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The Fear of God Conference
Oct. 27 - 29, 2016
 
Ridgecrest Conference Center Asheville, NC

Speakers

Ken Ham Scott Brown Sam Waldron Kevin Swanson John Snyder Dr. Joel Beeke Dennis Gundersen Jeff Pollard Gary Powers Dr. Carlton McLeod Michael Beasley Craig Houston Jason Dohm Anthony Mathenia Rob Ventura Mike Davenport Paul Thompson Paul Carrington Curt Daniel Don Hart

Burnings in the Soul

  • Speakers

    Ken Ham

    Since moving to America in 1987, Australian Ken Ham—president and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, the highly acclaimed Creation Museum (well over two million visitors since it opened), and visionary behind the construction of a full-size Noah’s Ark—has become one of the most in-demand Christian conference speakers and talk show guests. He became internationally known for his 2014 creation/evolution debate with Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” which has been watched by an estimated 15 million people.

    A biblical apologist, Ken gives numerous faith-building talks to tens of thousands of children and adults each year on such topics as the reliability of the Bible, how compromise over biblical authority has undermined society and even the church (which is seeing a massive exodus of young people), witnessing more effectively, dinosaurs, “races,” and so on. Ken cofounded AiG in 1994 with the purpose of upholding the authority of the Bible from the very first verse.

    Scott Brown

    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.

    Sam Waldron

    Sam Waldron has been married for 42 years to his dear wife, Charlene.  He received a PhD in Systematic Theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005.  His dissertation entitled, Faith, Obedience, and Justification:  Recent Evangelical Departures form Sola Fide has also been published.  He is now one of the pastors of Grace Reformed Baptist Church of Owensboro, Kentucky. He serves as the Dean and Professor of Systematic Theology at Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary.  Sam enjoys reading, weight-lifting, walking, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren of which he has 12 with number 13 on the way.  He is the author of A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession; The End Times Made Simple; with Richard Barcellos A Reformed Baptist Manifesto, and several other books. In 2013 his two most recent books were published: A Man as Priest in His Home and Two Things You Must Do To Be Saved.

    Kevin Swanson Kevin Swanson is a pastor of Reformation Church in Elizabeth, Colorado. Together with his wife Brenda, they have raised five children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord - Daniel, Emily, Rebekah, Bethany, and Abigail. Kevin is the author and editor for the Family Bible Study Guide Series, and the Christian Classics Study Guides. He has served as an elder in the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ for 22 years. Over the years, he has taken the message of family discipleship to most of the fifty states, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Russia, and Japan.

    John Snyder

    John Snyder prepared for the ministry at Blue Mountain College, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and Reformed Theological Seminary. He then completed a Ph.D. on the Eighteenth-Century Welsh revivals at the University of Wales: Trinity St. David. He is a pastor at Christ Church in New Albany, MS. John and his wife Misty live in New Albany with their three children.

    Dr. Joel Beeke

    Dr. Joel R. Beeke serves as President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics, as well as Academic Dean for students from the Heritage Reformed Congregations. He is currently a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a position he has held for 30 years. He is also editor of the Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice-president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society. He has written, co-authored, or edited eighty books and contributed over two thousand articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias. His Ph.D. (1988) from Westminster Theological Seminary is in Reformation and Post-Reformation Theology. He and his wife, Mary, have 3 children: Calvin, Esther, and Lydia.

    Dennis Gundersen Dennis Gundersen is President and owner of Grace and Truth Books, a Christian publisher of more than 60 books, with a primary focus on reprinting 19thcentury children's stories with a character building emphasis. Dennis has served as Senior Pastor at three Tulsa churches since 1984 and is currently devoting his time to writing, publishing, conference speaking and a role as a visiting professor at Tlapaneco Bible Institute in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. He is author of two books: "Your Child's Profession of Faith" and “Courtship or Dating: So What’s the Difference”, and he is a frequent speaker at church conferences, men's retreats and home education conventions. He and his wife Naomi have been married since 1976, and have four adult sons who were all homeschooled. For relaxation, he is an avid mountain climber, cyclist, and photographer.

    Jeff Pollard

    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?

    Gary Powers

    Gary Powers is an elder at Geneva Lakes Church, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the CEO of Ortho Molecular Products, Inc., one of the fastest growing dietary supplement companies in America, and a leading proponent of Lifestyle Medicine. Besides founding Ortho Molecular Products in 1989, Mr. Powers has recently started several new businesses with his oldest children. Each of these endeavors is centered in the natural products and organic farming industries. Gary and his wife Patti have been married for 27 years and have 10 children.

    Dr. Carlton McLeod

    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 Beasley

    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.

    Craig Houston

    Craig Houston has served as the pastor of Westside Baptist Church since 2002. Born and raised in Astoria, Oregon, he was privileged to grow up in a fourth generation Christian home. Saved and baptized at an early age, he surrendered to preach the gospel at the age of 19. A graduate of Bayview Baptist Bible Institute and Sound Baptist Bible College, he was ordained to the Gospel ministry in 1997 and sent out as a church planter in Oregon the following year. He married his sweetheart, Emily, in 1994 and the Lord has blessed them with thirteen children; Naomi, Anna & Derek Hase, Samuel, Daniel, Nathanael, Michael, Julia, Lydia, Abigail, Ezekiel, Selah, Tirzah, and Lemuel.  Pastor Craig has a heart and passion for expository preaching, reaching the lost and restoring the Christian home. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and drinking good coffee. His sermons can be found at bibledirectionforlife.com

    Jason Dohm

    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

    Anthony Mathenia

    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.

    Rob Ventura

    Rob Ventura is one of the pastors of Grace Community Baptist Church of North Providence, Rhode Island and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Baptist Seminary. He is an author and blogger for Reformation 21 and has co-authored two books on Reformation Heritage Books A Portrait of Paul and Spiritual Warfare. He is the general editor of Going Beyond the Five Points, Covenant Theology and Lectures in Systematic Theology and is a contributor to the Reformation Heritage KJVStudy Bible. He and his wife, Vanessa, and family live in Rhode Island.

    Mike Davenport

    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 Thompson

    Paul Thompson is the pastor of Eastside Baptist Church in Twin Falls, Idaho (since 2001). Paul and his wife Renee have two adult sons. He is founder of Wilderness Adventure Ministries, founder of New Horizon Home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, enjoys gardening, and is an avid reader. He served as president of the Utah/Idaho Southern Baptist Convention from 2008-2009 and was president of the Saudi Advocacy Network from 2006-2012. Following the 2010 Port-au-Prince, Haiti earthquake Paul and his church were among the 10 Americans arrested in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. You can read his journal from those God-ordained days at www.paulthompsonblog.com

    Paul Carrington

    Paul Carrington is a member of Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, NC, where he attends with his wife Melinda and their six children - four girls and two boys.  He and his wife have been married since 1997.  Paul currently works as an executive for a global cloud computing company, managing the Carolinas and Virginia.  Previously, Paul has served as a missionary in Kenya and the Dominican Republic, primarily involved in evangelism.  Along with his family, Paul continues to engage via ministry at the abortion clinic, open-air preaching and street evangelism.  

    Curt Daniel

    Curt Daniel has been pastor of Faith Bible Church, Springfield, Illinois since 1995. He is a graduate of Central Bible College (BA, 1974), Fuller Theological Seminary (MDiv, 1976) and The University of Edinburgh, Scotland (PhD, 1983). He is currently writing several books on the history and theology of Calvinism and other subjects.

    Don Hart

    Don Hart is an elder at North Gabriel Christian Assembly. Don Hart is also the Founder and President of Heritage Defense, a national, non-profit legal advocacy organization and is a rancher and licensed Texas attorney. He holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Texas and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech Law School, where he was a member of state and national moot court teams and received the American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Advocacy. A significant part of Don’s practice involves fighting to defend Christian, homeschooling families against usurpatious government interference. Don is honored to serve as an elder in his local church. Above all, Don aspires to be a devoted husband to his bride D’Ann, faithful father to his seven children (Emalee, Katherine, Hannah, Valor, Victor, Jackson, and Faith), and a humble bondservant of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    David Eddy

    David Eddy is the Senior Pastor of Manchester Community Church, located in Washington State overlooking the beautiful Puget Sound. In 1993, he was given the opportunity to pastor at the church where he and his wife Carol had attended from childhood. That same year, they welcomed their first baby into their home. Since that time, they have had the joy and privilege of serving the church and home educating their ten children, who are now ages 7 to 22.

  • Schedule

    Thursday

    11:00 - 3:00pm Registration
    12:00 - 3:00pm Burnings in the Soul Luncheon (Separate Registration Required)
    5:30 - 6:20pm Dinner
    6:20 - 8:00pm Keynote #1 - The Fear of God
    8:00 - 9:15pm Keynote #2 - Why Is Fearing so Important?
    9:40 - 11:00pm Fellowship Hall Open

    Friday

    6:15 - 7:15am Men's Prayer Meeting
    7:15 - 8:15am Breakfast
    8:50 - 10:10pm Keynote #3 - Christ's Delight in the Fear of the Lord
    10:10 - 10:40am Break
    10:40 - 12:00pm Keynote #4 - Promises for Those Who Fear God
    12:00 - 3:00pm Lunch Break
    3:30 - 4:30pm Keynote #5 - The One to Whom I Look
    4:30 - 6:20pm Dinner Break
    6:20 - 7:30pm Keynote #6 - “That They May Fear Me Always” (Jeremiah 32:40)
    7:30 - 8:50pm Keynote #7 - Jonah, His Shipmates, and the Fear of God
    8:50 - 11:00pm Fellowship Time

    Saturday

    6:15 - 7:15am Men's Prayer Meeting
    7:15 - 8:30am Breakfast
    8:30 - 9:30am Breakouts #1-7
    The Trinity and the Fear of God in Bunyan
    No Fear in Love
    Leviticus 19 - How the Fear of God Changes Relationships
    How the Fear of God Transforms Marriage and Family
    The Fear of God and an Impoverished Church
    The Fear of the Lord and the Education of our Children
    How the Fear of God Protected Joseph
    9:30 - 9:45am Break
    9:45 - 10:45am Breakouts #8-14
    Thought Leaders Unmoved by Godly Fear
    The Fear of God: A Powerful Motivation for Evangelism
    Falling into the Hands of the Living God
    During the Time of Your Stay on Earth
    Fear of the Lord, Faith in the Lord, and Understanding His Love
    Job and the Sustaining Power of Fearing God
    How the Fear of the Lord Is the Beginning of Ministry
    10:45 - 11:00am Break
    11:00 - 12:00pm Keynote #8 - Noah Moved With Godly Fear
    12:00 - 1:20pm Lunch Break
    1:20 - 2:45pm Keynote #9 - The Fear of God and the Knowledge of God
    2:45 - 3:00pm Break
    3:00 - 4:00pm Keynote #10 - Q&A Panel
    4:00 - 5:00pm Keynote #11 - Conclusion
    5:00 - 7:00pm Dinner
    7:00 - 10:00pm Fellowship Hall Open

    Sunday

    10:00 -12:30pm Sunday Service
  • Travel

    Ridgecrest Conference Center

    Driving Directions

    Ridgecrest is located 17 miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, on Interstate 40, Exit 66, approximately 30 miles from the Asheville Regional Airport and 18 miles from the Asheville Bus Station. The drive to Ridgecrest is absolutely beautiful through the Blue Ridge Mountains.

     

    1. From Interstate 40, take Exit 66 (Ridgecrest).
    2. Turn left (if traveling east) or right (if traveling west) onto Dunsmore Avenue .2 mi
    3. Turn right onto Old U.S. 70 1 mi
    4. Ridgecrest is on the Left

     

    * Please note: Physical address does not work in most GPS systems and mapping programs, please use the turn by turn directions provided above. The GPS Coordinates of Ridgecrest are 35 degrees 37’16.36” N. by 82 degrees 16’38.03” W.

    Travel Distance and Time

    From Asheville Regional Airport:
    24.5 miles/32 min.

    From Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport:
    93.1 miles/1 hr. 39 min.

    From Charlotte-Douglas International Airport:
    107 miles/1 hr. 48 min.

    From Raleigh-Durham International Airport:
    220 miles/3 hr. 30 min.

  • Lodging & Food

    Lodging - Ridgecrest Conference Center

    Rooms from $55 to $105 per night

    Call the kind and helpful Ridgecrest Conference Center staff (800-588-7222) who will be able to walk you through the available rooming options and pricing choices. Rooms, which are currently available, range in price from $55 to $105 per night, many of which allow you to sleep as many people in the room as you like. Also, on-site RV parking sites are available for $35, and tent sites are available for $25.

    Deluxe Room

    Deluxe hotels, Mountain Laurel Inn and Rhododendron, offer comfortable hotel accommodations and amenities such as hair dryers, in-room irons and ironing boards, coffeemakers and complimentary wireless internet throughout the building.

    Deluxe Room Deluxe Room Deluxe Room

    Mountain Laurel East/West

    Type: Deluxe
    Room Count: 108 rooms
    Format: 2 queen beds or 1 king bed (5 suites)

    Amenities

    • Wireless Internet
    • Telephones with voice mail messaging systems
    • Computer dataports
    • Hair dryers
    • Irons and ironing boards
    • Alarm clock CD/Radios
    • Coffee Makers
    • Fitness room
    • Fellowship rooms

    Rhododendron

    Type: Deluxe
    Room Count: 48 rooms
    Format: 2 queen beds or 1 king bed

    Amenities

    • Large rooms
    • Wireless Internet
    • Telephones with voice mail messaging systems
    • Computer dataports
    • Hair dryers
    • Irons and ironing boards
    • Clock CD/Radios
    • Coffee Makers
     

    Food

    On Location

    Meal tickets are available for eating in the Ridgecrest cafeteria. Please call Ridgecrest at 1-800-588-7222 for food selections and to purchase tickets. Ridgecrest also offers an in-house eatery and coffee shop.

    Off Location

    Number One China - .4 miles

    143 Old US Highway 70 East
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Que Sera Restaurant - 2.2 miles

    400 East State Street
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Black Mountain Bistro -2.4 miles

    203 East State Street
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Fresh Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta - 2.4 miles

    100 South Ridgeway Av.
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    My Father's Pizza & Pasta - 2.5 miles

    110 Cherry Street
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Pizza Hut - 2.5 miles

    250 US Highway 9,
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Domino's Pizza - 2.5 miles

    108 Broadway St,
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Taco Bell - 2.5 miles

    530 NC Highway 9
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Subway -  2.5 miles

    202 NC Highway 9
    Black Mountain, NC 28711-3427

    McDonald's - 2.5 miles

    500 NC Hwy 9
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

    Wendy's - 2.7 miles

    591 NC 9 Highway
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

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