May 19-20, 2023

The Montana Caskey Conference is a free conference to encourage and equip ministers and their spouses.

Dr. Ted Traylor


“This now is the Word of God.”

These seven words spoken at the beginning of each sermon preached by Dr. Ted Traylor is the foundation of his ministry. 

Having served as pastor of Olive Baptist Church since 1990, Dr. Ted Traylor is committed to developing fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. His bold and practical preaching brings listeners to a fresh understanding of the Bible and challenges them to become bondservants for Christ.

 A lifelong sports enthusiast, Dr. Traylor’s coaching style of leadership allows teams to develop their spiritual gifts as they serve the body of Christ and their communities. Mentoring and training young ministers is a passionate focus of his ministry. Preaching at various meetings and conferences throughout the country, he is known for his uncompromising stand on biblical issues and a strong defense of the Christian faith.

Dr. Traylor has served as First Vice-President of the Southern Baptist Convention, President of the Florida Baptist Convention, President of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference, Pensacola Bay Baptist Association moderator, and as a member of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force. He is currently a speaker for the North American Mission Board’s Who’s Your One? conferences and serves on the board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes of the University of Alabama.

Having a family committed to Christ and the church is Dr. Traylor’s greatest honor. He has been married to his accomplished wife, Liz, since 1976. They have two grown children, Rachel and Bennett, and two adorable granddaughters, Kathryn and Elizabeth.



Dr. Blake Newsom


Blake Newsom, PhD, serves as the director of the Caskey Center at NOBTS & Leavell College, as well as associate professor of Expository Preaching. He graduated from NOBTS with his PhD in Preaching.

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