Wednesday August 17, 2016 at 5:00 PM EDT
Saturday August 20, 2016 at 8:00 PM EDT

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Bancroft Bible Camp 
141 Bancroft Private Dr.
Kingsport, TN 37660

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Al Baker 
Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship 


$175.00 per person 
Includes food, lodging and literature. $50 is required at time of registration. Final payment is due by August 8th.

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Wednesday, August 17 

2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Registration

6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Supper

6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Lecture One, Leon Brown

8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Revival Prayer


Thursday, August 18

7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Revival Prayer

8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Breakfast

8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Lecture Two, Leon Brown

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Lecture Three, Dr. Krabbendam

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lecture Four, Al Baker

12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Evangelism at the Bristol Motor Speedway

7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Debriefing and Revival Prayer


Friday, August 19

7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Revival Prayer

8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Breakfast

8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Lecture Five, Leon Brown

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Lecture Six, Dr. Krabbendam

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lecture Seven, Al Baker

12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Evangelism at the Bristol Motor Speedway

7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Debriefing and Revival Prayer


Saturday, August 20

7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Revival Prayer

8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Breakfast

8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Lecture Eight, Leon Brown

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Lecture Nine, Dr. Krabbendam

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lecture Ten, Al Baker

12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Evangelism at the Bristol Motor Speedway

7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Debriefing and Revival Prayer

Raising up the next generation of Evangelists.

Every generation of the church of Jesus is in need of evangelists Our generation is no different. Where shall we find them? We must send young men into the pressure cooker of obedience and see what God produces. Samuel Davies, the eighteenth Presbyterian evangelist of Hanover, Virginia, died at the age of thirty-seven, but God used him powerfully in evangelistic preaching throughout the Richmond, Virginia region, planting at least
thirteen churches in the process.[1]

We are looking for young men who have a desire to be bold with the gospel of grace, who will come to Bristol, Tennessee during the Nascar races of August 18-20. If you are a pastor, missionary, street preacher, lay evangelist, or a man with a growing passion to proclaim Christ, then this is for you. If you are an older man, then you are still welcome to attend as long as you bring at least one young man with you. Just as we do not
learn to swim in the desert, we likewise cannot become effective evangelists in the classroom alone. We must go into the field. What better way to learn than by listening to qualified men speak to the issue, and then send out their students to practice. The Bristol Motor Speedway will have 160,000 people present. After lengthy times each morning of prayer and instruction from God's word, we will then go to the racetrack and practice preaching in the open air, engage in one on one personal evangelism, and gospel tract distribution. You will be challenged and inspired as you see God work powerfully through you.

The conference will start on Wednesday, August 17 and go through Saturday evening, August 20. Participants are free to leave Saturday afternoon or they can stay until Sunday morning, if they wish. Those who stay are
welcome to worship that Sunday with the nearby Eastern Heights Presbyterian Church if they wish.

  Speakers & Topics:   

Leon Brown, "The Image of God and Evangelism: How the Imago Dei Affects Our Witness."
Henry Krabbendam, "Passion and Zeal in Evangelism."
Al Baker, "Evangelism and True Gospel Holiness." 


Leon Brown

Reverend Leon Brown received a B. A. in communication studies from the University of San Diego in 2008, an M. Div. from Westminster Seminary California in 2011, and an M. A. in historical theology from Westminster Seminary California in 2012. Pastor Brown is pursuing his Ph.D. in Hebrew at the University of the Free State. He considers the Reverend Dr. Hywel Jones one of his mentors. Leon loves listening to sermons and theological lectures, hiking, playing basketball and table tennis, reading, and traveling. He served in the navy for ten years. He and his wife, Rosalinda, have two children.

He also enjoys sharing his faith. His most recent publication on the topic is, Words in Season: On Sharing the Hope that is Within Us.

Dr. Henry Krabbendam

Henry Krabbendam was born on December 19, 1935 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He married Beth Nee Vandooren on August 20, 1960, and together they had four children. He earned his BA in ‘54 and his M.Div. in ‘59 from the Theological University in the Netherlands. From 1960 through 1969, he pastored several congregations in the Canadian Reformed and Orthodox Presbyterian Churches. During this time, he earned his Th.M. in Systematic Theology (‘62) and his Th.D. in Apologetics (‘69) from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

Dr. Krabbendam then became a professor in the department of Biblical Studies at Covenant College in 1973, and has continued to serve there to this day as Professor Emeritus. At Covenant College he has taught courses covering a variety of subjects, including Evangelism, Christian Doctrine, Apologetics, Ethics, Hermeneutics, and Greek. In addition, he has taught classes at Covenant Theological Seminary, Sangre De Cristo Seminary, and Greenville Theological Seminary.

He has also demonstrated his dedication to spreading the gospel by co-founding the Africa Christian Training Institute and serving on a variety of missions, including outreaches to Ireland, Kenya, Korea, Uganda, Australia, South Africa, and the Seychelles. In addition, reflecting his diverse interests and abilities, Dr. Krabbendam has served on the Advisory Board of The International Council of Biblical Inerrancy, the Steering Committee of the Congress on Revival and Reformation, and as a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.

Al Baker

Pastor Baker is ordained in the PCA and has been in the ministry for over 30 years. A graduate of the University of Alabama, he received his M.Div. degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. His ministry is in Birmingham, AL serving in many areas as an Evangelist with Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship (PEF) and as Director of the Alabama Church Planting Network (ACPN). He is also the author of Revival Prayer: A Needed Paradigm Shift in Today’s Church. Prior to this he was Senior Pastor at Christ Community in Harftord, CT; Senior Pastor of Golden Isles Presbyterian Church for 10 years. Al has been actively involved in foreign missions to Central America, Africa, The British Isles, Asia and the Far East. Al and his wife, Wini, have been married 40 years and have three grown children, Andrew, Allen and Jeff, and nine precious grandchildren.


[1] Below is an article written by Rev. Al Baker about Samuel Davies and the importance of raising up a generation of evangelists modeled after him.

Who was Samuel Davies? Born in November, 1723 in New Castle County, Delaware to godly Welsh parents, Samuel gained his education under the tutelage of the Revered Samuel Blair at Faggs Manor, Pennsylvania. He was only eighteen years old when the full power of the Great Awakening through the preaching of Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, and William and Gilbert Tennent was sweeping through Pennsylvania, Delarware, New York, and New England. Davies suffered his entire life with the ravages of tuberculosis and consequently believed he would live only a short life. He therefore rejected the call to pastoral ministry, but he was willing to serve as an evangelist. Davies was ordained by the New Side Presbyterians in 1747 and was called to Hanover, Virginia, the Richmond area. The state religion at the time was Anglican and Davies convinced the Governor of Virginia to allow him as a Presbyterian to preach there. Davies had seven different preaching stations in six counties, traveling weekly by horseback to each one. He was a powerful, eloquent, Spirit anointed, Calvinistic preacher. Patrick Henry, the great orator and major architect of the American Revolution, often heard Davies preach and said that he was the most eloquent man he had ever heard. Through Davies' evangelistic efforts, as many as thirteen Presbyterian churches were planted in the Hanover region. After Jonathan Edwards' death, Davies was called to replace Edwards as the President of the College of New Jersey (Princeton) in 1759. He continued there for two years until he finally succumbed to tuberculosis in 1761 at the age of thirty-seven. Davies was deeply committed to the Westminster Confession of Faith but he also was New Side, meaning he supported the Great Awakening as an authentic movement of the Holy Spirit.