Keynote Speaker: The Rev. Mateen Elass|
The son of a Syrian Muslim father and an American mother, Mateen Elass became a follower of Christ at age 20. By the end of his college years, he sensed Godís call to Christian ministry. After completing a B.A. at Stanford University, he earned M.Div. and M.A. degrees in Biblical Studies and Theology from Fuller Seminary. Later he received a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Durham University in England.
He has served as senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Edmond, OK, since 2007.
Bible Study Leader: The Rev. Dr. Jesse G. Truvillion
The Reverend Dr. Jesse Truvillion is beloved by the Menís Conference for his gift of sharing the gospel through story. The son of a Baptist preacher from the Big Thicket of Deep East Texas, Truvillion has been preaching, teaching, and lecturing for over 59 years.
Worship Leader: The Rev. Thomas D Hay
Associate for Assembly Operations
Office of the General Assembly
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Saturday Evening Speaker: Amy Downs
As a survivor of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, Amy fell three floors and was literally buried alive under the rubble for 6 Ĺ hours during which time she was forced to re-think her life goals and priorities. Embracing her second chance at life Amy has accomplished many personal goals including losing 200 lbs. She is now a runner and cyclists and an advocate for personal fitness. Amy's testimony of strength and survival has been an inspiration to the many she has shared her story with.
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