Leaders Learning from Leaders

Maximizing Your Impact in Your Sphere of Influence


Sponsored by Antioch Missionary Baptist Church and RTS

When:
Friday, Sept. 7th, 7:00 - 9:00p
Saturday, Sept. 8th, 9:00a - 2:00p

Where:
Reformed Theological Seminary
1231 Reformation Drive
Oviedo, FL 32765

Cost:$25 RTS Students can attend the entire conference for $10, and Friday night for free (Saturday lunch included, if you register by August 31st)

To register click here.

The Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Mass Choir will be performing on Friday night.
Conference Schedule

 FRIDAY 
 7:00 - 8:00p    Opening Session
    Dr. Richard Pratt 
 8:00 - 9:00p    Panel Discussion
    Dr. Richard Pratt, Dr. Charles Cooper, Dr. Don Sweeting, Mr. Howard Dayton
 
SATURDAY
 
 8:15 - 8:30a 
     
    Refreshments
 8:30 - 8:50a    Opening Session
    Rev. Charles Jones
     Workshops
 9:00 - 10:30a     Dr. Don Sweeting
    "The Equipped Leader"
Dr. Bob Orner
Mr. Cameron Triggs
"The Ethnically and Culturally Wise Leader"
Mr. Demetrius Summerville
"The Emotionally Healthy Leader"
 10:45a - 12:15n    Dr. Charles Cooper
    "Leading in the Workplace"
Rev. Chan Kilgore
"The Spiritual Life of a Leader" 
Mr. Howard Dayton
"The Financially Wise Leader" 
 12:15 - 1:15p    Lunch
 1:15 - 2:00p    Closing Session
    Rev. Charles Jones


Speaker Bios
 
Dr. Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper is a pastor, author, educator, lecturer, businessman, and founder of the PreWrath Resource Institute in Orlando, Florida. In 2012, Cooper celebrated 37 years of active ministry. Cooper taught Homiletics and Hermeneutics at the Moody Bible Institute for 7 years. He has planted three churches, and taught seminars and conferences around the world. He maintains an active speaking schedule in the area of his passion--men's ministry.
 
Mr. Howard Dayton

Mr. Howard Dayton is a graduate from Cornell University and has served two and a half years as a naval officer, specialized in office real estate development, and developed a successful railroad-themed restaurant in Orlando, Florida. He became the founder and CEO of Compass - Finances God's Way in 2009. Compass’ primary focus is on teaching God’s financial principles through small group studies. Previously, Mr. Dayton founded Crown Ministries in 1985 which merged with Larry Burkett’s Christian Financial Concepts in September 2000 to form Crown Financial Ministries. Crown became the world’s largest financial ministry teaching more than 50 million people in 80 countries. He married his wife Beverly in 1971. They reside in Central Florida and they have two children, Matthew and Danielle.
 
Rev. Charles Jones

Rev. Charles Jones brings a powerful testimony with his ministry, which is founded on teaching the Gospel of Christ. He brings the essence of God’s forgiveness, God’s mercy and God’s grace to reality through personal experiences. He often says, if God saved me, He can save anybody. It’s sometimes easy to teach about things that you have never experienced; but, God has given him a special calling to witness through real life situations.

Rev. Jones holds a Bachelors degree in Theology from the International Bible Institute. He has also taken biblical courses from Liberty University and other seminary schools. He and his wife Joyce, have been married since October 25, 1980. God brought both of them to Christ while they were dating and has continued to bless their relationship to blossom in His fullness. They have two wonderful children, Dontrial and Candace Jones.
 
Rev. Chan Kilgore

Rev. Chan Kilgore is the lead pastor of CrossPointe Church in Orlando, FL. He has been CrossPointe’s pastor since their inception over 10 years ago. He serves as the Florida Regional Leader for Acts 29 and is currently a student at Reformed Theological Seminary. He and his wife Stacy have been married for over 20 years and are the parents of 3 daughters: Abby, Aubrey, and Amber.
 
Dr. Bob Orner

Raised in East Africa, Dr. Orner’s life was marked by adventure and diversity. As the child of career missionaries he developed relationships with people of African, Arabic, Asian, Australian, and European decent. This experience built in him a love and an appreciation for cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity. God used this story to build a passion to equip leaders for the global community who are biblically and theologically grounded, gospel motivated, and culturally intelligent. Dr. Orner is the Dean of Students and Lectures in Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He has served in the local church for over 25 years. In fact, though he has planted a church and served as Senior Pastor, he still relishes the ten years he and his wife Chris spent in youth ministry. They have been married for 26 years and have one son Taylor, who will be attending Vanderbilt University this Fall.
 
Dr. Richard L. Pratt Jr.

Dr. Richard Pratt is the President of Third Millennium Ministries (thirdmill.org). Third Millennium was launched in response to the lack of training of Christian leaders around the world. Third Millennium recognizes where the church is growing the fastest, those Christian leaders have the least amount of training.

Third Millennium was launched in 1997 to provide: "Biblical Education, For the World, For Free." This goal is being met by building a multimedia seminary curriculum in English, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian and Spanish.

Dr. Pratt taught at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, and Orlando, FL, for 21 years. He also chaired the Old Testament Department in Orlando. He received a BA from Roanoke College, his M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary, and his Th.D. from Harvard University. Dr. Pratt has traveled extensively throughout the world to evangelize and lecture, including Australia, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and throughout the United States.

Dr. Pratt served as the General Editor for the NIV Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible. Dr. Pratt's books include Every Thought Captive, Pray With Your Eyes Open, Designed for Dignity, and He Gave Us Stories, as well as two commentaries: one on I and II Chronicles and the other on I and II Corinthians. His books have been translated into several languages including Chinese (Mandarin), Russian and Spanish. Dr. Pratt is also a contributor to the Complete Literary Guide to the Bible and has authored numerous journal articles.
 
Mr. Demetrius Summerville

Mr. Demetrius Summerville is recent graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary's counseling program and is a licensed mental health counseling intern. He has worked in substance abuse treatment and in private practice for three years. He is in the beginning stages of establishing a community development initiative called Blueprint Orlando in the Holden Heights neighborhood, where he and his family reside, in downtown Orlando. He has worked as a marketing coordinator and manager for the Christian music record label Integrity Music where he worked with the following artists; Israel and New Breed, Mary Mary, Jonathan Nelson, Yolanda Adams, Tye Tribbett, Martha Munizzi and Alvin Slaughter and more. Prior to the music industry, he worked at Troy University as a video coordinator and chaplain for the athletics department. He and his wife Amy met at Troy University as collegiate athletes and have been married for seven years. They have three delightful children; Jayden (5), Journey (4), Hope (2). He loves reading, good music and anything related to football.
 
Dr. Don Sweeting

Dr. Don Sweeting is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Fla. Before assuming this post, he served as a pastor for more than 20 years in ministries of church planting and church revitalization. He planted a church in Northern Illinois. He also served as senior pastor of a large Presbyterian church in Denver with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

The son of George and Margaret Sweeting, Dr. Sweeting grew up in a Christian home. His dad pastored the historic Moody Church in Chicago and eventually served as president of The Moody Bible Institute. He and his dad have a new Moody Publishers book that was released in February 2012 entitled, How to Finish the Christian Life: Following Jesus in the Second Half.
 
He is married to Christina, a trained biologist and accomplished violinist. They have four children: James, Jonathan, Joshua and Julianna. Don is passionate about the gospel, making disciples, and proclaiming God’s Word through preaching, teaching and writing (his blog is chiefendofman.org), and training future church leaders.
 
Mr. Cameron Triggs

Mr. Cameron Triggs currently lives in Jacksonville, FL where he attends Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, writing, and teaching the Bible. When he is not serving his local church, Mr. Triggs volunteers with non-profit organizations like War on Poverty-Florida and occasionally roots for the prestigious LA Lakers. He is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary-Orlando and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also received a Bachelors of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Central Florida. This young man has been blessed with the opportunities to speak for youth revivals and great entities like the YMCA and the Dwight Howard Foundation. He will also be a participant in the National Festival for the Academy of Young Preachers in 2013. In the future, Mr. Triggs plans to further his education by earning a Doctorate with a focus in Christian Preaching or Apologetics.