Ends of the Earth Next Door | Missions Conference

Ends of the Earth Next Door | Missions Conference

Thursday, February 29, 2024, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Gateway Seminary, 3210 E. Guasti Rd., Ontario, CA US 91761-8642

Website: https://MC2024.eventbrite.com

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Featuring guest speakers David Garrison & Terry Sharp

Register for Gateway Seminary's annual missions conference! Join us to learn about the global migration of unreached people groups to global gateway cities.

Gateway students can take this conference for class credit by registering for I2999-11 or I2999-61, “Kim School Conference.” This 1-credit course includes the conference lectures and lunch discussion, and some additional reading and writing assignments.

Students who register for the class I2999-11 or I2999-61 do not need to pay for a ticket to the conference. Email for more information on registering for the conference as a class.


Main Sessions

Ends of the Earth Next Door | David Garrison

For nearly four decades, Dr. David Garrison has been a missionary pioneer in understanding church planting movements among unreached peoples. He has a PhD in historical theology from the University of Chicago. His books Church Planting Movements (2004), and A Wind in the House of Islam (2014) have been translated into more than 20 languages. Garrison has served as a missionary in North Africa and India, and as the Associate Vice President for Global Strategy at the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. Garrison most recently served as the executive director of Global Gates, a ministry in 29 global gateway cities which seeks to reach the world's least-reached peoples through global gateway cities.

Reaching the Nations Next Door | Terry Sharp

Terry Sharp served as an IMB missionary in Spain and Brazil before spending ten years at the Tennessee Baptist Convention as a director—first in the language church planting department, and later in partnership missions. He has also served on the staff of numerous churches, the last as missions pastor. He retired in 2023 from the IMB after 28 years of service, most recently serving as Director of Convention Relations and Diaspora Mobilization.


  • 9:30 a.m. | Registration Opens
  • 10:00 a.m. | Main session: Reaching Muslims Next Door with David Garrison
  • 11:00 a.m. | Main session: Ends of the Earth Next Door with Garrison
  • 12:00 p.m. | Lunch Q&A with Garrison and Jeff Iorg
  • 1:15 p.m. | Breakout sessions
  • 2:30 p.m. | Breakout sessions
  • 3:30 p.m. | Main session: Reaching the Nations Next Door with Terry Sharp

Breakout Speakers

  • Victor Chayasirisobhon, Orange County Southern Baptist Association
  • Stu Cocanougher, Southcliff Church, Ft Worth, TX
  • Allen Krueger, First Baptist Concord, TN
  • Oscar Sanchez, California Southern Baptist Convention
  • Terry Sharp, International Mission Board (retired)