The Family Conference

August 5th — 9th, 2024

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.

Registration Info

Registration is now open. Dorm lodging is fully booked and a waiting list is available.

2024 Conference Speakers

Rev. Shanmugam NV Partheepan

Rev. Shanmugam NV Partheepan (“Parthee” for short) was born in in the northern (Tamil) part of Sri Lanka. He was converted from a liberal Christian background in 2003. He went to Scotland to study theology in 2007 and was ordained and inducted by Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) in 2011 and was then sent as a missionary back to Sri Lanka. He planted a church in Vavuniya in the northern part of Sri Lanka called Reformed Protestant Mission. He is married and has a daughter. 

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.

Rev. Craig Scott

Rev. Craig Scott was born and raised in Scotland with no Christian upbringing. He was converted as a young man through the reading of the Scriptures and trained for the Gospel ministry at the Reformed Presbyterian Seminary in Glasgow, Scotland. He was ordained as the Minister of First Reformed Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2023, he accepted a call to the FCC and installed as the Minister of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greenville, Texas. Rev. Scott is married with three children.

Rev. Logan Shelton

Rev. Shelton began serving the congregation of Providence Presbyterian Church (Opelika, AL) in June 2021 as the the then–preaching station’s stated supply. He is a native of Jacksonville, Alabama, and is a graduate of Auburn University and Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He also completed a course of training through the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) Seminary. Rev. Shelton is married with three children.