Pastor Ron Stone


Ron Stone, together with the dedicated support of his wife Tami, serves as pastor at Parkdale Grace Fellowship in Calgary, 
A church they helped plant as newly weds in 1995 and have pastored for 28 years since. Ron has a passion for the study and expositional teaching of the Word of God, which he has taught virtually from cover to cover during his 
years at Parkdale. Ron and Tami are blessed with three adult children, Katie, Elizabeth and Nathaniel.

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Carl Teichrib is a Canadian-based researcher, writer, and lecturer focusing on the paradigm shift sweeping the Western world, including the challenges and opportunities faced by Christians. Over the years he has attended a range of internationally significant political, religious, and social events in his quest to understand the historical and contemporary forces of transformation – including the Parliament of the Worlds Religions, the United Nations Millennium Forum, the Global Future 2045 International Congress, Burning Man, the UN World Urban Forum, and the G8 World Religions Summit.

Since the mid-1990s, Carl’s research has been utilized by numerous authors, media hosts and documentary producers, pastors, professors and students, and interested lay people. From 2007 until the end of 2015, he produced a monthly web-based magazine, Forcing Change, documenting and detailing the worldview revolution underway – points of pressure, forces of change.

He frequently speaks to church groups, conference settings and community events, and occasionally teaches a modular course on Secular/Pagan Trends at Millar College of the Bible.

Carl’s biases are transparent: he embraces an evangelical Christian perspective, is pro-liberty versus politically imposed equality, pro-individualistic versus consensus collectivism, and pro-free market.

Forcing Change website


Dr. Ed Hardesty:    (Retired Professor of Bible, Archaeology and Jewish Studies)
Current Positions:   Professor Emeritus, Cairn University,  Adjunct Professor of Old Testament, Lancaster Bible College, Pastor-Teacher, Redeemer's Fellowship in  Shrewsbury, PA.
Family:  Married to Rachel, June 13, 1970.
Sons: Daniel (married to Erica) & Jonathan (married to Marie)
Daughter: Rebekah (married to Michael Barrow)
Grandchildren: Noah; Lucas; Isaac; Hailu; Elizabeth; Samuel, Violet and Pippin


Larry Mitchell
Field Ministries Representative

Larry graduated from the Institute of Biblical Studies in New Jersey, in 1987 and has been with FOI ever since. 
He loves to share his faith on the streets, in shopping malls and anywhere the Lord leads him. 
Larry also has a ministry that takes Israelis out hiking in the mountains, where God has given 
him many opportunities to share the love of Messiah. He also speaks in churches, 
conferences and group Bible studies, along with being the Host of ‘Shabbat Shalom’.

You can find the Friends of Israel website here


Calvin is Executive Director of Answers in Genesis–Canada and has spoken at church conferences across Canada (and sometimes internationally) on creation apologetics for well over 20 years now.

He is well-known for his ability to engage audiences of all ages and for being able to communicate key theological concepts and scientific information in an easy-to-understand manner.

Calvin is featured in a wide variety of video productions, which have reached over 15 million viewers, hosted on several media platforms (including the Answers TV streaming site and the AiG CA/US and Ark Encounter YouTube channels).

Calvin lives with his wife near London, Ontario. He has three children and is a grandfather 12 times over. His hobbies include music and wrestling.

Get Answers in Genesis resources at their website

2024 Conference Dates
Friday May 3rd and Saturday May 4th

Preparing for the End, What can the Righteous Do?
Revelation 12:6-7; Psalm 11:3


Speakers Schedule

Date: Friday May 3
Time Speaker Topic
1:15 PM Dr. Ed Hardesty Who I am in Christ
2:00 PM Carl Teichrib Trends in the Pews: Conforming to the World
2:45 to 3:15 PM Break Coffee and Book Tables
3:15 PM Calvin Smith Genesis: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle
4:15 PM Carl Teichrib Desert Encounters: From the Freezer to the Fire
5:00 to 7:00 PM Break Supper (See Notes)
7:00 PM Dr. Ed Hardesty Empires or Intimacy
8:00 PM Ron Stone The Rapture's Imminence Unpacked
Date: Saturday May 4
Time Speaker Topic
9:00 AM Calvin Smith The Race of Man
9:45 to 10:15 AM Break Coffee and Book Tables
10:15 AM Carl Teihrib Faiths at the Global Table: Pressures of Transformation.
11:15 AM Dr. Ed Hardesty His Covenant Keeping Loyalty
12:00 to 2:00 PM Break Lunch (See Notes)
2:00 PM Calvin Smith Dinosaurs through a Biblical Lens
2:45 to 3:15 PM Break Book Tables
3:15 PM Larry Mitchell Occupy until I Come
4:15 PM Dr. Ed Hardesty Everything is Right on Schedule
5:00 PM Wrap-up

Click these links to download copies of:

BROCHURE (complete with schedule)