Dr. Robert Gagnon Theologian

Robert A. J. Gagnon is an American theological writer, professor of New Testament Theology at Houston Baptist University (since 2018), former associate professor of the New Testament at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (1994-2017), an expert on biblical homosexuality, and an elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).He holds a BA from Dartmouth, an MTS from Harvard Divinity School, and a PhD from the Princeton Theological Seminary.

Gagnon's primary fields are Pauline theology and sexuality. Gagnon has focused on the issue of The Bible and homosexuality. Gagnon has been described by theologian James V. Brownson as "the foremost traditionalist interpreter" on this topic, and has published several books and articles about the subject. Gagnon's work on homosexuality is derived from Old and New Testament texts dealing with sexuality. Gagnon's arguments are based on reproductive biology and gender complementarity, in which Gagnon presents and interprets modern scholarship on the ancient texts.

Brandon Showalter Reporter for Christian Post

Brandon M. Showalter is a journalist and podcaster with The Christian Post who has reported extensively on topics of theological interest in the Church; bioethics issues such as euthanasia, assisted suicide, artificial reproductive technology, and surrogacy; and the developments of the "gender identity" movement and transgender ideology.

He earned a bachelor's degree in international studies and Spanish from Bridgewater College of Virginia in 2007, a Master of Arts in human rights from The Catholic University of America in 2022, and is a fellow of the John Jay Institute for Faith, Society, & Law.

Denise Shick Executive Director of Help4Families and Living Stones Ministries, and Biblical Counselor

Denise Shick is the founder and executive director of Help 4 Families and Living Stones Ministries. She's authored seven children’s books and several nonfiction books, including My Daddy’s Secret, Understanding Gender Confusion—A Faith-Based Perspective, and Transgender Confusion—A Biblical Q&A for Families.

She is also a conference speaker and presents workshops on transgenderism and its impact on families. Denise has been interviewed on many faith-based radio and television programs. She has published articles in The Federalist, LifeSite News and American Thinker. Denise has been interviewed on many faith-based radio and television programs and appeared in Tranzformed, In His Image and the Fearless Women Series.

Ricky Chelette Executive Director of Living Hope Ministries

Ricky Chelette is the Executive Director of Living Hope Ministries for over 17 years and concurrently serves on the pastoral staff at First Baptist Church Arlington, Texas, for the past 28 years. Speaking around the world to thousands of teens and adults who struggle with their sexuality and gender identity or those who love those who do, Ricky brings vast experience and personal knowledge to this difficult and controversial subject.

His logical, humorous, and straightforward approach makes sense of a very complex and often confusing topic. Ricky has a BA in Political Science/Pre-Law and a Master’s in Religious Education and has taught at the college and seminary levels. Ricky is also an ordained Southern Baptist Minister.

Conference and Church Speaker

Sherry Holt has a message of God’s grace, liberty and intimacy with the Father. Often in her ministry she offers insight into wounds of the soul, the brokenness they cause and how one finds healing and freedom through the love and power of encountering Jesus Christ.

She has a B.S. in Communication and is an ordained minister. Since 2006 she has facilitated Journey to Freedom, a ministry for women who struggle with identity issues and unwanted same sex attraction.

She is the proud mom of an adult son, Jonathan his lovely wife, Kerith and is thoroughly enjoying her beautiful grand babies. Sherry lives in Louisville, KY where she works as the Pastor of Evangel Online Campus and also as a producer and editor in the television ministry at Evangel World Prayer Center.

Pastor Derrick Bledsoe Senior Pastor

is the Senior Pastor at City on a Hill Church. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington, and both a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Location Information

  • June 21st 2024 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDTJune 22nd 2024 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
  • Refuge Church of San Antonio
  • 8101 Eagle Crest Blvd., Windcrest, TX, Address (:20 From San Antonio International Airport) US


  • The early bird registration is good through June 15, 2024.

  • Regular Admission will begin June 15, 2024 through June 22, 2024



Conference Rules

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Code of Conduct: Help 4 Families and Living Stones Ministries requires all conference attendees to adhere to certain standards of conduct. While open discussion and questions are valuable, disruption is not acceptable. Personal recording of the speakers is prohibited. Disruptions in or perceived disruption as reported by staff will not be tolerated and you will be removed from the seminar. Distribution of non-conference literature, campaigning for philosophical or political views, use of alcohol or narcotics, or harassment of any type is grounds for dismissal from the conference. Persons who are asked to leave will not receive a refund. Help 4 Families and Living Stones Ministries reserves the right to remove anyone from the conference, if there is reasonable cause to believe that he or she might cause harm to themselves or others or refuses to adhere to the Code of Conduct.

Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No counseling will be provided for minors.

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