Each year, our Center hosts this wonderful three day event for pastors’ wives and wives of men in ministry to lift up those who are weary, encourage those who are frustrated, and rejoice with those who are in a season of blessing. These women selflessly dedicate themselves to enriching their communities and families—and are sometimes forgotten because their husbands are the ones leading. We are here to see them and very intentionally love on them.
If you are a pastor’s wife, join us! We’ll do our best to pamper you (swag bags, massages, counseling available), encourage you, chat with you, or if you want—just leave you alone. You’ll love it!
Bev DeSalvoKeynote Speaker
Bev DeSalvo was born in a small town in Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University where she majored in education. After marrying her college sweetheart, Gary, she taught elementary school in Dallas, Texas while her new husband attended Dallas Theological Seminary.
After seminary, Bev and Gary moved to Temple, Texas where Gary has been the Senior Pastor of Temple Bible Church for over 32 years. They have been privileged to watch the church grow from 40 people to over 4000 during this time.
Bev was the Director of Women's Ministries at Temple Bible Church for over six years and a former corporate chaplain for Market Place Ministries. She has taught Bible studies and spoken at women's conferences and prisons in the U.S. and internationally, in countries as diverse as Brazil, Republic of Georgia, Ukraine, Romania, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya and South Africa.
Bev describes herself as a worshiping woman who has been on an amazing spiritual journey. Raised in an abusive home that created a deep fear of intimacy, God has used her pain as a magnet to draw her to His heart. Now she takes this message of hope to hurting women all over the world. She has recently written a book, Return to Joy published by NavPress, about her walk on the broken road to intimacy. She is also the mother of two grown children, Honey to six precious grandchildren, and loving caregiver to her elderly in-laws.
Linda DillowWorkshop Leader
Linda Dillow is the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Creative Counterpart and Intimate Issues (with Lorraine Pintus), with sales totaling over 1.5 million copies. A popular speaker at women s conferences around the world, Linda lives in Monument, Colorado with her husband, Jody. The Dillows have four grown children and ten grandchildren."
Workshop Description: Addressing Loneliness
It was 1984—One of my teens was depressed and making wrong choices. This mom was also depressed AND lonely. What did I do? Come to the workshop and find out!
Jada EdwardsWorkshop Leader
Jada Edwards is a Bible teacher and discipler. She has committed her life to equipping women of all ages, at all stages, with practical, biblical truth to help them live authentic and transparent lives. Jada has always had a passion for ministry and sharing God's Word and has also served in various directional capacities within the local church as well as with numerous non-profit organizations.
Jada currently serves as the Creative Services Director and the Women's Director for One Community Church, where her husband Conway serves as the Lead Pastor.
Jada holds a MBA with an emphasis in Organizational Strategy but her most significant education has come from the study of God's Word. The unsearchable riches of the scriptures are her inspiration. In addition to her ministry in the local church and her teaching ministry, Jada works with Caribbean Choice for Christ, a U.S. based nonprofit leadership organization, founded by her and Conway. Their ministry focuses on developing and equipping Christian leaders throughout the United States and Jamaica.
Jada and Conway have one son, Joah, and live in Allen, Texas.
Workshop Description: Addressing Forgiveness
What do you do with the unresolved hurt from the past? What about the pain of the present? How do we take the grace of the God's forgiveness toward us and apply to others? In this session we'll be dive into divine forgiveness. It's a gift of grace and courageous commitment that the believer is commanded to embrace. The path to forgiveness is the path to freedom. Let's be free!
Hollye HornsbyWorship Leader
Hollye began singing, playing piano and leading worship in the church during her high school years in Kentucky. She has led worship along side of her husband, Justin, for the past 13 years across Texas, Kentucky, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Hollye received her Bachelors in Music Education from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY where she focused her studies on voice and piano. She has taught private piano and voice lessons for more than 14 years. She currently accompanies junior and high school choirs for seasonal concerts and competitions for over a dozen schools throughout the DFW area.
Hollye and Justin have 3 children, Kaimon (14), Maddye (9), and Addyson (6) and live in Richardson, TX. She leads worship each week with Justin who serves as Associate Pastor of Worship at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, TX and has been a guest worship leader for women’s conferences throughout Kentucky and Texas. Her goal in worship is to point people to Jesus and not herself. “Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to Your Name be the glory.” Psalm 115:1
- $180/person (until 3/3/2017)
- $200/person (after 3/3/2017)
KEYNOTE SESSION #1
KEYNOTE SESSION #2
KEYNOTE SESSION #3
— The Woods, Pine Cove Camp
— 15790 County Rd 1113
Tyler, TX 75703
— March 19-21, 2017
— Dallas Theological Seminary
3909 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204