Keynote Speaker

Pastor Philip De Courcy

Philip De Courcy is the senior pastor of Kindred Community Church in Anaheim Hills, California, and a teacher on the daily media program, Know The Truth.

Philip was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to Christian parents who instilled in him a love for the Lord, Jesus Christ. At sixteen years of age, Philip trusted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.

Growing up in a neighborhood where civil tension was commonplace, many of Philip’s friends became involved in acts of terrorism. As a result, Philip decided to serve as a part-time reserve police officer in the Royal Ulster Constabulary in North Belfast. Although some of his comrades were injured and even killed during that six-year period, Philip was unharmed. To this day, he believes God used this faith-building season to prepare him for pastoral ministry.

After receiving pastoral training, Philip spent six years shepherding the congregation of Carr Baptist Church in Lisburn, a suburb of Belfast. Then, in 1994, Philip relocated his family to the United States to attend the Masters’ Seminary, later serving in pastoral positions in Ohio and California. He and his wife, June, have three grown daughters and one son-in-law, recently becoming grandparents to a beautiful granddaughter.

Meet our Featured Speakers

Dr. Ben Marshall

Pastor, ACBC Certified Counselor and Fellow,
 Doctor of Educational Ministry
Dr.  Ben Marshall is the Executive Director of the Freedom that Lasts Ministry in Greenville, SC.  He graduated from Saint Martin’s College in Lacey, Washington with a BA in Psychology; he has an MA in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s University, and a Doctorate of Educational Ministry from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is an ACBC and IABC certified counselor, and serves as an ACBC Fellow.  He is married to Cory and they have 8 children.

Dr. Joe Miller

Pastor, ACBC Certified Counselor
Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling
Pastor Joe is the Adult Ministries Pastor at Kindred Community Church in Anaheim Hills, CA.   He graduated from UCLA, and worked for a food service company for ten years.  He received a D. Min. after being called to ministry, and spends time both locally and globally teaching pastors and church leaders biblical-sufficiency based counseling, so that they can go and train others (2 Timothy 2:2).  He and his wife, Tara, have four children.

Dr. Andrew Rogers

Pastor, ACBC Certified Counselor and Fellow Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling
Dr. Andrew Rogers serves as the Pastor of Ministry Development and oversees the Biblical Counseling Ministry of Kindred Community Church in Anaheim, CA.  He has earned degrees from The Master’s University and Seminary and  a Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has served in various churches over the years, and as a professor at Boyce College. Andrew also enjoys the privilege of training biblical counseling trainers around the world as Executive Director of Overseas Instruction in Counseling. When he isn’t reading or developing relationships with others, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jenny, and any one of his two sons or two daughters.

Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith has been the Director of Technology for Faith Ministries since 2001.  He oversees all technology departments at Faith's multiple campuses and facilities and is a frequent presenter at biblical counseling, church technology and leadership conferences and speaks at parenting workshops across the country.  He attended Purdue and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix in Management of Information Technology.  Jonathan and his wife Heather have two children, Eric and Becca, and reside in Lafayette, IN.

Kaitlin Young

Conference Coordinator
Kaitlin has been serving in the Canyon Hills Counseling Ministry for eight years as the Office Manager, Conference Coordinator, and counselor.  She received a degree in Psychology before learning about biblical counseling and is now ACBC Certified and enjoys helping other churches launch their ministries.  She and her husband Brian have two daughters, Leni and Marin.