A Letter from Pastor John

Dear Brothers in Christ,

On October 23-24, 2015 we will be hosting the 9th annual “DEEP SOUTH MEN’S CONFERENCE” and you are invited! The conference theme will be “Learning from Great Men of the Bible“ and we will be studying through selected texts that will teach us about great men from the Bible. We will look at the lives of Abraham, Joseph, David, Daniel, Peter, and Paul. We will learn from the trials, the triumphs and even the temptations that these great men of God faced. I believe their stories are preserved for us in the Bible so we can emulate their faith and even learn from their mistakes. One of the things I'm looking forward to about heaven is meeting these great men of God and having some discussions with them for the rest of eternity!!!

I am really excited about the speakers we have for this year’s Deep South Men’s Conference. Mike MacIntosh, Bill Galatin, and Ken Graves are all veteran Calvary Chapel Pastors that are going to bring the Word to us in Spirit and in truth. Between the three of them they have over a 100 years experience with the Calvary Chapel Movement!!! Mike MacIntosh and Bill Galatin are both first generation Calvary Chapel pastors in that they were personally discipled and sent out by Pastor Chuck. I believe we can learn a lot from all three of these veteran Calvary Chapel pastors over our Men's conference weekend.

I am also excited about the musical guests we will have this year. If you have never heard the Katinas live before you are in for a real treat. The Katina brothers have played all over the world and ministered in packed out stadiums for Greg Laurie's "Harvest Crusades." They are not only incredibly talented musicians but they are also great guys that love God with all their hearts. As usual CC Fort Lauderdale’s school of worship “Oceans Edge” will also be leading us in worship. One of my favorite parts of our men’s conference every year is having over 700 men worshipping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for a day and a half!!!!

If you are a camper, please feel free to bring your RV, pop-up, or tent and camp out on the church property. We have 10 acres and electrical hook-ups will be available. If you are not a camper there is a list of hotels on the back of the brochure. The conference will start on Friday afternoon with registration at 4 pm with a free cookout during the registration. Our first session will be at 7 pm on Friday night and our last session will be over by 3:30 pm Saturday afternoon. We will also provide a continental breakfast and as usual, an awesome barbecue lunch on Saturday.

My prayer for this year’s conference is that as we come together in Jesus’ name that God will put a fire in our hearts to be men that want to be like the great men of God that we will be studying and learning from in the Bible!!! Don’t miss this year’s DEEP SOUTH MEN’S CONFERENCE! It’s going to be a great one! Hope to see you on October 23-24.

Grace and Peace,
John Hoppe III, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Lexington