2019 SPEAKERS & TOPICS
This is a working list. Check back frequently as we will add headshots, social media info, biographies, and breakout information for each speaker.
David Burton Ministries
Band and Emcee
Community Evangelist | Enid, Emmanuel Baptist
Read Abraham's Bio
Abraham was born and raised in Oklahoma and only left the state when he played football in college for the Colorado Buffaloes, and then in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins. He was raised by a hardworking, Christ-centered, single mom. After turning to Jesus in 2002, Abraham has felt a calling to share God’s truth. It started with leading Bible studies with teammates in college. After graduating college in 2006, Abraham began to speak with more frequency. After the early deaths of his father, and his grandfather due to preventable diseases, he wrote the book “Wake Up,” a beginner’s guide to optimal health, to encourage people everywhere in simple ways that healthy living can be for them.
When given the opportunity, Abraham loves to share about the hope in Jesus Christ that changed his life!
Abraham is married to Marjorie, and has two daughters, Trinity and Bailey. He presently serves as the Community Evangelist for Emmanuel Baptist Church in Enid, Oklahoma.
Read Vern's Bio
“Brother Vern,” as he likes to be called, grew up with an alcoholic father and had a sister die at the age of 39 due to alcohol and drugs. As a teenager hailing from “the Westside” of Tulsa, Vern was following suit. Vern was a high school dropout, in trouble with the authorities and living an immoral life. An African American preacher by the name of Jesse Joyner witnessed to the 18-year-old and invited him to church. In the summer of 1990 and in a little store front church, Vern, broken by the power of the gospel, gave his life to Jesus.
God confirmed Vern’s call to preach at the age of 19, after a trip to Falls Creek. The same trip, in which, Vern also met his future wife, Jennifer. Vern hit the trail immediately and was greatly used in evangelism, witnessing many professions of faith. In 1997, the GED graduate entered Oklahoma Baptist University and started his formal educational journey. After graduating from OBU, Vern would go on and earn an M.Div. at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee and a Th.M. and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. During these years of formal education, Vern continued his evangelistic ministry, preaching and teaching in prisons, schools and churches to various races and in various parts of the world. As a Native American, Vern has also been greatly used with his own people across the state of Oklahoma and beyond. In all, Vern has more than two decades of itinerate evangelism experience.
Vern also has more than six-years’ experience teaching “text-driven” and “evangelistic” preaching as a professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and continues to serve in an adjunctive role with both Southwestern and the Haskins School at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Vern has several years’ experience as an interim pastor and has been the Senior pastor of a tremendously growing church just outside of Oklahoma City. Vern weds scholarship with evangelistic pathos as he seeks to expose the text of Scripture to his hearers.
Vern and “Jen” celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary recently. After 20 years of marriage, “the camels came” for Vern and Jen as they adopted from birth a boy they named “Christian,” after John Bunyan’s famous character in Pilgrims Progress. Christian turns 5 in January of 2019. Christian is the joy of Vern’s life and also his number one disciple. Vern’s hobbies include running, in which, he has completed several full and half marathons, cross fit style exercise, and watching Oklahoma Sooner, Dallas Cowboy football, as well as Los Angeles Laker basketball. He is in the slow, sanctifying process of becoming a Thunder fan. He elicits your prayers for this.
Executive Director | TrueNorth Ministries
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Trey is a native Oklahoman, born & raised in the Oklahoma City area. For 16+ years Trey was a financial advisor until 2015 when he sold off his private wealth firm and went full-time as the Executive Director of True North Ministries. Since that time True North has grown significantly with branches in Okc, Yukon, Stillwater, Ardmore and Hendersonville, Tennessee, reaching thousands of men all around the country. True North’s purpose is to lead men to WALK | ENGAGE | LIVE. WALK with God, ENGAGE in the larger story, LIVE free!
Trey is a licensed Pastoral Counselor, focusing on marriages and affair recovery. He also host’s a Facebook Live broadcast each week called Monday Motivation which has been viewed by tens-of-thousands all around the world. Trey is passionate about leading men to walk in their spiritual authority and helping them to truly live FREE in Christ.
He is a father of three boys and a husband to his high school sweet heart, Amy, for 20+ years.
Teaching Pastor, Houston, The Met Church
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Daren has been speaking to groups for over 20 years. His compelling story telling and dry wit brings the Bible to life in a very unique way. Daren has been a student pastor, a church planter, and he’s currently the Teaching Pastor at The Met Church in Houston, Texas. He lives there with his wife of 18 years and their three kids, Hudson, Max, and Reese.
Pastor, Tahlequah, Crescent Valley
Pastor, Mustang, First
Pastor, Skiatook, First
Campus Pastor, Tulsa, Community Baptist
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Adam Mask is the campus pastor for First Baptist Broken Arrow’s Coweta campus, Community Baptist. Adam has served in that role for 4 years now having previously served as the Young Adults pastor for First B.A. for 2 years. He is married to his beautiful wife Grace and they have 3 children, Jadyn – 13, Ava – 5 and AJ – 1. Having spent the majority of his life in drug addiction and pursuing the things of the world he ended up in a Texas State Penitentiary for nearly 2 years. After being released from prison his life was radically transformed by the grace of God on May 16, 2010 when through faith in Jesus Christ he was born again. Adam started a ministry not long after that going into the Tulsa County Juvenile Detention Center on Sunday mornings and preaching and ministering to the youth there. In March of 2012 he answered God’s call on his life to full time vocational ministry. Adam has a love for sharing the gospel with all those he encounters and has a passion for the preaching of God’s word. His great desire is to engage the lost with the love of Christ, to expose the lie of Satan with the truth of God’s word and to equip the saints to do the same.
Coach, Edmond North High School
Army Combat Veteran, Retired
Businessman and Marine Corp Veteran
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David Trusler is a husband, father, business consultant, Marine Corps Veteran, and passionate follower of Jesus Christ. His testimony inspires and encourages, igniting a burning desire to live for Christ no matter how difficult the situation may seem.
Senior Pastor, Lawton, First
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Pastor Patrick Latham is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Lawton, Oklahoma. Prior to his arrival in Lawton, Patrick pastored in his home state of Georgia. He is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Laura Latham of Marietta, GA. Together they have three children — Julianne (11), Will (10), and Levi (7). Patrick has a strong passion for teaching God’s Word and for leading ministries that lead people into a deeper relationship with Christ. In his free time, he loves reading, learning, and cycling.