Finding Mercy

When we sin, our first instinct is to cover it up and hide it—we convince ourselves that if no one knows about it, we won’t have to face the consequences of our sin. However, Proverbs 28:13 tells us that those who conceal their sins will not prosper. Rather, only those who confess and forsake them will find mercy! Join us for our sixteenth annual men’s conference as we dig into scripture together to explore the importance and significance of true repentance as we seek God’s mercy in our daily lives.


This Year’s Speakers

Mark Spence

Corey Abney

Conference Speaker

Dr. Corey Abney is the Lead Pastor of Florence Baptist Church in Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati. He is a graduate of Cedarville University (BA), where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv, PhD), where he teaches as an adjunct professor. Dr. Abney has also served on the Board of Trustees at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in San Francisco, California, on the Executive Board of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, and as president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference. He and his wife Christina have four children.

Kevin O'Boyle

Luke Playford

Devotional Speaker

Luke Playford has been the Associate Pastor of Alma Bible Church in Alma, Ontario since 2017. He is a graduate of Heritage College & Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario, as well as the Word of Life Bible Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Theology with a minor in Pastoral Studies. Luke is passionate about serving teens through youth group ministries. He also enjoys playing drums on Sunday morning worship teams. He has been married to his wife, Bailey, since May of 2016. He and his wife currently live in Drayton, Ontario along with their two boys.

David Wesley
Featuring a cappella sensation David Wesley as this year’s conference worship leader!

Conference Schedule




Session 1

Bowling and Pizza




Morning Worship



Session 2


Afternoon Worship

Session 3

Door Prizes

Session 4


Proverbs 28:13

“The one who conceals his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them will find mercy.”


Conference Location

First Baptist Church
306 Erb Street West, Waterloo, ON N2L 1W3

Located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, Waterloo Region provides the perfect balance between new and old, rural and urban, nature and technology, classical and contemporary, tranquility and adventure.

With world-renowned attractions, sprawling natural areas, captivating heritage sites, and a wide range of restaurants serving delicious food from all over the world, there’s something for everyone in Waterloo.

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