The devil is always waging war against the truth of God by asking, “Has God indeed said” (Genesis 3:1)? This year, we are fixing our sights on some of the fierce battlefields that surround the Church and the family.
Foundational to our approach at the Father-Son Retreat is that a father needs to bring his son into a wholesome world and engage him in spiritual training. For our purposes, a father should enter into a boy's world … the world of camping, canoeing, tug-o-war, fishing - the great outdoors! The retreat is being held at a rustic, outdoor setting with lakes, canoeing, pasture land, and hiking areas. We will fish, gather around a campfire, and look heavenward to the stars to drink in the majesty of God. Fathers and sons will be instructed in critical matters of manhood and leadership.
This year, our instruction focuses on "21st Century Battlefields." We will be speaking about the various battleground issues presenting themselves in this century.
Understanding and responding to the LGBTQ movement
Understanding and responding to the gay marriage movement
Understanding and responding to the challenges of technology
Understanding and responding to the growth of Islam
Understanding and responding to Roman Catholicism
Understanding and responding to growing secularism
Understanding and responding to the religions of Hollywood
Understanding and responding to the religion of Socialism
This Father-Son Retreat is designed to encourage fathers and sons to learn how to work together to further the glory of God in their lifetimes.
The Father Son Retreat is sponsored by Hope Baptist Church, Sovereign Redeemer Community Church and the NCFIC.
Scott T. Brown is the President of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches and pastor 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 his time to expository preaching and local pastoral ministry, as well as conferences on Biblical doctrine and church and family reformation. 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.
Jason Dohm is a full time pastor at Sovereign Redeemer Community Church in Youngsville, NC (www.sovereignredeemerchurch.com). He graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992 with a B.A. in education and proceeded to a lengthy career in electronics manufacturing. Jason has been married to Janet for twenty-three years and has six children
Mike Davenport serves as one of the pastors at Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, NC. He and his wife Judith have been married since 1992 and have five children - four boys and one girl. Mike currently works for an Engineering firm in the Raleigh-Durham area and has spent more than 25 years in the Architectural/Engineering fields.
Paul Carrington is a member of Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, NC. He has been married to his wife Melinda for 20 years, and they have six children. Previously, Paul has served as a missionary in Kenya and the Dominican Republic. Currently, he works as an executive for a cloud computing company.
Anthony Mathenia was raised in Jackson, TN and attended seminary in Memphis, TN before serving as a full-time missionary in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has pastored Christ Church-Radford for five years. Anthony currently lives in Christiansburg, Virginia with his wife, Hannah, and their five children.
Paul White is an elder at Covenant Bible Church in Taylorsville, North Carolina where he has served since planting the church there in 2011. His desire has always been to see God's people sanctified by the Truth and for all people to know the Lord Jesus Christ through the proclamation of God's Word. For six years, CBC has stood as a testimony of God's faithfulness to the preached Word and His power through weak and feeble men. Paul has been married to his wife Cristy for nine years. They have four children.
Rob Tart serves as an Elder at Grace Baptist Church of Durham. Rob came to know the Lord at the age of 19. In 1991, he married his wife Lynda, while they were students at Bob Jones University. Rob received his undergraduate BA in Christian Missions in 1993 and his MA in Teaching Bible in 1995. Lynda received her BS in Home Economics. Rob and Lynda have 5 children - four girls and one boy ranging from 16 years old to 2 years old. All of their children are homeschooled. Rob came to Durham to serve at the Durham Rescue Mission in 1995 as a Chaplain. Today, he serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Durham Rescue Mission. He is a NANC certified counselor, and he is currently a candidate for his PhD in Biblical Counseling.
Dr. Carlton McLeod is the pastor at Calvary Revival Church Chesapeake. Dr. McLeod earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science from Hampton University; a Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary. He and his wife Donna have been married since 1992 and they have two beautiful daughters, Dori and Aryanna and one handsome son, Jonathan. Dr. McLeod is relentless in his pursuit to compassionately teach with a biblical worldview. After spending his early years in ministry attempting to pull young people out of the kingdom of darkness with all the world’s methods, the Lord led Dr. McLeod back to the Bible to see the critical need for constant, fervent, and Spirit led biblical family discipleship. The D6 Reformation.org was created out of this desire. His other passions in ministry include: discipleship, debt free living, the covenant of marriage, the supremacy of Scripture, servant leadership with accountability, integrity, and obedience to God, family integration – biblical manhood/biblical womanhood, and missions.
Michael John Beasley grew up in Southern California and later served in the United States Air Force. During most of this time he was a convinced Atheist, but in 1982 he was redeemed by the mercy and grace of Christ. He has a B.S. in Physics from California State University San Bernardino, and an MDiv from the Master's Seminary. He has served in the ministry since 1991 and presently serves as pastor of Peace Baptist Church in Germanton NC. Michael, his wife Sandra, and their six children live in Pfafftown NC.
Rodney Wilson and his wife Sherry and family have been with Calvary Revival Church Chesapeake since 2005. As a member of the Leadership Team, he serves as an advisor and faithfully leads CRCC’s Outreach Ministry, overseeing the first phase of our vision process-Reaching. Under his direct leadership are the ministries of Community Outreach, Missions, Prison Outreach, and Street Evangelism.
James Lundquist has been married to Rebekah for twenty seven years and have fourteen children. He is a pastor at Sovereign Redeemer Community Church in Youngsville, NC. James is also the head of Customer Success with a software company.
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