February 24-25, 2020
Sandia Baptist Church

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Monday Evening, February 24

4:30 pm Exhibits Open/Registration Begins
5:45 pm Prayer & Welcome
5:50 pm Introductions
6:00 pm Praise & Worship–New Mexico Singing Churchmen, New Mexico Women of Worship, Multi-Generational Choir
6:30 pm Message–Chuck Kelley
7:10 pm Praise & Worship–New Mexico Singing Churchmen, New Mexico Women of Worship
7:30 pm Message–Kyle Walker
8:10 pm Closing Prayer
Pie Fellowship following the session.

Tuesday Morning, February 25

8:00 am  Exhibits Open/Registration Begins
8:50 am  Prayer & Welcome
9:00 am  Praise & Worship–Lamar Morin and Friends
9:20 am  Message–Chuck Kelley
10:00 am  Praise & Worship–Lamar Morin
10:20 am Message–Kyle Walker
11:00 am Closing Prayer

Breakout Session One–1:00 to 2:15

Ken Braddy–Breathing Life Into Sunday School
Rick Brittain–Normal Evangelism:  Connecting
Michael Dean–Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing
David Englehart–Permission Based Evangelism
Adam Greenway
Caleb Harrelson–Tactics for Engaging With Others on Their Worldview
Chuck Kelley–Living the Gospel Life
Mike Napier–Worship Center Intercessors and Evangelism: How They Work Together
Krista Peterson–Children and Evangelism
Kyle Walker–Let the Text Talk: Preaching That Treats the Text On Its Own Terms

Breakout Session Two–2:30 to 3:45

Ken Braddy–Breathing Life Into Sunday School
Rick Brittain–Normal Evangelism:  Connecting
Michael Dean–Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing
David Englehart–Permission Based Evangelism
Adam Greenway
Caleb Harrelson–Tactics for Engaging With Others on Their Worldview
Chuck Kelley–Living the Gospel Life
Mike Napier–Worship Center Intercessors and Evangelism: How They Work Together
Krista Peterson–Children and Evangelism
Kyle Walker–Let the Text Talk: Preaching That Treats the Text On Its Own Terms


Tuesday Evening

4:30 pm Exhibits Open/Registration Begins
5:45 pm Prayer & Welcome
5:55 pm Music–New Mexico Singing Churchmen
6:30 pm Message–Adam Greenway
7:10 pm Praise & Worship–New Mexico Singing Churchmen
7:30 pm Message–Michael Dean
8:10 pm Closing Prayer

**Childcare is available during each session for babies and children up to 6 years of age.

Homewood Suites (has blocked rooms for NMEC)
5400 San Antonio Dr. NE


Sheraton Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE


Holiday Inn Express
10330 Hotel Ave. NE

Chuck Kelley was the 8th President of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, serving from 1996 to 2019. He continues to serve at NOBTS as President Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor of Evangelism. He is founder and director of Innovative Evangelism as well as an itinerant preacher and evangelist.

Kelley received his B.A. from Baylor University and his M.Div. and Th.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Before his election to the presidency in 1996, Dr. Kelley served as Director of the Leavell Center for Evangelism and Church Growth and Chairman of the Pastoral Ministries Division at the Seminary.

Kelley has written numerous books, articles, and evangelism training materials which include:The Baptist Faith and Message (written with Richard Land and Al Mohler), Fuel the Fire: Lessons from the History of Southern Baptist Evangelism

Since his retirement as President of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary on July 31, 2019, Dr. Kelley and his wife, Dr. Rhonda Kelley, are spending time in their new home in Fairhope, Alabama and in an apartment on the NOBTS campus as they both continue to work with their beloved Seminary and pursue their ministry callings.

Kyle Walker A native of Americus, Georgia, Dr. Walker has served as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Cartersville, Georgia since July of 2019. Dr. Walker graduated from Alabama in 2007 with a degree in Organizational Leadership. He earned his Master of Divinity (2010) and Ph.D. in Preaching/Systematic Theology (2015) at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Dr. Walker served Southwestern Seminary as Director of Admissions, Dean of Students, and Vice President for Student Services and Assistant Professor of Preaching from 2010 to 2019. Dr. Walker also served as interim pastor of First Baptist Church in Mansfield, Texas, from April 2016-March 2017.

While serving at Southwestern Seminary Dr. Walker authored Let the Text Talk: Preaching that Treats the Text on its Own Terms. Kyle has preached and assisted in training preachers throughout the United States. Internationally, he has preached and trained pastors in the Grand Cayman Islands, United Kingdom, Korea, Myanmar, Mexico, and India. Dr. Walker has a passion for the Word of God and equipping the church to make disciples who make disciples.

Dr. Walker and his wife Lauren have been married for almost 12 years and have three children: Taylor Grace (7), Libby (5), and Clay (3).

 Adam Greenway is the newly elected ninth president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of Samford University (BA), the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv), and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, Evangelism & Apologetics).

Before serving at Southwestern Seminary, Dr. Greenway served as the dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Ministry at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Greenway has served in various roles in the Southern Baptist Convention, including as an assistant parliamentarian for the SBC and currently as the chairman of the Committee on Order of Business. He is the co-editor of The Great Commission Resurgence and Evangelicals Engaging Emergent.

Dr. Greenway is married to Carla (Southwestern Seminary, MA) and they have two children, Wade and Caroline.

Michael Dean has recently retired from Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He served that congregation for 28 years. Prior to that he served several other churches in Texas and also served First Baptist Church in Artesia from 1981-1987.

Michael has degrees from both Southwestern and Golden Gate (now Gateway) seminaries. He has held numerous denominational ministry positions in Texas, New Mexico and been on the board of trustees for his alma mater seminaries.

His book, “Envision the Life,” is available for purchase at his table in the display area.

Michael and his wife, Nan, have been married for 42 years and have 2 married daughters. They now live in Glorieta. Michael has recently become the interim pastor at First Baptist Church in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Ken Braddy is the Director of Sunday School for LifeWay Christian Resources. In addition to his role as Sunday School Director, Ken leads a team of 40+ editors and designers to create and edit LifeWay’s ongoing Bible studies for adults (Explore The Bible, Bible Studies For Life, The Gospel Project, Masterwork, You, Baptist Adults, and more) which are used weekly by over 2.7M adults. Ken has also managed all of LifeWay’s devotionals and magazines for adults and families such as Open Windows, Journey, Stand Firm, and HomeLife. In addition to these responsibilities, Ken also directs the Sunday School/discipleship training team who train teachers and leaders throughout the country.

Ken has served on three church staffs and has directed the Christian education/family ministries at all three churches.  His first church began as a mission with 44 people and grew to over 2400 members, becoming the fastest growing Sunday School in Texas for more than seven years.  Ken has trained thousands of Bible study leaders all over the country, and he has many years of experience leading Bible study groups in his churches.

Ken blogs several times a week about Sunday School and small groups (kenbraddy.com). His most recent book, Breathing Life Into Sunday School, is available at his table in the display area. He has co-authored seven other books on Sunday School and groups ministry, and has written numerous leadership articles for Facts & Trends Magazine.

Ken and Tammy have been married 32 years, have two grown sons, one daughter-in-law, two granddogs, and love good Tex-Mex and Texas barbecue. Ken wishes he had his high school car back, a 1978 Camaro.

Rick Brittain was born in Grants and is a 3rd generation New Mexico pastor and an unapologetic New Mexico apologist. Over a 30 year period, Rick has played just about every position one can play on a church staff team, and has served part-time, full-time and bi-vocationally.

He and Kris have lived and worked in a variety of communities around the state and in a few other less beautiful parts of the country. They’ve raised three daughters who have now been sent out to change the world. Generation four is well under way.

Rick loves fly-fishing, writing, disciple-making and sharing the grand adventure with Kris. They live in the Moreno valley, which is a beautiful home base for Rick’s work as Regional Missionary for Northern New Mexico with the BCNM, where he has served since June of 2017.

 David Englehart
Director of NMSU Christian Challenge since 1985

Married to April. Father of three. Grandfather of one.

Hobbies: Backpacking; Training Golden Retrievers; Fly Fishing; Aggie Athletics

Conviction: More time spent with fewer people leads to greater lasting impact for the kingdom of God.

Caleb Harrelson has been married to his wife, Kendra, for 11 years and has four wonderful little children. They were missionaries in Ukraine and then worked in full time youth ministry for 6 years. After realizing the great need for more training for believers in a Biblical worldview and apologetics, they started the ministry “Engage Apologetics” in El Paso, Tx. Their goal is to serve churches across El Paso and the southwest region by preparing parents and the next generation to know the total truth of Christianity, train them in responding to objections and send them out to confidently engage with their neighbor in conversations about the gospel.

As part of Engage, they do multi-week seminars on apologetics, take groups out for evangelism with atheists and cults, they are developing a creation science evangelism team, and are producing online apologetic material.

Caleb has received apologetics training at Dr. Turek’s online class and his Cross Examined Instructor Academy and is enrolled at Southern Baptist University for the Masters in Apologetics program and hopes to start later this year! See more about our their ministry at engageapologetics.com.

Mike Napier was born and raised in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Mike’s goal in life was to become a Police Officer in his hometown. It was during his pursuit of this dream that he had a life-changing experience with Jesus Christ. Mike continued to serve in law enforcement for 15 years in three different towns while simultaneously serving as a pastor in churches.

Mike has been married to the love of his life, Cindy (Spurlock) Napier, since April, 1986. They have been blessed with four children: Chrissy, married to Andrew DeClue living in Little Rock, AR, they have 4 children; Micah, married to Ryan Phelps and living in Houston, TX, they have 2 children; Mich, married to Tabatha Karp, they have two children, living in Plainview, TX; and Sterling, married to Alex, living in Pensacola, FL.

Mike has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK; a Masters in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX; and a Doctorate of Ministry thru Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, San Francisco, CA.

Mike has served as Pastor at FBC Pond Creek, OK; FBC Broken Bow, OK; FBC Noble, OK and as Minister of Education and Outreach at FBC Owasso, OK. The Napier family followed God’s call to serve New Mexico in 2009 as the State Director of Evangelism and Discipleship for the Baptist Convention of New Mexico. In 2014 God led them back to Oklahoma to serve as the Personal Evangelism Specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. November of 2018 Mike became the Pastor at FBC Aztec, New Mexico, where he is currently serving.

 Krista Peterson  has served on the Leadership Development Team of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico for the past eleven years.  She is a native New Mexican who grew up in Albuquerque and went to college at Hardin-Simmons University and got her seminary degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.   Then returned home to Albuquerque and served for 11 years at Sandia Baptist Church as Children’s Minister before serving at the State Convention. Her passion for children’s ministry comes from the belief that the Bible mandates that the job of believers is to pass their faith on to the next generation.   She enjoys working with churches all over New Mexico to encourage them to welcome children as Jesus did and then disciple children into becoming wholehearted followers of Christ.

Ken Braddy  Breathing Life Into Sunday School

Sunday School isn’t dead – far from it – but most need new life breathed into them. Learn the 12 essentials for bringing health and vitality back to your church’s most important ministry.

Rick Brittain Normal Evangelism:  Connecting

Ask any grandparent… We tend to talk most about the people we love. We tend to talk most to the people we love.  Jesus described this reality in His Great Commandment. If we’re going to practice relational evangelism, we’re going to have to create relationships. In this session, we’ll explore the convictions and practices that will lead to the right kind of relationship for reaching the lost. There will be a particular focus on relational evangelism and apologetics as you connect with the MILLENNIAL generation.

Michael Dean Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing

How to keep your church continually focused on the priority of evangelism. How pastors and leaders maintain a personal passion for evangelism through all seasons of life and ministry.

 David Englehart Permission Based Evangelism

What if someone gave you permission to share the gospel with them? Would you share? Of course you would! God is already working. He’s faithful to open doors and hearts to the gospel. Let’s learn together how to seek permission to share Jesus with people who are ready to hear. There are some key things we need to know and understand.

Adam Greenway

Caleb Harrelson Tactics for Engaging With Others on Their Worldview

Why does it seem so difficult to engage with people who hold different beliefs than you? How can you keep the conversation going forward without them feeling attacked? How can you point them to Jesus as the only hope? Come join us!

Chuck Kelley Living the Gospel Life  

This session will answer the question about why personal evangelism is so important. Specific strategies will be suggested to equip people for Gospel conversations.

Mike Napier Worship Center Intercessors and Evangelism: How They Work Together   

Engaging people from the north, south, east, and west through the power of prayer. Implementing effective steps for prayer and evangelism during the week and on Sunday morning’s.

Krista Peterson Children and Evangelism

Looking at tools and resources to lead children to Christ, we’ll explore some ‘best practices’ to use to first, guide children in this most important decision and then second, follow up with discipleship.

Kyle Walker Let the Text Talk: Preaching That Treats the Text On Its Own Terms

Handling God’s Word is a matter of life and death. Souls hang in the balance based upon their response to the truth of God’s Word. No wonder Paul told Timothy to do his best to present himself to God as a workman, unashamed, as one who could accurately handle God’s truth. In this breakout Dr. Walker will provide a crash course on text-driven preaching. Text-driven preaching is preaching that seeks to let the text of God’s Word do the talking.