Russell Evans | Senior Pastor of Planetshakers Church | Husband to Sam Evans | Father of two | World Renowned Speaker | Author | AUS
“Dreams and ambitions are great, but when we link faith to action through honor, we unlock the gifts God has put into our lives.”
Russell Evans is the Senior Pastor of Planetshakers Church, alongside his wife Sam and children. As one of the leading international communicators of this generation, Russell’s passion and hunger for encountering the Presence of God inspires all to exercise new levels of faith and take hold of the promises of God’s Word.
As Founder, Director and Visionary of Planetshakers, Russell has an uncompromising desire to see every person achieve their full potential in every area of life. His faith is infectious and his message simple: “Everything begins with an encounter with God!”
We can't wait to have Ps Russell join us in person for ARISE Conference!
Craig Groeschel |Senior Pastor of Life.Church | Husband to Amy Groeschel | Father of six | World Renowned Speaker | Leadership Podcaster | New York Times Best Selling 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 getting a vision from God of a different kind of church – Life.Church was born. 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 his 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 also has a Leadership Podcast that has been hugely influential and has blown up globally.
We are so excited to have Craig Groeschel join us with a special message for ARISE Conference via a video link.
Paul de Jong | Senior Pastor of LIFE | Husband to Maree de Jong | Father | Host of LIFE TV | Author
Paul de Jong is the Founder and Senior Pastor of LIFE. Established in 1991, LIFE has continued to see growth throughout Australasia, living out its four-focus model of Church, Community, Business and Kingdom.
With a mandate to influence the global Church, Paul as a respected father in the faith, travels extensively speaking at leadership conferences and churches. His Kingdom-heart and leadership strength, combined with a prophetic edge continue to impact many to reach for more. From leadership, personal development and business, he has the ability and insight to speak into many areas of the wider body of Christ. He is also hosts a television programme, LIFE TV, which is reaching tens of thousands of people on a weekly basis, and has authored several books.
We are so expectant for the word that Ps Paul will bring!
Tak Bhana | Senior Pastor of Church Unlimited | Husband to Adrienne Bhana | Father | Author
Tak and Adrienne have been in ministry for 39 years and are the Senior Pastors of Church Unlimited. They have 7 campuses in NZ, Pacific Islands and Australia that are multicultural and multi-generational. With a deep passion to see a rapid growth in the churches of NZ and around the world, Ps Tak has an unquenchable zeal to reach a nation with God’s undeniable love and power.
Tak Bhana is a dynamic preacher and teacher of God’s word, who also hosts the 'Running with Fire Radio and Television' ministry that reaches thousands globally each week. He is also an author of books and is regarded as a leading voice that champions unity in the body of Christ in NZ and the nations.
We can't wait to have Ps Tak with us!
Lead Pastor of ARISE Church | Husband to Gillian | Author | NZ
"We will not remain in victory if we are not engaged in spiritual warfare."
John, along with Gillian, 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, ARISE Church has grown from a group of 7 people meeting in a small dance and drama studio in Wellington to a Church of thousands in 9 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.
Lead Pastor of ARISE Church | Wife to John | Author | NZ
"We get bigger on the inside when we understand that no situation can defeat our faith because no problem is bigger than our God!"
Gillian, along with John, are the 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, ARISE Church has grown from a group of 7 people meeting in a small dance and drama studio in Wellington to a church of thousands in 9 different locations.
Gillian has a great love and passion for people and the church. 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.