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Empowered21 Announces New USA Cabinet Co-Chair

TULSA, Okla. – Empowered21, a global organization that resources the worldwide Spirit-empowered movement, has announced that Pastor Stovall Weems is the new Co-Chair of E21’s USA Cabinet.

Weems is the founder and senior pastor of Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Florida. Since 1998, Celebration has grown to 12,000 in weekly attendance and now includes local, regional, and international campuses. Pastor Weems is also the author of Awakening: A New Approach to Faith, Fasting and Spiritual Freedom and The God-First Life: Uncomplicate Your Life, God’s Way. His ministry focuses on building the local church through reaching people with the gospel of Jesus and developing passionate followers of Christ.

“I’m really excited and honored to be a part of Empowered21’s mission to help people have an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit,” said Weems. “We are now in a new time. Not a new season, but a new time. Encountering the King and demonstrating the kingdom is no longer an option, it is essential. There will be no sustained revival, restoration, or flourishing church without it. The next generation will encounter Him like no other and it will change what we think of as ‘church’ forever. The next generation will take us from being the church to being His bride.”

Kenneth Ulmer, Senior Pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California, will continue in his role as Co-Chair for the USA region of Empowered21. Pastor Ulmer—prolific author, gifted communicator, and accomplished theologian—has a ministry sphere of influence that literally spans the globe and challenges the Body of Christ to victorious living through the power and presence of a living God.

“There is great excitement in welcoming Pastor Weems to join with Bishop Ulmer in leadership of E21 USA,” said Dr. Billy Wilson, E21 Global Council Co-Chair and President of Oral Roberts University. “Both are accomplished in their ministry to create an environment where people can experience the presence of God in true community, and I am confident their oversight for the United States region will be instrumental in seeing the needed fresh outpouring of God’s Spirit upon new generations.”

Weems will join with other Christian leaders and believers for Empowered21’s Latin America Congress in Bogotá, Colombia June 5-7, 2019. This year’s Congress will feature spiritual fathers and mothers in ministry side by side with their spiritual sons and daughters. It will begin with a Latin American ceremony on Wednesday night and close with an anointing service for the next generation on Friday evening. The days will feature Spirit-empowered workshops to equip leaders for next-generation ministry.

In 2020, Empowered21 will gather once again in Jerusalem for the Global Congress at Pais Arena to celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit and begin to anticipate in 2033 the 2,000th anniversary of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit recorded in the book of Acts.




About Empowered21

Empowered21 aims to help shape the future of the global Spirit‐empowered movement throughout the world by focusing on crucial issues facing the movement and connecting generations for intergenerational blessing and impartation. Their vision is that every person on Earth would have an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit by Pentecost 2033. Get more information about Africa 2018 and Jerusalem 2020 at Empowered21 is a Kingdom initiative served by Oral Roberts University,

Published February 18, 2019.
Stephanie Hill

ORU Director of University Relations and Communications