October 20, 2018
First Baptist Church
37 E Harris Ave, San Angelo, Tx 76903
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Mark Mittelberg is a bestselling author, international speaker, and the Executive Director of the Center for Strategic Evangelism, in partnership with Houston Baptist University. His books include the newly released apologetics devotional, Today’s Moment of Truth (with Lee Strobel, his writing and ministry partner of many years), The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (with answers), Confident Faith, and The Reason Why Faith Makes Sense. He is also the primary author of the celebrated Becoming a Contagious Christian training course (with Lee Strobel and Bill Hybels), which has been translated into more than 20 languages and helped nearly two million people around the world learn to share their faith in natural ways. Mark was the first evangelism director at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago, as well as Executive Vice President of the Willow Creek Association, where he served for many years. He now writes, speaks, and consults from Denver, Colorado, where he lives with his wife, Heidi.
Dr. Braxton Hunter is the former president of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists (COSBE), and the current president of Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary in Evansville, Indiana. As professor of apologetics, Dr. Hunter is passionate about the defense of the Christian faith in a skeptical world.
In addition to conducting evangelistic apologetics events, he has pastored two churches. He has engaged in several live, moderated, academic debates on theological issues and the evidence for the truth of Christianity.
He holds a B.A. in expository preaching, an M.A. in Theology, a Ph.D. in Christian Apologetics, and is currently working toward a DMin.
Dr. Hunter is the author of Blinding Lights: The Glaring Evidences of the Christian Faith, Death is a Doorway, Core Facts: The Strategy for Understandable and Teachable Christian Defense, Evangelistic Apologetics: Compatibility and Integration, TruthBombs: Brief Thoughts on Big Issues, and The Chronicles of the Adonai fiction series. He is also a contributor to Anyone Can Be Saved: A Defense of “Traditional” Southern Baptist Soteriology.
His Journal articles include: A Commentary on Article 8: The Free Will of Man, and A Review of What about Free Will?: Reconciling Our Choices with God’s Sovereignty, by Scott Christensen (both from The Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry).
He currently resides with his wife, Sarah and their two daughters, Jolie and Jaclyn, in Evansville, Indiana.
- Dongsun Cho, Associate Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft Worth, TX
- Korean Language Track
- Josué Tapia, Evangelist, Chaplain with Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, San Antonio, TX
- Spanish Language Track
- Rani Espanioly, Cross Cultural Mobilizer, Texas Baptists BGCT, Dallas, TX
- Carlos Francis, Youth Minister, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Mansfield, TX
- Mark Mittelberg, Executive Director of the Center for Strategic Evangelism, Houston Baptist University, TX
- Braxton Hunter, President and Professor of Apologetics, Trinity College and Seminary, IN
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