BCC Speakers

July 20-22, 2017 Conference

We are excited about the opportunity to have the following excellent speakers ministering to us:

Brad Bigney. Brad earned his M.Div from Columbia Biblical Seminary, is an ACBC certified counselor and has been serving as the Senior Pastor of Grace Fellowship Evangelical Free Church in Florence, KY since 1996. He and his dear wife Vicki have five children.




Randy Patten.  Director of Training and Advancement, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Randy led the organization for sixteen years as the Executive Director when it was known as the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC). He has served as a senior pastor and a pastor to pastors and consultant to churches. He was a trainer and counselor at Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries in Lafayette, IN, for over twenty-four years. Randy and Cindy have been married for forty-four years and have two adult married children and six grandchildren and are longtime members of College Park Church, Indianapolis, IN.

Heath Lambert
Heath is the Executive Director at the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, which has training centers and certified counselors in 29 countries. He currently serves as the Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL and is a faculty member at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and their undergraduate instituion, Boyce College, where he has taught since 2006. Heath is a founding council board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Family Ministry and Journal of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and is the author of a number of books. Heath and his wife Lauren have 3 children.

Tanner Ripley
Born and raised on a ranch in the Highwood Mountains, Tanner attended MSU where he got involved in a Bible study that the Lord used as a catalyst to radically alter his life and eternity. In 2011, he began an internship at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman that led to an associate pastoral ministry there through 2015. He has since served as an associate pastor at Emmanuel Bible Church in Great Falls where he continues to pursue a Masters of Divinity and ACBC Certification . Tanner and his wife Brooke were married in 2013 and have two daughters, Harmony and Meg and expecting their third child in June. When he's not preaching, studying or spending time with men, Tanner enjoys doing anything outdoors...including hunting, fishing, and hiking.

Brad Wright. Brad earned his Bachelors at Montana Stateand his Masters and Ph.D. at Penn State in engineering. Brad’s career has focused mostly on product design and development, and has included work in aerospace, architeture, research and academia. Brad is currently the Vice President of a Bozeman biotechnology firm, and serves on the Elder Board and the Counseling Committee at Grace Bible Church and is a board member of Montana Bible College. Brad is married to his charming wife Cindy and has two adult daughters.


Dan and Pam Gannon. Dr. Dan and Pam Gannon serve as part of the counseling team at Grace Bible Church, in Bozeman, Montana and Dan serves on the elder board as well. Dan, as a retired Orthopedic Surgeon and Pam, as a registered nurse, bring their understanding of medical issues into the biblical counseling world and use their training as certified Biblical Counselors to address many of the aspects of the relationship between the medical world and Biblical counseling. Dan and Pam are also frequent speakers at training conferences hosted by ACBC around the country. Dan and Pam also teach several classes in the biblical counseling program at Montana Bible College. Dan and Pam have two grown children.

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