Dr. Harry Reeder
Dr. Harry Reeder is Senior Pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. He has served the Lord in numerous ways over the past 35 years including ministering through daily radio programs, In Perspective, Today in Perspective, and Fresh Bread. He is passionate about the ministry of church revitalization and has authored, From Embers to a Flame: How God Can Revitalize Your Church as well as The Leadership Dynamic. He has led Embers Conferences all over the world including South Africa, Kenya, Australia, Uganda, Brazil, Ireland, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Rev. Joe Franks
Rev. Joe Franks serves as the Executive Director of Embers to a Flame. Prior to his role at Embers, he pastored for twelve years in South Carolina and eight years in South Florida. He holds a MDiv from Knox Theological Seminary and a ThM from Westminster Theological Seminary, and has served as a Senior Pastor in both a church plant and a church revitalization. Joe has been married to Laura since 1991. He has two children in college and one in high school. He is also the National Ministries Pastor at Briarwood Presbyterian Church where he focuses on church planting, church revitalization, and para-church partnerships.
Mr. Joe Weatherly serves as The Fanning the Flame coach and president of Weatherly Consulting, a company committed to increasing kingdom effectiveness by ensuring clarity of vision, careful planning, and effective accountability structures for churches. With four years of pastoral experience, Joe also has 35 years of experience building vision and creating strategic plans in a multi-national financial services company.
Rev. Lynn Downing
Rev. Lynn Downing served as Pastor of Church Revitalization at Briarwood Presbyterian Church from 2008-2017, after serving 37 years as a Senior Pastor at Lake Osborne Presbyterian Church in Lake Worth, Florida. Lynn has served on several regional and national committees in his denomination, including both home and foreign missions ministries. He has ministered to missionaries on fields in South America, Asia, and Europe.
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