First, Andreas Kostenberger will be leading our annual Church Retreat September 29-30 (Friday-Saturday) at Camp Little Crossroads and also preach at JPBC on Sunday, October 1. His wife, Marney, and four children will also be joining us for the sessions. The topic will be "A Biblical Vision for Christian Family."
Dr. Kostenberger is a native Austrian and has taught NT at Southeastern Seminary since 1996 and serves as the Editor of the Journal for the Evangelical Theological Society. He has written and taught extensively on Christian family issues, marriage, gender issues in the church, and male-female roles.
Second, Paul David Washer will come for an extended preaching mission November 29-December 3 (Wednesday through Sunday evening). Washer leads the Heartcry Missionary Society, now based in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Last year I went to hear Paul preach at a small independent Baptist church near Lynchburg (home church of JPBC’s Ben Parziale) along with a few JPBC-ers (Steve Belcher, Geoff Glass, Elija Widder-Varhegyi, and the Rawlings family). He is one of the most passionate and humble preachers of the gospel I have ever heard, and I look forward to his ministry among us.