• Joel Beeke

    Dr. Joel R. Beeke is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editor of Puritan Reformed Journal and Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, and board chairman of Reformation Heritage Books. He has written and co-authored 125 books (most recently, Reformed Systematic Theology, Reformed Preaching: Preaching God’s Word from the Heart of the Preacher to the Heart of His People, A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life, Knowing and Growing in Assurance of Faith, and Debated Issues in Sovereign Predestination), edited another 125 books, and contributed 2,500 articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias. His PhD is in Reformation and Post-Reformation theology from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia). He is frequently called upon to lecture at seminaries and to speak at Reformed conferences around the world. He and his wife Mary have been blessed with three children and eight grandchildren.

  • Michael Barrett

    Dr. Michael Bar­rett served for ten years as Vice President for Academic Affairs/Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He currently serves as Senior Research Professor/Biblical Studies. He is a min­is­ter in the Heritage Reformed Congregations. He earned his doc­tor­ate in Old Tes­ta­ment Text with a spe­cial focus on Semitic lan­guages. His dis­ser­ta­tion was titled “A Method­ol­ogy for Inves­ti­gat­ing the Trans­la­tion Philoso­phies and Tech­niques of the Sep­tu­agint.” For almost thirty years, he was pro­fes­sor of Ancient Lan­guages and Old Tes­ta­ment The­ol­ogy and Inter­pre­ta­tion at Bob Jones Uni­ver­sity. He is a mem­ber of the Evan­gel­i­cal The­o­log­i­cal Soci­ety and has pub­lished numer­ous arti­cles in both pro­fes­sional and pop­u­lar jour­nals. He contributed to and served as Old Testament editor for The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible. He has written several books, including Beginning at Moses, Complete in Him, The Beauty of Holiness, The Next to Last Word, The Gospel of Exodus, God’s Unfailing Purpose: The Message of Daniel; Love Divine and Unfailing: The Gospel of Hosea; A Radical and Comprehensive Call to Holiness (with Joel Beeke), and Wisdom for Life. Dr. Bar­rett and his wife San­dra have two sons, five grand­chil­dren, and one great grandchild. Dr. Barrett’s hob­bies include hunt­ing and think­ing about hunting.

  • Jason Helopoulos

    Rev. Jason Helopoulos serves as the Senior Pastor of University Reformed Church (PCA) in East Lansing, MI. He regularly contributes to Tabletalk, the Gospel Reformation Network, the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, and The Gospel Coalition. Jason has also authored multiple books including Covenantal Baptism, The Promise: The Amazing Story of Our Long-Awaited Savior, A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home, The New Pastor’s Handbook: Help and Encouragement for the First Years of Ministry, Let the Children Worship, and These Truths Alone: Why the Reformation Solas Are Essential For Our Faith Today. He serves on the boards of Twin Lakes Fellowship, the Gospel Reformation Network, and the Malawi Reformation Network. Jason and his wife, Leah, have two children—Gracen and Ethan. He is an avid fan of the World Champion Chicago Cubs and the less than champion, Chicago Bears.

  • Timothy Gwin

    Dr. Timothy Gwin serves as associate pastor at Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Peachtree City, Georgia. He holds an M.T.S., M.Div., and M.Th. from Reformed Theological Seminary. His emphasis has been in Reformation Theology with a concentrated study of John Calvin’s Theology of the Christian Life. Tim completed his D.Min. on Calvin and the Psalms as the handbook for the Christian Life through Erskine Theological Seminary’s Institute For Reformed Worship. He currently teaches as an adjunct professor at Metro Atlanta Seminary and has taught individual classes at RTS. Tim and his wife, Rosie, have two children.

  • Brian Cosby

    Dr. Brian Cosby serves as senior pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church (PCA) on Signal Mountain, Tennessee, where he has served for over 10 years. He is an adjunct professor of historical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta, and content writer for Ligonier Ministries. He holds degrees from Samford University (B.A.), Beeson Divinity School (M.Div.), and the Australian College of Theology (Ph.D.). Brian is an officer (Capt.) in the United States Air Force Reserves, serves on the board of trustees for Covenant Theological Seminary, is an advisory board member of Beeson Divinity School, and is the author of over a dozen books, including Uncensored: Daring to Embrace the Entire Bible, Giving Up Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry from an Entertainment Culture, A Christian's Pocket Guide to Suffering, and None Else (co-authored with Joel Beeke). Brian enjoys reading, backpacking, and fishing. He and his wife, Ashley, have three children and live on a small farm.

  • Charles "Chuck" Barrett

    Dr. Charles "Chuck" Barrett serves as associate pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church (PCA) on Signal Mountain, Tennessee, where he has served for over 7 years. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, where his father was an Old Testament Professor at Bob Jones University and where Chuck also 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 and an Assistant Pastor at a local Presbyterian church there. He serves as Adjunct Professor at Belhaven University, Chattanooga, and has written for several publications. He loves reading, hiking, kayaking, and cycling. Chuck and his wife, Bridget, have two children.


Friday, October 14


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

6:30pm – SESSION 1: Dr. Joel Beeke – “John Calvin: His Life & Legacy

7:30pm – Q&A Panel: Joel Beeke, Jason Helopoulos, Brian Cosby, Michael Barrett


Saturday, October 15


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

8:30am – RHB Bookstore Open

9:00am – SESSION 2: Rev. Jason Helopoulos – “Let the Children Worship: The Reformation of Home & Church

9:45am – SESSION 3: Dr. Joel Beeke – “Calvin’s View of God’s Sovereignty & Predestination

10:30am – Break

10:45am – SESSION 4: Rev. Jason Helopoulos – “Calvin’s Friends & the Company of Pastors

11:45am – Lunch (on your own) & Break

3:00pm – LOGOS Bible Software Presentation

3:30pm – SESSION 5: Dr. Charles Barrett – “Calvin’s View of the Lord’s Supper

4:15pm – Break

4:30pm – SESSION 6: Dr. Timothy Gwin – “Piety: Calvin’s Particular Passion

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

6:30pm – SESSION 7: Dr. Michael Barrett – “Union with Christ: Calvin’s Theological Center

7:30pm – Q&A: Michael Barrett, Derrick Brite, Brian Cosby, Chuck Barrett


Sunday, October 16


9:00am & 10:45am – Dr. Michael Barrett, preaching

6:00pm – Dr. Brian Cosby, preaching

**CHILDCARE is available for children ages 0–3. Please notify our children's ministry coordinator, Sherry Moss, or office administrator, Mary Pat Mitchell, if you would like to utilize childcare.



Wayside Presbyterian Church (PCA)

2502 Fairmount Pike

Signal Mountain, Tennessee 37377

423.886.1181 | office@waysidechurch.org


2023 Reformation Heritage Conference

October 20–22, 2023 | "The Reformed & Confessional Church"

Burk Parsons | Harry Reeder | David Strain

Nick Batzig | Brian Cosby | Charles Barrett

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
  • Iver Martin
  • Ian Hamilton
  • Guy Waters
  • Guy Richard
  • Carl Trueman
  • Harry Reeder
  • Stephen Nichols
  • Collin Hansen
  • Richard Phillips
  • Nick Batzig
  • Hans Madueme
  • Gordon Reed
  • Joel Beeke
  • Kelly Kapic
  • Timothy George