The proper preaching of the Word of God is an indispensable foundation of a healthy church. For those preaching, it is imperative that the point of the biblical text is the point of the sermon. It is for this reason the Expositors’ Summit is designed to instruct and equip preachers and students for the glorious task of expository ministry.

Also, don’t miss out on the 2015 Pre-Conference: The Pulpit and Reconciliation.

"I am sure that no preaching will last so long, or build up a church so well, as the expository."

Charles H. Spurgeon
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R. Albert Mohler Jr.

R. Albert Mohler Jr. is the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an esteemed authority on contemporary issues and has been recognized by such influential publications as Time and Christianity Today as a leader among American evangelicals.

In addition to his presidential duties, Dr. Mohler hosts two programs: “The Briefing,” a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview; and “Thinking in Public,” a series of conversations with the day’s leading thinkers. He also writes a popular blog and a regular commentary on moral, cultural and theological issues. Full Bio.

H.B. Charles Jr.

HB Charles Jr.

Pastor H.B. Charles Jr. is the pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. Pastor Charles is a contributing author to Power in the Pulpit and he speaks regularly at revivals, conferences, and other church events around the country. Full Bio

Derek Thomas

Derek Thomas

Derek Thomas is the Senior Minister of Preaching and Teaching at The First Presbyterian Church of Columbia in South Carolina. Dr. Thomas is also the Robert Strong Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary Atlanta and the Editorial Director of The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. He and his wife Rosemary have two children and two grandchildren. Full Bio.


Monday, October 26

1-8:30 p.m. Pre-Conference: The Pulpit and Reconciliation
Not included in registration, get more information here.

Tuesday, October 27

10 a.m. Southern Seminary chapel: Derek Thomas*
2-4 p.m. Conference Check-in
4 p.m. General Session I: H.B. Charles Jr.
5:30 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. General Session II: R. Albert Mohler Jr.
8:30 p.m. Pastors’ Fellowship

Wednesday, October 28

8 a.m. Breakfast (Optional $5 add-on)
9 a.m. General Session III: Derek Thomas
10:30 a.m. General Session IV: R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Noon Lunch
Prospective Students Lunch
1:30 p.m. Seminars
3 p.m. General Session V: H.B. Charles Jr.
4:30 p.m. A Conversation on Preaching: R. Albert Mohler Jr., H.B. Charles Jr., and Derek Thomas
5:30 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. General Session VI: Derek Thomas
8:30 p.m. Alumni Dessert Reception (Legacy 303)

Thursday, October 29

7-9 a.m. Breakfast options available in the Dining Hall and Founders Café
10 a.m. Southern Seminary chapel: H.B. Charles Jr.*

*Southern Seminary chapel services are free events open to the public. Conference attendees are encouraged to attend.










Wednesday, October 28

1:30 p.m.

Planning Expository Series: Using the Right Lens

Hershael York


Seven Days Til Sunday: Sermon Construction from Exegesis to Exposition

Dan Dumas


Naked and Running Scared: Preaching Puzzling Passages from the Gospels (Mark 14:51-52)

Rob Plummer


Preaching the Song of Solomon as Christian Scripture

Jim Hamilton


Blandness in the Pulpit is Boredom in the Pew

Clint Pressley


Calling for the Paddles: How Expositional Preaching Provides the Resuscitation Your Church Needs

Eric Bancroft


Pastoral Preaching: Using the Pulpit to Shepherd the People

Kevin Smith


Conference Rates

Through May 31, 2015
Regular $179
SBTS/Boyce Alumni and Student $89
Beginning June 1, 2015
Regular $219
SBTS/Boyce Alumni and Student $119
Special Bundle Offer
Pre-Conference and Conference $177

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Credit Cards Accepted:
Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Discover.
Dinner is included in the fee for the conference. Special dietary needs will be accommodated upon arrival.


Registration Terms and Conditions

There are no discounted rates available for the conference. Registration cannot be processed without payment.

Refunds for cancellations will be available for credit card transactions only. Refunds, less a $25.00 processing fee per registrant, will be granted for cancellations received in writing by October 1, 2015. Refunds cannot be granted for any reason after October 1.

Cancellations may be sent to:

All guests on the campus of Southern Seminary agree to abide by the Code of Conduct.





Reconciliation is an increasingly significant topic for pastors. In our country, racial tensions are high and ethnic diversity is increasing. How can preaching be a means of reconciliation? How can pastors lead their churches in gospel-centered obedience? How are we to think about race and racial problems in a biblically, theologically informed way? This event will help bring these questions to bear.

Legacy Hotel

Comfortable, convenient lodging for the Expositors Summit.

Located on the historic campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, The Legacy Hotel offers modern amenities, friendly service, high-tech capabilities, a convenient location, plus something no other conference center can provide: Southern Seminary.

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On-Campus Hotel

2825 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40280

Tel: (502) 736-0600
Fax: (877) 444-7287

Standard — $109.99
Jr. Suite — $119.99
Double/Suite — $124.99
2 Bedroom Suite — $134.99
Family Suite — $124.99
Jr. Executive Suite — $159.99
Executive Suite — $169.99

A 50% deposit is required to secure reservations. Cancellations made prior to 24 hours before your reservation is eligible for a 25% refund of your deposit.

Live Stream

All conference sessions will be live streamed.

Video and audio of the general sessions and audio of the breakout sessions will be available following the conference on our Resources page.

We hope you will join us online!


Audio and Video from Previous Expositors Summit Conferences

To access audio and video resources from the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Expositors Summits, visit the SBTS Resources page. These resources are free to stream or download and we encourage you to share them with anyone who may benefit from them.

"On Preaching" By H.B. Charles

On Preaching

Personal & Pastoral Insights for the Preparation & Practice of Preaching

H. B. Charles Jr.




EXP - He Is Not Silent

He Is Not Silent

Preaching in a Postmodern World

R. Albert Mohler Jr.





EXP - Feed My Sheep

Feed My Sheep

A Passionate Plea for Preaching

Contributions from R. Albert Mohler Jr. and Derek W. H. Thomas





EXP - The Call to Ministry

The Call to Ministry

A Resource from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Contributions from R. Albert Mohler Jr.





A Guide to Expository Ministry

A Guide to Expository Ministry

A Resource from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Edited by Dan Dumas


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