October 14 - 18, 2019
Our annual Keenagers Conference is an exciting and spiritually refreshing time for adults 50 and over amid the extraordinary fall foliage of the Western North Carolina mountains. Hear from an inspiring guest speaker, enjoy great live music and engaging fellowship, and take part in plenty of fun activities like guided nature tours, a fall festival, and Reformed Bingo. It will be an experience you won't soon forget!
Speaker - Dr. Henry Krabbendam
Originally from the Netherlands, Dr. Henry Krabbendam holds a TH.M. in Systematic and a TH.D. in Apologetics. He has extensive ministry experience in Uganda, Africa. He served as Pastor-Teacher from 1960-1973 and as Professor at Covenant College from 1973-2005. His focus after retirement has been involvement in various Schools of Evangelism worldwide. He has authored the book “Sovereignty and Responsibility”, “The Epistle of James” commentary, and a number of articles.
Worship Leader - Greg Hill
Greg Hill is a native of Gadsden, AL. He graduated from Belmont University, Nashville, TN (Bachelor of Music in Church Music) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX (Masters in Church Music). Greg's educational focus was on hymnology, conducting and piano performance. He was a Tennessee State Piano Competition Winner (NAMTA) with his Senior Piano Recital program featuring the works of Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff.
Greg has been in vocational music ministry for over 30 years, serving on staff at churches in the SBC, UMC, PCA and ECO denominations. His posts include ChristChurch PCA in Atlanta, GA (Director of Music and Arts), Westminster Presbyterian in Gainesville, GA (Director of Music), and Oak Mountain Presbyterian in Birmingham, AL (Minister of Music). He has traveled all 50 states as well as Asia, Canada, Europe, Bermuda, and South America as a consultant on music and worship, as a worship leader for conferences and as a participant in music missions. Greg's most recent post called for a "cross-country" move to Colorado Springs, CO where he is serving as Director or Worship, Music and the Arts at Village Seven Presbyterian. At V7, Greg serves with an Executive Staff of 12, oversees a music staff of 5, and leads traditional and modern blended services incorporating choir, orchestra, vocal ensembles, praise bands, handbells, as well as brass, wind and string ensembles.
One of Greg's passions is teaching and training churches on how to develop "Singing Congregations" with strength and understanding as well as "how to's for congregants leading congregants" in worship. He also enjoys shepherding and discipling diverse music ministries toward growing in grace and community. Greg enjoys amateur landscaping (mostly out of necessity), SEC football (War Eagle), travel, and anything having to do with outdoor activities. Kristi, Greg's wife of 21 years, recently completed her 13th year as a Music Teacher at Heritage Preparatory School in Atlanta. She also has her own business, Kristi Hill Music (http://kristihillmusic.com/), serving homeschool families with curriculum and resources making hymnology and classical music joyfully accessible to the homeschool student and parent. You can find her "Render Your Praise: Hymns for Families" on iTunes or her website. In addition to writing curriculum and teaching, Kristi is a composer, soloist, gifted Bible teacher and worship leader. Cooper (15), is a Sophomore at Evangelical Christian Academy in "the Springs." He enjoys public speaking, basketball, SEC football, theatre, art, humor, leading middle school discipleship groups and creative writing. Vivian (9), is a 4th grader at ECA and enjoys her freckles, witty banter, dance, singing, all things pink and purple, and theatre.