The 5 Solas of the Reformation

A Conference For The Glory Of God In Christ Celebrating 500 Years of the Protestant Reformation: Meeting Oct 6th-7th


The 5 Solas of the Reformation

A Conference For The Glory Of God In Christ Celebrating 500 Years of the Protestant Reformation: Meeting Oct 6th-7th




We exist to promote Christ-Centeredness in all matters in all churches.  

2017 Conference Overview

This Years Theme

Our theme: "The Five Solas of the Reformation" was chosen to commemorate the 500th anniversary of The Protestant Reformation. 500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the chapel door at Wittenburg on October 31, 1517, sparking The Protestant Reformation.  Our conference will focus on the great biblical doctrines which emerged from the Reformation, changed the world, and became known as the Five Solas of The Protestant Reformation.

Dr. Tom Nettles, one of the leading Baptist historians in America, will speak in two sessions on the history of the Reformation and the importance of the Five Solas in today’s churches. Additionally, five other speakers, all from local churches in Southwest Oklahoma, will preach sermons that are focused on each of the Five Solas:  Sola Scriptura  Scripture Alone,  Sola Fide Faith Alone,  Sola Gratia  Grace Alone,  Solus Christus Christ Alone, and  Soli Deo Gloria The Glory of God Alone.

Our conference is meant to encourage and build up the Church. We believe the foundational truths of the Five Solas have the potential and ability to bring reformation, health and unleash evangelism in our churches as they emerge from the text of Scripture, are Christ-Centered and ultimately bring Glory to God. 


This conference is for any Christian and is meant to challenge, equip and inspire you, from God's Word, to make Christ the center of all of life.  In addition, we hope to promote Christ-Centeredness in all matters, in all churches, in an age of man-centeredness. 

Additionally, this conference will be great for high school, college and young married couples, middle-aged, and older brothers and sisters, as we all are confronted with, and learning what it means to live in, a growing post/anti-Christian culture.  Our aim is to present the Gospel and the Gospel-shaped worldview as they are presented by the Five Solas in a way that will equip people to understand the world in which they live, boldly stand for Christ and live for the Glory of God. 

The Christ-Centered Churches Conference is free for any person who is not a Christian.  We would love for you to come and observe what Christ-Centered worship and teaching are like and about.  Our hope is to present the truths of who Jesus is and what He has done as clearly as possible. And also to teach with clarity the foundational truths that have come to be known as the Five Solas of the Protestant Reformation. 

We hope to see you there! 


2017 Conference Schedule

Christ-Centered Churches Conference begins Friday, October 6th and ends Saturday, Obctober 7th and includes free lunch on Saturday and free books, along with other resources. It includes five main sessions of Christ-exalting worship and preaching.  Additionally, Saturday will feature four breakout sessions for you to choose from during lunch.  


October 6

  • 5:45pm – Doors Open/Check In/On-Site Registration
  • 6:30pm – Welcome
  • 6:40pm – Session 1 (Dr. Tom Nettles: The 5 Solas Historical Significance)
  • 7:45 – Break
  • 8:00pm – Session 2 (Josh King: Scripture Alone  Sola Scriptura)


October 7

  • 9:00am –  Doors Open
  • 9:30am –  Session 3 (Dusty Deevers: Faith Alone Sola Fide)
  • 10:45am –  Break
  • 11:00am – Session 4  (Dr. Billy Elkins: Grace Alone  Sola Gratia)
  • 12:15-1:30pm – Lunch provided on site
  • 12:45pm–  Optional Q&A with Dr. Nettles
  • 1:30pm –  Session 5 (George Mayes: Christ Alone  Solus Christus)
  • 2:45pm –  Break
  • 3:00pm Session 6 (Jay Jones: The Glory of God Alone  Soli Deo Gloria)
  • 4:15pm  –  Break
  • 4:30pm –  Session 7 (Dr. Nettles: The 5 Solas Today)


Included With Admission

Friday's refreshments; Saturday's lunch; Five free books and other resources!




Proclaiming the excellencies of Jesus Christ


Proclaiming the excellencies of Jesus Christ

"I have grounded my preaching upon the literal word; he that pleases may follow me; he that will not may stay." – Martin Luther

2017 Main Session Speakers


Dr. Tom Nettles


Sessions 1 and 7 on The Five Solas and Reformation

Dr. Nettles is one of the leading Baptist Historians in America.  He has most recently served as the Professor of Historical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He previously taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he was Professor of Church History and Chair of the Department of Church History. Prior to that, he taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with numerous journal articles and scholarly papers, Dr. Nettles is the author and editor of nine books. Among his books are By His Grace and For His Glory; Baptists and the Bible, and Why I Am a Baptist


Josh King

 Josh King: Christ-Centered Churches Conference Speaker

Session 2:  Sola Scriptura  Scripture Alone

Josh has been a pastor at FBC Meridian since 2011 and serves as their primary preaching elder. Josh grew up in Eakly, Oklahoma on a peanut farm. After attending seminary in Texas he returned to Oklahoma as an associate pastor in Tulsa before coming to Meridian. He married Bethany in 2001 and they have four sons.

Church: First Baptist Church Meridian


Dusty Deevers

 Dusty Deevers: Christ-Centered Churches Conference Speaker

Session 3: Sola Fide  Faith Alone

Dusty Deevers is a pastor at First Baptist Church of Elgin. He holds a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He married Christina in 2004. They have five wonderful children. Dusty is committed to the Elgin community serving as a baseball coach and managing the Elgin Discount Pharmacy. 

Church: First Baptist Church Elgin


Dr. Billy Elkins

 Billy Elkins: Christ-Centered Churches Conference Speaker

Session 5: Sola Gratia  Grace Alone

Billy Elkins is the senior pastor of Trinity Baptist Chickasha. He and his wife Cryss have three sons and a daughter-in-law. He holds a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX. and a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Philosophy from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.

Church:  Trinity Church Chickasha


George Mayes

 George Mayes: Christ-Centered Churches Conference Speaker

Session 6: Solus Christus  Christ Alone

George is a graduate of both Oklahoma Baptist University with a BA in English Literature (2003) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky with an Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry (2015). He has served as senior pastor of Northwest Baptist Church since October 2015.

George is married to Julia and they have three children: Rolen (9), Abigail (3), and Phinehas (2).

Church: Northwest Baptist Church


Jay Jones

 Jay Jones: Christ-Centered Churches Conference Speaker

Session 7: Soli Deo Gloria  The Glory of God Alone

Jay is the lead teaching pastor and one of the elders of Redeemer Community Church of Cache. Prior to becoming a pastor Jay served 9 years in the Army as an officer. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Expository Preaching at the The Masters Seminary under Dr. Steve Lawson. Jay is passionate about helping others see the supremacy of Christ and how He is the most relevant thing for their lives. Jay has been married to Angie for 15 years. They have two wonderful children; Drake and Brooke. 

Church: Redeemer Community Church of Cache




Christ-Centered Churches Conference

2017 Registration Open

Included with registration: Saturday's lunch, several free books and resources!

We challenge and encourage you to bring a guest with you who is not a Christian. 

*If you bring a guest who is a not a Christian, their attendance is free!  After you register please contact the event organizer through Eventbrite and notify us that you are bringing a guest so we can prepare to serve everyone better. 
** If you are not a Christian and will be coming by yourself please email
Early Bird Price of $15.00 Ends Oct 5th.    Regular admission will be $20.00.