Founders Journal · Winter 2002 · pp. 10-11


Conservative Baptist Spurgeon Fellowship

In early October, a number of pastors gathered to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Conservative Baptist Spurgeon Fellowship. The purpose of the Fellowship is to promote church renewal through sound doctrine, expository preaching, fervent prayer, and godliness which arises from Scriptural fidelity (not only inerrancy, but sufficiency). In its first year the Fellowship has expanded beyond the Northeast Region as pastors from different States have learned of the Fellowship or have participated in one of the theological seminars presented by some of the members. For further information contact: Rev. Ronald Bridge (chairman) at or Rev. James Harrison (secretary) at or visit the website at

Announcing a New Web Site

Jim Elliff (Christian Communicators Worldwide) has launched a new web site that is totally dedicated to gospel content. You may find it at On the site are clear evangelistic articles, questions and answers, audio, and short stories that convey the gospel. He will soon add an evangelistic Bible study and real life stories of conversion. A free item is offered each month. Because the site is pure gospel, Jim would like to invite churches and organizations to use the site as an evangelistic link to their homepages. You may copy and paste the WayToGod button by going to Jim’s teaching site at If you don’t know how to put that button on your site, read simple instructions under “webmaster helps” on the teaching site.

New Founders-Friendly Church Started in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Believers Fellowship Church
YWCA Building
1660 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830

Pastor: Dr. Douglas Pruiett
Times: Sunday 10:30 AM and Wed 7:00 PM
Telephone: (865) 717-9491
Web Site:

Curtis Vaughan’s Study Guide Commentary Series

Founders Press has been granted the rights to re-publish Dr. Vaughan’s Study Guide Commentary series on selected New Testament books. The first volume to be published will be Ephesians, scheduled to be off the press in late April.

Annual Founder Fellowship Breakfast

Founders Ministries will once again host a Founders Fellowship Breakfast during the 2002 Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis, MO. The breakfast is scheduled to be held Tuesday, June 11, at 7:00 AM. The keynote speaker will be Pastor Roger Ellsworth from Benton, IL. For more information visit our website at

2002 Southern Baptist Founders Youth Conferences

This summer’s YOUTH Conferences promise to be both challenging and soul-stirring. The theme for all three conferences is “Surviving as a Christian in a Pagan Culture” with a strong emphasis on helping young people develop a biblically based Christian worldview. Three conferences will be held this summer with the first one slated to begin July 8 at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. Pastor Erroll Hulse of the Leeds Baptist Church in Leeds, England will be our keynote speaker. The second and third conference will be held at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat in beautiful Panama City Beach, Florida. Pastor Phil Newton of the South Woods Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee will be the keynote speaker for the second conference (scheduled to begin July 29) and Pastor Cary Kimbrell of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Laurel, Mississippi will by the keynote speaker for the third conference (scheduled to begin August 5). In addition to great Bible preaching there will be some very challenging seminars on topics such as “Confronting the Cults,” “Islam and Other World Religions,” and “The Religion of Secular Humanism.” For more information, contact Bill Ascol, YC Coordinator, at:

c/o 457 Mohican Lane
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106
318-798-7086 FAX

Founders Website Update

When we first established our web site several years ago we made a conscious decision to put every issue of the journal online for free. That has undoubtedly hurt our regular subscriptions, but our burden has always been to get the truth published as widely as possible. The internet allows us to do that in ways we could only imagine several years ago. Currently we have an online subscription list of approximately 1500. The “hits” on our web site have been steadily increasing all year. During the spring we saw a significant jump to over 180,000 hits per month. In December that number went up to 220,000. If you have not visited the web site lately, take a look!