The Doctrines of Grace

Quakertown Regional Conference on Reformed Theology 2016

Plenary Speakers

Joel Beeke
Anthony Carter
Tony Merida

Workshop Speakers

Tony Merida
Richard Taylor
Timothy Witmer


November 11-12, 2016


Grace Bible Fellowship Church
1811 Old Bethlehem Pike North
Quakertown, PA 18951

Advance Registration is Now Closed. 
Walk-ins Are Still Welcome. 

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Conference Description

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world…”

Ephesians 1:3-4

Total Depravity. Unconditional Election. Limited Atonement. Irresistible Grace. Perseverance of the Saints. Reformed theology or Calvinism, known popularly by the TULIP acrostic. In 1996, as James Boice led a gathering of theologians and pastors in the development of what became known as the Cambridge Declaration, the statement they developed called the church to repent of its worldliness and to return to the same commitment that marked Protestant Reformers like Martin Luther and John Calvin. “These truths we affirm not because of their role in our traditions,” the Cambridge Declaration reads, “but because we believe they are central to the Bible.”

We are excited to devote the 2016 Quakertown Regional Conference on Reformed Theology to a biblical study of God’s plan of salvation for sinners. For two days, we will examine the foundational teachings of Reformed theology in a conference structured around Calvinism’s Five Points. In addition to five plenary sessions, all who attend will have the opportunity to choose from three Saturday afternoon workshops on a wide variety of subjects.

It is our great privilege and honor to have, as this year’s speakers, Drs. Joel Beeke, Anthony Carter, and Tony Merida. Our ninth conference is scheduled for November 11-12, 2016 in Quakertown, PA, less than an hour north of Philadelphia and 20 minutes south of Allentown. It is an event open to all who seek a better understanding of Scripture – pastors and laypersons alike.

Please consider joining us. We know you will be blessed as, together, we sit under the teaching of God’s inerrant, authoritative, and life-giving Word.


Friday, November 11, 2016
6:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. Total Depravity, Joel Beeke
8:15 p.m. Unconditional Election, Tony Merida

Saturday, November 12, 2016
8:00 a.m. Late Registration
9:00 a.m. Limited Atonement, Anthony Carter
10:15 a.m. Irresistible Grace, Joel Beeke
11:30 a.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Workshops
-Preaching the Cross, Tony Merida
-How the Civil War Changed the Way You Read the Bible, Richard Taylor
-Grace and Assurance, Timothy Witmer
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Perseverance of the Saints, Anthony Carter
4:00 p.m. Closing Announcements and Benediction

Speaker Biographies

Joel Beeke is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice-president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society. He has written or edited fifty books including, A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life, and Friends and Lovers: Cultivating Companionship and Intimacy in Marriage.

Anthony Carter is the lead pastor of East Point Church in East Point, Georgia. A graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando, he is the author and/or editor of several books including Black and ReformedGlory Road, and Blood Work. Tony, his wife Adriane, and their five children live in East Point, Georgia.

Tony Merida is the founding pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, N.C. He also serves as Associate Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. Tony has an extensive itinerant ministry, and has written several books including The Christ-Centered Expositor, Ordinary, Orphanology, and eight volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition commentary series, of which he also serves as a general editor, along with Danny Akin and David Platt. Tony is happily married to Kimberly, and they have five children.

Richard Taylor currently serves as interim pastor at Royersford Bible Fellowship Church in Royersford, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Ursinus Bible College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Biblical Theological Seminary and has served in the Bible Fellowship Church denomination for over 40 years. Richard is happily married to Joyce and they have six children and eleven grandchildren. 

Timothy Witmer grew up in New Holland, Pennsylvania where he was raised in a Christian home. He attended West Chester University where he became a Christian through the ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. After graduating with a Master of Arts in Philosophy (1975) he attended Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) where he completed the Master of Divinity degree. On November 11, 1979 he was ordained as a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America and was installed as Assistant Pastor of Berith (now Springton Lake) Presbyterian Church in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. He was called to serve as Pastor of Crossroads Community Church in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania and was installed on December 14, 1986. He was designated Pastor Emeritus in January, 2015. He now serves as Pastor of St. Stephen Reformed Church in New Holland, PA.

Hotel Information

There are no group rates for hotels for this event. However, we can recommend the following hotels:

The Hampton Inn
1915 John Fries Hwy
Quakertown, PA 18951

The Holiday Inn Express
1918 John Fries Hwy
Quakertown, PA 18951

Spring Hill Suites
1930 John Fries Highway
Quakertown, PA 18951


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