John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference speaker, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry.
In 1969, after graduating from Talbot Theological Seminary, John came to Grace Community Church. The emphasis of his pulpit ministry is the careful study and verse-by-verse exposition of the Bible, with special attention devoted to the historical and grammatical background behind each passage. Under John’s leadership, Grace Community Church's two morning worship services fill the 3,500-seat auditorium to capacity. Several thousand members participate every week in dozens of fellowship groups and training programs, most led by lay leaders and each dedicated to equipping members for ministry on local, national, and international levels.
In 1985, John became president of The Master's College (formerly Los Angeles Baptist College), an accredited, four-year liberal arts Christian college in Santa Clarita, California. In 1986, John founded The Master's Seminary, a graduate school dedicated to training men for full-time pastoral roles and missionary work.
John is also president and featured teacher with Grace to You. Founded in 1969, Grace to You is the nonprofit organization responsible for developing, producing, and distributing John’s books, audio resources, and the “Grace to You” radio and television programs. “Grace to You” radio airs more than 1,000 times daily throughout the English-speaking world, reaching major population centers on every continent of the world. It also airs nearly 1,000 times daily in Spanish, reaching 23 countries from Europe to Latin America. “Grace to You” television airs weekly on DirecTV in the United States, and is available for free on the Internet worldwide. All of John’s 3,000 sermons, spanning more than four decades of ministry, are available for free on this website.
Since completing his first best-selling book The Gospel According to Jesus in 1988, John has written nearly 400 books and study guides, including Our Sufficiency in Christ, Strange Fire, Ashamed of the Gospel, The Murder of Jesus, A Tale of Two Sons, Twelve Ordinary Men, The Truth War, The Jesus You Can’t Ignore, Slave, One Perfect Life, and The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series. John's titles have been translated into more than two dozen languages. The MacArthur Study Bible, the cornerstone resource of his ministry, is available in English (NKJ, NAS, and ESV), Spanish, Russian, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, and Arabic with a Chinese translation underway.
John and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four married children: Matt, Marcy, Mark, and Melinda. They also enjoy the enthusiastic company of their fifteen grandchildren.
Brannon's greatest passion is the teaching of God's Word and the importance of a Biblical worldview, Biblical apologetics, and Biblical theology and doctrine.
While raised in a Christian home, Brannon was a false convert until he was an adult. Brannon regularly writes and speaks on the importance that Biblical evangelism include the use of the moral law and the Biblical explanation of true repentance.
As the author of twelve books, Brannon has been a guest on more than 1,500 radio and television programs and has been featured in such publications as the Washington Times and appeared on such television programs as The O'Reilly Factor with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News.
Brannon is the host of a national radio program that is broadcast nation-wide as well as the host of The Worldview Weekend Hour, a weekly television program that is viewed in 120 nations around the world.
Worldview Weekend Radio can be heard each day on 50 stations live at 1pm CT and at WorldviewRadio.com
Jesse is an elder and the Teaching Pastor at Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, VA (in the Washington, D. C. area). Jesse is a graduate of The University of New Mexico (sociology), and The Master's Seminary (M. Div., Th'M.), where he taught Apologetics and Evangelism. Prior to coming to Immanuel, Jesse served as the Outreach Pastor at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA. He has edited a number of publications including Fundamentals of the Faith, Co-editor of Evangelism in the John MacArthur Pastoral Library Series, and was a contributor to Men of the Word and Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong. Jesse and his wife Deidre were married in 2006 and have two daughters, Madison and Savannah.
Jesse is the host of Immanuel which can be heard on WorldviewRadio.com
Thomas Ice has authored and co-authored over 30 books, written hundreds of articles, and is a frequent conference speaker. He has served as a pastor for 17 years. Dr. Ice has a B.A. from Howard Payne University, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. from Tyndale Theological Seminary and done doctoral studies at the University of Wales in Lampeter. He lives with his wife Janice in Justin, Texas and they have three grown sons and five grandchildren.
Mike’s passion is preaching the Bible in a verse-by-verse fashion and training other men to do the same. He graduated from The Master’s Seminary in 1996 (M. Div.), received his doctorate in Expository Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2006 (D. Min.), and is an adjunct professor of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Mike is also the author of the book entitled Jesus Christ: The Prince of Preachers. He is overwhelmed at God’s grace in his salvation and in God’s choice of his amazing wife Kimberly. Mike has been the Senior Pastor at Bethlehem Bible Church (BBC) in West Boylston, MA since April 1997.
Mike is the host of No Compromise Radio which can be heard on WorldviewRadio.com
Dr. Henry M. Morris III holds four earned degrees, including a D.Min. from Luther Rice Seminary and the Presidents and Key Executives MBA from Pepperdine University. A former college professor, administrator, business executive, and senior pastor, Dr. Morris is an articulate and passionate speaker frequently invited to address church congregations, college assemblies, and national conferences. The eldest son of ICR's founder, Dr. Morris has served for many years in conference and writing ministry. His love for the Word of God and passion for Christian maturity, coupled with God's gift of teaching, have given Dr. Morris a broad and effective ministry over the years. He has authored numerous articles and books, including The Big Three: Major Events that Changed History Forever; Exploring the Evidence for Creation; 5 Reasons to Believe in Recent Creation; The Book of Beginnings, Vol. 1: Creation, Fall, and the First Age; The Book of Beginnings, Vol. 2: Noah, the Flood, and the New World; Pulling Down Strongholds: Achieving Spiritual Victory through Strategic Offense; and A Firm Foundation: Devotional Insights to Help You Know, Believe, and Defend Truth.
Dr. Morris can be heard on Science, Scripture, and Salvation which can be heard on WorldviewRadio.com
Raised in a Southern Baptist church but genuinely saved as a preacher, Justin has studied in great depth the word-faith movement. His Clouds Without Water seminars, which incorporate videos of false teachers, confront and refute the biblically bankrupt word-faith system. Justin has taught on the word- faith movement across the U.S. and in ten countries and has attended numerous word-faith churches and conferences to support his research. Justin and his wife, Kathy, live in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Justin is host of the Justin Peters Program which can be hard on WorldviewRadio.com
For over 30 years, Evangelist Mike Gendron was a devout Roman Catholic and a strong defender of the "one true church." He was taught from a very early age, to trust and rely on the church, its priests, the sacraments and his own good works for salvation. However in 1981 while attending an evangelical seminar, he realized the Bible is the supreme authority for knowing truth. His new excitement and hunger for the inspired word of God led him to help organize the very ﬁrst Little Rock Scripture Study at a Catholic Church in Dallas. Mike soon realized that many of the teachings and traditions of the Catholic religion were not found in the Bible. After more study he discovered the Roman Catholic plan of salvation was diametrically opposed to the Gospel of grace that is revealed in the Bible. After discerning that God seeks worshippers in spirit and truth, Mike left the Catholic Church in 1985 for a church where the true Gospel is proclaimed and the Scriptures are the ﬁnal authority in all matters of faith.
In 1988 he left a successful career in corporate management to study at Dallas Theological Seminary. Four years later, during his last semester at DTS, Mike and his wife Janeʼs love for Catholics inspired them to begin a ministry that would point Catholics to the Lord Jesus Christ as their all sufﬁcient Savior. Their hearts are now burdened for those who may be where they were for most of their life - eternally condemned and not even aware of it.
Mike is the host of Proclaiming The Gospel-TV which can be heard on WorldviewRadio.com
Rev. Jared Carlson is the Vice President of Christian Ministries International. With a dynamic and passionate style of communicating, Jared captivates audiences with his love for Christ and passion for evangelism. Jared is a regular speaker for worldview conferences, youth and family camps, and special church outreaches.
At the age of 32, his ministry has taken him to 20 countries on four continents speaking in mission and pastor's conferences, as well as high schools, universities, and seminaries. Jared is also a frequent speaker for many Christian summer camps and youth conferences around the nation.
Jared is a graduate of Bethel University with a degree in Biblical Theology and Communications. He received his Masters degree in Theological Studies from Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN. His travels include study tours in Greece and Turkey.
In addition to his role with C.M.I., Jared also serves as a Senior Pastor of a church in the suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.
Jared and his family reside in Minnesota.
Usama Dakdok was born in Egypt and raised in a Christian home as the son of a Baptist pastor. He became a Christian at the age of eleven. Usama learned about Islam in school because it was, and still is, a mandatory subject. To further his knowledge of Islam, he studied Islamic law in college. Usama came to the United States in 1992 after his marriage to Vicki, an American whom he met in Germany, where they were both in a full-time ministry. Usama holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and a Master’s Degree in Missions from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Usama is now working to warn American Christians about the dangers of Islam and the rise of Sharia law in America. Usama worked for four years to translate the Koran into perfect English. The twenty- one English copies of the Koran that are now available have been white-washed. Usama's perfect English translation reveals the accurate and dangerous worldview of Islam. Usama will be speaking on this topic at the Worldview Weekend and will also equip you with the best way to share the truth of the Bible and Jesus Christ with Muslim friends or neighbors. Usama will also address the dangers of "evangelical" leaders entering into "interfaith coalitions" with Muslims and the three different types of Jihad called for in the Koran. Usama will also reveal why so many mosques are being built in America and who is funding their construction. Worldview Weekend featured Usama on their national radio program for two broadcasts and on their national television program for three, one hour interviews. These interviews with Usama have been some of the most requested interviews in Worldview Weekend's eighteen years.
Usama is the host of The Truth About Isalm which can be heard on WorldviewRadio.com
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5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday Morning Worship
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m
The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre has a concession stand serving breakfast and lunch food items. We will have breaks Friday night, Saturday morning and Saturday night that allow you to have time to visit the concession stand and visit the resource tables.
Marty is one of Brannon's favorite Christian singers and has literally worn out more than one of his CDs. Marty was also a favorite of Dr. Adrian Rogers and thus Marty played the piano and sang at the funeral of Dr. Rogers. Marty will be one of your favorite Christian singers once you hear his beautiful music and the Biblical truth of this modern day psalmist.
His songs are scriptures beautifully set to music, leaving listeners spiritually moved, inspired and educated. With melodic and fresh acoustical/classic arrangements, Marty Goetz has the ability to lead you into a place of true intimacy with God. Though Marty would never refer to himself as 'anointed' the endless letters he receives confirm that God is moving through him and his music.
Take in your favorite Branson show or enjoy a cruise and lunch theater on the Branson Belle, take in shows at Silver Dollar City, enjoy the Worldfest at Silver Dollar City, and Ozark crafts.
The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
464 State Highway 248
Branson, MO 65616
Map to Conference Site
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You can fly into the Springfield, Missouri or into Branson, Missouri. The Springfield airport is about 80 minutes from Branson. AirTran and Frontier airlines are the two major airlines that fly into the new Branson airport.
Myer Hotels is a locally owned Branson company. With over 35 years lodging experience and 20 years in Branson, Myer Hotels is Branson's leading lodging company.
The Myer family is a Christian family. In fact, the second line of their mission statement reads "Christian values and ethics guide all of our decisions and efforts."
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Branson, MO 65616
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3601 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway
Branson, MO 65616
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