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Festival of Wisdom and Grace Conference

Come to the Water

August 1-4, 2016

The 2016 Festival of Wisdom and Grace Conference's invites all who are thirsty to "Come to the Water." Led by Dr. Tony Campolo and Dr. Mickey Efird, this event will be full of worship, Bible Study, workshops, professional training, and fellowship designed for individuals, couples, small groups, or church leaders relating to the second half of life. Sponsored by the Southeastern Jurisdictional Association of Older Adults, it is an experience of inspiration and renewal. 


Tammy McDowell, Assistant Director of Program Ministries

Dr. Tony Campolo (Conference Preacher) is an internationally known preacher, teacher, author, activist, and evangelist.  He has written more than 35 books and is a founding member of the Red Letter Christian movement, www.redletterchristians.org. He is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, and the founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education. 

Dr. Mickey Efird (Bible Study Leader) began teaching in the Duke Divinity School as a graduate student in 1958, joined the faculty full time in 1962 and has taught Greek and Biblical studies to generations of students. He is an ordained Presbyterian (USA) minister and is committed to making the Bible understandable and properly understood for pastors and laity alike, he has been extremely active in the Divinity School Lay Academy program and has taught in churches of many denominations throughout North Carolina and beyond.