Keynote Speakers:

John Dawson Circle 1John Dawson

A native of New Zealand, John Dawson has traveled throughout the world for many years with his wife, Julie and daughter Rachel. They have four children, three adult sons involved in missions in three countries along with young Rachel.

John is a well-loved leader in the international church who at one time served on 41 boards before prioritizing four key networks. He currently helps to give oversight to Aglow International, March for Jesus International, Youth With A Mission International and the International Reconciliation Coalition.

John served as founder and director of Youth With A Mission-Los Angeles until appointed the international director of Urban Missions, a network of around 3,200 full-time evangelism and social service personnel working in world-class cities in over 100 countries. In 1997, this responsibility was delegated to a new director. From 2003 to 2010, John served as the international president of Youth With A Mission.

Along with his 400,000 copy best-seller Taking Our Cities for God, John has written a highly acclaimed book, Healing America’s Wounds, followed by Three Nations at the Crossroads, dealing with the issue of national identity facing Germany, Switzerland and Austria. More recently, he has written What Christians Should Know about Reconciliation, a brief guide for the reconciliation movement.

Beth Moore

Beth Moore founded Living Proof Ministries in 1994 with the purpose of teaching women how to love and live on God’s Word. She has written numerous books and Bible studies, including Breaking Free, Believing God, The Patriarchs and most recently, James: Mercy Triumphs that have been read by women of all ages, races and denominations. God has graciously given Beth the opportunity to serve the body of Christ in many different countries, including Ireland, England, Singapore, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, India, Angola, Kenya and South Africa. With great joy, she began a radio ministry in 2004 called “Living Proof with Beth Moore” hosted on OnePlace.com.  Also, each Wednesday, Beth can be seen teaching Bible study on the television program “Life Today with James and Betty Robison.”

Beth graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in political science. She would later receive an honorary doctorate in humanities from Howard Payne University. She married Keith in 1978 and they have two daughters, Amanda and Melissa, both are involved in Living Proof Ministries.

Beth hosts an interdenominational Bible study for women in her city at Houston’s First Baptist Church (HFBC). Because of her burden for unity in the body of Christ, Beth counts serving women of all denominations as one of her greatest privileges in life. HFBC was Beth’s beloved home church for more than 25 years until her son-in-law Curtis Jones launched Bayou City Fellowship in September 2011.  She is delighted to serve shoulder-to-shoulder there with her first born and favorite pastor’s wife. The whole family calls the Houston area home.

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Samuel Rodriguez

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. The NHCLC is the nation’s largest Hispanic Christian organization representing millions of evangelicals, more than 40,000 U.S. churches, and seeks to reconcile evangelist Billy Graham’s message of salvation with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march of prophetic activism through its “7 Directives” of Life, Family, Compassionate Evangelism, Stewardship, Justice, Education and Youth.

On January 21, 2013, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, the first Latino to ever be invited, gave the keynote speech at the Martin Luther King, Jr. 40th Anniversary Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Rodriguez also gave a historic keynote speech at the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s 2013 National Religious Freedom Conference in Washington, D.C., in June 2013.

He currently serves on the board of directors of some of America’s leading evangelical organizations such as: Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, National Association of Evangelicals, Empowered21, PCCNA, Liberty Counsel and Christianity Today. Rodriguez is also the recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award presented by the Congress of Racial Equality.

Rodriguez is the author of Be Light, The Lamb’s Agenda and Path of Miracles. He earned his master’s degree in educational leadership from Lehigh University and most recently received an honorary doctorate from The Baptist Universities of the Americas. An Assemblies of God ordained minister since the age of 23, Rodriguez also serves as senior pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California, where he resides with his wife of 24 years, Eva and their three children.

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ed-stetzer-circle-1Dr. Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College. Ed also serves as the executive director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton, and as chair of the Evangelism and Leadership Program in the Graduate School. Ed is a prolific author and well-known conference speaker. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates and has written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN.

He is also the executive editor of The Gospel Project, which is used by over 1 million individuals each week. Stetzer is executive editor of Facts & Trends Magazine, a Christian leadership magazine with a circulation of 70,000 readers.
As of fall 2015, Stetzer co-hosts BreakPoint This Week, a radio broadcast that airs on over 400 media outlets.

He also serves the teaching pastor at Christ Fellowship, a multi-cultural gigachurch in Miami, Florida.

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Adult Convention Speakers:

Drs Anthonys Circle 5Drs. Michael and Michelle Anthony

Drs. Michael and Michelle Anthony have been married for 28 years and have two grown children. They fell in love on a mission trip and have been doing ministry together ever since. They are passionate about the gospel, family and discipleship. In their free time, they enjoy cooking together, reading, the mountains and entertaining their friends and family in their home. Both have taught at Biola University and have served in several church ministry positions. Currently, Michael is the director of operations for the Dream Centers of Colorado Springs and Michelle is the associate pastor of children and parenting at New Life Church.

Dr. Joaquin G. Molina

As a senior pastor, international conference speaker, respected author and leader within the body of Christ, Dr. Joaquin G. Molina unleashes his passion and relentless heart toward helping men mature in character and unravel from all the distortions that prevent true transformation.

Dr. Molina is known among his peers for his compelling wisdom and powerful delivery of deep biblical truths that produces a lasting conviction on vital issues that confront men. For the past 20 years, God has used Dr. Molina to address the issues of character, divorce, fatherlessness, broken marriages and family restoration, as well as pastoral & ministerial leadership. His most recent book, “What is a Man?” is filled with practical insight that clearly defines a man’s role in relation to himself, his marriage, family, church and society.

Dr. Joaquin G. Molina presently serves as founder and senior pastor of Spring of Life Fellowship Church in Miami, Florida, along with his wife Yvette and four children: Nicholas, Joshua, Brandon and Christina.