A Time To Stand is a one day conference hosted by the Gospel Reformation Network in partnership with Reformed Theological Seminary, Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), and Westminster Seminary California. The purpose of the conference is to encourage our beloved denomination — the Presbyterian Church in America — to stand unapologetically and unashamedly upon the truth of God’s Word as the winds of secularism increase and cultural pressures rise. Join us as we hear timely messages from Kevin DeYoung, Al Mohler, David Garner, and Ligon Duncan. Tim Geiger, President of Harvest USA, will also join us for a panel discussion. Register soon. Space is limited.


Kevin DeYoung

Rev. Kevin DeYoung serves as senior pastor of Christ Covenant Church (PCA) in Matthews, NC. A native of Jenison, Michigan, Kevin graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, with a B.A. in Religion. He earned his Master of Divinity degree at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He is now a Ph.D. candidate in Early Modern History at the University of Leicester in the UK. His research has focused on the theology of John Witherspoon, a Scottish-American Presbyterian theologian who was a founding father of the United States. Before accepting the call to lead Christ Covenant Kevin served as pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan. Kevin is a member of the council and blogs for The Gospel Coalition. He regularly speaks at churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries in North America and overseas. He has published a dozen books for adults and children, including Just Do Something and The Biggest Story. In addition to his primary responsibility as senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church, Kevin is an Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, He was formerly a Chancellor’s Professor for the Seminary. Kevin and his wife Trisha are the parents of seven children.

Albert Mohler

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. A theologian and ordained minister, Mohler is a recognized leader among American evangelicals as he seeks to address contemporary issues from a consistent and explicit Christian worldview. He hosts two audio programs, The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian perspective, and Thinking in Public, a series of conversations with today’s leading thinkers. He is the author of several books, has been quoted in leading newspapers, and has appeared on national news programs. He is editor-in-chief of The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology and has contributed to more than 100 published works. He serves as the Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology at Southern Seminary, he is a member of the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, serves as a council member for The Gospel Coalition, is a teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries, a co-founder of Together for the Gospel, and he has authored several books. He is married to Mary, and they have two grown-up children.

Ligon Duncan

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III is the Chancellor & CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. He served as Senior Minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church (1837) in Jackson, Miss. for 17 years (1996-2013). He is co-founder of Together for the Gospel, Senior Fellow of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (having served as both Chairman of the Board and President), and was President of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals from 2004-2012. Duncan served as the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (2004-2005). He studied at Furman University, Greenville, SC (BA); Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis (M.Div., MA, cum laude); and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (Ph.D.). Duncan has edited, written, and contributed to numerous books. Ligon and his wife Anne have two children in college and they reside in Jackson, Miss.

David Garner

Rev. Dr. David B. Garner is vice president of advancement and associate professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary.  A graduate of the University of North Carolina (BS, 1987), Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM, 1992) and Westminster Theological Seminary (PhD, 2002), David Garner has served in theological education, pastoral ministry, and parachurch ministries since 1986. From 2003–2007, he served as Director for TE3 (Theological Education for Eastern Europe), a regional theological training ministry based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Dr. Garner currently serves as co-chair of The Southgate Fellowship and is Systematic Theology and Bioethics Book Review Editor for Themelios Journal. While teaching at Westminster, he also served as Pastor of Teaching at Proclamation Presbyterian Church (Bryn Mawr, PA) from 2012–2015. Dr. Garner is married and father of six children, ages 14–26. His publications include Sons in the Son: The Riches and Reach of Adoption in Christ, Did God Really Say? Affirming the Truthfulness and Trustworthiness of Scripture, and “High Stakes: Insider Movement Hermeneutics and the Gospel.”

Tim Geiger

Tim Geiger is President of Harvest USA. Tim came to Harvest USA himself in 1997 as a Christian who had been struggling with secret same-sex attraction for 20 years. Tim became a volunteer and then came on staff in 2003. Originally serving as part of the Men’s Ministry Staff, he planted the Pittsburgh office for the organization in 2007, and served as Executive Director of the organization prior to serving as President.

Tim is a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary, Glenside, PA. Tim lives with his wife and family outside Philadelphia.