Leaving a legacy of simple faithfulness to the local church.
Ever feel like the average pastors’ conference wasn’t quite for you? Wish the average pastors’ conference spoke to the pastors who were a little more . . . well, average? We’re introducing The Normal Pastor Conference for any church leader who may feel a little discouraged in ministry, maybe a little outside the scope of the common church growth wisdom or a little left out when it comes to the ever-changing trends in church resources. This isn’t about big churches or small churches or big platforms or small platforms. Whatever your ministry context or scale, The Normal Pastor is for any minister who is a little more convinced each day that he needs a lot more gospel and a lot less of himself. If you long less for building a ministry empire and more for leaving a legacy of simple faithfulness to the local church, we think that’s normal. And this conference is for you.
Our conference participants have been invited to speak to you based on their established track record of local church ministry and their credibility and integrity in speaking to the everyday stuff of normal ministry life.
D.A. Horton serves as Lead Pastor of Reach Fellowship, a church plant in North Long Beach, California. Prior to his current role he’s served as Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute, an urban church planter/pastor in Kansas City, Missouri, a National Coordinator of Urban Student Ministries at the North American Mission Board, and the Executive Director at ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit ministry of Reach Records. He has authored numerous books, including G.O.S.P.E.L.
Won Kwak serves as the Lead Pastor of Maranatha Grace Church in Fort Lee, New Jersey. He has served both bi-vocationally and non-vocationally as a pastor in Flushing [Queens, NY], Somerset [NJ], Rutherford [NJ], and Park Slope [Brooklyn, NY]. In 2005, he was commissioned as a Nehemiah Church Planter with the North American Mission Board.
John Onwuchekwa is the Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, a frequent conference speaker, and the author of two forthcoming books.
Nathan Rose is the Lead Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Liberty, Missouri in the Kansas City metro area. He is a graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div), where is also currently pursuing his Ph.D. Nathan has served the North American Mission Board and the Clay-Platte Baptist Association by helping to revitalize and assist struggling churches.
Jared Wilson is the Director of Content Strategy for Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri and the Director of the Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church. A twenty-plus year veteran of church ministry, he is also the author of numerous books, including The Pastor’s Justification and The Prodigal Church.