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Meet Our Sunday Morning Speaker for TEN 2018
Rev. Richard Barham
Rev. Richard Barham
Rev. Richard Barham is the senior pastor of Spirit of the Cross Church, a former UFMCC congregation, in Huntsville, Alabama. He has served as senior pastor since 1999.

Pastor Richard, was raised in the Southern Baptist church and received Christ as his Savior at an early age. Despite a history of speech impediments and stuttering, he received a call to preach. He has been preaching without such impediments since the age of 15. He pastored in Southern Baptist churches before coming out.

Pastor Richard holds a BA degree in History and a minor in Religious Studies from the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa). Prior to coming out, he attended the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He also served as an executive crusade administrator in a regional parachurch evangelism ministry where he organized evangelistic crusades throughout the southeastern United States and in Nicaragua. While ministering in UFMCC, he served as chairperson of the board of ordained ministry for the Gulf Lower Atlantic District.

Richard has served on the board of directors of the AIDS Action Coalition of Huntsville (now Thrive Alabama), Soulforce Alabama, and GLBT Advocacy and Youth Services (now Free2Be). He is also a frequent guest on local college panels and local media regarding gay and religious issues. Richard is a contributor in the recently published book, “Rainbow In The Word: LGBTQ Christians’ Biblical Memoirs”

Pastor Richard has a supportive family. He has a wonderful mother and stepfather, father and stepmother, three younger sisters, a stepbrother, a stepsister, six nieces and three nephews.


TEN Conference 2018 - Chicago (Elk Grove)
Registration NOW OPEN!
The Evangelical Network is proud to announce the 2018 Annual TEN Conference.  This year's event will be held in Chicago, IL (Elk Grove) from August 9 until August 12 - and it's a BIG one because we're celebrating our 30th Anniversary!


The conference theme will be "A Pearl of Great Price" celebrating the "pearl anniversary," with a focus on Matthew 13:45-46, "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it."
The Conference Website is up and running with all the exciting details:  CLICK HERE.
Registration is now open as well as hotel reservations.  See the info and links below to get started! 


Register today for only $125!

Register now and avoid the on-site registration costs of $160.  You'll enjoy four days of worship, learning and fellowship and come away with a renewed spirit and lots of fantastic memories of a lifetime. Register now and enjoy the entire conference for only $125!


HOST HOTEL: Holiday Inn Elk Grove 
Be sure to take advantage of the special 2018 TEN Conference room rate.
The Holiday Inn Elk Grove has offered a discounted rate of $109 per night (+tax) to those attending the 2018 TEN Conference. It is highly advisable that you make your reservations as soon as possible. The last day to make reservations is August 15, 2018 or while rooms last.

This venue offers so many of the requests we receive every year, including: refrigerators and microwaves in every room, FREE parking, FREE Wi-Fi, a fitness center, onsite restaurant and store, fast food and other eating options in the same parking lot or across the street including Wendy's, Starbucks, McDonalds, Panda Express, and a Whole Foods!  They even offer FREE Laundry! Our meeting space ballroom and breakout areas are all close together and share lots of open space for gathering and fellowship in-between sessions.  The hotel has contemporary amenities and is minutes from O'Hare Airport (free shuttle).   

The 2018 TEN Conference is on Facebook!

Stay up to date on the latest news, bulletins and exciting news about this year's 30th Anniversary TEN Conference on our 2018 TEN Conference Facebook page. Invite your friends and add your comments as the excitement builds toward this year's most incredible conference.


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About The Evangelical Network


The 2018 TEN Conference is produced by The Evangelical Network. TEN was started in 1988 as a fellowship of Bible believing churches, ministries, Christian workers and individuals who share a common faith, purpose and witness. Our mission is to spread the Gospel to ALL people and to build bridges between the LGBT Evangelical community and the straight Evangelical community by fostering a safe space for ongoing conversation and education. We provide resources, support and networking opportunities for churches, ministries and individuals who are LGBT affirming or are seeking to become affirming. Our affiliate churches, ministries and Christian workers collaborate together on national and international projects.


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