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Native American Summer Conference

June 24-26, 2016

Registration will be open soon.


Rev. Ken Locklear

Ken has served in pastoral ministry for 34 years, serving as an Elder since 1991. Before going into ministry, he worked in construction. During this time he became very active in the life and ministry of the church, teaching Sunday school, working in outreach and evangelism. Out of these ministries, he heard the compelling call of God in 1980, and took his 1st appointment in 1981.

He has served 7 churches (2-2 point charges). He started a new church in Greensboro, NC and served there for 6 years and then went to Southeastern Jurisdiction at Lake Junaluska and served as Executive Director of Native American Ministries for 5 years before being appointed to Prospect UMC in 2004.

Ken feels honored to be among the called out and privileged to work for the Kingdoms sake. He is married to Janet C. Locklear who works as a Speech/Language Pathologist in the local school system. They have one son, Philip Locklear, who is a police officer at UNC Pembroke.

Pembroke State University 1987 BA
Duke Divinity 1991 M.Div
Wesley Theological Seminary 2004 D.Min

 Rev. Dr. W. Timothy McClendon

Dr. Tim McClendon is a native of Edgefield, SC and is the Senior Pastor of St. John's UMC, Aiken. Dr. Tim most recently served as the Columbia District Superintendent until coming to St. John's in 2014. He has served United Methodist Churches in Cheraw, Hartsville, and Rock Hill, SC. He has been Parliamentarian for the South Carolina Annual Conference for over 20 years, and was nominated to be a bishop in the UMC in 2012. Tim is an avid potter.Dr. Tim is a Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of South Carolina, has a Master's of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University where he taught theology and church law for 12 summers. He has also taught at the Lutheran Seminary in Columbia. Dr. Tim is known as a creative worship leader, teacher, and preacher who connects with people in authentic and inspiring ways.

He has been a frequent contributor to United Methodist publications, most especially with his blog "A Potter's View"( He was the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient of Candler School of Theology, Emory University for service to the church. Dr. Tim was also awarded the Denman Evangelism Award for his excellence in church growth and discipleship. He has been very involved in missions in the Philippines, Bulgaria, Mozambique, Nicaragua, and in the United States.

Dr. Tim is married to the former Cindy Godwin of Lake City, SC, and they have three children: Narcie (Mike) who is an ordained Elder in the UMC and appointed as the Wesley Foundation Director at the University of Florida. They have two children, Enoch and Evy Grace.
Josh (Karen) who is also an ordained Elder in the UMC serving as Associate Pastor at Shandon UMC in Columbia. Karen and Josh have two children: Kaela and Joella. Tim and Cindy's youngest son, Caleb, a recent graduate of USC, resides at home. Cindy is a School Counselor at Oak Grove Elementary in Lexington.

Native American Summer Conference (Tenatative Schedule)

June 24-26, 2016

 Friday, June 24

. 1:00-4:00 p.m.           Registration                           

4:00-5:50 p.m.            Session 1

6:00-7:00 p.m.            Dinner                                    

 7:00 p.m.                    Opening Ceremony               

 Saturday, June 25

7:00-8:30 a.m.             Breakfast                                           

 8:45-9:30 a.m.            Session 2

9:30-9:45 a.m.             Break

9:45-10:30 a.m.           Session 3

10:30-10:45 a.m.         Break                                                  

10:45-11:45 a.m.         Session 4

12:00-1:00 p.m.          Lunch             

1:00-1:45 p.m.            Session 5

3:30-5:30 p.m.            Spiritual Walk

6:00-7:00 p.m.            Dinner                                                

7:00 -8:30 p.m.           Show Your Stuff/Talent Show

9:00 p.m.                     Ice Cream Social

Sunday, June 28, 2015 

7:30-8:30 a.m.             Breakfast                                           

 8:30 a.m.                     Closing Worship