Speakers at the event included Dr. Richard A. Hunter and Dr. David O. Dykes.
Hunter, Senior Pastor at Snellville UMC, a 4000 member church in the North Georgia Conference of the UMC, is a native of Birmingham, Ala. and a life-long Methodist. His passions in ministry are preaching, visioning and raising up leaders for Christ's church. He graduated from Candler School of Theology in 1983 and received a Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary. He was ordained Deacon in 1981 and Elder in 1985.
Dykes, Pastor at Green Acres Baptist Church in Texas, grew up in South Alabama where he came to know the Lord when he was nine years old. He started preaching at the age of 17. He is a graduate of Samford University, Birmingham, Ala., having received a Bachelor of Arts in 1975. He received a Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. His doctoral emphasis was on evangelism and church growth.