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Many social, cultural, and political issues confronting the church and God’s people today are evolving at a rapid pace. It is easy to become confused and distracted by the many terms being used to define those situations, not to mention the unbiblical responses to them. The goal of this conference is to bridge some of the gaps that exist in discussing those challenges biblically, particularly as it relates to the power of the Gospel to transform hearts and lives. We hope this conference will help provide clear and compelling Christ-centered answers and solutions for the issues and questions being raised.

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Dean of Social Media

Grace to You

  • Native of Atlanta, Georgia but currently resides in Valencia, California.

  • Dean of Social Media at Grace to You, the media ministry of John MacArthur, pastor-teacher at Grace Community Church in Los Angeles.

  • Biblical counselor-in-training with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

  • Fellow of the Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI) of Princeton Theological Seminary.

  • Graduate of the Theology and Ministry program at Princeton.

  • Blogger at Just Thinking . . . for Myself and lead host of the Just Thinking podcast (with Virgil Walker).

  • Holds professional certifications in Social Media ROI and Value Analysis, Organizational Change Management, and Lean/Six Sigma Process Improvement. 

  • Enjoys studying and writing about theology and history, cooking, watching NFL/NCAA football, and watching classic black-and-white movies from the 1920s through the 1950s.



Discipleship Pastor

Westside Baptist Church

  • Discipleship Pastor at Westside Church in Omaha, Nebraska

  • Completed his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2007.

  • Prior to ministry, Virgil worked in the pharmaceutical sales industry where he managed award winning sales teams

  • Attending Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, working toward the completion of his Master of Divinity (MDiv)

  • Air National Guard veteran, serving 12 years of both active and reserve duty 

  • Additional interests include Jail Ministry, side-walk ministry at Abortion Clinics, and Street Evangelism 

  • Co-host of the Just Thinking podcast


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Vice President and Dean of

Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary

  • Earned Doctor of Philosophy degree from Mid-America with a concentration in Practical Theology and minors in Theology and New Testament in December 2013

  • Former adjunct professor at East Mississippi Community College and assistant instructor at the Starkville Extension of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

  • Previously served as Senior Pastor of Beth-el M.B. church in Starkville, MS

  • Served on Starkville School District Board of Trustees and as chaplain for the Starkville Police Department in 2010


Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew 

  • Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew and Dean of Men, MABTS

  • Earned Bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis with majors in History and Spanish 

  • Earned M.Div. in May of 1990 and Ph.D. in 1995

  • Contributor to the New Holman Bible Dictionary (articles on “Egypt” and “Esther”).

  • Presented a paper at the 2009 Dead Sea Scrolls conference held at MABTS (Qumran, the Dead Sea Scrolls and Biblical Interpretation

  • He is also a coauthor of: A Hebrew Grammar for Students of the Bible (Miller, Kilpatrick, and Akers).

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General Counsel & Public Policy Analyst with American Family Association

  • Earned undergraduate degree in New Testament Biblical Literature from Oral Roberts University and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

  • Member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association, and licensed to practice before all Louisiana State Courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Louisiana, as well as all Texas State Courts

  • Previously served as a criminal prosecutor handling major felony prosecutions at the trial level

  • Ministerial focuses include Marriage, Family, Apologetics, Biblical Worldview Training, Discipleship Formation, and Preaching

MEEKE AND WIL ADDISON Special Initiatives

American Family Association

Meeke Addison

  • Assistant Director of Special Initiatives with AFA

  • Co-host of podcast Airing the Addisons on American Family Radio

  • Conference speaker, women’s teacher, author, and pro-family activist keeping a close eye on politics, pop culture, and the Church, focusing on equipping everyday Christians to effectively engage and transform culture

  • Previously served as a nationally appointed missionary to America’s colleges and universities


Wil Addison

  • Wil Addison is a New Orleans native with over 20 years of ministry service.

  • Served 6 years as a missionary and then missionary evangelist to America’s colleges and universities.

  • Core group church plant in Lafayette, Louisiana.

  • He served as associate Pastor of Discipleship before coming to the American Family Association in 2008.

  • In 2013 he was named Director of Urban Family Communications and Urban Family Talk

  • Wil currently serves the American Family Association as the Director of Special Initiatives, in charge of outreach and ministry to American Families.

  • He also directs AFA’s Marriage Family and Life Conferences.

  • Can be heard with Meeke weekdays on American Family Radio as co-host of Airing the Addisons.  They offer insight on culture, popular trends, and current events which threaten the integrity of the Christian Faith and the proliferation of the Gospel.

  • The Addisons have five children whom they educate at home.

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Founder and Director of Sovereign Nations

  • Founder, The Sovereign Alliance

  • Founder and Director, Sovereign Nations

  • Presented in a variety of panel discussions and forums including Sovereign Nations Convention in Atlanta


      The Trojan Horse Interviews

         Episode 1: Deconstructing Communities

           Episode 2: Radical Subjectivity

             Episode 3: Critical Race Theory

      Sovereign Nations Convention, Atlanta: 

      Postmodernism and Intersectionality in Faith



Code Red Conversations

  • Founder of Code Red Conversations which educates citizens and officers in better understanding police uses or force and building their tactical & situational awareness skills.

  • Former Las Vegas Metro Police Officer, Certified Police Instructor, Police Defensive tactics instructor, Firearms Instructor, Active Shooter Response Instructor, Terrorism Liaison Officer, Crisis

  • Intervention Officer, Gang Intelligence Officer
    Indiana Dept. Of Corrections Officer at Westville Correctional Center (92-95) Maximum Security Housing.

  • U.S. Army veteran as a Combat Medic. Having served from 1988-92, veteran of operation Desert Storm
    Most importantly, graciously saved by the true & living God


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