2023 Featured Speakers

David Doran

David Doran

Inter-City Baptist Church

Dr. David Doran is the senior pastor of Inter-City Baptist Church and President of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves as the Chairman of the Practical Theology Department and teaches the core pastoral theology courses in the M.Div. program.

Dr. Doran received a B.A. from Bob Jones University and both the M.Div. and Th.M. from DBTS. He earned his D.Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Over several decades at ICBC, Dr. Doran has conducted an effective expository preaching and teaching ministry, established Grace Baptist Mission, and expanded outreach through campus evangelism and discipleship, mission conferences and more.

Dr. Doran and his wife Claudia have four sons: David (wife, Abi), Daniel (wife, Melissa), Dillon (wife, Emily), and Derek (wife, Jen) and ten grandchildren.

Rick Holland

Rick Holland

Mission Road Bible Church

Rick was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN and became a Christian in high school. He served as a youth pastor in Georgia, Michigan, and California and spent twenty-five years at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA. While at Grace he pastored Crossroads, the college and singles ministry, and served as the Executive Pastor under Dr. John MacArthur.

He is the author of Uneclipsing the Son (Kress Biblical Resources, 2011) and has contributed chapters in other books as well as articles in theological journals. He serves on the faculty of The Expositors Seminary where he teaches Homiletics and Expository Preaching.

Rick has served as Senior Pastor of Mission Road Bible Church since August of 2011.

He and his wife Kim have been married since 1994 and have three sons and one daughter-in-law: Luke, John & Mianna, and Mark.

Kerry McGonigal

Kerry McGonigal

Bob Jones University

Kerry McGonigal (D. Min.) has been teaching expository preaching classes at Bob Jones University for 20 years. He is passionate about helping his students become faithful interpreters and effective communicators of God’s Word.

Kerry’s doctoral research examined Peter’s rhetorical strategies in 1 Peter. It was entitled A Philosophy and Methodology of Preaching an Expository Book Series Governed by Apostolic Purpose and Based on Rhetorical Analysis.

Though he specializes in hermeneutics and homiletics, Kerry also teaches Bible Doctrines, 1 Corinthians, Ecclesiology,  NT Literature & Interpretation, and Creation to New Creation.

He is the coordinator of the annual High School Preaching & Teaching Conference on campus, designed to help young men develop confidence and skill in moving from text to sermon.

Kerry’s passion for teaching preaching comes from years of experience. In addition to itinerant ministry here in the U.S. and abroad, he has served as a pastor in two local churches in the Greenville, SC area for over a decade.

Kerry and his wife, Anna Grace, have been married for 25 years and have three daughters and a horse farm. He blogs about preaching at Preaching & Preachers.

Reagan Rose

Reagan Rose

Redeeming Productivity

Reagan Rose (M.Div., The Master’s Seminary) is the founder of Redeeming Productivity, a media ministry that teaches a biblical approach to personal productivity. He is the author of Redeeming Productivity: Getting More Done for the Glory of God and Track: Gaming: A Student Guide to Gaming.

Reagan also formerly served as the Director of Digital Platforms for Grace to You, the media ministry of John MacArthur. Reagan and his wife Kim live in Belleville, MI with their three children.

Mark L. Ward

Mark L. Ward

Logos Bible Software

Mark Ward (Ph.D., Bob Jones University) is Senior Editor for Digital Content at Word by Word, the official Logos blog. He is the author of several books and textbooks including Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption (BJU Press, 2016), Basics for a Biblical Worldview (BJU Press, 2021), and Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible (Lexham Press, 2018), which became a Faithlife infotainment documentary. He is also a host for Logos Live and is an active YouTuber.

His wife, Laura, runs a micro-urban flower farm, Blackburn Gardens, at their Mount Vernon, WA, home, where they live with their three children.


2023 Schedule


Wednesday, Oct. 18

12:15–12:45 p.m. – Registration
12:45–1:45 p.m. – Session 1
1:45–2:00 p.m. – Break
2:00–3:00 p.m. – Session 2
3:00–3:30 p.m. – Break/Refreshments
3:30–4:30 p.m. – Session 3

Thursday, Oct. 19

8:00–9:00 a.m. – Contl. Breakfast
9:00–10:15 a.m. – General Session
10:30–11:30 a.m. – Workshop 1
11:30–1:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00–2:15 p.m. – General Session
2:30–3:30 p.m. – Workshop 2
3:30–4:00 p.m. – Fellowship Break
4:00–5:00 p.m. – Workshop 3
5:00–7:00 p.m. – Dinner Break
7:00–8:30 p.m. – General Session

Friday, Oct. 20

7:00–8:00 a.m. – Contl. Breakfast
8:00–9:15 a.m.
– General Session
9:30–10:30 a.m.– Panel Discussion
10:45–11:45 a.m. – Workshop 4
11:45–12:45 p.m. – Lunch
12:45–2:00 p.m. – General Session

Travel Information

Inter-City Baptist Church
4700 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI 48101

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is 15 minutes away.

Places to Stay

  • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – Allen Park 16400 Southfield Road, Allen Park, MI 48101 313-383-9730
  • Best Western-Greenfield Inn – Allen Park 3000 Enterprise Drive, Allen Park, MI 48101 313-271-1600
  • Comfort Inn – Allen Park 3600 Enterprise Dr, Allen Park, MI 48101 313-323-3500
  • Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Detroit – Dearborn 5801 Southfield Expressway, Detroit, Michigan, 48228 313-336-3340
  • Holiday Inn Express – 9000 Enterprise Drive, Allen Park, Michigan, 48101 313-383-9790
  • The Dearborn Inn by Marriott – 20301 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, Michigan, 48124 313-271-2700
  • TownePlace Suites – Detroit Dearborn 6141 Mercury Drive, Dearborn, Michigan, 48126 313-271-0200

    Exhibitor Information

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