Annual STEADFAST Bible Conference
September 16-17th, 2016
featuring special guest Steven Lawson
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Bakersfield Harvey Auditorium & Theater

Presented by Grace Bible Church of Bakersfield

Conference Registration

Below you will find details about registration for our 2016 Conference in Bakersfield, California.


The conference starts Friday, September 16 and continues all day Saturday, September 17 with full-length sessions and a special topical break-out session. Saturday's lunch is provided for all attendees.

Dr. Lawson will also be preaching at
Grace Bible Church on Sunday, September 18.


Conference tickets can be purchased using the link below - you will be redirected to a secure website for payment. Your ticket will allow entrance to all sessions for both days.

Are you a pastor or church leader? Make sure to register for a special hosted Pastor's Lunch that's free with your conference pass!


Please contact Grace Bible Church with any questions you have about registration or conference details.

The church office can be reached by calling
(661) 66-GRACE or e-mailing

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Special Note to Pastors

We want local pastors and church leadership attending the Steadfast Conference!

Encouragement to You

One of the main purposes of STEADFAST is the encouragement of local pastors. We have set aside a special session reserved for registered pastors, elders, and their wives to better equip them to be steadfast in their local ministries. This time will include a special catered lunch and a Q&A with the speakers, along with a chance to obtain additional pastoral resources.

No other local forum exists in the Bakersfield area for like-minded pastors to strengthen one another in this way. We would encourage all local congregations to ensure their pastor is a part of this special event!

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Announced Speakers

See the Conference Schedule for information about this year's breakout speakers and all session topics.

Chris Mueller

Chris Mueller is the teaching pastor of Faith Bible Church in Murrieta, CA and has served in pastoral ministry for over 30 years, including working as executive pastor under John MacArthur at Grace Community Church.
Chris preaches at his home church and other conferences and holds a passion to train men for ministry and has developed the Training Center, a 3-year church-based seminary process for equipping men and furthering discipleship.

Steven Lawson

Steve Lawson is Professor of Preaching at The Master's Seminary and president and founder of OnePassion Ministries, along with being a Teaching Fellow for Ligonier Ministries. He has authored over twenty books including Foundations of Grace and has served as a pastor for over thirty years.
Dr. Lawson teaches and preaches around the world and works to strengthen churches by building strong foundations with the written Word of God.

Steve Swartz

Steve Swartz is the senior pastor of Grace Bible Church in Bakersfield, CA and a graduate of The Master's Seminary, where he is currently completing his Doctorate of Ministry. Author of Shattered Shepherds, Steve's desire is to train men and build up churches to know and teach the Word of God and to equip the local community of believers with impact for the Gospel of Christ.


Tentative 2016 conference schedule. A full schedule will be available to all attendees upon check-in.


6:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration / Check-in
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Session 1: Steven Lawson



8:00am - 9:00am
Registration / Check-in
9:00am - 10:30am
Session 2: Chris Mueller
10:45am - 12:15pm
Session 3: Steve Swartz
12:15pm - 2:00pm
Lunch (Provided)
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Breakout Topics: Various Speakers
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Session 4: Steven Lawson



Sunday Morning Worship Service at Grace Bible Church

10:45am - 12:15pm
Guest Preaching: Steven Lawson

Please note that session times and topics are subject to change.

About Steadfast

The STEADFAST Bible Conference exists to encourage and strengthen the body of Christ to be
"stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard" (Colossians 1:23).

  • Why "Steadfast"?

    We live in an age and culture that makes us want to question everything and not believe that truth is immovable. It's no wonder the Apostle Paul warned us, "Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable." (1 Corinthians 15:58)

  • "Beloved, Be ye STEADFAST in the doctrines of the gospel. Know what you know, and knowing, cling to it."

    Charles H. Spurgeon
    British 19th century "Prince of Preachers"

  • An Encouragement

    This word STEADFAST is crucial in Scriptures and occurs dozens of times, warning us and encouraging believers to be strong in our faith. We know as Christians we are called to be different from our culture, and it is by standing upon God's Word that we are strengthened.

  • "Continue STEADFAST and unmovable in the profession of [your] faith"

    George Whitefield
    Great American 18th Century Preacher


    "...Continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven."

    The Apostle Paul
    Colossians 1:23 (ESV)

Contact Us

Send us a quick message with your questions about the conference. More contact details can be found on Grace Bible Church's Contact page.