Join fellow BCM/D Bible teachers to hear from and dialogue with nationally-known preaching leaders and to strengthen your teaching and preaching skills in various genres of Scripture.

Each conference will focus on a different aspect of expounding God’s inexhaustible Word. Register today and join us to discuss the essential task of pastors, Sunday School teachers, and small group leaders — rightly dividing and declaring the whole counsel of God.



Lawless currently serves as professor of evangelism and missions, dean of doctoral studies, and vice president for spiritual formation at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he holds the Richard and Gina Headrick Chair of World Missions. In addition, he serves as team leader for Theological Education Strategists for the International Mission Board.   

Lawless served as pastor of two Ohio churches prior to joining the faculty of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1996. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cumberland College (now the University of the Cumberlands) and a Master of Divinity and doctorate from SBTS.   

He is the author or editor of ten works. He and his wife, Pam, have been married for more than 30 years and they reside in Wake Forest, North Carolina.  

Dooley assumed the role of State Director of Evangelism (SDOE) in 2019. Since September of 2021, he has also led the BCM/D as the Interim Executive-Director.  As SDOE, he leads the efforts of BCM/D’s church services team and encourage evangelistic fruitfulness among more than 500 congregations.

Dooley brings over 37 years of ministerial and pastoral experience to the position. While serving as Pastor of Leonardtown Baptist Church (2007-2018), he served on the BCM/D General Mission Board (GMB) and is a past GMB president. Recently, Dooley served on the Southern Baptist Convention committee on nominations. On the associational level, he served on several committees with the Potomac Baptist Association.

He is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, earning a Master of Divinity. He and his wife Karen have four adult children, one grandchild, and two more grandchildren due to arrive in March of 2022.

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Topic: Spiritual Warfare

May 19 — New City Church, Dover, Delaware (evening session).
May 20 — First Baptist Church of Waldorf (morning session).
May 21 — West End Baptist Chapel, Hagerstown (morning session).

The cost for this event is $10 (includes lunch or dinner).

For registration questions, contact Demetra Bennett.
For event questions, contact Mark Dooley.