Our theme for 2014 is Rooted in Christ taken from Colossians 2:6-7
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.”
Here are our session topics and speakers for 2014:
Rooted in Christ
Becky Romine–Madison, AL
We can only be rooted in Christ when we devote ourselves to studying His Word.. When we read and diligently study the scripture, our roots will grow deeper and deeper. We will be like the plant in the “good soil” drinking from everlasting water. The plant that has deep roots can withstand trials and tribulations. That plant will flourish and be a blessing to God and others.
Kimberly Clayton–New Smyrna Beach, FL
Women of faith honor God and direct their lives in all things according to His will. The world may think it strange the way faithful women fulfill their earthly relationships. By remembering that faith permeates every facet of our lives, we will bring glory to God and fulfill what he expects us to be no matter our ability.
Grounded in Love
Denise Bowman–Deer Park, TX
Love should be our motivation for everything we do and say or it will not be acceptable to God. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind an with all your strength and love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” The love of our neighbor is a natural and logical outgrowth of love for God.
Evangelism with Love
Debbi Walton–Huntsville, AL
Telling other people about God is the supreme act of love, selfless love. We can fulfill the obligations to our family, our neighbors, our congregations and society if we bring glory to God by sharing His message of salvation to all.
2014 Speaker Bios
Becky Romine was born in Russellville, AL to Benjie and Mary Jane Norris. She met her husband, Brent Romine, at Florida College in 1986. She and Brent began their married life in Huntsville, AL and have since lived in Atlanta, GA, Chelmsford, MA and Alexandria, VA. Five years ago they returned “home” to Huntsville to be nearer to family and to give their children opportunity to finally live close to grandparents. They have one son, Brock, who will attend Florida College in the Fall and two teenage daughters, Baylee and Beth. Becky was a homemaker until recently when she began assisting her husband in their new company in the defense contracting industry. She enjoys reading, running, and teaching children’s and Ladies’ Bible classes.
Kimberly Clayton is no stranger to change. As the youngest of three children in a military family, the dynamism of life constantly surrounded her. However, the greatest constancy in her life was her family. One of the greatest transitions in her life was her father’s retirement from a Command Sargent Major to a full time gospel preacher. Continuing to make change in her life, she graduated high school in Columbus, GA and pursued a bachelor’s in Psychology at Davidson College, in North Carolina. Upon her completion, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine with a Doctorate of Medicine. After completing her residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, she quickly struck out to leave the frigid north to work in Concord, North Carolina, as a general surgeon. While in Concord, Cleveland, and Detroit she was presented with various opportunities to labor with the saints and teach. Again in a move farther south, Brooksville, Florida, she continued to develop her professional and business skills for five years in a solo surgical practice. However, growing weary and through God’s direction, she moved from the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic Coast of Florida. Currently, she is a part of a surgical group at Bertfish Medical Center and worships with fellow Christians at the Central church of Christ in New Smyrna Beach. In addition to cultivating change in her life physically, just ask her about holistic medicine, diet, and exercise, as she is interested in helping others realize they need to make change and come to know Christ.
Denise Bowman If it weren’t for her faith, Denise Bowman would aspire to be a megastar on Broadway. The intrepid entertainer and Florida College Friends performer left behind the smell of grease paint to steer children away from television and into the wonders of literature. A junior high school librarian and adjunct children’s literature instructor at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Denise spends her free time raising funds for cancer research through Relay for Life and throwing tennis balls for her adoring-but-insistent mini-dachshund, Bogie. She enjoys musicals as well as a variety of arts and crafts. She is the daughter of Dee and Norma Bowman, frequent Bible class teacher at Southside Church of Christ in Pasadena, Texas.
Debbi Walton Originally from Murfreesboro, TN, Debbi Walton attended Middle TN State Univ, where she met Frank, who would be instrumental in her conversion and become her husband. Frank has preached now for over 30 years and is presently preaching in Saraland, AL, just outside of Mobile. Debbi and Frank have worked with churches in TN, SC, AZ, and AL. One of the blessings of being a preacher’s wife is you have a really big church family from all of your moves!
Debbi and Frank are also blessed with 3 daughters, Rachel 25, married to Matt Kirby. Lily 20, and Michaela 18. Lily and Michaela are attending Auburn University.
Debbi has been in the health industry for over 30 years. She has run corporate and interstate fitness businesses. While living in the Nashville area, she was the fitness expert on the live T.V. show, Talk of the Town. For the last 11 years, she has owned a Juice Plus+ Franchise and is a National Marketing Director with the company. She tours the country speaking on fitness and nutrition for better health.
Debbi feels that if you take care of your temple, you can have more energy and vitality to serve the Lord.
And of course her bigger passion is living for, and serving Him. When you hear her conversion story, you may just understand why she is so passionate that we all freely share the GOOD NEWS.