Dr. Eric Mason lives in the heart of Philadelphia with his wife, Yvette, and his three sons Immanuel, Nehemiah and Ephraim. Dr. Mason is founder and Senior Pastor of Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia, PA. He is also, the founder and president of Thriving which is a ministry organization committed to training leaders for ministry in cities locally, nationally, and internationally.
Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and works to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. This vision has led Paul to write 15 books on Christian living and travel around the worldpreaching and teaching. Paul’s driving passion is to help people understand how the gospel of Jesus Christ speaks with practical hope into all the things people face in this broken world.
Paul was born in Toledo, Ohio, and his parents had recently come to faith in Christ and were very excited about parenting as believers. Even though the Tripp’s were committed to having daily family worship and attending church whenever the doors were open, Paul’s family was not without significant struggles. God used these experiences to build in Paul a desire to see the Gospel applied to the realities of life in a fallen world.
Paul attended Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) and majored in Bible and Christian Education. He went on to receive his Master of Divinity from the Reformed Episcopal Seminary (now Philadelphia Theological Seminary) and his D.Min in Biblical Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary.
Throughout his ministry life, Paul planted a church, founded a Christian school, wrote worship songs, and toured with a Christian band. He was a faculty member at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF), a lecturer in Biblical Counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary, a Visiting Professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a pastor at Tenth Presbyterian Church.
At an early age, Bryan Loritts embraced Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Always cognizant of the call of God on his life into ministry, he enrolled in Philadelphia Biblical University (formerly known as Philadelphia College of Bible) where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Bible and Pastoral Studies. While there, Bryan was licensed to preach the Gospel, and shortly after graduating was ordained.
After graduating from college, Bryan moved to California where he served as the Pastor of New Members at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California, and simultaneously enrolled into Talbot School of Theology where he graduated with honors earning an M.A. in Theology. Currently Bryan is working on his Doctorate of Philosophy from Oxford Graduate School.
From Talbot he went to Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California, where he was Pastor of the Warehouse, a ministry to GenX. He took over a ministry of 25, and in a little less than two years saw it grow to over 500. From Lake Avenue Church Bryan and his family moved out to Charlotte, North Carolina where he served as the Young Adults Pastor at Calvary Church giving oversight to a growing and thriving ministry reaching the young adult community in Charlotte.
Presently, Bryan is the Lead Pastor of Fellowship Memphis- a multicultural church ministering to the evolving community of urban Memphis. Bryan has also served as an adjunct professor at Crichton College, and is on the board of trustees for Biola University, Presbyterian Day School, and Memphis Leadership Foundation. In addition to serving the community of Memphis, Bryan’s ministry takes him across the country as he speaks to thousands annually at churches, conferences and retreats. He is also the author of the book God on Paper; as well as a contributing author for the book entitled Great Preaching.
Bryan ‘s unique ability to communicate the deep truths of Scripture in a relevant uncompromising manner has helped to reach a generation embedded in postmodernism. He is a sought after speaker whose messages can be heard weekly across the nation on the Bott Radio Network. Bryan and his wife Korie also serve together on the Family Life speaker team. This ministry takes them across the country as they speak at Weekend to Remember conferences, joining in the fight for healthy godly marriages. Yet as passionate as he is about communicating God’s truths both locally and abroad, spoken and written, his greater passion is his wife Korie, and their three sons Quentin, Myles and Jaden.
In 2002, Rev. Charlie served as an apprentice to Pastor K. Edward Copeland and started his formal, practical training at the New Zion Baptist Church of Rockford, Illinois. In 2006, he began serving as the primary preaching assistant to the Rev. James Meeks, Director of Church Operations and as Pastor of Adult Ministries at the Salem Baptist Church of Chicago.
He currently is a candidate for the PhD in Historical Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His original research focuses on the health of proclamation in late 20th Century Black Church Chicago.
For reasons that please Him, God has blessed the Progressive Church to grow deep and wide.
In addition to his pastoral duties, Pastor Charlie has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Moody Bible Institute and currently serves on the Community Advisory Board for the Chicago Fire Department. He is a contributor to the 2014 book Letters To A Birmingham Jail.
Pastor Charlie is married to Kirstie Dates and is the proud father of their children Charlie Edward Dates II and Claire Elisabeth Dates.
To watch an extended biographical interview with Pastor Charlie, please click here. This interview was recorded by Pastor H. B. Charles, Jr. at the Shiloh Metropolitan Church in Jacksonville, FL.
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So we built the wall. And all the wall was joined together to half its height,
for the people had a mind to work. nehemiah 4:6
At this year's Frequency Conference we will be emphasizing, "Restoring the Breaches" from Nehemiah 4:7, 6:1. Our desire is to see the areas in ministry that are ineffective due to breaches, be restored by Focus, Resourcing and Spiritual Formation. There is so much to do in our cities, and if we are not focused we will be scattered and ministry will be ineffective. In what we are focusing on we need the grace of God's provision to do more than just survive, but thrive.
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