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Berean Family Church 2019 Conference

Is There Meaning In Suffering?


February 22, 2019 - February 23, 2019


St Mark's United Methodist Church

 10513 E Admiral Pl, Tulsa, OK 74116, USA


The Apostle Paul said that all who will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution (II Timothy 3:12). But exactly what does that mean? The Apostle Peter stated that believers in Christ are actually called to suffer (I Peter 3:21). And again, Paul wrote to the church that if we do indeed suffer for the name of Christ, we shall also reign with Him (II Timothy 2:12).


Much has been written over the centuries concerning the topic of suffering. Some affirm it is a way to gain favor with God. Others teach that God is never honored in the suffering of His children and that suffering in a Christian’s life is evidence that they are in sin.


Come join us as we learn together what the Word of God has to say about suffering, trials, and persecution.


A Chick-fil-A lunch and a pizza dinner will be provided FREE of charge on Saturday. Please register by February 18 so that we can ensure we have plenty of food and sufficient seating. While the event is free of charge, we will have a love offering to go toward expenses.


If you have any questions, please contact Guy Harrell by email at or by phone at (918) 691-8766.


For those coming from out of town, we have made arrangements with the Wyndham Hotel here in Tulsa for a reduced group rate.  Their phone number is 918-627-5000.  Tell them you will be coming to town for the Berean Family Church Conference.

Speaker Bios

Scott Brown is President of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches and elder at Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina.  Scott gives most of his time to local pastoral ministry, conferences on fatherhood, church reformation, and strengthening the family.  He has been married to Deborah for 31 years, and they have 4 grown children. Scott also helps people think through the two greatest institutions God has provided — the church and the family.


Doug Fry is President of Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Oklahoma.  He and his wife Vikki have been married for 38 years.  They have 14 children and 15 grandchildren and have homeschooled for over 30 years.  He serves as an elder at Springs of Grace Bible Church in Tulsa.


Dennis Gundersen is President of Grace and Truth Books and a member of Grace Bible Church in Tulsa.  Dennis has served as Senior Pastor at two Tulsa area churches (1984-2009) and is now devoted to publishing, writing, conference speaking, and missions among the Tlapaneco people of Mexico.  He is the author of several books, most recently "A Praying Church: The Neglected Blessing of Corporate Prayer."  He and his wife Naomi have been married 42 years and they have 4 adult sons and 6 grandchildren. 


​Guy Harrell is Pastor / Elder at Berean Family Church in Tulsa and is devoted to expositional preaching.  He has been married to his lovely wife Suzi for 30 years.  They have 13 children and one (brand new) grandchild.  Guy and Suzi home school their children, discipling them daily in God's Word.


Stephen Hopkins is Pastor / Elder at Burnet Bible Church in Burnet, Texas.  He is a board member with FORGE Ministries (Families Obediently Restoring Godly Education).  His passions are family worship, open air preaching, and defense of pre-born children.  Steve and his wife, Sandra, have been married for over 30 years and have 16 children and 4 grandchildren.


Jarryd Horn is an elder at Berean Family Church in Tulsa, Ok. It has been his honor and privilege to be actively participating in the ministry of his local church since its founding in 2016. He loves anything that has to do with the expository preaching of God’s infallible Word and apologetics. He and his precious wife, Kailea, have been married for 5 years.

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