7th Annual Heartland Regional Founders Conference

7th Annual

Heartland Regional Founders Conference

March 30-April 1, 2006

Providence BaptistChurch× Ponca City, Oklahoma

For the Sake of the Name-

Reaching the Lost with the Gospel

Luke 19:10To seek and to save that which was lost


Conference Speakers:


David R. Goff, S.S. is the Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church of Edmond, Oklahoma.  He graduated from Mid-SouthBibleCollege in 1981.  He has been the Director of Reconciliation Ministries, a Biblical Counseling Ministry and TrainingCenter, and has been a Pastor for over twenty years in Edmond, Oklahoma. 


Dennis Gundersen is Senior Pastor-teacher at GraceBibleChurch, Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he has served since 1993.  He has pastored in the Tulsa area since 1981, and is author of the book “Your Child’s Profession of Faith” (Calvary Press) and the upcoming “Courtship and Dating: So What’s the Difference?”  He and his wife Naomi have been married since 1976, and have four sons.  They also own and operate Grace & Truth Books as a family business; publishing over 60 books, most of which are reprints of children’s books from the 1800’s.  Dennis came to faith in Christ in 1971.


TonyMattia has been pastor of TrinityBaptistChurch in Wamego, Kansas for the past 23 years.  He received his B.A. from SouthwestBaptistUniversity in Bolivar, Missouri, his M.Div. and M.A.R.S. Degree from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Kansas, and his Ph.D. from KansasStateUniversity.  He co-authored: A Discussion of the Seventeenth Century Particular Baptist Confessions of Faith with Dr. Richard Belcher.


Jim Odens is the founder and president of PAGE Ministries. He has served as a pastor for about thirty years and is currently the Senior Pastor of OakridgeCommunityChurch in Stillwater, Minnesota. He received his B.A. from PillsburyBaptistBibleCollege and his M.Div. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis.  The author of Lighting The Way To God, Discovering God, and Following Jesus, Jim has also had several published magazine articles. He is currently writing a book presenting a biblical understanding of the ministry of the evangelist.


Richard Smith is the Associational Missionary of Spurgeon Baptist Association.  Richard lives in LawrenceKS.  He has a B.A. in Philosophy from KansasState, a M.A. in Theology from Reformed Theological Seminary.  He is married with five children and is a huge fan of Jonathan Edwards.  He has been a part of two church starts and is presently serving as an interim pastor.


Conference Schedule


Thursday, March 30, 2006

6:30pm        Expository Psalm                                                          David Goff

8:00pm         Evangelizing for the Glory of His Name                      Dennis Gundersen     


Friday, March 31, 2006

9:00am         Evangelism in the Christian Life                                  Jim Odens

10:45am       Paul’s Method of Evangelism for Church Planting.      Richard Smith                               

1:00pm        Counsels for Calvinists about our Evangelism            Dennis Gundersen     

2:00pm         Pastoral Dialogue                                                          All Speakers

3:30pm         Break

6:30pm         The Gospel of the Resurrected King                            Dennis Gundersen

8:00pm        Worship and Missions                                                  Bill Ascol      


Saturday, April 1, 2006

9:00am         Revival in the Southern Armies                                    Tony Mattia               

10:45am       Strategies for Church Evangelism                                Jim Odens      


Conference Information:

• Conference fee is $25.00 per person

• No fee for attendance to evening meetings

• Lunch will be provided on Friday

• For more information or to register call ProvidenceBaptistChurch(580) 762-2762 or
 E-mail:  Patti Carroll or Steve Harden


The hotels listed are offering our conference a discount, so please
mention the conference when making your reservation.

765-2322 Comfort Inn $78.99 www.choicehotels.com
765-3000 Fairfield Inn $55.00
762-8311 Holiday Inn $66.00 www.holiday-inn.com/poncacityok



During the conference, Grace and Truth Books will have a large selection of excellent books that will be available for purchase.



To Register: Call or email and tell us you are coming.  Payment will be received at the door.   If you are unable to attend but would like to order audio or video recordings of the sessions let us know.


What is the Southern Baptist Founders Conference?


The motive of the conference is to glorify God, honor His gospel, and strengthen His churches by providing encouragement to Southern Baptists in historical, Biblical, theological, practical, and ecumenical studies.


The purpose is to be a balanced conference in respect to doctrine and devotion expressed in the Doctrines of Grace and their experimental application to the local church, particularly in the areas of worship and witness. This is to be accomplished through engaging a variety of speakers to present formal papers, sermons, expositions, and devotions, and through the recommendation and distribution of literature consistent with the nature of the conference. 


The theological foundation of the conference will be the Doctrines of Grace (election, depravity, atonement, effectual calling, and perseverance) and specifically related truths. These subjects will be presented doctrinally, expositionally, homiletically, and historically. Each conference will concentrate on the experimental and pastoral application of the respective doctrines.