Anthony Bailey

Lead Minister, Parkdale United Church, Ottawa, Canada

Rob Bell

Bestselling author, international teacher, and public speaker

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Founding Pastor, House for All Sinners and Saints, Denver

Barbara Brown Taylor

Professor of Religion, Piedmont College

Walter Brueggemann

Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary

Amy Butler

Senior Pastor, The Riverside Church of New York

Anna Carter Florence

Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary

Cláudio Carvalhaes

Associate Professor of Worship at Union Theological Seminary

Ashley Cleveland

Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter

Samuel Cruz

Associate Professor of Church and Society, Union Theological Seminary

The Fleshpots of Egypt

Bluegrass Music Group

Yvette Flunder

Founder and Senior Pastor, City of Refuge United Church of Christ, Presiding Bishop, The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries

David Gambrell - Liturgist

Festival Liturgist

Adam Hamilton

Founding Pastor, United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS

Dawn Hand - Liturgist


Rev. Grace Imathiu

Lead Pastor, Community UMC and International Speaker

The Rev. Micah Jackson

Bishop John Elbridge Hines Associate Professor of Preaching and Director of Comprehensive Wellness, Seminary of the Southwest

Rolf Jacobson

Professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary

Karoline Lewis

Associate Professor of Biblical Preaching and the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary

Jennifer Lord

The Dorothy B. Vickery Professor of Homiletics and Liturgical Studies, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

David Lose

President, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

Los Conquistadores - Mariachi

Premier Young Mariachi Group

Alma de Jalisco - Mariachi

Best Mariachi group serving Orange County, TX

Alyce McKenzie

Le Van Professor of Preaching and Worship Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Director, Center for Preaching Excellence

Brian McLaren

Author, speaker and activist

Otis Moss III

Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie

Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Luke Powery

Dean of Duke University Chapel & Associate Professor of Homiletics at the Divinity School

Fr. Michael Renninger

Pastor, St. Mary Catholic Church in Richmond, VA

Bishop Craig Satterlee

Author, preacher, bishop, teacher, conference speaker, congregational consultant, "entrepreneurial leader,” “churchman”

Cindy Senarighi

Author, Speaker and Co-founder/CEO of Yogadevotion

Matt Skinner

Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary

Minton Sparks

Southern Author, Storyteller, Poet and Songwriter

Raquel St. Clair Lettsome

Associate Minister at Union A.M.E. Church and Managing Partner of Say AMEN!

Lisa L. Thompson

Assistant Professor of Homiletics, Union Theological Seminary

Will Willimon

Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School

Cindy Senarighi, Yogadevotion

Pastor Cindy Senarighi to lead yoga - Please bring your own mats! All classes are free!


25th Festival of Homiletics - 2017 San Antonio, TX

"Preaching on the Borders"

Be inspired by God’s Word proclaimed by some of the nation’s finest preachers and teachers. Experience the fellowship of more than a thousand preachers. Learn and worship in an atmosphere that’s dynamic, friendly, nurturing and prophetic.

Come renew, refresh and recharge your spirit.  Not convinced yet?

Click here to see what attendees have said about the 2016 Festival of Homiletics!

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Festival Blog

What Are You Reading?

What new book are you looking forward picking up at the 2017 Festival of Homiletics? 

At this year's festival, Cokesbury, the retail division of The United Methodist Publishing House, will be providing for our bookstore needs. Founded in 1789, The United Methodist Publishing House is a publisher and distributor to The United Methodist Church and the greater Christian community. Their mission is to reach more people in more places with quality services and resources that help them come to know and deepen their knowledge of God through Jesus Christ, learn to love God, and choose to serve God ...

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Lord, Walk with Me

I want Jesus to walk with me;
I want Jesus to walk with me;
all along my pilgrim journey,
Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.

In my trials, Lord, walk with me;
in my trials, Lord, walk with me;
when my heart is almost breaking,
Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.

3 When I’m in trouble, Lord, walk with me;
when I’m in trouble, Lord, walk with me;
when my head is bowed in sorrow,
Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.[1]


When my head is bowed in sorrow, weary of this world, Lord, walk with me. Let me remember that amidst the shattered brokenness, God’s redeeming light pierces ...

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