Mount Vernon Baptist Church

Feed My Sheep


Feed My Sheep is a one-day conference to equip and encourage church leaders in truth, leadership, and fellowship

For ten years, Feed My Sheep has sought to be a conference that is theologically rich and relationally warm. We live in a day and age where national denominations are riddled with controversy. We should work hard to reclaim fellowship through doctrinal unity, and it begins at the local level. Feed My Sheep is a humble attempt to reclaim such fellowship. It is not a conference about building bigger ministries but about leaning into our all-sufficient God in ministry. Ralph Turnbull put it well:

We may be perfectly sure that the one thing which we all know about the craft or mystery of the ministry is our sense of failure in it. The ideal allures us to ever-increasing attainment and the well which is deep is within every godly life, and daily we may keep on drinking from the living water of the Spirit. The cistern contains, but a fountain overflows. Here is the secret of divine affluence, being “filled with all the fulness of God.”

So join us, along with guest speakers Phil Newton of The Pillar Network and Bert Daniel from Crawford Avenue Baptist Church, for FMS > Atlanta.



Monday, February 13, 2023
Check-in and Breakfast | 8:30 – 9:30 am
Conference  |  9:30 am – 4:30 pm


Includes conference resources, breakfast, and lunch

2023 Speakers

Phil Newton

Director of Pastoral Care & Mentoring
The Pillar Network


Phil A. Newton served in pastoral leadership for 35 years, with most of his time at South Woods Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. He spent three decades training men for ministry and leading international mission trips. Since the spring of 2022, he has served with the Pillar Network as the Director of Pastoral Care & Mentoring. He holds degrees from the University of Mobile (B.A.), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Fuller Theological Seminary (D.Min.), and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ph.D.). He is the author of Elders in Congregational LifeElders in the Life of the Church (with Matt Schmucker), 40 Questions About Pastoral Ministry, and more and has contributed to several journals. Phil and his wife, Karen, are natives of Alabama and have been married since 1975. They have five children and six grandchildren. 

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Bert Daniel

Lead Pastor
Crawford Avenue Baptist Church
Augusta, GA

Bert has served as Lead Pastor at Berea since 2002, and became pastor at Crawford Avenue through the merger process. Bert has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia International University as well as both a Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Nikki have two sons, Noah and Isaiah, and one daughter, Tatom. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, working out, and watching Georgia Tech football.

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Aaron Menikoff

Senior Pastor
Mount Vernon Baptist Church
Sandy Springs, GA

Aaron has served as the Senior Pastor at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Atlanta since 2008. Prior to pastoral ministry, he worked as a legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate. After leaving his career in politics, he went on staff and served as an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. While in seminary, Aaron served as an elder and interim pastor at Third Avenue Baptist Church. He has a M.Div. in Biblical and Theological Studies and Ph.D. in American Church History from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Politics and Piety and Character Matters and an Adjunct Professor of Church History at RTS–Atlanta. Aaron and his wife, Deana, have four children: Rachel, Jonah, Natalie, and Tori.

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Women’s Luncheon

All women are invited to a special luncheon. This time will include a talk from Nikki Daniel from the Proverbs entitled “Babbling Fools and Sword Thrusts.”

Nikki is married to Bert, one of the pastors of Crawford Avenue Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia. She has two sons and a daughter. She enjoys homeschooling, writing, and playing intense games of Settlers of Catan. Nikki graduated with a BA in advertising from the University of Houston and a MATS degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She has published articles with The Gospel Coalition and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.



2023 Tentative Schedule

Morning Session

8:30 am Check-in and Breakfast
9:30 am Welcome
10:00 am Session I | Aaron Menikoff: “Unable to Do Good: A Case for Total Depravity”
11:00 am Break
11:15 am Session II  | Bert Daniel: “The Glory of the Triune God in the Work of Redemption” – Ephesians 1

Afternoon Session

12:30 pm Lunch & Women’s Luncheon
2:00 pm Panel Discussion
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm Session III  |  Phil Newton: “The Pastor’s Sanctification” – 2 Peter 1:1-4
4:30 pm Conference Concludes

Aaron Menikoff speaking at the Feed My Sheep conference

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