Made in God's Image

Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology 2022


H.B. Charles, Jonathan Landry Cruse,
Daniel Doriani, Jonathan Gibson, 
Terry Johnson & Richard Phillips


PCRT Grand Rapids
March 11-13, 2022

First Byron Christian Reformed Church
8541 Byron Center Avenue SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

PCRT Philadelphia
April 29-May 1, 2022

Proclamation Presbyterian Church
278 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Schedule | Speaker Biographies | Hotel Information | History of PCRT


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About the Conference

“God created man in his own image; in his own image he created him.” Genesis 1:27

It was John Calvin who said that the true knowledge of God and of man lead to the same place. The reason is that man is made to reflect the character and beauty of our Creator. Genesis 1:27 says: “God created man in his own image; in his own image he created him.” The implications of this truth are immense for human identity, character, and calling. If Christians are to “glorify God and enjoy him forever” (WSC 1), then we must understand what it means to be image-bearers of God.

While the truth of man in God’s image is essential to every age, ours is a generation that desperately needs to hear the biblical truth about ourselves. Many of our neighbors and fellow citizens are living in despair and confusion. Christians need to be equipped to talk about the wonderful biblical pattern of what it means to be human. In man as the image-bearer of God, we discover the source of true dignity, unity, and purpose for every man, woman, or child. The 2022 Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology is therefore delighted to take up the theme: Made in God’s Image. Our sessions will present the Bible’s clear and enlightening teaching on man’s nature and calling, the vital matter of human sexuality, and the purpose and identity provided to us by our Maker.

We are delighted to be joined by a tremendous group of scholar-preachers for the 2022 PCRT. H.B. Charles is pastor-teacher at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL, and a widely respected preacher of God’s Word. Dan Doriani is professor of New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary and a contributing author to the Reformed Expository Commentary series. Terry Johnson is pastor of Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, GA, and author of Who Am I: What the Bible Teaches about Human Identity. Our pastoral pre-conference will be provided by Jonathan Gibson, professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary, on the topic “Man, Marriage, and the Mad Sexual Revolution.”  What an exciting opportunity to learn from these gifted communicators and, as always, for the joy of worship and fellowship together. We look forward to seeing you at the 2022 PCRT as we study what it means to be made in God’s image.


Pre-conference: Man, Marriage, and the Mad Sexual Revolution

8:00 a.m. Registration and coffee
9:15 a.m. Opening Bible Study: Richard Phillips
9:45 a.m. O What a Piece of Work Is Man, Jonathan Gibson
10:45 a.m. Coffee break
11:00 a.m. A Marriage Made on Earth, Jonathan Gibson
12:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Shameless Sexuality, Jonathan Gibson 
3:00 p.m. Question & Answer Session
3:45 p.m. End of Pre-Conference

Conference: Made in God's Image
6:00 p.m. Conference Registration
7:00 p.m. Opening of the 2022 PCRT
First Address: Created in God's Image (H.B. Charles)

7:30 a.m. Late Registration
8:30 a.m. Second Address: To Glorify God and Enjoy Him Forever (Terry Johnson)
10:00 a.m. Third Address: He Created Them Male and Female (Richard Philips/Daniel Doriani)
11:00 a.m. Question & Answer Session (All Speakers)
12:00 p.m. Lunch (at local restaurants)
2:00 p.m. Fourth Address: God's Image Fallen in Adam (Terry Johnson)
3:15–4:30 p.m. Workshops

The 6th Commandment and the Sanctity of Human Life (Terry Johnson)
Identity Politics and the Imago Dei (Jonathan Cruse - MI) & The Goodness of Sex as Created by God (Daniel Doriani - PA)
"Free Will" in the Fourfold States of Man (Richard Phillips)

4:30 p.m. Dinner (at local restaurants)
7:00 p.m. Fifth Address: God's Image Restored in Christ (H.B. Charles)

Sunday (PCRT joins host church worship for final address)
Sixth Address: God's Image Glorified in the Age to Come
9:30 a.m. PCRT worships with First Byron Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids (Richard Phillips)
10:30 a.m. PCRT worships with Proclamation Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr (Daniel Doriani)

Speaker Biographies

H.B. Charles, Jr. is the pastor-teacher of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. He has served in this role since 2008. At the June 2017 Southern Baptist Convention, H.B. was historically and unanimously elected as the SBC Pastors’ Conference’s first African-American president. Prior to joining his present church, H.B. led the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles for almost 18 years. Succeeding his late father, he began on his pastorate at Mt. Sinai at the age of 17 – a senior in high school. Outside of his ministry to and with his congregation, H.B. regularly speaks at churches, conferences, and conventions around the country, and he is also the author of several books. H.B. is married to Crystal, and they have three children: H.B. III, Natalie, and Hailey. 

Jonathan Landry Cruse is pastor of Community Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Kalamazoo, MI, where he has ministered since 2017. Beyond his greatest passion, which is preaching Christ from all of Scripture, Jonathan is also interested in all things related to worship. Jonathan is an avid writer, and has published articles with The Alliance, Modern Reformation, The Gospel Coalition, and Tabletalk magazine. He is author of the new worship collection Hymns of Devotion, and the books The Christian’s True Identity: What It Means to Be in Christ and What Happens When We Worship. He and his wife, Kerri Ann, have two young children.

Daniel Doriani, Ph.D. is professor of biblical and systematic theology and Vice President at large at Covenant Seminary. He has sixteen years of pastoral experience, principally as senior pastor of Central Presbyterian Church, a large university church in St. Louis. Doriani earned degrees from Westminster Seminary and Yale, where he was also a research fellow. He has written fifteen books on Scripture, hermeneutics, gender, and family work, and also writes for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals at He and his wife, Deborah, have three daughters and two grandchildren.

Jonathan (Jonny) Gibson is an ordained minister in the International Presbyterian Church (UK), presently serving as associate professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary. His most recent books are Be Thou My Vision: A Liturgy for Daily Worship and I Will Build My Church: Selected Writings of Thomas Witherow on Church Polity, Baptism and the Sabbath. He is married to Jackie, and they have four children.


Terry Johnson was born and raised in Los Angeles. He studied history at the University of Southern California, theology at Trinity College, Bristol, England, and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, before earning his D. Min in 2008 from Erskine Theological Seminary. He is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America and has served as the senior minister of the Independent Presbyterian Church of Savannah since 1987. Terry is the author/compiler of the Trinity Psalter, Leading in Worship, and The Family Worship Book. He is also author of a number of books, including The Case for Traditional Protestantism, Worshipping with Calvin, Serving with Calvin, Who Am I: What the Bible Teaches About Christian Identity, and The Identity and Attributes of God, among others. He and his wife, Emily, have five children and seven grandchildren.

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.

Hotel Information

Grand Rapids

Baymont Inn & Suites
8282 Pfeiffer Farms Dr. SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
Call 616-583-9535 by February 8th
$114/night (includes breakfast)
2.9 miles from the church

Holiday Inn Express Grandville
4651 36th Street
Grandville, MI 49418
Register online here or call 616-532-0202 by February 14th*
$114/night (includes breakfast)
9 miles from the church

*Be sure to enter your arrival/departure dates on the website to get the special rate. 


The Radnor Hotel
591 E. Lancaster Avenue
St. Davids, PA 19087
Call 610-688-5800 by March 31st
$179/night (single) or $209/night (double) (includes breakfast)
4 miles from the church

Residence Inn Conshohocken
191 Washington Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Register online here or call 800-327-3639 by April 1st
$129/night (includes breakfast and parking)
5.8 miles from the church


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