East Coast Ministers’ Conference 2021

We are already planning for our 2021 East Coast Ministers’ Conference. You can confirm dates and speakers below! More information to come…

Dates: May 25-27

Registration not yet available.

The US Ministers’ Conference is an annual event where men gather from a variety of ministerial vocations to worship God and sit under the preaching of his Word.

Conference Theme

Devoted to Christ’s Church

Heavily Discounted prices available at the Conference bookstore.

Location

Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown PA.

Some might ask, “Why host a conference at a college campus?” First, a college campus allows us to keep everyone together. The vast majority of the attendees will stay in the campus dorms, share meals together at the campus food court, and enjoy fellowship together in the campus recreation centers. Second, the Elizabethtown College campus allows us to keep the conference rates low. This is an important feature of Banner of Truth conferences, for we want to reach out to as many pastors as possible, not all of whom are serving in large and prosperous congregations. Our conference fee, which ranges from $240 to $375 is great value for money when you consider it covers room and full board, conference registration, bookstore gift certificates, and the use of all campus facilities. There are absolutely no hidden costs!

Who Attends?

The US Ministers’ Conference is arranged for men in (or who have been in) pastoral ministry; students in theological training for the ministry; men serving in missionary work (at home or overseas); and men serving the church as elders or as deacons. In addition, we welcome those who are sponsored by their church/minister where the church is seriously considering them for eldership or full-time ministry.

We ask that only men attend to maximize opportunities for fellowship, accountability, and prayer. We understand the difficulty of being away from family for a couple of nights, but one of the goals of this conference is to encourage men to forge strong friendships with like-minded brothers and fellow gospel ministers.

May 25-27

Registration Begins – 11am Tuesday May 25
Conference Closes – 3:30pm Thursday May 27

  • Solid, reformed preaching from the Word of God, with encouraging fellowship among like-minded men in ministry.
  • Located on the beautiful campus of Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA.
  • Fee includes meals and lodging, unless you designate otherwise.
  • Lodging in air-conditioned rooms on campus; linens, pillow, wash cloths and towels supplied.
  • Harrisburg International Airport is 15 minutes away.
  • Registration begins Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Leffler Chapel lobby.
  • Basketball courts/gym, swimming pool, and racquet ball courts available during designated times.
  • Wednesday evening ice cream event with annual Banner soccer match for willing participants!
  • Banner of Truth Conference Bookstore with most, if not all Banner titles for purchase at discounted prices.
  • Attendees receive a conference gift, a one-year electronic subscription to The Banner of Truth magazine, and a special conference bookstore gift certificate.
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H. B. Charles H.B. Charles, Jr. has been the pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida since 2008. Over the course of H.B.’s pastorate, his love for God’s Word, the church, and lost people has resulted in joyfully balancing his pastoral responsibilities with speaking engagements in revivals, conferences, and other church events. He is married to his best friend, Crystal, and they are the proud parents of three children, H.B. Charles III, Natalie Marie and Hailey. He is the author of It Happens After Prayer, On Preaching, On Pastoring, and The Difference Jesus Makes.

 

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John van Eyk is Pastor of Trinity Reformed Church, Alberta, Canada. Prior to his calling as a minister, he recieved a BA in History and Theology from Redeemer University College, a MDiv in Theological Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a MTh in Theology from the University of Glasgow.

 

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Mark G. Johnston is Pastor of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cardiff. He previously ministered in his native Northern Ireland, London, and Pennsylvania. He is a Trustee of the Banner of Truth Trust and the author of the Banner Mini-Guide The Church: Glorious Body, Radiant Bride, as well as three commentaries in the Let’s Study series; Let’s Study 2 Peter and Jude, Let’s Study Colossians and Philemon, and Let’s Study John. Mark is married to Fiona and they have two grown-up children.

 

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Sean Michael Lucas (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is senior pastor at Independent Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Memphis, Tennessee, and chancellor’s professor of church history at Reformed Theological Seminary. He’s author of several books, including For a Continuing Church: The Roots of the Presbyterian Church in America (P&R, 2015). He has also contributed an essay on Lutheran theology after Martin Luther to The Legacy of Luther (Reformation Trust, 2016).

 

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Mike Riccardi serves Grace Community Church, California as the pastor of Local Outreach Ministries, which includes overseeing Fundamentals of the Faith classes, eight foreign language outreach Bible studies, and evangelism in nearby jails, rehab centers, and in the local neighborhood. Mike earned his B.A. in Italian and his M.Ed. in Foreign Language from Rutgers University, and his M.Div. and Th.M. from The Master’s Seminary, where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. and teaching as a faculty associate in the theology department.

 

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Paul Wolfeserves as Senior Pastor of New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia, where he lives with his wife Christy and their three children. Paul grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1993 and Westminster Theological Seminary (M.Div.) in 2000. He is the author of My God Is True: Lessons Learned Along Cancer’s Dark Road and Setting Our Sights on Heaven: Why It’s Hard and Why It’s Worth It, both published by the Trust.

 

Registration Rates

Registration is not yet open.

Early Bird
Registration
Standard
Registration
Late
Registration
Before
March 01, 2021
March 1, 2021
to April 30, 2020
After
April 30, 2021
¹Standard Plan $335 $365 $395
²Standard+ Plan $375 $405 $435
³Apartment Accommodations $355 $385 $415
4Seminary Student $240 $270 $300
5Registration Only $170 $200 $230
  1. Standard Plan: 2 person bedroom in dorm accommodation with shared (4-8 people) bathroom facilities. 2 nights accommodation and a 6-meal plan (Tuesday supper to Thursday lunch).
  2. Standard+ Plan: Single bedroom in dorm accommodation with shared (4-8 people) bathroom facilities. 2 nights accommodation and a 6-meal plan (Tuesday supper to Thursday lunch). Limited availability.
  3. Apartment Accommodations: 4 person apartment with two twin bedrooms and shared bathroom facilities. Must be booked as a group of four at time of booking. Price is per person and includes 2 nights accommodation and a 6-meal plan (Tuesday supper to Thursday lunch). Limited availability.
  4. Seminary Student: Based on the standard plan.
  5. Registration Only: You arrange your own accommodations and meals (meal tickets available on campus).

For those of you who drive into Carlisle on the Monday before the conference (May 25th), please be aware that we have secured a group rate of $99 at the Carlisle Comfort Suites Hotel. When you call, mention the group rate for Banner of Truth to secure the special rate.