Lead-Defend Conference

Immanuel Baptist Church
Little Rock 4 March 2023

Lead>Defend Personalities

Cory and Stephanie Epps

Worship Pastor

Jamar Andrews

Lead Pastor

Luke Harper

College Pastor

Bobby Conway

One-minute apologist

Barbara Pemberton

Professor

Rhyne Putman

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Neal Scoggins

Pastor and Evangelism Strategist

Chad Meeks

Pastor, Professor

Warren Gassaway

Strategist and Assistant Team Leader for Evangelism and Church Health for Arkansas Baptists

Seating is Limited! 1200 at Lead>Defend

& 750 at LD Foundations!

PLEASE NOTE: LEAD>DEFEND is designed for 10th grade+ while LEAD>DEFEND FOUNDATIONS is designed for 6-9th grade.  We leave it to the adult leaders’ discernment on which conference they want their students to attend. 

Schedules

Foundations

John Vaughn- Party in the Parking Lot
Location: Parking Lot

Music- Kasey Earl

Speaker- Bobby Conway “Are you Struggling with Doubt?”

Location: City Center Main

Visit the potty and run laps around the auditorium if that is your thing… 

The Bubba Adventure

Ask the One Minute Apologist

Room: City Center Main

Chick-fila for all!  Feed your face and visit!

Speaker: Sean McDowell, Chasing Love, Q/A

Location: City Center Main

Visit the potty and run laps around the auditorium if that is your thing… 

Ted Talk 1: Bill Newton- “Thinking Through LGBTQ+ Issues”
Ted Talk 2: Chris Larmoyeux- “Are Science and Faith at Odds?”
Ted Talk 3: Bobby Conway- “What Are You Living For?”

You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here!  Be safe traveling!

Lead>Defend

Mark Parsley- Party in the Parking Lot

Location: Parking Lot

Speaker- Sean McDowell “Chasing Love: Sex, Love and Relationships”

Location: Main Auditorium

Eat, drink and be merry as you visit. (in the most church-friendly ways possible please…) 

Chick-fila for all!  Feed your face and visit!

Option 1 – Dr. Bobby Conway – Auditorium

Option 2 – Dr. Rhyne PutmanThe Incomprehensible Truth of the Trinity – Horne Hall

Option 3 – Jamar AndrewsThe Person of Jesus – Vaught

Option 4 – Dr. Chad MeeksThe Religion of Scientism – The Spot

Visit the potty and run laps around the auditorium if that is your thing..

Option 1 – Sean McDowellWorldview and Film – Auditorium

Option 2 – Luke HarperLeadership in College – The Spot

Option 3 – Warren GassawayExplore Your Call  – Horne Hall

Option 4 – Jamar AndrewsWho is this man, Jesus?  – Vaught

Music- Cory Epps

Speaker- Sean McDowell “Problem of Good and Evil”

Location: Main Auditorium

You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here!  Be safe traveling!

Lead>Defend Foundations Personalities

Bill Newton

Generations Pastor

Brock Caldwell

Olive Street Campus Pastor, FBC Rogers

Kasey Earl Band

Minister of Music and Worship

Gene “Bubba” Wright

The Bubba Adventure

Bobby Conway

One-minute apologist

The Lead>Defend Podcast

Don’t simply defend your faith, be a leader! This podcast is designed to help students and young professionals grow in faith and leadership as they navigate the stages of young adulthood. We address important faith topics and provide practical life tips to help build your faith as you engage in a changing culture.

Questions & Contacts

Bruce Venable

Program/Personalities

501-295-5750
bvenable@absc.org

Chris Kohlman

Registration/Check-in

479-430-0753
ckohlman@absc.org

Chris Larmoyeux

Venue/Facilites

501-412-3501
clarmoyeux@absc.org

Exhibits/Booths

  • Ouchita Baptist University
  • Williams Baptist University
  • Impact 360 Fellows
  • Camp Siloam
  • Midwestern
  • Gateway
  • ABSC DR
  • Arkansas Go 2
  • Southwestern
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • IMB
  • Spurgeon College Fusion
  • Southeastern
  • APRC
  • Nations and Neighbors
  • MId America College