Speakers

2017 CHRISTOCENTRIC CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Rick Reilly has been a pastor with the Evangelical Congregational church since July 1, 2012. Prior to this appointment, Rick had worked with New Life church in Shillington as the discipleship pastor. He also has served Lord Jesus Christ Assembly, worked as a Family Based Therapist, and Therapist in an in-patient mental health facility.

"I look forward to helping New Life Church become the local expression of Jesus Christ’s body here in Shillington that our Father intends it to be. To do that, we will be a people of faith that loves God with all of our heart, soul, strength, and mind. We will be devoted to one another. Finally, we will share the love of God with any and all in our local area."
Dr. Doug Buckwalter first began to teach at Evangelical Seminary in 1993, soon after returning to the States after finishing his post-graduate studies in Scotland with Prof. I. Howard Marshall. Before coming to Evangelical he was working as a free-lance editor with Walter A. Elwell and J. D. Douglas for Baker Book House and Zondervan Publishing House on various theological and biblical reference works. In addition to his teaching duties, Doug also edits the Evangelical Journal, a semi-annual publication published by the seminary. He has written numerous articles and authored The Character and Purpose of Luke’s Christology (Cambridge, reprint 2005).

“The deep mystery of this world is God’s revelation in Jesus Christ. I want to get to know God better through growing in my understanding of this unique appearing of deity in human skin in the person of His Son. For me, this means ever getting to know better the minds of the New Testament writers. It is my deep pleasure then to give this knowledge away to my students and to encourage them to join me in this life-long study.”
Troy McIntosh currently pastors Christ Is All Church in Illinois. Troy formerly served as a worship pastor. He and his wife, Wendy parent two beautiful girls. Troy is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago. He describes himself as a "Jesus lover, Husband, Dad, teacher, songwriter."
Donald Conley serves as an elder in his church. Donald and his wife, Catrina have one son. Donald has studied at both Moody Bible Institute and Wheaton College. He has been a speaker at our conference the past two years and we look forward to his Christ contribution this year! 
Timothy Metcalf is Pastor of Lord Jesus Christ Assembly located in Indiana, PA.  He and his wife, Joan, have two children. Timothy first envisioned the idea of a "Christocentric Conference" and the church in Indiana, PA has held such a conference for the past 13 years.
Bill Alderson currently works in accounting in the Baltimore. He pastored a church in the Cleveland area. Bill and his wife, Judy live in Havre de-Grace, MD. Bill currently serves a local nursing home as a ministry to "widows."
Pastor Brett Kindig has served at Faith EC Church in Temple PA since July 1, 2014 . He is passionate about teaching the Bible and seeing people apply what they’ve learned through the teaching time. Has has served two pastorates before coming to Faith EC Church.  He served as Associate Pastor (Youth Ministry) for five years at St. David’s Evangelical Congregational Church in Dover, PA. Then he heeded the call to solo pastorate at Christ Church (The Blue Church) of Williams Township, PA (just outside of Easton) where he served for ten years.
Through a moving of God’s hand (a powerful story), Pastor Brett and his beautiful wife Michele answered the call to come to Faith Church in Temple, PA in 2014. 
Education: Pastor Brett
– Graduated from Baptist Bible College (Clark Summit, PA) May 1999, Bachelor of Science in Bible with Concentration in Youth Ministry
– Graduated from Evangelical Theological Seminary (Myerstown, PA) May 2007, Master of Divinity
Russ Crane is an Evangelist in the Indiana, PA area. He, his wife Chey, and their three children serve the Lord Jesus Christ in the Lord Jesus Christ Assembly there.
Marlin Lafferty is a retired EC Pastor from Leesport PA. He currently serves as a District Supervisor in the Evangelical Congregational Church. He has pastored numerous churches with the denomination prior to "retiring" to his new position. 

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