Date: May 29-June 2, 2015

Location: Narkis Street Congregation in Jerusalem

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Robert “Bob” Lindsey passed away twenty years ago on May 31, 1995. He and his wife, Margaret, lived and ministered in Israel from 1945 to 1987 with the Baptist Convention in Israel. For many of those years he pastored the Narkis Street Baptist Congregation in Jerusalem, Israel.

From May 29 to June 2, 2015, Narkis Street Congregation hosted a conference on Bob Lindsey’s legacy as pastor, scholar, and passionate disciple of Jesus. This conference was a time of remembrance, reflection, and renewal. We looked not only at his legacy, but also explored how our congregation has since developed and we carry on that spiritual heritage.

In order to understand Bob’s legacy at our congregation and among the peoples of this Land, we examined the unique history of this property, Baptist House. We walked through modern day Jerusalem discussing the city’s 20th century history in relation to Bob’s work. We crossed no man’s land, the pre-1967 border between West and East Jerusalem, recounting when Bob attempted to rescue 15-year-old Edward Zoumout in 1961. On May 30, we celebrated a special Bible Study and Worship Service at Narkis Street Congregation with meal. On the final two days, 16 speakers presented papers that examined different aspects of Bob Lindsey’s impact upon Israel and the Church, New Testament scholarship, and evangelical practice.

Conference Schedule

29 May, Fri – Tour, Presentation, and Discussion of Baptist House History
10:00am-1:30pm Baptist House Chapel

30 May, Sat – Shabbat at Narkis St. Congregation, Baptist House
9:30am Bible Study Panel Discussion: Kingdom of Heaven Panel: Randall Buth, Brad Young, David Bivin, Steven Notley,Halvor Ronning
11:00am Worship Service
Congregational Meal after the Service

31 May, Sun – Walking Tour in Jerusalem. A Tale of Two Houses and the Trail of Bob Lindsey
10:45am-2:30pm Meet at Baptist House and then we will walk to Jerusalem House
​Lunch will be served at Jerusalem House

1 June, Mon – Lindsey Conference in the Baptist House Chapel
9:30-10am Welcome and Open

10:00-12:50pm Session One
10:00-10:40am Speaker 1: Gary Alley “Why Legacy Matters”
10:40-11:20am Speaker 2: David Bivin “My Father in Israel”

Break (15 min)

11:35-12:15pm Speaker 3: Chuck Kopp “The Heart of a Pastor”
12:15-12:55pm Speaker 4: Liz Kopp “The Music Man”

Lunch will be served

1:50-5:00pm Session Two
2:00-2:40pm Speaker 5: Ray Pritz “The ‘Lindsey Bob’: Bob the Baptizer”
2:40-3:20pm Speaker 6: Brad Young “The Miracles of Jesus”

Break (15 min)

3:35-4:15pm Speaker 7: Yoni Gerrish, “The Gospel of Mark’s Exodus Play”
4:15-4:55pm Speaker 8: Halvor Ronning “Why Lukan Priority”

2 June, Tue – Lindsey Conference in the Baptist House Chapel
9:30-10am Open

10:00am-12:50pm Session Three
10:00-10:40am Speaker 9: Jordash Kiffiak: “Loving God with All Your Mind”
10:40-11:20am Speaker 10: Lois Tverberg “Jesus’ Bold Messianic Claims”

Break (15 min)

11:35-12:15pm Speaker 11: Randall Buth “Biblical Languages and the Synoptic Problem”
12:15-12:55pm Speaker 12: Steve Notley “Iron Sharpens Iron”

Lunch will be served

2:00-5:00pm Session Four
2:00-2:40pm Speaker 13: Dan Hummel “Robert Lindsey and American Evangelicalism”
2:40-3:20pm Speaker 14: Danny Kopp “Evangelicals and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”

Break (15 min)

3:35-4:15pm Speaker 15: Brian (Baruch) Kvasnica “Israel, Lindsey, and Jewish Practice”
4:15-4:55pm Speaker 16: David Pileggi “When You See Jerusalem Surrounded by Armies”