Event Message

The Gospel and Evangelism and the Future of Church Planting

Jun 9, 2018

Jon Akin moderates a discussion between Kevin Ezell, Afshin Ziafat, Nathan Lino, and Josh Patterson at the Southern Baptist Convention Pre-Conference in Dallas, Texas, on June 9, 2018.

Nathan Lino

Nathan Lino is the lead pastor for Northeast Houstan Baptist Church and has led NEHBC since 2002. Nathan became a Christian while attending Pinetown Baptist Church, in Pinetown, South Africa, and was baptized at Forest Cove Baptist Church in Kingwood, TX.... Read More

Afshin Ziafat

Afshin was born in Houston, Texas. He moved with his family to their native country of Iran when he was two years old. In the midst of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Afshin’s family moved back to Houston when he... Read More

Jonathan Akin

Jonathan Akin, son of Danny Akin, is the Director of Young Leader Engagement for the North American Mission Board and holds a PhD in Old Testament from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Served as the head pastor of Fairview Church... Read More

Kevin Ezell

Dr. Kevin Ezell serves as the President of the North American Mission Board, providing strategic vision, direction, and leadership as NAMB works to reach North America through evangelism and church planting. Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree from Union University in... Read More

Josh Patterson

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