Cedar Falls Bible Conference
95th Annual Cedar Falls Bible Conference July 30 thru August 7th
2016 will bring speakers Chris Rosebrough, Colin Smith, Ron Susek, Lowell Hunking and Bill Kallenberg; concerts by Misha Goetz, Kevin Radaker – “A Visit from CS Lewis”; and soloists: Diane Susek and Hannah Lu. Karyn Brinkmeyer will be singing and speaking for the Women’s session of this year’s conference.
Chris Rosebrough launched both Pirate Christian Radio and Fighting for the Faith in 2008, after doing apologetics ministry for over a decade. He holds both a Bachelor of Religious Studies & Biblical Languages from Concordia University Irvine and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Chris is currently pursuing a Master of Theological Studies from American Lutheran Theological Seminary and he serves as the Pastor of Kongsvinger Lutheran Church, a member congregation of The American Association of Lutheran Churches in Oslo, Minnesota. He and his wife Barb have three grown children.
Pastor Colin Smith was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. He trained at London School of Theology, where he met his wife, Karen. He served as pastor of Enfield Evangelical Free Church in London for 16 years before coming to The Orchard in 1996. As Senior Pastor, he has brought a strong emphasis on God’s Word, has helped the church develop a vision for the future and has encouraged and taught young preachers. Colin and Karen have two sons, Andrew and David.
Ron Susek is an ordained minister with the North American Baptist Conference. He has pastored three churches and is now director of the Susek Evangelistic Association in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Susek speaks extensively around the world and is the author of Seeing Is Not Believing and You Can Handle Stress.
A practicing attorney for over 30 years, Lowell Hunking has pastored churches in from Ft. Lauderdale to Cleveland. He serves in this capacity currently at Willowdale Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada. He has been the host of a Christian radio show and is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars.
Growing up as the only child of modern day psalmist Marty Goetz and his wife Jennifer, Misha Goetz’s earliest memories formed in Nashville behind the piano where she composed her first recorded song at age eight. Her style of worship builds upon decades of her father’s ministry and yet incorporates her own youthful style and anointing. Her first full length album, “Weight of Glory,” was released in 2013 featuring songs written and produced by Misha herself.
Kevin Radaker brings CS Lewis to life in his dramatic production based on the life and writings of the great British apologist. Radaker’s physical appearance and voice are a near double for Lewis, which lends authenticity to the program. Professor Radaker teaches at Anderson University in Indiana.
Diane Susek’s music ministry is committed to drawing her listeners to Jesus Christ. Diane has released ten sacred albums, one of which received the award for Best Album of the Year from the National Evangelical Film Foundation. The same foundation honored her as Best Female Soloist of the Year. Diane has been a frequent soloist at the Cedar Falls Bible Conference.
Hannah Lu is a frequent soloist at the Cedar Falls Bible Conference having sung here since she was sixteen years old. Hannah lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and two children. Her work there includes the Houston Grand Opera chorus, the Houston Chamber Choir, and soloist at Tallowood Baptist Church. She is also a regular soloist with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.
Singing, recording, teaching, writing, traveling…these have all been a part of life for Karyn Brinkmeyer. Many hours are spent on the road as Karyn and her husband Curtis (or her friend Dee) travel throughout the country to and from their home in Iowa. Recording as an Independent Artist, AIRA in New York, voted Karyn one of their top Female Vocalist. Another honor for her came when Embassy Music in Nashville selected her as one of the Top 40 Independent Vocalists chosen to sing at Opryland Hotel. Karyn is a Conference Speaker as well as a Concert Artist. One of her songs, “Circle of Friends” is very often used as a conference theme song, however, she actually wrote it for a non-profit organization in Florida that ministers to disabled children and their families. It is always an honor to return to Florida and minister to and with the Circle of Friends Ministry. Any opportunity to minister is a delight to Karyn because she loves Jesus and longs for others to know His love and power as well.
Look at what happened in 2015!!
2015 marked the 94th year for the Cedar Falls Bible Conference. The nine-day conference features nationally and internationally-known speakers to encourage and enrich your walk with God. A Pastors’ Conference was held Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Kendra Smiley was the featured speaker for the Women’s Ministry Luncheon on Wednesday and Workshop on Thursday. As we do every year, morning sessions started at 9:30 am and 11:00 am, evening sessions started at 7:00 pm.
The Cedar Falls Bible Conference is lovingly supported by offerings and donations. However, the Women’s Luncheon requires a ticket.
Facilities and programs for all age children and teens are available at all weekly sessions. Lodging is available on site or in the area.