The Gospel Coalition

 
Regional Conferences
Amazing Grace - The Gospel in Real Life.
August 5-7, 2014  |  Prince Edward Island, Canada  |  Atlantic Canada Regional Chapter

Since 2012, The Gospel Coalition in Atlantic Canada has held an annual conference for elders, pastors, ministry leaders, lay workers and those simply seeking deeper instruction in God's Word. 2014 is no exception! This August 5-7, 2014, we have invited gifted preachers and teachers to come and share from God's Word along with their individual experiences focused specifically on the message of Amazing Grace - The Gospel in Real Life. This year we have added a new Women's Track to the conference to allow for specific plenary sessions, workshops and breakout sessions for women in addition to our main plenary sessions.

Ray Ortlund Jr.

Ray is the lead pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville TN and is a council member of The Gospel Coalition. For more information regarding Ray Ortlund Jr., his family and his ministry, please visit: www.ortlund.net or www.immanuelnashville.com.

Scotty Smith

Scotty Smith, a native of Graham, North Carolina, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina (BA in religion); Westminster Theological Seminary (MAR) and Covenant Theological Seminary (DMin). After planting and pastoring Christ Community Church, Franklin, Tennessee, for 26 years, Scotty has most recently assumed a position on the pastoral staff of West End Community Church, as teacher in residence. He also serves as adjunct faculty for Covenant Seminary, Westminster (Philadelphia), Redeemer Seminary (Dallas), RTS in Orlando, and most recently, Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. For more info on Scotty, click here.

Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Charlene will also be joining us for the conference and participating in the panels and women's track.  Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto. See also: http://www.dashhouse.com

Brent Kassian

Brent Kassian works with the Athletes in Action ministry of Power to Change as the chaplain for the Edmonton Eskimos football team.  As quoted from the official site of the Edmonton Eskimos: "He’s at every game, has access to the most intimate details of players’ lives and the impact of his work can last a lifetime. His name is Brent Kassian, but you can call him Chappy, as nicknamed by the players. He is the Eskimo team chaplain. The role of the team chaplain is, in my opinion, vitally important to our team,” says Eskimo Head Coach Kavis Reed. “Besides providing much-needed spiritual services for the players and staff, the chaplain is able to provide counselling to players and their families, if necessary.”  His pastoral duties include, but are not limited to, prayer and encouragement, leading a weekly Bible study and providing training and resources for character development and life management.

Mary Kassian

Mary Kassian is an award winning author, popular speaker, and a distinguished professor of women’s studies at Southern Baptist Seminary. She has published several books, Bible studies and videos, including: Girls Gone Wise, In My Father’s House: Finding Your Heart’s True Home, Conversation Peace, Vertically Inclined, and the Feminist Mistake.  Mary graduated from the faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of Alberta, Canada and has studied systematic theology at the doctoral level. She has taught courses at seminaries across North America She is a popular conference speaker and has ministered to women’s groups internationally. Mary has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, and Marriage Uncensored.  Mary was born and raised in Edmonton, Canada. She and her husband, Brent, have three adult sons and one daughter-in-law.

Jani Ortlund

As an author and a speaker, one of Jani Ortlund’s chief goals in life is to connect women with the Word of God. As Executive Vice President of Renewal Ministries, God is using her in women’s conferences both in the United States and abroad.  Jani’s first book, Fearlessly Feminine (Multnomah, 2000), encourages women to boldly embrace God’s unique design for them as women. Her second book, His Loving Law, Our Lasting Legacy: Living the Ten Commandments and Giving Them to Our Children (Crossway, 2007) demonstrates the relevance of the Ten Commandments for today and offers practical ways to live them out and teach them to the children in your life. Besides conference speaking and writing, Jani is a pastor’s wife, mother, grandmother, and former elementary school teacher. She holds a master’s degree in education. Jani is married to Rev. Dr. Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr., author, former seminary professor, and pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Jani will be part of our new women's track.

Darlene Smith

Darlene and Scotty Smith (one of our main plenary speakers) have been married for 41 years and live in Franklin TN, close to their two adult children, Kristin and Scott, and their one grandchild, Finn. Darlene holds two Master's degrees from Convenant Seminary and Darlene and Scotty lead couples retreats together. Darlene joins Jani Ortlund (announced earlier) as part of the new women's track for our 2014 conference.

Regional Conferences
One Anothering the Word
March 8-10, 2013  |  Albuquerque, New Mexico  |  Albuquerque Regional Chapter
Paul Tripp

Paul Tripp is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries, a nonprofit organization, whose mission statement is "Connecting the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life." This mission leads Paul to weekly speaking engagements around the world. In addition to being a gifted communicator and sought after conference speaker with Paul Tripp Ministries, Paul is Professor of Pastoral Life and Care at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas; he is the Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas, and has taught at respected institutions worldwide. As an author, Paul has written many books on Christian Living that are read and distributed internationally. He has been married for many years to Luella and they have four grown children.

Timothy Lane

Dr. Lane is executive director and faculty member at Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) and has been counseling for more than 25 years. He is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. He has previous experience in both campus and pastoral ministry, including serving as a pastor for ten years. He is the author of several minibooks and is the co-author of CCEF's Transformation Series Curriculum: How People Change; Relationships - A Mess Worth Making and the newly released Change and Your Relationships—A Mess Worth Making Study Guide.

Regional Conferences
The Gospel-Shaped LIfe
October 19-20, 2012  |  Boston, MA  |  New England Regional Chapter

On October 17-18, 2012, the inaugural conference of The Gospel Coalition New England was held in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. The theme for the conference was "The Gospel-Shaped Life," which was addressed by more than 30 speakers. Participants heard from leaders like Timothy Keller, Don Carson, John Piper, and Stephen Um, along with David Wells, Richard Lints, Jared Wilson, Collin Hansen, and others. With more than 1,200 in attendance, the event was a testimony to what some see as a growing movement of gospel renewal in the "rocky soil" of New England. As TGC's New England chapter continues to meet, pray, and partner together, it is the hope of local leaders that this 2012 conference will be only the beginning of a significant return to the centrality of the gospel in New England churches.

Tim Keller

Timothy Keller serves as senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. In 1989, Keller started Redeemer Presbyterian Church with his wife, Kathy, and their three sons. Redeemer started a church-planting center in 2001, which has helped start more than 200 churches around the world. Keller is co-founder and vice president of The Gospel Coalition. He is the author of many books, including The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, The Prodigal God, and Generous Justice.

Don Carson

Don Carson (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. Carson is co-founder (with Tim Keller) and president of The Gospel Coalition. Carson and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois. They have two children.

John Piper

John Piper is pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (BD), and the University of Munich (DTh). For six years he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. John is the author of more than 40 books and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available at DesiringGod.org. John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.

Stephen Um

Stephen Um (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is the senior pastor of Citylife Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He also teaches New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and serves as Associate Training Director with Redeemer City to City. For the past 18 years, Stephen and his wife, Kathleen, have been involved in several Presbyterian churches throughout the Northeastern part of the country. He is the author of Why Cities Matter (Crossway). Stephen also serves as a Council member with The Gospel Coalition.

Regional Conferences
October 3-4, 2014  |  Boston, MA  |  New England Regional Chapter
Regional Conferences
Follow Me: Creating Gospel Centered Disciples
August 6-8, 2013  |  Prince Edward Island, Canada  |  Atlantic Canada Regional Chapter
Mike Bullmore

Mike Bullmore (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is the founding pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Bristol, WI. Mike served for 15 years as an associate professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology, as well as chairman of the Practical Theology Department at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Dr. Bullmore, a Kenosha native, lives in his childhood home with his wife, Beverly, and their three children, Abigail, Madeline, and Graham.

Daniel Darling

Daniel Darling is the Senior Pastor of Gages Lake Bible Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and is the author of several books, including Teen People of the Bible, Crash Course, iFaith, Real, and his latest, Activist Faith. He is a weekly contributor to Out of Ur, the blog of Leadership Journal. His work has been featured in evangelical publications such as Relevant Magazine, Homelife, Focus on the Family, Marriage Partnership, In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley. He has guest-posted on leading blogs such as Michael Hyatt, The Gospel Coalition, OnFaith (Washington Post), and others. He is a contributing writer for many publications including Stand Firm, Enrichment Journal and others.
Dan’s op-eds have appeared in Washington Posts’ On Faith, CNN.com’s Belief Blog, and other newspapers and opinion sites. He is a featured blogger for Crosswalk.com, Churchleaders.com and Believe.com, Covenant Eyes, G92, and others.  Publisher’s Weekly called his writing style “substantive and punchy.” Dan is a sought-after speaker and has been interviewed on TV and radio outlets across the country, including CNN, 100 Huntley Street, Moody Broadcasting Network, Harvest Television, The Sandy Rios Show, American Family Radio, the Salem Radio Network, and a host of other local and national Christian media.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry from Dayspring Bible College and is pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife Angela have four children and reside in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Daniel is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of The Steve Laube Literary Agency.

Paul Martin

Paul W. Martin is a native and long-term resident of Toronto. He holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from The Master's College and an M.Div. from The Master's Seminary, both of Los Angeles, California.
Since 1994 he has pastored churches in Chesley and Toronto, Ontario and is the founding pastor of Grace Fellowship Church. Paul and his wife, Susan, live with their four children in Toronto and have dedicated their lives to the furtherance of the Gospel in their beloved city.

Regional Conferences
The Gospel-Shaped Life
October 19-20, 2012  |  Boston, MA  |  New England Regional Chapter

God has raised up local church leaders in New England who love their communities, who have committed to staying over the long haul as they trust Christ to change hearts and redeem souls. They understand the challenges. The have endured hardship. They have been tempted to hunker down but defied Satan to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to their neighbors and encourage fellow believers to do likewise. One such leader is Stephen Um, senior minister of CityLife Presbyterian Church in Boston and leader of The Gospel Coalition New England Regional Chapter. He and his team, especially Justin Ruddy, organized the recent Regional Conference with the aim of uniting Christians across denominations, equipping believers to stand fast and tell the truth of Jesus, and inspiring them to love their neighbors as themselves. All of us who worked together to organize the event stood together at the Back Bay Events Center and marveled at the faith-stirring sound of nearly 1,300 voices singing praises to the King of kings.

D.A. Carson

Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical School in Deerfield, Ill. and former academic dean of Northwest Theological College in Richmond B.C. He holds a B.Sc. from McGill University, M.Div. from Central Baptist Seminary and Ph.D. in New Testament from the University of Cambridge. In addition to his extensive international itinerant ministry he has authored or edited over 50 theological books. Don is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world. He is a founding member of The Gospel Coalition, member of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies and the Institute for Biblical Research. Don and his wife Joy reside in Libertyville, ILL. and have two children.

Collin Hansen

Collin Hansen is editorial director for The Gospel Coalition. Formerly an associate editor for Christianity Today magazine, Hansen is the author of Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist�s Journey With the New Calvinists and co-author with John Woodbridge of A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories That Stretch and Stir. He earned an MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and an undergraduate degree in journalism and history from Northwestern University.

Gordon Hugenberger

Gordon P. Hugenberger is the senior pastor at historic Park Street Church, in Boston, Massachusetts Hugenberger is a prolific author, having written dozens of articles. He is also a frequent speaker at venues such as the Salvation Army, Harvard University, the New England Christian Fellowship and MIT. His B.A. degree in engineering and applied physics and his ongoing interest in science have allowed him to speak occasionally on the relationship between science and faith. Other topics on which he has spoken and written include marriage as a covenant, redemptive history and Malachi.

Tim Keller

Timothy Keller is the founder and senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God and The Prodigal God. He has also mentored young urban church planters and pastors in New York and other cities through Redeemer City to City, which has helped launch over 200 churches in 35 global cities to date.

Richard Lints

Richard Lints is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's Hamilton Campus. He is also the Andrew Mutch Professor of Theology at Gordon-Conwell and is an author. Lints has been with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary since 1986. He has also taught at Trinity College in Bristol, England, and from 1999-2000 he was Visiting Professor at Yale University. Lints is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America.[1] He is also a regular contributor to the Modern Reformation magazine, the Center for Gospel and Culture, and the Gospel Coalition. Lints received his B.A. from Westminster College (Philosophy/Religion), A.M. from the University of Chicago (Theology), M.A. from the University of Notre Dame (Philosophy) and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame (Philosophy). He has also taught at Trinity College, Bristol, Yale Divinity School, the University of Notre Dame, Westminster Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary.

John Piper

John Piper is pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (B.D.), and the University of Munich (D.theol.). For six years he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. John is the author of more than 40 books and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available free at desiringGod.org. John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.

Stephen Um

Um is senior minister of Citylife Presbyterian Church in Boston and has over 20 years of ministry in Presbyterian churches in the USA. He holds an M. Div. and a Th.M. in Biblical Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he is currently lecturer in New Testament Studies. His Ph.D. in New Testament studies is from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is an author, council member of The Gospel Coalition, associate director of training (Asia/Australia) for Redeemer City to City, and president of the Center for Gospel Culture. He and his wife reside in Boston with their three children.

David Wells

David F. Wells is the Distinguished Research Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author of eighteen books and has ministered in many parts of the world.

Jared Wilson

Jared C. Wilson is the pastor of Middletown Springs Community Church in Middletown Springs, Vermont and the author of the books Your Jesus is Too Safe, Gospel Wakefulness, Gospel Deeps and the Bible study resources Abide and Seven Daily Sins. His next book The Pastor's Justification releases Spring 2013 from Crossway. Jared's articles, essays, and short stories have appeared in Rev! Magazine, Tabletalk, Exponential's Leadership Learnings, Pulpit Helps Magazine, Disciple Magazine, Collegiate, and numerous other publications. Jared also blogs regularly for The Gospel Coalition.

Regional Conferences
Evangelium21
God Speaks: The Word of the Lord Remains Forever (1 Peter 1:25)
May 13-15, 2012  |  Hamburg, Germany  | 

Christians from different churches and denominations, whose faith is solidly grounded in Christ, belong to Evanglieum21. Focusing on the great truths rediscovered by the Reformers—grace alone, faith alone, scripture alone, Christ alone, and for the glory of God alone—we want to make contributions that will revive and strengthen churches. After all, it is the biblical gospel alone that will fill Christians with genuine hope and overwhelming joy in God and will cause them to radiate both of these.

We desire to create a network to bring like-minded people together and to be able to recommend helpful contacts and resources for one another. Our materials and events serve to emphasize the centrality of the gospel, not only for church life, but also for life in general.

Humbly, we strive for the church of Christ to experience anew in the 21st century the meaning of “the gospel came . . . not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction” (1 Thess 1:5).

Regional Conferences
Magnificent Holiness: Growing in the Grace of the Gospel
August 7-9, 2012  |  Prince Edward Island, Canada  |  Atlantic Canada Regional Chapter

The theme of the conference is "Magnificent Holiness: Growing in the Grace of the Gospel". Plenary speakers Mike Bullmore, Keving DeYoung and Tim Challies will address this topic. As a special feature, Logos Bible Software will be offering its products and workshop site to teach Pastors and ministry leaders how to enhance their study and preparation time. The purpose of the conference is to bring pastors and Christian leaders into an awareness of their responsibility for gospel-centered ministry and to challenge them to be faithful in exemplifying this in their ministries.

While the conference is aimed at pastors, leaders and students of pastoral ministry, all are welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you there! Click here to learn more and register now.

The Cost of TGC Atlantic is $125, a reduced rate for any full time post-secondary Student in College or University is $75.

The first 150 registrants will receive a full complement of free resources. Which at present is 20 books from various authors, such as John Piper, Mark Dever, Kevin DeYoung and others. All registrations after will receive a reduced number of resources.

Mike Bullmore

Mike Bullmore (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is the founding pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Bristol, WI. Mike served for 15 years as an associate professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology, as well as chairman of the Practical Theology Department at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Dr. Bullmore, a Kenosha native, lives in his childhood home with his wife, Beverly, and their three children, Abigail, Madeline, and Graham.

Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung (M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) has been the senior pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, MI, since August 2004. Prior to serving at URC, Kevin was the Associate Pastor at First Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa. He is the author of several books, including The Good News We Almost Forgot, Just Do Something, and Why We Love the Church (co-author). Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have four children: Ian, Jacob, Elizabeth and Paul.

Tim Challies

Challies is an author, blogger and conference speaker. He is author of The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment, The Next Story and Sexual Detox. His blog (challies.com) is one of the most influential and widely read Christian blogs. Tim also edits Discerning Reader a site dedicated to offering thoughtful reviews of books of interest to Christians and is a co-founder of Cruciform Press. He is an associate pastor at Grace Fellowship (GFC) where he is involved in leading GraceYouth as well as mentoring several of the young men and young couples at GFC.Tim and his wife Aileen have been blessed with a son Nick and two daughters Abby and Michaela.

Regional Conferences
Fully Engaged
March 30-31, 2012  |  Honolulu, Hawaii  |  Hawaii Regional Chapter

Men are engaged in many things. Jobs, surfing, fantasy football, video games, pornography. The call to be fully engaged with Christ is an urgent one. That’s why we’re planning the FULLY ENGAGED Men’s Conference.

Our featured speaker, Dr. Don Carson, will be challenging men to fully engage with their Lord, their family, their church, and their community at this multi-church mens retreat. The 24 hours we spend together will be transformative.

Dr. Carson will speak on four topics: A Mature Man, A Stable Man, A Family Man, and An Equipped Man. After most of the sessions, we’ll have 30 minutes for individual churches to gather and discuss. We’ll also have great worship and some free time on Saturday afternoon for sports, surfing, talking story, etc.

Camp Homelani is an ideal oceanfront campground, with some of the best camp food on the island, and recently refurbished cabins with all new bunks.

D. A. Carson

Carson (Ph.D., Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has been at Trinity since 1978.

 

Dr. Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has also previously served in pastoral and itinerate ministry. Today he is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world.

 

Dr. Carson is co-founder along with Tim Keller of The Gospel Coalition, a network of church leaders and churches for the advancement of the gospel through the church. Dr. Carson has written or edited over sixty books, both academic and popular level. Several of his more accessible books include, The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story, A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers, and Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus. Resources by Dr. Carson, including sermons, articles, books, and video interviews, are available at The Gospel Coalition website.

 

Dr. Carson and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois and have two children. In his spare time, Dr. Carson enjoys reading, hiking, and woodworking.

A Family Man
Ephesians 5:15-6:4 - D. A. Carson
A Mature Man
Philippians 2:19-3:21 - D. A. Carson
An Equipped Man
Ephesians 6:10-20 - D. A. Carson
Gospel Ministry in the Last Days
2 Timothy 3:1-4:8 - D. A. Carson
Lazarus and The Rich Man
Luke 16:19-31 - D. A. Carson
Regional Conferences
The Cross-Shaped Christian Life
March 9-11, 2012  |  Albuquerque, New Mexico  |  Albuquerque Regional Chapter

Since 2005 Desert Springs Church (DSC) has held an annual conference weekend with a guest speaker and a focused topic. In 2008 we started giving it a name, Clarus—which is Latin for clear, bright, or radiant. We think that word aptly reflects our intentions with this conference: that God and His truth would be made more clear, more radiant to us, and more powerfully penetrating in us. To that end we set aside a full weekend every year for fellowship, singing, prayer, and instruction about God's words and ways. In 2011, Clarus became a Regional Conference of The Gospel Coalition.

While Clarus is a ministry of and to the people of DSC, we are very intentional about it being a service to and fellowship with other churches as well. Some attendees come from out of state or the far-reaches of New Mexico; others are part of local Albuquerque churches. Space is limited, but the invitation is open to pastors, church leaders, or anyone interested in a concentrated weekend of deeper instruction.

To learn more and register for the conference, click here.

D. A. Carson

Carson (Ph.D., Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has been at Trinity since 1978.

 

Dr. Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has also previously served in pastoral and itinerate ministry. Today he is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world.

 

Dr. Carson is co-founder along with Tim Keller of The Gospel Coalition, a network of church leaders and churches for the advancement of the gospel through the church. Dr. Carson has written or edited over sixty books, both academic and popular level. Several of his more accessible books include, The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story, A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers, and Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus. Resources by Dr. Carson, including sermons, articles, books, and video interviews, are available at The Gospel Coalition website.

 

Dr. Carson and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois and have two children. In his spare time, Dr. Carson enjoys reading, hiking, and woodworking.

Fred G. Zaspel

Dr. Zaspel (Ph.D., The Free University of Amsterdam) is a pastor on staff at Reformed Baptist Church of Franconia, PA and is the interim Senior Pastor at New Hyde Park Baptist Church on New York's Long Island. He is an instructor in Bible and theology at To Every Tribe missions, and Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology at Calvary Baptist Seminary in Lansdale, PA.

 

His recent book, The Theology of B. B. Warfield: A Systematic Summary is the fruit of his Ph.D. dissertation and has received high acclaim. Another work on this important American theologian will soon be published: Warfield on the Christian Life: Living in Light of the Gospel. He also co-authored (with Tom Wells) New Covenant Theology. Hundreds of Fred’s sermons, articles, and booklets are online at biblicalstudies.com. He is also a regular contributor to Credo Magazine.

 

Dr. Zaspel and his wife, Kimberly, were married in 1979 in Columbus, Ohio and have two children. In his spare time, Dr. Zaspel enjoys motorcycles, playing guitar, and boating.

Regional Conferences
The Priority of the Gospel
May 29-31, 2012  |  Cambridge, Ontario  |  Ontario Regional Chapter

The Ontario Chapter of The Gospel Coalition held its second regional conference, May 29-31, 2012, at Heritage College & Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

The theme of the conference was "The Priority of the Gospel". Plenary speakers Don Carson, John Neufeld and Stephen UM addressed this topic using Philippians 1-4. The purpose of the conference was to bring pastors and Christian leaders into an awareness of their responsibility for gospel-centered ministry and to challenge them to be faithful in exemplifying this in their ministries.

Don Carson

Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical School in Deerfield, Ill. and former academic dean of Northwest Theological College in Richmond B.C. He holds a B.Sc. from McGill University, M.Div. from Central Baptist Seminary and Ph.D. in New Testament from the University of Cambridge. In addition to his extensive international itinerant ministry he has authored or edited over 50 theological books. Don is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world. He is a founding member of The Gospel Coalition, member of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies and the Institute for Biblical Research. Don and his wife Joy reside in Libertyville, ILL. and have two children.

John Neufeld

Neufeld is senior pastor of Willingdon Church, an international church of over 4,000 attendees in Burnaby, B.C. He has led the church to maximize its facility, reinforce its regional and global mission, and lead a stand for the supremacy of Jesus Christ and biblical teaching in Canada. After completing two years of Biblical studies at Columbia Bible College, John obtained a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan, an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and a D.Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before joining Willingdon, John was a professor for twelve years at Columbia Bible College. He is a Council member of the Gospel Coalition. John and his wife Kathy have two married daughters and one married son.

Stephen Um

Um is senior minister of Citylife Presbyterian Church in Boston and has over 20 years of ministry in Presbyterian churches in the USA. He holds an M. Div. and a Th.M. in Biblical Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he is currently lecturer in New Testament Studies. His Ph.D. in New Testament studies is from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is an author, council member of The Gospel Coalition, associate director of training (Asia/Australia) for Redeemer City to City, and president of the Center for Gospel Culture. He and his wife reside in Boston with their three children.

David Short

Short has been rector of St. John's Vancouver (formerly Shaughnessy) Anglican Church in Vancouver, British Columbia since 1993. He was born in Tanzania and brought up in Africa and in Sydney, Australia, where he studied at Moore Theological College and was ordained in 1987. He has degrees from the University of Wollongong, Moore College and a ThM from Regent College in Vancouver. Sydney Anglicans have an historical commitment to reformed biblical theology.

 

He is a recognized Bible teacher, expository preacher and trainer. He is a founder and Executive Director of the Artizo Institute – a Canadian initiative to identify and train young people who are gifted for ministry. For many years, he was actively involved in the Anglican Essentials Canada movement, seeking reformation and renewal and a return to live orthodoxy within the Anglican Church of Canada. He was on the Executive/Board of the Anglican Network in Canada during its formative years (2005-2008) and in February 2008, St. John's (Shaughnessy) voted to join the Anglican Network in Canada under the jurisdiction of the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone (southern portion of South America).

 

David has a passion to instill a love of God's word in others and to train pastors in expository preaching. David and his wife, Bronwyn, have two children - Benjamin (born in 1986) and Joshua (born in 1989).

David Barker

Barker is Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs , and seminary dean at Heritage College & Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario and part time associate pastor of Benton Street Baptist Church, Kitchener. He served in London, Ontario as senior pastor of Stoney Creek Baptist Church for almost 10 years and Summerside Community Church for six years. He holds M.Div., Th.M. and Th.D. degrees from Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN. David and his wife Lorraine have five married children and six granddaughters.

Joe Boot

Boot, senior pastor of Westminster Chapel in Toronto is an apologist, educator and author. His apologetic works include Searching for Truth, Why I Still Believe and How Then Shall We Answer. He can be regularly seen on the Michael Coren show or heard on the John Oakley Culture Wars radio program. Joe did his undergraduate studies in theology at Birmingham Christian College, England and earned his Master's degree from the University of Manchester for research which focused on ‘Christian Apologetics' and the ‘Cultural Mandate.' Joe lives in Toronto with his wife Jenny and their three children.

Dennis Campbell

Campbell, a native of St Vincent and the Grenadines, is pastor of family ministries at Morningstar Christian Fellowship, Toronto and oversees the work of their first satellite congregation, Morningstar Tapscott as the interim site pastor. His past ministry experience with children and international students has fueled a passion to strengthen families and help them live out the gospel. Before joining the pastoral team at Morningstar 14 years ago Dennis was a Graphic Designer and earned his M.Div. at Regent College, Vancouver. He and his wife Jackie have two children, Shari and Kristian.

Tim Challies

Challies is an author, blogger and conference speaker. He is author of The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment, The Next Story and Sexual Detox. His blog (challies.com) is one of the most influential and widely read Christian blogs. Tim also edits Discerning Reader a site dedicated to offering thoughtful reviews of books of interest to Christians and is a co-founder of Cruciform Press. He is an associate pastor at Grace Fellowship (GFC) where he is involved in leading GraceYouth as well as mentoring several of the young men and young couples at GFC.Tim and his wife Aileen have been blessed with a son Nick and two daughters Abby and Michaela.

Dwayne Cline

Cline is the lead pastor of Hughson Street Baptist Church, which carries on a dynamic outreach ministry in the north end of Hamilton listed by Statistics Canada as one of the poorest neighbor-hoods in Canada. Under his leadership Hughson has experienced significant growth and also planted a daughter work in east Hamilton in a community where 83% of the children do not speak English on the first day of school. Dwayne is a graduate of Tyndale Seminary and is in demand as a speaker at camps, universities, denominational meetings and conferences across Canada. He and his wife Aimee have four children, Ethan and Abby and twins Jewel and Ivy.

Benji Devadason

Devadason is an evangelist serving with SIM Canada on their Culture ConneXions team that reaches out to the 300,000 strong Sri Lankan community in the Greater Toronto Area. Before immigrating to Canada, Benji served in his native Sri Lanka with Youth for Christ and Back to the Bible. Drawing upon his almost 35 years of experience in evangelism, Benji conducts seminars for churches and trains missionary candidates in how to reach Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims with the Gospel. Benji is a sought after speaker having spoken at conferences in Canada, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and the United States. He and his wife Indradee make Toronto their home.

Lane Fusilier

Fusilier is a Cajun, born in Texas to Louisiana natives. After completing a B.A. in psychology at the University of Texas and a Th.M. in Semitics at Dallas Theological Seminary, Lane and his wife Debi helped plant Fellowship Bible Church in Waco, Texas where he served for 18 years as the senior pastor. In 1999 Lane was called to the historic Philpott Memorial Church in Hamilton. Lane completed his D.Min. in leadership at Dallas Seminary in 2004. He and Debi have three sons and one daughter. When Lane is not busy in ministry he can be found enjoying a good book or coaching a soccer team.

Michael Haykin

Haykin is professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to this he served as professor of Church History at Heritage College & Seminary and as president of Toronto Baptist Seminary. He is also the director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Biblical Studies and has authored numerous books on church history and biblical spirituality. Michael has a B.A. from the University of Toronto as well as M.Rel. and Th.D. degrees from Wycliffe College. He, his wife Allison and their children Victoria and Nigel live in Dundas and worship at Trinity Baptist Church, Burlington where he has served as an Elder.

Tim Kerr

Kerr is the pastor of Sovereign Grace Church, Toronto, a church associated with the Sovereign Grace network of churches. Tim grew up in Kolkata, India where his missionary parents were involved in church planting and teaching at the Calcutta Bible College connected to the historic Carey Baptist Church. After marriage, Tim and his wife Joanne served in Japan for 12 years as church planters. When they returned to Canada Tim led a one-on-one mentoring ministry for several years that greatly impacted Christian businessmen, pastors and church planters in Ontario. This strong mentoring ministry has continued in the Sovereign Grace Church which he planted in 2004. Tim and Joanne have four children aged 13-19.

Connan Kublik

Kublik is a native of Edmonton and earned his M.Div. at Regent College, Vancouver where he was also involved in a three-year internship at Grace Vancouver Church. In 2007 Connan, his wife Brenda and their family moved to Hamilton to begin New City Church (Presbyterian Church in America). He is part of GraceNetwork, a church-planting network with a vision to see Canada saturated with gospel-centered churches. Connan and Brenda have four children Kira, Brysan, Evan and Rylan.

John Mahaffey

Mahaffey served with SEND International in the Philippines where he led two church planting teams of national and foreign missionaries in establishing three local churches in Manila and Baliwag. After returning to Canada he became the lead pastor of Morningstar Christian Fellowship, Toronto where he served its unique multicultural congregation of 1200 people for 18 years. He is presently the lead pastor of West Highland Baptist Church, Hamilton and is a founding Council member of the Gospel Coalition. John and his wife Andrea have four adult children and one beautiful granddaughter.

Godfrey Thorogood

Thorogood, a graduate of Central Baptist Seminary, is leadership development director for FEB Central, a region of the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in Canada which serves their 270 English speaking churches of Ontario and Quebec. Godfrey has 29 years of pastoral experience serving in several churches including the Metropolitan Bible Church in Ottawa. As one who was strongly influenced by church leaders who ensured he heard the Gospel and grew in his faith, Godfrey is passionate about developing the next generation of local church leaders and instilling in them a love for the Gospel. Godfrey and his wife Veronica have two children, Josiah and Taleesha.

Andrew Zantingh

Zantingh graduated with an M.Div. from Calvin Theological Seminary in Michigan. He was ordained at First Christian Reformed Church in Hamilton, a church which he led for several years before moving to Kitchener to become the bi-vocational pastor of an intercultural church plant called The Journey. The discipling ministry of missiologist Mike Goheen developed in Andrew a strong passion to form disciples and leaders for gospel mission to the city. He and his wife Kelley are the parents of Jessie, Matthew and Meg.

Regional Conferences
The Roots Urban Ministry Conference
November 5, 2011  |  Phoenix, AZ  |  Phoenix Regional Chapter

Training church leaders and urban artists for effective gospel-centered urban ministry.

Conference verse: 

Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.

Jeremiah 17:7-8

Reddit Andrews III

Gospel Coalition Council Member. Reddit Andrews III was born in Hartford Connecticut and dramatically converted to Christ in December of 1987, seven months after marrying Nadine Cook of Jamaica. They have two children, Felice Brionne and Shannon Nicole.

 

As a student, Reddit has enjoyed an active academic career, serving as student chaplain, spiritual life advisor, Dean of Chapel at Trinity International University, Deerfield Campus, and as President of the Association of Believers for Black America in Illinois. Reddit also founded Coram Deo, a student fellowship that ministered to halfway houses, rescue missions and prisons throughout South Florida. Reddit was awarded a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Trinity International University, South Florida Campus in 1997 and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois in 2000.

 

Reddit has served as Assistant Pastor at First Baptist Piney Grove, Fort Lauderdale Florida, and Assistant Pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Augusta, Georgia. In November 2001 

Vermon Pierre

Roosevelt Community Church Lead Pastor. Vermon is a graduate of Princeton University and has a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. After Trinity Vermon served as a pastoral intern at Camelback Bible Church before being called to serve as lead pastor of Roosevelt.

 

Vermon is also the first generation of his family born in the United States. Both of his parents were born in Haiti. He grew up in a Christian home and was blessed to come to know Christ at an early age. Vermon is married to his wife, Dennae, who are the parents of three wonderful children. Dennae is a frequent contributor to Together for Adoption's blog.

Vocab Malone

Roosevelt Community Church Pastor and Teacher. John-Mark Rieser ("Vocab Malone") is a semi-retired Christian hip hop recording artist who occasionally dabbles in urban poetry at open mic nights. If he’s not updating his apologetics web site, blogging, or hosting the apologetics radio program, then he may just be supplying a guest rap verse during Roosevelt's praise and worship.

 

Along with pursuing a Master’s Degree at Phoenix Seminary, Vocab spends his free time drinking espresso with his wife Nicole and reading comics with his son Malachi. John-Mark and his wife Nicole have a passion for orphan care and currently have two foster children in their care.

Jeff Durbin

President and Founder of Apologia Christian Ministries. Jeff is considered by many to be a powerful communicator of the Bible and defender of the faith. He has been involved in ministry to the cults for over 12 years; ministry that has spanned the nation from Washington D.C, Los Angeles to Phoenix.

Json

Jason 'Json' Watson was born and raised on the north side of St. Louis, MO. One of the most impacting events in his young life was the loss of his father, which left his mother to raise him alone. Though Json's mother loved him deeply her addiction to drugs affected their relationship and led Json to look for guidance in the streets. Throughout his adolescence and teenage years Json was exposed to the drugs and violence that are so common to many urban areas. He also indulged in and abused a lot of these drugs including, heroin, marijuana, and alcohol. At 15 Jason experienced the loss of his best friend Gaylon, and the pain of this event sent his life into a downward spiral. By the age of 16 Jason had been kicked out of school, served jail time, and become a member of a local gang. Being fully immersed in this lifestyle he couldn't imagine life no other way. At 18 Jason caught a drug case that left him incarcerated for several months and this is when God began to deal with his heart.

 

Once Jason was released he did not immediately relinquish his old activities, but he understood that God was real and knew there was more in life than what he had been used to. Jason continued to experience everything that comes with a life that isn't completely surrendered to Christ. At 19 he met LaWanda Childress. Through this relationship Jason would hear God's call and then answer it. Neither Jason nor LaWanda knew at the time that this was God's providence because later they would both surrender their lives to Christ and join in Holy Matrimony.

 

Json has been saved for 5 years now. He now uses his many talents and gifts to exhaust himself in the things of God. Along with being a husband, father, minister, & teacher, Json is also a Gospel Rapper. In being a gospel rapper Json uses the art form of rap set to a beat to relay the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This gift of rap has been a lifelong passion of Jason's. And just as he put all of himself in everything he did in the world Json does that now also. And whether that's teaching, preaching, evangelizing or rapping it's all done to the Glory of God.

Council Conferences
2010 Pastors Colloquium
2010  |  Chicago  | 

The 2010 Pastors’ Colloquium was a three-day gathering outside Chicago of The Gospel Coalition Council members, each of whom brought along one guest who observed the meetings. Discussion centered around the nature and necessity of conversion, led by Mark Dever, John Yates, Don Carson, Juan Sanchez, Crawford Loritts, David Helm, Tim Keller, and others. We also devoted substantial time to getting to know one another, including new Council members Kevin DeYoung, Ryan Kelly, and David Powlison. Armed with knowledge of specific needs, the Council interceded with God for one another and the various ministries represented. Finally, the Council discussed business such as the forthcoming national women's conference and brainstormed new ways TGC can promote gospel-centered ministry for the next generation.

Content Session #1: The Nature and Necessity of Conversion

Presenter: Mark Dever 
Respondent: John Yates

Content Session #2: The Diversity of Conversion Patterns (Acts)

Presenter: Francis Chan 
Respondent: Juan Sanchez

Content Session #3: Biblically Enshrined Motives in Conversion

Presenter: Don Carson
Respondent: Crawford Loritts

Content Session #4: Entailments of a Biblical Grasp of Conversion for Preaching

Presenter: David Helm
Respondent: Tim Keller

Council Conferences
2008 Pastors Colloquium
2008  |  Trinity Evangelical Divinity School  | 

The 2008 Pastors’ Colloquium was a three-day gathering of The Gospel Coalition Council members. The theme of the program focused on various aspects related to the running tension between Christ and culture. The format included the presentation of four papers, followed by a respondent, and then open-discussion.

Content Session #1:

Presenter: Don Carson
Respondent: Stephen Um

Kingdom and individual belief: more precisely, what is the relationship between biblical emphases on the (corporate) kingdom and on communitarian life, and individual salvation? How shall we address the increasingly wide-spread perception that Jesus emphasized the former while Paul emphasized the latter? How do these considerations bear on the broader theological debate that runs along the axis all the way from Hauerwas and the neo-Anabaptist vision to theonomy?

Content Session #2:

Presenter: Sandy Willson 
Respondent: John Yates

Church and state: more precisely, how do Christians interact with the law of the land? How should they attempt to legislate? To what extent should they be trying to make God's law the law of the land?

Content Session #3:

Presenter: Tim Keller 
Respondent: Andy Davis

Gospel and the poor/marginalized: more precisely, how does our commitment to the primacy of the gospel tie in to our obligation to do good to all, especially those of the household of faith, to serve as salt and light in the world, to do good to the city? What should our motives, priorities, and expectations be?

Content Session #4:

Presenter: Reddit Andrews 
Respondent: Mark Dever

Polemical theology: more precisely, how should Christians engage with what we perceive to be false teaching not only in the church, but in the culture at large? What responsibility do we have for addressing so-called "defeater beliefs"? What should our stance be?

Regional Conferences
Scripture: God Speaks
April 29 - May 1, 2011  |  Albuquerque, New Mexico  |  Albuquerque Regional Chapter

The serpent slyly asked Eve in the Garden, “Did God actually say…?” (Genesis 3:1). Today, as much as ever, God’s people must respond to this satanic pessimism with a hearty confidence in the truth, beauty, and goodness of God’s words to us. The following statement expresses well what we believe about the nature and importance of the Scriptures:

“God has graciously disclosed his existence and power in the created order, and has supremely revealed himself to fallen human beings in the person of his Son, the incarnate Word. Moreover, this God is a speaking God who by his Spirit has graciously disclosed himself in human words… The Bible is to be believed, as God’s instruction, in all that it teaches; obeyed, as God’s command, in all that it requires; and trusted, as God’s pledge, in all that it promises. As God’s people hear, believe, and do the Word, they are equipped as disciples of Christ and witnesses to the gospel.”

– from the Confessional Statement of The Gospel Coalition

To that end, we devoted a full weekend at the end of April to this theme, “Scripture: God Speaks.” Two able, godly scholars, G. K. Beale and Carl Trueman, joined us to help us consider the centrality, authority, and clarity of God’s Word and its place in the Christian life (meditation), in the church (preached), and in marriage.

G. K. Beale

Dr. Beale holds an M.A. from Southern Methodist University, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from University of Cambridge. He is ordained in the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.

Carl Trueman

Carl Trueman is departmental chair of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He has an MA in Classics from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in Church History from the University of Aberdeen. He is editor of the IFES journal, Themelios, and has taught on the faculties of theology at both the University of Nottingham and the University of Aberdeen. He has authored a number of books, including The Claims of Truth: John Owen’s Trinitarian Theology and The Wages of Spin: Critical Writings on Historic and Contemporary Evangelicalism. He lives in Oreland, a suburb of Philadelphia, with his wife, Catriona, and his two sons, John and Peter.

Regional Conferences
The Nowism of the Gospel
For the Sake of the Gospel Conference
November 4-5, 2011  |  Gahanna, Ohio  |  Greater Columbus Regional Chapter

As Christians we tend to understand salvation past, the forgiveness we’ve been given in Christ, and we tend to understand salvation future, the eternity that we will have with Christ. Yet, we are often confused about the present benefits of the work of Christ in the here and now. When you understand the nowism of the Gospel it radically changes the way you approach the... normal situations and relationships of your daily life.

Paul Tripp

Paul Tripp is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries, a nonprofit organization, whose mission statement is “Connecting the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life.” Paul is Professor of Pastoral Life and Care at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas; he is the Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas, and has taught at respected institutions worldwide. As an author, Paul has written eleven books on Christian Living. He has been married for many years to Luella, and they have four grown children.

Regional Conferences
The Message is the Medium
Doing Gospel-Driven Church Planting
October 10-12, 2011  |  Boston, MA  |  New England Regional Chapter

Plant New England is designed to equip churches and church planters to plant gospel-driven churches in New England. We want to see God transform New England’s spiritual landscape through the power of the gospel. The conference is co-sponsored by TGC, 9Marks Ministries, Sovereign Grace Ministries NETS. The conference is for men and women, pastors and lay people—anyone who has a heart for New England church planting, whether you want to start a church or already lead an existing one.

Mark Dever and Wes Pastor delivered talks (available online soon), while experienced planters led practical workshops (available online soon), Collin Hansen moderated a panel discussion (available online soon), and we met conference sponsors to learn about church planting opportunities in New England. Listen to the sessions online and come away with advice from seasoned pastors and planters, encouragement from fellow laborers, and a renewed vision for Christ’s church in New England.

Mark Dever

President of 9Marks & Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

Wes Pastor

President of NETS  & Church Planter & Senior Pastor of Christ Memorial Church in Williston, Vt.

Stephen Um

Church Planter and Senior Pastor of Citylife Presbyterian Church in Boston, Mass.

Chris Bass

Church Planter and Senior Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship Church in Watertown, Mass.

Curtis Cook

Church Planter and Senior Pastor of Hope Fellowship Church in Cambridge, Mass.

Todd Murphy

Church Planter and Senior Pastor of Sacred Journey Church, Providence, Rhode Island

Sue Pastor

A wife of a church planter, Sue is committed to mentoring women involved in church planting

Mike Prater

Church Planting Group Director of SGM. Exec. Pastor of Covenant Fellowship in Glen Mills, Penn.

Don Willeman

Church Planter and Senior Pastor of Christ Redeemer Church in Hanover, N.H.

Regional Conferences
Christ, Sex, and The City
Discussing the Vital Relationship Between Jesus Christ, Sex, and Our Cities
March 18, 2010  |  Foster City, CA  |  Bay Area Regional Chapter

Friends throughout the San Francisco Bay Area joined together at our second regional conference. This was be a memorable evening of exploring and discussing truth together. Pastors and church leaders were invited to a special pre-conference session and dinner with Peter Jones.

The conference was located at Central Peninsula Church, in Foster City, CA.

Peter Jones

B.A., University of Wales; B.D., Gordon Divinity School; Th.M., Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary. Peter Jones is Scholar in Residence and Adjunct Professor at Westminster Seminary California. He is Director of Christian Witness to a Pagan Planet, now truthXchange, a national and international teaching, preaching, and writing ministry for the church and the campus. Peter is author of many books, including The God of Sex: How Spirituality Defines your Sexuality. He and his wife, Rebecca, live in Escondido, CA.

Regional Conferences
2010 Canada Conference
April 24, 2010  |  Hamilton, Ontario  |  Ontario Regional Chapter

On April 24, 2010, The Gospel Coalition Ontario Chapter held its first conference in Canada. The theme of the conference was the centrality of the gospel in authentic Christian ministry. The purpose of the conference was to bring pastors and Christian leaders into an awareness of their responsibility for gospel-centered ministry and to challenge them to be faithful in exemplifying this in their ministries.

While the conference was aimed at pastors, leaders and students of pastoral ministry, were all welcomed to attend. The conference was held at West Highland Baptist Church, 1605 Garth Street, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Don Carson

Don Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has been at Trinity since 1978. Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he also served for two years as academic dean. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. Carson is co-founder (with Tim Keller) and president of The Gospel Coalition. Carson and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois. They have two children. In his spare time, Carson enjoys reading, hiking, and woodworking.

Mike Bullmore

Mike Bullmore (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is the founding pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Bristol, WI. Mike served for 15 years as an associate professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology, as well as chairman of the Practical Theology Department at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Dr. Bullmore, a Kenosha native, lives in his childhood home with his wife, Beverly, and their three children, Abigail, Madeline, and Graham.

John Mahaffey

John Mahaffey is the senior pastor of West Highland Church in Hamilton, Ontario. After graduating from Central Baptist Seminary, John and his wife Andrea, became missionaries with SEND International in the Philippines, where John led two church planting teams of national and foreign missionaries. He later served as the pastor of Morningstar Christian Fellowship in Toronto before coming to West Highland. In addition to his pastoral duties, John is chair of the Adam House Board, a special ministry to refugees in Toronto, a member of the Canadian Advisory Council to Exodus Global Alliance, an international ministry to the sexually broken, and a founding member of The Gospel Coalition. John and Andrea have four children.

Regional Conferences
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Feb 10-12, 2012  |  Anywhere, GA  |  Anywhere Area Chapter

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Alistair Begg

Alistair Begg has been the pastor of Parkside Church near Cleveland, Ohio, since 1983. He served eight years in Scotland at both Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh and Hamilton Baptist Church. He has written several books and is heard daily and weekly on the radio program, Truth For Life. He and his wife, Susan, were married in 1975 and they have three grown children.

Mike Bullmore

Mike Bullmore (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is the founding pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Bristol, WI. Mike served for 15 years as an associate professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology, as well as chairman of the Practical Theology Department at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. Dr. Bullmore, a Kenosha native, lives in his childhood home with his wife, Beverly, and their three children, Abigail, Madeline, and Graham.