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Pre-SCORR Conference Panel

Pamela Christian, James Petitfils, Adam Edgerly

    • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    • 9:10–10:20 p.m.
  • Sutherland Auditorium
  • Open to: Students

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.

Where at the end of the day we gather to worship in music and consider teaching on a broad range of topics from God’s Word and world--an evening planned by the student staff of AfterDark.


Pamela Christian

James Petitfils

James Petitfils holds a B.A. from Biola University, M.A. from Talbot School of Theology and an M.A. and Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles. He completed his Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles, in 2013, writing a dissertation exploring ancient Roman, Jewish and Christian discourse on exemplary leadership. Petitfils’ research interests include storytelling and moral formation in the Roman Mediterranean, early Christian martyrdom and leadership in the New Testament and early Christianity. Along with research and teaching, he has been a pastor in the South Bay for more than 15 years, currently serving as a teaching pastor at the River Church. He has been happily married to Braelyn for over 10 years and together they have a beautiful daughter, Micelli, 5, and a little beach boy, Brixton, 2. Beyond Biola, he enjoys surfing, family beach days and burritos.

Adam Edgerly

Adam Edgerly serves as Lead Pastor of Newsong Los Angeles Covenant Church, a culturally diverse faith community where people are being reconciled to God and each other. Before entering the pastorate, He served the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination as Regional Director of Church Planting and Community Transformation, and as Associate Director of Evangelism and Prayer. Adam is also a corporate consultant and executive coach with the Awaken Group and the Chief Executive Officer of Culture Consultants LLC. He earned his BA and MA in Intercultural Studies from Biola University and his MBA from Emory University. He loves to learn about world religions and about different cultures, having visited more than twenty countries thus far. Adam enjoys studying in coffee houses and going to the beach with his beloved wife and daughter. As Site Pastor of NewSong Los Angeles Covenant Church, Adam is responsible for preaching and teaching the Word of God, administering the sacraments, and providing spiritual oversight, including vision, direction, and missional leadership. Adam loves learning.


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