Bridwell Heights Presbyterian Church
108 Bridwell Heights Rd | Kingsport, TN 37664 | 423.288.3664

2019 Fall Conference


Marriage, Family, & Sexuality

October 18-19, 2019

The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy God. The Scriptures principally teach what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man. (Westminster Shorter Catechism questions 2 & 3)

The bible defines the family of God in very specific ways. This year we will enjoy six major topics to help us understand and enjoy the family of God as He has defined it:

  1. Making Marriage Healthy: Faithfulness, Forbearance, & Forgiveness
  2. Making Family Healthy: Faithfulness, Forbearance, & Forgiveness
  3. Cultural Megashift: Leaders or Followers?
  4. Cultural Analysis: There is no LGBT Community
  5. Practicle Husbandry: Spiritual Leadership in the Home, Personal bible study, & Family worship
  6. Delighting in the Holy Day: Making the most of the Lords Day and Delight in it

The schedule for this year’s conference will be:

Friday evening October 18th, two sessions and informal fellowship downstairs

Saturday morning October 19th, four sessions begining with breakfast snacks and ending with lunch (provided)


Conference Speakers


Pastor Patrick Hines

Pastor at Bridwell Heights Presbyterian Church, Kingsport, TN

Patrick received his Bachelors in Business from Ohio University and a M. Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary. He and his wife Amy have ten children and live in Tennessee.

Patrick is the Pastor of Bridwell Heights Presbyterian Church, PCA. He is a conference speaker, podcast/radio speaker, and leads the local Good News Club ministries through Child Evangelism Fellowship.

Pastor John Dawson

Pastor at Abingdon Presbyterian Church, Abingdon, VA

John Dawson is an ordained teaching elder in the PCA (Westminster Presbytery) and was installed as pastor of Abingdon Presbyterian Church in February 2010. He was ordained as a ruling elder in the PCA in 1988, licensed to exhort by Classis Illianna of the CRC in 1995, and ordained to the gospel ministry by First Presbytery of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) Church in 1996. He has served as Stated Supply of Lincoln Memorial ARP Church (TN) and was the Pastor of Lakeside Fellowship ARP Church in Mooresville, NC. Since 2012 he has served as a professor at Graham Bible College, and he also serves on its Board of Directors. He graduated from Alliance High School (Alliance, OH) and has degrees from Wheaton College (IL), Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), and Vanderbilt University.

Pastor Dawson is married to Sally Dawson and they have 5 children and 2 children-in-law, who all love the Lord Jesus and seek to glorify and enjoy Him in their lives. They are blessed with 2 wonderful grandsons. Along with his wife, he is a founding member of the board of Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center for Sexually abused Children in Statesville, NC. Pastor Dawson is a hiking enthusiast and an “old time” Appalachian musician who has played with his family band.

Pastor Stephen Warhurst

Assistant Pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Kingsport, TN

Pastor Warhurst has been married to his wife Susan since 1992. They have 8 children and live on a four acre homestead. Steven loves to teach the Bible and the Great Books of Western Civilization. He enjoys reading, chopping firewood, and hunting. When he grows up he wants to be a cattle farmer.