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Dr. Bradley G. Green

Dr. Bradley G. Green is Professor of Theological Studies at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, as well as Visiting Professor of Theology and Philosophy at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has also served as Writer-In-Residence at Tyndale House, Cambridge. Brad and his wife Dianne helped found Augustine School, a classical Christian school in Jackson. They are the proud parents of Caleb, Daniel, and Victoria.


He is the author of Colin Gunton and the Failure of Augustine: The Theology of Colin Gunton in the Light of Augustine; The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life; Covenant and Commandment: Works, Obedience, and Faithfulness in the Christian Life; Augustine: His Life and Impact; Shapers of Christian Orthodoxy: Engaging with Early and Medieval Theologians (editor and contributor). He and Lee Gatiss co-authored the 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon volume in InterVarsity Press’s Reformation Commentary on Scripture series. Brad has written essays and reviews for International Journal of Systematic Theology, First Things, Chronicles, The Churchman, and Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.

Brad and Dianne currently work with college students at their home church, First Baptist Church, Jackson, Tennessee.


SESSION 1 (9am - 10:20am)
Congregational Singing

Welcome - Aaron O'Kelley

Keynote Address:

  • Dr. Bradley Green"No Little People, No Little Places : Francis Shaeffer's Vision of Faithfulness"


Break (10:20am - 10:30am)

SESSION 2 (10:30am - 12:15pm)
Field Reports #1

Lunch Break (12:15pm-1:15pm)
Lunch will be provided to all conference attendees 

Session 3 (1:15pm - 3:10pm)

Congregational Singing

Field Reports #2

Break (3:10pm - 3:20pm)

SESSION 4 (3:20 - 4:30PM)

Pastor's Wives Panel Discussion
Closing Words - Aaron O'Kelley


Lee Tankersly

Lee Tankersley

Lee Tankersley has served as a pastor to Cornerstone Community Church ( since 1999. He holds a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Southern Seminary. During his tenure as pastor the entire canon of Scripture has been preached to the congregation, including numerous sections now more than once. Lee and his wife Lili have four children.

Tom Fox

Tom Fox

Tom Fox serves on the pastoral staff of Cornerstone Community Church ( He holds the M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and formerly served as a missionary to Eastern Europe with the International Mission Board. Tom and his wife Tammy have two children and six grandchildren.


Aaron O'Kelley

Aaron O’Kelley serves as a pastor to Cornerstone Community Church ( and directs the church’s pastoral apprenticeship. He holds a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Southern Seminary. Aaron and his wife Joni have three children.


The Cornerstone Network exists to promote church-based theological and pastoral training for the purpose of strengthening, revitalizing, and planting biblical churches.

As a ministry of the Cornerstone Network, our fall conference has three main goals: Encouragement, Instruction, and Connection

We seek to gather like-minded brothers and sisters, many of whom are in the trenches of local church ministry, for the sake of mutual encouragement. The joy of coming together to form new relationships or nurture old ones is a joy that aids us all in the ongoing task of ministry, reminding us that we are co-laborers in a shared vision who serve a great Savior.


We seek to provide helpful instruction that will aid our attendees in the task of ministry. The wisdom of seasoned pastors, church planters, and others is a treasure we want to share.


We seek to forge connections that will strengthen ministry partnerships. Cornerstone Community Church has been training and sending out leaders through our pastoral apprenticeship program for over a decade now, and it is our desire to expand the connections of ministry partnership to a wider circle of like-minded churches and individuals. We hope these connections will strengthen our ministry partners through the supports of prayer, finances, and personal presence, all for the sake of making disciples of Jesus Christ.


John Winfree

John Winfree

John Winfree serves as a pastor to Cornerstone Community Church ( A graduate of Union University, John teaches upper school humanities at Augustine School ( in Jackson, Tennessee, a classical Christian school. John and his wife Brittany have three children.

Nathan Young

Nathan Young

Nathan Young serves as a pastor to Cornerstone Community Church ( He is nearing three decades of service as director of the Care Center ( in Jackson, Tennessee, a shelter for women and children in need. Nathan and his wife Susan have two children and four grandchildren.



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730 Pipkin Road
Jackson, TN 38305


For any additional information, contact

Aaron O'Kelley via the contact form or listed phone number.

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