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The E.K. Bailey Preaching Conference, founded by the late Dr. E.K. Bailey in 1996, and hosted by Concord Church Senior Pastor, Bryan L. Carter, is a yearly gathering of preachers and lay leaders committed to growing their skills and practice of the exposition of Scripture.

Engage with Guests from Around the World
Hear From Powerful Speakers
Experience Invaluable Workshops & Sessions

Get Ready for #EKBPC2021

Our theme for 2021 is “Preaching After the Pivot: Biblical Preaching to a Hybrid Church” in response to the many recent challenges and societal concerns of our ever-changing world. We will provide you with insightful general sessions and a core group of workshops that will teach you how to preach effectively in a hybrid church. By the conclusion of EKBPC, you will leave with a preaching plan to use at your church in your preaching or teaching ministry.

Note: In accordance with CDC guidelines and efforts to maintain a safe, socially-distanced environment, virtual attendance through live streaming of the entire conference will also be available.

Bryan L. Carter
Senior Pastor of Concord Church
& EKBPC Conference Host


Get familiar with this year's amazing roster of speakers

Bryan L. CarterBryan L. Carter
Bryan L. Carter
Bryan L. CarterConference Host
Bryan serves as the Senior Pastor of Concord Church in Dallas, Texas. In addition, he leads the African American Pastors' Coalition.
Jared E. AlcantaraJared E. Alcantara
Jared E. Alcantara
Jared E. AlcantaraAssociate Professor, Preaching
Jared is Associate Professor of Preaching and holder of the Paul W. Powell Endowed Chair in Preaching at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas.
Charlie DatesCharlie Dates
Charlie Dates
Charlie DatesSenior Pastor, Progressive Baptist Church
Dr. Charlie Edward Dates at age 30 became the youngest Senior Pastor in Progressive’s rich 99-year history. Rev. Charlie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and Rhetoric at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Divinity Degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Joel C. GregoryJoel C. Gregory
Joel C. Gregory
Joel C. GregoryGeorge W. Truett Endowed Chair in Preaching and Evangelism
Joel's Proclaimers Place® seminars have been conducted in 18 states, Oxford, Paris, Rome, Athens, Wittenberg and Israel with more than 80 four-day seminars and more than 1100 pastors trained over the last ten years. For the last 12 years Joel has taught the seminar at Regent’s Park College.
E. Dewey SmithE. Dewey Smith
E. Dewey Smith
E. Dewey SmithSenior Pastor, House of Hope
Dr. E. Dewey Smith, Jr. is the Senior Pastor/Teacher of The House of Hope Atlanta and The House of Hope Macon. A proud native of Macon, Ga., he has been a minister of the gospel for more than 25 years.
F. Bruce WilliamsF. Bruce Williams
F. Bruce Williams
F. Bruce WilliamsSenior Pastor, Bates Memorial Baptist Church
He was recently named one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world, according to a survey by Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Bishop Kenneth UlmerBishop Kenneth Ulmer
Bishop Kenneth Ulmer
Bishop Kenneth Ulmer2021 Living Legend Honoree
Bishop Ulmer was consecrated Bishop of Christian Education of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship.
Conway EdwardsConway Edwards
Conway Edwards
Conway EdwardsSenior Pastor, One Community Church
Dr. Conway Edwards is the founding and lead pastor of One Community Church in Plano, Texas. Dr. Edwards holds a Master of Theology, with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry, from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS).
John FaisonJohn Faison
John Faison
John FaisonSenior Pastor, Watson Grove Baptist Church
John R. Faison, Sr. is the Senior Pastor of Watson Grove Baptist Church (The Grove), a growing, multigenerational, multisite church with campuses in Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN.
Phillip PointerPhillip Pointer
Phillip Pointer
Phillip PointerSenior Pastor, St. Mark Baptist Church
Dr. Phillip L. Pointer, Sr. is the Senior Pastor of the St. Mark Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. Before coming aboard at St. Mark, Pastor Pointer served as the Senior Pastor of St. John Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA.
Ralph D. WestRalph D. West
Ralph D. West
Ralph D. WestSenior Pastor, The Church Without Walls
He was recently named one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world, according to a survey by Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Vashti McKenzieVashti McKenzie
Vashti McKenzie
Vashti McKenzieBishop, African Methodist Episcopal Church
Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie serves as the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Her historic election in the year 2000 represents the first time in the over 213-year history of the A.M.E. Church, a woman had obtained the level of Episcopal office.
Matt ChandlerMatt Chandler
Matt Chandler
Matt ChandlerSenior Pastor, The Village Church
Matt Chandler serves as Lead Pastor at The Village Church in Flower Mound, TX. He came to The Village in December 2002 and describes his tenure as a replanting effort where he was involved in changing the theological and philosophical culture of the congregation.
Maurice WatsonMaurice Watson
Maurice Watson
Maurice WatsonSenior Pastor, Metropolitan Baptist Church
Maurice became the sixth Pastor called to the historic Metropolitan Baptist Church pulpit in her 150-year history. He comes to Metropolitan after 10 years as Senior Pastor of Beulahland Bible Church in Macon, Georgia.
Jeffrey JohnsonJeffrey Johnson
Jeffrey Johnson
Jeffrey JohnsonSenior Pastor, Eastern Star Church
Pastor Jeffrey A. Johnson, Sr. accepted his call to ministry at the age of 17 and has served as the Senior Pastor of Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis, Indiana since 1988.
Albert TateAlbert Tate
Albert Tate
Albert TateSenior Pastor, Fellowship Church
Albert is the founding pastor of Fellowship Church—one of the fastest-growing multiethnic churches in the United States. As a dynamic communicator, Albert is passionate about sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ both to the local church and the global community.
Brianna ParkerBrianna Parker
Brianna Parker
Brianna ParkerCEO, Black Millennial Café
Rev. Dr. Brianna K. Parker (Rev. Bri) is a faith leader, scholar and data activist. She is CEO of Black Millennial Café, LLC (BMC), a consulting practice and data resource center for Black churches, communities and organizations.
Claude AlexanderClaude Alexander
Claude Alexander
Claude AlexanderSenior Pastor, The Park Church
Bishop Claude Alexander, Jr. is the Senior Pastor of the Park Church, fondly known as The Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. He currently serves on several boards including Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.
Bryan LorittsBryan Loritts
Bryan Loritts
Bryan LorittsSenior Pastor, Abundant Life Christian Fellowship
Bryan is the privileged husband of Korie, and the graced father of three sons- Quentin, Myles and Jaden. He serves the Abundant Life Christian Fellowship of Silicon Valley, California, as the Senior Pastor. He is the award winning author of seven books including Saving the Saved: How Jesus Saves Us.
Cokiesha Bailey RobinsonCokiesha Bailey Robinson
Cokiesha Bailey Robinson
Cokiesha Bailey RobinsonDean, Grace College and Seminary
Rev. Cokiesha Bailey Robinson, is the first African American Dean at Grace College and Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. She enjoys the grace gift of this role and the fulfillment of this inaugural role that gives her great joy as the Associate Dean of Diversity, advisor to the Black Student Association.
Scott LindseyScott Lindsey
Scott Lindsey
Scott LindseyExecutive Director, Faithlife (Logos Bible Software)
This is the 20th straight year that Scott has lectured at the EK Bailey Expository Preaching Conference. In 2016, Scott graduated with his Masters in Biblical and Theological Studies – Summa Cum Laude – from Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale.
Sean TaylorSean Taylor
Sean Taylor
Sean TaylorSenior Pastor, St. John Missionary Baptist Church
After accepting the position of Minister of Music for Pastor Frederick L. Flowers, Sr. at Golden Leaf Baptist Church, Pastor Taylor moved to Flint, Michigan in January 1993. Pastor Taylor received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Studies at Crichton College in 2003.

2021 Living Legend

The Living Legend Award was a dream that God placed on the heart of our former President and Founder, Dr. E.K. Bailey. It became a reality over twenty-four years ago because of the heart of E.K. Bailey Ministries, Inc. staff, volunteers, the Board of Directors, and the members of the Concord Church staff. As the Lord used these diligent individuals to put “feet“ on Dr. Bailey’s prayers, this prestigious luncheon has become one of the most anticipated events during the E.K. Bailey Preaching Conference.

For the past 24 years, the Living Legend Award has been presented to a “preacher‘s preacher” who has been committed to delivering God’s word with passion, proficiency, and profundity for many generations. The recipients have been committed to spotlighting God’s name, His character and His message of hope.

This year, we are pleased to honor Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer as the 2021 EKBPC Living Legend.


Kenneth C. Ulmer has been Senior Pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church in Los Angeles for 37 years. In 2000, the congregation purchased The Great Western Forum (previous home of the Los Angeles Lakers), which they also operated as a commercial entertainment venue before selling it to Madison Square Garden in 2013.

Dr. Ulmer was a founding board member and former President of The King’s University in Los Angeles, adjunct professor and Director of The King’s At Oxford; an annual summer session held at Oxford University.

After accepting his call to the ministry, Dr. Ulmer founded Macedonia Bible Church in San Pedro, California. Dr. Ulmer is currently the Presiding Bishop over Macedonia International Bible Fellowship, an association of pastors representing ministries in Africa and the United States and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In addition, Dr. Ulmer is the founder and CEO of The Ulmer Institute, a non-profit organization focused on the research, training and treatment of psychological trauma in urban communities.

He has written several book, including: Passionate God, Training To Win: A spiritual Guide to Victorious Living , Passing The Generation Blessing and his latest book Walls Can Fall: Race, Reconciliation & Righteousness in a Divided World

Dr. Ulmer and his wife have been married for over 40 years and have two daughters, one son and five grandchildren.

Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer
Faithful Central Bible Church
Los Angeles, CA

In-Person Attedance $209
  • In-person attendance for one (1) to the Preaching Conference – July 6-7, 2021, hosted by Bryan L. Carter
  • 30-Day access to the OnDemand playback
  • On-site lunch provided daily

Important: E.K. Bailey Preaching Conference has a no refund policy for virtual or in-person registration. However, if you registered for virtual, you can transfer to someone else. If you registered for in-person, you can transfer to a virtual registration.

Virtual Attendance $109
  • Virtual attendance to the Preaching Conference – July 6-7, 2021, hosted by Bryan L. Carter
  • 30-Day access to the OnDemand playback

Important: E.K. Bailey Preaching Conference has a no refund policy for virtual or in-person registration. However, if you registered for virtual, you can transfer to someone else. If you registered for in-person, you can transfer to a virtual registration.



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