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We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Michigan Christian Convention.  The planning committee is busy working out all the exciting details.  Please check in often to see the latest developments for the 2015 Michigan Christian Convention. 

Tyler Barlage

President, 2015 Convention Planning Committee

Introducing Our 2015 Keynote Speakers


Jeff Faull

Friday evening, 7:00pm
Sharing Jesus in Times of Crisis

Saturday afternoon, 2:15pm
Sharing Jesus in Your Community


Jeff was born in Iowa. He earned his undergraduate degree from Cincinnati Christian University, and his graduate studies were at Summit Theological Seminary.  He started at Mt. Gilead as the Senior Minister in the fall of 1988. His primary responsibilities are overseeing the pulpit ministry and leadership. Before joining the staff at Mt. Gilead, he was preaching at his first full-time ministry in Union City, Indiana.

Jeff is a contributing editor for Christian Standard Magazine, and he is co-founder of the National Preaching Summit.  His life verse is 1 Timothy 4:16, “Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.”

Jeff is married to Valerie, and they have three children: Austin, married to Lisha; Lindsay, married to Tyler, and Trey; along with two grandsons, Silas and Micah.

Visit the Mt. Gilead Church web site at


Jerry Tallman

Saturday morning, 9:00am
Sharing Jesus in Our Culture


Born in Rochester, Michigan, Jerry spent 11 years as a draftsman in the engineering field. In 1974 he, his wife Connie, and his family moved to Lubbock, Texas where he studied and graduated from the Sunset International Bible Institute. Jerry has spent the last 35 years preaching Christ and sharing the Gospel message in thousands of personal Bible studies. He has developed the practical and effective method for sharing Christ as found in his book, "His Eternal Plan," for those who are searching for the truth about Christianity.

Jerry retired from full-time congregational preaching with the Rochester Church of Christ after serving as its preaching minister for 20 years, after which he and his wife sold their home and hit the road in a 40 foot motorhome, bringing “His Eternal Plan” to everyone across North America by conducting evangelism workshops. The Sunset International Bible Institute has produced a video series featuring Jerry and demonstrating his teaching approach.

Jerry is an accomplished artist and has produced hundreds of art pieces. Jerry visits and speaks at many Bible lectureships across the country. Visit his web site at


MCC Friday Daytime Seminars

Option #1  e2 Effective Elders

The seminar runs from 9:00am - 4:30pm. Includes lunch. 

e2 Effective Elders 
led by Dr. Jim Estep, Gary Johnson, and Dr. David Roadcup

This seminar is based on their book, "The Healthy Elder."  Main presentations will address the topics of the healthy elder, the healthy elder team, and the healthy church.  Within this seminar will be three workshop tracts:  Facilitating Vision-Mission-Values (Gary); Elder and Staff Training (David); and Teacher and Small Group Leadership Training (Jim).

Option #2  Sermon on the Mount
The seminar runs from 9:00am - 4:30pm. Includes lunch. 

Sermon on the Mount

led by Jerry Paul

This seminar will examine the teachings of Jesus as presented in His Sermon on the Mount, with special application of the lessons to our lives.

to the 2015
Michigan Christian Convention
Friday and Saturday
April 17-18 
On the campus of
Great Lakes Christian College,
6211 W. Willow Hwy,
Lansing, Michigan 48917.

The Michigan Christian Convention (MCC) has served churches throughout Michigan for over 50 years by providing education and edification to support local work. We invite speakers and workshop leaders to help inform and inspire churches to greater service for our Lord. Our hope is that each person in attendance will find useful knowledge and tools for their work in the kingdom of God. Let me introduce our 2015 Keynote Speakers for the Main Sessions at the Conference.

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  • Workshops Will Help You to Share Jesus

    We have some excellent workshops planned for the 2015 MCC, workshops that will help you to share Jesus and his message of love with people who have yet to know him as their Savior and Lord.  This year's conference has a choice of 4 workshop tracks from which you can choose (each track contains two workshops).  One track is an apologetics track, providing insights for sharing Christ with the skeptical.

  • MCC is Seeking Vendors

    You can set up a display for your ministry or Christian business at the Michigan Christian Convention. Get the word out about your ministry or business and network with people who may be interested in what you do or have to offer. See cost and contact details on the Registration page.

  • Speakers Are Confirmed

    Our speakers are all confirmed for the 2013 Michigan Christian Convention, and we've got three good ones.  You can read a little bit about each on the web site below.  Also, we're offering something different for 2013 regarding the all-day Friday seminar.  This year we are offering two choices!  You get to pick whether you want to sit in on the Effective Elder leaders seminar, or the seminar on prayer which is titled "Loving to Pray."

  • Recent Developments for MCC 2013

    We're working on securing keynote speakers and excellent workshops that will help Christians live their faith with integrity, intentionality, interaction, and influence.  Stay tuned for more details as they develop.

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Past Keynote Speakers

Past keynote speakers at MCC include...

  • Bob Russell
  • Jeff Walling
  • Dr. David Faust
  • Larry Carter
  • Dan Smith
  • Dr. Rubel Shelly
  • Dr. Gary Johnson
  • Dr. Jack Cottrell
  • Don McLaughlin
  • Matt Proctor
  • Randy Harris
  • Steve Larson
  • James Sanderson
  • Dr. James Girdwood

                            …just to name a few!