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Ron Baum

has served three Southern California churches for over 35 years in various roles from Youth Ministry to Adult Ministry. Currently, He serves as the Executive Pastor at Cornerstone Community Church in the Temecula Valley. Ron is part of the teaching team, as well as, a guest speaker at leadership conferences and marriage retreats. For the last 7 years Ron has served with the Unstuck Group consulting with churches, Senior Pastors, staff and boards regarding their vision, objectives and initiatives moving their church towards spiritual and numerical growth and team health growth and health. Ron has been married to his wife Julie for 38 years. They have 3 married daughters and soon to be 6 grandkids!

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Tina Carriger

(pronounced care-i-gher) was born and raised in Lincoln, NE. She is the oldest of 3 children. It was never her dream or desire to be a pastor, but when God calls you either respond or live in disobedience. She is a graduate of Southern Adventist University and Andrews Theological Seminary.

In 2017, she joined the Oakwood University Church Pastoral Staff where she served for 2 1/2 years under the leadership of Dr. Carlton P. Byrd. Presently she pastors the First SDA Church in Springfield TN. Pastor Carriger wears many hats but the one hat that governs her life is, child of God

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Jose Cortes Jr.

Jose Cortes Jr. treasures and loves Joanne Cortes, his wife and companion in ministry. Together, they are blessed with two boys, Jose III and Joel Benjamin. Next to God and family, his greatest joy and passion come from ministry, and about 25 years of pastoring, youth and young adult ministries, soul winning, church planting, and leadership as a conference and union departmental director.

Cortes currently serves as Associate Director of the North American Division Ministerial Association. He leads in the association’s areas of Evangelism, Church Planting, Global Mission, Church Growth, and Mission to the Cities for the Adventist Church in North America. Cortes recognizes the importance of this task and continually asks the Holy Spirit for a double portion of love, vision, courage, grace, wisdom, power, and compassion to reach, retain, and reclaim others for Christ, along with the great team of about 5,000 pastors, leaders, and volunteer lay pastors across the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the islands of Guam and Micronesia.

“Pastor Jose” holds a Master of Divinity (M.Div) from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, and a B.A. in Theology from Columbia Union College, now Washington Adventist University, in Takoma Park, Maryland.

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Pastor Nathaniel H. Drew (Panelist)

is a native of Silver Spring, Maryland, is the lead pastor of the Breath of Life SDA Church, Memphis, TN. He holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from Oakwood University, a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University Theological Seminary, and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. He is also a licensed Marriage and Family therapist. It is his passion to see the brokenness in the family system made whole. His personal vision is: “Heal the family, change the world.”

Pastor Drew has been recognized for excellence in church leadership in the areas of church growth, stewardship, community outreach, and administration. A well sought-after preacher, Pastor Drew has preached the Word of God all across the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and South Africa.

The Lord has also blessed him to author two books: “While You’re Waiting: God’s ‘Not Yet’ is Not a No”, and his most recent project, “15 Ways to Make a Big Impact in a Small Church”.

Through it all, Pastor Drew considers his greatest accomplishment to be marrying the love of his life, the former Lillian Ware of Cleveland, Mississippi.  A close second was the birth of their two daughters Linaya Joy and Noelle Desiree’. Pastor Drew loves God, and he loves people.

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Tom Evans

Tom Evans is the Outreach Ministries Director for the Oregon Conference. His passion is to innovate ways to reach people for Jesus in a first world, secular context. Tom’s areas of expertise include church planting, coaching, and church growth. He is married to Silmara (originally from Brazil). They have three grown daughters, two boys at home, and are in the process of adopting two boys from Eastern Europe. They have several 4-legged family members as well: Golden Retrievers and Siberian cats.

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Gamiliel Feliciano

has a doctorate in Psychology and extensive experience as a speaker and communicator. He is currently the Pastor of the Hispanic Church at the University of Collegedale (Southern University) in Tennessee.

tiene un doctorado en Psicología y una amplia experiencia como expositor y comunicador. Actualmente se desempeña como Pastor de la Iglesia Hispana de la Universidad de Collegedale (Southern University) en Tennessee.

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Ty Gibson

More information on this speaker coming soon.

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Manny Gomez (Panelist)

is the lead pastor at Revive Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hialeah, Florida. He shares life and ministry with his wife Betsy. Over the last few years he has seen God’s leading in his church, as it transitions into becoming a missional movement while navigating through difficult times. He is passionate about church growth, discipleship, reading and martial arts.

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Eliezer Graterol

has served as a Church Pastor and Writer. He obtained his Doctorate in Theology. He is currently a Professor in Theology at Southern University in Tennessee.

Se ha desempeñado como Pastor de Iglesia y Escritor. Obtuvo su Doctorado en Teología. Actualmente es Profesor de Teología de la Cátedra de Southern University, TN.

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Richie Halverson

Richie Halversen is a pastor, evangelist, church planter, and author. After years of battling drug addiction he experienced a powerful conversion. He now dedicates his life to leading others to Christ and helping them discover a new life of freedom in Him. He serves as senior pastor of the Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist church in Cleveland TN. His partner in ministry is his wife Brittney who he has been married to for over 23 years. They have four children: Kaleb, Hayley, Tristen, and Taylor.

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Roger Hernandez

More information on this speaker coming soon.

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Henry Johnson

serves as Pastor for the Greenville Seventh-day Adventist Church. His perspicacious and passionate biblical preaching has made him a featured speaker to both religious and unaffiliated audiences globally. He is married to the amazing Tania, a full-time logistics specialist, aspiring linguist (six languages and counting), and a self-professed “Disnerd”. A perpetual adventurer and outdoor enthusiast, Henry enjoys reading, backpacking, all things related to the Great War (WWI), and trying to lure his wife out of the urban jungle of cities which she loves and helps him appreciate.

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Lola Moore Johnston

is a native of Elizabeth, NJ and is the first of three daughters born to Marilyn and Calvin Moore III. She felt the call of God on her life at an early age and began serving in various ministry capacities at the Trinity Temple SDA Church in Newark, NJ.

Her preparation included a BA in Religious Studies at La Sierra University and the Master of Divinity at Andrews University. Along with formal ministry, she is blessed to share the good news of Jesus as recording artist, empowerment coach and author.

While bountifully blessed to enjoy success personally and professionally, God saw fit to bless her even more and with great joy, Pastor Johnston married her friend and partner in life, Keith Johnston in November of 2016.

Pastor Johnston currently serves as the Senior Pastor of the Restoration Praise Center, Bowie, MD.

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Dr. Wesley Knight

Bio Coming Soon

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Kennedy Luckett

Pastor Kennedy Luckett was born and reared in Canton, Mississippi. He began full-time ministry in 1990 and was ordained in 1993. He is a graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, and holds a Master of Ministry degree from Southern Adventist University.
He has pastored churches in Canton, Yazoo City, Belzoni, and Rolling Fork, MS. He served the Hillcrest church in Nashville for almost ten years and served 14 years as lead pastor of the Magazine Street Temple in Louisville, Kentucky.
Pastor Luckett enjoys walking, travel, reading, and music. Since September of 2004, he has been happily married to the former Veronica Bass of Nashville, TN. They have two adult daughters, Nadia, who rests now, awaiting the resurrection, and Judith. They love spending time with their three grandchildren.

He presently serves as Ministerial Secretary for the South Central Conference.

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Carlos Alberto Molina

is a Brigade Chaplain of the United States Army with the rank of Major. He has been serving in Afghanistan and other places in the Middle East. Carlos is an Ordained Pastor and constantly gives training seminars. He was director of the D.N.I. Institute, (Natural Church Development) for the Caribbean area.

es Capellán de Brigada del Ejército de los Estados Unidos con rango de Mayor. Estuvo sirviendo en Afganistán y otros lugares del Medio Oriente. Es Pastor Ordenado y constantemente dicta seminarios de capacitación. Fue director del Instituto D.N.I. (Desarrollo Natural de Iglesia) para el área del Caribe.

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Greg Monette

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Dr. Alan Parker

More information on this speaker coming soon.

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Anslem Paul

was born the second son of two sons to Elder & Mrs. O. H.
Paul, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, in 1972. At an early age, he gave his heart to the
Lord and found that his calling was to engage other young people in the ministry of
preparing the world for the 2nd coming of Jesus.

He graduated from Oakwood College in 1996 with a degree in Ministerial Theology,
while also having matriculated thru the Business Administration Program. Before
graduating from Oakwood, Pastor Paul had the wonderful opportunity of serving in
the South Pacific Division for a year in Australia as an Associate Pastor in the
Victoria Conference of Seventh-day Adventist.

Pastor Paul received a call from the Southeastern Conference in 1996. After having
matriculated thru both the Masters of Divinity and the Masters of Youth Ministry
programs at Andrew’s University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and pastoring
several churches in Florida and Georgia, Pastor Paul is currently the pastor of the
New Hope S. D. A. Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

In 2014, Pastor Paul made a very special “Altar Call” to Ms. Arcinda Massop. She
responded to that call by walking down the aisle to become his wife in May of 2015.
Pastor Paul believes that no dream is too big, and that no effort put forth is too
great when it comes to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with the world. Creativity,
innovation, passion, the power of the Holy Spirit, and knees scuffed up from seasons
spent in prayer are what he believes will make the biggest difference in the world
around him.

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Jennifer Woody serves as a Pastor in the Washington Conference, located in Federal Way, WA. Jennifer holds a BA in theology from Washington Adventist University and a master’s in pastoral ministry through Andrews University.  She is currently in the Doctorate of Ministry program through Andrews University, with a concentration in Church Growth and Multiplication.

She has been married to Justin Woody for 22 years, and they have two beautiful daughters Sydney, age 18, a freshman at Walla Walla University, and Sky age 15, a sophomore at Auburn Adventist Academy.

Jennifer claims Colossians 1:28-29 as her purpose and motivation in ministry, “And we proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ.  And for this purpose, also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.”

 

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Efraín Velázquez

Bio Coming Soon