The Final Command
David Young serves as the senior minister for the North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He has worked for churches in Missouri, Kansas, and Tennessee, taught New Testament at several universities, and travelled widely teaching and preaching. He is the former host of the New Day Television Program, a board member for the Renew Network, and the author of several books, including A New Day (NB Press), The Rhetoric of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, (Fortress Press, co-authored with Michael Strickland), A Grand Illusion (Renew Publications), and King Jesus and the Beauty of Obedience-Based Discipleship (Zondervan). He holds the B.A. from Freed-Hardeman University, the M.A. from Harding School of Theology, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in New Testament from Vanderbilt University. David and his wife Julie have two married children.
Dr. Carol Swain is a former tenured professor at Princeton and Vanderbilt Universities, and a nationally known political commentator and public speaker. She is the author or editor of nine books, one of which (Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress) won three national awards. Another of her books, The New White Nationalism in America, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Carol’s more recent books are Abduction: How Liberalism Steals Our Children’s Hearts and Minds and Debating Immigration (2nd ed.). She is the host of Be the People podcast and “Two Minutes to Think About It,” heard nationally on Bott Radio. In addition, she has appeared on Fox News, ABC Headline News, CNN, BBC Radio and NPR, among other outlets. Carol’s opinion pieces have been published in The New York Times, USA Today, CNN Online, the Epoch Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.
Corey Trimble became a believer in 2002 after living a life of addiction while playing music for several years on the road with multiple punk/hardcore bands. He graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from Middle Tennessee State University and went on to teach High School and College English. Although Corey has never attended formal seminary, he became a student pastor in 2005 before leaving the church where he became a Christian to start The Experience Community in 2009. The Experience has grown from only a few people to almost 5,000. Corey is very open about his short-comings and insecurities, which makes his pastoring style very unique and refreshing.
Bobby is the point-leader of Renew.org and Discipleship.org, both collaborative, disciple-making organizations. He is the founding and lead pastor of Harpeth Christian Church (by the Harpeth River, just outside of Nashville, TN). He has an M.A.R. and an M.Div. from Harding School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of more than 10 books on discipleship, including Discipleshift (with Jim Putman and Robert Coleman), The Disciple Maker’s Handbook (with Josh Patrick) and Becoming a Disciple Maker: The Pursuit of Level 5 Disciple Making (with Greg Weins). He lives in the greater Nashville area with his wife and near his children and grandchildren.
Matt Reagan is a Lead Team/Vision Team pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY. He is a visionary leader with a passion to see an entire generation awakened to the glory of God, and spends his energies creating a movement of disciple makers both locally and around the world.
Angel made the commitment to follow Jesus in 2003 while attending Florida State University. Since then, he has done his best to love God and help others do the same. Angel is especially passionate about raising up the next generation of leaders to make an impact in the church and the community. He is the co-founder of the AND Campaign, a coalition seeking to improve how Christians engage politics and culture by asserting the justice and righteousness of Jesus Christ. Angel also mentors high school and college athletes as a Character Coach with Fellowship of Christian Athletes. After a decade-long career as a television producer and host, you can now see Angel in commercials for companies such as Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, and Atlanta Braves. He and his wife Christina have two precious daughters and live on the southside of Atlanta.
Nate Ross has lead in local church ministry since his junior year of high school. Raised in a ministry home, he understands how to obey God’s calling. He graduated Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Illinois where he also worked as a recruiter. He then worked in student ministry at Eastview Christian Church in Normal, Illinois.
In 2008 he and his wife, Ruthie, moved to Northside Christian Church where, through his passion for connecting people to Christ, community, and God’s calling, Nate now serves as the Senior Pastor. He couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of such an amazing staff and dynamic church.
Nate & Ruthie have been married for 13 years & have 3 children.
Harpeth Christian Church, Franklin, TN
We will be asking everyone in attendance to wear a mask and we will check temperatures at the door. This event will be limited to 300 so that social distancing can be observed.
AGENDA (all times are Central Time):
8am – Renewing and the Spirit with David Young
9am – Following God’s Reliable Word with Renee Sproles
10am – Surrendering to Jesus as Lord and King with Nate Ross
11am – Championing Disciple Making with Matt Reagan
Noon – Lunch
1pm – Loving Like Jesus with Angel Maldonado
2pm – Living in Holiness with Carol Swain
3pm – Leading Courageously with Corey Trimble