Bishop T.D. Jakes, international thought-leader, New York Times best-selling author and Megachurch pastor, is assembling both national and global leaders in Orlando, Florida, for his highly anticipated International Pastors and Leadership Conference, which will be held April 21-23, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center. The theme of the 2016 International Pastors and Leadership conference is “Think Yourself CLEAR: Creative Leaders Emerge and Recharge” and will feature some of the most influential voices in the global faith community.
The International Pastors and Leadership conference is a unique training event that hosts thousands of cross-denominational and cross-cultural faith leaders and church administrators with the goal of helping to transform their ministries and develop strategies to break through to the next stage of effectiveness and influence. For more than 16 years, established, up-and-coming aspiring faith leaders have come from nearly every corner of the globe to hear from some of the world’s most knowledgeable leaders to learn how to grow, develop and expand their influence and impact. “Year-after-year, leaders come from all over the world—to learn as much as they can continue to refine and elevate their organizations,” said Bishop T.D. Jakes. “This year we are focusing on clarity of thought and in execution to avoid executive-level burnout. Leaders will leave this conference with advanced knowledge of better life-work balance, as well as new insights into the tools and strategies to reach their goals.” Confirmed speakers for the 2016 International Pastors and Leadership Conference include: Bishop T.D. Jakes is a charismatic leader, visionary, provocative thinker and entrepreneur who serves as senior pastor of The Potter’s House, a global humanitarian organization and 30,000-member church located in Dallas. Named “America’s Best Preacher” by Time magazine and CNN, Jakes’ voice reverberates from the world’s most prominent stages. Mrs. Serita Jakes serves alongside her husband, Bishop T. D. Jakes, at the legendary Dallas-based church, The Potter’s House. Jakes serves as executive director of women’s & children’s affairs where she oversees the God’s Leading Ladies Life Enrichment Program, the Distinctively Debutante Programs, and Starting Over, all under the Woman to Woman ministry umbrella, as well as the Destiny House children’s ministry. Pastor John Hagee is founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. Hagee has served in ministry for more than 57 years. He is the author of 34 major books, many of which were on the New York Times best-seller’s list, including Four Blood Moons, which is now featured as a successful docudrama film. Pastor Sheryl Brady is the campus pastor of The Potter’s House of North Dallas and author of the book You Have It In You! Empowered To Do The Impossible. Brady has spoken at some of the nation’s largest conferences, including the internationally acclaimed Mega Fest, Woman Thou Art Loosed, as well as being the first and only female speaker ever at ManPower 2010, the men-only conference hosted by Bishop T. D. Jakes. Marcus Lamb is the founder and president of Daystar Television Network, which officially launched in 1997 with a live broadcast of T.D. Jakes’ New Year’s Eve service at The Potter’s House of Dallas. Reaching over 108 million households in the United States and over 2 billion people worldwide, Daystar is the fastest growing faith-based television network in the world. Dr. Cynthia James joined the pastoral staff of The Potter’s House of Dallas as director of Christian education in 2012. She previously served as a senior pastor for more than 30 years and was appointed to a national position providing support to over 2,000 congregations in the area of leadership development and congregational health. Dr. Jerome Campher is senior pastor and founder of New Faith Church in Cape Town, South Africa. Campher is a known and sought-after preacher, business consultant, life and business coach, mentor, teacher, lecturer and itinerant speaker. Pastor Steven Furtick is the lead pastor of Elevation Church. He and his wife, Holly, founded Elevation in 2006 with seven other families. Furtick holds a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a New York Times best-selling author of (Un)Qualified, Crash the Chatterbox, Greater, and Sun Stand Still. Dr. Antipas Harris offers church-based ministerial training, leadership empowerment seminars and ministry mentorship. He is also an op-ed contributor for The Christian Post and Pneuma Review. Antipas serves as associate professor of practical theology & ministry, is the founding director of the Youth & Urban Renewal Center, and is the associate director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Regent University School of Divinity in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Pastor Wayne R. Crozier is the founder and pastor of Abundant Life Ministries in Charleston, West Virginia. He is also the founder and president of Abundant Life Bible College. He has appeared on the TBN Broadcast Praise the Lord and currently has a national television broadcast titled Living the Abundant Life with Pastor Wayne Crozier. Dr. John Townsend is a New York Times best-selling author, business consultant, leadership coach and psychologist. He has written or co-authored 27 books, selling 10 million copies, including the Boundaries series; Leadership Beyond Reason and his newest book, The Entitlement Cure. For more than 20 years, Townsend has engaged with leaders, organizations and individuals, offering them life-changing solutions to their problems. Conference attendees can expect exposure to cutting-edge practices and resources during breakout sessions that address many areas of church administration including worship, technology, business, leadership, ministry and direction. Additional workshops and featured speakers will be announced shortly. For more info or to register for the 2016 International Pastors and Leadership Conference, please visit PastorsAndLeaders.org.