Koury Convention Center // Greensboro, N.C.
What would it look like for us to become one?
What would it look like if the church were truly able to become one in Christ? Could we abandon our agendas, pride and personal opinions in order to become one? Could we reject our racism, religiosity and rebellion? Imagine if we, as pastors, would become one in Christ and really share our lives, our pulpits and our service together. Is it possible that the world needs to see us become one? Join us at this year’s pastors’ conference as we strive to show Jesus strong and become one in Him!
This year we are asking attendees to register so we can have a head count and send information, updates and future conference resources. Please ask each person who will be attending with you to register, as well. The first 500 individuals to register will receive a bundle of free books and resources provided by conference sponsors.
“There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call.”
Campus Pastor, First Baptist Church Woodstock
J.J. Washington has served as youth pastor and children’s pastor, in addition to participating in a number of church plants. After several years of serving as assistant to Dr. Johnny Hunt, he became the campus pastor at Woodstock Church. He earned an M.A. in Leadership and an M.Div. at Luther Rice Seminary. He is currently pursuing a D.Min. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Daniel Ritchie is a speaker and writer from Huntersville, North Carolina. He is a husband and father of two. He wrote a book titled, My Affliction for His Glory. He spends his time traveling, preaching & speaking at churches, conferences and youth events in the United States and abroad.
Pastor, The Summit Church
J.D. Greear has authored several books, including Not God Enough: Why Your Small God Leads to Big Problems and Gaining by Losing: Why the Future Belongs to Churches that Send. He completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, writing on the correlations between early church presentations of the gospel and Islamic theology. He currently serves as the 62nd president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Senior Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church
Mike Stone is a graduate of Valdosta State University and is completing a Th.M. degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves on the Executive Committees of the Georgia Baptist and Southern Baptist Conventions and speaks at revivals and Bible conferences. He and his wife and children reside in Blackshear, Ga.
Pastor, Deep Branch Baptist Church
Mike Cummings retired Feb. 28, 2018 as director of missions for the Burnt Swamp Baptist Association after 30 years of service. He became pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Clinton, N.C., at 19 years of age. He went on to obtain a B.A. from Campbell University in 1974, an M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1977 and an honorary D.D. from Campbell in 2000. He has been serving at Deep Branch Baptist Church in Pembroke since 1988. Cummings also served as a teacher at Carolina Bible College in Fayetteville, N.C. and was a founding board member of the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Buies Creek, N.C. Cummings was the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s president from 1999-2001.
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church of Indian Trail (East Campus)
Alvin Summers has been in ministry for 26 years. He has served on staff at First Baptist Church of Indian Trail for the past four years in multiple capacities, most recently as associate minister of music. He received his doctorate from Memphis Theological Seminary and his bachelor’s from Henderson State University. He also served as the campus liaison for the University of Tennessee at Martin, as well as adjunct professor, and chaplain to the university’s basketball team. He is a published author and composer.
Pastor, St. Paul Baptist Church
Dr. James W. Fisher was the pastor of Jacob Chapel Baptist Church in Greenwood, S.C. for seven years prior to being called to Saint Paul Baptist Church. He is transitioning Saint Paul into a ministry where kingdom work is paramount. He believes God’s people should be free in the Holy Ghost and not bound by formalities and traditions that do not line up with the Word of God.