Sound the Call 2019
20-year Celebration of Life

October 17-19

Lake Yale Conference Center
39034 County Rd. 452,
Leesburg, FL 34788

“Blow a trumpet in Zion, consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly…
Do not fear, O land, rejoice and be glad, for the LORD has done great things.” 
Joel 2:15, 21

Get ready for Sound the Call 2019, an exciting celebration of the Sanctity of Human LIFE and 20 years of God’s faithfulness to the Sound the Call conference! This year you will be challenged and blessed by special guests and pastors; Dr. Jerry Haag, Pastor Titus Green, Pastor Cliff Lea, Dr. Tommy Green, Pastor Arnold Culbreath, and Reverend Andy Merritt.

Experience powerful and intimate worship with the Jason Lovins Band. The weekend will also include a host of committed workshop leaders that will provide you with training, encouragement to better equip you for ministry.

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God has called each one of us to Himself as the Light of the world to proclaim His life-saving message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a dark and dying culture. We have been called from sin to God, from self to Christ, and from things below to things above.

The Sound the Call committee has been praying and planning for a weekend designed by God to delight, encourage, equip, and challenge you, your staff, volunteers, and board of directors.

We are praying and believing for the unmistakable presence of God and a fresh encounter in Christ for each one of us.

Mary Lou Hendry and the STC Committee

In His Grace and For His Glory,

Mary Lou Hendry
Director of Sanctity of Human Life & Sound the Call Committee
life@fbchomes.org I 863.687.8811 x2223

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WORSHIP: JASON LOVINS BAND

Jason Lovins, leader and founder of The Jason Lovins Band, eclipses the word candid. He has turned his life’s beginnings into a stirring testimony, even though the negativity of it could have turned him towards seclusion, bitterness, or to be silent altogether.  You see, Jason’s mother was raped when she was 15-years-old and Jason is the baby she carried full-term after the incident.

Jason was born into a Christian family where abortion is not an option, no matter what the circumstances.  When it became evident that his mother, Lisa, was pregnant the first thing his grandma and mother did was go to church to pray about it.  The answer was clear that this baby was to have life and to live it in glory to the Lord.

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CONFERENCE PASTORS

Dr. Green is our newly elected Executive Director-Treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention. He has a heart for pastors and a passion for the Sanctity of Human Life Ministry. He and his wife, Karen, have three grown children.

Dr. J. THOMAS GREEN
Executive Director/Treasurer
Florida Baptist Convention

Titus Green was raised in a pastor’s home and was born again at an early age.     During his freshman year in college, he felt the distinct call of God to preach the gospel of Jesus.  He has served at First Baptist Merritt Island since 2004, transitioning to Senior Pastor in 2010. Pastor Titus is passionate about knowing Jesus, being a godly husband and dad, and shepherding the flock of God in Merritt Island.

PASTOR TITUS GREEN
Senior Pastor
First Baptist Merritt, Merritt Island, FL

Cliff is the lead pastor for both teaching and church leadership, and has served FBC Leesburg since 2007. He is a graduate of Southwestern Theological Seminary and has authored several books. He and his wife Suzy have five sons. He is passionate about God’s Word, spending time with his family, international missions and is a big fan of Dallas sports and chocolate.

PASTOR CLIFF LEA
Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church, Leesburg, FL

Arnold served as Founder and Director of Life Issues Institute’s Protecting Black Life initiative for 8 years, and in 2015 he left to launch and lead Breath of Life, LLC,
where he continues to provide leadership in the Life Movement. His ministry work has taken him across the U.S., as well as to Africa, England, Scotland, and Trinidad. Arnold serves as a consultant and banquet speaker for many PRCs across the country. Arnold and his wife Barbara have been married for 34 years, and have two amazing adult children, one beautiful daughter-in-love, and two gorgeous granddaughters.

REV. ARNOLD M. CULBREATH
People’s Church Cincinnati, OH

Andy is the pastor of Edgewood Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia. In 1981 he led his church to establish the nation’s first church sponsored PRC and in 1984 established the New Beginnings Adoption Agency. Andy has traveled nationwide assisting in the establishment and/or training of over 500 PRC, and his church hosts a National Crisis Pregnancy Center Conference. Andy and his wife, Kathy, are the joyful parents of 10 children and 19 grandchildren.

PASTOR ANDY MERRITT
Senior Pastor
Edgewood Baptist Church, Columbus, GA

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17

8:00 – 9:45 AM Registration
10:00 – 11:55 AM WORSHIP CELEBRATION Opening word by Dr. Jerry Haag Keynote by Pastor Titus Green
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 2:15 PM WORKSHOP 1: Unto the Least of These
2:15 – 2:30 PM Break
2:30 – 4:00 PM WORSHIP CELEBRATION Keynote by Pastor Cliff Lea
4:00 – 4:15 PM Break
4:15 – 5:15 PM WORKSHOP 2: Men and Abortion
5:30 – 6:30 PM Dinner for attendees
5:30 – 6:30 PM Pastor’s dinner with Dr. Tommy Green
6:45 – 8:45 PM Worship Celebration
A word from John Stemberger
Keynote by Dr. Tommy Green

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

7:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 AM Late arrival registration
8:45 – 10:30 AM WORSHIP CELEBRATION
Keynote by Pastor Arnold Culbreath
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break

10:45 – 11:55 AM WORKSHOP 3: Church Engagement
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:05 – 2:00 PM WORKSHOP 4: Hope National
2:00 – 2:15 PM Break
2:15 – 3:15 PM WORKSHOP 5: Adoption
3:15 – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 – 4:30 PM WORKSHOP 6: Breakout Sessions
4:30 – 5:30 PM Break
5:30 – 6:30 PM Dinner
6:45 – 8:45 PM WORSHIP CELEBRATION
Keynote by Pastor Andy Merritt
9:00 – 10:00 PM 9th Annual Warrior Bonfire with Pastor Byron Hendry

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

7:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:45 – 11:00 AM CLOSING WORSHIP CELEBRATION The Lord’s Supper
Keynote by Pastor Andy Merritt

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

DR. JERRY T. HAAG, President/CEO
FBCH I One More Child

DAVID GIBBS III, Attorney, President and General Counsel
National Center for Life and Liberty

DAVID WILLIAMS, Founder
David Williams Speaks

JOHN STEMBERGER, President & General Counsel
Florida Family Policy Council

PASTOR BYRON HENDRY, Lead Pastor
Knights Baptist Church

STEPHEN ROBERT, Vice President of Church Engagement and Strategic Operations
FBCH I One More Child

PASTOR JIM DUNDAS, President and Founder
Hope National

JODIE ZICKER, National Director
Hope National

DR. RICK MORTON, VP of Engagement
Life Children’s Services

SOL PITCHON, MA, President/CEO
New Life Solutions

DAWN PATE
New Dawn Ministry

JASON BURTT, President/CEO
UNaltered

MIKE WILLIAMS
Christian Comedian and Pro-Life Advocate

JOSE AND CORALIA BORORQUEZ
Transformational Ministries in the Dominica Republic

RICH ROBINSON, Owner/Founder
Checkmate Web Solutions

GREG VANBUSKIRK, Executive Director
ICU, Image Clear Ultrasound

KAREN SHAFER
First Life Center for Pregnancy

BOBBY PATTON, Lead Pastor
Life Springs Baptist Church

CARMEM CARMO, Director
First Life Center for Pregnancy

BELINDA FORD, Ex. Director
Fiona Jackson Center for Pregnancy. Inc

REBECCA ROTHMAN
FBCH and One More Child

DAVID AND PEPPER WOOTEN
Lifeline Children’s Services

KARA REINHOLD
Lifeline Children’s Services

JOESEPH AND DAISY PARDO

Cree Women’s Care Puerto Rico

JAVIER VARGAS
Adoptando En PR

PASTOR BRYAN LONGWORTH
Covenant Tabernacle

WANDA KOHN, Ex. Director
Pregnancy and Family Care Center

WORKSHOPS 1-5: Joint Group Sessions

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 – Joint Group Session

UNTO THE LEAST OF THESE
With David C. Gibbs

David Gibbs III will bring a special word of encouragement for this 20-year Celebration of Life. David serves as president and general counsel of the National Center for Life and Liberty (NCLL), a legal ministry that protects the rights of churches, life ministries and Christian organizations nationwide.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 – Joint Group Session

MEN AND ABORTION
with David Williams

David Williams will share his testimony and present on effectively ministering to men in a ‘crisis’ due to the pregnancy of their partner and to find healing for those who are broken by the loss of fatherhood. David is a traveling SOHL speaker, has served as chaplain for the Cincinnati Bengals and Senior Pastor at CrossWay Community Church in Orlando, Florida.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 – Joint Group Session

CHURCH ENGAGEMENT
With Steven Robert

Stephen Robert and his team will encourage the relationship between the church and the pregnancy care ministry, inform you of the scope of ministries of FBCH and One More Child, and the significance we can share together in reaching one more child for Christ.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 – Joint Group Session

HOPE NATIONAL
With Jim Dundas and Jodie Zicker

Pastor Jim Dundas will bring a timely announcement and presentation on their ministry’s mission to provide training materials, information and education on how to “Bring Christ into the Choice for Life.” Jim serves as pastor of Grace Fellowship in Lincoln, Delaware.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18

ADOPTION
With Dr. Rick Morton

Dr. Rick Morton shepherds ministry outreach by publishing resources to aid in discipling orphans and vulnerable children. In his words, “We know that as Christians, we have all been adopted by our Heavenly Father. Adoption is a beautiful picture of the Gospel on earth that points us back toward Christ.” Rick will encourage you to present the Gospel and adoption to clients without fear. Rick is Vice President of Engagement at Lifeline Children’s Services.

WORKSHOP 6: Breakout Sessions

Abortion Stops HERE

Led by Joseph and Daisy Pardo, Cree Women’s Care Puerto Rico

This holistic approach to abortion recovery will emphasize the power of forgiveness and freedom that comes through a relationship with Jesus Christ that affects not only women and men, but their children too.

Adoption

Led by David and Pepper Wooten, Kara Reinhold, Lifeline Children’s Services.

Parenting, abortion, adoption…often it’s not an easy choice. This training will equip you to confidently share about the option of adoption with all of your clients by addressing what adoption looks like today, five common reasons why women are afraid to choose adoption and how you might respond.

Client Care, Next Steps

Led by Karen Shafer, First Life Center for Pregnancy

Learn how to intentionally engage your clients in an ongoing discipleship relationship. Taking the next step will help them to grow in their relationship with Jesus, themselves, and others.

Common Ground Panel

Led by Pastor Andy Merritt, Pastor Bobby Patton, Pastor David Williams, Carmem Carmo, Belinda Ford, and Pastor Byron Hendry

A panel of pastors and PCC leaders will discuss and celebrate our diversity only to discover that we have far more in common with each other than the things that divide us. Come and experience these mighty Godly principles and leave encouraged with a divine perspective for life, leadership and ministry.

Development

Led by Rebecca Rothman, FBCH and One More Child

Development is essential for the mission and ministry of your center/clinic. An eternal, God-centered worldview promotes cooperation, rather than competition, among organizations. This places the giver’s relationship to God above the ministry’s agenda. This workshop offers a fresh perspective for engaging new donors and increasing long-term support.

Information Technology

Led by Rich Robinson, owner and founder of Checkmate Web Solutions in Tampa, FL.

Technology is used in many different ways. We will explore ideas that you can implement in your ministry that will allow you to communicate more effectively and promote useful information in a timely manner.

Life Ministry International

Led by Jose and Coralia Bohórquez, Transformational Ministries in the Dominican Republic and Javier Vargas, Adoptando En PR

This workshop will provide information and inspiration from the Hope of Life PRC in the Dominican Republic and Adoption PR in Puerto Rico. Hear their struggles, fears, victories, and testimonies of lives transformed by the great faithfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Medical Ministry

Led by Greg VanBuskirk, Image Clear Ultrasound (ICU) Mobile

One of the goals of ultrasound technology is for the client to view their baby in the womb through a sonogram image, hear the heartbeat, and choose life for their baby. This workshop will reinforce a holistic approach to medical ministry as we provide care for them both physically and spiritually.

Personhood

Led by Pastor Bryan Longworth and Wanda Kohn, Personhood, Florida

What does it mean to be PROLIFE in the 21st Century? This workshop will provide information that can help restore the Sanctity of Human Life and to ensure that every innocent human life is protected without exception.

Single Moms

Led by Kristen Hitchcock, FBCH and One More Child

You will be informed of opportunities that are available for single moms in your community. These resources will help them discover who God created them to be, not only as a mother, but as a woman of significance and purpose.

Worldviews in Conflict

Hope National, Reverend Jim Dundas and Jodie Zicker, Hope National

Biblical fundamentals stand in sharp contrast to the worldly fundamentals. The contrast is so sharp, so clear and so distinct that a Christian can only conclude that anything other than a Biblical worldview offers a false Gospel.