If you haven’t heard, all of Exponential’s 2018 regional conferences feature 10 national speakers in 5 main sessions. They will unpack the 5 practices of hero making, which includes Multiplication Thinking, Permission Giving, Disciple Multiplying, Gift Activating, and Kingdom Building. Don’t miss these amazing speakers when you register!
Tim Keller Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons. He is also Chairman of Redeemer City to City (CTC), which starts new churches in New York and other global cities, and publishes books and resources for ministry in an urban environment.
Bryan Loritts Bryan Loritts is the Lead Pastor of Abundant Life Church in Silicon Valley, California. He also serves as the President of the Kainos Movement, an organization committed to seeing the multi-ethnic church become the new normal in our world. In addition to these positions, Bryan serves on the board of trustees for Biola University.
Mark Batterson Mark Batterson serves as Lead Pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. One church with eight locations. NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations and meets in theaters throughout the DC metro area. NCC also owns and operates the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill.
Nancy Ortberg Nancy Ortberg serves as the CEO of Transforming the Bay with Christ. She is passionate about improving personal and organizational effectiveness and believes that teams are the most dynamic way to produce those results. Her particular interests are in analyzing and catalyzing the flow of energy and strategy in healthy, dynamic leadership teams.
D.A. Horton D.A. Horton serves as Lead Pastor of Reach Fellowship, a church plant in North Long Beach, CA. Prior to his current role he’s also served as Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI), an urban church planter/pastor in Kansas City, MO, a National Coordinator of Urban Student Ministries at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the Executive Director at ReachLife Ministries.
Sam Stephens Dr. Samuel Stephens leads the India Gospel League, an indigenous ministry organization. IGL’s extensive ministry in three Asian countries covers the areas of missions, development, education and health outreach to children.
Noemi Chavez Noemi Chavez is Co-Lead Pastor of 7th Street Church in Long Beach, CA. She is a speaker and serves on various boards some of which include Brave, a conference which focuses on reaching out to girls that are on probation and in the foster care system. Noemi is committed to raising leaders, training and partnering with church planters, and bridging generations to serve the future of the Church and their communities.
Larry Osborne Larry Osborne is one of the Senior Pastors at North Coast Church in Vista, California and the Founder of the North Coast Training Network. Under his leadership, North Coast has grown from 128 to over 12,000 in weekend worship attendance. Weekly participation in their sermon-based small groups (a lecture-lab model that digs deeper into the weekend sermon) is over 92% of their average weekend adult attendance.
Léonce Crump Léonce Crump, Jr. is an author, international speaker, and the founder and senior pastor of Renovation Church in Atlanta. His unique background includes contacts from the world of professional sports and the music industry. At the University of Oklahoma, Crump was an All-American wrestler and defensive end for the Sooner football team; he went on to play professional football for the New Orleans Saints.
Daniel Im Daniel Im is the Founder of NewChurches.com and the Director of Church Multiplication for LifeWay Christian Resources. He is a Teaching Pastor at The Fellowship, a multisite church in Nashville. He has an M.A. in Global Leadership and has served and pastored in church plants and multisite churches ranging from 100 to 50,000 people.
Tiana Spencer Tiana Spencer serves on the teaching team at Fellowship Monrovia in Monrovia, CA. She has spent the past 20 years discipling and mentoring others in the Word of God. In addition to raising her 3 daughters with her husband, Brandan, she also spends her time writing, leading worship and traveling to preach the Gospel.
Ray Johnston Ray Johnston is one of the Senior Pastors of Bayside Church in Granite Bay, Ca. A 30-year veteran of both youth and adult ministry, he’s the founding pastor of Bayside Church, which has grown to over 18,000 people. In addition to his tireless efforts at Bayside, Ray serves as president of Thrive Communications Inc.
Christine Lee Christine Lee is the Vicar of All Angels’ Church, a multi-ethnic, multi-socioeconomic evangelical Episcopal congregation on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She has served as a campus minister with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Chicago and Columbia and as a community organizer for Habitat for Humanity in Harlem and the South Bronx. In 2012, she became the first Korean-American woman ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church.
Pete Scazzero Pete Scazzero is the founder of New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York City, a large, multiracial church with more than seventy-three countries represented. After serving as senior pastor for twenty-six years, Pete now serves as a teaching pastor/pastor at large. He is the author of The Emotionally Healthy Leader and two bestselling books: The Emotionally Healthy Church and Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. He is also co-founder of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, a global ministry active in over twenty-five countries.
Mark Jobe Mark is the lead and founding pastor of New Life Community Church in the city of Chicago. He and his wife Dee have seen New Life grow from a handful of people to several thousand meeting at over 20 locations throughout the Chicagoland area with over 40 worship services each weekend and 7 cities internationally.
Albert Tate Albert Tate is the founding pastor of Fellowship Church—one of the fastest-growing multiethnic churches in the United States. In its short history, this gospel-centered, multiethnic, intergenerational church has already established a solid foothold in the region for life transformation to the glory and honor of Christ. As a dynamic communicator, Albert is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ both to the local church and the global community.
Dave Ferguson Dave Ferguson is the lead pastor of Community Christian Church, an innovative multi-site missional community. It has grown from a few college friends to thousands every weekend meeting at eleven locations in the Chicago area and has been recognized as one of America’s most influential churches.
Autumn Katz Autumn Katz is Co-Lead Pastor of the Anthem Church in Long Beach, CA. Autumn’s heart is to inspire the one far from God to passionately follow Jesus and be released to their full potential. Recently, Autumn has partnered her efforts with Danielle Strickland and the Women Speakers Collective to prepare, practice, platform and profile women speakers. Autumn also serves as the West Coast Divisional Field Director for Stonecroft Ministries. Her role trains, coaches and empowers women to share the gospel in their communities.
Dan Kimball Dan Kimball heads up Leadership and Mission at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, CA. He is the Director of The ReGeneration Project which whose mission is to see younger generations truly know what and why they believe along with seeing question asking, study and learning as a wonderful part of what it means to follow Jesus.
Ryan Kwon Ryan Kwon is the Lead Pastor of Resonate Church in Fremont, CA. Originally from Los Angeles, CA. Ryan was called out of his hometown to plant Resonate in 2010. He is passionate about gospel centered preaching and has a vision to see churches in the Bay Area partner with cities to be a tangible benefit to them. A sought out speaker, he is actively involved with Exponential and The Gospel Coalition. He also serves on the board for Acts 29.
Elmer Towns Dr. Elmer Towns is a college and seminary professor, an author of popular and scholarly works (the editor of two encyclopedias), a popular seminar lecturer, and dedicated worker in Sunday school. He is co-founder of Liberty University, with Jerry Falwell, in 1971, and was the only full-time teacher in the first year of Liberty’s existence. Today, the University has over 11,400 students on campus.
Steve Stroope Steve Stroope is Lead Pastor of the multi-campus Lake Pointe Church near Dallas, Texas. Under his leadership, the congregation has grown from 57 members in 1980 to a current attendance of more than 11,000. He is also a sought-after speaker and church consultant and the co-author of Money Matters in the Church, Tribal Church, and It Starts at Home.
Jossy Chacko Jossy Chacko is the Founder and President of Empart, a global ministry that exists to ignite holistic community transformation among the needy communities in Asia. Empart’s goal is to see 100,000 communities transformed by 2030. Jossy provides leadership to a team of more than 7000 in 7 countries.
Oneya Okuwobi Oneya Fennell Okuwobi is a sociologist studying race and religion at Ohio State University. She has 14 years of experience in corporate finance including roles in strategic business planning, category expansion, and organizational leadership. Oneya is co-author of The Multi-Ethnic Christian Life Primer.
Michael Carrion Michael is the Senior and planting pastor of Promised Land Covenant Church, a missional church in the North and South Bronx. He also serves Redeemer City to City, recruiting and training church planters in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens. He has 25 years of experience in urban ministry, with specific focus and gifting in urban church planting and designing and leading urban charter schools.
Greg Nettle Greg Nettle serves as President of Stadia, a global church planting organization. He has a God-given passion for The Church and its responsibility to plant new churches … churches specifically designed to reach out to children at physical and spiritual risk. He is an author, speaker and consultant as an agent of change in the global church.
Pat Gelsinger Pat Gelsinger has been serving as CEO of VMware since September 2012, nearly doubling the size of the company during his tenure. A respected IT industry veteran, he was at Intel for 30 years becoming the company’s first CTO and driving the creation of key industry technologies including USB and Wi-Fi.
Harvey Carey Harvey Carey is the Founder and Senior Pastor of the Citadel of Faith Covenant Church in Detroit, Michigan. Passionate about restoring the inner-city, Carey has partnered with several community organizations and nonprofits providing housing, social services and ministry to youth and children in the city of Detroit.