Robert has crisscrossed the globe for 20 years, sharing the gospel of Jesus. With a fresh vision and an undeniable passion for the city of Dallas, he has stepped into the role of being Lead Pastor of Social Dallas in Dallas, TX. He is husband to Taylor Madu and a father of 3 beautiful children.
Eli Bonilla Jr. is an emerging leader in the NextGen space. He serves several national networks in various roles, including the NextGen regional cochair for North America with Empowered21 and the national millennial director for the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC). His full-time responsibilities are with Bethany Church in Baton Rouge, LA, as Global NextGen Pastor. He is also a published author with Thomas Nelson. Eli is the father to two beautiful children, Novalee Grace and Ezekiel Eliezer Rafat, and husband to Alexis Gabriella Bonilla.
Raised in a legacy family, Jonathan Stockstill was born with ministry in his blood. From an early age, it was apparent that Jonathan had a tremendous gift for music. He won several state championships in piano before going on to master several other instruments and become an internationally recognized worship artist. By the age of 30, he had recorded more than 10 albums and personally written over 100 songs.
At the age of 30, Jonathan transitioned from worship pastor to lead pastor of Bethany Church, following in the footsteps of his father, Larry Stockstill, and his grandfather, Roy Stockstill. During the last five years, he has taken the church to new heights in both growth and influence. Jonathan has an exciting vision for the future of Bethany. With statewide campuses and Bethany church plants around the world, the next chapter is going to be very exciting.
Jonathan married the love of his life, Angie, in 2005. Whether swimming with his girls or wrestling with his son, Jonathan enjoys being a dad above all his many other responsibilities. When he and Angie relax, they love to frequent new restaurants and get away to popular travel destinations. A native of the bayous, he enjoys everything outdoors, especially water sports. He especially likes to fish and Yolo, sometimes doing both at the same time.
At heart, Jonathan is a creative leader. His musical innovation and leadership style define the best of the new generation of church leaders.
You can register at https://boldxconference.com via your laptop or cell phone. You will be linked to our Planning Center Registrations to purchase tickets.
Bold X is for students going into 6th-12th grades for the Fall of 2024.
Registration includes access to all sessions and a welcome bag, as well as breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday. Visiting churches may add Thursday and Friday dinner to their registration for an additional $20. Wednesday’s dinner, lodging and breakfast will be at your group’s own expense.
It’s always good to bring a water bottle, and money for snacks and merchandise that you may want to purchase. Bags are allowed if you would like to hold your items during the conference. We will be sending out a “What to Bring” list for students in April!
Check-in will begin at 5:00PM at our Bethany South Baton Rouge Campus. It will take place in the tent on the grounds.
We have multiple morning sessions that are jam-packed with dynamic worship and speakers. In the afternoons, we will have breakout sessions for students in a lane of their choice. We will also have our XGames competitions on Thursday and Friday afternoons. There are also many fun things to do in Baton Rouge outside of conference time!
No. Night sessions are reserved for our conference attendees and Bethany serve teams.
For our youth pastors out there, we want to connect with you and have provided ways to do that. We are including a Youth Pastor Mixer in our schedule just for you to meet our teams and connect with other pastors at the conference. We also will have a breakout session just for Youth Pastors with the goal of covering the challenges of youth ministry and providing you with Gen Z resources.
No, BoldX will gather together for all main sessions. Our students from Bethany Church will be able to return to their home each night and back for the next day of sessions!
Yes! We will be providing bus transportation from our other Bethany campuses. Please let your Youth Director know that your student would like to reserve a spot for transportation to BoldX. Stay tuned for all bus times that will be updated on our page as the conference gets closer!
We believe in creating a safe environment for our students to have the best experience. We will be sure to have detailed security at our campus throughout the conference. Our students will also be under the supervision of our amazing BoldYTH Bgroup Leaders who have graciously dedicated their week to serve and be with our students during the duration of the conference. Our students will be divided into small groups with our leaders checking in with each of their students individually. They will help facilitate a fun conference time and environment for students to grow closer to God.