New Speaker Announced
Due to personal reasons, Greta Christina will not be available to speak at FreeOK 2012. Although she will be greatly missed, we are excited to announce the addition of Teresa Macbain.
Teresa has recently left her post as a Baptist Minister and came out as an Atheist/Freethinker during the American Atheist conference in March 2012 in Washington DC. Please come hear her gripping story of how she came to terms with her unbelief, all the while leading a flock of adoring followers to Jesus Sunday after Sunday.
Teresa MacBain became a non-believer after more than 20 years of ministry throughout the deep south. Her ministry experience begin at the early in life, serving along side her father who was a Baptist minister. She taught in Christian Schools for many years, served as a worship pastor, associate pastor and ultimately senior pastor.
Teresa received her B.S. in Christian Education at Samford University and her M.Div at Duke Divinity School. Teresa also holds the distinction of being the first female graduate of The Clergy Project, a private, invitation-only “safe house” community of current and former ministers who no longer hold the supernatural beliefs of their religious traditions. The Clergy Project was started by Dan Barker, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and Linda LaScola.
As a former minister, Teresa’s years of experience as a pastor along with a deep understanding of biblical concepts are of great benefit as she works within the freethought movement. She’s a passionate public speaker whose love for people and for the truth shines through as she shares her own journey from faith to freedom. Teresa is currently serving as the acting Executive Director for the Clergy Project