2015 Speakers


Daniel Akin

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Dr. Akin and his wife Charlotte were married 36 years ago, on May 27, 1978. Their family now includes their four sons, who all serve in ministry, three daughters-in-law, and eleven grandchildren. Dr. Akin and his wife Charlotte have traveled to Sudan, Turkey, the Middle East, Kenya, Asia, Central Asia, Thailand, India, and Paraguay, where they served students and missionaries, and helped share the gospel. He currently serves as the President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a Professor of Preaching and Theology.

Kenneth Edward Copeland

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K. Edward Copeland is the lead pastor of New Zion Baptist Church of Rockford, IL. He is a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ who has been blessed with many talents and skills. Although he is a musician, composer, preacher, lecturer, author and attorney, he is most widely known for his unique gift to teach the Bible with supernatural clarity and simplicity. He has a passion for helping ministers and ministries develop to their maximum potential, and is the author of Riding in the Second Chariot, a guide for ministers and church leaders.

Garrett Kell

Garrett Kell

Garrett Kell is the lead pastor of the Del Ray Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA. Garrett grew up in Berkeley Springs, WV, and attended Virginia Tech, where he came to know the Lord, through the witness of a friend and the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. Later, Garrett served as the evangelism pastor at Denton Bible Church in Denton, TX. While there, Garrett earned his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. Garrett then served as the senior pastor at Graham Bible Church in Graham, TX for seven years. He later spent time on staff with Capitol Hill Baptist Church who helped place him with Del Ray Baptist Church. Garrett and his wife Carrie have four children, Eden, Haddon, Phoebe and Graham. Garrett enjoys hanging out with his family, watching sports and occasionally doing some type of exercise.

Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Jason K. Lee has served as the Dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies at Cedarville University since 2013. He previously served as a professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (NC) and also at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (TX). He also previously served in pastoral ministry in Louisiana and Scotland. He has published a book and essays in his fields of historical theology and theological interpretation. He preaches regulary and has served local churches as an interim pastor.

Mark Vroegop

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Mark Vroegop is the Lead Pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a graduate of Cedarville University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and has written articles that are published in Leadership Journal, the 9Marks Journals as well as many other publications. In addition to his responsibilities of preaching and leadership at College Park, Mark serves as a Trustee at Cedarville University, and is on the Board of Directors for Life Action Ministries.

Thomas White

Dr. Thomas White - President of Cedarville University

Thomas White became the 10th president of Cedarville University on July 1, 2013. Serving in a variety of leadership roles and responsibilities, White has more than a decade of administrative, teaching, and research experience and combines strong leadership with a pastoral heart for ministry while standing for biblical truth. As the son and grandson of Baptist ministers, White grew up with a firm spiritual foundation and was saved in September 1993. While White attended a Christian university, he also opened four karate schools and began to fight competitively, having been involved in the sport through high school. Still pursuing a call to ministry, White used his karate schools as his mission field, seeing students come to Christ and watching them go into ministry. From June 2006 to June 2013, he served as Vice President for Student Services and Communications at Southwestern Biblical Theological Seminary. During his tenure, White enjoyed the challenge of identifying problems, evaluating people, finding the right solution to move forward while minimizing harm, and casting a clear vision while building a successful team. White also served as Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Southwestern Seminary. In his faculty role, he taught in the Oxford University study program and was a visiting professor at Word of Life Bible Institute in New York. He has been active in research, writing, and contributing to the academy. He is married to Joy Martin White and together they have two children, Rachel and Samuel.

Vendor Presenters

Evan Lowell

Evan Lowell

Evan Lowell is a National Presenter with Logos Bible Software who lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, Karen (no kids yet!). He is a member at a church plant where he leads the Discipleship Ministry, teaches occasionally from the pulpit, and trains leaders for ministry. Evan is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity in seminary and is an avid fan of both the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Hawks! He is deeply passionate about the Word of God and particularly loves Ephesians 2:8, which says "It is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not of yourselves, but a gift of God."