elder of Mt. Zion Bible Church, Pensacola, Florida. He is the editor of the Free Grace Broadcaster and author of Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America and Do You Know Jesus Christ?
Tom Ascol has been in pastoral ministry for 37 years, the last 29 at Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University (BS) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv, PhD). He is also the Executive Director of Founders Ministries. Tom has written or edited several books, including, From the Protestant Reformation to the Southern Baptist Convention: What Hath Geneva to Do with Nashville? and the Truth and Grace Memory Book series. He has contributed numerous articles and chapters to other publications and is an adjunct professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary and is a Visiting Professor at the Nicole Institute for Baptist Studies at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Tom and his wife, Donna, have six children and five grandchildren.
Skip Athey served on staff at FBC Briar for four years, he graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with Master’s Degree in ’08 and founded Grace & Truth Family Baptist Church in ’09. He is also the President of Grace & Truth Family Ministries, Inc and has written, “A Guide to Family Worship”. God has given him a desire to plant several Family Integrated Churches and promote sound doctrine and the biblical model of family. His blog can be read at www.buildingfaithfulfamilies.blogspot.com
Eric Ayala has a passion for the scriptures and it's application in the life of believers. He is a pastor of Grace & Truth Family Baptist Church, a confessional and reformed congregation in Plant City, FL. He earned his Master's degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and an undergraduate degree from Moody Bible Institute. He is currently involved in doctoral studies with Anderson University. In addition he is a podcast host and founder of Covenant Legacy, an organization providing Reformed Baptist discipleship materials. www.covenantlegacy.com