This year is our 30th Annual Pastors & Leadership Conference! As we study the life of the apostle Peter, the Scriptures reveal how a fisherman from Galilee was called by Jesus to be a fisher of men. The greatest and lowest moments of Peter’s life are laid out for our learning and application.


Elijah Abraham
Elijah was born in Iraq and grew up as a Muslim. He fled the Middle East as a teenager and lived in Europe for several years. He then came to the US in 1987 and began attending a Christian church where he eventually became a Christian. Later he earned a degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Elijah has been educating churches and civic groups on Islam and the Islamic threat. He is also the founder and director of the Center for National Security.

Huguener Bastia
Bastia pastors Calvary Chapel in Caneille, a remote city in eastern Haiti. Bastia’s vision is to use the Gospel of Jesus to evangelize and disciple the people in the region. Bastia works to facilitate visits by church ministry teams who can help the Haitian people to know and understand the Word of God and the love of Jesus Christ.

Charlie Flores
Charlie began teaching a home Bible study in the early 1980’s which has since grown into the ministry of Calvary Chapel El Paso, Texas. With a deep love for the teaching of God’s Word and a burden for the lost, Charlie is devoted to presenting the Gospel of Christ in a clear, contemporary, and relevant manner through the expository teaching of the Word of God.

Jeremy Higgins
After serving at Calvary Chapel Tri City in Tempe, Arizona for 14 years in youth ministry, as an associate pastor, and in administration, the Lord called Jeremy and his wife Brooke to plant a Calvary Chapel in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They have been married for 19 years, staying busy with 3 sons, a growing fellowship, and opportunities to serve the Lord both locally and via international missions.

David Hocking
David has been preaching and teaching the Bible for over 50 years, has taught courses in colleges and graduate schools, and has written over 35 books. During his years of ministry, he has served as a pastor in Long Beach and Santa Ana, California, and Columbus, Ohio. David’s ministry is focused upon Bible prophecy, especially as it relates to God’s plan for the nation of Israel.

TA McMahon
TA is the president of The Berean Call apologetics ministry. He has written and co-written numerous books such as The Seduction of Christianity and The New Spirituality. He has written and produced various documentaries such as The Cult Explosion, The God Makers, A Woman Rides The Beast, and more. He is also involved in the ministry Reaching Catholics For Christ.

Seth Wetter
Seth grew up on a small farm in Minnesota and was saved in his teens. He found Calvary Chapel through an older brother and became part of CC Moorhead. Later, the Lord called Seth to serve as pastor of Calvary Chapel Fargo. His desire is to see more Calvary churches planted throughout North Dakota. He lives in Fargo with his wife Tanya and their three children.

James B. DeYoung
James was a Senior Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, from 1975 to 2015, when he retired. Prior to this he taught at Multnomah School of the Bible, also in Portland. In his retirement, he continues to teach independent studies online. James’ concern today is combating the growing acceptance of universalism within the Church.