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Mike Burnette is the lead pastor of LifePoint Church in Clarksville, Tennessee.  Under his leadership since 2010, the church has grown from 85 weekend attenders to over 5,500 in multiple locations, with a rapidly increasing online presence. In 2018, Outreach Magazine name LifePoint Church #1 on its "Fastest Growing Church in America" list.  


Pastor Mike is quick to point out, “God grows the church.  I just planted and watered the seed.”  After other pastors began reaching out to Mike for a church-growth formula, he wrote the book, Parable Church: How the Teachings of Jesus Shape the Culture of Our Faith, where he lays out a case for developing Kingdom culture that nurtures a healthy (and often growing) church and asks, “What if our church felt like the kingdom of God as he [Jesus] describes in the parables of Jesus?”


Mike has a deep passion for preaching God’s word, encouraging and discipling believers, and investing in the development of church leaders through coaching and speaking.  Mike and his wife, Stephanie, love leading together, especially at home with their four daughters.

Pastor Derwin Gray,  best-selling author, and former NFL team captain—Dr. Derwin L. Gray is a dynamic speaker, who brings God’s word and challenges you to live according to His plan for your life.  He, along with his wife, Vicki, are the co-founders of Transformation Church, a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community in Indian Land, South Carolina (just south of Charlotte, North Carolina), where he serves as lead pastor. 


Derwin met his wife, Vicki, at college, and they have been married since 1992.  They have two adult children.  Upon college graduation, Derwin played in the NFL for five years with the Indianapolis Colts and one year with the Carolina Panthers.  After his professional football career ended, Derwin felt called into full-time ministry.    


In 2008,  Derwin graduated from Southern Evangelical Seminary magna cum laude, with a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Apologetics, where he was mentored by renowned theologian and philosopher Dr. Norman Geisler.  In 2018, he received his Doctor of Ministry in the New Testament in Context at Northern Seminary under Dr. Scot McKnight.  Additionally, he has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary. 


Dr. Derwin L. Gray has written several books, most recently the best-seller The Good Life: What Jesus Teaches about Finding True Happiness.  His other best-selling books include:  How to Heal The Racial Divide: What the Bible Says, and the First Christians Knew, About Racial Reconciliation; Building a Multiethnic Church:  A Gospel Vision of Love, Grace, and Reconciliation in a Divided World; Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future; and God, Do You Hear Me? Discovering the Prayer God Always Answers.


Friday, April 28

Lobby Events & Coffee Shop Open:  5:30 PM

Session 1:  7:00 PM


Saturday, April 29

Lobby & Coffee Shop Open: 8:00 AM

Session 2:  9:00 AM

Break: 10:20 AM

Session 3:  11:00 AM

Lunch Provided:  12:15 PM

(*schedule subject to change)

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