Building Bridges Instead of Barriers: Reforming Race Relationships in the Church

About the Conference

A conference to serve the body of Christ by proposing biblically Reformed ways of thinking about the subject of race relationships within the church. In addition, practical suggestions will be offered as to how we might more effectively build bridges across ethnic lines in the church.

Registration is FREE!

Registering for this conference is completely free. We need you to register to get an accurate head count for meals.


Rev. Mika Edmonson, PhD
Christina Edmondson, PhD
Dennis E. Johnson
Terry L. Johnson
Rev. Joel E. Kim, PhD
Diane L. Olinger, JD.
Rev. Alan D. Strange, Ph.D.
Rev. Eric Watkins, PhD
Alicia Williams
Gabriel J. Williams, Jr. PhD

All of the speakers, including the conference coordinator and host church, are theologically conservative evangelicals who are committed to the inerrancy and infallibility of Scripture, salvation by faith alone through grace alone in Christ alone, and are members in good standing of their churches. Each of them is either a minister or member in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church or the Presbyterian Church in America.


The conference will start at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm)

9:00am - 9:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm

Who Should Come?

You and anyone from your church (including lay people) as well as ministers, elders or those in training who may be interested in the important topic of the church and race relationships.

How must does it cost?

The conference is completely FREE! There will also be free meals provided for lunch and dinner.


The conference is hosted by Covenant OPC at Anastasia Baptist Church in St. Augustine Beach: 1650 A1A S, St Augustine, FL 32080

Visit Covenant OPC

Conference Coordinator

Rev. Eric B. Watkins, PhD.


Phone: 904-803-2287


Please register if you plan on attending the event. It will only take a few seconds. See you in January!

Hotel Options

Forthcoming, but arrangements are being made for deeply reduced pricing at several area hotels, ranging from nice hotels on the beach to cheaper hotels inland. St. Augustine is warm and beautiful this time of year!

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