Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Banner of Truth Conference to Feature GPTS Speakers

Greenville Seminary Trustee and Adjunct Professor Ian Hamilton of England and alumnus Ryan McGraw of California will be among the speakers at the Banner of Truth U.S. Ministers' Conference May 28-30 in Elizabethtown, Penn.

The conference is a unique gathering of men in ministry or training — pastors, elders, deacons, missionaries, chaplains, seminary students, those considering the ministry — for the purpose of hearing the Word of God preached, and enjoying Christian fellowship with like-minded men, says Patrick Daly, recent GPTS graduate and manager of sales, marketing and operations for the U.S. branch of the Banner of Truth Trust.

The theme for this year's conference is "The Gospel: What It Is and Why It Matters." For more information and a schedule, go here. To download a conference brochure, go here.

Ian Hamilton serves as pastor of Cambridge Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, England. He has ministered the Word in Brazil, South Africa, Morocco, Canada and the United States, and pastored a church in Scotland for 19 years prior to his present work in Cambridge. He is the author of the recently published Banner of Truth title, Let’s Study the Letters of John, and has another Banner book, The Faith Shaped Life, coming out this spring. Pastor Hamilton serves on the boards of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and London Theological Seminary. He is a trustee of the Banner of Truth Trust.

Ryan M. McGraw is the pastor of First Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Sunnyvale, Calif., and was formerly the pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Conway, S.C. He is a graduate of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (MDiv and ThM). He is the author of The Day of Worship: Reassessing the Christian Life in Light of the Sabbath; By Good and Necessary Consequence; and Christ's Glory, Your Good: Redemption Planned, Promised, Accomplished, and Applied. Pastor McGraw has contributed numerous articles and book reviews to publications such as Puritan Reformed Journal, The Confessional Presbyterian, Westminster Theological Journal, Banner of Truth, Calvin Theological Journal, Katekōmen (GPTS's online journal), and the Website, meetthepuritans.com. He is currently pursuing Ph.D. studies at the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa) with respect to John Owen's practical Trinitarian theology in relation to public worship.