Posted on : Wednesday February 24, 2016

Colonial Missions ConferenceColonial Baptist Church will host its 17th annual missions conference, March 11-13, 2016.

The conference will feature missionaries and powerful speakers to help participants discover how God wants to use them to tell others about Him, shared Cecil Cunigan, Colonial’s Missions Committee Chair. Key highlights include presentations on how to witness to Muslims and to Jews.

The theme is “Embrace The Call: Be A Witness” based on Acts 1:8,“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8, NKJV).

Colonial is located at 9411 Liberty Rd. in Randallstown, Md.

The conference will kick off with an “Unashamed Praise: Worship from Around the World” concert, featuring Naomi McIlwain, Colonial’s youth and young adult choir, Roca de Salvacion Dance Ministry, Graceful Praise and more.

On Saturday, there will be three workshops, including:

  • Witnessing to Jews: Witnessing to Jewish People, featuring Pastor/Rabbi Robert Pristoop of Shofarel Jewish Ministries. Pristoop answered the call to ministry after 27 years as a police officer. He spent many years as a missionary with Chosen People Ministries. He presently leads Mishkan HaShofar, a Messianic congregation and serves with Shofarel Jewish Ministries.
  • Witnessing to Muslims: Heart, Mind & Soul: Understanding & Relating to Muslims, featuring John and Michele Morgan, who were appointed by the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) in 1983 to Togo, W. Africa where they served from 1984-1994 until called to start a church. In 2014. John became the strategic Initiatives & Research Coordinator with ABWE to assist ABWE’S field teams in evangelism.
  • Witnessing to Youth, featuring Heidi Conley, an area representative with Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She works at thirty middle and high schools along with Stevenson University.
Dr. Berty Abdelmasih

Dr. Berty Abdelmasih

Immediately following, Leon Clark will moderate a panel discussion on “Youth & Young Adults On Mission: Why & How” with guests NaKhia Grays, Heidi Conley, Sydnee Wimberly, Paul Davis, and Rev. Barry Brown. After that, teens and young adults will participate in a service project.

On Sunday, Colonial will host a combined worship service at 11 a.m., featuring Dr. Berty Abdelmasih, a medical doctor who studied theology in England. He currently provides outreach training to Muslims through the Outreach Training Center (OTC) in Springfield, Va. He is a scholar in the field of Christians-Muslim Relations and a former missionary doctor in Nigeria.

All are welcome to experience this free missions conference. Learn more at