2018 Conference Speakers

Fred Liggin

Fred is a multi-vocational pastor with Williamsburg Christian Church, ethnographer, advocate for the homeless, and Founder and President of 3e Restoration, Inc. Fred's advocacy for the poor and homeless began in campus ministry. Fred is the author of The 3e Restoration Process and "The Floor Plan", a trauma informed, evidence-based curriculum. He received his B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and his Masters of Religious Education in Missional Leadership from Rochester College. Currently he is a candidate for a Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary. Fred planted Cougars for Christ at Columbus State University in Columbus Georgia 10 years ago and served as a campus minister in churches of Christ for 8 years.

Buddy Bell

Buddy is a native of Montgomery and served Landmark early in his ministry career as youth minister. After working in campus and preaching ministry at churches in Alabama and Florida, Buddy returned to Landmark in 1996. As Senior Minister, Buddy leads Landmark through preaching and overseeing our small groups ministry. He leads the staff, and with the Elders, casts vision for the church. He is married to Stephanie and they have four children and two son-in-laws; Laura (Charlie), Lindsey (Ben), Luke and Lincoln…AND he is the proud Grandbuddy to 5 precious grandchildren.

Micah Cobb

Through his experience at Auburn Christian Student Center and the influence of Jim Brinkerhoff, Micah felt called to devote his life to campus ministry. After graduating from Auburn University with a B.A. in philosophy, Micah earned his M.A. in philosophy from the University of Mississippi. While he was at Ole Miss, he was the campus ministry apprentice for the Rebels for Christ. He was then hired by the Hilltoppers for Christ campus ministry in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He served as its campus minister from January 2011 until June 2014, when he moved to Auburn. Micah is married to Katie Torode Cobb. They have been married since May 2005. They have three kids: Jude, Owen, and Ada Kate.

Milton Jones

Milton Jones is the President of Christian Relief Fund in Amarillo, Texas. In his work there, he has focused on the care of AIDS orphans in Sub-Sahara Africa. He has also served as a preacher and campus minister in both Texas and Washington. Milton has authored eight books including a touching tale of one of his heroes with Cerebral Palsy, Sundays With Scottie. He is married to Barbie Jones and has two sons, Patrick and Jeremy. 

Anna B

Jim Brinkerhoff was campus minister at the Auburn Christian Student Center for three decades. His daughter, Anna, grew up watching college students mature in their faith. As she did, she was wrestling with her own faith and her role in the Kingdom of God.


Jeremy Swindle

Jeremy began working in ministry in 1998 with Acappella Ministries. While with Acappella Ministries he toured with AVB (Acappella Vocal Band), Acappella, and Vocal Union. He serves as the Worship Minister for the Landmark Church in Montgomery, AL. Jeremy has also served in student and worship ministry in Pensacola, FL, Florence, AL, Murray, KY and Searcy, AR. He graduated from Harding University in 2004, and Lipscomb University in 2012. Jeremy and Jessica have been married since 1999, and have two sons, Dylan and Bryant. Jeremy loves spending time with his family, watching Alabama football, leading worship, and coaching his sons sports teams. In his spare time, Jeremy leads worship at various conferences, and still occasionally performs with Acappella at select concerts.