JANUARY 28 & 29
In our world today, many men are undervalued and underutilized - we want to change that! We believe God has uniquely gifted men to be leaders in their homes, churches, and communities. It’s time for us to wake up to our calling to lead by pursuing God in all aspects of our lives. Men, let’s invest in those coming behind us; let’s leave a legacy of faith. It is time to rise and wake up to the opportunities around us by sharing the life-changing message of Jesus.
This year we are excited to host the Awaken Conference where we are challenging you to wake up to the purpose and plan God has for you. Join us on this journey to inspire others to glorify God and make disciples by inspiring people to follow Jesus.
We are so excited about this year’s conference and the speakers we have lined up for you. There will also be breakout sessions led by Concord Staff.
Brent Crowe is a thought-provoking visionary and speaker who has a passion to present the life-changing message of the Gospel. The roles of husband, father, minister, evangelist, writer and leader have allowed Brent to influence people from all walks of life. In addition to being a full-time evangelist, Brent is currently serving as the Vice President for Student Leadership University.
Dr. Steve Gaines is the Senior Pastor at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis. His primary focus in ministry is prayer and preaching. He served as the President of the Southern Baptist Convention (2016-18) and has also served in other denominational positions and has preached at many denominational events at the national, state, and local levels. Steve and wife, Donna have four married children and 16 grandchildren.
Dr. Bruce Frank, Lead Pastor of Biltmore Church, is committed to communicating God’s Word clearly and with application to today’s culture.
Dr. Frank has been with Biltmore Church in Asheville, NC since August 2008.
Dr. John Mark Harrison is the Pastor of First Baptist Concord in Knoxville, Tennessee. His favorite part of ministry is to see people come to know Christ, learn to walk with Christ, find out what gifts and abilities God has given them, and then discover their ministry in the church. He appreciates the leadership challenges of the established church and desires to lead the church to impact its community for Christ.