2017 Keynote Speakers
A graduate of Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia College of Bible) and Talbot School of Theology, Bryan Loritts was recently voted one of the top thirty emerging Christian leaders. He is the co-founder of Fellowship Memphis, where he served as Lead Pastor of this multi-ethnic church for 11 years, helping to grow the church from 26 people in a living room to several thousand. Pastor Bryan served as Pastor for Preaching and Mission at Trinity Grace Church in New York City. He is the President of the Kainos Movement, an organization aimed at establishing the multi-ethnic church in America as the new normal. He has written several books including: God on Paper, Letters to a Birmingham Jail, Right Color/Wrong Culture, A Cross Shaped Gospel and his latest, Saving the Saved. Pastor Bryan sits on the Board of Trustees for Biola University and Board of Directors for Pine CoveHe is the husband of Korie , and the proud father of three boys Quentin, Myles and Jaden.
John Stonestreet serves as President of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. A gifted communicator on areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education, and apologetics, John is a sought-after speaker, published author, and respected cultural commentator. Since 2012, John and Eric Metaxas have co-hosted BreakPoint, the nationally syndicated radio commentary founded by the late Chuck Colson. He is also the voice of the Point, a daily one minute radio feature on worldview, apologetics and cultural issues. Before coming to the Colson Center in 2010, John served various leadership capacities with Summit Ministries, and was on the Biblical Studies faculty at Bryan College (TN). John has co-authored three books: Restoring All Things (with Warren Smith, 2015), Same-Sex Marriage (with Sean McDowell, 2014), and Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview (with Gary Phillips and William Brown, 2007). John holds degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (IL) and Bryan College (TN). He and his wife Sarah have three daughters and a dog, and live in Colorado Springs, CO. Connect with John at BreakPoint.org, or follow him on Twitter (@jbstonestreet).
Keynote Title: Living what We Believe: Cultivating Character in an Ungodly World.
Equipping Seminar Title: Clarity, Conviction, Courage: making Sense of and a Difference In our World
Description: Many Christians think we’ve lost the culture. Many others are tempted to cave on Christian morality so as not to stand out. What is our calling to Culture? How can we make sense of the craziness around us? How can we live out our faith in today’s hostile culture?
Mark is the lead and founding pastor of New Life Community Church in the city of Chicago. He and his wife Dee have seen New Life grow from a handful of people to several thousand meeting at over 20 locations with over 40 worship services each weekend. Mark is also the founder of New Life Centers, an organization focused on helping youth in underserved areas of Chicago (www.nlcenters.org). He holds a Masters degree from Moody theological Seminary and a Doctorate degree from Bakke Graduate University. Mark is the author of UNSTUCK: Out of your cave into your call and can be heard on his daily radio program Straighttalk.
Keynote Title: Come Out of Your Cave
Equipping Seminar Title: Fighting For A New Destiny
Description: This Seminar will focus on how to break destructive family cycles and create a new legacy. One broken family cycle leads to another broken cycle until someone has the courage to stop the generational pattern. You may be called to be the Cycle Breaker and Legacy Maker. A new generation can start with you.
Bishop Larry Jackson is currently serving as the regional Bishop for the Fellowship of International Churches (Bishop Wellington Boone, Founder and National Bishop) in the southeastern region of the United States. He is the founding Pastor of Bethel Outreach International Church and is the founder and president of True Value of a Woman movement designed to help women understand their value to God and before man. He is also the founder and president of Frontliners Men Ministry designed to bring men to the front lines of what God is doing!
Bishop Jackson is a nationally and internationally known speaker. He is the author of several books, including Numbered with the Transgressors, a powerful book that will take you to new levels of intercessory prayer; Guilt Free Living, practical instruction on overcoming the spirit of lust in every area of life; Knowing God by the Numbers, where readers learn the secret of biblical numbers and how God is using them to speak to His church today; The Power Is In The Closet, a book that teach intercessors how to pray from the secret place and find success; The True Value of a Woman, a book and workbook designed to bring women to their valued place before God and man (this book is also available in French); First Comes Love, book and workbook designed to help unmarried people understand how to prepare for marriage; One Degree of Change, a book designed to help a person move from hot to boiling in their commitment and success; and Beyond Reconciliation, a book in which he and Pastor Michael Fletcher share important principles on how to establish covenant relationships with those from different cultural backgrounds.
Keynote Title: How to be a Man in a Feminine Society
Equipping Seminar Title: One Degree of Change. Moving from 211 Degrees to 212 Degrees
Description: This seminar is for the man who genuinely loves the Lord and is enjoying a very good life, yet he knows there is so much more he should be doing for Him. If you feel like you are not walking in your purpose, this seminar is for you.
Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin, born in New Bern, North Carolina, currently serves as the Executive Vice President of the Family Research Council in Washington, DC. He is also the Wheat Professor of Leadership Studies at Hampden-Sydney College in Farmville, Virginia. Previously, LTG Boykin served at the Pentagon as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, overseeing the gathering and exploitation of intelligence during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. LTG Boykin had a distinguished military career that began in 1971. In his thirty-six years in the Army, he served for more than 24 years in Joint Special Operations, with a command at every level. He was one of the original members of the US Army’s Delta Force and was privileged to command these elite warriors in combat operations. LTG Boykin ultimately served as the Commander of the US Army Special Forces Command and as the Commandant of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His memoir, Never Surrender: A Soldier’s Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom, was released in 2008. He has also authored two novels, Danger Close and Kiloton Threat. LTG Boykin continues to support our military and promote a strong national defense as a board member with Freedom Alliance, and he encourages patriotism and public service as a board member with the Joe Foss Institute. His most important mission is as an ordained minister and Founder/President of Kingdom Warriors, a non-profit ministry that encourages Christians to be bold in their faith.
boys- Quentin, Myles and Jaden.
Keynote Title: Never Surrender
Description: LTG Boykin will present his testimony that recounts the toughest battles he faced during his 36 years in US Army Special Operations and the power of faith and prayer.
Equipping Seminar Title: Courage In an Atmosphere of Cowards
Description: We will discuss the current state of the the Nation and the culture that attacks our beliefs. Now more than ever, our Nation needs informed, courageous, Christian men.
Pastor Eric Ludy is the bestselling author of over twenty books with well over a million copies in print, including Wrestling Prayer, The Bravehearted Gospel, and When God Writes Your Love Story. He is the senior pastor of The Church at Ellerslie and the lead instructor at Ellerslie Discipleship Training – a Biblical training center based in Colorado that draws students of all ages from all over the world. His weekly sermons are heard by tens of thousands of people across the globe, and his short films on the Christian life have been viewed by millions. His messages present a powerful wake-up call for the modern church, challenging believers to return to triumphant, Bible-centered, Christ-empowered Christianity. Eric and his wife, Leslie have been married over twenty years and live in Colorado with their six exuberant children. . Visit Eric at www.ellerslie.com and www.ericludy.com.
Keynote Title: The Manly Growl
Description: The Return of Godly Strength to Modern Manhood Description: This message is designed to stick the “holy grit” back into the Christian man – casting the grand and impossible vision that God has for His men, and demonstrating how He has supplied the divine resource needed to fulfill that high calling.
Equipping Seminar Title: The Secret of Christian Strength
Description: The Key to Triumphant Manhood Description: This message explains the mechanics of moral success – creating both a vision for a strong and effective life of purity in Christ Jesus as well as the practical means by which to gain it.
Ricky Jenkins was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He trusted Jesus Christ in high school before attending Mississippi College earning a degree in Political Science and a place in the Hall of Fame. He credits his college years as life changing times in which he accepted the call to pastoral ministry where he’s been serving in that role for the last 15 years. After college, Ricky continued to work in ministry with a myriad of churches and community organizations. He’s enjoyed traveling the country preaching God’s word. Ricky also began working for a social justice ministry and organized clergy to amplify the issues of the working poor. As a community organizer, he partnered with hundreds of Oakland Bay Area clergy and led rallies, marches, and vigils on behalf of the disenfranchised poor. After his years in Oakland, Ricky moved to Memphis, TN, to serve as a Campus Pastor for Fellowship Memphis Church. Fellowship is a gospel-centered, multi-ethnic church bringing together people of all backgrounds for the worship of God. Ricky served in Memphis from 2008 to 2013. While in Memphis, Ricky met, pursued, and married his lovely wife April! Ricky and April envision planting a church in his hometown of Jackson, MS, someday. They are currently in Chicago continuing his education. Ricky & April love pouring into other men and women in their discipleship groups, hosting friends and couples that are new to the community, and getting out of the country to serve the nations as often as the Lord allows.
Keynote Title: Stay Here
Description: In John 15 Jesus challenged his most closest and ardent followers to remember one essential must do for the believer: Abide in Christ. Because when our focus is not Christ’s it’ll usually veer towards unhealthy places. There is no other satisfaction outside of an abiding relationship with Jesus Christ! STAY HERE!
Equipping Seminar Title: Tried & True: Essential Practices for Ministry Leaders
Description: Every team has its issues. And every one of those issues are related to something the leader has missed. There are tried and true, nonnegotiable leadership practices that every leader in ministry must bring to his team. Whether you’re a ministry leader, a pastor, a coach, or just a Dad who wants to give it all he can, make sure what you’re doing in leadership is biblically: Tried & True!
Kenny Luck is an ECPA Platinum Award Winning Author, who has authored and co-authored 20 books for men. He is a trusted expert on men’s issues and writes the “Every Man” column for the Christian Post addressing men’s issues and current events. Currently, Kenny serves as the Leadership Pastor at Crossline Church in Laguna Hills, CA. As the former men’s pastor at Saddleback Church, his strategy and model for men’s ministry was selected by LifeWay Christian as their resource for churches worldwide and released in June 2012 as the SLEEPING GIANT. As Founder and President of Every Man Ministries, Kenny is spearheading the Sleeping Giant movement which is revolutionizing men’s ministry in the local church, freeing men spiritually, and empowering family health worldwide. Kenny has personally reached over two million men through his live outreaches, podcasts, books and his ON DEMAND men’s meetings at everymanministries.com. Kenny and his wife Chrissy have three children (Cara, Ryan and Jenna) and live in Trabuco Canyon, California.
Keynote Title: YOU AND ME
Description: Wrong assumptions in relationships are dangerous. You think one thing. The other person thinks another. Then your assumptions collide in big hot mess! It’s a classic case of bad intel leading to bad choices which leads to disastrous outcomes. When it comes to God you don’t want to be operating on assumptions because they have eternal consequences! Thankfully, God takes the guesswork out of it. He says this is YOU and this is ME. I am the POTTER and you are the CLAY. That’s how this works.
Equipping Seminar Title: Sleeping Giant
Description: The Sleeping Giant men’s pastors seminar is both a wake up call and a pat on the back for pastors and men’s ministry leaders. If you want to learn how to build a leadership engine for your church and move men from the audience to the army, risk joining the next church to church movement of men.