The Breakdown

The 2024 conference will be August 24, 2024.

Welcome – 8:45
Session 1 – 9:00
Session 2 – 10:00
Session 3 – 11:00

Breakout Session Leaders

These are some of the leaders for our 2024 conference at Southside Baptist Church in Lufkin.

David AdamsDiscipleship Team Director for Texas Baptists

David is the Director of the Discipleship Team for Texas Baptists, where he has served for 12 years, after serving in education and administration church staff roles for 30 years.

David AdamsDiscipleship Team Director for Texas Baptists

David is the Director of the Discipleship Team for Texas Baptists, where he has served for 12 years, after serving in education and administration church staff roles for 30 years.

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Jeff LynnSenior Strategist - SBTC

Jeff serves as the Senior Strategist of Church Health and Leadership at the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention

Jeff LynnSenior Strategist - SBTC

Jeff serves as the Senior Strategist of Church Health and Leadership at the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention

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Anthony Svajda
Anthony SvajdaSBTC

Anthony Svajda oversees the SBTC’s Regenesis church revitalization strategy.

Anthony Svajda
Anthony SvajdaSBTC

Anthony Svajda oversees the SBTC’s Regenesis church revitalization strategy.

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Eric HernandezTexas Baptists

Eric Hernandez is the Apologetics Lead and Millennial Specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Texas who specializes in apologetics in evangelism training to reach nonbelievers.

Eric HernandezTexas Baptists

Eric Hernandez is the Apologetics Lead and Millennial Specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Texas who specializes in apologetics in evangelism training to reach nonbelievers.

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Lexie Hood
Lexie HoodSBTC

Lexie is a former Preschool and Children's Minister at FBC Hallsville who now stays at home with her son. She is passionate about family ministry and investing in the next generation and enjoys serving in different capacities in the local church. Lexie is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Lexie Hood
Lexie HoodSBTC

Lexie is a former Preschool and Children's Minister at FBC Hallsville who now stays at home with her son. She is passionate about family ministry and investing in the next generation and enjoys serving in different capacities in the local church. Lexie is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Jennifer Howington
Jennifer HowingtonTexas Baptists

I have served as the Childhood Ministry Specialist for Texas Baptists since January 2021.

Jennifer Howington
Jennifer HowingtonTexas Baptists

I have served as the Childhood Ministry Specialist for Texas Baptists since January 2021.

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Tim WatsonTexas Baptists

Tim is the Area Representative for Texas Baptists Convention and the interim pastor of FBC Center.

Tim WatsonTexas Baptists

Tim is the Area Representative for Texas Baptists Convention and the interim pastor of FBC Center.

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Brian Pearce

Brian currently serves as the Student Pastor of Kingwood First Baptist Church and has been in Student Ministry for almost 25 years.

Brian Pearce

Brian currently serves as the Student Pastor of Kingwood First Baptist Church and has been in Student Ministry for almost 25 years.

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Victor RodriguezTexas Baptists

Victor Rodriguez is a church planter, pastor and now serves with Texas Baptist as Associate Director of Hispanic and Discipleship for the state of Texas.

Victor RodriguezTexas Baptists

Victor Rodriguez is a church planter, pastor and now serves with Texas Baptist as Associate Director of Hispanic and Discipleship for the state of Texas.

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Lisa KeelingMinister to Kids

Lisa is the Minister to Kids at Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston. She has served churches throughout the state in Children's ministry for 30 years.

Lisa KeelingMinister to Kids

Lisa is the Minister to Kids at Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston. She has served churches throughout the state in Children's ministry for 30 years.

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Billy BarnesSBTC

Retired Senior Adult Minister after 20 years at First Baptist Church in New Braunfels, TX

Billy BarnesSBTC

Retired Senior Adult Minister after 20 years at First Baptist Church in New Braunfels, TX

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Charles DraperSpring Baptist

Charles has served in Baptist churches as a lay leader for 20 years and on church staffs for more than 20 years in education ministry and currently serves at Spring Baptist Church as the Assoc. Pastor of Families & Discipleship.

Charles DraperSpring Baptist

Charles has served in Baptist churches as a lay leader for 20 years and on church staffs for more than 20 years in education ministry and currently serves at Spring Baptist Church as the Assoc. Pastor of Families & Discipleship.

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Jared SimpsonSBTC

Having grown up in the North East of England, Jared moved to Texas in 2017 leaving the teaching profession to transition into full-time ministry as the Children & Families Pastor at Normandale Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX.

Jared SimpsonSBTC

Having grown up in the North East of England, Jared moved to Texas in 2017 leaving the teaching profession to transition into full-time ministry as the Children & Families Pastor at Normandale Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX.

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Amanda GladdenTate Springs Baptist Church

Amanda Gladden is the Children's Minister at Tate Springs Baptist Church were she ministers to children birth through 6th grade. Amanda has also ministered to children while doing mission work in Bolivia, El Salvador, and Puerto Rico.

Amanda GladdenTate Springs Baptist Church

Amanda Gladden is the Children's Minister at Tate Springs Baptist Church were she ministers to children birth through 6th grade. Amanda has also ministered to children while doing mission work in Bolivia, El Salvador, and Puerto Rico.

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Koby DickensonCrafted Network

Koby is the founder of the Crafted Network, a network focused on resourcing and investing in people serving in creative roles of the church.

Koby DickensonCrafted Network

Koby is the founder of the Crafted Network, a network focused on resourcing and investing in people serving in creative roles of the church.

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DARRYL SMITHParkview Baptist Church

Darryl currently serves as the interim pastor of Parkview Baptist Church in Lufkin, after serving as a senior pastor for over 34 years.

DARRYL SMITHParkview Baptist Church

Darryl currently serves as the interim pastor of Parkview Baptist Church in Lufkin, after serving as a senior pastor for over 34 years.

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Rogelio SuarezCockerel Hill Baptist Church

Rogelio is the Senior Pastor at Cockrell Hill Baptist Church

Rogelio SuarezCockerel Hill Baptist Church

Rogelio is the Senior Pastor at Cockrell Hill Baptist Church

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Carlos FrancisTexas Baptists

Carlos is the Director of Single & Young Adult Ministry for Texas Baptists.

Carlos FrancisTexas Baptists

Carlos is the Director of Single & Young Adult Ministry for Texas Baptists.

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Cynthia PoundsHarmony Hill, Lufkin

Cynthia launched the Action Special Needs Ministry at her church in 2019 and remains the director today. She is also a Kid's Ministry Assistant and an East Texas Regional Specialist of disability ministry for the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention.

Cynthia PoundsHarmony Hill, Lufkin

Cynthia launched the Action Special Needs Ministry at her church in 2019 and remains the director today. She is also a Kid's Ministry Assistant and an East Texas Regional Specialist of disability ministry for the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention.

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Phil ToddSBTC

Phil Todd has over 30 years of ministry experience and currently serves churches in Texas through the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention in the area of adult discipleship.

Phil ToddSBTC

Phil Todd has over 30 years of ministry experience and currently serves churches in Texas through the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention in the area of adult discipleship.

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Dr. Adlin CottoCity Post Church, Ft. Worth

Director of Master's Degree Programs and Hispanic Studies at B. H. Carroll Theological Seminary and Children Minister (City Post Kids) at City Post Church in Fort Worth

Dr. Adlin CottoCity Post Church, Ft. Worth

Director of Master's Degree Programs and Hispanic Studies at B. H. Carroll Theological Seminary and Children Minister (City Post Kids) at City Post Church in Fort Worth

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Keeney DickensonPastor - FBC, Crockett

Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Crockett, TX (2003-Present). Prayer Specialist, Southern Baptists of Texas (2021-Present).

Keeney DickensonPastor - FBC, Crockett

Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Crockett, TX (2003-Present). Prayer Specialist, Southern Baptists of Texas (2021-Present).

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CONTACT

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