SATURDAY MORNING

Rev. Dr. Timothy J. Keller
As founder and senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Dr. Keller has become effective in reaching New York City professionals from many diverse occupations and cultural backgrounds with the Gospel. Through their Church Planting Center, Dr. Keller hopes to incite a movement of church planting that will spawn dozens of new multi-ethnic congregations throughout the urban areas of the world.

 

Dr. Henry Blackaby
Dr. Blackaby has provided leadership to thousands of pastors, lay people, missionaries and groups in ninety countries.  He has published an array of books, most notably “Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God.”  Encouraging revival and spiritual awakening is his long-range goal.
 

 

Rev. Dr. Jack Hayford
Best-selling author and songwritier, Pastor Hayford is perhaps best known as founder of The Church on the Way in California.  Dr. Hayford serves as President of The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. This movement has 38,000 churches and 49,000 pastors in 136 nations and nearly five million congregants. 
 

 

SATURDAY EVENING

Rev. Dr. A. R. Bernard, Sr.
Dr. Bernard is the founder and Pastor of Christian Cultural Center located in Brooklyn, New York. He left a promising career in the banking world to answer his calling to full time ministry in 1979.  What started as a small storefront church in 1978 has emerged into a thriving not-for-profit organization of 26,000 members, a 6.5-acre sanctuary and conference center which includes a café, flower shop, newsstand and restaurant.  Dr. Bernard remains a highly sought after speaker, teacher and community leader at Fortune 500 companies, universities and national events.

 

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Rev. Dr. Suzan D. Johnson Cook
Known for her eight books and for the “Wonderful Wall Street Wednesday Services,” Dr. Johnson Cook has been described by the New York Times as "Billy Graham and Oprah rolled up into one”.  She has served as a White House Fellow for Domestic Policy; The Faith Liaison for HUD, and the only faith leader appointed to President Clinton's Initiative on race.  She also was the first Female President of the 10,000 member Hampton University Ministers' Conference, in its 89 year history. 

  


John Beckett, The Beckett Corporation
Chairman of this worldwide manufacturing corporation, John also helped found Intercessors For American in 1973 and serves as its Board Chairman.  The Christian Broadcasting Network named him "Christian Businessman of the Year" in 1999.  His second book is "Mastering Mondays: A Guide to Integrating Faith and Work".

 

Dan Stratton, Moderator
Formerly one of NY's top traders, Dan left the NY Commodity and Mercantile Exchanges to plant Faith
Fellowship Exchange, a church that serves as a lighthouse of hope in the financial district.

 Doug Stringer, Somebody Cares America
Dr. J. Doug Stringer is founder and President of Turning Point Ministries International, which birthed an international movement known as Somebody Cares, a network of organizations impacting communities through unified grassroots efforts.  As an Asian American, Doug is considered a bridge-builder and ambassador of reconciliation amongst various ethnic and religioius groups.  From one-on-one ministry to crusades of thousands, Doug is a revivalist at heart. 

   

 

 

A life-sized sculpture of Jeremiah Lanphier has been commissioned from Lincoln Fox.  This bronze sculpture will be revealed at the 2007 conference and will be placed in various locations in Lower Manhattan.  Smaller maquette statues also will be available for individual purchase.