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William Still, the famous Scottish pastor and preacher, along with a handful of other men, began a conference that sought to serve pastors.  That handful of men devoted themselves to prayer, the preaching of the WORD, and the means of grace. There were never any games or entertainment, no networking, or think-tanks-it was simply a few men who found themselves equal before the cross of Christ and who sought true fellowship, Thus the Crieff Fellowship was born.


The Crieff Fellowship met for the first time in a small town in Scotland from which it derives its name. Crieff Fellowship USA is patterned after its father in Scotland. The purpose of Crieff Fellowship is threefold: 

1) to fellowship together as ministers of the gospel

2) to devote ourselves to prayer and the worship of God

3) to be challenged and encouraged by the Word of God so that we may return to our ministries prepared to do His work. 


Crieff Fellowship wants to meet our essential needs as ministers by becoming a mini-sabbatical that includes expository teaching, honest worship, intercessory prayer, and encouragement. Our Schedule is simple and involves only teaching, worship, prayer, and meals.


You have plenty of free time to spend by yourself, or with your spouse, enjoying the mountains, playing golf, fishing, or even late night basketball games, which have become a tradition over the last few years. However, your participation is up to you- we want you to leave refreshed and filled.

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2024 Speaker

Dr. David Filson

Pastor of Theology and Discipleship
Christ Presbyterian  (PCA) in Nashville, TN
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Dr. Filson is a Pastor of Theology and Discipleship for Church and Academy at Christ Presbyterian  Church (PCA) in Nashville, TN., where he has served for the past decade. He has been in vocational pastoral ministry for over thirty years, and is an active member of Nashville Presbytery, having served as chairman of the theological examining committee since the early 2000s. Prior to his arrival at Christ Presbyterian, Dr. Filson was a church planter in Nashville, and also has a background in youth ministry. His doctoral work was done in the history of apologetics, focusing on Post-Princetonian, twentieth-century developments and debates over epistemology with special attention to the works of J. Oliver Buswell and Cornelius Van Til.

Previous Speakers

2000 Rev. David Sinclair

2001 Dr. Mark Ross

2002 Rev. Randy Smith

2003 Rev. Chuck Jacob

2004 Dr. Jimmy Agan

2005 Dr. Rod Mays

2006 Dr. Jay Sklar

2007 Dr.George Robertson

2008 Dr. Mark Ross

2009 Rev. Scott Roley

2010 Dr. Skip Ryan

2011 Dr. John Wood

2012 Rev. Sandy Wilson

2013 Dr. George Robertson

2014 Steve Brown

2015 Dr. Ray Cortese & Rev. Adam Jones

2016 Dr. Jimmy Agan & Dr. Douglas Kelly

2017 Rev. Mike Khandijan & Dr. Dale Johnson

2018 Rev. Sandy Wilson & Rev. David Cassidy

2019 Dr. Sean Lucas & Rev. Chuck Jacob

2020 Dr. Ray Ortlund

2021 Rev. Ray Cortese & Rev. Andy Lewis

2022 Rev. Bob Flayhart

2023 Dr. Bryan Chapell

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Retreat Details

Crieff USA 2024 will be  Jan.29 -Feb 1, 2024. The location will again be the Bonclarken Retreat Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The cost is $250 for pastors and ministry workers and $215 for spouses. This covers housing, most meals, and conference expenses. 

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