“The Savior of All People”

For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God,
who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. 1 Timothy 4:10

The Lineup

2019 Mission Conference Speakers

Senior Minister
Cresheim Valley Church
Philadelphia, PA

Our keynote speaker is Dr. John Leonard, a native of Miami, Florida, who began to follow Christ as a teenager. When John’s family moved across town before his freshman year in high school, they also changed churches. For the first time, he met young people his age who were excited about being Christians. They had a remarkable walk with the Lord, and John wanted to know Christ the way that they knew Him.

John married Christy Snyder in 1985, and they have three daughters, Kimberly, Katherine and Betsy. From 1984-1988 the Leonards served as church planters at Redlands Community Church (PCA) in Homestead, FL where John was the assistant pastor. From 1988-1998 they served in Montpellier, France with Arab World Ministries and the Presbyterian Church in America, working with North African Muslim immigrants. From 1999 to the present, John has taught Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

John holds a B.A. in Greek and Christian Education from Belhaven College in Jackson, MS (class of 1973), an M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS (1977), and a Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL (2006). His dissertation is entitled: Oasis: An Ethnography of a Muslim Convert Group in France.

John loves all kinds of sports and outdoor activities. He especially enjoys anything that has to do with water. He quips, “It does not make any difference if it is a lake or an ocean, or if I am on it or in it. It is all fun to me!” When asked why he and Christy are committed to planting a church in the Mount Airy/Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, John replies, “We want to see all of the promises of God come true in a community of people. We want to be part of a church that is deeply committed to God, to one another, our neighborhoods, and the world.”

Southeast Regional Representative,
Mission India

In 1971, Pastor John DeVries visited India and was overwhelmed by the poverty, injustice, and most of all by how immensely untouched by the Gospel the nation of India was. He also discovered passionate Christians there who, despite being radically outnumbered, were motivated to reach their own nation with the love of Christ.
Pastor DeVries could not deny God’s call on his life to India. Mission India started work there in 1984. The work consists of church planter training, adult literacy programs, and children's Bible clubs. Mission India’s approach is partnership with existing Christians, churches, and groups of worshippers to enable and facilitate the previously mentioned programs. One hundred percent of missionaries involved with Mission India are Indians themselves.
Doug Barclay is responsible for building and strengthening donor relationships and raising funds to support Mission India's ministries here in the SE region of the states. He has a passion for the Great Commission and a desire to see others grow in their spiritual journey. He invites others to engage with Mission India financially and prayerfully to impact the most unreached nation for Christ (four out of five Indians will live their whole lives never knowing a single Christian, much less a witnessing body of believers).
IPC began supporting Mission India very early on. We look forward to learning from Doug how the work has progressed and what the future holds.

Church Planter,
Christ Presbyterian Church PCA
Burke, VA

Porter and his wife Cathy were born and raised in Northern Virginia. They went away to college, married, and spent 20 years away from the DC area. Porter went to law school at the University of South Carolina, and served as prosecutor in the Marine Corps where the Lord led them to join a church plant. There they experienced the sweet fellowship of worshiping and serving with other people who were all on the common mission to see a new church planted. From there Porter felt called to go to seminary. After a deployment to Iraq and a tour teaching International and Operational Law at the Army JAG School, the Lord led the Harlows back to the DC area. Porter worked at the Pentagon while taking classes at Reformed Theological Seminary's new Washington, D.C. campus. They were astonished to see all that the Lord had done to plant new churches since they last lived in that area. The Lord gave them a heart to be used to plant more churches and to see more people come to know Christ as their Lord.
Porter and Cathy came to Christ by different routes. Porter was born into a Christian family and raised by two faithful parents to know that he was a sinner and that Jesus Christ is God's son who became a man, died on a cross, and was raised from the dead, to save him from his sins. Cathy was not raised in a church, but as friends in high school, she saw Porter's faith and started asking him about it. The Lord drew Cathy to Himself and used Porter to share the Gospel with her.
Porter graduated from RTS-DC and is an ordained minister in the Potomac Presbytery. He is the author of How Should We Treat Detainees: An Examination of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques under the Light of Scripture and the Just War Tradition, which World Magazine selected as a runner up for Book of the Year in 2016. Porter and Cathy have three teen-aged children.

MTW West Indies and Africa

Marc was born in 1953 in a French-Canadian Roman Catholic milieu in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. His search for the meaning of life when he was around sixteen led to involvement in hallucinogenic drugs and Oriental mysticism at Georgetown University. In 1972, he hitchhiked across Europe and stumbled on Francis Schaeffer’s L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where his Zen Buddhist convictions were shaken by Os Guinness. He continued on to India where, in April of 1973 in Benares, the Lord dragged him into the Kingdom. This story is in his first book, Discovery on the Katmandu Trail (1983).

Marc settled in France in 1973 where he enrolled at the Reformed Seminary in Aix-en-Provence, there meeting his wife Aline. Aline, from a Huguenot background, came to the faith after an adolescent crisis at 18 years old in her home town of Alès, France. They were married in March of 1978 and have been blessed with three children, Calix (1980), Justin (1982), and Anaïs (1984). Marc got his degree at the Faculté de Théologie Réformée [since renamed “Faculté Jean Calvin”] in 1980 and completed his masters dissertation in 1981.

Marc and Aline worked in France until 1997. They returned to the U.S. and began a ministry amongst the numerous French-speaking folk (Quebecois, French and Haitians) of S. Florida as well as teaching in the French West Indies and Haiti, with regular teaching trips to French West Africa.

Marc teaches in the Haitian Bible school started by Dr. Petit in Ft. Lauderdale. In addition, he does weekly evangelistic radio broadcasts over a Haitian station. Aline has a counseling ministry with contacts she makes at the local gym.


I.P.C. 2019 Missions Conference Schedule

Thursday, February 21

5:45 PM

6:30 PM

Dinner catered by Silk Road

Introduction of Guests, Devotional, Presentation by Marc & Aline Mailloux

Dinner in Olmstead Hall

Conference in Telfair Hall

Friday, February 22

5:45 PM

6:30 PM

Dinner catered by Silk Road

Introduction of Guests, Devotional, Presentation by Doug Barclay

Dinner in Olmstead Hall

Conference in Telfair Hall

Saturday, February 23

8:00 AM

11:00 AM

Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Women of the Church Luncheon catered by Miss Sophie’s

Breakfast in Olmstead Hall

Luncheon in Olmstead Hall

Sunday, February 24

 

9:30 AM

 

11:00 AM

5:30 PM

6:30 PM

Sunday School for 1st – 5th grades

Sunday School for 6th – 12th grades

Sunday School for Adults (College through Garmer)

Morning Worship with John Leonard preaching

Evening Worship with John Leonard preaching

Dinner

2nd Floor Whitaker 

3rd Floor Whitaker

Telfair Hall

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Fellowship Hall

Registration