RENEW 2023

Things No Man Can Destroy II
February 25-26

9 a.m. (Chapel)
God’s Plan (Heb. 1:1-3)
John Chowning, Algood, TN

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John Chowning has been preaching the Gospel for 40 years. He preaches now for the Algood Church of Christ and has been working with this congregation for over six years. John is the author of a Christian blog:
10 a.m. (Northeast Auditorium)
The Soul (Ecc. 12:7; Matt. 10:28)
Donny Weimar, Josephine, TX
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Donny began his work preaching the gospel in 1990 for the church of Christ in Gober, TX. Donny graduated from East Texas State University in 1993, with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting. After marrying Eilene Kocur in 1993, they moved to their first full-time preaching position in Tupelo, OK. He had also joined the Army National Guard and then served for six-years while remaining in the pulpit. During his time of training, he had the opportunity to fill the pulpit in River Oaks, TX. In January 1994, Donny and Eilene left Tupelo and went to Brown Trail School of Preaching, having decided gospel preaching would be a life-long commitment. Upon graduation from Brown Trail School of Preaching in 1996, his credits matriculated to the Theological University of America where he received Master and Doctor of Ministry degrees, in 1999 to complete formal educational studies.

Donny’s most recent preaching position was with the church of Christ in Campbell, TX where he served nine-years. He became an Online Instructor for Tennessee Bible College in 2009 and considers this work a blessing. Donny’s current work is in soul winning as an evangelist within his community.

11 a.m. (Northeast Auditorium)
God’s Word—Missions
Chad Wagner, Brookland, AR
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Chad Wagner has been a Gospel preacher and missionary since 2000. Graduating from the Harding University School of Biblical Studies (2002) and then a Masters of Divinity from Harding School of Theology (2011), he and his family have been in service to the Lord’s church in numerous ways since then. He has preached in two churches of Christ (Crossroads Church of Christ, Bradford, AR; and the Gainesville Church of Christ, Paragould, AR). In 2012, he and his family moved to the mission field of Tanzania for full-time at the Chimala Mission. Having spent 5 years there, they returned to the US and Chad became the President of African Christian Schools Foundation, who oversee and operate two Bible Colleges in Nigeria. He has also been very active in the Nigeria mission efforts since 2003 and currently also serves as a Nigeria mission coordinator.

Chad and his wife, Rena, have 5 children, 1 foster daughter who they are in the process of adopting and 4 grandchildren. They both feel grateful to play a small part in the Lord’s Kingdom for His Glory.

12 p.m. (Northeast Church of Christ) Barbecue Lunch

1 p.m. (Northeast Auditorium)
God’s Plan of Salvation (John 3:5; 14:6)
Shun Evans, Raleigh, MS

2 p.m. (Northeast Auditorium)
The Judgment (Matt. 25:31-46; II Thess. 1:6-10)
David O’Connell, Rogersville, AL

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David O’Connell is the current minister for the Oliver Church of Christ in Rogersville, Alabama. He has been their preacher since 2007. He was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut. His education was at the following: Freed-Hardeman University AA, Harding University BA, Harding School of Theology MA and MTh. David has preached for fifty-one years for congregations in Tennessee, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, New Hampshire, and Alabama. He has made 12 mission trips, 11 to Russia and one to Guyana, South America. He has been married to Melba Moss since 1971 and has two daughters and six wonderful grandchildren.


9 a.m. (Northeast Auditorium)
The Coming Day of the Lord (II Pet. 3:10)
Jason Smith, Beckley, WV

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Raised in the nurturing environment of a Christian home in Wyoming County, WV, Jason has been preaching the gospel for over 20 years. For as long as he can remember, he has been interested in the work of the Church. Shortly after being baptized for the remission of his sins at the age of 9, Jason began taking an active part in worship services, such as leading singing and helping with serving communion. Upon graduating from high school, Jason enrolled in studies at Tennessee Bible College to better prepare for service in the Church. After graduating from TBC in 2003, Jason preached for the Church of Christ in Boomer, WV, for over 18 years. On June 5, 2022, Jason began working with the North Beckley Church of Christ in Beckley, WV.
In addition to serving the Church, Jason serves his community as a licensed social worker and is also a member of the Lions Club. Jason loves music and has played the clarinet in local community bands. He is eager to get to know you and work with you on your spiritual journey to know God better.

10 a.m. (Northeast Auditorium)
What Manner of Person Ought You to Be? (II Pet. 3:11)
Glenn B. Ramsey, Cookeville, TN

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Native of Putnam County, Tennessee. Glenn began preaching at age 13. He has been preaching for over 67 years. Glenn has worked with Tennessee Bible College for 42 years and currently serves as the College’s Professor of Religious Education. He presently preaches for the Herren’s Chapel Church of Christ in Silver Point, Tennessee.

5 p.m. (Northeast Church of Christ) President’s Chicken Supper

6 p.m.
Renew in Song