While alienated from God due to our sin, we have received reconciliation through Christ to have peace with God. This vertical reconciliation has horizontal implications as well, since Christ’s reconciling Gospel crosses all barriers and boundaries. Thus, we engage in the ministry of reconciliation as we await the Day when all things will be fully and perfectly reconciled to God.

Where: Evergreen Baptist Church of SGV

When: March 27-28, 2020

Registration: Opens December 1, 2019

Plenary Speakers

Kim Kira

Kim is the primary teaching elder at Lighthouse Community Church in Torrance, California. His ministry is driven by a deep desire to encourage people with the transformative power of the Gospel, the Good News that offers not only entrance into heaven but powerful and practical hope for change in everyday life. Beyond ministry, Kim loves to spend time with his wife Jen and their four children. His other interests include watching and playing sports, eating red meat, and trying new restaurants.


Charlie Dates

Dr. Charlie Edward Dates is the Senior Pastor of Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago, IL. Rev. Charlie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and Rhetoric at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Divinity Degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He successfully defended his dissertation for the PhD in Historical Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His original research focuses on the health of proclamation in late 20th Century Black Church Chicago. In addition to his pastoral duties, Pastor Charlie has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Moody Bible Institute and currently serves on the Community Advisory Board for the Chicago Fire Department. He is a contributor to the 2014 book ‘Letters To A Birmingham Jail’. Pastor Charlie is married to Kirstie Dates and is the proud father of their children Charlie Edward Dates II and Claire Elisabeth Dates.

Owen Lee

Owen serves as the Senior Pastor of Christ Central Presbyterian Church in Centreville, VA. He received his B.A. in Rhetoric at U.C. Berkeley and his M.Div. at Westminster Seminary, CA. Before his call to serve as the Senior Pastor of Christ Central in 2012, he served as the English Ministry Pastor of New Life Mission Church in Fullerton, CA from 2000 to 2002, and then as the church-planting pastor of New Life Mission Church in Burbank, CA from 2002 to 2011. He is married to Margaret, and they have 3 children together- Abby, Caleb, and Lizzy.


Jimmy Needham


Jimmy Needham is a singer/songwriter and speaker with more than seven studio albums. He serves as a worship and teaching pastor at Stonegate Church in Midlothian, Texas. Jimmy and his wife Kelly have two daughters and a son. You can read more at and find him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook as well.



7:00 PM    |    Registration Opens
8:00 PM    |    General Session #1

9:00 AM    |    Registration Opens
9:30 AM    |    General Session #2
11:30 AM  |    Lunch
1:30 PM    |    Seminar Session #1
3:00 PM    |    Seminar Session #2
4:00 PM    |    Break
4:30 PM | Large Group Q&A
5:30 PM    |    Dinner
7:30 PM    |    General Session #3


More details to come! For now, check out last year’s conference recap video in case you missed it!

SOLA Conference 2019 Recap