March 17, 2022 | Registration Open now
Basics in Biblical Counseling
Worry, Fear, & Anxiety
Trauma, Trials, & Suffering
Dealing with Crisis and Confusion
Keynote Speaker, Pastor Kevin Carson
Senior Pastor, Sonrise Baptist Church in Ozark, MO
Kevin grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the son of a pastor and often says “it has been my privilege to have lived my entire life in and around church.” In 1990 Kevin moved to Springfield, Missouri to attend Baptist Bible College. There he met his wife Kelly and was married in 1994. Shortly thereafter, he started working as the senior adult pastor at Cherry Street Baptist Church. It was in that ministry where Kelly and Kevin first started talking about planting a church. They are thrilled God brought a team together with them to start Sonrise in 2002.
Kevin also started teaching as a faculty member of Baptist Bible Graduate School in 1999 (now Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary). Kevin also serves as a member of the Ozark Rotary Cub. In the process of all this God has given Kevin and Kelly four children. In his spare time Kevin enjoys family, sports, fishing, hunting, and writing.
Rev. Randy Patten is the President of TEAM Focus Ministries, an organization that seeks to increase the discipleship effectiveness of evangelical Christians and churches through public proclamation of Scripture and private coaching. Previously he served 16 years as the Executive Director of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC), now called the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) since 1997. Prior to serving with NANC/ACBC he served 12 years as a pastor of a local church followed by 12 years as a pastor to pastors and consultant to local churches. He has been involved in training biblical counselors for 34 years, including 24 years at Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries, Lafayette, IN. Randy has a BA from Cedarville University, OH, and M.Div. from Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, IN and has done doctoral studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL. He serves as a trustee of Cedarville University and was a founding board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. Randy was a contributor to Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling (Harvest House, 2012), Scripture and Counseling (Zondervan, 2014) and Biblical Counseling and the Church (Zondervan, 2015). He and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 45 years and have 2 grown children and 6 grandchildren. They are long-time members of College Park Church in Indianapolis, IN.
Director of VFBCC
ACBC Certified Counselor
Rev. Randy Patton
President of TEAM Focus Ministries
Former Executive Director of ACBC
Dr. George Crabb, DO
Millennium Physician Group
Assistant Pastor, Gospel Baptist Church in Bonita Springs, Florida
Lighthouse Baptist Church, CA