Mission Statement

We created Landmark Events to encourage and edify families by preserving providential history and facilitating events that presuppositionally address the ethical issues of our time.

Historian David McCullough suggested that trying to understand the future without learning from the past is like trying to plant cut flowers. All our knowledge, our beliefs, our world-view, our identity, and those of the generations to come are rooted in the verities of history, which are based, in turn, on the infallible and inerrant historical truths of the revealed Word of God. Without history—religion and philosophy, the arts and sciences, mathematics, language, music and literature have no meaning. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Douglas Southall Freeman rightly observed that “history is the great lamp that illumines every other study; without it, we grope in the dark.” Every person, event, and nation is a product of the past and we cannot escape that fact. See full article here.

At Landmark Events we are passionate about teaching history to the next generation. When our children, and we ourselves, study true history they will develop a sense of context, understanding that they are not a random occurrence amidst a sea of random occurrences, but uniquely placed in time. The benefits they now enjoy were wrought by the sacrifice of their predecessors, and consequently they have a duty to steward what has been given them and an appropriate weight of responsibility to provide for the following generation. As we mine the treasures of history together, we will foster a sense of gratitude for our present inheritance and nurture a vision of hope for our future.


Meet Our Board of Directors

Don Murphy

Don Murphy and his wife, Sandy, have four children: Madison, Meghan, Mason and Micah. Don is in the process of establishing a church plant—Covenant Heritage Presbyterian Church—a mission of Chalcedon Presbyterian Church. Don is a graduate of Auburn University and a member of the Auburn Alumni Association. Don is a founder of Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith and is the firm’s managing member, responsible for coordinating all aspects of the firm and spearheading its leadership. He performs auditing and accounting, tax planning, and consulting services for clients primarily in construction, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and entertainment industries and closely-held companies. Don serves on the Turning Hearts Ministry board, as Treasurer for Evangel Christian School, member of the AICPA professional liability insurance committee, and is on the advisory board for Construction Business Owners magazine. He has served on the Small Business Consulting Committee of ASCPA as well as the Taxation and Finance Committee for the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce. Don Murphy was named 2011 “CEO of the Year” and has been awarded “Who’s Who in Law and Accounting”, “Who’s Who in Construction” (one of only 5 accountants) and was named to the “Power Book” and “Most Influential List” by the Birmingham Business Journal.

Gary Powers

Gary Powers is a preaching elder at Geneva Lakes Church, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the CEO of Ortho Molecular Products, Inc., one of the fastest growing dietary supplement companies in America, and a leading proponent of Lifestyle Medicine. Besides founding Ortho Molecular Products in 1989, Mr. Powers has started several new businesses with his oldest children. Each of these endeavors is centered in the natural products and organic farming industries. Gary and his wife Patti have been married for 27 years and have 10 children.

Kevin Turley

Kevin Turley has worked orchestrating and planning events since he began a career in the hospitality industry over 30 years ago. More recently, he has planned and coordinated educational conferences and history tours in America and Europe and has served to provide tens of thousands of Christian families with a quality educational experience.

Kevin and his wife Kathleen have three children and four grandchildren. They reside in middle Tennessee.