Next Up For Conference

Written by Jeremiah Owen

September 3, 2015

This just in from Conference President Rev. Dr. Ken Chroniger:

These men have agreed to participate in a project that goes beyond General Conference Sessions 2016 at Houghton College. Their research is called, The “Jesus of” Project. Each pastor has agreed to study a particular area concerning “Jesus of”. Each will develop a not more than 25 page scholarly work which will be compiled in a book form. Each of the scholars will make a 25 minute presentation at Conference Session 2016 to share what they have learned from their research

Please keep these men in your prayers as they do their research.  Please send them a note encouraging their research. Please be open to insights found through the research.  Please plan on attending the presentation.  Please ask for the compilation of the papers.


The Rev. Andrew Camenga will be presenting Jesus of the Synoptics on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.  Pastor Andrew brings to this project the following academic credentials: Master of Divinity from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, VA and Bachelor of Science in Physics and Math from Houghton, College, Houghton, NY.


The Rev. John Pethtel will be presenting Jesus of the Gospel of John on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Pastor John brings to this project the following academic credentials: Doctor of Ministry studies, Denver Seminary, Church and Parachurch Executive Leadership; Master of Divinity, Denver Seminary, Philosophy of Religion, Theology; Graduate Certificate, Capital Seminary and Graduate School of Theology; Bachelor of Arts, Salem International University, Major in Management of Not-for-Profit Organizations,  Minors in Health, Philosophy and Religion


The Rev. Dr. Richard Burks will be presenting Jesus of the Epistles to the Romans on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Pastor Bill brings to this project the following academic credentials: Doctor of Biblical Languages Missionary Baptist Seminary, Little Rock, AR; Master of Theology, Missionary Baptist Seminary, Little Rock, AR; Bachelor of Biblical Languages, Missionary Baptist Seminary Little Rock AR; Associates in Bible, Missionary Baptist Seminary Little Rock, AR; Associates in Electronics, United Electronics Institute, Dallas. TX; Credit hours 30.5, Summit School of Theology, Denver, CO.  


The Rev. Dr. Tim Bancroft will be presenting Jesus of the Epistles of John and Revelation on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Pastor Tim brings to this project the following academic credentials: Doctor of Philosophy Candidate in Pastoral Psychology, Graduate Theological Foundation; Doctor of Ministry, Ecumenical Relations, Graduate Theological Foundation; Master of Divinity in Ministry, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL; Master of Arts, Systematic Theology, Northern Baptist Seminary, Chicago, IL; Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, WV; Graduate Certificate (3 yr.), Gestalt Methods, Midwest Gestalt Institute, Indianapolis, IN. 


The Rev. Dr. Lawrence Watt will be presenting Jesus of the Epistles of Paul to the Churches on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Pastor Larry brings to this project the following academic credentials:  Doctor of Education, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ; Master of Education, University of Phoenix, AZ; Master of Divinity, Midwestern Theological Seminary, North Kansas City, KS; Bachelor of Science in Education/ Special Education, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant MI; Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS.

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