Kentucky Mountain Bible College is excited to host: Persecuted 4 Christ. This event is a youth conference put on by KMBC to challenge and encourage young Christians to take a deeper step in their Christian faith. We will hear incredible stories of faith from three qualified speakers who have been instrumental in their attempts to bring Jesus to the persecuted church. Join us for this passion-filled event Saturday, September 9th, 2017. The conference starts at 10:00 and goes to 4:00 PM.
Persecuted 4 Christ: Youth Conference
- September 9, 2017
- Lunch provided for attendees
Brother Benny, Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Ministries
One of our featured speakers this year will be Brother Benny. He serves as the President of Leadership Development at Alpha IMPACT Leadership Seminars. The IMPACT objective is to train 100,000 leaders to plant 100,000 churches by 2020.
Benny spends a majority of his time in South Asian countries and Africa, organizing and speaking in seminars and leadership training. He is called to motivate, mobilize, and support the national evangelists and pastors to reach the least-reached for Jesus Christ. Whether it is mentoring and serving in his local church or on the mission field, God has blessed and empowered him with the ability to encourage others and to nurture the belief in God’s endless possibilities.
Beth Copeland, Director of Mobilization at Open Doors USA
Beth has over 15 years’ experience working with the persecuted church and has been to over 10 countries to meet with, encourage and train persecuted Christians. During that time, Beth has focused on bringing encouragement to the persecuted church and mobilizing the American church to stand beside our persecuted brothers and sisters. She has spoken at churches and events around the US, sharing the stories of what God is doing around the world.
Bridger, Bible Smuggler
Bridger began praying about working with Vision Beyond Borders (VBB) in 2012 after hearing the director, Patrick Klein, speak at his Bible College. He went on a mission trip with VBB to Nepal and southeast Asia in 2014, and by 2015 he had become a full time missionary with them, working as an overseas contact and Bible Currier (smuggler). It has led him to partner with them and travel to places he never dreamed of going and getting to share the Gospel with many different people. He is continually seeing the hand of God at work in wondrous ways.
Representative from Voice of the Martyrs
“The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is a nonprofit, interdenominational missions organization, that offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians around the world. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ. His wife, Sabina, was imprisoned for three years. In the 1960s, Richard, Sabina, and their son, Mihai, were ransomed out of Romania and came to the United States. Through their travels, the Wurmbrands spread the message of the atrocities that Christians face in restricted nations, while establishing a network of offices dedicated to assisting the persecuted church.”
This great event will also feature a number of our own students who’ve taken part in reaching the persecuted church. From smuggling Bibles to giving Biblical literature to policemen and border patrol guards in closed countries, our students have a heart to see men and women EVERYWHERE turn to Christ!