2019 Upper Room Conference Speakers
PASTOR DAN HYUN - VILLAGE CHURCH, BaLTIMORE
PASTOR GEORGE HOPKINS - GALLERY CHURCH, BALTIMORE
George Hopkins was born and raised in south Baltimore. He attended Poly High School and then Morgan State University as a student-athlete. George got involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) as a football player at Morgan. After earning his degree he worked full-time with FCA in Baltimore City then he served as a pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Timonium. In 2014 he partnered with twenty people to launch Gallery Church Sowebo—a multi-cultural church actively engaged with the community in Southwest Baltimore. He is currently the Lead Pastor and volunteers with various organizations that help build the city of Baltimore.
PASTOR TALLY WILGIS - CAPTIVATE CHURCH, BALTIMORE
DR. KEVIN SMITH - BAPTIST CONVENTION of MARYLAND/DELAWARE
Dr. Kevin Smith leads the staff of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware. He has experience as a pastor, chaplain, church planter, conference speaker, and short-term missionary. He has studied at Hampton University, the Church of God Theological Seminary, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, subsequently serving on Southern's faculty for a decade. In 2015 he was elected president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Kevin and his wife, Patricia, have three adult children and two great-nephews, Timothy and Josiah. His hobbies include whatever sports his kids are playing and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. His ministry is animated by Jesus' prayer for the unity of His followers in John 17.