Platform Speakers

Tom Atkins

Tom Atkins is a General Evangelist of The United Methodist Church. For the past 25 years, Atkins has been appointed from the North Georgia Conference into full-time evangelistic work. He previously pastored United Methodist churches for 23 years.

His evangelistic work has included preaching in 30 different annual conferences in the United States.

Atkins graduated from Asbury College (now University) with a B.A. degree in Physical Education in 1968 and from Asbury Theological Seminary with an M.Div. degree in 1971. He has served as president of the Asbury University Alumni Board; vice-chair of the East West Christian Church and Ministry Report, and president of the National Association of United Methodist Evangelists. Tom presently serves on the board of directors for the Wesley Foundation at the University of Georgia.

In 2013, Tom was awarded the Philip Award for Faithful and Fruitful Ministry of Evangelism at the National Congress on Evangelism.

Tom and his wife, Susan, have been married since 1968. They have two sons and six grandchildren.

Stan Key

Stan Key speaks frequently in churches, conferences, retreats, and camps both here in the U.S. and abroad.

Stan’s education includes an M.Div. degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Th.M. degree in Missions from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has completed additional graduate work at the Faculté Libre de Théologie Evangélique in Vaux-sur-Seine, France.

After serving churches in Virginia, Kentucky, and Illinois, Stan and his family served for ten years as church-planting missionaries in the suburbs of Paris, France with One Mission Society.  From 1994–2012, Stan was the senior pastor of Loudonville Community Church in Albany, NY. Stan joined the staff of the Francis Asbury Society in 2013 and was named president a year later. He serves as editor of The High Calling newsletter and authored The Last Word (Warner Press, 2015), a study on the book of Revelation, Marriage Matters (Francis Asbury Press, 2017), Jeremiah: Fire in His Bones (Warner Press, 2017), and Journey to Spiritual Wholeness (Francis Asbury Press, 2019). Stan is a member of the boards of One Mission Society and Sammy Tippit Ministries and has also served as the spiritual dean for the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS).

Raised in Georgia, the son of a Methodist preacher, Stan came into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ while he was a student at Asbury College. It was there he met Katy, to whom he has been married since 1977. They have three children and seven grandchildren.

Doug NewtonDoug Newton, Bible Teacher

Doug Newton has been a pastor for 40 years in the Free Methodist Church. He is senior editor of the award-winning Light & Life magazine and the lead administrator of a Christian boarding school in Appalachia. His wife joins him as co-directors of the National Prayer Ministry of the Free Methodist Church.

He is the founder of Mary’s Place Inc., a nonprofit prayer ministry dedicated to helping pastors, pastoral couples and church leaders to reorient their lives around prayer and the Word of God.

He is the author of 12 books, including the Fresh Eyes series from David C. Cook Publishing.