MinistryU Ministry Practical Training for Ministry Leaders

Effective Ministry in a Distracted Age

Don Wilton

Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church
Spartanburg, SC

Dr. Don Wilton has served as senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, South Carolina, since 1993. He also serves as president of The Encouraging Word television ministry, which reaches thousands of homes through the regional CBS-affiliate, WSPA-TV, and millions of homes nationally and globally through the broadcast.

He has written and published many manuals, articles, and reviews for the Southern Baptist Convention, Preaching and Decision magazines, and other publications. He has authored Saturdays with Billy, The Absolute Certainty of Life After Death, See You at the Finish Line, Totally Secure, When God Prayed, A Hope and a Future: Overcoming Discouragement, Praying for a Miracle, Encouragement In His Presence, Defying the Odds: Standing Up When You Want To Give Up; and Undefeated: God’s Strategy for Successful Living. Dr. Wilton has served as president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and is a frequent speaker for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, and the Billy Graham Schools of Evangelism held worldwide.

Wayne Bray

Lead Pastor
Upstate Church
Simpsonville, SC

For the first 20 years of ministry, Dr. Bray served small to medium-sized churches, both rural and suburban, in Georgia and Louisiana. Then in 2015, God brought Dr. Bray to First Baptist Simpsonville. First Baptist Simpsonville, known as Upstate Church, has nearly 6,000 members and gathers in 11 distinct worship services across five different campuses. Dr. Bray has authored several books, including his latest Inside Out: Christian Hope in a World of Contradiction. In addition to serving as Lead Pastor at FBS/UC, Wayne enjoys teaching as Adjunct Faculty at Anderson University and was recently elected as the President of the South Carolina Baptist Convention.

Ministry-Specific Workshops

Your entire church staff will benefit from this one-day training opportunity. Whether your area is children, youth, discipleship, worship, or the lead pastor, we have an incredible lineup of workshops led by our seasoned professors.


Whether you are coming on your own or bringing your entire staff, we want to make this training event as afforable as possible. For this reason we are offering two price points.

Leadership Training
Ministry Workshop
Lunch and Free Books
It's day out of the office


or $35 at the door

Conference Schedule

9:00 am | Don Wilton, FBC Spartanburg

10:15 am | Workshop Session One

11:15 am | Workshop Session Two

12:00 pm | Lunch

1:15 pm | Workshop Session Three

2:30 pm | Wayne Bray, Upstate Church

3:30 pm | Adjourn

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316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621


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