Impact Conference exists to promote the Christian values of Piedmont International University through providing
perspectives of practical ministry for students, church leaders, and all Christians alike. This year's focus is evangelism. 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Wheeler

Dr. David Wheeler joined the Rawlings School of Divinity faculty at Liberty University in 2006 after spending five years as the Evangelism Resource Group Leader for the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio. He formerly served in the same position for the State Convention of Baptist in Indiana from 1993–1999, as an Associate Professor of Church Planting and Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1999–2001, and as the Senior Pastor of three growing churches in Tennessee and Texas. Currently, Dr. Wheeler serves as a Professor of Evangelism and as the Sr. Executive Director of the LU Shepherd office.

In addition to teaching over 3,000 Evangelism and Christian life students each year and consulting with numerous churches across the nation in the area of evangelism, church revitalization and strategic planning, and family ministries, he is also co-author of several books including Minister to Others, Evangelism Is, Great Commission to Worship, Worship and Witness, and Servant Evangelism.

Dr. Wheeler graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a BS in Education (1983), and a Masters of Divinity and PhD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1987 & 1994). He has been married for 35 years to his High School Sweetheart, Debbi. He also has two daughters: Dana, who graduated from LU and is working on a Doctor of Education Degree in Sports Management from the United States Sports Academy; and Kara, who graduated from LU in the Spring of 2013 and works as a Prayer Ministry Assistant at LU. Dr. Wheeler is also very proud of his first and only grandchild, CJ, who was born November 9, 2017!



October 24, Wednesday

9:15-10:15 Welcome Breakfast 
10:45-11:30 Keynote Address 
11:45-1:00 Lunch and Q & A w/ keynote speaker Dr. David Wheeler:
1:30- Demographic workshop with Ben Rudolph/Christ Together/Percept Reports**

What is a Percept Report?

The Percept report is a ministry area profile that informs churches of the demographic in which they’re ministering. It includes information such as (but not limited to): population (gender, age, ethnicity, etc.), average income, marital status, family structure, education level, occupations, faith involvement, and religious preference. This report is designed with the purpose of better equipping ministry leaders with the tools they need to effectively minister within the context in which God has placed them. This report normally costs churches $250.00. There is no charge for churches that preregister and provide the address of their church.

October 25, Thursday

9:15-10:15 Welcome Breakfast
10:45-11:30 Breakout Sessions
11:45-1:00 Lunch and Q & A with Breakout Speakers

Breakout Speakers:

Mr. Dustin Conner (N. American Church Planter; PIU Adjunct Professor)

Pastor Deon Parker (Life on Lexington Church)

World Relief



Our passion is to graduate men and women who are thoroughly equipped to be successful leaders who obey the Great Commandment, fulfill the Great Commission, and live abundant lives for the glory of God.