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2012 Keach Conference

What?  The Keach Conference is an annual theology and ministry conference presented by the Reformed Baptist Fellowship of Virginia (RBF-VA).  It is open to anyone to attend.  There is no cost to attend, but participants are encouraged to pre-register.

When?  Friday evening-Saturday morning, September 28-29, 2012.

Where?  The 2012 Keach Conference will meet at the Covenant Lower School, 1000 Birdwood Court, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 and be hosted by the Christ Reformed Baptist Church of Charlottesville, Virginia.

What is the 2012 theme?  We are continuing our ongoing series through the Second London Baptist Confession.  This year we are on Chapter  Six  “Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment Thereof.”

Who are the speakers?  The speakers will be Dr. Carl Trueman, Professor of Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Pastor Lloyd Sprinkle, Pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia and founder of Sprinkle Publications; and Pastor Bryan Wheeler, Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Verona, Virginia.

How do I register? Cost: FREE, Web: Register Now!

What is the schedule?  The schedule will be as follows:

Friday evening, September 28 @ 7:00 pm (Session I):

  • Message:   Does the Bible Teach a “Covenant of Works”? – Dr. C. Trueman
  • Message: What is “Total Depravity”? – Pastor L. Sprinkle
  • Fellowship and Literature Tables

Saturday morning, September 29 @ 9:00 am (Session II):

  • Message:   What Is the Doctrine of “Original Sin”? – Dr. C. Trueman
  • Message: The Reality of Remaining Sin – Pastor B. Wheeler
  • Question & Answer Session with the speakers
  • Lunch Break

2011 Keach Conference


We invite you to mark your calendars now for the 2011 Keach Conference, the annual theology and ministry conference hosted by the Reformed Baptist Fellowship of Virginia. This will be our 10th annual meeting.

When will the conference meet? Friday-Saturday, September 30-October 1, 2011. Session I will be held on Friday evening at 6:30 pm. Session II will be held on Saturday morning at 9:30 am. Following the morning session there will be a dialogue (question and answer time) with the speakers and then lunch.

Where will the conference be held? This year’s meeting will be hosted by the Covenant Reformed Baptist Church in Warrenton, Virginia. The church is located at 7336 Riley Road, Warrenton, VA 20187. You can reach them on the web at Host Pastor will be Steve Clevenger.

What will be this year’s theme? We are continuing our series through the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689). This year’s theme is chapter five, “Of Divine Providence.” We are also celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Authorized (King James) Version of the Bible (1611-2011).

Who will be speaking? We have been blessed over the years to have excellent speakers for our conferences. This year is no exception. Our speakers will be Dr. Joel Beeke, President of Puritan Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Pastor Malcolm Watts of Emmanuel Reformed Church in Salisbury, England.

Dr. Joel R. Beeke is the President of the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and serves as Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics. He is the pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, and editor of the Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth.


Malcolm Watts is the pastor of Emmanuel Church, Salisbury, serves as the Chairman of the General Committee of the Trinitarian Bible Society, and is a visiting lecturer at the London Reformed Baptist Seminary and at the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.



What are the topics? Here is our preliminary schedule:

Welcome, Sign-in 6:00pm

Friday (September 30, 6:30 pm):

  • Dr. Beeke:  How to Respond Christianly to Providential Afflictions
  • Pastor Watts:  The Providential Preservation of the Ancient Scriptures

Saturday (October 1, 9:30 am):

  • Pastor Watts:  Providence in the Translation of the English Bible
  • Dr. Beeke: Job’s Submission to Providence
  • Question and Answer Session

How can I help? There are several things you can do to help: (1) Join us in prayer for the conference, the speakers, and the fellowship. (2) Make plans now to attend and spread the word to others. Think about bringing a group from your church. (3) Send a financial gift to help defray the conference costs. Gifts can be sent to Covenant RBC (see address above) and marked for “Keach Conference.” Send a personal gift and ask your church to send a gift also. Help us continue to be able to invite speakers of international caliber and host a world-class, God glorifying and man edifying conference.

How do I register? Cost: FREE, Web: Register Now!

Confirmation: Immediately upon registering you will receive an email confirmation. This receipt serves as your proof of registration. If you do not receive a receipt please contact us.

Where is a good place to stay?

The Holiday Inn Express     540-341-3461

The Hampton Inn                 540-349-4200

The Comfort Inn                   540-349-8900

There are many good local restaurants.

2010 Keach Conference

When? Friday-Saturday, September 24-25, 2010

Where? Christ Reformed Baptist Church plant Meeting Space at 1410 Incarnation Drive (Suite 202-B) Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

Theme: “Of Creation” (Chapter 4, Second London Baptist Confession of Faith 1689)


Tom Ascol, Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Cape Coral, Florida, and Director of the Founders Ministry (


Dr. David P. Murray, Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan


Friday (September 24), 6:30 pm:

Session I:

David Murray: “Preaching Genesis 1-11”

Tom Ascol: “‘In the space of six days’: Does the 1689 teach creationism?”

Saturday (September 25), 9:30 am:

Session II:

Tom Ascol: “Man in the State of Innocency”

David Murray: “The Quest for the Historical Adam”

Question and Answer with Speakers

Book tables will be provided with Reformed, Baptist, and Puritan works for sale.