2013 Conference


Date: October 17-19, 2013
Location: Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, CA
Theme: “Spirit-Led Preaching”

Helpful Links

2013 EHS Conference Schedule (pdf)
2013 Paper Presentation Schedule

2013 Conference Speakers

Jack Hayford (Plenary Speaker)

JWH_0350Jack Hayford is Chancellor of The Kings University (formerly The King’s College and Seminary) in Los Angeles, which he founded in 1997. He is probably best known, however, as “Pastor Jack,” founding pastor of The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, California, where he served as senior pastor for more than three decades. A prolific and best-selling author, Pastor Hayford has penned more than 50 books and composed 500 hymns and choruses, including the internationally known and widely recorded “Majesty.” He also served a five-year term as President of The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.

He is an acknowledged “bridge-builder,” helping to forge healthy bonds among all segments of the Body of Christ. He is recognized for his balance in preaching the Word, and avoiding extremes while not diluting or compromising the demands of truth. Pastor Jack’s heart to bring unity across all denominational and racial boundaries has given him an open door to minister in all kinds of settings. 

Bruce Seymour (Preaching Friday)

D. Bruce Seymour is the Associate Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership and Assistant Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Talbot Seminary.  He oversees the day-to-day details of Talbot’s Doctor of Ministry Program helping the pastors in the program to have an excellent experience. Dr. Seymour also teaches homiletics to M.Div. students.  Before coming to Talbot, Dr. Seymour spent ten years in the petro-chemical industry as a plant project engineer. He then served as a pastor for twenty-four years. All of those experiences enrich what he brings to his administrative duties and his teaching responsibilities.

Winfred Neely (Preaching Saturday)

Winfred Neely has served as Professor of Pastoral Studies at Moody Bible Institute since August of 2001. He received degrees from Trinity College, Wheaton College Graduate School, and a doctorate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Neely served as a missionary to Senegal, West Affirca from 1986 to 1995. He has contributed two chapters to The Moody Handbook of Preaching, entitled “Sermons that Move” and “Applying Scripture to Contemporary Life.” Neely speaks at conferences around the country.

Barry Liesch (Worship Leader)

Barry Liesch is Professor of Music and the Musica and Worship Area Coordinator at Biola.  He teaches Introduction to Music, Improvisation, and Advanced Keyboard Skills at Biola. He has taught at other universities/colleges during summer sessions: Azusa University, Trinity Western University, Regents College, Simpson College, Ashland Seminary, Baylor University, Hope International University, Canadian Bible College. Dr. Liesch also speaks/presents at major worship conferences in Canada and the USA: Break Forth, American Baptist Conference on Worship & Evangelism. He is founder/partner of the web site www.worshipinfo.com.

A Cordial Invitation to EHS ’13 at Talbot in October!

We’re quite excited about the EHS conference this coming October 17-19, 2013 at Talbot School of Theology, located on the campus of Biola University in Southern California. 

We have what might be “a-once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to hear Dr. Jack Hayford on “Spirit-Led Preaching.”  His long ministry among many church traditions, his gentle spirit, and his substantive speaking make him an ideal person to address this topic.  Following his two plenary addresses, Vic Anderson (Dallas) and Chris Rappazini (Moody) will join him in a panel discussion and Q&A from the audience. 

Special events for spouses: 

Friday – Balboa Island
    Quaint shops, waterfront mansions, ferryboat across the channel, lunch on the pier

Saturday – Downtown Disney
    Fun snacks and treats, gifts galore for the home-folks


Go to Biola’s home page (www.Biola.edu), and click on “Campus Maps and Directions”.  This will give you all the airports in the area, and directions from each to our campus.


We’ve arranged special rates with three motels in the area.  They’re all willing to extend their special rates for a couple of days on either side of the conference dates of Oct. 17-19 for any who may want more time in the area to visit beaches, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, or well-known churches. 

I hope you have October 17-19 on your calendar as a time to interact with others who care deeply about preaching.  We’d love to welcome you to Talbot for this occasion.

Don Sunukjian
Conference Host, Talbot/Biola