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White Unto Harvest – A Great Commission Mega-Conference
Oct. 25 - 27, 2012
 

Speakers

Paul Washer Scott Brown Dr. Joseph Morecraft, III
Kevin Swanson Dr. Joel Beeke Stephen Hopkins
Steve Grutzius John Latham Jason Dohm
  • Speakers

    Paul Washer

    Paul Washer became a believer while studying at the University of Texas. He completed his undergraduate studies and enrolled at Southwestern Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Divinity degree. After graduating, he moved to Peru and served there as a missionary for 10 years, during which time he founded the HeartCry Missionary Society to support Peruvian church planters. HeartCry's work now supports over 100 indigenous missionaries in over 20 countries throughout Eastern Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

    An itinerant preacher, Paul also frequently teaches at the new church plant in Radford, Virginia, and is the author of The One True God: A Biblical Study of the Doctrine of God.

    Paul serves as the Director and one of the laborers with the HeartCry Missionary Society (www.heartcrymissionary.com). He and his wife Charo have three children: Ian, Evan, and Rowan. Their family resides in Radford, VA

    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.

    Dr. Joseph Morecraft, III

    Dr. Joe Morecraft, III is an ordained minister (RPCUS) and has pastored Chalcedon Presbyterian Church of Cumming, GA, since 1974. Dr. Morecraft received a B.A. in History from King College in Bristol, TN, an M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, and a Th.D. from Whitefield Theological Seminary in Lakeland, FL. Dr. Morecraft has lectured in such places as South Africa, England, Scotland, El Salvador, and Cypress. He has authored numerous articles and three books: Liberation Theology: Prelude to Revolution, How God Wants Us to Worship Him, and With Liberty and Justice for All. In 1986, Dr. Morecraft was a candidate for U.S. Congress in the 7th Congressional District of Georgia. Dr. Morecraft is married to his wife Becky and they have four children.

    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.

    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.

    Stephen Hopkins

    Stephen Hopkins is a pastor/elder at Burnet Bible Church in Burnet, Texas. He is a board member with the newly formed Texas home-school group, FORGE Ministries (Families Obediently Restoring Godly Education). His passions are family worship, open air preaching, and defense of pre-born children. Steve and his wife, Sandra, have been married for 30 years and have sixteen children and four grandchildren.

    Steve Grutzius

    Steve Grutzius serves as a teaching elder at Christian Heritage Church in Orland Park, Illinois and is President of an investment management firm in the Chicago area. Steve and his wife, Sandi have homeschooled their five children for the past sixteen years and serve as board members for Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE). Steve is dedicated to the commission of Christ: to disciple the nations, teaching them to observe everything that He has commanded them.

    John Latham

    John Latham currently serves as a pastor/elder at North Gabriel Christian Assembly in Austin, Texas. John is a bond-slave of Jesus Christ by the grace of God. As such, he desires to serve his Lord and Master with the honor and obedience that He deserves and by the grace that He supplies. John is also a husband, father, pastor, and small-business owner in the Austin, Texas area. He has been married to Tobey Latham for 19 years and they have seven children: Michael, Joshua, Andrew, Samuel, Noah, Abigail, and Caleb. John is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Religious Education. He did his undergraduate work at Hardin-Simmons University and earned a BBS in Applied Theology.

    John helped start the church, where he currently serves, nine years ago with fellow elder Don Hart, Jr. Before that, John was a youth minister and a “senior pastor.” These experiences helped him realize the importance of leading and ordering the church God’s way.

    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

  • Schedule

    Thursday

    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Burnings in the Soul
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Dinner Break
    5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Seating Music
    6:00 PM - 6:05 PM Welcome
    6:05 PM - 6:10 PM Prayer
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Plenary #1a
    7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Break
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Plenary #1b

    Friday

    6:30 AM - 7:30 AM Men's Prayer Meeting
    7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast
    8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Keynote #1 and #2
    9:15 AM - 9:30 AM Break
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Keynote #3 and #4
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Breakout #1
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Breakout #2
    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Break
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Keynote #5 and #6
    4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Break
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Dinner Break
    6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Evening Introduction
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Plenary #2a
    7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Break
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Plenary #2b
  • 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 Highway 90
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

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