SPEAKERS

Campus Outreach's New Year's Conference will feature three speakers from all over the United Stated to share biblical truths, perspectives, and messages about topics pertinent to us in our walks with God. 

David Platt Dr. David Platt, President of the IMB, is deeply devoted to Christ and His Word. David’s first love in ministry is making disciples, sharing, showing, and teaching God's Word in everyday life. He has traveled extensively to serve alongside church leaders throughout the United States and around the world. A life-long learner, David has earned two undergraduate degrees and three advanced degrees. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, (B.A.) and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (A.B.J.) from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theology (Th.M.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously served at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as the Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Apologetics, Staff Evangelist at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans, and eight years as the Senior Pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL. He is the founder of Radical, a resource ministry, dedicated to serving the church in making disciples of all nations. David and his wife, Heather, have four children, Caleb, Joshua, Mara-Ruth, and Isaiah.

David Platt

Dr. David Platt, President of the IMB, is deeply devoted to Christ and His Word. David’s first love in ministry is making disciples, sharing, showing, and teaching God's Word in everyday life. He has traveled extensively to serve alongside church leaders throughout the United States and around the world.

A life-long learner, David has earned two undergraduate degrees and three advanced degrees. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, (B.A.) and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (A.B.J.) from the University of Georgia, and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Theology (Th.M.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously served at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as the Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Apologetics, Staff Evangelist at Edgewater Baptist Church in New Orleans, and eight years as the Senior Pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL. He is the founder of Radical, a resource ministry, dedicated to serving the church in making disciples of all nations.

David and his wife, Heather, have four children, Caleb, Joshua, Mara-Ruth, and Isaiah.

Matt Bradner Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Matt played soccer at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  It was during his freshman year of college that Matt became a Christian and began a life of following Christ.  For the last 17 years, Matt has worked with college students through the ministry of Campus Outreach.   His passion for students and engaging speaking style has made him a popular conference and retreat speaker.   His desire as a communicator is to glorify God by being catalytic, positive and helpful.  Matt and his wife Julia currently reside in Lynchburg, Virginia with their five children who range from age 13 to 3.

Matt Bradner

Originally from Tallahassee, Florida, Matt played soccer at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  It was during his freshman year of college that Matt became a Christian and began a life of following Christ.  For the last 17 years, Matt has worked with college students through the ministry of Campus Outreach.  

His passion for students and engaging speaking style has made him a popular conference and retreat speaker.   His desire as a communicator is to glorify God by being catalytic, positive and helpful.  Matt and his wife Julia currently reside in Lynchburg, Virginia with their five children who range from age 13 to 3.

Abe Cho Abe grew up in Cheshire, Connecticut, a small New England town just north of New Haven. After attending the University of Connecticut, he went on to pursue an M.Div. and a Th.M. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary near Boston. He was previously the youth pastor at First Korean Presbyterian in Hartford, CT and the director of university ministries at Citylife Presbyterian in Boston. He has been a pastor at Redeemer since 2007 serving in a variety of capacities over the years. He is currently a Doctor of Ministry candidate at Fuller Theological Seminary with particular interests in urban ministry, leadership development, public theology and issues of race and justice. He and his wife Jordyn have four young children—Lydia, Ezra, Micah and Judah. “I love the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and often use it as a place for solitude and prayer especially during the long NYC winters."

Abe Cho

Abe grew up in Cheshire, Connecticut, a small New England town just north of New Haven. After attending the University of Connecticut, he went on to pursue an M.Div. and a Th.M. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary near Boston. He was previously the youth pastor at First Korean Presbyterian in Hartford, CT and the director of university ministries at Citylife Presbyterian in Boston. He has been a pastor at Redeemer since 2007 serving in a variety of capacities over the years. He is currently a Doctor of Ministry candidate at Fuller Theological Seminary with particular interests in urban ministry, leadership development, public theology and issues of race and justice. He and his wife Jordyn have four young children—Lydia, Ezra, Micah and Judah. “I love the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and often use it as a place for solitude and prayer especially during the long NYC winters."

Trillia Newbell Trillia Newbell is the author of Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God's Good Gifts (2016), Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves (2015), United: Captured by God's Vision for Diversity (2014) and a children’s book, God’s Very Good Idea: A True Story of God’s Delightfully Different Family (September, 2017). Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Desiring God, Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine, The Gospel Coalition, and more. She is currently Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention. Trillia is married to her best friend, Thern, they reside with their two children near Nashville, TN. You can find her at trillianewbell.com and follow her on twitter at @trillianewbell.

Trillia Newbell

Trillia Newbell is the author of Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God's Good Gifts (2016), Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves (2015), United: Captured by God's Vision for Diversity (2014) and a children’s book, God’s Very Good Idea: A True Story of God’s Delightfully Different Family (September, 2017). Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Desiring God, Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine, The Gospel Coalition, and more. She is currently Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention. Trillia is married to her best friend, Thern, they reside with their two children near Nashville, TN. You can find her at trillianewbell.com and follow her on twitter at @trillianewbell.

TALENT

To be announced soon! Stay tuned.

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SUMMIT WORSHIP

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