2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS


BRANDON EDWARDS
Brandon Edwards holds a few different titles in different roles. He is the Missions Minister at the Nashville Church of Christ Nashville, TN, the Vice President of Story at Aggos - a brand new private, curated social media for the Churches of Christ globally, and also the Creative Director for Hidden Bridge Media. Brandon graduated from Freed-Hardeman University in 2005 with a degree in Bible with an emphasis in Missions. He is currently working on a Master of Arts in Religion at Harvard University.

In his role at Aggos, Brandon helps churches and ministries connect across the world through the innovative Aggos platform. From missionaries using the one of a kind fundraising tool (Aggos Giving) to the event and ticketing platform (Aggos Events), Brandon travels the world connecting the church.

Brandon grew up on the mission field in Florence, Italy and has spent most of his life overseas. After graduating from FHU, Brandon spent two years working in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand before marrying the love of his life Kristin (Barnes) Edwards in May 2007. Brandon and Kristin have three children - Charlotte (10 yrs) and Duncan (3 yrs), and Cecilia Carrington (6 months).

Brandon has a love for Youth Ministry and is heavily involved in youth events all over the country as a speaker and teacher. Events include Exposure Youth Camp, Horizons at FHU, Uplift at Harding, ECEC, Inspire, EU, and T3 (Dallas).

In his role of Creative Director for Hidden Bridge Media - a media based ministry that produces high-quality graphics, videos, films, and curricula for churches across the world. You can find out more about HBMedia at www.hiddenbridgemedia.org.


DAN WINKLER
Dan Winkler has been preaching the unsearchable riches of Jesus since 1969. Currently he is one of two ministers working with the Huntingdon Church of Christ in Huntingdon, TN.

He is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University where he received a degree in Bible, minoring in Greek and Speech and he holds a Masters degree in New Testament studies from David Lipscomb University. He is currently an adjunct teacher at Freed-Hardeman University.

He is the author of several books including such titles as:
Harmony Among the Heirs of Heaven
Christianity is a Great Way of Life
Hebrews: God’s Word of Encouragement
Acts: The Church We Love
Romans: Just-if-ied Never Sinned
Revelation: The Church at Home with God
Heaven: My Father’s House
Prayer: When I Kneel at the Throne of God
Angels: The Ministers of Heaven
A 1 Corinthians 13 Christian
Some of Jesus' Favorite Stories – the Parables


He and his wife Diane have been blessed with three great sons and seven beautiful grandchildren.

JOHN J. DEBERRY, JR. (D)
Tennessee State Representative
1207 Sledge Street, Memphis, TN 38104

Representing House District 90 since 1995. Representative Deberry has been a House member of the 99th through 110th General Assemblies. He is currently serving on the House Education Administration and Planning Committee, House Education Administration and Planning Subcommittee and Finance Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Deberry was also elected by the Democrat Caucus as Minority Leader Pro Tempore.

Representative Deberry is a member of the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Education Committee and Co-Chair of the Council of State Governments (CSG) Education Committee. Representative Deberry also serves on the Governor's Task force for Sentencing and Recidivism. Representative Deberry has been appointed by Speaker Harwell to serve on the Second Look Commission and also serves on the Three Branches Institute and is a board member of SCORE (State Collaborative on Reforming Education).

Representative Deberry is former Chairman of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators and Former Chairman of the Children and Family Affairs Committee

Representative Deberry's community involvement includes membership with the following organizations: NAACP; Boy Scouts of America; Operation Weed & Seed, Junior Achievement; YFU International Youth Exchange, Bethany Homes (Counselor), Chairman, DMC Task Force, TN Commission on Children and Youth, Board of Trustees, Freed-Hardeman University, Memphis & Shelby County Juvenile Court Advisory Council, Tennessee Arts Caucus and Former Chairman of Tennessee Alcohol Commission

President of John J. Deberry and Associates, he has over twenty-five years of experience as a marketing, advertising and public relations executive.


BROTHER JULIAN WEBSTER
He is a member of the 15th Ave. Church of Christ where he serves as a teacher, and a benevolence leader. He has been preaching the lord’s word for 11 years and has been the Youth minister at 15th Ave. for 7 of those years. He graduated from Howard University with distinction earning a bachelor’s of Science in Health Management. While in college he competed for 3 years in the American Forensics’ Association for Public speaking winning numerous awards for his speaking abilities. In 2017 he graduated from the Nashville School of Preaching on the Preachers track. He’s spoken at many Youth days, and taught classes at the Tennessee State Youth Conference. Baptized at the age of 9 Bro. Webster has been a member of the lord’s church for over 24 years and intends on doing God's will for many years to come.

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LEE JAMIESON
Lee R. Jamieson has served as the Pulpit Minister for the Timberlane Church of Christ in Tallahassee, Florida since February 2014. Previously, he served in the same capacity for congregations in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Luverne, Alabama. In all, Lee has been in full-time ministry since 2001. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina in 1986 and a Masters Degree from Southern Christian University in Montgomery, Alabama in 2002.
Married to Kathy for 29 years, the couple has a son, Lee, Jr., who is a sophomore studying at the University of Alabama and a daughter, Madelaine (“Maddy”), who is a freshman at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee. Both Lee, Jr. and Maddy are engaged to be married in the summer of 2017.
Together with his family, Lee has led annual trips to the Republic of Panama working with the indigenous Embera and Kuna tribesmen and other rural Panamanian people in a combined humanitarian and evangelistic outreach. Lee and his family are also actively engaged in summer youth camps and various youth retreats throughout the southeast.

Favorite Bible verse …
Thus says the LORD: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD."
Jeremiah 9:23-24


MICHAEL GREENE
Michael served as a full-time preacher for 45 years, serving churches in Tennessee, Georgia and Kentucky. The last nine years he served the Lehman Avenue congregation in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Michael has preached the gospel in more than a dozen states and done mission work in nine different foreign countries. He has also been very active in summer youth camp work.

He and his wife Mary retired at the end of 2016 and moved back to Columbia, Tennessee, to spend more time with their son, Joey, daughter-in-law Amy, and their two grandchildren, Samantha and Anzly.

Michael now serves as Director of the Nashville School of Preaching and speaks at Summer Series programs, Vacation Bible Schools, gospel meetings and fill in appointments.


WOMEN'S SPEAKER
SHEILA BUTT

Sheila Butt was born in Rockford, IL, and attended East Tennessee State University. She graduated with a B.S. in English with a minor in History. She has also studied Greek and Hermeneutics at David Lipscomb University. She is married to Stan But Sr., a minister and the Executive Director for the Tennessee Dairy Association. She and Stan have three sons and nine grandchildren.
Sheila graduated from the Women's Program at Bear Valley Bible Institute and has taught Ladies' Days, Teens Girls' Days and in Lectureships for the past 25 years. She has been on numerous mission trips to many of the Caribbean Islands, Honduras, Panama and Alaska. She taught in the Horizons Program at Freed-Hardeman University for almost 20 years and received the Kay Battles Service Award from that program. Sheila has written two books for ladies and teen girls and co-authored another with several women entitled, We Bow Down. Sheila was the recipient of the Publishing Designs "Golden Pen Award" for her work on those publications. She has written articles for Christian Woman Magazine and was featured in Christian Woman for her service as a Tennessee State Legislator.
Sheila Butt was elected to the Tennessee General Assembly in 2010, serving the 64th District and has served in four General Assemblies. She has served on the Agriculture Committee, The Criminal Justice Committee, The Education Committee and the Health Committee. She has also served as the House Majority Floor Leader.
Sheila was the 2016 recipient of the Agriculture Legislator of the Year Award by the Tennessee Cattlemen's Association. She has also received the "Iron Lady Award" from the 9.12 Nashville Project in 2015. In November of 2013, Sheila received the "Elected Women of Excellence Award" by the National Foundation for Women Legislators. Sheila is known nationwide for her integrity and for her articulate message of standing for "Faith, Family and Freedom."


2019 ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS

DENNIS BAKER
DENNIS BAKER
Dennis Baker is the minister for Lakeview Church of Christ in Tacoma, Washington where he has served the body for over 20 years. He is the director of STS at Delano Bay Christian Camp. He graduated from the Preston Road School of Preaching in Dallas, Texas. He and his wife, Lanita, have been married for over 30 years and have three children.

DON JACOBS
DON JACOBS
Don Jacobs has been in full time or part time ministry in churhes of Christ for over 32 years. He attended Harding University from 1986 to 1991 and has a BA in Biblical Counseling from American International University and a BA in Behavioral Counseling from Regent University. Don has worked full time as a Counselor/Social Worker for foster children and their families for over 24 years. Don is married to Cindy Jacobs who is a Special Education teacher. They have three adult children, Kendra, Sarah and Tyler, and two son-in-laws, all of which are active members in the Lord's church, and his pride and joy, four grandchildren with another on the way.

RONNIE MORRISON
RONNIE MORRISON
For more than 48 years, Ronnie Morrison has served in ministry, preaching for churches in the states of Washington, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
For the past 24 years, Ronnie and his wife of 50 years, Rowena, have served as missionaries in Russia and Ukraine. They recruited, trained, and led hundreds of Christian soldiers on evangelistic campaigns. Fifty churches were established and 5,000 Slavics were saved by the blood of Jesus Christ.
Ronnie also taught biblical courses at Southern Christian University and at Ukrainian Bible Institute. He holds both a bachelor or art in theology degree and a master of science from Ambridge University. He also has a Certificate of Graduation in evangelistic training and advanced biblical studies from Preston Road School of Preaching.
In the late 1970's and early 80's, Ronnie and Rowena served as missionaries in New Zealand. For several years, Ronnie has also worked in the business world of financial services as a Regional Vice-President with Primerica.
Ronnie has also written Open Doors & Receptive Hearts, a book about his mission work in the Slavic nations and among the Slavic people. Ronnie also wrote Kids on the Block, a book about his 10 years growing up in a rough neighborhood. Both books are available on Amazon.
Ronnie and Rowena currently live in Tacoma, WA and have three married children- a daughter and two sons- and enjoy their nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

KENNEY JOHNSON
KENNEY JOHNSON
Brother Kenney has been preaching for the Churches of Christ for over 20 years. Ken started as an Associate Minister in Portland and has served congregations in both California and Washington. Kenney is currently the Minister of the Southside Church in Seattle, WA. Kenney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Leadership from Southern Christian. Secularly Kenney has developed and managed corporate facilities for large real and asset companies.
Kenney is married to Rene Johnson, whose union was orchestrated by the power of God's love. They met over 20 years ago on a blind date while he was a sophomore at Edmond's College in Seattle Washington. It was also during this period of time Bro Johnson's late father Lonnie Johnson taught Rene about Jesus Christ, who initially had no previous religious knowledge or upbringing in the Gospel, and was baptized into Christ in 1989. Kenney and Rene are the parents of four beautiful gifts from God: Derrick, Marcellus, Keanna and Darius, and proud grandparents of four grand children.

THOMAS MORSE
THOMAS MORSE
Thomas Morse earned his bachelor's from the United States Naval Academy in 2009. He grew up at the Covington-Sawyer church of Christ, and returned to the PNW after a little over six years of service in the Marines as a Tank Officer. Since his return he has been running the kids and youth programs for Springbrook church of Christ. He led the effort at Springbrook to renew and repurpose a program called, Lamplighters. This program is now an at home devotional program where people are brought into God's story through reading, singing and praying together.