The Speakers

The Speakers
Pastor Milton Vincent
Keynote Speaker

Cornerstone Fellowship Bible Church, Riverside, California.


A sinner saved by the grace of God, Milton Vincent has served as the Pastor-Teacher of Cornerstone Fellowship Bible Church in Riverside, CA for the last 22 years. Milton is a graduate of Bob Jones University ('87) and The Master's Seminary ('91), where he also taught some sections of Beginning Hebrew for four years.

Author of “A GOSPEL PRIMER FOR CHRISTIANS”, Pastor Vincent’s book emphasizes the importance of preaching the gospel to oneself, and includes a list of 31 “Reasons to Rehearse the Gospel Daily”.

Milton and Donna Vincent celebrated 25 years of marriage last December. They have four children, two still at home, one in college and their eldest recently married. He enjoys golf, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the USC Trojans.
Pastor Vern Nakasone
Breakout Speaker
Foothill Bible Church, Lincoln

Pastor Verne Nakasone serves Christ at Foothill Bible Church in Lincoln, CA. The Lord called him there in 1981 and blessed him with shepherding the Lord’s church for 32 years. God has gifted him with his dear wife and help mate Donna. This past May, they celebrated their 33rd anniversary.They are blessed with seven children and two grandchildren, so far. Pastor Verne also serves on the Board of Directors of the IFCA International and as President of the Northern California Regional. He is also Treasurer of California Church Extension and has been a Hospital Chaplain at Sutter Roseville Medical Center for 25 years.

 
Pastor Drew Buell
Breakout Speaker
Cool Community Church, Cool

Pastor Drew is a graduate of the Master's College and the Master's Seminary (2005) and served as an Associate Pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, WA between 2005 and 2010. He became the Senior Pastor of Cool Community Church in 2010. Drew passionately pursues joy in Christ and shepherds the flock of Cool Community Church toward a lifestyle of joy. Drew & Amy have three young sons.     
 
 
Pastor Dave Torres
Breakout Speaker
Garden Valley Chapel, Sacramento

Dave Torres serves as Pastor-Teacher of Garden Valley Chapel where his heart and passion is to build up believers in the faith. He served in the Spanish Ministry of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA, and as radio editor for Grace to You “Gracia a vosotros” (John MacArthur's teaching translated into Spanish) before graduation from The Master's Seminary in 2006. Married to Angie for 13 years, they are blessed with 4 children.
 
 
Pastor Robert Briggs
Breakout Speaker
Immanuel Baptist Church, Sacramento

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Robert was educated at Queen's University of Belfast, N. Ireland, obtained his Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1992 and entered pastoral ministry that same year. After involvement in church planting in N. Ireland and Germany, he moved to California in 2003 to become pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, Sacramento. He presently sits on the board of Reformed Baptist Seminary and is a member of the Advisory Board of 20 Schemes, a church planting initiative to Scotland's poorest communities. He is married to Elaine and has four teenage children. His favorite past-time is coaching, watching and playing soccer.



Pastor Craig M. Hardinger
Breakout Speaker
Arcade Church, Sacramento


Craig M. Hardinger (D.Min., Lead Pastor, Arcade Church) has been in ministry for 33 years.  He was called to be the Lead Pastor of Arcade Church, in Sacramento, Ca. in October 2010. Craig served as an Assoc. Pastor with Calvary Baptist Church in Concord for 5 years, then Sr. Pastor with First Baptist Church in Corning for 10 years.  Prior to Arcade Church, Craig was the Sr. Pastor of Christ Fellowship in Everson, Washington. After graduating from Corban University with a BS in 1982, Craig received a Masters of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in 1986.  In 2008 he became a Certified Biblical Counselor and in June, 2009 received his Doctorate of Ministry from Bakke Graduate University. Craig and Debbie Hardinger have been married for 32 years and have one son, Scott, who is married and lives in San Jose, CA.