OCTOBER 28 – 30, 2015
HILTON CONVENTION CENTER, BRANSON, MISSOURI
DiscipleGuide Conference Ministry would like to invite your Mature and Senior Adult group to attend this fall’s most exciting event designed just for them, The National Senior Adult Conference. NSA is a three day, two night conference featuring the finest southern gospel concerts, humor, Bible based preaching that is sure to challenge and encourage your heart, and fellowship at a very reasonable price. NSA is held in Branson, Missouri, one of America’s top Mature Adult destinations. The main sessions will be held at the Hilton Convention Center with lodging connected at the beautiful Hilton Hotel. Mark your calendar now and plan to be part of National Senior Adult Conference.
Hilton Convention Center & Hotel
The Hilton Convention Center Hotel will be home for conference attendees and is connected to our meeting space the Branson Convention Center. Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Branson, Missouri and adjacent to the vibrant Branson Landing, a waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment district featuring over 100 specialty stores. You will enjoy fantastic views from each well appointed guestroom, suites and condos within a 12-story glass tower. Group rate is $130 plus tax per night with up to four to a room. Make your reservations by calling National Reservations at 1-800-445-8667 or direct at 866-442-0959 by September 27. After September 27 group rate is not guaranteed and will be subject to availability at the prevailing rate. However, we will add rooms if our block becomes full as Hilton allows so feel free to let me know if you are told the block is full. Please be aware of the Hiltons $25 early departure fee. To avoid this you should advise the hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay. The parking garage is $8 per day and there is limited free parking.
$140 Per Person by September 27, 2015
Bro. Richard W. Smith is the pastor of Farley Street Baptist Church in Waxahachie, Texas. He is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1977, was saved, baptized, and surrendered to the ministry at his family's home church, Jefferson Heights Baptist.
He received his Associate of Arts degree from Jacksonville College, Jacksonville Texas, his Bachelor of Arts degree at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, and his Master of Arts in Religious Education from the BMA Seminary. He served as music-youth director at Calvary Baptist Church of Gilmer, Cayuga Drive Baptist in Athens, and for seven years at South Park Baptist Church of Fort Worth, TX.
In 1990, Bro. Richard was called to his first pastorate, Craft Baptist in Jacksonville, TX. In 1993, Farley Street extended a call to him to be their pastor, a position he continues to hold today. Under his leadership the church has experienced consistent growth and relocated in November 2008 to Brown Street with the first phase. In February of 2014 the church completed the second phase that includes a new 1,000 seat worship center, office suite, music suite and adult education building.
Bro. Richard places great value on the Word of God and faithfully preaches it in an expository manor. His philosophy that God has gifted every member for ministry has led the church to have a servant’s heart. At the beginning of his ministry, he led the church to adopt the slogan, "Where You Have a Friend, and great emphasis has been placed on developing friendships and projecting a friendly spirit to the community. Bro. Richard celebrated his 22nd anniversary with the church on the first Sunday in March, 2015.
He is married to the former Kim Brogdon of Amarillo, and the couple have three grown children, Josh, Ryan and Kara. They also have two grandchildren, Trace Aaron, 2 1/2 years old, and Lilly Ann, 1.
Shelby Race has served as the Music Minister at Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfield, Texas since 1984. His ministry focuses on creating weekly worship through music. Shelby attended Jacksonville Baptist College and Texas Tech. Shelby has been on staff at Central Baptist, Lubbock, Texas and Shady Grove Baptist in Laurel, Mississippi before coming to Calvary. He was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle. Shelby and his wife Janet have two children, Kirk and Amy.
BMA Homecoming and back by popular demand the Antioch Vocal Band with Randy Anderson, Larry Martin and Travis Sellers from Antioch Baptist Church in Conway, Arkansas.
Triumphant Quartet - The one consistent thing about life is change. Things around us are constantly changing. So when a group like Triumphant Quartet maintains consistency, it speaks volumes about whom they are and what all they have accomplished.
Triumphant is the face of quality Gospel Music, Christian integrity, family values, friendship and dedication. The group has been that way since their beginnings in 2003, when the four friends first walked out on to the stage of the Louise Mandrell Theater, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as a headlining talent. Each current Triumphant group member was there in that defining moment, and has continued together ever since. Their smooth harmonies, and rich quartet sound quickly gained them national attention, recognition and concert demand.
That popularity promoted the group in 2008, from singing daily at the theater, to touring nationally and performing in major concert venues, auditoriums and churches. It has also voted them the Fan Favorite Quartet in the Gospel Music field for the last six years, and each group member also being nominated for and receiving various awards.
Triumphant Quartet has had three #1 Songs and several others have climbed the Top 40 music charts, which has also contributed to their popularity. Gospel music fans agree that the triumphant sound is distinctive, solid quartet singing. But Triumphant excels in diversity, and also expands their musical borders to a wide variety of styles, that is enjoyed by church audiences and music lovers. When Triumphant takes the stage, the audience is entertained by the musical variety, the engaging personalities and a bond that is brought together by years of friendship.
Audiences will find themselves smiling, laughing, crying, encouraged and uplifted. And most of all, they will walk away having had the Gospel Message presented to them in a powerful way, with a hope that many will receive Christ as their Lord and Savior. Jesus Christ is the focus of Triumphant. He is the reason they sing, and these four gentlemen stay consistent and steadfast in their goal of giving their very best in all they do and every song sung. www.triumphantquartet.com
Gordon Mote - Few artists possess a more impressive resume than Gordon Mote. And few artists have had to overcome more challenges to realize their dreams. Blind since birth, Mote’s faith provides the foundation for his life and constantly fuels his creative spirit. When he was just three, Gordon surprised his family on Thanksgiving by sitting down to the piano and miraculously playing “Jesus Loves Me” with both hands. “I was just passionate about music,” states the Attalla, Alabama native. “My music is so eclectic today because I listened to every album I could get my hands on growing up. As kids, my brother (who is also blind) and I traveled and sang in churches of all sizes and denominations.”
As a young man, Mote became one of the first blind students in the country to be mainstreamed into the public school system and later received a full scholarship to Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. After three years at JSU, he transferred to Nashville’s Belmont University and graduated with honors. Two days after graduation, Country music legend Lee Greenwood asked Gordon to join his band. Since then, he’s toured with Trisha Yearwood, Porter Wagoner, Gaither Vocal Band as well as the long-running Gaither Homecoming Tour.
When he’s not on the road (150 dates a year) or in the studio, the devoted family man can be found spending time with wife Kimberly and their three children---Samantha, Parker and Ashton. On All Things New, Kimberly and Samantha join Gordon in the studio to sing “For You,” a beautiful worship song he penned with Jason Cox, Kenna West and Sue Smith. The song also features the Voices of Lee University. Gordon reflects, “I wanted to write a song that says, ‘Lord, I’ve been so blessed, but if You never do another thing for me, I’d still love You for You.’”Upon hearing All Things New, those familiar with Gordon will recognize his contagious joy for life, his inspiring generous spirit, and his undeniable passion for God. Likewise, those who are hearing Gordon for the very first time will find a friend who will inspire them through whatever challenges they face. Read Gordon’s full biography at www.gordonmote.com.
SIX - SIX are six real brothers. They actually come from a family of ten brothers, no sisters and are the six oldest in the family. Apparently their mom and dad (Arnold and Joyce Knudsen) wanted a girl.
Barry Knudsen is the eldest and was born in Davenport, Iowa. Kevin Knudsen is second and was born in Farmington, New Mexico. Lynn Knudsen is third and was born in Mesa, Arizona. Jak Knudsen is fourth and was born in El Paso, Texas. Owen Knudsen is fifth and was born in Seattle, Washington and Curtis Knudsen, number six, was born in Seattle as well. Their father worked where he could to support his family which explains their nomadic beginnings.
The four younger brothers are a huge support to their six older performing brothers and play an important part behind the scenes.
When SIX were still very young, their father noticed that that they could make up songs and also make up harmonies without instruction. Being musically gifted himself, he decided to sit them down at an old piano (the only instrument they could afford) and begin teaching them gospel hymns. They picked the hymns up quickly and were soon singing them in 4-5 part harmony. After their first performance singing gospel in church, they began learning other types of music and performing at various rotary clubs, talent contests, community concerts and fairs.
After 3 years of hard work, they made their national television debut on the Donnie and Marie show in May of 1978. The brothers were hooked.
During their teenage years they experimented with everything from Barbershop to Disco to Punk Rock. At one time they were simultaneously competing in Barbershop singing contests and playing punk rock concerts.
In 1987 they left home in Phoenix, Arizona driving an old beat up pickup and carrying a few hundred bucks and moved to Southern California to try and make it on their own. They began performing a cappella (just voices) on the streets in downtown LA for loose change and to pass out their business cards. After a few months, they scraped together enough money to get an apartment and begin a steady diet of Top Ramen and Cheerios. Their street singing efforts quickly began to pay off. They soon found themselves performing in the Hollywood A-list party circles for heavy weights like Arnold Swarzennegger, Clint Eastwood, Joel Silver and Warren Beatty.
The brothers soon began to get regular gigs at the local clubs in So Cal and in 1988 scored steady work at Disneyland’s “Blast to the Past”. It was there that they developed enough material to begin getting even better paying engagements.
In 1990, they won Harmony Sweepstakes and have since won numerous CASA awards for their recordings and vocal arrangements.
In 1995 the brothers were blessed to turn their music career into a fulltime gig once and for all and have never looked back. They have shared the stage with Trisha Yearwood, Diana Ross, the Beach Boys, Olivia Newton John, Rod Stewart, the Doobie Brothers and many others. Their award winning act has been featured on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines since 1998 and their ratings by its passengers are unrivaled. They have also performed for numerous corporations such as American Express, Pizza Hut, the Million Dollar Roundtable, Northeastern Financial, Pitney Bowes, Ryder Trucks just to name a few. They feel privileged to have performed all over the world to countless fans and are deeply grateful for their support. www.thesixshow.com
Wednesday, October 28
6:30pm - 8:00 Worship & Session 1
8:00 - 8:30 Break
8:30 - 9:30 Triumphant Quartet
Thursday, October 29
7:00am - 8:45 Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 Gordon Mote Concert
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Worship & Session 2
12:00 Lunch & Free Time
7:30pm Branson Show SIX
Friday, October 30
7:00am - 8:45 Breakfast
9:00 - 11:00 Antioch Vocal Band