"Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel."
2 Timothy 2:8

Tom Ascol

President, Founders Ministries

Phil Johnson

Executive Director, Grace to You

Conrad Mbewe

Pastor, Kabwata Baptist Church

Joel Beeke

President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

Costi Hinn

Teaching Pastor, Shepherd’s House Bible Church

Travis Allen

Teaching Pastor, Grace Church Greeley

Special Guests

Allie Beth Stuckey

Host, Relatable Podcast

Frequently Asked Questions

Cancelled registrations received by July 31, 2023, will be issued a full refund minus $10 per registered person for processing fees. Cancelled registrations from August 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023, will be issued a 50% refund. No refunds will be made and full payment will be required for cancellations received after December 31, 2023. Cancellations must be made by phone (888-525-1689) during normal business hours (not via voicemail message), or by email (officeadmin@founders.org).

While the full conference schedule has not been finalized our past conferences have followed the following pattern. There will be a pre-conference on Wednesday night at Grace Baptist Church, this is a separately ticketed event, check back to this page for more details. Thursday morning will begin conference registration and the first session will be around 12:00pm and will end around 9:00pm. Friday is a full day from 8:30am to 9:00pm. Saturday will be a half day from 8:30am to 1:00pm. We invite all attendees to attend our church services at Grace Baptist Church on Sunday morning. This is subject to change but provides a basic framework so that you can plan your travel accordingly.

See the tentative schedule.

Yes, please view the Lodging section below. Hotel information is coming soon.

Please contact us at officeadmin@founders.org to discuss possible group discounts.

We plan to have complimentary water and coffee available but do not have the ability to provide food at this venue. Before the conference begins we will post a list of local restaurants to help you during the meal breaks. There will likely be a FAM dinner on Thursday night – check back here for more details.

We welcome everyone to attend our conferences and have a large number of families that attend. We hope to have a separate room for young families that has stream access for when the kids need to stretch and play. We will not be providing childcare for this event.

January in sunny SWFL is typically highs in the low 70s and lows in the 50s. We do not have a set dress code and our attendees typically vary from suits to shorts and t-shirts. The venue can be cold, so we would suggest bringing a jacket or sweater.


Thank you for your interest in attending the 2024 National Founders Conference! 

Adult Registration

  • Early Bird $180

    January 21 through April 30, 2023

  • Discounted $220

    May 1 through August 31, 2023

  • Regular Registration $250

    September 1 through January 16, 2024

Youth Registration

  • Ages 11-17 $60
  • Ages 10 and under Free!


  • Through July 31, 2023 Full (-$10)
  • August 1 to December 31 50%
  • After December 31 No Refund
January 17 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Please join us for a pre-conference on January 17 at 6:00 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida. Dr. Tom Ascol and Dr. James Renihan will be speaking on “A Time for Confessionalism.”

JANUARY 18 | 4:30 P.M.

On January 18, during the evening meal break, we are hosting an informal, family-style dinner at McGregor Baptist Church. During this dinner there will be a live recording of The Sword & the Trowel podcast with Dr. Tom Ascol, Graham Gunden, and Allie Beth Stuckey!

This is a separately ticketed event and is only available for purchase by attendees of the 2024 National Founders Conference.

Menu: TBD

Conference Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.
January 17 | Grace Baptist Church

5:00 PM – Registration Opens

6:00 PM – SESSION 1 | Jim Renihan

7:00 PM – SESSION 2 | Tom Ascol

8:00 PM – Break

8:20 PM – SESSION 3 | Panel

9:00 PM – End of Pre-Conference

Thursday, Jan. 18

9:00 AM – Registration Opens

12:00 PM – Welcome and Opening

12:15 PM – SESSION 1 

1:30 PM – SESSION 2 

2:30 PM – Break

3:15 PM – SESSION 3 

4:30 PM – Dinner Break / FAM Dinner with LIVE Podcast – Allie Beth Stuckey

6:45 PM – SESSION 4 

8:00 PM – SESSION 5 

9:00 PM – End of Day

Friday, Jan. 19

8:30 AM – SESSION 6

9:45 AM – SESSION 7 

11:00 AM – Lunch Break

1:00 PM – SESSION 8 | Panel 

2:15 PM – SESSION 9 

3:15 PM – Break

4:00 PM – SESSION 10 | Men & Women’s Breakouts – Travis Allen & Allie Beth Stuckey

5:00 PM – Dinner Break

7:15 PM – Session 11 

8:15 PM – Founders After Party

10:30 PM – End of Day

Saturday, Jan. 20

8:30 AM – SESSION 12 | Q&A Panel

9:45 AM – SESSION 13 

10:45 AM – Break

11:30 AM – SESSION 14 

12:30 PM – Closing



Thank you for your interest in becoming a sponsor for the 2024 National Founders Conference! Please read through the information and terms at the link below.

Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Myers - Colonial Blvd

4350 Executive Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33916


Rate: $210.00 + Tax
Cut off: 12/15/2023
Comp: Wifi, Breakfast
Distance: 1.1 Miles 

Home2Suites by Hilton

4333 Ford Street 
Fort Myers, FL 33916


Rate: $225.00 + Tax
Cut off: 12/15/2023
Comp: Breakfast, Wifi
Distance: 0.8 Miles

Courtyard by Marriott

4455 Metro Parkway                            
Fort Myers FL 33916


Rate: Standard King $199.00 + Tax  / Double Queen $209.00 + Tax
Cut off: 12/15/2023
Comp: Wifi, Breakfast buffet
Distance: 1.4 miles 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Forum

3427 Forum Blvd.                              
Fort Myers, FL 33905


Rate: King: $189.00 + Tax / Two Queen:  $189.00 + Tax
Cut Off: 12/15/2023
Comp: Wifi, Breakfast bags
Distance: 2 Miles

Holiday Inn Edison at Midtown

2431 S. Cleveland Ave.             
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Rate: $139.00 + Tax (King)
Cut off: 12/19/2023
Comp: Wifi
Distance: 2.2 Miles

Book by calling: 239-332-3232 with Group Code: SMF

Hyatt Place Fort Myers/At The Forum

2600 Champion Ring Rd
Fort Myers, FL 33905


Rate: $239.00 + Tax (King)
Cut off: 12/15/2023
Comp: Breakfast, Wifi
Distance: 4.8 Miles

Book Online with Group Code: G-FMCO

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