Speakers for the 2017 Minnesota Christian Ashram
The 2017 Minnesota Christian Ashram will be held on July 28th – July 30th, 2017.
We are excited about a new location this year at Bethel Seminary, which is located in the St. Paul area. Bethel Seminary is on the far side of Bethel University. It has a quiet, serene atmosphere, surrounded by beautiful trees on the shore of Lake Valentine.
Our speakers this year include:
- Evangelist – J.T. Adkins: Ministry for J.T. Adkins began in 1999 when he left Louisiana at 18 and joined a dramatic ministry that took him all around the nation and Canada spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. Both focused on youth and family restoration, he was able to see multiple generations restored. He has been heavily involved in local church ministry, small group leadership, youth ministry, and traveling evangelism. His true passion is for the love of Jesus to be made famous and he feels that the Christian Ashram is a perfect place for that to happen. Last year, he attended his 35th Christian Ashram. This year he is looking forward to serving in Minnesota.
- Bible Teacher – Samuel Stanley Jones: Samuel Stanley Jones is a theological student currently pursuing his Master of Sacred Theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He will be graduating this spring. E. Stanley Jones’ teachings had a profound influence on his parents and grandparents. They wanted to include “Stanley Jones” when naming him. Samuel is from South India originally. He’s a singer, worship leader and in a gospel band.
- Music – Tom Anderson: Tom Anderson grew up in South Minneapolis where he met his wife Beckie. After going to college in Chicago (North Park University), he studied theology and biblical studies at Bethel Seminary and London School of Theology and has taught courses on the Bible at North Central University and Crown College. Tom plays several instruments and has been blessed to lead music at the Ashram in past years. Tom, Beckie and their three kids, Marcus, Miles and Malia live in Minneapolis where they attend and serve at Iglesia Nueva Salem/New Salem Church, a Spanish and English bi-lingual congregation seeking Christ centered transformation of individuals, families and the community.