Join us on Saturday, August 31st for a conference for the entire family!

To encourage and strengthen families to fulfill their God designed role of knowing God’s Word and making Him known in their own family, in the family of God and in the world.


Although the conference is offered free of charge we are asking all participants to please register as soon as possible and no later than Friday, August 23rd.  This will allow the conference hospitality team to properly prepare.

Conference Details

The conference will be held at First Baptist Church of Hamburg (directions) and  afternoon activities and dinner will be at Chestnut Ridge Park (directions).


8:30 – Registration opens

9:00 – Main Session – The Theological Community Called Home

10:00 – Workshops

10:50 – Family activity

11:45 – Lunch

12:30 – Workshops

1:30 – Main Session – An Essential Doctrine for Every Theofam 

3:00 – Activities at Ridge

5:00 – Picnic at the Ridge


A complementary lunch will be served at the church and a picnic dinner will be provided at Chestnut Ridge Park.


There is a limited amount of complimentary lodging available supplied by the host church.  Please contact the church office at (716) 649-3823.  This housing will be on a first come first served basis.


This conference is being offered free of charge as a ministry of First Baptist Church of Hamburg.  If you would like to contribute to help defray the cost of the conference a free-will offering will be taken.

Main Sessions 

The Theological Community Called Home

Kevin Leary

An Essential Doctrine for every TheoFam

Kevin Leary


Each workshop will be offered twice

Biblical Marriage

Mike & Marci Pollock


On Becoming a Man of God

Mark Cox


Biblical Grand-Parenting

Phil Riggs

Purposeful Parenting

George & Laura Craig


On Becoming a Woman of God

Julie Leary


Honoring & Obeying Your Parents 

Designed for ages 3-11


Child care for 0-36 months is available throughout all sessions and workshops.



Kevin & Julie Leary

Kevin and Julie have been married for 23 years and have been blessed with ten children.   Kevin serves as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Hamburg. 

Serving in church ministry for over 25 years, they have a passion for encouraging families to build their lives on the Word of God. Kevin and Julie have been homeschooling their children for twenty-two years. They live in Western New York and enjoy hiking and gardening together.



Mike & Marci Pollock

Mike and Marci have been married for 25 years and have five children.  Mike Pollock serves as the Pastor of Gage Chapel Community Church in Smith Mills, NY.  They were involved in youth ministry for 15 years in both urban and rural settings.  For the last ten years they have enjoyed serving in their church and community together as a family. 



Mark Cox

Mark is the lead pastor of Calvary Baptist Church where he preaches, oversees the teaching, provides visionary leadership and direction to the church, and works to disciple the congregation by equipping them to be disciple-making disciples. Before Pastor Mark came to Calvary in September of 2015, he served as a pastoral intern at First Baptist Church in Troy, Michigan. Pastor Mark has a burden to help others know God more each day and then to be so overwhelmed by who God is that they cannot keep quiet about Him.
Pastor Mark married his wonderful wife, Grace, in February of 2016. Sierra Jane was born on December 31st, 2016, and Mac was born on June 14, 2018. When Pastor Mark is not working at the church, he is often spending time with his family, singing, teaching music, playing a board game, hiking a trail, out hunting, or perhaps even doing some extra reading at home by the fireplace with a cup of smooth black coffee.


George & Laura Craig

The Craigs live in South Solon, Ohio on a homestead called Heritage Hill.  They are the parents of 11 children, ages 5-21.  George works as an engineer doing computer process automation, while Laura spends her days home educating and managing the household.  The Craig family also ministers in family music ( George & Laura will be speaking about Parenting on Purpose.  They will share practical advice on activities and strategies that have been helpful in their family experience.


Phil Riggs

Phil Riggs

Phil was one of five boys growing up and now has two sons and four grandsons all living in Hamburg, NY.  Phil and his wife Barb give praise and thanks to God for forty-five years of marriage. 

Phil has served as a deacon at First Baptist Church of Hamburg several years with a focus on people, facilities and music. From time to time he teaches or leads Sunday School, special focus classes, building trade skills, and has a favorite ministry that involves working with younger musicians.

His favorite Book in the Bible is Philippians, favorite Biblical characters are Steven, Philip, Dorcas and Barnabas and favorite verse is Philippians 2:2-3.

Phil is currently employed by an economic development agency in Buffalo, NY as a project and facility manager. He oversees facilities, railroad improvement projects and the development of a zero-energy building for manufacturing.