Jimmy Scroggins, Ken Adams in Georgia this weekend for SPARK conference


ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Two pastors who have seen massive growth in their churches in Florida and Georgia will be featured speakers at the SPARK total church conference’s regional training events on Saturday.

Jimmy Scroggins, lead pastor at Family Church in South Florida, will be at First Baptist Church in Alpharetta, and Ken Adams, pastor at Crossroads Church in Newnan, will be at Byne Memorial Baptist in Albany.

Scott Sullivan, director of SPARK and discipleship catalyst at the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, said the regional conferences have been arranged in a way that will be beneficial to people no matter what area of ministry they’re involved in.

More than 600 people have already participated in the regional conferences over the past two weekends.

The regional sites are offering about 30 breakout sessions covering nearly every area of ministry, including child protection, evangelism, facility security, sexual abuse safeguards, missions, and next gen ministries. Registration remains open at https://www.thesparkconference.com/registration2022.

Nearly 6,000 people took part in the SPARK conference last year, making it one of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board’s most popular training events.

The Georgia Baptist Mission Board expanded the SPARK conference this year to include in-person training at five regional locations across the state, including Alpharetta and Albany.

“We have strategically put together fantastic breakout sessions with dynamic speakers from all over the country that we believe are going to bless, encourage, and develop you and your church leadership,” said Mike McKee, discipleship pastor at First Baptist Alpharetta.

Scroggins’ Family Church has grown into a network of neighborhood churches across three counties in South Florida.

Adams, an author and leadership consultant, was called as the first pastor of Crossroads Church, Newnan in 1989. Since then, Crossroads has grown from a small church plant to thousands of members in multiple locations.

The final regional gathering of the SPARK conference will be held at Christ Place Church in Flowery Branch on August 29.

“Churches giving to the Cooperative Program have made it possible to bring the SPARK conference to all regions of the state,” Sullivan said.