2021 Presenters

Dennis Baldwin

Biography: For 30 years he pastored at Grace Fellowship Church of God in Front Royal, Virginia and also pastor in Illinois, North Carolina. Dennis was mentored by Pastor Z. B. Duncan in Lenoir, North Carolina and by the Church of the Resurrection Hope elders and leaders. He is licensed and ordained by his home church in North Carolina, by the Southeast Conference of the Churches of God and by the Church of God General Conference.

Sunday sermon: Tikkun Olam (repairing the world)

Synopsis: Much is to be done to accomplish God's promise. "Behold, I am making all things new", Rev. 21:5. God has appointed his son to "reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet." (1Cor.15:25) God is currently preparing "new creatures" to assist (Rev. 2:26-27) his son in this awesome task.

Anthony Buzzard

Biography: Born in Surrey, England; educated at Oxford University and Bethany Theological Seminary. MA in theology and modern languages. Part-time staff of Atlanta Bible College. Anthony continues to write, teach and travel, fulfilling a life-long desire to make the best of Bible scholarship available to the wider churchgoing public. Served as co-editor of A Journal from the Radical Reformation. Married to Barbara with three daughters.

Title: A Twisted Paul and a Rejected Jesus? Anthony Buzzard

J.Dan Gill

Biography: J. Dan Gill is editor-in-chief at 21st Century Reformation and author of The One: In Defense of God. J. Dan is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He has done course work in biblical languages at Vanderbilt Divinity School and Belmont University. Much of his academic work has been in the field of church history.

Title: God Before Calvinism – Predestination Made Easy

Synopsis: 3 keys to understanding God’s preeminence: (1) The Predetermination of God (2) The free will of man (3) God’s Foreknowledge.

Kenneth LaPrade

Biography: Ken holds a B.A. in Religions from Southern Methodist Univ. (S.M.U.) 1975. He has been a Bible student since 1972 in several U.S. locations, Spain, and Mexico. He has worked as a Language Arts school teacher, specializing in helping kids with behavioral issues for 35 years. He's married to Luz del Carmen. They have been blessed to raise 3 sons while working as teachers and pastors of home churches on both sides of the border, in Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas.

Title: The Gospel of the Kingdom of God

Synopsis: Instead of other "gospels", "This Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached around the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come." (Mt. 24:14 OGF)  In our understanding, how do we perceive the coming Kingdom as the unified theme of the whole Bible? In practice, how do we repent (change) and believe that Gospel, since the Kingdom of God is near? (Mark 1:15) Among other realties, how does a faithful embracing of Kingdom truth affect our attitude toward the experience of temporary suffering during this present age?

Joe Martin

Biography: As of January 7, 2017 Joe is retired as President and Executive Director of COGGC. He's still teaching through Zoom, distance learning, at Atlanta Bible College. Joe and Rebekah moved to Arizona to be near family. He received his doctorate from Columbia Theological Seminary, and one of his masters is from Fuller Theological Seminary. He recently published on Amazon, a short book, Simply God, YHWH 6,828. He still teaches and preaches at different times. He and Rebekah have been to Africa to serve the churches there for about twenty-five years. Mission work is a great part of their lives.

Title: SIMPLY Jesus: Biblifying and Depaganizing, YHWH’s Messiah

Synopsis: With a hint from George Barna in Pagan Christianity, we will attempt to relook at the LORD’s Christ in several ways. First, there are about 90 times Jesus said “I am” in the New Testament. Who did HE say he was? Secondly, we will review the Old Testament regarding Mashach(anoint), and Mashiach(anointed). What and who was anointed in the Hebrew scripture? What does it mean? Is there an ultimate Messiah? Thirdly we will look at Jesus’ job descriptions from the Old Testament and the New Testament. Sometimes simple lists of scripture can point us to the real Jesus. Fourthly, we will look and “deification” and “divination” in the Pagan world as well as Christendom. How many Pagan Gods were there? How is Jesus “of God”? How many times is Jesus distinct from YHWH?

Aleksandar Vuksanovic

Biography: Aleksandar is Married with two beautiful kids and is the founder of (German) & (Serbian). Aleksandar lives in Basle-Switzerland and currently works as a project manager for a Telecom Company. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering, Economics and Theology.

Title: Which Logos do we believe in?

Synopsis: A brief history comparing the logos doctrine from Heraclitus, Plato, Zenon, Philo from Alexandria, Plotinus and other "Church Fathers" with the logos from John the Evangelist.

Carlos Xavier

Biography: From agnostic to Christian unitarian

Title: From Son of God to God

Synopsis: A biblical and historical timeline of how "Christianity" went from the Son of God to "God the Son."

Tracy Zhykovich

Biography: Tracy is a career missionary who served in Russia for nearly 20 years. She continues to serve in missions and alongside many scattered brethren and helps to encourage and strengthen them. Her website engages in internet evangelism and connects like-minded believers around the world. She also runs an equine ministry/business in Minnesota on the side. (

Title: Post-Tribulation Resurrection & Rapture: The End-Times Timeline According to Jesus.



The views and opinions expressed in some of these presentations are those of the authors ONLY and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs of Restoration Fellowship.