2018 Guest Speakers
Dr. John Adolph
Dr. John Robert “Bobby” Adolph was born April 9, 1966 in Houston, Texas to the late Seymour V., Sr. and Barbara Jean Adolph. He attended East Houston Elementary School, Kirby Middle School and Smiley Senior High School. He entered Texas Southern University on full scholarship in 1984 and received a BBA Degree in December 1989. After being ordained in the ministry by his father, Rev. Seymour Adolph, Sr., at New Hope Baptist Church, Houston TX., in 1992 he continued matriculating at Morehouse School of Religion in Atlanta, GA. While in Georgia he met and married the love of his life, Dorrie Eileen and they are now the proud parents of two children, Sumone and Jonathan.
Upon graduation from Morehouse with a degree of Master of Divinity, Pastor Adolph was called to become the Under Shepherd of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Beaumont, Texas. He accepted this call and has continued to lead the flock for eighteen years. In pursuit to further his education and his desire to learn more of the teachings of religion, he entered the Houston School of Theology and graduated with his doctorate degree.
Pastor Adolph is active in many facets of both religious and community affairs. First and foremost he is the Pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church; he is on the Board of Directors for Memorial Herman Baptist Hospital, the Board of the National Baptist Convention, Inc. of America, the Board of the I Have a Dream program, the President of the Southeast Chapter of One Church One Child adoption agency, member of the Ministerial Alliance, the CEO of Jehovah Jirou Village, Omega Psi Phi fraternity member, One Hundred Black Men of Greater Beaumont member and an active community advocate.
This man of the cloth arrived in the Beaumont area with a vision. Because of his foresight, the church purchased 29 acres of land and the fast growing membership moved from their location on Washington Blvd. and constructed a new edifice at 3920 W Cardinal Dr. In 2011 an additional youth building was erected that encompasses Evolution Academy, a charter school. Still visualizing, Pastor Adolph instrumented for the first time ever by a church, the opening of new streets by the City of Beaumont. As CEO of Jehovah Jireh Village, he piloted the building of affordable homes for low to middle income families and first time homebuyers with forthcoming plans for Senior Citizen Apartments and Townhomes.
Pastor Adolph is well known for his teaching and preaching. He can be seen on TBN, Impact Television and Sunday morning worship on Streaming Faith. He has traveled extensively all over the United States in addition to Africa and Oxford, England. He is the author of five bestselling Christian books and is best known for the sermon “Somebody Go Get Leroy”. He has a daily devotion blog and a weekly conference prayer line. Most recently, he has established the Community Tabernacle Church which is located in the San Jacinto mall in Baytown, Texas. He has also instituted an extension of the Grace School of Theology for the training of those interested in ministry. One of Pastor’s prime objectives is to reach lost souls and those who are unsaved. To this extent, he has motivated members to reach out and envelope a platform known as “Here We Grow Again”. This awesome group has developed home study groups and classes that contact persons within the church and community and invite them to join in bible study in their homes or at church.
This man of God’s messages have reached from the ghetto to the White House, to overseas and to the men and women of our armed forces. He believes in vision with a mission and that if God can’t fix it, nobody can. God can handle it!
Clint Calvert has served the MWBC as Church Leadership Catalyst since 2006. Clint has served as pastor, church planter, and staff member for various churches in Texas and Minnesota since 1988. He currently teaches Church Administration at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary as an adjunct professor.
Dr. Mark Croston
Dr. Croston is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; having served as a pastor to an urban congregation for over a quarter of a century; and having traveled, been on missions, or preached in over 30 countries. He now serves as the National Director of Black Church Partnerships at LifeWay Christian Resources. His assignment is to help churches in their mission of making disciples.
Dr. Leo Endel
Dr. Endel has served as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Wisconsin Baptist Convention for the past 15 years. Prior to that he was the Pastor of Southern Hills Baptist Church in Sioux City, Iowa, which had a growth in attendance from 35 to more than 400 and sponsored three new churches under his leadership. He also served as president of the Baptist Convention of Iowa for two years. Dr. Endel led Bible studies at each session of the 2001 MWBC annual meeting at Appleton, Wis.
In 1982 he graduated from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg with a double major in finance and business management. He received a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1988.
Amongst all the qualities Dr. Endel brings to the table, he has a genuine love for pastors and a passion for church planting, especially in communities that don't have an evangelical witness.
Dr. William T. Glynn
At the age of seventeen (17), Reverend Glynn was called to the ministry by God and began preaching. He was licensed in 1975 and ordained in 1977 by the Mount Horeb Missionary Baptist Churchin Houston,Texas.
During 1975 and 1976, he attendedBishopCollegeinDallas,Texas. He attendedMountHopeBibleCollegein Houston,Texasand in 1979 received a Bachelor of Theology Degree. In 1982, he received his Master of Theology Degree.
In 1980, Reverend Glynn was called to Pastor the Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Church inHouston,Texas. He remained there for ten (10) years.
In 1991, he was called to Pastor theMountOliveMissionaryBaptistChurchinFort Worth,Texaswhere he currenty serves (25 years).
Reverend Glynn has held numerous memberships and affiliations with organizations throughout the country. He served as Moderator of the North Texas District Association for sixteen years (1999-2015). In 2002 he began serving as 2nd Vice President of the Missionary Baptist General Convention ofTexas where he currently continues to serve. He previously served from 2003 until 2010 as the First Vice President of the National Baptist Convention of America International, Incorporated. Since 2014 until the present he again serves as First Vice President of the National Baptist Convention of America International, Incorporated.
He has received several awards and recognitions for his preaching and evangelism, including recognition on April 1, 2010 by the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Preachers for his excellency in ministry.
Pastor Julius R. Malone
Pastor Malone is currently serving as Senior Pastor of New Testament Church of Milwaukee, a non denominational Christian Fellowship Church that started with eleven people in November, 1980. He obtained both his Bachelor and Master's of Science degrees in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He also attended the Chicago Institute of Theology for two years.
Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Jr.
Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Jr., is Senior Pastor of the Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, located in Jacksonville, Florida. Bethel is a vibrant Spirit-filled body of believers whose membership exceeds 14,000. Bethel is the oldest existing Baptist church in the state of Florida, and yet remains a thriving, vibrant and growing congregation.
The musical blessing and vision of Bishop McKissick, Jr., has resulted in the production of five CD’s by the Word and Worship Mass Choir of the Bethel Church.
In addition to his musical talents, first and foremost, Bishop McKissick is a powerful messenger of God who has established himself nationally as an outstanding preacher, teacher, theologian and academician. His preaching prowess has afforded him many national platforms and accolades, among them being the morning preacher at the prestigious Hampton Ministers and Musicians Conference, the conference preacher at the John Malcus Ellison Convocation at Virginia Union University (Now the John Ellison/Miles Jones Convocation) and being inducted into the Morehouse School of Religion Board of Preachers. He has also served as a professor at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio in the capacity of doctoral mentor, where students have been selected to sit in a learning cohort, sitting under his academic mentorship as they work towards their earned Doctor of Ministry degree. In the United program, McKissick has graduated five doctoral classes.
Bishop McKissick throughout the years has been the recipient of many prestigious awards. Among them being Who’s Who In Music, Who’s Who In Religion, The Community Service Award from the Jacksonville Urban League and was selected as a national delegate for Far East relations in 1983 as senior in High school.
In June of 2008, he was consecrated and elevated into the high office of Bishop in the Lord’s church by Bishop Paul S. Morton. He now serves in the capacity and episcopal office of Vice International Presiding Bishop within the Global United Fellowship under the leadership of Presiding Bishop Neil C. Ellis. He also serves on various boards, which include being a board member of the National Action Network, founded by Rev. Al Sharpton and the Advisory Board of the College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance at Florida State University.
Bishop McKissick, Jr. holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Jacksonville University with a double major in the field of music: one in Opera and the other in Sacred Church Music, with a minor in pipe organ performance. He holds the Master of Divinity Degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Religion at Virginia Union University, and the Doctor of Ministry Degree from the United Theological Seminary. Bishop McKissick was awarded the honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Bethune Cookman University. He is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., as well as Sigma Pi Phi Boule (pronounced BOO-LAY).
Dr. Dennis Mitchell
Dr. Mitchell is the Executive Director of the National African American Fellowship (SBC). Retired Pastor of Greenforest
Community Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga. Dr. Mitchell has more than 20 years of church and denominational leadership experience, having served as Christian Education Director of Singing Hills Baptist Church in Dallas, Sunday School Growth Consultant with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and Pastor of the Central Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala.
Pastor Michael R. Pigg
Michael R. Pigg is the Senior Pastor of The Philadelphia Baptist Church in Lithonia, GA. He is married to Beverly and they have two adorable daughters, Stephanie and Jennifer. He is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY majoring in Pastoral Care and Counseling. He has served two other churches prior to coming to the Atlanta area accepting God's calling to pastor Philadelphia Baptist Church in 2004. His ministry of developing disciples and church leaders has taken him too many churches, associations, and state conventions throughout the United States.
Pastor Marcus Allen
Pastor Marcus Allen is the Senior Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Madison, Wisconsin. Pastor Allen is leading his congregation to be a visible and spiritual expression of God’s glory by demonstrating authentic alignment in worship and service to God and ministry to others. Showing God’s love they strive to reach a hungry world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They fulfill this mission in obedience to God’s Word with the help of the Holy Spirit through Worship, Discipleship, Evangelism, Fellowship, and Ministry.