REFUEL Conference

In the past few years, my team and I have truly enjoyed hosting our REFUEL Conference at Thomas Road Baptist Church.  As I prayed about this year’s conference, I determined that I do not want to have a conference that just goes through the motions, so to speak.  I want to hold a conference that is unique, special and truly life-changing for those attending.

So, after much prayer over the past few weeks, I sense from God that we need to gather together as pastors and church leaders to be refreshed, to encourage each other and to seek God’s face together at this pivotal time for the church.  “Refueling” is something that all pastors need and that is what we try to provide for all who attend our special gathering.

This May, I am inviting pastors and church staff members from across the country to join us for two days (May 15 and 16) for a special time of encouragement, planning, sharing, worshipping and refueling.  Our special guests will be Ed Stetzer, James MacDonald, Lance Witt, Daniel Floyd and many othersh.

Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research, is a great speaker, a true innovator in church planting and contemporary evangelism.  He has a heart for ministry and ministers.  As always, all pastors will want to hear what Ed has to say about effective church ministry and the key responsibilities of pastors who want to serve God to the best of their ability.

Dr. James MacDonald is the renowned host of “Walk in the Word,” which now reaches more than three million people weekly.  His Harvest Bible Fellowship is responsible for planting 70 churches.  He is praying that God will allow him to plant 1,000 churches in his lifetime.  This will be James’ first time at our Refuel conference and I am very excited to be inspired by this true servant of God.

We will also have the opportunity to hear from some great young leaders in the church today.  Daniel Floyd, an LU graduate and church planter in Fredericksburg, Virginia, will share some of his lessons learned along the way.  Lance Witt and others will open God’s Word to help us all be encouraged in ministry.  I know that you will be blessed by attending this conference.  And, it’s free!

Visit our website ( for more details and registration information.  I hope you will plan to join us for this year’s conference.