The Road Family Ministry
a ministry of the church of Christ on McDermott Road

The Conference


The Road Family Conference 2020


Fearless Faith | January 25, 2020

Keynote Speakers


Phil Brookman is the preaching minister for the Memorial Road Church of Christ in Edmond, Oklahoma. Phil and his wife Mary have two daughters, Anna and Heidi. Before transitioning into the role of preaching minister, Phil served as Memorial Road’s Youth Minister for seven years. Phil studied at Oklahoma Christian earning both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Bible. Phil has a passion for preaching God’s word and also enjoys a good game of ping pong.


Wes McAdams is the preaching minister for the church of Christ on McDermott Road. He and his wife, Hollee have two sons, Malachi and Noah. Wes has a degree in biblical studies from Amridge University and spent nearly a decade in youth and family ministry before he began preaching. Wes and Hollee have a passion for helping families grow closer to Jesus. Wes enjoys hanging out with his family, watching super hero movies, and writing. Wes is the author of the popular Radically Christian blog. 

Class Teachers


Dr. Houston Heflin teaches ministry and spiritual formation at Abilene Christian University. He and his wife Karen, have four daughters. Houston is a member of the North American Professors of Christian Education, as well as the Association of Youth Ministry Educators. Houston worked as both a youth minister and a spiritual formation minister in churches in Texas and Colorado for twelve years. Houston completed his Bachelors and Master’s degree in ministry at ACU and his Doctorate in Education at Southern Seminary.


Dr. Ben Myers is an associate minister at the Greenville Avenue Church of Christ in Richardson, Texas. Ben and his wife Carolyn have been with Greenville Avenue for 35 years, both serving in a variety of ways. Ben’s primary focus has been outreach, teaching, leadership development, and counseling. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice. Ben has developed a Family Life Ministry (FLM) outreach that displays the love of Christ, manifested through self-help groups, pre-marriage, marriage, and individual counseling. Among his strong educational background, Ben earned his Doctor of Ministry in Christian Counseling. He also served his country in the U.S. Air Force.


James Waugh is the preaching minister for the Lakehoma Church of Christ in Mustang, Oklahoma. James and his wife Deborah have three adult children, Derek, Haley, and Logan. The Waughs are also blessed with six wonderful grandchildren. James served as the youth minister and community outreach minister at the Memorial Road church for over twenty years before transitioning into preaching. James has served as the preaching minister for churches in Tennessee, Texas and Oklahoma.  James received his degree in Bible from Oklahoma Christian.


Dr. Gordon Dabbs is the preaching minister for the Prestoncrest Church of Christ in Dallas, Texas. He has been married to Ila since 1993 and they have two really cool kids, Claudia and David. Gordon is an Oklahoma Christian graduate who has received extensive graduate education earning a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma as well as Master’s degrees from O.U. (Ethics) and from Lubbock Christian University (Bible Interpretation). Gordon has aslo served as a Campus Minister and a Church Planter in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.       


Fearless Faith | Topics

Keynote Sessions:

Being a Disciple in Today’s Culture | Parenting in a Political World | Raising Faithful Kids in Today’s World

Class Sessions:

Parenting towards Spiritual Maturity

Parenting in a Sexually Confused Culture

Parenting in a Shame Driven Culture

Parenting in a Post-Modern World