Mark your calendars now for the Legacy of Grace Family Conference on May 11 and 12, here at Central. This two-day conference will feature some outstanding guest speakers who will bring information on parenting, grand-parenting, marriage, developing a family technology plan, and surviving the loss of a spouse. Please make plans to attend, and help us get the word out by inviting everyone you know. Registration for the conference and for childcare will begin soon! The conference will begin at 6 pm on Friday, May 11, and we’ll continue on Saturday, May 12, at 9 am. The cost will be $25 per person or $40 per couple to attend. Childcare will be available for babies through 6th graders and cost $5 per child, with a maximum charge of $60 total per family, including admission and childcare fees.

Guest Speakers

Tony Bianco

Tony Bianco is the Middle School Student Minister at Houston’s First Baptist Church and author of The Family Technology Plan.  Tony has been in ministry with his wife Diamend for over 10 years.  They have two kids, Grayson & Olivia. Tony speaks/preaches to students, families, ministry leaders, churches, and conferences all over the country on technology and the Word of the Lord.  He is passionate about helping students and families manage technology in their homes and within their relationships.

Joe McKeever

Joe McKeever has been saved more than 65 years, been preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ more than 55 years, and has been writing and cartooning for religious publications more than 45 years.  He was pastor of six Southern Baptist Churches for 42 years, followed by five years as director of missions for the SBC churches of metro New Orleans. Since 2009, Joe has been involved in a “retirement” ministry and is always on the road preaching somewhere. He draws a daily cartoon for the Baptist Press, writes a series for Lifeway’s Deacon Magazine, blogs daily for church leaders, and has published a number of books. Joe and his wife Bertha have a combined five children and fourteen grandchildren.

Kevin East

Kevin East is the President of The Mentoring Alliance, a Christ-centered, intentionally multiethnic ministry that seeks to address the foundational issue that wreaks havoc on communities, the breakdown of the family, by mobilizing godly people into the lives of kids and families, to provide tangible help and eternal hope. He and his wife, Stephanie, are the proud parents of five young children. His blog is a platform he uses to provide young leaders and young parents with intensely practical biblical instruction. He writes a lot about how our relationship with Christ impacts our families and our leadership capabilities.