Our conference dates are August 27-29, 2020!
We appreciate your prayers for our conference in August. Please note that we may need to make adjustments, even up to the last minute, due to ever-changing virus regulations.
We won’t be able to guarantee seating in the main room, even if you’ve already signed up, but we will do our very best to make the conference something special for everyone, no matter what happens!
In any case, by God’s grace the conference will also be available online!
The conference will be much the same as last year's. The schedule will be approximately the same, we'll be meeting at Calvary Chapel Bend again, and we're planning on providing lunch and dinner like last year.
In the past, the Shilo Inn or The Riverhouse has given us special rates for conference attendees; neither one is giving us a special rate this year.
These hotels and motels are the closest to Calvary Chapel:
Space is limited so if you are planning on coming, please sign up right away!
The Conference will be streamed live again this year!
Elijah Abraham was born in Iraq and grew up as a Muslim. He fled Middle East as a teenager and lived in Europe for several years. He came to the U.S. in 1987 and began attending a Christian church where he eventually converted to Christianity. Later he earned a degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Elijah has been educating churches and civic groups on Islam and the Islamic threat. He served as a mission pastor, training American Missionaries apologetics in Muslim evangelism. He founded Living Oasis Ministries through which, he has been quipping pastors, missionaries, seminary students, and church members in 45 countries and 30 states.
Carl was first introduced to apologetics by two pilots after he’d told them evolution was compatible with the Bible, which is what he’d been taught in Sunday school. These men pulled out their Bible and showed him that what the WORLD taught wasn’t the same as what the WORD taught. With 50% to 88% of the younger generation raised in the church leaving the church by the age of 18, Carl’s desire is for them to KNOW what they’re walking away from. This can only happen if they’re able to critically think and evaluate arguments so they can determine truth.
Carl would say he doesn’t enjoy speaking, at times he’s terrified of it. However, seeing people get excited because they realize they can trust the Word of God inspires him to continue on. When he’s not speaking, Carl loves being with his family and friends. He also enjoys the ocean - snorkeling, boogie boarding or fishing. Carl has two honorary Doctorates and a degree in Biblical Studies. However, his most important credentials would be SSBGTFIC – (Sinner Saved By Grace Through Faith In Christ) and husband/father and grandfather.
Warren B. Smith (B.A. University of Pennsylvania; M.S.W. Tulane University)—A veteran who worked at the White House Communications Agency and later became a community social worker serving as a program coordinator for people with special needs, directing several homeless programs, and working as a Hospice social worker in New Orleans and on the California coast. After leaving the New Age movement and becoming a Christian, he began writing extensively on the subject of spiritual deception. He has written seven books and numerous booklets and has spoken on radio, television, and at seminars and conferences for the last twenty-five years. For more information, visit www.newagetoamazinggrace.com.
T.A. McMahon is president and executive director of The Berean Call ministry, editor-in-chief and contributing writer for The Berean Call newsletter, co-author of The Seduction of Christianity, America: The Sorcerer's New Apprentice, Understand the Times, and author of Showtime for the Sheep? and Temporal Delusion.
Holder of a master's degree in communications, he has researched and written numerous documentaries and scripted several feature films. His writing/producing for Christian videos includes The Cult Explosion, The God Makers, The New Age: Pathway to Paradise? The Evolution Conspiracy, A Woman Rides the Beast, Israel, Islam & Armageddon, and Psychology and the Church.