Don Whitney Joins SBFC Planning Committee

The Southern Baptist Founders Conference Planning Committee has recently added Don Whitney to their ranks. After serving as pastor of the Glenfield Baptist Church in Glen Ellyn, IL for more than fourteen years, Dr. Whitney has recently been elected to the faculty of the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, KS as the professor of spiritual formation. He received his MDiv. from Southwestern Seminary and his DMin. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Dr. Whitney is best known for his best selling book, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. He and his wife Caffy have one daughter.

New Contributing Editor

The Founders Journal is pleased to announce that Mark Dever has been added to our board of Contributing Editors. Dr. Dever is the pastor of the Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC. He previously served as Associate Pastor at Eden Baptist Church in Cambridge, England. He is a graduate of Gordon Conwell (MDiv.), Southern Seminary (ThM), and Cambridge University (PhD), where his major emphasis was the English Puritans. His work has appeared previously in the journal and he is no stranger to those who are familiar with the Founders Conference. He and his wife, Connie, have two children.

A Southern Baptist Explanation of Calvinism

The Southern Baptist Founders Conference Southwest has produced a 6 cassette tape set entitled, A Southern Baptist Explanation of Calvinism. The set consists of 5 sermons by Fred Malone, pastor of First Baptist Church in Clinton, LA, on “Total Depravity,” “Unconditional Election,” “Particular Redemption,” “Effectual Calling,” and “Perseverance of the Saints.” Also included is a message by Tom Ascol entitled, “From the Reformation to the Southern Baptist Convention.” These six tapes come in a vinyl album and are available for $10.00 plus postage from Rusty Canoy at First Baptist Church of Roosevelt * Rt. 1, Box 398 * Lubbock, TX 79401 * phone (806) 842-3433.

Midwest Founders Conference

The first Southern Baptist Founders Conference Midwest is scheduled for March 5-7. It will be hosted by First Baptist Church of Harvester, Missouri. The cost for the conference is $30.00 ($15.00 for students). A list of conference hotels will provided upon request. The theme of the conference is “Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God.” For more information contact either Dr. Curtis McClain at 8454 Engler Ave * St. Louis, MO 63314 * phone (314) 428-4079; or Pastor Chuck Todd at 313 S. East St. * Pinckneyville, IL 62274 * phone (618) 357-9220.