Chris Rosebrough, CEO of Pirate Christian Radio will be the Featured Speaker at the First Annual BJS National Conference, February 13-14

Chris Rosebrough is not only the courageous and generous man who spearheaded the effort to get Issues, Etc. back on the air, he also has a great “testimony” about how he converted to Lutheranism out of American Evangelicalism, in which, to quote Chris, he was on his way to hell. Confessional Lutheranism means salvation in Christ for Chris and we invite you to hear that story at the first annual Brothers of John the Steadfast national conference, Friday and Saturday, February 13-14, 2009 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, Illinois.


The theme of the conference is one of BJS’s major emphases – “Establishing and Promoting New Lutheran Media in Support of the Gospel.” We will also be having speakers and sessions devoted to our other major themes: the liturgy, male headship in the church and at home, and  confessional growth.


Chris is a great choice to spearhead our list of speakers since he started his own internet Christian radio station, Pirate Christian Radio. Chris has also been intimately connected to the other two heroes of new Lutheran media, our friends Issues Etc. host Pastor Todd Wilken and show producer and the “hardest working man in radio” Jeff Schwarz. We also encourage you to check out Chris’s website  Extreme Theology.


We will be announcing our other speakers and giving more details on the conference later this month. Our thanks to Pastor Jacob Earhard (Dwight, Illinois) and Cantor Phillip Magness (Bethany, Naperville, Illinois) for serving on our conference committee. We are very blessed to have the Day School Principal from Bethany, Naperville, an excellent coordinator and administrator, Pam Mueller, heading up the conference committee. Pam’s service is a reminder that even though BJS is a men’s group, we have numerous women who have joined the group and who are a great help in getting the work of the Brothers accomplished, and are certainly welcome at the conference.




Pastor Rossow

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.


Chris Rosebrough, CEO of Pirate Christian Radio will be the Featured Speaker at the First Annual BJS National Conference, February 13-14 — 8 Comments

  1. Rossow-
    what a nice St. Valentine’s Day get together. I am sure all the Steadfast Brother’s wives will be pleased.

  2. Not everyone is as romantic as you BB 🙂

    Actually we will be done by mid-afternoon so everyone can get home to their sweeties.

    We had a lengthy discussion about this. We have a limited number of weekends between the Symposium and Ash Wednesday due to other scheduling difficulties.


  3. Daniel,

    I will run that past Chris and see what he thinks.

    We broadcast a live Issues, Etc. show from our sanctuary a couple of years ago. We hope to do that again for one of our future BJS conferences but right now they do not have the equipment for that and are using financial resources for other priorities.

    Pastor Rossow

  4. even though I cant attend, I hope Chris archives his speaking thing on his FFTF site.

    i BTW love Pirate Christian Radio.

    Chris’s show is my favorite show on that station.

  5. I see on WNN that you are debating a sabbatarian. I have debated them for over 40 years (SDA, WWC, etc.). I have written a small article on the main points of my study of the issue. I take the Continental Reformed position. Contact me is you want a copy of my notes. Never lost a debate yet.

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