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Cedar Falls Bible Conference

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

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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.