Morning Meeting Speaker

The Morning Meeting Speaker addresses the Conference each day, Monday through Friday, from 11:00am-12:00 noon as the whole conference gathers for inter-generational worship. 

  • Rodger Nishioka ~ Morning Meeting Speaker

    Dr. Rodger Nishioka is the Director of Adult Education Ministries at the Village Church in Overland Park, Kansas. Born in Honolulu and raised in Seattle at the Japanese Presbyterian Church, Rodger is the son of a retired Presbyterian minister. He is one of the most sought-after and inspiring preachers in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  Prior to his call to Village Church, Rodger had been teaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta for 15 years. In that ministry, he taught pastors to be teachers and leaders in the church’s educational ministry, specializing in particular in youth and young adult ministry.  


    Before teaching at Columbia Theological Seminary, Rodger was the national coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1986-1999) and taught English and Social Sciences at Curtis Junior High School (1983-1986). Rodger received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Social and Cultural Foundations of Education from Georgia State University. He earned his Master of Arts in Theological Studies (with an emphasis in biblical studies and theology) from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, and he hola Bachelor of Arts in English with Minor in History and a Teaching Certificate for Secondary Education (Grades 6-12).

Program Area Speakers

Each program area features a speaker who is uniquely equipped to address a specific age group.  The presentation times of these age-specific speakers is dependent on each program area's schedule.

We will continue to update our website as more speakers for 2017 are confirmed.

  • Jim Singleton ~ Adult BSpeaker

    Dr. Jim Singleton is Associate Professor of Pastoral Leadership and Evangelism at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has been serving since in 2012.  He brings with him many years of church leadership experience. He previously served on Gordon-Conwell’s faculty as adjunct professor in Presbyterian polity and history at the Hamilton campus in 1991.

    The son of a Presbyterian pastor, Dr. Singleton’s call to ministry began early in his high school years and intensified in college. His particular interests lie in evangelism and the mission of the local church. He has a passion for helping equip congregations to better fulfill their global mission.

    Prior to his current post at Gordon-Conwell, Dr. Singleton served as senior pastor of churches in Texas, Washington and most recently, First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs, a downtown congregation of 4,200 members.

    He has taught at several seminaries around the world, including ones in Virginia, Texas, Washington, Moscow and Zambia. In addition to teaching and preaching, Dr. Singleton has participated in cross-cultural missions in places like Mongolia, Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico and India, to name a few.

    Dr. Singleton is an avid fan of baseball statistics, history, hiking and cross-country skiing. He and his wife, Sara, have a son, James, and a daughter, Rachel and three grandchildren.

  • Patras Rahmat and Naomi Patras ~ Adult Mission Speakers

    Patras Rahmat has a Bachelor's in Accounting and Business and an MBA in Human Resource Management. He completed his pastoral training from Asia Theological Center for Missions and Evangelism – Singapore.  Patras is from Pakistan and accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at the age of 16. Since then, he has had a heart to reach the unreached and unengaged people groups.  He worked voluntarily with mission teams until 1998, and in 1999, he planted a church among the Hindus in Pakistan and pioneered two schools for the village people. During that time, he organized many evangelistic activities.

    In 2002, under the church leadership, Patras was sent to Islamabad to plant another church. While in Islamabad, he received a great burden from the Lord for the Afghan and Iranian refugees. He started a small fellowship among them and then by the leading of the Holy Spirit, he received the privilege of being sent as the first Pakistani Missionary to Afghanistan in 2003. 

    Patras served in Afghanistan until 2008 having a fruitful ministry, but was persecuted and returned to Pakistan. On his return he planted another church in Islamabad and became very active in sharing the gospel to Muslims.

    Patras also faced  severe persecution in Pakistan due to his bold witness to Muslims and his humanitarian activities among the underprivileged and marginalized religious minorities. He received excessive death threats on his life in the year 2013 from the Taliban and other fanatic Islamic groups, which jeopardized not only his life, but also his family. But by the grace and favor of the Lord, he obtained a visa for the United States in just three working days and left the country with his wife and three children, arriving in Ohio in November 2013.

    Patras has great passion and zeal for Muslims from Middle Eastern, Central and South Asian countries . He believes that God brought him here to reach Muslims in friendship and fellowship, sharing the good news and love of Jesus Christ with them. 

    He invites you to partner with him in reaching Muslims with the love and hope of Jesus Christ.

  • Alex Solorio ~ High School Speaker

Daily Speakers

Each evening at the New Wilmington Mission Conference, all participants gather for inter-generational worship from 6:45pm-8:00pm.  Each meeting features a different presenter telling how God is moving in ministries and missions around the world.  Additionally, the Sunday morning gathering invites a different person to present the Good News.

We will continue to update our website as more speakers are confirmed.

  • Summer Service Team

    Friday July 28th Evening Meeting

    Each year the New Wilmington Mission Conference sends a team of young adults on a short-term mission assignment.  They return to the Conference just in time to interpret what God is doing in their country of service. This year's team is serving in the Dominican Republic.

Worship LeaderS

Praise and worship is a large part of what we do at NWMC.  Featuring a variety of styles, new songs, and old, it is our pleasure to join our voices together in song.

We will update our website as we confirm our worship leaders.

  • Cameron Moore ~ Anderson Auditorium Worship Leader

    Cameron Moore is an independent singer/songwriter born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He started playing the guitar at age seven and discovered a passion for music in his early teens. In high school, Cameron started experimenting with writing and recording songs of his own. When he graduated from high school, Cameron chose to attend the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Cameron’s college years were defined by his growing involvement in various Charlotte-area churches and by his pursuit of a professional music career. After signing with McLaughlin Management Group International and recording with Uphill Studios in 2013, Cameron released his debut self-titled EP in November of 2014.

    "For as long as I can remember, music has been a part of who I am. Music has the ability to evoke emotions in ways that words often can't. This is why I'm here."

    Since his debut release in 2014, Cameron has spent the past two years leading worship and performing at various churches and concert venues. He has opened for artists such as Laura Story, led conferences and retreats all along the east coast, and filled in as a guest worship leader at churches throughout the Southeast U.S. In May of 2016, Cameron graduated from UNC Asheville with a degree in both History and Religious Studies. Currently, Cameron is pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter in Charlotte, NC, in addition to working part-time at Davidson United Methodist Church as the Contemporary Worship Director.  Discover more.

  • Jason Freyer ~ High School Worship Leader

  • Staci Leonard ~ Middle School Worship Leader