The MESSY Conference exists because several churches in NE Philly chose to join together to help families love one another through the messiness of our relationships. The first MESSY Conference took place in May of 2016... but we're going to be posting resources for you throughout the WHOLE YEAR as we plan for MESSY 2017. You can find resources on the Messy Site: Messy Collective. Here are some of the sessions from this year's conference:
General Sessions 2016:
These are some of the speakers from this year's conference
Dr. Mark McGinniss
is the Associate Professor of Hebrew and OT Literature at Baptist Bible Seminary. He also was a Pastor in New Jersey for over 20 years. He'll be teaching on the Song of Solomon.
Rev. Dan Price
is the Lead Pastor at Bethany Baptist Church in Fox Chase, Philadelphia. He also is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Summit University. He'll be teaching on the book of James.
Rev. Charles Kelley
is the Principle of Gospel of Grace Christian School. He has also has pastored in NE Philly for many years. He'll be teacing on parenting and the grace that Jesus provides.
Rev. David Poteat
has been pastoring in N.E. Philly for over 10 years at various churches. He currently teaches at Cedar Grove Academy. He is also an Elder at
has been pastoring in Kensington for over 10 years, bringing the love of Christ to a neighborhood that needs Jesus! He is the Youth and Worship Pastor at Cornerstone Community Church.
is planting a church in the Fox Chase area of NE Philly with Grace City Church. His passion for God, people and the Mission of Jesus makes him a unique and inspiring resource!
Dr. Emilio Merrero
is the Senior Pastor at Berachah Church in Cheltenham as well as the Vice President of Christian Charities of the USA (on top of his work at several other organizations!) He's been pastoring for over 37 years!