2020 Keynote Speakers

Keith Parker

Keith Parker was born in Huntsville, Alabama where he began preaching the gospel at age 17. He received a B.A. in Bible from Freed-Hardeman and M.A.R. From Lipscomb University. He has been married to Sandra Daniel Parker for over 42 years. Keith and Sandra have three grown children, Jeremy (Pete), Ashley and Jessica and five beautiful grandchildren. Keith has been a full-time pulpit minister in Poplar Bluff, MO, Lebanon, TN and Hendersonville, TN but for the last eleven years has been a traveling evangelist, preaching for about 40 different congregations each year. When not preaching, he enjoys traveling for pleasure and mostly spending precious moments with kids and grandkids.

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Clark Sims

Clark and Tracie have been married for 29 years. They have four children: Kelly (wife, Megan), Hunter, Christian, and Anna Grace. They have a baby granddaughter named Milla.

Clark is a preacher and elder at the North Tuscaloosa Church of Christ which was a church planted in 2015 by the Cottondale Church of Christ. Clark preached Cottondale from 1999 to 2015.

Clark is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University and the University of Alabama.

Clark and Tracie really enjoy spending time together, traveling, and sports, including a love for their precious Crimson Tide. They have also just been introduced to the wonderful world of grandparenting, which has “occupied” a great deal of time and given a lot of joy!

Glenn and Cindy Colley

Glenn Colley preaches for the West Huntsville church of Christ in Huntsville, Alabama. He has been preaching for 38 years. Glenn and Cindy have been married for 37 years and have two children, Caleb Colley and Hannah Giselbach, and three grandchildren. Glenn and Cindy conduct weekend seminars about the family and home.

Cindy teaches ladies, teen girls, and children and loves one-on-one Bible studies. She has authored eleven books. Her newest are Picking Melons and Mates, and Cindy Colley on Home Schooling. She also edits the blog Bless Your Heart. 

Jerry Martin

Jerry L. Martin, Ph.D., LPC is an Associate Professor for the School of Human Services at Amridge University in Montgomery, AL. He is married to Denise from Crossett, AR. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has 40 years of preaching experience. He conducts seminars on marriage enrichment, conflict management, leadership development, and grief management.

Jerry and Denise have three sons, one daughter, and ten grandchildren. Denise works beside her husband as a preacher’s wife and supports him in his counseling ministry. She also co-directs Choosing That Good Part, an annual Christian women’s retreat. 

Additional Staff and Speakers

In addition to the speakers above, we are happy to have the following people helping us with this year’s retreat.

  • Eddy Gilpin, Salem, Virginia
  • Dale Hubbert, Decatur, Alabama
  • Steve Plemmons, Sale Creek, Tennessee
  • Jim Dearman, Chattanooga, Tennessee