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Panel Discussions

The Gospel, Homosexuality and the Church: Preparing for the Future

Phillip Bethancourt (moderator), Mike Goeke, Rosaria Butterfield, Jackie Hill Perry, Matt Carter and Russell Moore discuss practical issues that the church needs to think through as it relates to sexuality and same-sex marriage.

Matt Carter

Matt grew up in Athens, Texas. He attended Texas A&M, was in the Corp of Cadets, and was a Ross Volunteer. He now works on staff at The Austin Stone Church as the pastor of preaching and vision. Read More by this Author

Mike Goeke

Mike Goeke is the associate pastor of counseling at Stonegate Fellowship Church in Midland, Texas. He is married to Stephanie and they have three children. Read More by this Author

Phillip Bethancourt

Phillip Bethancourt is Senior Pastor of Central Church in College Station, Texas. Before he was called to pastor Central, he served as the Executive Vice President of the ERLC team. He completed an MDiv and PhD in Systematic Theology at Southern after attending Texas A&M University. Phillip and his wife, Cami, have been married since 2005, … Read More

Rosaria Butterfield

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, a former tenured professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University, converted to Christ in 1999 in what she describes as a train wreck. Her memoir The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert chronicles that difficult journey. Rosaria is married to Kent, a Reformed Presbyterian pastor in North … Read More

Russell Moore

Russell Moore is President of the ERLC. In this role, he leads the organization in all its efforts to connect the agenda of the kingdom of Christ to the cultures of local congregations for the sake of the mission of the gospel in the world. He holds a Ph.D. in … Read More