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The Impact Conference is a ministry of Colonial Baptist Church designed to encourage and equip the local church body to be intentional disciple-makers of Jesus Christ in their personal sphere of influence, either locally or globally.
At the conference, you’ll hear from inspiring speakers who intentionally make Jesus known to others in their day-to-day lives. They will share practical insights and provide simple strategies to build relationships infused with Biblical love and truth.
We believe you can use your ordinary life to make an extraordinary impact on the people you connect with regularly. From your family members, friends and coworkers, to the people in your neighborhood, community or business networks, we know you can make a difference by helping others know Christ! We hope you’ll join us for an encouraging weekend!
The conference will provide an opportunity for you to spend time with the global workers who are supported by Colonial Baptist Church. You will have an opportunity to hear updates from their ministry and learn of ways you can be involved with how God is using them around the world.
Our theme will focus on the balance of Truth and Love. Advancing the truth and loving those in our sphere of influence go hand-in-hand. Our 2020 Impact Conference will focus on living a life of genuine impact as we put into practice the teaching and lifestyle of Jesus.
Pastor of Russian Bible Church, Moscow
Dr. Eugene Bakhmutsky is the founding pastor of the thriving Russian Bible Church of central Moscow and former Senior Vice President of the Union of Evangelical Christian-Baptist Churches of Russia, Eugene is an internationally renowned speaker and author and one of the key leaders in the Protestant church of Russia. His story is compelling as is the story of the Russian Bible Church. He is happily married and the father of four children.
Dean of Faculty/The Masters Seminary, California
Nathan began teaching at the Master’s University in 2000 as an adjunct faculty member in the communications department. In 2008, he began teaching historical theology at the Master’s Seminary and is currently the Dean of the Faculty and Assistant Professor of Theology. Nathan is an author of numerous books, including “Long Before Luther” and is currently serving on the pastoral staff at Grace Church in Sun Valley, California. Nathan and his wife, Beth, have four children.
Agency Director of Healthcare Mobilization, Michigan
After serving for 30 years as a physician in Togo, West Africa, Bob returned to the US in 2003 to join the International Healthcare Ministries team. Bob recruits healthcare professionals to serve hospitals in Togo, Bangladesh, and The Gambia. In 2015, the Hospital of Hope opened in the city of Mango, Togo, after five years for fundraising, building and recruiting.
Pastor/Teacher at Colonial Baptist Church, Cary, North Carolina
Stephen Davey serves as pastor/teacher at Colonial Baptist Church, which he planted and has now led for more than 30 years. He also serves as the principal Bible teacher on Wisdom for the Heart, heard daily on several hundred radio stations, now translated into 7 languages. Stephen and his wife, Marsha have been married for 37 years. Their twin sons and two daughters have given them a growing number, but never enough, grandchildren.
Church Planter, Pastor, Former Director fellowship of IFCA International, Faculty Shepherds Theological Seminary, Cary, North Carolina
Dr. Les Lofquist served as church planter in Ogden, Utah and a Bible College professor in Grand Rapids, Michigan and a part-time seminary professor at Grace Theological Seminary of Winona Lake, Indiana where he also served as Senior Pastor at Pleasant View Bible Church. For twenty years he directed the fellowship of IFCA International with over 1500 churches, pastors, Christian workers, chaplains, mission agencies, eight Bible Colleges and seminaries in 27 countries. During those years, he also was Editor of VOICE magazine. In June 2019, Les and his wife Miriam moved to Cary, North Carolina where he joined the faculty of Shepherds Theological Seminary and pastoral team at Colonial Baptist Church.
Pastor of Living Hope Church, South Africa
Joshua Mack (MA in biblical counseling, The Master’s College; MDiv, The Master’s Seminary; DMin, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is pastor-teacher of Living Hope Church in Pretoria, South Africa, and executive director of One Hope Ministries International. He and his wife Marda have five daughters as well as two boys and one girl in permanent foster care. He is the author of “Compassion: Seeing with Jesus’ Eyes” and coauthor of “Courage and God’s Solution to Life’s Problems.” You can read more of Joshua Mack’s writings at joshuamack.blog.
Pastor of Ministry and Leadership Development, Colonial Baptist Church, Cary NC
Dr. Potter started his ministry life as a youth pastor for four years before starting and pastoring his own church in Pennsylvania. He started with 11 adults in 1974, but the church grew to 600 by 1987. Not only did he pastor this church, he also developed a Christian school with 200 students, developed a Bible Institute with 60 students, and started camp ministries that served 400 young people each summer. His church established four other church plants in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.
Al spent eight years as the President of Pillsbury College and served as the Vice Present of Development, Public Relations, and Advancement for four years at the Master’s College and Seminary.
As the current leader of the Shepherd’s Network, Al brings to Colonial over 43 years of pastoring, teaching, and ministry experience
President Emeritus of the Slavic Gospel Association
Dr. Provost has served since 1994 as the fourth president of SGA. He speaks Russian and has made more than 200 ministry visits to the former communist world to serve evangelical pastors, evangelist-missionary pastors, and their church families. Bob’s passion is two-fold — to serve evangelical churches in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and Israel, and to serve missions-minded churches in America by helping them joyfully partner with zealous churches in the lands of Russia. When faithful Bible-preaching churches labor together, a great harvest of souls is gathered for the glory of Christ. Bob and his wife, Louetta, reside in Fuquay-Varina, NC. He has been on the Lincoln board since 1997.
President of The Master’s Academy International, Professor of Missions at The Master’s Seminary and University, California
Dr. Mark Tatlock is president of The Master’s Academy International, professor of missions at The Master’s Seminary and University, and previously served as the executive vice president and provost of The Master’s University. As a faculty member and graduate of The Master’s Seminary, he is committed to TMAI’s theological distinctives and the priority of pastoral training, sound theology, and expository preaching. Mark and his wife, Lisa, have five children: Jacob, Josiah, Hope, Paul, and Olivia. Care for orphans and foster children is an area of personal concern for them both, believing that God would have His people model the amazing picture of the Gospel and of His love that is found in adoption.
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