2024 Speakers

There are many ways in which our world tends to divide God's people. Learn from these speakers how you can preach the message of unity to reduce the divisiveness within your church.

2024 Speakers

Jaron Scott

Preacher at Christ's Church of Joplin
Professor of Organizational Leadership at Ozark Christian 

Jaron is set out to lead people to Jesus and build leaders who lead people to Jesus. He and his wife Chelsi have been married since September of 2018 and will welcome their first child in September of 2023. Jaron is currently pursuing his mission of leading people to Jesus, and building leaders who lead people to Jesus, by preaching at Christ's Church of Joplin and working on the faculty of Ozark Christian College as a professor of Organizational Leadership.

Sean Palmer

Preacher at Ecclessia Houston

Sean Palmer is the author of Speaking by the Numbers: Enneagram Wisdom for Teachers, Pastors, and Communicators (IVP 2022) and 40 Days on Being a Three (Enneagram Daily Reflections). He is also a preacher at Ecclesia Houston, one of America’s most innovative and vibrant multi-site churches, serving a predominance of Millennials and young adults. Sean is also a monthly columnist for Preaching Today Magazine, a featured writer and vice-chair of the board for Missio Alliance, a contributing writer to The Voice Bible, and author of Unarmed Empire: In Search of Beloved Community, which has been called “the best book about the church,” which reached #1 in Christian Discipleship on Amazon.com. His writings have been featured in Christianity Today, Sojourners, FOXNews.com, Success Magazine, The Lookout Magazine, Enneagram Journal, Enneagram Today, and Christian Standard Magazine. Sean is a frequent guest on a range of podcasts and has been featured on National Public Radio and was profiled in The Washington Post and The Houston Chronicle in 2022. Sean is also a speaking and preaching coach, helping speakers conquer self-doubt, lack of clarity, and listener boredom through the craft of storytelling. Sean studied Youth and Family Ministry at Abilene Christian University and Homiletics at the Austin Presbyterian Seminary, The Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University, and Fuller Seminary. Sean and his wife, Rochelle, have been married for over 25-years and live in Houston, TX and have two daughters.

Ben Cachiaras

Lead Preacher at Mountain Christian Church 

Ben Cachiaras has deep roots in Minnesota, lived in East Tennessee where he finished a Master’s Degree and served a wonderful church, and has called Maryland his home for over 26 years where he is the lead pastor of Mountain Christian Church.
Mountain Christian Church, near Baltimore, is a multi-site, multi-ethnic community known for the way they love their community and make an impact around the world, based on the simple teachings of Jesus which call all to love God, love people, and serve the world. Mountain has experienced unbelievable growth over it’s 199 year history, but nothing in the past compares with the future God has in mind!
Ben serves on the Board of Spire Network, Stadia Church Planting, writes for the Christian Standard magazine, and says what fills his bucket is encouraging other ministers and churches.
Ben and the love of his life, Karla, have three kids. Nathan is in ministry in Tennessee, Andrew writes code in California, and Ellie teaches English as a second language in Baltimore. Larry the Wonderdog provides amusement and companionship.
Ben has an irrational devotion to the Minnesota Vikings, and considers it a good week if he can play pickleball at least three times. He is excited to join us and speak at NPS this year!

Daniel McCoy

Editorial Director at Renew.org
Professor of Philosophy

Daniel is happily married to Susanna, and they have 3 daughters and 2 sons. He is the editorial director for Renew.org as well as a part-time professor of philosophy for Ozark Christian College. He has a bachelor’s in theology (Ozark Christian College), master of arts in apologetics (Veritas International University), and PhD in theology (North-West University, South Africa). Among his books are the Popular Handbook of World Religions (general editor), Real Life Theology Handbook (with Andrew Jit), The Atheist’s Fatal Flaw (co-authored with Norman Geisler), and Buddhism or Christianity: Which Is Better for the World? Although Daniel is not a full time preaching minister, preaching is still a strong passion for him, and he enjoys supply preaching in the area.

Jason Ishmael 

Preacher at Antioch Christian Church 

Jason and his wife Brittney were married in 2006 and have 4 children. He pastors a thriving church in eastern Iowa named Antioch Christian Church. If there’s anything you should know about him, it’s that he doesn’t do anything halfway. From ministry to a handful of ridiculous hobbies, he’s all in. Just ask him what he did to his kid’s power wheels toy.


You'll have access to many different workshops during four workshop hours where you can learn preaching skills. 

-  Dr. Jason Poznich
-  Jason Ishmael
-  Dr. Rob Shoaff
-  Dr. Daniel McCoy 
-  Jaron Scott
- Dr. Billy Strother
- Dr. Jody Owens (Johnson University)
- Dr. Jim Estep

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