The first session of the RISK Evangelism Conference will feature Steve Ayers, pastor of Hillvue Heights Church in Bowling Green. The church was formed in 1991 with 30 members. The congregation reported that 554 people were baptized in 2012. A native of Bowling Green, Ayers completed his undergraduate work at Western Kentucky University. He has a master’s degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and a doctorate from Drew University in Madison, NJ. He is an adjunct professor at Campbellsville University and in 2003 released his book, “Igniting Passion in Your Church.” Ayers and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children.