CONFIRMING THE CALL
Dr. Jeff Iorg is the president of Golden Gate Baptist
Theological Seminary. Prior to his service at the Seminary, Dr. Iorg
was the Executive Director of the Northwest Baptist Convention for
almost ten years. He was also the founding pastor of Greater Gresham
Baptist Church in Gresham, Oregon and has served as a pastor in
Missouri and a staff pastor in Texas.
Dr. Iorg teaches leadership, preaching, and church ministry courses
at Golden Gate. He speaks frequently on these same subjects in
conferences and other venues, including college campuses and
leadership seminars. His publications include five books -
Painful Side of Leadership, The Character of Leadership, Is God
Calling Me?, The Case for Antioch, and
Live Like a
Missionary - along with dozens of articles and curriculum
materials. Dr. Iorg maintains a leadership resources website at
Dr. Iorg is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University (B.A.),
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Southwestern
Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.). He is married to Ann and has
three adult children. His hobbies include umpiring baseball,
reading, and searching for the world’s best barbeque restaurant. His
personal ministry includes outreach to the professional baseball
community in the Bay Area.
ACCEPTING THE QUEST
Robby Gallaty came to Chattanooga as Senior Pastor in October of 2008.
Robby is a native of New Orleans and was raised in Chalmette, LA. Before coming to Brainerd,
Robby was the pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Morgan City, LA.
Robby earned his B.G.S. from William Carey University in 1998. Robby also graduated from
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with an MDIV in Expository Preaching and is finishing
his PhD in Expository Preaching at New Orleans. He authored his first book in the summer of 2009,
Creating an Atmosphere to HEAR God Speak, which is a discipleship toolbox for anyone seeking a deeper relationship with the Lord.
Robby and his wife Kandi have two sons named Rig and Ryder. Robby likes to play golf, watch the UFC, and read.
Dave is pastor of New Creation Fellowship in Reading, Pennsylvania and founder of AMOKArts.com (Arts Ministry Outreach for the Kingdom), a web/speaking ministry dedicated to helping people find and use their gifts to serve others and glorify God. An ordained minister, Dave is bivocational and spends his days doing design work for a non-profit organization. He's been involved professionally in some aspect of the visual arts for over 20 years. He's designed everything from grocery circulars to stage sets.
Dave uses live visual art, video and the Word of God to challenge people to use their gifts to serve the Lord and others. His message will motivate your group to find the things they were created to do and be, individually and corporately, to the glory of God
Kerry was born and raised in
Jackson, Mississippi. Kerry came to know Jesus as his Lord and
Savior at the age of nine. Early in his childhood he discovered a
passion for art. His pursuit for more knowledge and skill led him to
obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Painting from Mississippi State
University. After several years working in the commercial art
industry, he opened his own free-lance art studio called KBJ
Studios. After six successful years, Kerry felt called by God to go
into full-time Christian ministry. Kerry sold his business and moved
his family to Texas to attend Southwestern Theological Baptist
After his 1993 graduation from seminary, Kerry accepted a position
as an Exhibit Designer for the Home Mission Board in Atlanta, GA,
now called the North American Mission Board. Kerry and his wife,
Twyla, live in Atlanta. They are trying to show the love of Christ
within the local arts community in hopes of planting a church for
creative people in a future art gallery.
Kerry is also President of Drawing to the Rock Ministries, Inc. This
ministry promotes the use of visual art in worship. Kerry and Twyla
travel all over the world communicating the gospel through live
drawing and painting.
Kerry and Twyla married in 1980. They have two adult children, Kaci