After Darkness, Light

The Recovery of the Gospel


Scott Swain

Guy Richard

Nate Shurden

Greg Salazar

Brian Cosby

Charles Barrett

October 25–27, 2024


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Reformation Heritage Books

Ligonier Ministries

Logos Bible Software

Reformed Theological Seminary

Gospel Reformation Network


    Friday, October 25

    5:45pm – Doors Open | Registration, Coffee, & RHB Bookstore

    6:30pm – SESSION 1: Dr. Scott Swain – “After Darkness Light: The Recovery of the Gospel

    7:30pm – Q&A Panel: Scott Swain, Guy Richard, Greg Salazar, Brian Cosby


    Saturday, October 26

    8:00am – Light Breakfast & Coffee in Fellowship Hall

    8:30am – RHB Bookstore Open

    9:00am – SESSION 2: Dr. Scott Swain – “The God of the Gospel: The Trinity in Reformation Thought

    9:45am – SESSION 3: Dr. Guy Richard – “The Recovery of Biblical Baptism & the Lord’s Supper

    10:30am – Break

    10:45am – SESSION 4: Dr. Greg Salazar – “The Recovery of the Gospel in England

    11:45am – Lunch (on your own) & Break

    3:30pm – SESSION 5: Dr. Charles Barrett – “The Recovery of the Gospel in Scotland

    4:15pm – Break

    4:30pm – SESSION 6: Dr. Brian Cosby – “The Recovery of the Gospel for Sufferers

    5:30pm – Dinner (provided in Fellowship Hall)

    6:30pm – SESSION 7: Rev. Nate Shurden – “The Recovery of the Gospel for Church Ministry

    7:30pm – Q&A Panel: Greg Salazar, Nate Shurden, Brian Cosby, Charles Barrett


    Sunday, October 27

    9:00am & 10:45am – Rev. Nate Shurden, preaching

    6:00pm – Dr. Allen Hawkins, preaching


    Wayside Presbyterian Church (PCA)

    2502 Fairmount Pike

    Signal Mountain, Tennessee 37377

    423.886.1181 |

    AFTER the conference, listen to the sessions here!


    2025 Reformation Heritage Conference (October 17–19)

    "Suffering and the Sovereignty of God"

    Ligon Duncan, Derek Thomas, Chris Larson, 

    David Garner, Brian Cosby, Charles Barrett


    • Scott Swain

      Dr. Scott R. Swain is President and James Woodrow Hassell Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He has served on the RTS faculty since 2006, having previously taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He has published a number of books, including, The Oxford Handbook of Reformed Theology and The Trinity: An Introduction. Dr. Swain is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. He and his wife, Leigh, have four children.

    • Guy Richard

      Dr. Guy M. Richard is President and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta. Prior to his arrival in Atlanta, Dr. Richard served as the Senior Minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Gulfport, Mississippi (PCA) for almost 12 years. His research has focused on the theology of the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Reformation and post-Reformation periods. He has published four books and many articles on these topics. He also blogs regularly at his website, In his free time, Dr. Richard enjoys swimming and cycling and most other sports. He and his wife Jennifer have three children.

    • Nate Shurden

      Rev. Nate Shurden is Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. Nate served at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson and as Assistant Editor for Reformation21 (the online magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals), before moving to plant Cornerstone PCA in Franklin. He has authored several articles and has taught at New College Franklin. Nate is married to Christy, and they have four children.

    • Greg Salazar

      Dr. Greg Salazar is an ordained teaching elder in the PCA. After completing his PhD at Cambridge University, he served as a professor of Church History at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Associate Pastor at Trinity Presbytery Church, and then Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Pooler, GA. He is the author of Calvinist Conformity in Post-Reformation England, editor of vol. 6 of The Works of William Perkins, William Perkins: Architect of Puritanism, a contributor to Crossway’s Historical Study Bible, and currently co-editing The Oxford Handbook of Puritanism (forthcoming, 2025). He has also written a number of articles for various ecclesiastical and academic publications. He and his wife Christie have four children and an adorable goldendoodle.

    • Brian Cosby

      Dr. Brian Cosby serves as Senior Pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church on Signal Mountain, TN. He is an adjunct professor of historical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta, and Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida. Dr. Cosby is an officer in the United States Air Force Reserves, serves on the boards of Covenant Theological Seminary and Beeson Divinity School. He’s a content writer for Ligonier Ministries and author of over a dozen books, including Uncensored: Daring to Embrace the Entire Bible, A Christian's Pocket Guide to Suffering, and None Else (co-authored with Joel Beeke). Brian and his wife, Ashley, have three children and live on a small farm.

    • Charles Barrett

      Dr. Charles “Chuck” Barrett serves as Associate Pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church on Signal Mountain, Tennessee. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, where he earned a B.A., M.A. in Theology, and Ph.D. in church history. Before coming to Wayside, Chuck served as the Interim President and Professor of Theology at Geneva Reformed Seminary in Greenville. He has written several articles and book chapters, a regular conference speaker and guest preacher, and is Adjunct Professor at Belhaven University, Chattanooga. Chuck and his wife, Bridget, have two children.

    The Reformation

    Heritage Conference

    Each year, Wayside Presbyterian Church sets aside a weekend to focus on our Reformed heritage, stemming from the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. We invite world-class scholars in Reformation history to present a series of lectures for every-day Christians, which are meant to encourage a love for the Scriptures, to foster an appreciation for those who have gone before us, and to cultivate a joy for God through Christ.

    In recent years, we've been privileged to have a variety of excellent speakers, including:

    • Kevin DeYoung
    • Ligon Duncan
    • Derek Thomas
    • Burk Parsons
    • Iver Martin
    • Ian Hamilton
    • Guy Waters
    • Guy Richard
    • Carl Trueman
    • David Strain
    • Harry Reeder
    • Stephen Nichols
    • Collin Hansen
    • Richard Phillips
    • Nick Batzig
    • Hans Madueme
    • Gordon Reed
    • Joel Beeke
    • Kelly Kapic
    • Timothy George