John McClendon (Adults)
John speaks and consults churches in areas related to discipleship and Sunday School. He currently serves as the Executive Director, Baptist Association of Christian Educators (BACE) and as Discipleship Pastor, Northside Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He previously worked at LifeWay Christian Resources as the Training & Development Manager and Lead Adult Ministry Specialist.
Patton McClendon (Students)
Patton is the Middle School Minister and Communication Director at Judson Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. He oversees all aspects of the Middle School ministry from Small group leaders to events. He also responsible for communicating the vision of the church the church and community through various outlets. He has served in Children's and now Student Ministries for the past 7 years. In December he will be graduating with a Masters in Theological Studies from MidWestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a passion for working with small group leaders and helping them reach students for God's glory.
Brenda Fondren (Children)
Brenda has been a public school teacher for over 26 years teaching grades K-12 and now serves as the Curriculum and Instruction Specialist for Bay Haven Charter Schools in Panama City, Florida. Her greatest joy, though, is teaching 5th grade Sunday School at Hiland Park Baptist Church. Brenda has led Children Sunday School training and VBS training in Florida, Texas, and Missouri. She believes that sharing God's love with children is one of our greatest responsibilities as "kingdom builders."