August 23 & 24

First baptist simpsonville | Upstate Church
3 Hedge St.
Simponsville, sc

october 18 & 19

first baptist church Florence
300 S Irby St, Florence, SC 29501

november 8 & 9

First Baptist Barnwell
161 Allen St
Barnwell, SC

Event Schedule

Friday, August 25

Check In: 5:30pm
Dinner: 6pm - 7pm
Session One: 7pm - 8:15pm
Break: 8:15pm - 8:30pm
Session Two: 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Saturday, August 26

Coffee and Doughnuts: 8:30am - 9am
Optional Church Break Out Time: 8:30am - 9am
Session Three: 9am - 10:15am
Break: 10:15am - 10:30am
Session Four: 10:30am -11:15am
Optional Church Break Out Time:
11:30am -12:30pm (You can choose to have a box lunch provided)

featured speakers

Clint pressley

CLINT PRESSLEY serves as the Senior Pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC. Pastor Clint uses an expository preaching style and has a strong biblical study background.
He was a student-athlete playing football before receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently working on his final project toward the Doctor of Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Prior to his call to Hickory Grove, Clint served as the Senior Pastor at Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama from 2004–2010. Before serving in these two capacities, Clint served as Associate Pastor of Preaching at Hickory Grove and Senior Pastor at two churches in Mississippi.

Clint’s service, both at large and small churches, has prepared him for denominational service within the Southern Baptist Convention and other leadership posts. In 2013, he served as Vice President of the SBC Pastors Conference. In 2014–15, Clint served as the First Vice President of the SBC. He also has served on the Board of Trustees of The University of Mobile, the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently serving on the Board of Trustees at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He is married to Connie LaBelle Smith Pressley and they have two sons, Mack and Nate.

Chad Campbell – bio coming soon!

Chad Campbell

H.B. charles, jr.

H.B. Charles Jr. –

H.B. Charles is the Pastor and Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida, where he has served since 2008. He is primarily responsible for preaching-teaching, vision casting, and leadership development. Outside of his ministry with his congregation, he regularly speaks and teaches at churches, conferences, and conventions around the country. He has contributed to several books and journals. Pastor Charles is the author of It Happens After Prayer, On Preaching, On Praying, On Worship, The Difference Jesus Makes, Getting Right With God, and Reaching God’s Goals for Your Life. Pastor Charles and his wife, Crystal, have 3 children: H.B. III, Natalie, and Hailey.  

While born in Dothan, AL, Wayne Bray spent most of his life in Georgia, where his dad pastored churches for 40 years. Wayne, and his wife of 27 years, Amy, have 5 children between the ages of 13 and 25.

Wayne and Amy spent the first 15 years of marriage attending college and seminary, earning 8 degrees collectively. That season ended when Wayne completed his Doctorate in Leadership from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010.

For the first 20 years of ministry, Dr. Bray served small to medium-sized churches, both rural and suburban, in Georgia and Louisiana. Then in 2015, God brought the Brays to First Baptist Simpsonville. God has richly blessed the church over the years, but they have experienced much recent growth. First Baptist Simpsonville / Upstate Church now has 7,000 members who gather in 15 distinct worship services across 6 different campuses.

Dr. Bray has authored several books, including Inside Out: Christian Hope in a World of Contradiction – Rainer Publishing (2019). In addition to serving as Lead Pastor at FBS/UC, Wayne enjoys teaching as Adjunct Faculty at Anderson University, and recently served as the President of the South Carolina Baptist Convention.


wayne bray



Conference Guide




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