MAIN SESSION SPEAKERS
Dr. Randy Clark is the overseer of Global Awakening and the Apostolic Network of Global Awakening. He is best known for helping spark the move of God now affectionately labeled “the Toronto Blessing.” In the years since, his influence has grown as an international speaker. Noted primarily for revival, healing and impartation, Randy’s message is simple: “God wants to use you.”
Clive Calver is a British pastor, teacher, author and international speaker. During the early 1970s, he founded and led the groundbreaking mission team "In the Name of Jesus" (ITNOJ), which included Graham Kendrick. Calver was program director of Billy Graham's Mission England before leading the Evangelical Alliance of the United Kingdom from 1983 to 1997. In the latter role he was a major spokesperson for Evangelicals on both sides of the Atlantic. From 2005-2016, he was the senior pastor of Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel CT. For seven years he was president of World Relief.
Grant Berry is a Messianic (Jewish) believer in Yeshua/Jesus and was born in London, England. He is the Founder/President of Messiah’s House Messianic Center (Greenwich, CT) and Reconnecting Ministries. Grant is the author of three books, The New Covenant Prophecy, The Ezekiel Generation, and his latest, Romans 911. He also writes for Charisma Magazine Reconnection Issues in The One New Man between Jewish and Gentile believers and Israel and the Church.
Charles D. “Chuck” Pierce serves as President of Global Spheres, Inc. (GSI) in Corinth, Texas. This is an apostolic, prophetic ministry that is being used to gather and mobilize the worshipping Triumphant Reserve throughout the world. GSI facilitates other ministries as well, and participates in regional and national gatherings to develop new Kingdom paradigms. Chuck also serves as President of Glory of Zion International Ministries, a ministry that aligns Jew and Gentile. He is known for his accurate prophetic gifting which helps direct nations, cities, churches and individuals in understanding the times and seasons in which we live.
Dr. Paul Jehle, senior Pastor of The New Testament Church, Founder of The New Testament Christian School, and Executive Director of the Plymouth Rock Foundation (www.plymrock.org), resides with his wife Charlene near Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Dr. Jehle holds a doctorate in Education and his passions involve preaching, teaching, researching as well as giving historic tours in various parts of the Northeastern United States. He has published several books as well as numerous articles along with traveling extensively throughout the United States, Central and South America, Europe and Africa speaking on Biblical truth, the heritage and discipleship of nations, Christian education, youth ministry and political statesmanship. Dr. Jehle is currently traveling to promote the significance of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Pilgrims in America in the year 2020. The event June 28 through July 2nd will highlight the faith that inspired them to plant a church in New England.
Jonathan Tremaine Thomas was raised in the southern foothills of western North Carolina along with his brother, worship artist Jaye Thomas. As a fifth generation “preacher’s kid” and the grandnephew of the late Civil Rights activist and music legend Dr. Nina Simone; Jonathan represents a unique blending of artistic history and divine calling. As a missionary and prayer mobilizer, Jonathan has spearheaded extensive evangelism, prayer, and repentance gatherings in stadiums and cities across the nation including The Ferguson Response, Azusa Now LA, and Awaken The Dawn DC. He gained a voice nationally due to his peacemaking efforts during the 2014 civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri; which led to the founding of CivilRighteousness.org. Today he directs prayer fueled evangelism, community transformation, and racial reconciliation initiatives while serving on the pastoral team at Destiny Church St. Louis. He currently resides in Ferguson, MO with his wife Mollie and their young daughter.
Dr. Curtis Sergeant served with the International Mission Board (IMB) among an unreached people group (UPG) in China. After a movement started there, he began training for the house-church networks in China and others around the world in how to do the same. Later he served as a VP for Global Strategy with the IMB. Then he went to Saddleback Church over Church Planting and helped catalyze some extremely large-scale church planting projects, especially in India, and engaged nearly a hundred UPGs. He then served at e3 Partners as the International VP. Now he runs a disciple-making and missions training center called MetaCamp in Dadeville, Alabama. He is also a co-facilitator of the 24:14 coalition and founded the Zúme project.
Dr. Seong Hyun Park is the Campus Dean of Gordon-Conwell’s Boston Campus. Fluent in four languages—Korean, Spanish, English and Modern Hebrew—he currently teaches Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Archaeology. Dr. Park's archaeological fieldwork included surveying an Iron Age Judahite tomb in Jerusalem, and supervising field excavations of the Persian stratum in the Philistine port-city of Ashkelon, Hellenistic-Roman tombs in Jerusalem, and the vineyard of Naboth and King Ahab’s palace in Tel Jezreel. He has published numerous articles about his fieldwork and other subjects related to Israel and the Old Testament. Dr. Park proposed to his wife, Dr. Hyun Gyung Jang, in the Garden of Gethsemane, Israel. They live with their two sons in Arlington, MA, where they are involved in Covenant Church. Dr. Park also preaches at the Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana ELIM de Boston in Jamaica Plain, MA.
Jonathan J. Armstrong, Ph.D., serves as the Director of the Center for Global Theological Education and Associate Professor of Bible and Theology at the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ancient Languages from Cornerstone University (Grand Rapids, USA), a Master of Arts in Church History from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Chicago, USA), a Master of Philosophy in Historical Theology from Fordham University (New York City, USA), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Historical Theology from Fordham University. Dr. Armstrong received a Postdoctoral Research Grant from the Deutscher Akadamisher Austauschdienst to research at the Friedrich-Alexander-Üniversität-Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany from 2006 to 2007 and lectured at Wycliffe Hall as a full member of the theology faculty of the University of Oxford in England from 2007 to 2008.
Matthew Rudolph is a Jewish believer in Jesus whose heart burns for God’s glory to be seen in Israel and the nations. Experiences gained from growing up in a missions family, living in places like India, Europe, and the Middle East have given him a broad understanding of the heartbeat of God for the whole world. Matthew serves on the leadership team of Gateways Beyond International, which is a the United States. These communities are passionate about exploring rhythms of life together that unite worship and prayer, discipleship training and world outreach. Matthew helped to pioneer the Gateways Training School, a six-month discipleship program focused on training, equipping and launching young adults into their place in the Kingdom of God. Matthew and Serah were married in 2002 and for over 15 years they served as the leaders of the community in Cyprus.
Pastor Luis F. Burgos is the Senior Pastor of City Wide Church located in Bridgeport CT. Pastor Luis knew at a very young age that God had a plan for his life, but the road to his destiny wasn’t always easy and he faced many challenges while trying to balance his youth and his desire to please God. City Wide Church formally known as GVA (Gods Victorious Army) was founded by the late Pastor Felix Burgos.On February 14, 2008 Pastor Luis’s role in the church and the future direction of the ministry changed forever when his father, Pastor Felix Burgos, suddenly passed away. After much prayer, and with the faithful unwavering support of church leaders, and outside ministries, Pastor Luis made the decision to carry out the vision that his father started. On February 14 of 2010, Pastor Luis met the love of his life Yesenia Burgos. They have been blessed with two daughters - Aria Grace and Myla Faith Burgos. City Wide Church is one of the fastest growing ministries in the Bridgeport area, since Pastor Burgos has been Sr. Pastor they have exploded from a modest 25 members to hundreds gathering each Sunday. Through the vision that God has given Pastor Luis and Yesenia and the spiritual support that they have received from outside ministries, Pastor Luis and Yesenia are committed to changing their surrounding area and affecting all of CT for the purpose of Jesus Christ.
Milan Homola is co-founder and exec. director of Compassion Connect which is a movement of people who are passionate about unity and compassion through acts of mercy/love. In 2006 God miraculously brought a small team of local churches in Portland together to love their neighbors and the work has grown from there. Milan is passionate about local church unity and he advances that aspect of God's heart by helping unite churches to serve their neighbors.
David Sparkowich and his wife, Sharon, have functioned as a team ministry couple who carry a particular burden to facilitate restoration between the Christian Church and the Jewish people. They have educated Christians across denominational lines from a Hebraic perspective of the Scriptures and demonstrate in very practical ways, how Christians can enter into Israel’s Biblical Feasts, by incorporating: Messianic music, dance, show-and-tell Judaica items, Hebrew language and teaching. They sound a clear call for Christians everywhere to honor the Jewish root which supports them (Rom. 11:18) and the impartation of God’s unfolding revelation of the One New Man. Additional areas of concentration and life ministry have included: establishing house churches, ministry to the poor and homeless and fostering growth in houses of prayer. They have 6 children and presently provide oversight for the Northfield Prayer Room which is functioning in the home of late evangelist D.L. Moody.
Danny Steyne has functioned as a church planter, pastor, teacher, song writer, worship leader, and a conference speaker for more than thirty five years. From the streets of Philadelphia to the gangs of Los Angeles, where he became a part of the Vineyard with John Wimber. He has experienced numerous powerful supernatural encounters with the Lord and during several encounters in 2003 was called by the Lord called to give his life uniquely to a “Verb” called “The Mountain Of The Lord”… the message of the Kingdom of God. Merge’s and MOWGroups have multiplied throughout the United States and the world in a trans denominational expression of the Body of Christ and continue to infect regional church life with freedom, joy, and power. He currently serves in that role with his wife Karen through The Mountain - www.TheMountain.org - a ministry focused on The Presence of Jesus in Love, Power, Joy & Freedom throughout the world.
Christina Bennett joined the Family Institute of Connecticut as their Communications Director in 2018. Since 2005 Christina has served as a pro-life advocate and missionary. Prior to working for FIC Christina worked as the Client Services Manager for a CT Pregnancy Resource Center. Christina has a Bachelors Degree in Business Communications from Southern Connecticut State University. She is a licensed minister, a speaker with Ambassadors International and a writer for Live Action News.
Hazen Stevens serves as an executive leader at the International House of Prayer Atlanta missions base in Atlanta, Georgia. He has a passion to see the lost touched with the transforming power of the gospel and the church empowered to do the work of the Kingdom in the power of the Holy Spirit. Hazen has given oversight to the Night Watch, 12-6 am portion of prayer and worship in the 24/7 prayer room, led healing and prophetic ministry for many years, and most recently has given leadership to IHOP Atlanta's marketing and training departments, overseeing internships, school of ministry, seminars and conferences. This past year, Hazen served as co-operations director for OneRace Movement, an organization igniting prayer and cross-cultural relationships, unto racial reconciliation, revival, and justice. Hazen currently resides in Lawrenceville, GA with his beautiful wife Hannah and their four children.
Edgar “Skip” Gunn - Pastor Skip is very grateful that at 22 years old God reached out to him with an invitation. Ever since, he has passionately pursued the Christian life as a Husband of 40 years, a Father of 35 years, and a founding Pastor, Mentor, and Coach of 30 years. Pastor Skip holds a doctorate degree in Ministry from Primus University of Theology and is the author of Champions Playbook: Daily Thoughts for God’s Champions. In addition to being the Senior Pastor of Life Church, Pastor Skip is consistently sowing into the broader Christian community locally, regionally, and internationally as a speaker and missionary. His three grown children and their spouses, including nine grandchildren, are actively involved in Life Church- Hampden, MA.
Shawn Foster is the senior leader of LIFE Alliance, a network of churches in the US and abroad. He and his wife Stephanie also founded YouthStorm and the Crossing LIFE Church in Windham, NH. From the start of his ministry on the campus of Boston University in 1989, Shawn has demonstrated a passion for awakening, discipleship, community and leadership development in New England. This has matured into a church-based strategy for establishing and expanding the Church globally. In partnership with BILD International, a global leader in theological education and missions, Shawn desires to see churches united in spirit and truth and leaders equipped so that all will be established in the faith and mobilized for Harvest. Shawn earned his MA from Gordon-Conwell and is currently enrolled in a doctorate program with Antioch School.
Josiah Armstrong - After coming to the Lord through a power encounter alone in his bedroom in 1999, he joined the New England based ministry Youthstorm. Youthstorm was committed to uniting, equipping, & mobilizing the Body of Christ, raising up the next generation, and contending for revival & awakening in New England and beyond. It was through Youthstorm that Josiah was introduced to the prayer movement & budding unity in New England. Today, He serves on the Senior Leadership Team of The Crossing Life Church, a church plant of Youthstorm, in Windham NH. He and his wife Crystal serve on the Apostolic team of Life Alliance, a global family of churches and ministries partnered in the Great Commission. Josiah serves on various boards and convening teams such as the NH Alliance & New England Alliance that are committed to revival, awakening, and social transformation, through the unity and partnership of the Body of Christ. He spearheads collaboration with Churches & ministries in the greater-Salem area. Josiah is also the founder of Forerunner Fitness, a holistic coaching and training ministry, & The School Of Warrior Arts, a faith-based martial arts program. They live in Derry, NH with their three children, Jubilee, Asher, and Legacy.
Phil Tuttle is full-time missionary to New England through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. God has stirred his heart to prepare a place for the presence of God at every middle school, high school and university in New England. Phil also works as the State Coordinator for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in New Hampshire. He and his wife, Kaylin, are founders of One Nation Ministries, which works to release people, ministries and churches into their God-given purpose in order to see the gospel of Jesus Christ reach every corner of the globe. Phil and Kaylin currently live in Concord, NH with their two children, Kingsley and Zion.
Dick Kiernan is passionate about unity, leadership formation, and evangelism. Dick serves as a member of the New England Alliance convening team, is the Director of the New Hampshire Alliance, and is also the current Director of a new ministry called, ‘Come Follow Me.’ He served as the former Field Ministry Director of Alpha New England and is the father of 5 nearly adult children.
Annette Tuttle serves on the New Hampshire Alliance (NHA) Board of Directors and is the Coordinator for the NH Prayer Canopy. She has been actively involved with the prayer movement in NH, NE and the nation and carries a Governmental Intercession anointing. She is a prophetic intercessor, teacher, and missionary. Annette’s passion is for prayer and intercession, foreign missions, and equipping & mobilizing the body of Christ using her teaching and prophetic gifts. She has a strong background in missions and has traveled extensively around the world. She has served on nearly 25 foreign mission trips bringing her gift of teaching, speaking, training and the prophetic to the mission field. She is currently the Founder and Director of Capital City House of Prayer in Concord, NH and is the founder and former Director of Symphony House of Prayer in Manchester, NH. She is the State of NH Mobilizer for Awaken the Dawn and Tent America 2018.
Jeremy & Lisa Eady serve with Take the City by living in one of the missional homes in the inner city of Columbus, GA and as local outreach coordinators. Take the City is a movement that is impacting cities all over America. The mission of Take the City is to unify and mobilize the churches in cities to take the gospel of Jesus Christ into their cities and see those cities forever changed. Take the City has the vision to impact all of New England by partnering with churches to bring unity and send churches out into the streets with the gospel.
Bruce James, from Texas, has been married to Karen Davidson for 42 years. He is the proud father of 4 sons and 10 grandchildren. He and Karen have lived in New England since 1998. Bruce did his undergraduate work at Hannibal LaGrange College in Biblical Studies and his graduate work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned his Masters of Divinity. Bruce’s ministerial work includes 27 years in the pastorate and his current ministry of 12 years, serving the 350 churches and church plants of the Baptist Convention of New England. Bruce also for the last 5 years has contracted with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc., mobilizing and equipping churches to proclaim the gospel.
Since his radical conversion in 2009, James Robinson has had a passion to see revival and reformation in New England. Born in Stamford Connecticut, he attended Youth with a Mission in Kona, HI in 2012, and graduated from Moody Bible Institute-Spokane in the spring of 2017. He now attends Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Massachusetts. James firmly believes that ceaseless prayer is the backbone for spiritual renewal and awakening. This conviction led James to adopt the One Day/One Church prayer strategy while in Bible school in Washington State. Upon graduating and by the confirmation of the Spirit, James had a strong sense to see this prayer model established in this region. Thus, New England Prays was launched!