2017 National Founders Conference

October 3–5, 2017

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The reformation was and is empowered by truth. As we look back upon God’s faithfulness to His Word in the past, we must resolve to stand upon His truth now and forever. This conference will celebrate the work of reformation while focusing on the importance of confessional Christianity for the advance of the gospel around the world.

Join us October 3–5, 2017 at Southwoods Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee for the 2017 National Founders Conference. Theme: Reformation Truth: Now and Forever.

Keynote Speakers


Registration Now Open


Hotel Accommodations

For those traveling to Memphis for the conference, you can book hotel accommodations at:

Hampton Inn Memphis-Southwind
3579 Hacks Cross Road
Memphis, TN 38125

Phone: 901-754-8454

Book room by September 1, 2017 for a reduced rate:
$110.00 + tax and a $2.00 convention and tourism fee
Mention the Founders Conference or use the group code FCF

Complimentary breakfast, wifi, self parking

1.9 miles from Southwoods Baptist Church

Marriott Courtyard
6015 Park Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119

Phone: 901-761-0330 or 800-321-2211

Book room by September 4, 2017 for a reduced rate:
Mention the Founders Conference
$149.00 + tax and a $2.00 convention and tourism fee

4.8 miles from Southwoods Baptist Church


Conference Schedule (subject to revision):

Tuesday, October 3

Registration: 11:00am – 2:00pm
2:30  Exposition of Psalm 46 (Tom Nettles)
4:00  The Inspired Authority (Ray Ortlund)
7:30  The Exclusive Authority (Ray Ortlund)

Wednesday, October 4

8:15  Corporate Prayer (Matt Sliger)
9:00  Our Helpless Estate (Fred Malone)
10:30  The Justification of God 1: The Person of Christ (Geoff Thomas)
2:30  The Justification of God 2: The Work of Christ (Geoff Thomas)
4:00  The Justification of the Sinner (Tom Hicks)
7:30  Grace upon Grace (Phil Newton)

Thursday, October 5

8:15  Corporate Prayer
9:00  The Justified Person Yearning for Holiness (Matt McCullough)
10:30  Soli Deo Gloria (Jordan Thomas)

(Other speakers will be providing brief expositional Scripture readings and making various other remarks throughout the conference, including Bill Ascol, Tom Ascol, Jim Carns, Jeff Johnson, Jon English Lee, Jared Longshore, Curtis McClain, Phil Newton, Shawn Merithew, Jeff Robinson, Curt Smith, and Todd Wilson.)

Conference Registration