Conference Speakers




Keynote Speakers: 

HB Charles Jr.

HB Charles Jr has served in pastoral ministry for over 25 years, and has served as the Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville, FL since 2008. Outside of his church, HB regularly speaks at churches, and conferences around the country. HB has authored several books including It Happens After Prayer and On Preaching, and can be heard on numerous radio programs and podcasts dealing with preaching. 


John S. Dickerson

John S. Dickerson is a prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of "The Great Evangelical Recession." His writing has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among others. In 2009, both ABC News and Newsweek named his investigative reporting the best in the nation. As a pastor, John has guided individuals and communities through grief and loss. He presently serves as Teaching Pastor in Residence at Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, CA.


Daniel Henderson

As a senior pastor for over two decades, Daniel Henderson brought prayer-based revitalization to numerous churches. Now, as the President of Strategic Renewal, Daniel is dedicating his full-time efforts to help congregations across the country experience renewal.  Daniel is sought after for his expertise in leading corporate prayer. He has authored numerous books on biblical leadership and prayer including, Old Paths, New Power and Transforming Prayer: How Everything Changes When You Seek God’s Face.


Jeff Schwarzentraub

Jeff Schwarzentraub ministered as an itinerant evangelist before coming to Denver to plant a church. In 2010, Jeff helped to plant Harvest Bible Chapel Denver, where he continues to serve as Sr. Pastor and Elder. Jeff is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, where he received the distinguished Harry A. Ironside Award for Expository Preaching.  Jeff’s Bible-teaching can be heard weekdays right here in Denver, CO on KRKS 94.7.


Robbie Symons

Robbie Symons is a pastor, author, and church planter.  He is the founding Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel Oakville (outside Toronto, ON) where he continues to serve as Sr. Pastor.  Since it’s birth in 2003, Harvest Bible Chapel Oakville has grown to over 3,500 members and has planted 6 additional churches across Canada.  Robbie’s Bible teaching ministry, Live in the Light, can be heard weekdays across the greater Toronto and Buffalo areas.

Pastor Al and Chrissy Toledo 

Pastor Al Toledo was headed for a promising career as a professional baseball player when he God saved him. Through attending the Brooklyn Tabernacle, Al came to marry Chrissy, the daughter of Pastor Jim and Carol Cymbala (founding pastors of the Brooklyn Tabernacle). In 2002, Pastor Al, Chrissy, and their family moved to Chicago, to plant the Chicago Tabernacle, where Al continues to pastor and Chrissy leads the music ministry.

Paul David Tripp

Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author and conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and works to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. Paul has written16 books on Christian living, and produced 14 teaching series’.  He is also Professor of Pastoral Life and Care at Redeemer Seminary and the Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care.


Don Whitney

Dr. Whitney is the founder and president of The Center for Biblical Spirituality. He has been Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY since 2005.  He has served in pastoral ministry for over 20 years and has authored numerous books including, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life (NavPress) and Praying the Bible (Crossway).

With Special Presentations By:

David McIntrye

David McIntyre is most notably known as the Season 2 winner of the History channel's survival reality series, Alone.  David's profound ability to endure through hardship is rooted in a relentless faith that was forged during his very trying years as a missionary in Brazil.  You will be inspired as David shares on the blessing of suffering, as a man who lost everything but came to find a contentment in Christ more valuable than gold.

Don't miss your chance to meet David McIntyre at his special breakfast presentation on Friday, September 30th.  Space is limited and a separate registration is required.  Reserve your spot today by clicking here.

Workshop Speakers:


The Changing Nest: A Mom's Guide to Surviving Transitions and Discovering Your Purpose
Brenda Brown
8Q Coaching

Experiencing Renewal Through the Practice of Praise

Becky Harling
Speaker & Author, The 30 Day Praise Challenge

Just Get to Know Him: Developing Intimacy with God Through Prayer
Alice Moss
Author and Prayer Leader

Practical Lessons from the Pastors Home

Pastor's Wives' Panel Discussion


Persevering in Prayer for Your Prodigal
James Banks
Author, Praying For Prodigals

The Theology of a Praying Church
Jonathan Graf
Church Prayer Leaders Network

Praying the Bible
Don Whitney
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary & Center For Biblical Spirituality


HB Charles Jr.
Author & Pastor, Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church

Preaching from the Overflow of Personal Piety
Keeney Dickenson
Founder, Prayeridigm Ministries

Jeff Schwarzentraub
Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel Denver

Logos 7 in Action
Presented by Logos Bible Software


I Am Strong: Finding God's Peace and Strength in Life's Darkest Moments
John Dickerson
Pastor & Author, The Great Evangelical Recession

How to Lead the Most Difficult Person You Know
Lance Witt
Replenish Ministries


Bringing Christ Into the Workplace
David and Heather Peddie

Owners, Peddie Roofing Co., Calgary City-Wide Prayer Rally 

Impacting Capitol Communities for the Glory of God
Jim Young
President, Capitol Commission

God's Heart for the Fatherless and What We Can Do
Mike Worley
Beautiful Redemption


Gospelize Your Ministry
Greg Stier
Founder, Dare2Share Ministries

From Acts to the Nations
Harold Britton
Regional Director, WorldVenture


Why OneCry? Seeking God for a Nationwide Spiritual Awakening
Byron Paulus
CEO, Life Action Ministries

Creating a Unified Citywide Movement in Pursuit of Revival
Brent Brooks
OneCry Reno & Reno Christian Fellowship

How to Spark Fresh Mission Momentum in Your Church
Dan Jarvis
Life Action Ministries


The Priority and Potential of High Impact Church Planting
Jeff Schwarzentraub and Robbie Symons
Harvest Bible Fellowship 


Seeking Big Transformation in the Small Church
Jon Hoekema
Small Church Pastor, Regional Prayer Leader  

Building on Small Church Strengths

Pastoral Panel Discussion