Our Speakers

 

 

Basil Marin

 

Pastor Basil's ministry began in Los Angeles as the Youth Leader, Assistant Pastor, and then as Lead Pastor of Family Mennonite. In the early 80’s he earned an Associates Degree from Sierra College of Business and a BA from Goshen College. Later he became the pastor of Immanuel Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg and earned an MDiv from Eastern Mennonite Seminary.

 

Pastor Basil has been a Board Member of the Harrisonburg Boys and Girls Club, the Mennonite Missions Network, the Virginia Mennonite Conference, the Living Water Prison Ministry, and the Virginia Mennonite Board of Missions. He presently serves on the Mennonite Education Agency and travels every summer to campgrounds to be a resource person for family retreats, youth camps and other ministries.

 

Pastor Marin is presently pastoring and planting a new church, New Song Fellowship, on the north side of Harrisonburg. The most important thing for Pastor Marin is that he loves the Lord, his family, the people of God, and wants to reach the world for Jesus.

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Josh Meyer

 

Josh serves as Pastor of Discipling and Preaching at Franconia Mennonite Church. In addition to his work at Franconia, Josh serves on various conference committees and is an adjunct professor at Eastern University. Prior to joining Franconia in September 2012, Josh served for five years as a pastor at Quakertown United Methodist Church. He recently finished a doctorate in Biblical Exposition from Missio Seminary. He and his wife Kim have two daughters (Selah and Eve), and as a family they enjoy taking walks/running around Souderton, exploring new places, and traveling.   

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is husband to his wife Darlene and lives in the city of Philadelphia. After having his life was changed radically by Jesus in college, he began writing and performing spoken word.  After college he served in full-time urban ministry for the next nine years on staff with The Philadelphia Project. In the fall of 2019 he and Darlene launched Ripe Creatives, which leverages the arts to share the message of the gospel and lead people to Jesus. Scott is a child of God, speaker, preacher, teacher, disciples, event curator, and spoken word artist.

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Mark Crocco

Mark J. Crocco is a highly sought after leadership development expert, author and motivational speaker. He is the owner of Integrity Leadership Development Inc., an organization that exists to grow and develop leaders using biblical principles. He has extensive experience as a pastor, counselor and a retreat speaker for men.

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Scott Roth

Scott has a passion to help others unlock their infinite potential with God. For work he engages with the faith community of Line Lexington Mennonite Church as their lead pastor, and also serves as a conference staff minister for Mosaic Mennonite Conference. He has spoken around the country in various venues with a focus on loving God, loving people, and making disciples.

 

 In his off time you can find him at Bike & Sol, where he is the director of this non-profit bicycle shop as they teach students how to work, fix bicycles, upcycle bicycles for sale, and create custom bikes. He also likes coffee. A lot.