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The Empowered21 Global Council, esteemed international organizational, denominational, educational and ministry leaders, establishes the focus of Empowered21, giving inspiration and oversight to 14 regional cabinets across the world, and helps bring resources to bear on crucial issues faced by the Spirit-empowered Movement.

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E21 Global Council

The Empowered21 Global Council, esteemed international organizational, denominational, educational and ministry leaders, establishes the focus of Empowered21, giving inspiration and oversight to 14 regional cabinets across the world, and helps bring resources to bear on crucial issues faced by the Spirit-empowered Movement.

E.A. Adeboye

The Redeemed Christian Church of God | rccg.org

E.A. Adeboye is deeply impacting nations with RCCG churches in Nigeria and other African nations, Europe, Haiti, Jamaica, and the USA. He coordinates an annual Holy Ghost Congress attended by more than four million people each year and is held in a complex with a one-by-one-half-mile, covered worship center.


Doug Beacham

International Pentecostal Holiness Church | iphc.org

Dr. Beacham is serving as general superintendent of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. He has also been the executive director of World Missions Ministries and of Discipleship Ministries. Earlier he pastored in Georgia for many years and served as superintendent of the Georgia Conference.


Lisa Bevere

Messenger International | messengerinternational.org

Lisa Bevere, a gifted speaker, delivers authentic and passionate teachings weaving profound biblical truths with practical application. She and her husband John, who’s also a best-selling author and teacher, are the founders of Messenger International, an organization committed to developing uncompromising followers of Christ who transform their world.


Charles Blake, Sr.

Church of God in Christ | cogic.org

Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr is the presiding worldwide leader of the Church Of God In Christ (COGIC). COGIC is one of the largest African-American denominations in the United States, and has a worldwide membership of five million people in 60 countries.


Reinhard Bonnke

Christ For All Nations | cfan.org

Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke is principally known for his Great Gospel Crusades throughout the Continent of Africa. It has now been some thirty-five years since Reinhard Bonnke founded the international ministry of Christ for all Nations (CfaN), which currently has offices in the United States, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Nigeria, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, and Hong Kong.


Jürgen Bühler

International Christian Embassy Jerusalem | icej.org

Dr. Jürgen Bühler serves in Israel as the Executive Director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ). The ICEJ represents a network of evangelical Christians, churches and denominations from more than 70 nations. They mobilize worldwide prayer and support for the State of Israel, reaching out to both Jews and Arabs.


Isak Burger

Apostolic Faith Mission | afm-ags.org

Pastor Isak Burger currently sits as the President of the Apostolic Faith Mission in Johannesburg, South Africa. He serves as Chairperson for the Theological Advisory Committee, is on the Executive Committee for the World Pentecostal Fellowship, and is the Director of Radio Pulpit.


Glenn Burris, Jr.

Int’l Church of the Foursquare Gospel | foursquare.org

Since 2010, Pastor Glenn Burris Jr. has held the position of President of the Foursquare Church. President Burris graduated from Mount Vernon Bible College in 1976. He served as youth pastor in Concord, N.C., for a year and, in 1977, became a senior pastor in Macon, Ga. His passions are planting churches and caring for pastors.


David Burrows

Bahamas Faith Ministries Int'l | http://bahamasfaithministries.org

Dave Burrows is one of the foremost authorities in youth development and ministry. He is president of Dave Burrows Youth and Family Ministries, and founder and president of The Christian Youth Leaders Network. Dr. Burrows was a close associate of Dr. Myles Munroe whom he succeeded as senior pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International upon Dr. Munroe’s passing.


Omar Cabrera

Iglesia Visión de Futuro | visiondefuturo.org

Senior Pastor/President of Visión de Futuro and Regional coordinator in Buenos Aires. His consecration to the Lord and the answer to his supreme call had an important place in his heart since he was a youth. He and his wife Alejandra work as a team in ministry. She has the gift to minister inner healing and also to raise up leaders that may help in the vision that the Lord gave them for Argentina.


Juanita Cercone

Enlace | enlace.org

Juanita Cercone serves as President of Enlace Television Network and is actively participating in the Christian television ministry with her husband Jonas Ortiz. She received direct instruction from the Lord to raise up intercessors in the Spanish- speaking world to encourage female Christian leaders.


Lazarus M. Chakwera

Assemblies of God (Malawi) | malawiassembliesofgod.org

Pastor Chakwera, is currently serving as the president of Malawi Assemblies of God and executive council member of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship and World Assemblies of God Relief Agency. He is founding senior pastor of International Christian Assembly.


Hugo Sai Keung Chan

| www.lhc.com.hk

Dr. Hugo Sai Keung Chan is a partner at the law firm Liau, Ho & Chan, a member of the Law Society of Hong Kong, legal advisor to the City of Shenzhen, and member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He is national director of Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International in Hong Kong.


Ishmael Charles

Church of God | ntcogbvi.org

Serving as Pastor since 1989, Bishop Ishmael Prince Charles has worked to grow the international Worship Center congregation in Tortola, British Virgin Islands from 125 to over 600. He currently serves on the International Executive Council and as the Caribbean Field Director for the Church of God.


Frank Chikane

Apostolic Faith Mission | afm-ags.org

Rev. Frank Chikane is the International President of the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) which has a presence in 35 countries found in 6 continents of the world. He is a senior vice-president of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) whose membership includes some of the major Pentecostal and Charismatic churches in South Africa. As a Moderator of the WCC Commission of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) he is involved in peace making and reconciliation in the most troubled parts of the world as part of his ministry.


Rick Ciaramitaro

Windsor Christian Fellowship | windsorchristianfellowship.com

Rick Ciaramitaro is the senior pastor of Windsor Christian Fellowship in Windsor, ON and oversees a network of churches, Open Bible Faith Fellowship, with over 500 active ministries and churches. Rick has a dynamic gift to connect and motivate people and has tremendous insight which enables him to mediate church problems and generate unity. 


Sam N. Clements

Church of God of Prophecy | cogop.org

Bishop Clements’ passion is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to help in leading the Church of God of Prophecy in fulfilling the Great Commission in greater measure and to reach every lost soul. A true visionary, Bishop Clements has challenged: “Let us go forth get the most Gospel to the most people in the shortest time possible.”


Daniel de León

Templo Calvario | tcsocal.com

Danny de León has served as the pastor of Templo Calvario in Santa Ana, California since 1976. He also is a member of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.


Ingolf Ellssel

Pentecostal European Fellowship | pef.eu

Pastor Ellssel has been the pastor of Christus-Centrum-Tostedt/Hamburg since 1979. He served as Chairman of the Pentecostal Movement in Europe (PEF) from 2001-2013. In 2013, he was appointed the Chairman of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem.


Russell Evans

Planetshakers Church (Melbourne) | planetshakers.com

Russell and his wife, Sam, serve as senior pastors of Planetshakers church. Russell’s ministry journey began by overseeing the teenage and young adult ministries of his home church. In 1997, the Planetshakers Ministry was founded with the mandate to “empower generations to win generations.” Planetshakers Church was launched in Melbourne, Australia in 2004. To date, every service has included a salvation alter call resulting in over 25,000, first-time decisions and counting! Planetshakers Church has grown to nine locations on multiple continents.


John Francis

Ruach City Church England | ruachcitychurch.org

John Francis is Senior pastor of Ruach City Church, one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the UK. The church started with only 18 faithful members and today several services are held each Sunday in three locations with more than 6000 in regular attendance. Pastor Francis is also an accomplished musician and author.


Jentezen Franklin

Free Chapel Church | www.freechapel.org

Jentezen Franklin is the Senior Pastor of Free Chapel, a multi-campus church. His television program Kingdom Connection is broadcast on major networks all over the world. He is also a New York Times best-selling author, having written eight books. Jentezen and his wife Cherise have been married 30 years and have five children and two grandchildren.


Claudio Freidzon

King of Kings Church | claudiofreidzon.com

Claudio Freidzon is the pastor of Rey de Reyes Church in Buenos Aires, Argentina which he began in 1986. He is the host of the TV program Rey de Reyes TV, best selling author and was among the first in South America to lead the way as an Evangelist with miracle services. Pastor Claudio is married to Betty and they have three children.


Alton Garrison

Assemblies of God | ag.org

Alton Garrison serves as the assistant general superintendent of the Assemblies of God. Pastor Garrison is an accomplished author and has published numerous books, the most recent being, The Spirit-empowered church, outlining an Acts 2 ministry model.


Jonás González

Enlace Costa Rica | enlace.org

Jonás González serves as the president of Enlace TBN, the most influential Christian television network in Latin America. Enlace also reaches the USA, Europe and in Asia. Jonás is married to Juanita Cercone who partners with him in Enlace´s ministry.


Edward Grabovenko

Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith | russianpentecostal.org

Edward Grabovenko was elected the head bishop of the Russian Church of Evangelical Christians in 2009 (Pentecostal Union of Russia). He has served with missionary teams planting churches throughout Russia. He is also serving as co-chair of the newly formed E21 region of Central and Eastern Europe.


Mart Green

ORU Board of Trustees | martgreen.net

Mart Green is the Ministry Investment Officer for Hobby Lobby and serves as Board Chair. From 2008 to 2014 he served as the Board Chair for Oral Roberts University’s Board of Trustees and is now serving as Trustee Emeritus. Since 2010, he has been a leading champion of illumiNations, a collective impact alliance, working to eradicate Bible poverty by 2033.


Prince Guneratnam

Calvary Church | calvary.org.my

Pastor Prince Guneratnam is the senior pastor of Calvary Church in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2010, Pastor Prince was elected chairman of the Pentecostal World Fellowship. He is extremely well respected around the world, and has a heart to maximize the potential of the body of Christ and equip them for service in the kingdom of God.


Arto Hämäläinen

Pentecostal European Mission | pem.pef.eu

Arto Hämäläinen, Senior Advisor of the Pentecostal Church of Finland, also serves as the chairman of the Pentecostal European Fellowship and the World Missions Commissions of the Pentecostal World Fellowship. He is also a member of the Acts 1:8, a committee that has become part of the WAGF.


Fakhry Hanna

Heritage of Nations

Egyptian born and noted theologian, Pastor Fakhry Hanna and his wife, Mary, began their ministry in the year of 2000 with a missions outreach in Syria. They have now planted churches in Tunisia, Algeria, Syria and Egypt. They oversee several regular churches as well as house churches in Cairo, Asiout, Alexandria, Ezbet, Elnakhel, and Swiss. Fakhry and Mary have established many teaching and training schools to equip these youth for life and ministry. The influence of this ministry continues to grow
across the Middle East and America.


Tom Hess

Jerusalem House of Prayer for All Nations | jhopfan.org

Tom serves as a pastor and president of Jerusalem House of Prayer for All Nations, All Nations Convocation Jerusalem and Watchmen’s tour of Israel and Progressive Vision Publishing and Media. He and his wife, Kate work with Jews and Arabs and have kept non-stop 24/7 prayer for 25 years on the Mt. of Olives in Jerusalem and they bring close to 200 nations to Israel each year.


Dag Heward-Mills

Jesus Healing Crusade | https://www.daghewardmills.org/dhm

Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, singularly forged by the fire of the Word of God, has his eyes burning with a vision for the Body of Christ that shall impact the entire world. He is a dynamic apostle, evangelist, pastor, teacher, and prophet. His teachings and books show God’s power and truth working in his life and the lives of others. Bishop Dag Heward-Mills is the founder of the Anagkazo Bible Schools, a full-time Bible school with several thousand students worldwide, aimed at inspiring others to ministry. Bishop Dag Heward-Mills is happily married to Adelaide Heward-Mills and they have been blessed with four children.


Marilyn Hickey

Marilyn Hickey Ministries | marilynandsarah.org

Encouraging, optimistic, always upbeat and energetic, Marilyn Hickey is still going strong. In recent years, she ministered in Sudan, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, India, China and Pakistan. She is the first woman on the Board of Directors of Dr. David Yonggi’s Church Growth International in South Korea.


Timothy M. Hill

Church of God | churchofgod.org

Dr. Tim Hill is general overseer of Church of God International, where he leads the ministries of approximately 7.4 million members of nearly 39,000 churches in 183 countries and territories worldwide. Dr. Hill is the author of the newly-released, Life in the Exit Row. He has also written, The Amos Paradigm: Life at the Speed of Favor and Beyond the Mist: A Quest for Authentic Revival. Other writings include six books of sermons and 150 gospel songs. At the core of Dr. Hill’s ministry is his passion for revival and completing the Great Commission.


Wayne Hilsden

King of Kings Community, Jerusalem | kkcj.org

Pastor Wayne Hilsden, a resident of Jerusalem since 1983, gives leadership and oversight to the King of Kings Ministry team. In addition to preaching regularly in Jerusalem, he travels the world sharing with the nations about the restoration of Israel.


Al Hollingsworth

Boss Global Inc. | bossthemovement.com

Al Hollingsworth and his wife, Hattie, are successful business leaders, international speakers, and ministers of the Gospel. They are the founders of the internationally acclaimed, Christ-centered B.O.S.S. The biblically based success training principles of B.O.S.S. have been embraced throughout the U.S and around the world.


Rob Hoskins

One Hope | onehope.net

Rob Hoskins currently serves as the board chair of the ORU Board of Trustees. He is a noted author, missionary and the president of One Hope. Rob serves as the ministry’s visionary and is responsible for the strategic oversight, with a heart for the unity of the global church. He resides in Florida with his wife, Kim, and daughters, Diandra and Natasha.


Brian Houston

Hillsong Church | myhillsong.com

Brian Houston is the Global Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church, a global family of congregations comprising more than 100,000 weekly attendees. Considered by many as a leading voice in the shaping of contemporary leadership values and church culture; Brian is highly regarded for his bold innovation and passion for the local church.


Cindy Jacobs

Generals International | generals.org

Cindy Jacobs is a respected prophet who travels the world ministering not only to crowds of people, but to heads of nations. Perhaps her greatest ministry is to world influencers who seek her prophetic advice. Cindy is an accomplished author, television personality, and the founder of Generals International.


Bill Johnson

Bethel Church | ibethel.org

Bill Johnson is the Senior Pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, California. Bill is a fifth generation pastor. He and his wife Beni lead a growing apostolic network that crosses denominational lines and builds relationships that enable church leaders to walk in both purity and power.


Shekhar Kallianpur

New Life Fellowship International Church | nlfa.org

Shekhar Kallianpur, founder and senior pastor of New Life Fellowship International Church in Mumbai, India, also serves as the national director, New Life Medical and Educational Trust and is a committed social worker in India with ministry focus on the poor and persecuted Christians in India.


Scott Kelso

Charismatic Leaders Network

Dr. Scott Kelso has been a leader in the renewal movement for 30 years and is the current Chairman of the Charismatic Leaders Network. He served with YWAM in the 1980’s, pastored for 23 years and earned a Doctor of Ministry degree by writing about short term missions.


Lawrence Khong

Faith Community Baptist Church (FCBC) in Singapore | fcbc.org.sg

Apostle Lawrence Khong is the Senior Pastor of Faith Community Baptist Church in Singapore. In recent years, Pastor Khong has followed his calling from God to enter the entertainment world by producing movies and performing magic shows as a platform for him to share Christ with unbelievers and to “reclaim the media for God’s kingdom”.


Daniel Kolenda

Christ For All Nations | new.cfan.org

Daniel, a fifth-generation preacher, is a modern missionary evangelist who has led more than 17-million people to Christ face-to-face through massive open-air evangelistic campaigns in some of the most dangerous, difficult and remote locations on earth. Daniel is the president and CEO of Christ for All Nations; a ministry which has conducted some of the largest evangelistic events in history. He has also published over 190 million books in 104 offices and has offices in 10 nations around the world.


Young Hoon Lee

Yoido Full Gospel Church | english.fgtv.com

Dr. Young Hoon Lee, the Senior Pastor of the Yoido Full Gospel Church, who succeeded Dr. Yonggi Cho, has served as the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God of Korea Yoido General Council since 2009. Lee also has served as the Co-President of Christian Council of Korea.


Dennis Lindsay

Christ for the Nations | cfni.org

Dennis Lindsay is the president and CEO of Christ for the Nations, in Dallas, TX. Founded in 1948, CFN prepares and trains world changers and networks with CFN Associate Bible Schools to become part of the extreme generation that will go to the edge to evangelize the lost.


Ron Luce

Generation Next

Ron’s passion is to represent the 1.8 billion youth in the world connecting them to vibrant faith communities, and empowering them to be the ones that solve the world’s greatest problems. Ron served for 30 years as the president of Teen Mania Ministries, a Christian youth organization that reaches millions of young people worldwide. He passionately declares the truth of the Gospel without compromise as he challenges teenagers to take a stand for Christ in their schools, communities and throughout the world.


Cash Luna

Casa de Dios | https://casadedios.org/

Luna, a recognized speaker, and author, is the founder, senior pastor and influential leader of Casa de Dios Ministries in Guatemala, dedicated to reaching people and pastoring their spiritual growth through Friendship Groups. He is the organizer of two annual, international conferences in Guatemala: The Ensancha Leadership and Hechos Youth Conferences, as well as organizer of the Nights of Glory healing crusades in a number of cities throughout the continent.


Henry Madava

Victory Christian Church | victorychurch.org.ua/en

Henry Madava is the founder and senior pastor of the Christian Victory Church network and the founder of the international ministry Christ for All Cities. Born in Zimbabwe, he arrived in the Soviet Union in 1986. After graduating from the Kiev Institute of Civil Aviation, he founded the Victory Church in 1992. Pastor Madava is serving as co-chair of the newly formed Empowered21 region of Central and Eastern Europe.


Gordon McDonald

Pentecostal Holiness Church | phcc.ca

Pastor Gordon McDonald and his wife Glenda serve as senior pastors for Calvary Christian Church in Surrey, BC and as the head Bishop for the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Canada. He has a heart for Missions and has instilled that vision in the hearts and lives of many of the people around the world.


Elvis Samuel Medina

Church of God | iglesiadediosrd.org

Born in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic, Bishop Medina was called to the ministry at a very young age. Bishop Medina has served at the Church of God in various capacities since 1984 and was recently elected as Overseer for the Dominican Republic. Rev. Medina is married to Dorka Raquel and they have four children.


Chadwick Mohan

New Life Assemblies of God Church | nlag.in

Senior pastor of New Life Assemblies of God Church in Tamil Nadu, India, Pastor Mohan a member of the corOree ministry team of Bless India Vision 2020 – a broad based network of churches and Church planting organizations in India. He also serves on the board of Project Rescue in India, the Global Advisory Board of One Hope and the Presidential Task force for globalization of the Oral Roberts University.


Sam Monk

Equippers Church (Auckland) | equipperschurch.com

Sam and Kathey Monk have been leading Equippers Church since the year 2000. Sam is the visionary leader of Equippers, and the national leader of ACTS Churches NZ. They personify vision, strength, and grace, and have consistently led Equippers for many years, after taking on the leadership of the church in their mid-twenties.


Gordon Moore

C3 Church Bridgeman Downs | c3bd.com

Gordon Moore is the founding senior minister of C3 Church Bridgeman Downs, Australia and currently serves as Emeritus Senior Minister and a C3 Global Agent. He is a teacher and holds a Ph.D. in Bible Theology (USA). He works, along with is wife, Jo, to build strong local churches that are successful at reaching the unchurched.


Robert Morris

Gateway Church | gatewaypeople.com

Robert Morris is the founding senior pastor of Gateway Church, a multicampus church in Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Since it began in 2000, the church has grown to more than 39,000 active members. He is featured on the daily television program The Blessed Life and hosts Worship & the Word on radio stations across America. He serves as chancellor of The King’s University and is the bestselling author of 14 books. 


Niko Njotorahardjo

Gareja Bethel | hmministry.com

Pastor Niko started a congregation in Jakarta in 1988 with 400 persons and now the church has exceeded 250,000 members with 6,000 cell groups and 900 branches in Indonesia and around the world. Prayer, praise, and worship are an integral part of the Gereja Bethel Indonesia church and a trademark of the worldwide ministry of Pastor Niko and the church.


Opoku Onyinah

Pentecostal & Charismatic Council | gpccghana.org

Apostle Prof. Dr. Opoku Onyinah is president of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, and Chairman of the Church of Pentecost with branches in 91 nations. He is the Chairman of Ghana Evangelism Committee and is a Commissioner of World Missions and Evangelism of the World Council of Churches (WCC). He is also a board member of the Ghana Peace Council, a constitutional body.


Michel Ouédraogo

African Hope Initiative | africanhopeinitiative.org

Michel Ouédraogo is president of the Burkina Faso Assemblies of God, founder at Word of Hope Foundation, president at Ouagadougou District Assemblies of God and founder and senior pastor at Antenne Ville Assembly of God Church.


Nick Park

Evangelical Alliance Ireland | evangelical.ie

Pastor Nick, with his wife Janice, founded the Solid Rock Church in 1994. He grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and found the Lord through the ministry of the Salvation Army when he was sleeping on the streets as a homeless alcoholic. Pastor Nick serves as the national bishop of the Church of God in Ireland, executive director of Evangelical Alliance Ireland and has authored several books.


Oreste Pesare

Int’l Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services | iccrs.org

Oreste Pesare has been Executive Director of International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (ICCRS) since 1996. Born in Italy, Oreste was introduced to the Charismatic Renewal in 1984 through a strong spiritual experience with God that changed his life.


Phil Pringle

C3 Church International | iccrs.org

Phil Pringle is the founder and president of C3 Church International, a global movement of over 315 churches, and the senior minister of C3 Church in Sydney, Australia. Phil and his wife, Christine, started C3 Church in 1980, and it is now one of the fastest-growing, exciting and powerful churches in Australia.


Mike Rakes

Winston Salem First Church | wsfirst.com

Mike is a pastor, educator, motivator, author, and storyteller who – along with his wife, Darla – serves the body of Christ and has a passion to help people model God’s love. Since 2006 he and Darla have served as Lead Pastors at Winston Salem First in North Carolina. They are passionate about the spiritual health of the US church and are committed to mobilizing faith communities for God and the good of humanity.


Gordon Robertson

Christian Broadcasting Network | cbn.com

Gordon Robertson was appointed CEO of The Christian Broadcasting Network in 2007. He hosts the TV program 700 Club, which is seen by millions around the world. After graduating from Yale in 1980, Gordon earned his Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University. For 10 years, he practiced law in Norfolk, Virginia.


Samuel Rodríguez, Jr.

Nat’l Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference | nhclc.org

Samuel Rodríguez, Jr. is President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and Overseer of Third Day Worship Centers, Assemblies of God. The Wall St. Journal has identified him as one of America’s 7 most influential Hispanic Leaders, and the only religious leader on the list.


Steve Strang

Charisma Magazine | charismamag.com

Steve Strang, founder of “Charisma Magazine”, is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, businessman, and author. He is president of Charisma Media which includes Charisma House, Siloam, Creation House, Casa Creación, Realms, and Frontline. Strang has earned a reputation as the world’s leading charismatic publisher.


Greg Surratt

Seacoast Church | seacoast.org

Greg Surratt is founding pastor of Seacoast Church, located in Mt. Pleasent, South Carolina and one of the early adopters of the multi-site model. Surratt is the president and co-founder of the Association of Related Churches (ARC), which has established 673 churches worldwide. He is also the author of the book IR-REV-REND, as well as a contributor for Outreach Magazine, Ministry Today Magazine, and Charisma Magazine.


Vinson Synan

Oral Roberts University | oru.edu

Dr. Vinson Synan is one the leading authorities on the history of Holiness, Pentecostal, and the Charismatic Movements. His work and writings are authoritative resources on the history of Pentecostalism and various other topics in the church. In addition, he was one of the founders of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (SPS) in 1970. He now serves as Dean Emeritus in the School of Divinity of Regent University and is the former Interim Dean of the College of Theology and Ministry at ORU.


Matthew K. Thomas

Central India Outreach | matthewkthomas.org

Pastor Matthew Thomas is founder and president of Central India Outreach (CIO). “The vision of CIO is to penetrate and pervade the hardest and darkest sections of our society with the love and light of Jesus Christ.”


Kenneth Ulmer

Faithful Central Bible Church | faithfulcentral.com

Kenneth Ulmer is the senior pastor-teacher of Faithful Central Bible Church. Dr. Ulmer is the former president of The King’s College and Seminary where he is also a founding board member and an adjunct professor. He has served as instructor and adjunct professor at many universities and seminaries including Grace Theological Seminary, Biola University, Pepperdine University and United Theological Seminary.


Gilberto Vélez

Iglesia Cristiana Misericordia | icm.church

Dr. Gilberto Vélez, MD, is the Pastor and Founder of Iglesia Cristiana Misercordia. Pastor Vélez also serves as Global Chairman for The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference / CONEL and as a member of the Oral Roberts University Board of Trustees. He is the former President of Latino Mega Church Association.


David Wells

The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada | paoc.org

Dave Wells has served as general superintendent of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) since May 2008. The PAOC has over 1,100 affiliated churches and 3,500 credentialed ministers with a constituency of close to 250,000 people across Canada. Dave serves as the vice-chair of the Pentecostal World Fellowship and on the executives of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship and the Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches of North America. Dave has served as Canadian chaplain for the Olympic Games since 2004.


Scott Wilson

Oaks Church | oaks.church

Scott Wilson is the Senior Pastor of Oaks Church in South Dallas area. He is a frequent conference speaker, and provides mentorship for hundreds of pastors and church leaders. Scott is committed to raising up the next generation of leaders through The Oaks School of Leadership, preparing more than 100 students every year for ministry with university credits, and Life School, educating 4200 students from K to 12. Scott has written several books, including his latest releases “Spread the Fire: Spirit Baptism in Today’s Culture” and “Clear the Stage: Making Room for God.” Scott and his wife, Jenni, have three boys: Dillon, Hunter, and Dakota.


Billy Wilson (Global Co-Chair)

Oral Roberts University | oru.edu

Dr. Billy Wilson currently serves as the fourth president of Oral Roberts University. He is the host of a weekly television program World Impact with Billy Wilson, which is seen in over 170 nations. Dr. Wilson has also fostered unique global partnerships through Empowered21.


George Wood (Global Co-Chair)

Assemblies of God | ag.org

Dr. Wood served as General Superintendent of the General Council of the Assemblies of God in the United States of America (AG) from 2007-2017 and has been Chairman of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world, since 2008. He authored Living in the Spirit and other books for the Spirit-empowered church.


Ossie Mills

Executive Director of Empowered21 | empowered21.com

Ossie Mills, M.Mgt., serves as the E21 executive director and vice president of Marketing and Communications at Oral Roberts University. He has 30 years experience in senior leadership roles focused on strategic planning, media, fundraising and global synergistic partnerships within for profit and faith-based organizations.