2017 Summer Series Speakers

June 11 / Robert Smith

We are excited to have ROBERT SMITH, JR. return to the pulpit to kick off our 2017 Summer Series. He is a renown pastor, professor and author of several books, including the award-winning Doctrine That Dances: Bringing Doctrinal Preaching and Teaching to Life and the forthcoming The Oasis of God: From Mourning to Morning—Biblical Insights from Psalms 42 and 43. When not speaking at universities, colleges, seminaries and churches around the world, Dr. Smith, who earned his M.Div. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, serves as the Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Alabama.


June 18 / Ed Hindson

ED HINDSON is the current host of The King is Coming television broadcast. He is also the assistant chancellor and dean of the School of Divinity at Liberty University in Virginia. Dr. Hindson holds a Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) from Trinity Graduate School, a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy (D. Phil.) from the University of South Africa. Ed is a Gold Medallion author of more than 40 books and has served as the editor of five major study Bibles. Ed and his wife Donna reside in Forest, VA and have three grown children and seven grandchildren.


June 25 / Ray Ortlund

RAY ORTLUND is President of Renewal Ministries and pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville, TN. He also serves on the Gospel Coalition council and is a regional director in the Acts 29 Network, which focuses on planting churches. In addition to numerous essays and articles, he has published several books, including Proverbs: Wisdom That Works. Ray also worked on the NLT and ESV translations of the Bible, and contributed the introduction and study notes to the book of Isaiah in the ESV Study Bible. Ray and his wife Jani have four children.


July 2 / Joel Belz

JOEL BELZ, a graduate of Covenant College and the University of Iowa, has been active in both publishing and Christian education all of his life. He is the founder of WORLD, a Christian news magazine published by God’s World Publications, Inc., which is based in Asheville, N.C. The company also publishes God's World News for children and sponsors the World Journalism Institute. Although Joel retired from his CEO duties at WORLD in 2008, he continues to write a regular column, as well as reporting, for the magazine. Joel and his wife Carol Esther have five married daughters and 16 grandchildren.


July 9 / Daniel Henderson

DANIEL HENDERSON has been guiding individuals, leaders, and churches to embrace experiences of powerful spiritual renewal for three decades. In the 1980s, Daniel was the associate pastor and personal assistant to John MacArthur. More recently, he has served as senior pastor in congregations in California and Minnesota, and today speaks across the Nation on the principles of living a strategic and spiritually significant life. He has also authored several books, including Old Paths, New Power—Awakening Your Church Through Prayer and the Ministry of the Word. Daniel and his wife, Rosemary, live near Denver, Colorado.


July 16 /Charles Petitt

CHARLES PETITT, a former church planter and missionary, is president of Piedmont International University in Winston-Salem, NC. He is a gifted speaker who has preached at universities, colleges, and high schools across America and the world. Under his leadership, Piedmont has enjoyed enrollment growth of over 250%, added a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and launched numerous online education and hybrid options. Students attend Piedmont from all fifty states and more than 80 countries. He and his wife, Dawn, have two daughters.


July 23 / James Walker

JAMES WALKER, the president of Watchman Fellowship, is a former fourth generation Mormon with over twenty 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 television programs including Nightline, ABC World News Tonight, and the News Hour with Jim Lehrer. He has spoken at hundreds of churches, colleges, universities, and seminaries throughout the world.


July 23 / Apologetics Conference
Frank Turek / James Walker

On Sunday afternoon, James Walker, Frank Turek and Ben Lacorte are leading an apologetics mini-conference.  Our culture offers a smorgasbord of beliefs. How do we vaccinate our children against toxic untruth? How do we engage false religions and worldviews with a winsome attitude? This one-day conference will help you learn how to spark conversation and thought with unbelievers; respond when reason is not the reason for doubt; and equip your family to defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ with confidence, clarity, and conviction.

This event requires registration. For information and to register, visit HERE.



July 30 / Juan Sanchez

JUAN SANCHEZ is the senior pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church, a multi-ethnic congregation inAustin, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and holds an M.Div., a Th.M., and a Ph.D. in systematic theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also teaches on staff. In addition to training pastors in the United States, Latin America, South America, and Eastern Europe, Juan serves on the council of the Gospel Coalition and is co-founder and president of Coalición. Juan came to faith in Christ at the age of 17 out of a Roman Catholic background. He and his wife Jeanine have five daughters and one granddaughter.


August 6 / Samuel Harbin

SAM HARBIN, a native Hoosier and still an enthusiastic follower of Indiana basketball, has more than 30 years of experience in pastoral and Christian higher education ministry. He has served in a variety of roles including pastor, seminary chaplain, professor, and seminary president. He currently serves as the chair of the Bible & Theology Department at Lancaster Bible College/Capital Seminary and Graduate School in Pennsylvania. Sam and his wife, Elaine, keep an active ministry schedule in churches, camps, and conferences both in the US and abroad. They have three grown sons and three grandchildren.


August 6 / Josh Beers
(Special Speaker for our Middle/High School Class)

JOSH BEERS is the Senior Vice President of Student Experience at Lancaster Bible College in Pennsylvania. His duties include oversight of athletics, student life, spiritual formation, alumni, financial aid, and admissions. He also has 23 years of experience as a coach that includes multiple national championships; and the privilege to lead multiple sports mission trips to Mexico, the West Indies, and Scotland. He has a real passion for investing his life in youth and college young adults in both church and educational settings. Josh resides in Lancaster with his wife; Anna, and their four children.


August 6, 6:00PM / Men of Temple Reunion Concert

REUNION CONCERT/MEN OF TEMPLE 1980: Can you recognize Stephen in this classic yearbook photo? It’s been nearly 40 years since our senior pastor sang bass in a college vocal group who traveled the country representing Tennessee Temple University. Each will tell you that this yearlong experience greatly impacted his spiritual life. For Stephen, it marked the time when God shifted his focus from preparing to be a history teacher to preparing to be a pastor. This summer, all seven members reunite for a two-church reunion concert tour---Colonial being the final stop. Plan to join these former Men of Temple as they describe God’s goodness in their lives through testimony and song.



 About This Series

On a brisk October afternoon in 1517, a monk and scholar named Martin Luther approached the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and nailed a series of statements to it. He hoped that these ideas would spark a lively debate between his fellow professors and church leaders. He naively failed to anticipate the seismic shudder that would reverberate throughout the Roman Catholic Church, and indeed the rest of the world. Five hundred years later, the spark that ignited a firestorm known as the Reformation remains critically important to the foundational truths we believe.

It’s my prayer that this summer series will encourage and reinforce our commitment to biblical truths that are the bedrock of our faith in Christ alone. The cry of the Reformation, which began to sound throughout Europe five centuries ago, needs to be heard in every generation. These truths must be heard in our generation . . . the Reformation still matters!

For the gospel of Christ,

A Note To Our Guests:
If you're traveling in to hear one of these men, we have a page on this site that will help you PLAN YOUR VISIT and receive a discount on some select hotels near the church.