Arkansas Catholic Charismatic Conference
August 1-3, 2014
At the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Online registration will close on July 30th at 10:00pm
Bishop Sam Jacobs was ordained to the Priesthood on June 6, 1964 for the Diocese of Lafayette serving as pastor,chaplain and associate pastor of several parishes in the Diocese of Lafayette and Lake Charles before being appointed Bishop of Alexandria by Pope John Paul II in 1989. On August 1, 2003, he was named Third Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux.
Bishop Jacobs served as chairman of the National Service Committee for the Charismatic Renewal and Diocese Director of Vocations and Seminarians for the Diocese of Lake Charles.
Within the United States Conference of Bishops, he was chairman for Evangelization(2005-2007), and is currently a member of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth and the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis.
Ralph Martin holds an MA in Theology from Sacred Heart School of Theology in the Archdiocese of Detroit, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (the “Angelicum”) in Rome. Ralph is president of Renewal Ministries and the host of The Choices We Face a weekly Catholic television and radio program distributed throughout the world.
Ralph is also an associate professor and Director of Graduate Theology Programs in the New Evangelization at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit (www.shms.edu) and a Visiting Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He was named by Pope Benedict XVI as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization.
Ralph is the author of a number of books, the most recent of which are The Urgency of the New Evangelization: Answering the Call; The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints, and Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization. He and his wife Anne have six children and 15 grandchildren and reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan.