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 over 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.”

Join us, along with guest speakers Geoff Chang of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Nolen Wood of Life Church of Athens, for FMS > Atlanta.



Monday, February 26, 2024
Check-in and Breakfast | 8:30 – 9:30 am
Conference  |  9:30 am – 4:30 pm


Includes conference resources, breakfast, and lunch

2024 Speakers

Geoff Chang

Assistant Professor of Historical Theology and Curator of the Spurgeon Library
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Geoff Chang serves as Assistant Professor of Church History and Historical Theology and the Curator of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. Prior to this, he served on the ministry staff at Houston Chinese Church (Houston, TX) and Capitol Hill Baptist Church (Washington, DC), and most recently as associate pastor at Hinson Baptist Church (Portland, OR). He is the author of Spurgeon the Pastor: Recovering a Biblical and Theological Vision for Ministry. He is married to Stephanie, and they have three children.

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Nolen Wood

Lead Pastor
Life Church of Athens
Athens, GA

Nolen has been serving as the Lead Pastor of Life Church since January 2017. He is a native of Carrollton, Georgia and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in 2009. Later he earned his Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and in 2022 completed his Doctorate of Ministry from Liberty University. Nolen also serves on staff with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at UGA as the Men’s Basketball Chaplain and Athens-Clarke County area director.

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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.

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Women’s Luncheon

All women are invited to a special luncheon to connect with one another and hear from guest speaker, Stephanie Chang. Stephanie is married to Geoff Chang and lives with their family in Kansas City, MO. She has diverse experience working on Capitol Hill in DC, as an elementary teacher, a paralegal, and is currently the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at Wornall Road Baptist Church. After supporting her husband in his pastoral ministry in Portland, OR for a decade, she began a different journey with her family in the Midwest, working outside the home part-time and partly homeschooling their three children. This lunch is included in the cost of registration.

2024 Schedule

Morning Session

8:30 am Check-in and Breakfast
9:30 am Welcome
10:00 am Session I | The Chosen: A Fresh Look at Unconditional Election, Aaron Menikoff
11:05 am Break
11:25 am Session II | Waiting on the Rain, James 5:7-8, Nolen Wood

Afternoon Session

12:30 pm Lunch & Women’s Luncheon
2:00 pm Session III | Panel Discussion, Nate Akin, Geoff Chang, and Aaron Menikoff
3:00 pm Break
3:10 pm Session IV | How Spurgeon Fought for Healthy Churches, Geoff Chang
4:30 pm Conference Concludes

Aaron Menikoff speaking at the Feed My Sheep conference

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ACME Fellowship Dinner

Following Feed My Sheep on February 26, 2024 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Location: Mount Vernon Baptist Church

Cost: $10 per person

Church pastors are invited for a special dinner following Feed My Sheep for those interested in learning more about the Association of Churches for Missions & Evangelism (ACME). We invite you to come hear more from Aaron Menikoff, ACME Chairman, and others about why they have led their churches to join this exciting new fellowship. Purchase your ticket using the Feed My Sheep registration page as an add-on ticket. Sign ups end February 19. Due to the limited space for this event, we are asking that no more than 1-2 representatives per church sign up.

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