The call to ministry can seem like the most complex decision to wade through. We want to help. The Called conference is a one-day event, Saturday, August 5th, designed to help young women and young men (high school through college) who are dealing with the life-changing call to ministry.

The cost is just $30 a person.

More info on Called 2023 coming soon!


Dr. Jamie Dew

Dr. Jamie Dew is the president of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dew’s academic credentials include two Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees—a Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. Dew’s Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry is from SEBTS and his Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies is from Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa, Ga.
Dew served as senior pastor of Stony Hill Baptist Church, Wake Forest, NC, for eight years and in a variety of church ministry positions including minister to adults, youth minister, and interim pastor.

Dew and his wife Tara are the parents of two sets of twins – Natalie and Nathan, Samantha and Samuel. Tara Dew holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree from SEBTS that is focused on the preparedness of pastors’ wives.

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Worship Leader

Jared Shepherd

Jared is a worship pastor for college & contemporary services at Calvary Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa, AL, in addition to being a member of the band, Iron City Worship.  He has a heart for raising up the next generation of the Church through worship, teaching, and discipleship. Jared has a background in business management and marketing and is pursuing a Masters degree from Fuller Theological Seminary to be better equipped to love and serve the Church and continue to raise up leaders through worship and teaching. Jared is married to his wife, Clara, and they have a son, Khyden.


Saturday, August 5


Samford University




10:00      General Session 
11:15        Breakout Session 
12:30       Lunch
1:30         General Session 2 
2:45        Breakout 2
4:00       General Session 3 
5:00        Dismiss 

Breakout Sessions

Coming Soon!