4th Annual
Declaring Truth @ Mardi Gras
Feb 27-Mar 1, 2022

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DTMG 2022 mission information

 What is Declaring Truth @ Mardi Gras?

Declaring Truth @ Mardi Gras is an annual 3-day Biblical evangelism conference & Mardi Gras mission trip organized by Kerusso Baptist Church & Declaring Truth Ministries to edify believers in sound doctrine and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to thousands of Mardi Gras revelers in the French Quarter.  Every year, about 1 million people come to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras.  Surely, "the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few"! (Lk. 10:2)  Men will be strengthened in the Spirit as we enjoy 3 days of prayer, teaching, fellowship, and life-changing street evangelism ministry together.

Dates:  

Sunday February 27 - Tuesday March 1, 2022

Deadline to Apply & Register:

Friday January 15th, 2022

 

2022 Doctrinal Focus: 

Unconditional Election

2022 Guest Speakers:

- Dr. Al Baker

- Zoe White

- Tom Brewer

 

Laborers:

We are praying for 15-20 *men of God to commit to the entire 3 day mission.  To protect our time of intimate prayer and fellowship, conference messages are not open to the public, and are offered only for those who have registered. (*Wives are welcome to participate alongside their husbands. Wives must complete their own one-time application.)

Accommodations & Conference Location:

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary |

Nelson Price Dormitory​ & Auditorium

Cost:

$175 before Monday November 1, 2021.

$200 before Saturday January 15, 2022.

$225 after 1/15/2022.

Register below if it's your first time ministering with DTM, once your application is approved, you'll be invited to submit the registration fee.

If you have already registered with DTM, you may submit the registration fee as a one-time donation here.

Logistics

Meals:

Breakfast, coffee, and snacks will be provided by DTM everyday.  Bottles of water will be provided for ministry times.  All other meals will be on your own.  Most evangelists buy groceries and whatever else they need at the Super Walmart nearby.  There are also several fast food restaurants within walking distance to the seminary.

Airport / Bus Pick-Up:

You will be picked up if you fly to New Orleans Intl. Airport or bus into the Greyhound Bus Terminal of New Orleans.  Simply email your itinerary to zoe@declaringtruth.com.

Next Step:

If you have never filled out an Outreach Application Form with DTM, you will need to first complete the form.  You may also apply by clicking on the DTM logo below.  (Application is not a guarantee of approval.)  Once you apply and are approved you will receive further information, including but not limited to: mission registration, accommodation, security, and payment information.  If you have already completed an Outreach Application Form and have been approved, you may proceed directly to our Donate page to pay the registration fee.

Questions about how DTM works:

If you have not previously participated in a DTM outreach, learn more about our methods, mission, and vision here.

Guest Speakers from previous years...

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Al Baker is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America and has been in the gospel ministry for over thirty-eight years.  A 1974 graduate of the University of Alabama, he received his Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi in 1981. He received Doctorate of Divinity in Evangelism and World Missions in August 2017 from Whitefield Theological Seminary, Lakeland, Florida.

Al’s ministry base of operation is Birmingham, Alabama, serving as an Evangelist with Reformed  Evangelistic Fellowship (formerly known as PEF). Al is the author of seven books, Under Obligation: Recapturing a Reformed Evangelistic Zeal; Preaching at Pea River: Living In Light of Eternity; Evangelistic Sermons on WDRC FM, Hartford, Connecticut;  Evangelistic Preaching in the 21st Century; Seeking a Revival Culture; Revival Prayer, and Essays on Revival. Prior to his present ministry, Al was the organizing pastor of Christ Community Presbyterian Church, West Hartford, Connecticut, serving there for nine years; and before that he was the pastor for ten years of Golden Isles Presbyterian Church, St. Simons Island, Georgia. Al has long been actively involved in foreign missions to Central and South America, Africa, India, Great Britain, Europe, Japan, and Indonesia, also traveling extensively around the United States preaching in churches and in the streets. Al and Wini have been married since 1975 and have three grown sons, three daughter-in-laws, and twelve grandchildren.

 

Al seeks to promote a revival culture in churches by leading revival prayer weekends and preaching Bible conferences on revival and evangelistic themes. He also is working to raise up the next generation of revival and evangelistic preachers like Samuel Davies, the great 18th century Presbyterian preacher from Richmond, Virginia.

"​The Lord saved me from sin and misery in October of 1979.  In his wisdom he gave me a godly wife and I labored for many years  in insurance and real  estate.  However through a series of upheavals the Lord redirected me to attend seminary (RTS- Orlando.)  After graduation I eventually started a Classical Christian school in Orlando. I taught humanities for 17 years until the Lord called me in 2005 to full-time evangelism and raising up of other street preachers.  

Now based in Raleigh NC, I still have my wonderful wife Patte as well as 3 grown sons and 5 grandchildren.  I still spend my time preaching Christ across the US on university campuses and inviting other younger Reformed preachers to participate.  We must return once again to the days when Reformed men declared (with open Bibles ) the historic Gospel.  The “certain sound” of a sovereign God who has graciously sent His Son to save lost sinners.  “Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear!”  - Scott Smith

Mark Lacour has pastored Grace Bible Fellowship for over 30 years.  You may listen to one of Mark's 800+ sermons by visiting https://www.gracebiblefellowship.com/sermons

  • Tom Brewer, Christian Classical School Teacher & Evangelist

 

Tom helped start Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Baton Rouge, LA, where he met his wife Sharon and where they have been members since 1982. Tom and Sharon have five adult children and ten grandchildren. Retired from doing desktop support at the LSU Libraries, Tom now teaches in a Christian Classical academy in Baton Rouge. Tom began doing open-air evangelism on the campus of LSU in 2013. The Lord brought other opportunities for street preaching, and over the years Tom has preached at the local abortion mill, parades, festivals, and downtown events primarily in Baton Rouge, LA, and in his home town of Denham Springs, LA.

After preaching at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, LA, in 2019, Tom has traveled with Declaring Truth Ministries on Fridays to minister at the New Orleans abortion mill in the afternoons and open-air evangelism on Bourbon Street in the evenings. Whenever and wherever preaching, Tom’s prayer is that our gracious God will keep him faithful to the one, true, authorized gospel message as an ambassador for his Lord and Saviour, King Jesus.

  • Mark Richardson, Worship Leader

Mark is a distinguished school teacher by trade, and has lead congregational singing for over 15 years for churches in the Hammond, LA area.  

 

 

 

Learn more about Zoe by exploring this site and by reading our story.

  • Joel Settecase, Christian Apologist

Joel Settecase is a man whose life has been transformed by the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the founder of the Think Institute, a teaching ministry that equips believers to explain, share and defend the Christian message. A former pastor, Joel has been working in Christian ministry and education since 2009. He earned his B. A. in History from Grove City College and his Master’s in Philosophy of Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. 

Joel is a speaker, preacher and public theologian, the host of the Think Institute Podcast, the lead teacher of the Think Institute, and the lead writer for the “Think Update,” a worldview, evangelism and apologetics publication of the Think Institute.

Joel is also the author of Catakids!, the New Covenant Catechism for Little Ones, as well as a number of courses and curricula, and he runs the Christian Culture Builders social media groups (on Facebook and MeWe) and the Hammer and Anvil Society, the semi-secretive, applied theology wing of the Think Institute.

Joel is married to Aliza and they live in the Tri-Cities area of Illinois with their four children.

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