About Church Alive!

Church Alive! is a three and a half day learning and training conference for pastors and Church leaders. The conference brings together outstanding Christian leaders for teaching and equipping the saints of God. 


In 2003, Pastor Eldridge Spearman joined with his predecessor, the late Rev. Dr. Harold E.  Trammell, to invite dynamic preachers and scholars to come together to discuss contemporary issues, including the work of the Church, Church growth and development of disciples.


This year’s conference begins July 17 through July 21 and the presenters include: the Rev. Dr. John Kinney, Dean of the School of Theology at Virginia Union University; Dr. Robert Smith, Jr., Beeson Theological Seminary; Dr. Barbara Williams Skinner; The Rev. Dr. Leonard N. Smith*,the Rev. Dr. Gene Mims; Bishop Millicent Hunter, Bishop Lanier Twyman,  and many others.


The conference theme this year, 2016, is: Building Mature Disciples for the Kingdom through: Preaching, Teaching and Serving; the Kingdom Response to Social Justice and Poverty.


* Invited