This Year's Line Up

Jonathan Turner

Worship Leader
Jonathan Turner is a worship leader, songwriter, recording artist, and music producer from South Louisiana. As a worship artist, he is passionate about leading the church in responding to what Jesus has done on the cross. Surrender is a constant theme throughout his ministry. During the year, you can find Jonathan traveling the U.S. leading worship for churches, retreats, camps, and revivals as well as writing with and producing other Christian artists across the country.

Raile Childress

Raile has a heart for the Gospel and for communicating it clearly to the next generation so they can make Him known. He pastors at Mt. Zion in Hartford, Tennessee. He and his wife Kelsey have two little girls.

Key Event Information


All events of Pursue will take place at First Baptist Church unless otherwise noted. All worship sessions take place in the main sanctuary, all meals in the Student Center. Check in for church groups will take place under main awning. Check in for First Baptist Students will take place in Faith Hall.


Our Theme for Pursue 2023 is No Filter.

Session 1: Seeing God Clearly
Session 2: Seeing Ourselves Clearly
Session 3: Seeing Others Clearly
Session 4: Living Unfiltered


Download the Detailed Schedule by clicking the image on the left.

6:30 pm - Check-in/ Registration
7:15 pm - Session 1
9:00 pm - Dismiss to church groups/ host homes

11:00 am - Session 2
12:00 pm -Lunch
1:00 pm - Dismiss to the Big Give
5:30 pm - Dinner
7 :00 pm - Session 2
9:30 pm - Dismiss to church groups/ host homes

Sunday (Church groups welcome))
9:30 am - Final Small Group Session
11:00 am - Final worship session @ FBC or w/ Church group

Key Event Contacts 

Ryan McMichael
Student Pastor, First Baptist Church

Emily Burcham
Student Associate, First Baptist Church