Keynote Speaker

Dr. Grant Ethridge is the Senior Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He holds six academic degrees, including a Doctor of Ministry and a Doctor of Divinity. He served as President of the National SBC Pastors’ Conference, as President of the Arkansas Baptist Convention, as President of the SBC of Virginia, and on many other state and national boards and agencies.

Dr. Ethridge became Senior Pastor at Liberty in 2006.  Since that time, the church has baptized over 4,400 people and has been frequently recognized in the Top 100 Fastest Growing Churches in the U.S. Liberty is a multiethnic, multigenerational, multisite church, with locations in Hampton, Suffolk, Chesapeake, and Williamsburg (coming 2017), Virginia.

Dr. Ethridge and his wife, Tammy, have four children and six grandchildren. They have one son, Christian, who went to be with the Lord June 4, 1992.