2019 Summer Series Speakers

July 7 / Jim Showers

8:30, 9:45 & 11:10 AM

JIM SHOWERS is the executive director of The Friends of Israel, a worldwide Christian organization focused on communicating biblical truth about Israel and the Messiah, while fostering solidarity with the Jewish people. Jim earned both his master of divinity (1995) and doctor of ministry (2007) degrees from Baptist Bible Seminary. His doctoral thesis was titled, “May They Prosper Who Love You: A Case For Christian Zionism.” Jim and his wife Diane live in southern New Jersey and have two married children and four grandchildren. 


 July 14 / Michael A. Ortiz

8:30, 9:45 & 11:10 AM

MICHAEL A. ORTIZ serves as Department Chair of World Missions and Intercultural Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS).  Most of Michael’s ministry has involved theological education and teaching in Spanish-speaking countries, especially Cuba where he implemented an accrediting agency for seminaries there. In addition, he currently serves as International Director for the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education. Michael is also a practicing attorney. He and his wife, Kathy, have two adult children.


 July 21 / James Walker

8:30, 9:45 & 11:10 AM

JAMES WALKER, the president of Watchman Fellowship, is a former fourth generation Mormon with over 20 years of ministry experience in the field of Christian counter-cult evangelism, apologetics and discernment. He has been interviewed as an expert on new religious movements and cults on a variety of network TV programs including Nightline, World News Tonight, and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. He has spoken at hundreds of churches, colleges, universities and seminars throughout the U.S. and abroad.



July 21 / Apologetics Conference
James Walker / Gary Habermas
2 PM

Join us Sunday at 2 pm for the 4th annual Reasons2Believe Summer Conference. "Sharing the Real Jesus" will examine Mormonism, how it differs from Christianity and how you can confidently and lovingly engage Latter Day Saints and Jehovah's Witnesses when they come knocking. You will experience:

  • Former 4th generation Mormon, James Walker: "From Mormonism to Christianity"
  • Ben LaCorte: "Do's & Don'ts" Live demonstration of a Mormon missionary visit to a Christian home followed by audience Q&A
  • Gary Habermas: "The Deity of Christ: Is Jesus God or 'a' god?"                  

Register at http://www.reasons2believe.org. 


 July 28 / Bill Crowder

8:30, 9:45 & 11:10 AM

BILL CROWDER joined the staff of Our Daily Bread Ministries (ODBM) after 20 years in the pastorate. As vice president of teaching content, Bill provides biblical and theological evaluation o f the ministry’s content for their various ministry efforts. He’s also a contributing writer for the Our Daily Bread devotional, has written many Bible study booklets for ODBM’s Discovery Series, and has published several books, the latest being Seeing the Heart of Christ: How Jesus Cares for Hurting People. Bill and his wife Marlene have five children and several grandchildren. 


 August 4 / Ray Pritchard

8:30, 9:45 & 11:10 AM

RAY PRITCHARD serves as president of Keep Believing Ministries, which ministers to pastors, Christian leaders, and those seeking to know God better, by providing Bible teaching resources. He has ministered extensively across the US and overseas, including South Korea, Ukraine, Uganda, Kenya, China, and the Philippines. Ray has written 31 books, including Stealth Attack, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, and An Anchor for the Soul, and co-hosts Today's Issues on American Family Radio. He and his wife Marlene have three sons and eight grandchildren.


August 11 / Keith Davey

8:30, 9:45 & 11:10 AM

KEITH DAVEY serves on the board of Words of Eternal Life, where he provides leadership in translating, publishing and distributing biblically sound books throughout the Arabic world. He’s also the founder and president emeritus of Missions to Military, a ministry he founded in 1958 to meet the spiritual and social needs of members of our armed forces. He also planted Colonial Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, where he pastored from 1979-1988. Keith and his wife, Yvonne, are the parents of Colonial’s Pastor/Teacher, Stephen Davey.


August 11 / Shane & Shane Concert

7 PM  / Doors open at 6:30 pm

SHANE & SHANE is a band best known for their acoustic praise and worship music. The band consists of Shane Barnard and Shane Everett, who met at a student-led worship service at Texas A&M University. Their recent albums, Psalms 2 and Psalms Live, both focus on “Singing the Word.”  The concert is free and open to everyone. Doors open at 6:30 pm. 


About This Series

The word renewal is defined as a season of restoration to freshness and vigor


The colorful writer and pastor, Charles Spurgeon, remarked two centuries ago that every budding blossom, and the opening of every flower during spring and summer, should remind us to open our hearts and minds to receive fresh truths from God’s word. 


Let’s ask the Lord to use this Summer Series to do just that—produce new blossoms of spiritual clarity and growth.  And let’s not forget to pray that the truths we receive during this special series will truly make a difference, renewing us to fresh commitments and trust.


Satisfied in Christ,

Stephen Davey


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