DFW Virtual Conference on Reformed Theology

DFW Virtual Conference on Reformed Theology



Oliver Allmand-Smith
Richard Barcellos
John Fesko
Jason Montgomery
James Renihan


April 10-11, 2020


Virtually on YouTube & Facebook Live



Conference Description

As we approach Easter weekend, the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and IRBS Theological Seminary are pleased to offer the DFW Conference, The Crucified King, virtually! This Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, you can participate in the event free of charge from the comfort of your home. 

At the final Passover Feast of Jesus’ earthly ministry, the Lord said, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified” (John 12:23). Join John Fesko, Jason Montgomery, James Renihan and others as they contemplate five of the incidents of Jesus' final hours as recorded in Matthew's Gospel, beginning with the triumphal entry into Jerusalem and concluding with his victory over death at the resurrection.

Schedule (all times are Central Daylight Time)

Friday, April 10, 2020

1:00 p.m.  The King Comes to Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-17)
2:30 p.m.  The King Confronts His Enemies (Matthew 21:23-46)

Saturday, April 11, 2020

9:00 a.m.  The King Prays and is Betrayed (Three Times) (Matthew 26:30-56, 27:15-23)
10:30 a.m.  The King is Crucified (Matthew 27:24-54)
12:00 p.m.  The King Conquers Death (Matthew 28:1-10) 


Speaker Biographies

John V. Fesko is the Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. Prior to joining RTS, John served as the Academic Dean and Professor of Systematic Theology and Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California (WSC). He has also labored as a church planter in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and as the minister of Geneva Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Marietta, Ga. John and his wife, Anneke, have three children.

James M. Renihan is President of IRBS Theological Seminary, Mansfield, TX, having served as Dean of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies in Escondido, CA from 1998 to 2018. Ordained to the Gospel ministry in 1984, he has been a pastor in churches in Massachusetts, New York and California. He received his PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, has been published in many journals, and is the author of multiple books including Edification and Beauty, A Toolkit for Confessions,True Love, and others. James and his wife Lynne have five adult children and nine grandchildren. Two of his sons are pastors of Reformed Baptist churches.  
Oliver Allmand-Smith has been in pastoral ministry at Trinity Grace Church in Ramsbottom, England, since 1998. Oliver attended Cambridge University where he studied history, majoring in the Reformation period. During those years, he learned how to study the Bible, how to exegete it faithfully and how to present the gospel message to others. After University, he began working in industry as part of a family engineering company that has been continually trading in Macclesfield since 1810, and he continues to oversee the business today. He and his wife Alison have been married since 1995 and have six children. 
Richard C. Barcellos is pastor of Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Palmdale, CA, and Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, IRBS Theological Seminary. He is author of The Family Tree of Reformed Biblical Theology, The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace, and Getting the Garden Right. Rich has been married to Nanette for over 30 years. They have five children and two grandchildren.

Jason Montgomery (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), serves as the pastor of the Faith Community Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX, where he and his wife Janice, have lived since 1997 with their seven children. Jason also serves as Adjunct Professor of Baptist History at Scarborough College, Fort Worth, TX, and Adjunct Professor of Church History at IRBS Theological Seminary, Mansfield, Tx.