Each summer we invite guest speakers to share the good news to the local New York Metropolitan Area. Each speaker shares on different topics but always share the good news of Jesus Christ. What originally started out as a tent crusade in the early 1900s has become an annual event that many people look forward to hearing from many speakers from across the country.
Sunday, August 8, 2021:
AM & PM: “God Intends for You to Move Forward” pulling from his newest book, The Jordan River Rules
Robert J. Morgan is the teaching pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served for over 40 years. He is a best-selling, gold-Illuminations, and gold-medallion-winning writer with more than 35 books in print and approximately 5 million copies in circulation in multiple languages. Rob has appeared on numerous television and radio shows. He speaks widely at churches, conferences, schools, and corporate events.
Rob was also a homemaker and a caregiver for his late wife of 43 years, Katrina, who battled multiple sclerosis and passed away in November of 2019. He and Katrina have three daughters and sixteen grandchildren. They are co-owners of Roan Mountain Bed and Breakfast in Roan Mountain, Tennessee. In 2014, Rob was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from his alma mater, Columbia International University.
Sunday, August 15, 2021:
Pastor Ken Whitten, August 15
AM: How God Makes Changes | PM: Broken
Dr. Ken Whitten is Ginny’s husband of 44 years; Dad to four adult children, Tara, Andy, Kimberly, and Philip, who all serve and follow Jesus; Poppy to 13 grandkids; and Senior Pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, Florida, since 1989.
Key highlights of Pastor Ken’s 43 years in ministry include serving as the Florida Baptist Convention President, President of the SBC Pastors’ Conference, IMB Trustee, FCA National Board Member, Guidestone Board Member, Member of the Great Commission Task Force, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Chaplain, and many other local to global SBC initiatives.
As the late Pastor Adrian Rogers mentored Pastor Ken, he too enjoys mentoring up-and-coming pastors. The strength of Pastor Ken’s ministry is Jesus and Ginny, in that order. His 32 years of ministry at Idlewild have included two campus build-outs, five church plants, and a current membership of nearly 14,000. Pastor Ken is an expository Bible preacher with a busy global speaking schedule, but he is rarely out of the pulpit preaching to his flock at Idlewild.
Church Website: https://www.idlewild.org/pastors/
Sunday, August 22, 2021:
AM: Shaping the Next Generation | PM: Wind in My Sails
Crawford grew up in New Jersey and as a teenager, he trusted Christ as his Savior. He attended and graduated from Plainfield High School in Plainfield, NJ. He attended and graduated from Cairn University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible. He and his wife Karen met in college and were married on May 22, 1971.
He has traveled throughout the US and much of the world, speaking in churches, evangelistic outreaches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries. He has been the featured speaker at Super Bowls, NCAA Final Four Chapel, and the Pentagon with senior military officers. He has been a church planter, served for 27years on the staff of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ), and served for 15 years as Sr. Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, Roswell, Georgia. He and his wife, Karen, have been featured speakers at FamilyLife marriage conferences. Crawford is the author of 9 books including Your Marriage Today… and Tomorrow, co-authored with Karen. He is the host of two national radio programs, the weekend program Living a Legacy and the daily program Legacy Moments.
Crawford serves on several boards including Cru, FamilyLife, and Chick-fil-A. He has received five honorary Doctorates (Biola Univ., Cairn Univ., Moody Bible Institute, Trinity International Univ. and Columbia International Univ.).
Crawford is President and Founder of Beyond Our Generation and is committed to encouraging and helping to shape the next generation of Christian leaders.
Crawford and Karen have 4 adult children and 11 grandchildren.