The Doctrine of God words 2

The depravity of the human race has been blatantly displayed in every place throughout all of history.

The Apostle Paul was clearly right when he said, “None is righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10).

This truth is illustrated every day. We see riots in the streets, corruption in government, perversion in marriage, and then, of course, there is plenty of sin remaining in our very own flesh. The Reformer, John Calvin, taught that such things should turn our gaze to God. He wrote, “Indeed, our very poverty better discloses the infinitude of benefits reposing in God. The miserable ruin, into which the rebellion of the first man cast us, especially compels us to look upward.”

That is exactly what we intend to do at the 2021 Founders Conference in Fort Myers, Florida. We are determined to spend time together looking upward.

We have all sorts of trouble down here because we have neglected to look up there. We are made in the image of God. But many have forgotten God, leaving the phrase “image of God” meaningless. Now is a time to know God and worship Him. Calvin also said, “Nearly all the wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves.” Man no longer knows himself. But there is no way to rediscover the truth about man without first coming to a true knowledge of God. 

So we invite you to join us January 21-23, 2021, for the Founders Conference on the only God.


Tom Ascol

Tom Ascol

President, Founders Ministries

Jared Longshore

Jared Longshore

Vice President, Founders Ministries

Voddie Baucham

Dean of Theology, African Christian University

Chad Vegas

Senior Pastor, Bakersfield Sovereign Grace Church

James Dolezal

Associate Professor, School of Divinity at Cairn University

Tom Nettles

Retired Professor of Historical Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Darrell B. Harrison

Dean of Social Media, Grace to You; Co-host, Just Thinking Podcast

We are excited to annouce that Darrel B. Harrison and Virgil Walker will join us at the conference for a special edition of their podcast, “Just Thinking”!

Virgil Walker

Discipleship Pastor, Westside Church, Omaha; Co-host, Just Thinking Podcast

Leading Us in Song

Bob Kauflin

Director, Sovereign Grace Music


Thank you for your interest in attending The Only God Conference! We are delighted to announce that we have secured a larger venue that is allowing us to open registration once again. We are now planning to host the conference at McGregor Baptist Church, a sister church in Fort Myers, Florida, just across the river and about 20 minutes away from Grace Baptist Church. At the rate registrations have come in, it is very feasible that we will sell out once again. We encourage you to reserve your spot soon. 

At-the-Door registration

Conference registration will be available at the door on January 21, 2021, at a rate of $120 if seats remain. Resource bags for at-the-door registrations are not guaranteed.

Additional Opportunities

January 22 | 5:00 p.m.

On January 22, during the 5:00 evening break, we are hosting an informal, family-style dinner at McGregor Baptist Church to provide a ministry update, explain the vision for 2021, and provide avenues for you to support the work of Founders. Online registration is closed, but limited spots will still be available at the door.

January 20 | 6:30 p.m.
Above All Earthly Powers: Courage for Christ in the Public Square
with Voddie Baucham

Join us for this free pre-conference with Voddie Baucham on January 20! The main session will go from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., with a panel discussion from 8:15 to 9:15. 

Conference Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, Jan. 21

12:00 PM: Registration Opens

2:30 PM: SESSION 1 | Tom Ascol

4:00 PM: SESSION 2 |  Voddie Baucham

5:00 PM: Dinner Break

7:30 PM: SESSION 3 | James Dolezal

8:45 PM: Podcast: Just Thinking About The Sword and The Trowel: God and the State 

Friday, Jan. 22

8:00 AM: Bookstore open

9:00 AM: SESSION 4 | Jared Longshore

10:30 AM: SESSION 5 | James Dolezal

11:30 AM: Lunch Break

1:30 PM: SESSION 6 | Panel Discussion

2:25 PM: SESSION 7 | Panel Discussion

3:45 PM: SESSION 8 | Chad Vegas

5:00 PM: Dinner Break | Ministry Update Dinner

7:00 PM: SESSION 9 | Voddie Baucham

8:15 PM: Founders After Party

Saturday, Jan. 23

8:00 AM: Bookstore open

9:00 AM: SESSION 10 | James Dolezal

10:15 AM: SESSION 11 | Chad Vegas

11:45 AM- 12:00 PM: Closing

SUNDAY, Jan. 24

9:00 AM: Panel at Grace Baptist Church

10:20 AM: Worship at Grace Baptist Church

On Sunday, January 24, please join us for worship at Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral.
Voddie Baucham will be preaching for our main service at 10:20 a.m.


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2022 Conference Livestream
Available to Founders Alliance Members!

If you aren’t able to join us in-person for this year’s conference, we invite you to tune in via livestream. The pre-conference on January 19 will be available on the Founders website, and the rest of the conference will be hosted on the Armory, which is accessible to Founders Alliance Members at any level!

Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Myers - Colonial Blvd

4350 Executive Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33916


Rate: $202.53 + Tax

Cut off: 12/19/22

Comp: Wifi, Breakfast

Distance: 1.1 Miles 

Courtyard by Marriott

4455 Metro Parkway                            
Fort Myers FL 33916


Rate: Standard King $109.00 + Tax  / Double Queen $139.00 + Tax / Suite $159.00 + Tax

Cut off: 12/19/2022

Comp: Wifi, Breakfast buffet

Distance: 1.4 miles 

Luminary Hotel Autograph Collection

2200 Edwards Drive
Fort Myers, Florida 33901


Rate: $299.00 + Tax

Cut off: 12/16/2021

Comp: Wifi

Distance: 5.5 Miles 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Forum

3427 Forum Blvd.                              
Fort Myers, FL 33905


Rate: King: $169.00 + Tax / Two Queen:  $189.00 + Tax

Cut Off: 1/18/2023

Comp: Wifi, Breakfast bags

Distance: 2 Miles

Hilton Garden Inn

12600 University Dr.                     
Fort Myers, FL 33907


Rate: $179 + Tax

Cut Off: 12/4/20

Cancelation: 72 hours

Comp: Breakfast

Distance: 6.2 Miles

Holiday Inn Downtown Area

2431 S. Cleveland Ave.             
Fort Myers, FL 33901


Rate: $139.00 + Tax

Cut off: 12/19/2022

Comp: Wifi

Distance: 5.1 Miles

Hotel Indigo

1520 Broadway
Fort Myers, FL 33901 

239-337-3446 (Mention Booking Code F21)

Rate: $199 + Tax

Cut off: 12/21/20

Cancelation: 72 hours

Comp: Wifi

Distance: 5.2 Miles

Book Online: (Use booking code F21) 

Residence Inn by Marriott

2960 Colonial Blvd.                         
Fort Myers, FL 33966


Rate: Studio King $279.00 + Tax / One Bedroom Suite $289.00 + Tax

Cut off: 12/23/2022

Comp: Wifi

Distance: 1.5 Miles

Home2Suites by Hilton

4333 Ford Street 
Fort Myers, FL 33916


Rate: $217.23 + Tax

Cut off: 12/19/2022

Comp: Breakfast, Wifi

Distance: 0.8 Miles

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