Jan. 26-28, 2017 Deep South Founders Conf. “Justification [1689]” feat. James White, Blackburn + more @ Laurel, MS.

Dr. James White

The 10th Annual Deep South Founders Conference will gather in Laurel MS on January 26-28, 2017. Our main speaker, James White will focus on the Doctrine of Justification. A pre-conference event, on Thursday evening, will cover the topic, “What Every Christian Needs to Know About Islam.” Other speakers will be Earl Blackburn, pastor of Heritage Baptist Church, Shreveport, Louisiana, Joe Nesom, pastor of First Baptist Church Jackson, Louisiana, and Charley Holmes, president of The Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary.

The registration fee is $40 before January 1. Late Registration, after January 1, will be $60. Scholarships are available upon request. Seminary students may attend free of charge.

Registration | Schedule | Location | Accommodations

Jan. 22-30, 2016 Deep South Founders Conf. “Effectual Calling [1689]” feat. Mbewe, Hicks, Fryer + more @ Laurel, MS.


The 2016 Founders Conference will meet at Bethlehem Baptist Church, in Laurel MS, January 28-30, 2016. We look forward to hearing our key speaker, Conrad Mbewe, proclaim the doctrine of “Effectual calling.” Opening with an Evangelistic sermon Thursday evening, the conference will include a full schedule of speakers including Ken Fryer, Tom Hicks, and Ed Wallen.

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January 28-30, 2016

Thursday Evening: 6:30 pm

Conrad Mbewe | Evangelistic sermon

Friday Morning: 9:30 am

Ken Fryer | Grace and the Effectual Call

Conrad Mbewe | Effectual Calling and Predestination

Friday Evening: 6:30 pm

Tom Hicks | The Effectual Calling of Persons Incapable of Being Outwardly Called

Conrad Mbewe | The Affect of Effectual Calling on the Mind, Heart, and Will

Saturday Morning: 9:30 am

Ed Wallen | The Effectual Calling and Common Grace

Conrad Mbewe | The Agency of Effectual Calling (Word & Spirit)


Online registration is now open:

  • Early Registration: (Before December 1, 2015) $30
  • Regular Registration: (Before January 1, 2016) $35
  • Late Registration: (After January 1, 2016) $40

Jan. 22-24, 2015 Deep South Founders Conf. “On Free Will [1689]” feat. Nettles + more @ Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS.

Deep South Founders 2015 Nettles Free Will

The 2015 Deep South Founders Conference will gather on the Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson MS Campus, January 22-24, to consider article 9 of the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, “On Free Will,” which reads in part:

1689 gift edition“Man, by his fall into a state of sin, hath wholly lost all ability of will to any spiritual good accompanying salvation; so as a natural man, being altogether averse from that good, and dead in sin, is not able by his own strength to convert himself, or to prepare himself thereunto.”

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Tom Nettles, will bring three messages on the theme. We also look forward to hearing “The Will of Man After the Fall” Steven Hyde, “The Will of Man in Conversion” from Tom Metcalf, and “The Will of Man in the State of Glory” from Shannon Davis. A pre-conference debate, between Dr. Tom Nettles and Dr. Steven G. Smith, on Thursday evening will tackle the subject “Does Man Have A Free Will”


Thursday ­ January 22, 2015

    6:30 pm ­ Evening Session

    • Free Will Debate

Friday ­ January 23, 2015

    9:30 am ­ Morning Session

    • “The Will of Man After the Fall” – Steven Hyde
    • “Free Will” – Dr. Tom Nettles
    12:00 pm ­ Lunch (RTS Patterson Porch Cafeteria)<

    • Logos Bible Software
    • Question and Answerr with Dr. Tom Nettles
    6:30 pm ­ Evening Session

    • “The Will of Man in Conversion” -Tom Metcalf
    • “Free Will” – Dr. Tom Nettles

Saturday ­ January 24, 2015

    9:30 am ­ Morning Session

    • “The Will of Man in the State of Glory” – Shannon Davis
    • “Free Will” – Dr. Tom Nettles


  • Early Registration: (Before December 1, 2014) $30
  • Regular Registration: (Before January 1, 2015) $35
  • Late Registration: (After January 1, 2015) $40

Registration is now open.

2014 Deep South Founders Conference Audio Now Online: 1689 Ch. 8 “Christ the Mediator” – feat. Geoffrey Thomas + More

deep south founders 2014

From the conference that took place last week:

Geoffrey Thomas
Geoffrey Thomas

The 2014 Deep South Founders Conference gathered to proclaim the affirmations expressed by chapter 8 of the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith, which reads in part, “It pleased God, in His eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Son, according to the covenant made between them both, to be the mediator between God and man; the prophet, priest, and king; head and saviour of the church, the heir of all things, and judge of the world; unto whom he did from all eternity give a people to be his seed and to be by him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified.”


Our keynote speaker Geoffrey Thomas revealed Christ to the conference participants and Joe Nesom, Cary Kimbrell, Johnny Pat Cox, and Rusty Grant followed his lead with powerful Christ exalting sermons.

Conference Audio:

The Saving Work of Christ and the Gospel – Dr. Geoffrey Thomas

The Achievement of the One Lifted Up – Dr. Geoffrey Thomas 

The Pains He Endured, Our Salvation Secured – Dr. Geoffrey Thomas 

The Exalted Christ – Dr. Geoffrey Thomas

The Active and Passive Obedience of Christ – Dr. Joe Nesom 

The Intercessory Ministry of Christ – Cary Kimbrell

The Offices of Christ the Mediator – Pastor Johnny Pat Cox

Christ, The Plan For The Fullness Of Time – Rusty Grant

Jan. 16-18, 2014 Deep South Founders Conference: “Christ the Mediator” – feat. Geoffrey Thomas + More

The 2014 Deep South Founders Conference will focus our attention on “Christ the Mediator.” Meeting January 16-18, on the Reformed Theological Seminary Campus in Jackson Mississippi, guest speakers include Geoffery Thomas, [Update Dec. 19, 2013] Erroll Hulse, Joe Nesom, Rusty Grant [end update], Johnny Pat Cox, and Cary Kimbrell. 



  • Early Registration: (Before December 1, 2012) $30
  • Regular Registration: (Before January 1, 2013) $35
  • Late Registration: (After January 1, 2013 $40



The Reformed Theological Seminary graciously hosts the Deep South Founders Conference on their beautiful Jackson Mississippi campus. All sessions, including the pre-conference debate, will convene in the Grace Chapel. Parking is available.

Reformed Theological Seminary
5422 Clinton Blvd.
Jackson, MS 39209-3099



The Deep South Regional Founders Conference is affiliated with Founders Ministries as a sponsored Regional Conference. Founders Ministries holds as its purpose “the recovery of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in the reformation of local churches.,,,We believe intrinsic to this recovery is the promotion of the Doctrines of Grace in their experiential application to the local church, particularly in the areas of worship and witness.” To that end, like minded pastors and lay-leaders of Baptist churches in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama hold this annual conference. We pray that our gathering will serve to promote the aims of Founders Ministries for the glory of God and the good of his church.


[Update: Dec. 19, 2013]


Thursday – January 16, 2014

    6:30 pm – Evening Session

    • Active and Passive Obedience of Christ – Joe Nesom
    • Christ Our Mediator, The King – Geoffery Thomas

Friday – January 17, 2014

      9:30 am – Morning Session

      • The Offices of Christ the Mediator – Johnny Pat Cox
      • Christ our Mediator – Geoffery Thomas

12:00 pm – Lunch (RTS Patterson Porch Cafeteria)

6:30 pm – Evening Session

    • The Intercessory Ministry of Christ – Cary Kimbrell
    • Christ Our Mediator, The Great High Priest – Geoffery Thomas

Saturday – January 18, 2014

    9:30 am – Morning Session

    • Christ, The Plan For The Fullness Of Time – Rusty Grant
    • The Exaltation of Christ the Mediator – Geoffery Thomas


[source: deepsouthfounders.com]

2013 Deep South Founders Conference: God’s Covenant [Audio]

Sam Waldron

The sixth annual Deep South Founders Conference gathered under the banner of “God’s Covenant,” January 17-19, 2013 on the Reformed Theological Seminary Jackson, Mississippi campus. Our special guest, Dr. Sam Waldron brought three messages regarding covenant theology. Three other speakers, Dale Crawford, Chas Rowland, and Dewey Wise, filled the pulpit as we explored the biblical truth expressed in chapter seven of the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith…

Conference Audio:

  • Whatever happened to the Covenant of Works? [mp3] – Dr. Sam Waldron
  • Should you believe in the Covenant of Grace? [mp3] – Dr. Sam Waldron
  • Are the Old and New Covenants really one and the same? [mp3] – Dr. Sam Waldron
  • The Requirement of Faith [mp3] – Dr. Chas Rowland
  • The Eternal Covenant Transaction Between The Father and The Son [mp3] – Pastor Dale Crawford
  • The Holy Spirit’s Influence On The Creature’s Will [mp3] – Dewey Wise

Pre-Conference Debate

On Thursday evening, January 17, 2013 (6:30 pm) Dr. Samuel E. Waldron and Dr. Elliott E. Johnson debated the topic of Covenant Theology vs Dispensationalism in the chapel of the Reformed Theological seminary, Jackson MS. Dr. Johnson serves as Senior Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary.

  • Covenant Theology vs Dispensationalism [mp3]