Guest Speaker Tony Merida – 2014 OCE

Image Our guest speaker, Tony Merida, is the founding pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also serves as the Associate Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Kimberly, with whom he has five adopted children. Tony is the author of Faithful Preaching and co-author of Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-Centered Adoption and Orphan CareAlong with David Platt and Danny Akin, Tony serves as the general editor and as contributor for the upcoming commentary series with B&H entitled Christ-Centered Exposition. He travels and speaks all over the world in a variety of venues, including pastors’ conferences, church planting conferences, theological institutions, orphan care events and youth and collegiate events, and he has become a leading voice in the growing movement for adoption and orphan care.


This was the welcoming page for our first Orphan Care Expo. Check out the other pages for this year’s expo. We again have an exciting speaker, informative breakout sessions, and many agencies to learn about. For those who want to help children in need this is the perfect opportunity to get information about adoption, fostering, mentoring, counselling, tutoring, and other support and matching services.

Welcome to the Orphan Care Expo website! We’re looking forward to our 2014 Expo event Saturday, May 3 from 9AM-3PM at Peninsula Community Chapel in Yorktown, Virginia. We have great speakers and agencies joining us and hope to provide helpful resources to those interested in adoption, foster care and other family support services. Check out the info here on our website and make sure you like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest news!