Why are fathers under so much attack today? The role of fathers in the lives of children is designed by God to be a direct reflection of the role of our Heavenly Father. Children whose fathers give in to anger, anxiety, lust, and greed often develop a distorted view of their Heavenly Father.

Fathers are invited to join Tom Harmon, Gary Fraley, Jim Bob Duggar, and Dwain Swanson in Big Sandy, TX, February 23–26, for a Fathers Conference!

The conference will begin with dinner on Thursday evening,  and end with breakfast on Sunday morning. Airport pick-ups will be available twice a day from Dallas and as needed from Longview or Tyler Airports. Please email ati@iblp.org for transportation requests.

Not only is the conference focused on Fathers, but their whole family is welcome to come experience “the other side” of the ministry by serving alongside of the IBLP and IAA staff. Both prior and/or during the Father’s conference.  For details regarding the corresponding Family Week click here.



Jim Bob Duggar

  • As a parent of 19 children, Jim Bob teaches invaluable lessons about equipping and releasing children to follow what God has called them to do.

Tom Harmon

  • Tom Harmon will explain how to hear from the Lord in prayer in developing a plan and goals for your family.

Gary Fraley

  • Gary Fraley’s message, “Keeping It All Together,” will encourage you in the spiritual leadership of your home through illustrations from the ten years he and his father hunted on horseback.

Dwain Swanson

  • Dwain Swanson will energize you in incorporating disciplines that will deepen your walk with the Lord.

Meal Plans

Meals from dinner on Thursday, February 23 through breakfast on Sunday, February 26 are covered in the cost of the Conference.



ATI Fathers: $149
Non-ATI Fathers: $199


Lodging from Thursday evening, February 23, through Saturday evening, February 26, is covered in the cost of the Conference.