National Conference 2020

Seeking God’s glory through integrity and endurance

Conference Details


Monday, October 12 – Wednesday, October 14, 2020


The Chapel – Akron, OH


Early Bird – $99 (Ends May 13)
General Registration – $129

Featured Speakers

Tim Armstrong

Tim Armstrong has served as the Senior Pastor of The Chapel in Akron, OH since 2014. The Chapel reaches over 5,000 people every weekend across their 5 campuses. Tim is a graduate of both Cedarville University and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M). Before coming to The Chapel, Tim (along with a team of 30 people) planted Crossroads Community Church in Masnfield, OH which grew to over 2,000 members through a commitment to the verse-by-verse exegetical teaching of God’s Word. As the pastorteacher of the radio program, The Worthy Walk, Tim’s goal is to reach the lost with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Robert Smith Jr.

Robert Smith, Jr. holds the Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School where he teaches Christian Preaching. Previously he served as the Carl E. Bates Associate Professor of Christian Preaching at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. A popular teacher and preacher, he received Southern’s 1996 Findley B. Edge Award for Teaching Excellence. An ordained Baptist minister, he served as pastor of the New Mission Missionary Baptist Church in Cincinnati, OH for twenty years. He earned his Ph.D. while serving as pastor. He is a contributing editor for a study of Christian ministry in the African American church, Preparing for Christian Ministry, and co-editor of A Mighty Long Journey. In addition, he has served as an editor of Our Sufficiency Is of God: Essays on Preaching in Honor of Gardner C. Taylor (Mercer University Press, Macon Georgia: 2010). He has written the book, Doctrine That Dances: Bringing Doctrinal Preaching and Teaching to Life (B&H Publishing Group, Nashville: 2008), which was selected as the winner of the 2008 Preaching Book of the Year Award by Preaching magazine and 2009 Preaching Book of the Year Award by Christianity Today’s In 2010, Preaching magazine named Doctrine That Dances one of the 25 most influential books in preaching for the last 25 years. His book, The Oasis of God: From Mourning to Morning—Biblical Insights from Psalms 42 and 43 was published in the spring of 2015. He has spoken at more than 100 universities, colleges, and seminaries in the United States, Great Britain, Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean. His research interests include the place of passion in preaching, the literary history of African American preaching, Christological preaching, and theologies of preaching. At Beeson, Smith teaches Christian Preaching and other electives in homiletics. He received Beeson Divinity School’s “Teacher of the Year Award” in 2005. He and his wife, Dr. Wanda Taylor-Smith, Ph.D., are the parents of four adult children (one in heaven).

Kie Bowman

Kie is the Senior Pastor of Hyde Park Baptist Church and The Quarries Church (“one church in two locations”) in Austin, Texas. Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska. Kie arrived in Texas for Seminary in the 1980′s where he earned a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. Following his Seminary training, he made his way to the Atlanta area and served two churches in 10 years until 1997 when he came to Hyde Park in Austin as Senior Pastor.

Al Toledo

Pastor Al and Chrissy Toledo were both born and raised in New York City. Pastor Al, born of Cuban parents, was headed for a promising career as a professional baseball player when the Lord revealed Himself to him at the age of seventeen on a baseball field. After being drafted by a major league baseball team and playing college baseball, Pastor Al began attending the Brooklyn Tabernacle and soon felt God calling him to the ministry. In 1990, he attended Bible college and soon thereafter began serving in full-time ministry. Chrissy, the daughter of Pastor Jim and Carol Cymbala, founding pastors of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, always had a love for music, like her mother. Although she loved the Lord since she was a child, Chrissy strayed from the Lord during her teenage years. Her testimony has encouraged many as it is found in her book, Girl in the Song, as well as her father’s book, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire. God called Chrissy into full-time ministry at the age of twenty, directing music at a Bible college in New England. In 2002, Pastor Al, Chrissy, and their three children – Susie, Annie, and Tommy, moved to Chicago when they felt God leading them to pioneer a church on the North Side of the city, leading to the birth of the Chicago Tabernacle. Pastor Al and Chrissy have a heart to serve others into greatness and to see them become all that God has called them to be.

Daniel Henderson

As a senior pastor for over two decades, Daniel Henderson brought prayer-based revitalization to numerous churches. Now, as the President of Strategic Renewal, Daniel is dedicating his full-time efforts to help congregations across the country and world experience renewal. Daniel is sought after for his expertise in leading corporate prayer. He has authored numerous books on biblical leadership and prayer including, Old Paths, New Power and Transforming Prayer: How Everything Changes When You Seek God’s Face.

Troy Keaton

Troy has been in pastoral ministry for over 20 years and currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Eastlake Community Church in Virginia, which he helped plant in 2005. Troy is a visionary leader who invests much of his life, not only in preaching and teaching but in developing spiritual leaders and in training the next generation of church planters.

Jeff Schwarzentraub

In 2010, Jeff Schwarzentraub moved to Denver, CO to plant BRAVE Church (formerly Harvest Bible Chapel Denver), where he continues to serve as Lead Pastor and Elder. Under Jeff’s leadership, BRAVE has also recently launched a resident seminary program and global church planting network. Jeff is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, where he received the distinguished Harry A. Ironside Award for Expository Preaching. He also completed his doctorate degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Jeff’s Bible-teaching can be heard weekdays throughout Denver, CO on KRKS 94.7.

Event Schedule


October 12, 2020




Session One


October 13, 2020


Session Two




Session Three


Lunch Provided


Free Time






Team Time


Free Time


Fresh Encounter – A Worship-based Prayer Experience led by Daniel Henderson


October 14, 2020






Session Four



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Early bird pricing ends May 13

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this event for pastors only?

This event is open to all. The content will be a great encouragement to those involved in any sort of ministry capacity: pastors, church staff, ministry leaders, volunteers, etc.

What kind of discounts do you offer?

–  Group Discount Rate (4-7 People) $110/person

–  Group Discount Rate (8-10 People) $99 / person

–  Group Discount Rate (10+ People) $79 / person

What’s your cancellation policy?

Cancellations received before September 15, 2020 will receive a refund, minus a $25 processing fee.  After September 15, 2020  no refunds will be given.  If you would like to transfer your conference registration to someone else, please contact us at

Will conference sessions be recorded?

All sessions will be recorded, either video and/or audio, and will be made available to registrants after the event.

What’s the dress code?

The dress code for this event is casual.

Who can I contact if I have any additional questions?

Please contact The 6:4 Fellowship for any further questions via email at, or by phone at (720) 627-5932.

Where is the conference held?

All conference gatherings will be on campus at The Chapel. The church address is:

135 Fir Hill
Akron, OH 44304
(330) 376-6400

Where's the closest airport?

Akron-Canton Airport (CAK)
5400 Lauby Road NW, North Canton, OH 44720
13 miles away


Cleveland Hopkins Int’l Airport (CLE)
5300 Riverside Dr, Cleveland, OH 44135
39 miles away

Where are the closest hotels?

The Hilton Garden Inn
1307 East Market Street
Akron OH. 44305


Courtyard by Marriott Akron Downtown
41 Furnace Street
Akron OH. 44308


Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls
1989 Front Street
Cuyahoga Falls OH. 44221-3811