The Rapture Forums Prophecy Conference 2014

Discerning the Times

June 5th – 8th, 2014

Hosted by Springfield First Baptist Church (SBC)

301 South Grand West, Springfield, Illinois 62704




About the Time of the End, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the Prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition  -Sir Isaac Newton

First Baptist Church of Springfield in conjunction with Rapture Forums will be hosting a four day Bible Prophecy Event featuring 5 very popular authors and well-known TV and Radio personalities about where the Church and World sits in relation to biblically prophesied events.

Come hear Thomas Ice Exec Dir. Pre-trib Research Ctr., Bill Salhus of Prophecy Depot ministries, Chris Quintana of Calvary Chapel Cypress, Nathan Jones of Lamb and Lion Ministries, and Donald Perkins of According2Prophecy. For a full listing of the speakers, their bio, and a full 15 session schedule  see below.

Also, a gospel concert by “The Gatekeepers” of Nashville, Tn. is scheduled for Saturday evening the 7th.

Scroll down to view Speaker bios, Schedule, Hotels, and Tourism information





Speaker Bios:

ICESmDr. Thomas Ice:
1994–present Ex. Dir. of the Pre-Trib Research Center (currently in Justin, Texas)
1997-present faculty at Tyndale Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
Thomas Ice is Executive Director of The Pre-Trib Research Center in Justin, Texas which he founded in 1994 with Dr. Tim LaHaye to research, teach, and defend the pretribulational rapture and related Bible prophecy doctrines.  Ice has authored and co-authored over 30 books, written hundreds of articles, and is a frequent conference speaker.  He has served as a pastor for 17 years.  Dr. Ice has a B.A. from Howard Payne University, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. from Tyndale Theological Seminary and done doctoral studies at the University of Wales in Lampeter.  He lives with his wife Janice in Justin, Texas and they have three grown sons and five grandchildren.
SalussmBill Salus:

Bill is the founder of Prophecy Depot Ministries. Additionally, he is an author, researcher, conference speaker, and
host of the popular radio program heard in Southern California called,“Prophecy Update.”Bill’s first book, Isralestine, The Ancient Blueprints of the Future Middle East, rapidly rose to the top of the Amazon best seller’s list. He also authored Revelation Road, Hope Beyond the Horizon, which takes the reader on a unique one-of-a-kind reading experience. This is because the book combines a novel with a biblical commentary. His latest book release is called, Psalm 83, The Missing Prophecy Revealed – How Israel Becomes the Next Mideast Superpower. This bestselling book is the revised upgraded version of Isralestine.

ChristQsmChris Quintana:
Brother Chris is Sr. Pastor of Calvary Chapel Cypress. He is a highly sought after conference speaker at speaking at prophecy and Bible conferences across the nation. Chris was saved in 1985 and began attending CC Cypress that same year. He served in a variety of ministries until taking a staff position in 1998. In June of 2010 his pastor Jack Stevens went to be with The Lord and Chris became the senior pastor. Chris was taught, by his pastor to be a chapter by chapter, verse by verse teacher of all 66 books of the bible. Chris believes the return of The Lord Jesus for His church is at hand. He also believes God’s Word is perfect, inerrant and authoritative in all matters of faith and knowledge. He believes only God knows the things to come and feels that God has told us much about the days in which we live. Chris participated in the widely acclaimed Wide is the Gate video series from Caryl Matrisciana.
PERKsmDonald Perkins
Evangelist Perkins is the Founder and President of According To Prophecy Ministries. He has devoted nearly 33 years to the study of God’s Word with a focus on Bible Prophecy. He is a contributing author, along with fifty-five other Bible Scholars, in “The Dictionary of Premillennial Theology” produced by Kregel Publishers. He is also a member of the Pre-trib Research Study Group, founded by Dr. Tim LaHaye. He has appeared many times on TBN and God TV with Gods News Behind the News, Daystar, SkyAngel and INSP Networks with Lamb and Lion Ministries, and Inspiration Ministries.
JonessmNathan Jones
Nathan E. Jones serves as Evangelist and Web Minister for Lamb & Lion Ministries, reaching out to the two billion plus people accessible over the Internet with the message of the soon return of Jesus Christ. A life-long student of the Bible and an ordained minister, Nathan attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and received his Masters of Management and Leadership at Liberty University. Nathan can be found growing and developing Lamb & Lion Ministries’ website at, writing about Bible prophecy daily on The Christ in Prophecy Journal blog at, discussing Jesus’ soon return on The Christ in Prophecy Facebook group, producing end time video messages, being interviewed on radio programs, guest co-hosting the ministry’s television program “Christ in Prophecy,” speaking at conferences and churches, and answering Bible-related questions sent in from all over the world.
Thursday, June 5
SESSION ONE – FBC Thursday – 7:00 pm
Thomas Ice: THE 100% SOLUTION: A survey of past Biblical Prophecy and its 100% accuracy
SESSION TWO – FBC Thursday – 8:30 pm
Chris Quintana: ISRAEL TODAY: the geo political reality happening in Israel right now … looking at the news, the progression of the conflict and what is being done, up to the minute … examining the prophetic and eschatological implications … and why it matters to the church
Friday, June 6
SESSION THREE – Hotel Friday – 9:00 am
Pastors/Christian Workers Private Meet & Greet Breakfast with All Speakers 1. Keynote Address: Dr. Thomas Ice: PROPHECY, PASTORS, AND PEOPLE 2. Round Table & Open Mic.
SESSION FOUR – FBC Friday – 6:00 pm
Donald Perkins: IT’S ABOUT TIME: Bible Prophecy—God’s Order of Events”
SESSION FIVE – FBC Friday – 7:30 pm
Bill Salus: OLD PROPHECIES/NEW REALITIES: Psalm 83, Ezekiel 38. What’s next?
SESSION SIX – FBC Friday – 9:00 pm
Nathan Jones: THE END OF THE AGE: The signs of the end times Jesus gives in Luke 21
Saturday, June 7
SESSION SEVEN – FBC Saturday – 9:00 am
Bill Salus: TOMORROW’S NEWS: The futures of Israel, Iran and the Arab States. Includes Jeremiah 49:34-39 (This is the theme of Bill’s new release coming out this summer.)
SESSION EIGHT – FBC Saturday – 10:30 am
Nathan Jones: PAVING THE WAY: The role of technology in the End Times
SESSION NINE – FBC Saturday – 1:30 pm
Thomas Ice: GOD’S INCREDIBLE TIMEPIECE: Israel and her place in prophecy
SESSION TEN – FBC Saturday – 3:00 pm
Donald Perkins: THE BURDENSOME STONE: Jerusalem, A Cup of Trembling
SESSION ELEVEN – FBC Saturday – 6:00 pm
Bill Salus: GATHERING STORMS: America’s role in the coming Mideast wars
SESSION TWELVE – FBC Saturday – 7:30 pm
Nathan Jones: TRUTH AND ERROR: The Church in light of prophecy.
GOSPEL CONCERT – FBC Saturday – 9:00 pm
The Gatekeepers
Sunday, June 8
SESSION THIRTEEN – FBC Sunday – 9:00 am
Thomas Ice: THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH: The real truth about the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, an examination of its real roots and the lies that have sprung up.
SESSION FOURTEEN – FBC Sunday – 10:30 am
Donald Perkins: THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES: How close are we?”
SESSION FIFTEEN – FBC Sunday – 12:00 noon
Round Table & Open Mic with All Speakers


Don’t forget the Saturday Night Concert by “The Gatekeepers!”


Their website is


Below is a list of special links that allow you to Discover Springfield Illinois and explore Hotels in the area offering special discounts for being a part of the conference.


Attractions and Hotels etc…..

Springfield Tourism


Hotels Springfield Illinois – These Hotels offered a discount if the attendee uses the phrase “Rapture Forums Conference.”

Sleep Inn 217.787.6200
Residence Inn by Marriott 217. 527.1100
Ramada Springfield North 217.523.4000
The State House Inn 217.528.5100
Best Western Clearlake 217.525.7420
Microtel Inn Inn & Suites 217.753.2636
Crowne Plaza 217.585.2843
Carpenter Street Hotel 217.789.9100 – Offers Free Shuttle
The Lodge 217.529.5511