The Family Conference
August 7th — 11th, 2023
The Presbytery has arranged its annual family conference to be held at Bluegrass Christian Camp, just southeast of beautiful Lexington, Kentucky. Conference meetings will be held in the Summit Retreat Center, a multi-purpose building with air conditioning and a sound system. Conference meals will be served in the Mill Lodge which has a full commercial kitchen.
One purpose of the conference is to provide an opportunity for people in our congregations and many other friends to build fellowship in preparation for prayer and common labor.
It is also intended that the conference would give instruction in the Reformed faith, stir us up to seek maturity in godliness, and present the need for missionary outreach and for the establishment of new churches across the United States.
There will be an extensive booktable with low prices, representing a choice selection of Reformed and Puritan literature, including a number of items which are now out of print. The emphasis of the booktable will be on spirituality in the tradition of the Scottish Reformation. This is an opportunity to build up a library of the best in classical Reformed theology and experimental religion.
It is desired that such conferences will be a regular means of mutual encouragement. Interested parties from outside the Presbytery are warmly encouraged to attend.
2023 Conference Speakers
Rev. David Blunt
Rev. David Blunt was born in England and converted while at university in Scotland. He studied at the Free Church College in Edinburgh and in 2000 was ordained and inducted as an Evangelist/Church Planter in Aberdeen. In 2007 he accepted a call to the North Uist & Grimsay congregation. Since 2017 he has served as the Editor of the denominational magazine Free Church Witness. He is married to Sybil.
Rev. Gavin Beers
Rev. Gavin Beers is a native of Northern Ireland and a graduate of the Free Church Seminary, Inverness, Scotland. Before moving to the United States to become the minister of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) congregation at Mebane, NC, Rev. Beers was the minister of the FCC congregation at Ayr, in the southwest of Scotland. He is married and is the father of six children.
Rev. Brent Evans
Rev. Evans is the minister of the FCC congregation in Atlanta, GA. Rev. Evans came to agree with the Free Church’s doctrines after what he experienced of the preaching and piety that he found in the Free Church in his teen years in the Scottish Highlands, and is grateful for the men of the United States Presbytery who took an interest in him. Rev. Evans is married with three young daughters.
Rev. Jonathan Mattull
Rev. Mattull, minister of the FCC congregation in St. Louis, MO, is a native of St. Louis, and a graduate of Missouri Baptist University and Covenant Theological Seminary. Rev. Mattull also teaches at Providence Classical Christian Academy. He is married with three children.
Rev. Robert D. McCurley
Rev. McCurley is the minister of the FCC congregation in Greenville, SC. He was educated at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and was ordained to the ministry in 1998. He has been the pastor of Greenville Presbyterian Church for more than 12 years. He has also pastored churches in Virginia and Ontario. He is an editor of The Master’s Trumpet. Reverend McCurley is married and has five children.