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Renovate Galveston Speakers
September 20-21, 2019

Karl Vaters​​​

Karl Vaters is the author of two books about small churches.

Small Church Essentials: Field-Tested Principles for Leading a Healthy Congregation of Under 250

The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches and the Small Thinking That Divides Us

On his blog Pivot, he writes about Innovative Leadership from a Small Church Perspective for several times a week. He’s also the founder of, a ministry that encourages, connects and equips innovative small church pastors.

Dr. Tom Cheyney

Dr. Tom Cheyney serves the Greater Orlando Baptist Association as their Executive Director of Missions. Prior to coming to GOBA Tom served at the North American Mission Board in the Church Planting Group as the Team Leader for the Resource Delivery Team. Tom is a nationally recognized conference leader in Church Revitalization, Church Planting, and Church Health.  Tom has taught on five continents and is an Oxford University Distinguished Scholars Student from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary