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Cedar Falls Bible Conference

96th Annual Cedar Falls Bible Conference – July 29th thru August 6th

2017 will feature speakers Darrell Bock, Steve DeWitt, David Glock, Peter Jones, Bryan Loritts, Phil Waldrep and concerts by:  The King’s Brass and The Rick Webb Family. The Women’s session will be Wednesday, August 2nd titled Tea Cups & Watermelons, music and messages by Phyllis & Hannah Webb.

Dr. Darrell Bock

Dr. Darrell Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany) and as author of over 30 books, including well regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts, studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the Seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, is a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. His articles appear in leading publications, and he often is an expert for the media on NT issues. He has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas.

Pastor Steve DeWitt

Steve’s passions include expository preaching, the doctrines of grace, helping the church engage its culture, and the beauty of God. He often speaks in contexts outside Bethel Church (IN) and enjoys traveling as a part of Bethel’s global mission efforts. In addition to weekends at Bethel, Steve’s teaching ministry can be heard through Bethel’s media ministry The Journey. This program airs on Moody Radio FM Chicago with a half-hour program each Sunday morning at 11:00. A short format can also be heard on Moody radio each weekday morning. Steve released his first authored book in 2012 entitled Eyes Wide Open: Enjoying God in Everything.

Professor David Glock

Dave teaches Survey of Doctrine, Life of Christ and Prison Epistles with Ken Daughters. He has been on the Emmaus faculty for 42 years and has earned degrees from Philadelphia College of Bible and Dallas Theological Seminary. Why stay at Emmaus for 42 years? He says, “Students come here to think and work through the Bible. I love to be a part of what impacts young people forever.”

Dr. Peter Jones

Dr. Peter Jones is one of the world’s foremost experts on paganism and founder of Truth Xchange. Interestingly enough, Jones also grew up with John Lennon. When Jones came to America in 1964, he was shocked—he’d never seen a culture so impregnated with the Christian faith. Jones believes that the real American Revolution happened not in 1776, but in 1966—because there you see a massive change about how people think deeply about everything. He says that while the rising generation of Christians is optimistic, and there is a genuine revival of solid Christian faith, we continue to be unaware of the spiritual revolution. Too much optimism can blind us to the opposition, and we can sometimes be seduced by the “progress” proposed by today’s version of “the Lie.”

Pastor Bryan Loritts

Bryan Loritts is the Lead Pastor of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Silicon Valley. A graduate of Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia College of Bible) and Talbot School of Theology, Bryan Loritts was recently voted one of the top thirty emerging Christian leaders. He is the co-founder of Fellowship Memphis, where he served as Lead Pastor of this multi-ethnic church for 11 years, helping to grow the church from 26 people in a living room to several thousand. Pastor Bryan served as Pastor for Preaching and Mission at Trinity Grace Church in New York City. He is the President of the Kainos Movement, an organization aimed at establishing the multi-ethnic church in America as the new normal. He has written several books including: God on Paper, Letters to a Birmingham Jail, Right Color/Wrong Culture, A Cross Shaped Gospel and his latest, Saving the Saved. Pastor Bryan sits on the Board of Trustees for Biola University and Board of Directors for Pine Cove.

Pastor Phil Waldrep

As a popular Christian communicator, Phil Waldrep focuses his God-given talents and resources into reaching men, women, senior adults, students and pastors. He has published two outstanding family-oriented books and is the host of a weekly devotional, Real Life with Phil Waldrep. These efforts have provided a broad spectrum of opportunities for Christians to refresh their faith, while also providing an avenue for those in need to find the Lord.

The King's Brass

The King’s Brass provide innovative worship for young and old alike through the “best in sacred brass music.” For more than twenty years, The King’s Brass have performed over one hundred concerts each season with three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, keyboards, and percussion. Playing a wide variety of music from Gabrieli to hymn classics, from Handel to jazz spirituals, from Christmas carols to patriotic marches, The King’s Brass uses all corners of the concert hall to lift hearts and spirits in praise.

The Rick Webb Family

Rick and Phyllis Webb have ministered through music evangelism to nearly 3 Million people worldwide logging over 2 million miles, and witnessing scores of people make public decisions for salvation through Jesus Christ, during their concerts. The Rick Webb Family has received numerous #1 radio charting songs, and were named 2010 and 2011 Artist of the Year by 3,300-radio stations worldwide. They have 15 recordings with 3 Nashville based record labels to their credit. They were “branded” “AMERICA’S PREMIERE FAMILY VOCAL GROUP” by SOGospel.com.

96th Annual Cedar Falls Bible Conference Speaker Schedule

95th Annual Cedar Falls Bible Conference – July 30 thru August 7th

2016 brought speakers Chris Rosebrough, Colin Smith, Ron Susek, Everett Piper, Lowell Hunking and concerts by:  Misha Goetz, Kevin Radaker – “A Visit from CS Lewis”; and soloists:  Diane Susek and Hannah Nelson Lu. Karyn Brinkmeyer sang and spoke for the Women’s session of this year’s conference.

Ron Susek

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.

Ron spoke on Sunday, July 31st at 10:45am and at 7:00pm and on Monday, August 1st at 9:30am and 11:00am.

Colin Smith

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.

Colin spoke on Monday,  August 1st at 2:00pm and at 7:00pm and also on Tuesday, August 2nd at 9:30am and at 11:00am.

Chris Rosebrough

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.

Chris spoke on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7:00pm and on Wednesday, August 3rd at 9:30am, 11:00am and 7:00pm.

Dr. Everett Piper

Dr. Everett Piper is the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. President Piper is passionate about helping students to impact culture, think independently and build a biblical foundation for their beliefs. Alongside his work as president, Dr. Piper advocates tirelessly for cultural change from a Christian worldview. Dr. Piper is the author of The Wrong Side of the Door: Why Ideas Matter and Why I Am A Liberal, and Other Conservative Ideas.

Dr. Piper spoke on Thursday, August 4th at 7:00pm and Friday, August 5th at 9:30am, 11:00am and at 7:00pm.

Lowell Hunking

A practicing attorney for over 30 years, Lowell Hunking has pastored churches 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.

Lowell spoke on Saturday, August 6th at 9:30am and 11:00am and on Sunday, August 7th at 10:45am and at 7:00pm.

Kevin Radaker

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.

Kevin performed on Saturday, August 6th at 7:00pm.

Misha Goetz

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.

Misha performed on Saturday, July 30th at 7:00pm.

Karyn Brinkmeyer

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. 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.

The Women’s Ministry was excited to have Karyn share her message “Vintage of Victorious Women” on Wednesday, August 3rd from 2:00 – 4:00pm. There was music, an uplifting message and interaction along with refreshments.

Diane Susek

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 Nelson Lu

Hannah Nelson 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, the Houston Chamber Choir, and soloist at Tallowood Baptist Church.  She is also a regular soloist with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.

95th Annual Cedar Falls Bible Conference Speaker Schedule

95th Annual Cedar Falls Bible Conference Speakers

Listen to segments of the 95th Annual Cedar Falls Bible Conference featuring Ron Susek, Colin Smith, Chris Rosebrough, Everett Piper and Lowell Hunking. Click the plus sign to expand the section, select the segment you want to listen to and then select “Download File”

See 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.