Entrusted With The Gospel

2023 Georgia Baptist Evangelism Conference

“But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.”
1 Thessalonians 2:4

Join us for 2 Life-Changing Days in the Spring

The Georgia Baptist Evangelism Conference is back for 2023 and we're excited to offer 2 different venues to join us in growth and fellowship.

We have Breakout Sessions throughout the days geared to pour into you as our church leadership and to strengthen your own evangelism journey.

We'll also have dedicated worship each day of the conference.

The 2023 theme is “Entrusted with the Gospel” and the theme verse is 1 Thessalonians 2:4: “But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.”

Like Paul, we desire for our churches to see themselves as stewards entrusted by God to carry the gospel to the lost.

CONFERENCE EVENT PART 1

February 26-27 (Central Warner Robins)

MARK CLIFTON

Mark Clifton

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Mark Croston

Crawford Loritts

Crawford Loritts

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O. S. Hawkins

CONFERENCE EVENT PART 2

March 12-13 (First Baptist Church Cumming)

MARK CLIFTON

Mark Clifton

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Mark Croston

Crawford Loritts

Crawford Loritts

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Herb Reavis, Jr.

Starla Harbins

Guest Worship Leader

Starla Harbins

Excited about attending the conference?

Register now for either one of our 2023 conference dates in the Spring. Join us in February in Warner Robins or at our second stop in Cumming during March.

Select a conference location

2 Great Locations to Choose From

Whether you are in the North Georgia area or closer to Central/South Georgia, the 2023 Georgia Baptist Evangelism Conference will be within reach! Select one of the locations below to register today!

Warner Robins, GA | February 26-27, 2023

Central Baptist Church

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Join us February 26th thru 27th at Central Baptist Church in Warner Robins for the first of the 2023 Georgia Baptist Evangelism Conference events!

Event Details

Dates:
Sunday  (4:30 PM - 8:00 PM), February 26 and
           Monday (8:30 AM - 2:30 PM), February 27, 2023

Location:
Central Baptist Church

Address:
1120 Lake Joy Rd, Warner Robins, GA 31088

Cumming, GA | March 12-13, 2023

First Baptist Church Cumming

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Our second stop for the 2023 Georgia Baptist Evangelism Conference events takes us to First Baptist Church Cumming on March 12th & 13th. See you there!

Event Details

Dates:
Sunday  (4:30 PM - 8:00 PM), March 12 and
Monday (8:30 AM - 2:30 PM), March 13, 2023

Location:
First Baptist Church Cumming

Address:
1597 Sawnee Dr, Cumming, GA 30040

Note: As part of the conference there will be a Lunch and Learn available to 150 people at $10 each. The session is entitled "Reclaiming Glory" and is lead by Mark Clifton on Monday beginning at 12:15 PM.

A credit card payment for Lunch & Learn is REQUIRED at the time of registration if you choose this option.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS

Conference Speaker Bios

Crawford Loritts

Crawford Loritts

Crawford grew up in New Jersey and as a teenager he trusted Christ as his Savior. He attended and graduated from Plainfield High School in Plainfield, NJ. He attended and graduated from Cairn University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible. He and his wife Karen met in college and were married on May 22, 1971.

He has traveled throughout the US and much of the world, speaking in churches, evangelistic outreaches, conferences, colleges and seminaries. He has been the featured speaker at Super Bowls, NCAA Final Four Chapel and the Pentagon with senior military officers. He has been a church planter, served for 27years on the staff of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) and served for 15 years as Sr. Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, Roswell, Georgia. He and his wife, Karen, have been featured speakers at FamilyLife marriage conferences. Crawford is the author of 9 books including Your Marriage Today… and Tomorrow, co-authored with Karen. He is the host of two national radio programs, the weekend program Living a Legacy and the daily program Legacy Moments.

Crawford serves on several boards including Cru, FamilyLife and Chick-fil-A. He has received five honorary Doctorates (Biola Univ., Cairn Univ., Moody Bible Institute, Trinity International Univ. and Columbia International Univ.).

Crawford is President and Founder of Beyond Our Generation and is committed to encouraging and helping to shape the next generation of Christian leaders.

Crawford and Karen have 4 adult children and 11 grandchildren.

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Dr. Mark A. Croston, Sr.

A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; served as pastor to an urban congregation in Virginia for 26 years; a Doctor of Ministry concentrating in Christian Education; and traveled, been on mission or preached in almost 40 countries -- Mark Croston now serves as National Director of Black Church Ministries at Lifeway Christian Resources. He is General Editor of the YOU Urban Bible Study Curriculum, Executive Editor of Deacon Magazine, and author of his latest book is Big Results Leadership.

Follow at @CrostonMin on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter.

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Pastor Herb Reavis, Jr.

Pastor Herb Reavis, Jr. Is a native of Texas and was called to preach at the age of
17. He is a graduate of The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago where he majored in
evangelism.

As a young man he traveled the south as an associate Evangelist of The Eddie
Martin Evangelistic team.

Since 1991, Pastor Herb has served as Senior Pastor of the North Jacksonville
Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. He is heard regionally on the T.V. broadcast
“Reach Out” as well as daily on radio in Jacksonville.
Pastor Herb has preached twice at the Pastor’s Conference of the Southern
Baptist Convention as well as numerous state evangelism and pastors’
conferences. He has also led seminars at the Billy Graham Training Center at The
Cove.

Bro. Herb as he is affectionately known to the North Jax congregation, has been
married to his wife Lisa since 1977. He has three married sons and nine
grandchildren.

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O. S. Hawkins

O.S. Hawkins, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, is a graduate of TCU (BBA) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv, PhD). He is the former pastor of the historic First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, and since 1997 has served as President/CEO of GuideStone Financial Resources, the world’s largest Christian-screened mutual fund serving 250,000 church workers and Christian university personnel with an asset base exceeding twenty billion dollars.  Hawkins is the author of more than fifty books, including the best-selling Joshua Code and the entire Code Series of devotionals published by HarperCollins/Thomas Nelson with sales of more than two million copies.  He preaches in churches and conferences across the nation.  He is married to his wife, Susie, and has two daughters, two sons-in-law, and six grandchildren.

Visit him at OSHawkins.com and follow him on Twitter @OSHawkins.

MARK CLIFTON

Mark Clifton

Mark Clifton is the Senior Director of Replanting at the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Mark has served as a pastor, church planter, church revitalizer, mission strategist, coach, and mentor to young leaders. He has planted and replanted numerous churches. His experience includes serving as the lead mission strategist for the Kansas/Nebraska Southern Baptist Convention, serving as a church planter in Montreal, Quebec, as a Southern Baptist National Church Planting Missionary for eastern Canada, and leading Southern Baptist church planting projects west of the Mississippi. Mark has been planting, replanting, and providing strategic mission leadership since 1978. Mark, the author of the Reclaiming Glory, co-author of Rubicons of Revitalization, and podcaster with Thom Rainer on the weekly Revitalize and Replant podcast, is a graduate of William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.

Mark and his wife Jill live in Basehor, Kansas and have two sons, two daughters in law and four grandsons.

Brad Marchman

Brad Marchman

Brad serves as the evangelism consultant for the East Central, West Central, and Southeast regions of Georgia. He is married to his wife Casey, and they have three children: Brady, Griffin, and Mary Beth. Brad pastored in Macon for 16 years prior to starting with the Church Strengthening team in evangelism at the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.

Starla Harbins

Starla Harbins

Starla Harbin's love for the Lord and His music began at a very young age. As a pastor’s daughter, she developed a deep love and appreciation for the Word of God. Starla trusted Christ at age 7, and shortly thereafter felt God's call to Christian service. As a teenager, she began to fully realize and understand her love for singing.

The Lord has used Starla through her music and personal testimony to minister to thousands of people. She has traveled extensively, as a recording artist, over the past 25 years. Many have given their hearts to Christ and have been deeply stirred by the messages conveyed in her songs. Starla has also served as a Worship Leader in Louisiana and Georgia. Her voice is truly a gift from God, and she uses it to bring glory to Him.

Starla currently serves as the Worship Leader at Northstar Family Church, a new church plant in Northeast Georgia. Her husband, Russ is the Lead Pastor and together they are reaching families in a growing community.

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Steve Foster

Steve has been the featured speaker at hundreds of evangelistic services and rallies. God has used Steve as a catalyst for revival and spiritual awakening as he has served as a senior pastor, director of missions, and a vocational evangelist. He currently serves as the evangelism consultant in the Northeast, Northwest, & Southwest Regions of Georgia with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. Steve is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His wife, Dee’drya, is an elementary school teacher. They have one son, Bailey, and live in Lilburn, Georgia.

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Levi Skipper

Before becoming the Lead Strategist for Church Strengthening for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board in June 2020 Levi previously served as their Evangelism Catalyst beginning in June 2019. A graduate of Shorter College (now University) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Levi earned his Doctor of Ministry in 2009 from Luther Rice Seminary. Before his first pastorate at Ewing Road Baptist Church in Austell he served as youth pastor at churches in Rome and Centerville. While in Austell, Levifounded First Day Ministry, a non-profit organization involved in evangelistic endeavors as well as mission trips to Africa and theological training schools for pastors and church leaders in Ethiopa and Kenya. Levi began his ministry as pastor of Concord Baptist Church in Clermont in 2010 and during the next nine years the church increased baptisms by 122% and Sunday School attendance by 115%, birthed four additional campuses, and partnered with others in Haiti, Uganda, Mexico and Brazil. Levi is the author of the discipleship tools “Resolved” and “Spiritual Avalanche” as well as “Marriage in the Red.” He and his wife, Christa, have four children: Garrison; Mattie; Gavin; and Marlee

Register today!

2023 Georgia Baptist Evangelism Conference

Central Baptist Church, Warner Robins

Sunday  (4:30 PM - 8:00 PM), February 26 and
Monday (8:30 AM - 2:30 PM), February 27, 2023

First Baptist Church Cumming

Sunday (4:30 PM - 8:00 PM), March 12 and
Monday (8:30 AM - 2:30 PM), March 13, 2023

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