Bob Jones University to Host Three-Part Conference Series

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 17, 2018) – Bob Jones University will host a three-part spring conference series Feb. 12-16 on the BJU campus.

The series kicks off Monday, Feb. 12 with the “STAND Education Conference,” a one-day conference for teens featuring Hobby Lobby President Steve Green. The STAND (Sound Teaching About Navigating Decisions) Conference will encourage students in grades 7–12 to think about making decisions with character and purpose based on biblical principles.

Feb. 12–13, the BJU Seminary will host its annual CoRE (Connect. Renew. Equip.) Conference focusing on theological and ministry topics of concern to the church.  This year’s conference will examine God’s perspective on how man’s problems should be classified and treated in light of Scripture, psychology and medicine.

Speakers for the CoRE Conference include Jeremy Lelek, president of the Association of Biblical Counselors, and Dan and Pam Gannon, certified biblical counselors and medical professionals. Capt. Steve Brown, with over 30 years in Navy and Marine Corps chaplain positions, will conduct a workshop on ministering to PTSD sufferers, and Jim Newcomer, pastor and biblical counseling trainer, will present several pre-conference workshops on the definition of and preparation for biblical counseling. BJU Seminary faculty Dr. Jim Berg and Dr. Greg Mazak will also present conference sessions and workshops.

BJU President Steve Pettit will preach the opening service for “Revive Us Again: Bible Conference 2018” Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. Other Bible Conference services will be held Wednesday through Friday at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. daily. On Thursday afternoon, participants may select from a number of workshops.

Other Bible Conference speakers include Aaron Coffey of Coffey Ministries; Mark Minnick, BJU Seminary faculty member and senior pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Greenville; Les Ollila, director of Building Great Leaders; Kevin Schaal, senior pastor of Northwest Valley Baptist Church, Glendale, Arizona; and Armen Thomassian, pastor of Calgary Free Presbyterian Church, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

All conference events are free and open to the public. More information and registration is available at,, and