A NEW NORMAL

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The purpose of the Kainos 2015 is to gather leaders who either seek to start multi-ethnic ministries or churches, or who aspire to transition their current homogenous ministries into a multi-ethnic trajectory.

80:20

ratio of diversity is
considered a multi-ethnic church

7.5%

of the 300,000 Worshipping
Communities are multi-ethnic

2.5%

of all Christian Churches
are multi-ethnic, in America

ONE

KAINOS conference will change
the way we think of the church

FROM OUR BLOG

2015 KAINOS CONFERENCE

April 22 + 23, 2015

Memphis, Tennessee

2015 conference speakers

Bryan Loritts

Lead Pastor
Fellowship Memphis

Bryan Loritts

At an early age, Bryan Loritts embraced Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Always cognizant of the call of God on his life into ministry, he enrolled in Philadelphia Biblical University (formerly known as Philadelphia College of Bible) where he earned his Bachelors of Science... Learn More

Trillia Newbell

Author of United
God's Vision for Diversity

Trillia Newbell

Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Desiring God, Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine, The Gospel Coalition, and more. She currently is the consultant on Women's Initiatives... Learn More

Michael O. Emerson

Cline Professor of
Sociology

Michael O. Emerson

Considered to be a leading scholar in the areas of race, religion, and multiracial congregations, he is the author of several award-winning books such as Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America and People of the Dream: Multiracial Congregations in the United States... Learn More

Dr. Eric M. Mason

Founder & Lead Pastor
Epiphany Fellowship

Dr. Eric M. Mason

In addition, to his role at Epiphany Fellowship he serves as President of Thriving, a ministry dedicated to aiding ethnic minorities to be resourced and trained for ministry to the urban context. He is also the Author of Manhood Restored book, Leadership Kit... Learn More

Dr. Crawford Loritts

Sr. Pastor
Fellowship Bible Church

Dr. Crawford Loritts

In January of 1964, Crawford committed his life to Christ during a Sunday morning service at the Community Church of God in Plainfield, NJ. In 1966 at the age of 16 Crawford acknowledged his calling to preach the gospel...
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Dr. Korie L. Edwards

Associate Professor
Sociology at Ohio St Univ

Dr. Korie L. Edwards

She is a leading scholar of race and religion in the United States. Ultimately, what drives Dr. Edwards' scholarly agenda is her passion about and commitment to matters of racial justice and diversity in the church. Toward this end, she has written several books and articles... Learn More

Matt Chandler

Lead Pastor of Teaching
The Village Church

Matt Chandler

He came to The Village in December 2002 and describes his tenure as a replanting effort where he was involved in changing the theological and philosophical culture of the congregation. The church has witnessed a tremendous response growing from 160 people to over 11,000 with campuses in... Learn More

Dr. Stephen Newby

Assoc Prof of Music
Seattle Pacific Univ

Dr. Stephen Newby

Dr. Newby is a composer, conductor, gospel/jazz vocalist, and pianist. He is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music Education and Flute Performance from Madonna College...
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Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah

Senior Pastor
Cambridge Community Fellowship

Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah

He currently serves on the board of World Vision, Sojourner, the Christian Community Development Association, Evangelicals 4 Justice and the Catalyst Leadership Center. He has been an active member of the Boston Ten-Point Coalition (an urban ministry working with at-risk youth... Learn More

Rev. Gabriel Salguero

President
National Latino Evangelical Coalition

Rev. Gabriel Salguero

He is a powerful voice on issues that affect Latino communities in the United States. Focusing on poverty, immigration, and education, Salguero's leadership of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC) offers an important voice for growing diversity and changing demographics in our country...Learn More

Derwin L. Gray

Founding and Lead Pastor
Transformation Church

Derwin L. Gray

Pastor Derwin is a highly sought-after communicator who speaks nationwide and is recognized by many as the "Evangelism Linebacker." He is the author of Hero: Unleashing God's Power in a Man's Heart, published September 2013.Learn More

Dr. Lloyd

Ordained minister in the
Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Dr. Lloyd

Lloyd has extensive urban ministry and nonprofit management experience spanning 30 years. In 2004 he became the president of Crichton College, a four-year, Christian liberal arts institution in Memphis.Learn More

John Bryson

Founder, Pastor and elder of Fellowship Memphis

John Bryson

John also serves on the board of Acts29 and as a church planting coach with Fellowship Associates. John and Beth were married in 1994 and are the proud parents of Brooke, Beck, Bo, Boss and Blair. John was born and raised in Harlan, KY, invest 11 years in Denton, TX and has lived in Memphis, TN since 2003. Learn More

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