East Coast Ministers’ Conference

Not Ashamed of the Gospel

May 30 June 01, 2023
Elizabethtown, PA, USA

Not Ashamed of the Gospel

The US Ministers’ Conference is an annual event where men gather from a variety of ministerial vocations to worship God and sit under the preaching of his Word.



Rob Ventura

Rob Ventura is a pastor of Grace Community Baptist Church of North Providence, Rhode Island.

Jeff Kingswood

Jeff Kingswood serves as senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (ARP) in Woodstock, Ontario. Jeff is also a Banner Trustee.

Henry Jansma

Henry Jansma serves as the rector of All Souls Anglican Church in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Gabriel Fluhrer

Gabriel Fluhrer currently serves as Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, TN.

John van Eyk

John van Eyk is the Senior Pastor of Trinity Reformed Church (United Reformed) in Lethbridge, Alberta.

David Whitla

David G. Whitla is professor of church history and director of the Theological Foundations for Youth program at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh.


Tuesday, May 30

11:00am – Registration Begins

3:30pm – Opening Address               

7:00pm – TBA             

Wednesday, May 31

8:15am – Corporate Prayer

9:00am – TBA             

10:45am – TBA

3:15pm – Short Address

3:30pm – TBA 
7:00pm – TBA

Thursday, June 1

8:15am – Corporate Prayer

9:00am – TBA
10:45am – TBA

1:30pm –TBA            

2:45pm – Closing Address


Who attends?

The East Coast Ministers’ Conference is arranged for men in (or who have been in) pastoral ministry; students in theological training for the ministry; men serving in missionary work (at home or overseas); and men serving the church as elders or as deacons. In addition, we welcome those who are sponsored by their church/minister where the church is seriously considering them for eldership or full-time ministry.

We ask that only men attend to maximize opportunities for fellowship, accountability, and prayer. We understand the difficulty of being away from family for a couple of nights, but one of the goals of this conference is to encourage men to forge strong friendships with like-minded brothers and fellow gospel ministers.  

Where is it located?

Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown PA. Some might ask, “Why host a conference at a college campus?” A college campus allows us to keep everyone together. The vast majority of the attendees will stay in the campus dorms, share meals together at the campus food court, and enjoy fellowship together in the campus recreation centers.

What does it cost?

The Elizabethtown College campus allows us to keep the conference rates low. This is an important feature of Banner of Truth conferences, for we want to reach out to as many pastors as possible, not all of whom are serving in large and prosperous congregations. Our conference fee, which ranges from $240 to $375 is great value for money when you consider it covers room and full board, conference registration, bookstore gift certificates, and the use of all campus facilities. There are absolutely no hidden costs!

Rooms and Registration

Registration RatesEarly Bird RegistrationStandard RegistrationLate Registration
February 28, 2023
March 1, 2023
to April 30, 2023
April 30, 2023
1Standard Plan$335$365$395
2Standard+ Plan$375$405$435
3Apartment Accommodations$355$385$415
4Seminary Student$240$270$300
5Registration Only $170$200$230
  1. Standard Plan: 2 person bedroom in dorm accommodation with shared (4-8 people) bathroom facilities. 2 nights accommodation and a 6-meal plan (Tuesday supper to Thursday lunch).

  2. Standard+ Plan: Single bedroom in dorm accommodation with shared (4-8 people) bathroom facilities. 2 nights accommodation and a 6-meal plan (Tuesday supper to Thursday lunch). Limited availability.

  3. Apartment Accommodations: 4 person apartment with two twin bedrooms and shared bathroom facilities. Must be booked as a group of four at time of booking. Price is per person and includes 2 nights accommodation and a 6-meal plan (Tuesday supper to Thursday lunch). Limited availability.

  4. Seminary Student: Based on the standard plan.

  5. Registration Only: You arrange your own accommodations and meals (meal tickets available on campus).

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