Senior Pastor of Life.Church | Husband to Amy Groeschel | Father of six, Grandfather of one | World Renowned Speaker | YouVersion Bible App Founder | Leadership Podcaster | Author
"Never let the presence of the storm cause you to doubt the presence of God"
Author and Pastor, Craig Groeschel felt the call to start a church in 1996 after a vision from God of a different kind of church – Life.Church was born. Starting from humble beginnings, in a two car garage, Life.Church is now one church in many locations across the United States.
Craig firmly believes that the church doesn’t exist to serve us but instead to serve the world and therefore it is Life.Church's mission to make a difference in lives, in communities and in our world.
Life.Church has also founded the YouVersion Bible app, which has recently celebrated 10 years and over 330 million subscribers. Passionate about leadership and the fact that people would rather follow a “leader that is always real than one who is always right”, Craig has a Leadership Podcast that has been hugely influential and has blown up globally. Follow this link to check them out: https://www.life.church/leadershippodcast/
Senior Pastor of Church of the Highlands | Husband of Tammylane | Father of five | Founder of the GROW Resource | President of Highlands College
“You have to have the ability to ignore the pain and say, 'God, there’s purpose in the pain. You’re trying to do something in me, something good is getting ready to come out of all this'.”
Pastor Chris Hodges is the lead pastor of Church of the Highlands, a hugely influential Church that has campuses all over the State of Alabama. Since it began in 2001, Church of the Highlands has grown to average more than 38,000 people attending each weekend. He is the founding member of Grow, a world renowned training resource to help pastors globally break barriers and reach their growth potential. Church of the Highlands is known for its life-giving culture and focus on leading people to an intimate relationship with God. Chris is an inspirational leader whose passionate pursuit of God is evident in all that he does. We know that he will impart wisdom and vision and that you will love him.
President of the National Hispanic Conference | Husband to Eva | Father of two | Senior Pastor of New Season Sacramento | Author
"You are not defined by the fires you go through, you are defined by the fire inside you."
Pastor Samuel Rodriguez is the President of the National Hispanic Conference, the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organisation serving as the representative voice for more than 100 million Hispanic Evangelicals. He is passionate about seeing a “generation that will stand up and say that there’s only one way to heaven and that’s through Jesus Christ”. Samuel speaks with spiritual authority and tenacity and he is eager to see the church body as a whole grow and thrive.
Samuel has a significant influence in the Spanish church and the church body world-wide — described by Fox News and CNN as 'America's most influential Latino Evangelical Leader' and the #1 L.A.Times best-selling author of 'Be Light'. We know that he will have you on the edge of your seat!
Senior Associate Pastor of Christ Tabernacle | Husband to Yahris | Father of two | Architect of Misfit NYC | Author
“I believe in fighting fire with fire. Hell is real, so let us be a church on fire so that less people experience it’s flames.”
Pastor Chris is the creative architect of the Misfit movement, a local youth ministry in NYC that has global impact. He is passionate about bringing the Gospel to all generations, committed to seeking the presence of God and helping others to encounter Him.
Chris is a vibrant, charismatic preacher and his passion is infectious. We know that you will leave inspired and on fire to see the move of God in this nation.
With a firm belief that he’s “never seen a person serve Jesus whole-heartedly and lose at the same time” he is seeking a generation that will rise up and have a fierce faith that can conquer all odds.
Senior Pastor of ARISE Church | Husband to Gillian | Father of two | Author
"We will not remain in victory if we are not engaged in spiritual warfare"
Pastor John, along with Gillian Cameron are lead Pastors and founders of ARISE Church in New Zealand. Because of their deeply rooted belief in the local church, and their relentless passion to inspire a generation of believers who will fulfil their God-given destiny, ARISE has grown from a group of 7 people in a small dance and drama studio to a church of thousands in 7 different locations. John is a powerful preacher and influential leader with an exceptional ability to impart faith and vision into hearts. He is passionate about building the local church, and knows with all his heart that the church is the hope of the world.
Senior Pastor of ARISE Church | Wife to John | Mother of two
"We get bigger on the inside when we understand that no situation can defeat our faith because no problem is bigger than our God!"
Pastor Gillian, along with John Cameron are lead Pastors and founders of ARISE Church in New Zealand. Gillian has a great love for people and the church is the passion of her life. She is a dynamic minister of the word of God with a sharp prophetic edge and a vibrant joy. Her authority and keen ability to impart the Holy Spirit will move your heart and impact your life. With a heart to see people released into their call and walk in complete freedom, her ministry will inspire you to live life to the full.