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2017 Hugh C. Benner Preachers Conference

We’re excited to announce the 2017 Hugh C. Benner Preachers Conference!

Pre-Conference | September 25, 2017 (1PM - 5PM CT) | NTS Campus

The pre-conference will feature Karen Westerfield Tucker, Professor of Worship at Boston University. The theme for the pre-conference is Church Music and the Christian Year.

Hugh C. Benner Preachers Conference | September 26-27, 2017 | NTS Campus

The theme for this year’s Hugh C. Benner Preachers Conference is Finding Your Rhythm: Preaching the Church Year.

Speakers for this year’s conference. Click here for full bios.

  • Edgar Diaz, Senior Pastor at Tampa First Hispanic Church of the Nazarene
  • Christa Klosterman, an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene on special assignment serving two United Methodist congregations in Fruitland, Idaho and Ontario, Oregon
  • Tara Beth Leach, Senior Pastor at First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena in SoCal
  • Jon Middendorf, Lead Pastor at Oklahoma City First Church of the Nazarene
  • Brent Peterson, Dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministries and Associate Professor of Theology at Northwest Nazarene University
  • Stuart Williams, Senior Pastor at Skyview Community Church of the Nazarene in Calgary, Alberta Canada
  • Esteban Trujillo, Campus Pastor at Point Loma Nazarene University overseeing Mexico Missions programs


Registration opens April 18, 2017. Click here to register

  • Pre-Conference: FREE 
    • Please complete the registration for the pre-conference also, so we can track attendance.
  • Early Bird: $99 (April 18 - May 31)
  • Regular: $129 (June 1 - August 31)
  • Late: $149 (September 1 - September 24)

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