The Gospel Catalyst Network
The Academy of Preachers is pleased to introduce the 2013 Gospel Catalyst Network. The Gospel Catalyst Network stands ready to help you spread the Word, host a Festival of Young Preachers or offer some great preaching tips. Lead Gospel Catalyst Wyndee Holbrook can help your organization connect with these outstanding Young Preachers. To find out how, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Gospel Catalyst Network:
Tyler Best, AoP ’12
Tyler Best AoP’12 is a student at University of Evansville in Evansville, IN. Tyler was so inspired by his experience at last year’s National Festival, he purchased a Festival in a Box and created a Festival of Young Preachers in his hometown last June. His school has a Festival scheduled next month and he’s working on a denominational festival for the summer. Now that’s inspiring!
Here is the link to his 2013 National Festival Sermon: Tyler Best Sermon
Larry Terrell Crudup, AoP ’10
Larry T. Crudup AoP’10 is a student at SMU Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, TX. His enthusiastic networking helped Perkins connect to the AoP. The result, in 2013 Perkins’ preaching professor, Dr. Alyce McKenzie, served at the Festival in multiple roles including serving as mentor for the additional 6 Young Preachers from Perkins. Larry will again work with the Texas Regional Festival of Young Preachers.
Here is a link to his 2013 National Festival Sermon: Larry Crudup Sermon
Jenny Marble AoP ’13
Jenny Marble AoP’13, a student at Anderson University School of Theology, Anderson, IN, just experienced her first National Festival. She shares, “I want to be challenged, grow, network, and encourage. I believe in AoP.” Jenny will be a Catalyst in her school and denomination as we plan for the 2014 Festival in Indy.
Here is a link to her 2013 National Festival Sermon: Jenny Marble Sermon
Aaron Carr, AoP ’12
Aaron Carr AoP’12 is a student at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. As an FTE Fellow his first AoP experience was participating in a week long preaching camp in 2011. Since then he’s been committed to the ideals of the AoP. Thanks to Aaron for his energy and time spent encouraging Young Preachers and volunteers for the 2013 Fest there in Atlanta. He’ll be a big help for Fests happening in the Southeast this summer.
Trayce Stewart AoP ’12
Trayce Stewart AoP’12 is a graduate and now on the admissions staff of Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN. Trayce is a dynamic Young Preacher who has already been actively networking for the AoP in Indianapolis. Thanks to Trayce for helping connect Indiana folks who served in multiple roles in Atlanta.
Please watch Trayce Stewart’s 2013 National Festival Sermon.
David Telfort AoP ’12
David Telfort AoP ‘12, a Yale Divinity School student in New Haven, CT, was also an FTE Fellow at the 2011 Preaching Camp Aaron attended. As a native New Yorker with a passion for preaching he will be a real asset at the New York Regional Festival this September. David also has a contact list in mind for enriching AoP and Yale’s connection.
Here is a link to David Telfort’s 2013 National Festival Sermon: David’s Sermon
With many thanks to the 2012 Gospel Catalyst team we welcome Dominique Robinson, Kadri Webb, Rachel Brocker and Brandon Perkins in the role of Alumni Catalysts. Larry and Aaron also served on the 2012 team and are strategically placed to keep up the good work this year. Brandon has academic commitments that won’t allow him to be with us in Indy, but expect to hear from Dominique, Kadri and Rachel as they determine how to use their best gifts in preparation for 2014 Festival.