Join us for our second national Gospel Coalition Canada Conference in Oakville! The conference theme is preaching Christ from the Old Testament. On Wednesday morning, a pre-conference on expositional preaching will equip pastors and aspiring preachers to sharpen their exegetical skills. After the pre-conference, numerous plenary speakers will preach Christ from the Old Testament to uncover the riches of Christ as he lay hidden in the manger of the Old Testament.
Breakout sessions will be offered to deepen our faith.
Coffee and tea will be provided on-site, but please visit local restaurants for meals. Don’t forget to visit the bookstore with hand-selected books to choose from. And remember to talk to the exhibitors and sponsors whose contributions help make this conference possible.
H. B. Charles Jr. (Master’s Seminary and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary) is pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition. He is the author (or contributing author) of several books, including It Happens After Prayer. He and his wife, Crystal, have three children.
Sandy Willson (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; DD, Crichton College) is interim senior minister of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama, pastor emeritus of Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee, and a Council member emeritus of The Gospel Coalition. He and his wife, Allison, have five children.
Paul Martin is the senior pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto, Ontario. After leading the plant in 2000, he was involved in helping three other churches start in the city. He hopes to be involved in launching many more. His passion for training leaders has led him to teach at local seminaries, as well as oversee a long-standing mentoring program for potential future pastors
Steve has been in pastoral ministry for over 20 years serving in both Fellowship and Canadian Baptist churches in Kingston Nova Scotia, Charlottetown Prince Edward Island, and currently St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada. He presently serves as the Lead Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in St. John’s, a small but growing Church with a passion for biblical preaching, missions and church planting in one of the most unchurched provinces in Canada.
Jonathan Griffiths serves as Lead Pastor of the Metropolitan Bible Church in Ottawa, having previously served on the staff of the Proclamation Trust in London, England. He studied theology at Oxford and Cambridge universities and is the author of a number of books – most recently, Preaching in the New Testament (IVP, 2017). Jonathan is deeply committed to expository preaching and loves to train and mentor others in word ministry. He and his wife, Gemma, have three young children.
Peter Yi pastors Young Nak Presbyterian church in Toronto.
Miranda Webster is a teacher at Veritas Scholars Academy and a doctoral student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her husband, Evan, live in Orillia, ON where they minister at First Baptist Church.
Nine Plenary Sessions
Twelve Breakout Sessions
Practical Tools for Expository Preaching 1
How a Gospel Culture Shapes a Generous Church Spirit
Church Planting in Forgotten, Overlooked, and Misunderstood Places: Secular Centres
Life Together: Caring for the Believer with a Mental Health Illness
Practical Tools for Expository Preaching 2
What Christians Need to Know to Navigate the Legal Challenges of the Next Decade
Church Planting in Forgotten, Overlooked, and Misunderstood Places
Ministering to a Child's Heart
Practical Tools for Expository Preaching 3
Preaching Christ from Isaiah: From Prophecy to Proclamation
Church Planting in Forgotten, Overlooked, and Misunderstood Places: Urban Poor
Pursuing and Celebrating Joy in Marriage
To open our conference, we are happy to host Timothy Trust’s pre-conference workshop featuring Ray Ortlund.
Toronto Pearson International Airport is driving distance from the venue.Learn more
The Hamilton International Airport is driving distance from the venue and sometimes offers very cheap flights across Canada (e.g., with Swoop).Learn more
A number of hotels are close to the venue. Also consider using AirBnB.Learn more
Here [in the OT] you will find the swaddling clothes and manger in which Christ lies.