One Voice: The Word of God, the Love of Christ, and Human Sexuality

Pensacola Theological Institute 2021


Jon Payne
Richard Phillips


June 16-18, 2021


McIlwain Presbyterian Church
1220 East Blount Street
Pensacola, FL 32503




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Conference Description

We invite you to "vacation with a purpose" as Jon Payne and Richard Phillips examine both the “Revoice” controversy within the denomination of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and the broader issue of sexual identity and purity within the church. Our desire is that lay Christians may understand what is happening in the church and be equipped to speak with “one voice” to our culture. 

Historically, the Pensacola Theological Institute (PTI) attempted to offer attendees not only strong, conservative doctrinal teaching but an abundance of southern hospitality, relaxation, and graciousness.

Plenty of recreation time is built in to the conference agenda. Our beautiful beaches and emerald waters attract visitors from around the world. Pensacola is also home to the famous US Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team.

Come then expecting spiritual comfort from strong biblical training, but also the beautiful, even unique, coastal ambience of Florida’s oldest city. 

Schedule (all times are Central Daylight Time)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
2:00 p.m. Registration
5:45 p.m. Welcome
6:00 p.m. A Divine Blueprint: God's Design for Marriage and Sexuality (Jon Payne)
8:00 p.m. Bookstore closes

Thursday, June 17, 2021
8:30 a.m. Late Registration
9:00 a.m. The Sexual Revolution: Understanding Our Cultural Moment (Jon Payne)
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. What's Concupiscence Got to Do with It? (Richard Phillips)
11:15 a.m. Free Time/Bookstore closes at 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Fish Fry Dinner on the grounds
6:00 p.m. Revoice and the Unholy Advent of Celibate Gay Christianity (Jon Payne)
7:00 p.m. Break
7:15 p.m. Three Important Words: Porneia, Arsenokoitais, Epithumeo (Richard Phillips)
8:15 p.m. Wrap up/Bookstore closes at 9:00 p.m.

Friday, June 18, 2021
9:00 a.m. Can Sinners Change? Revoice's Attack on the Gospel (Richard Phillips)
10:30 a.m. Speaker Panel Discussion/Q&A
11:30 a.m. Wrap up/Free time 


If you'd like to extend your stay through the weekend, we invite you to join us for Sunday School and worship on Sunday morning.

Saturday, June 19, 2021
Free day (see list of local attractions)

Sunday, June 20, 2021
10:30 a.m. Worship Service (Jon Payne)


Speaker Biographies

Jon Payne is senior pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian (PCA) in Charleston, South Carolina. Before planting Christ Church in 2013, he was senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA), near Atlanta, from 2003-2013. He is the executive coordinator of the Gospel Reformation Network, and serves as a trustee with the Banner of Truth Trust and the Heidelberger Society. Jon is the author/editor of numerous books including, John Owen On the Lord’s SupperIn the Splendor of Holiness: Rediscovering the Beauty of Reformed Worship for the 21st Century, and A Faith Worth TeachingThe Heidelberg Catechism’s Enduring Heritage. He has also contributed to a number of publications including Tabletalk, The Gospel Coalition, Expositor, Reformation 21, and Modern Reformation, among others. Jon and his wife, Marla, have been married for 22 years and have two children, Mary Hannah and Hans.

Richard Phillips is senior minister of the historic Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC. He is the author of numerous books and frequently speaks at conferences on the Bible and Reformed theology. He is the chairman of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology and co-editor of the Reformed Expository Commentary series (P&R). An adjunct professor at Westminster Theological Seminary where he serves on the board of trustees, Rick serves also on the board of directors of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. He and his wife Sharon have five children and live in Greenville. Rick is an avid follower of University of Michigan sports and enjoys reading historical fiction.



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