Speakers

Will Graham
Keynote Speaker

Franklin Graham’s son and a vice president with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has preached in more than 30 Canadian cities, and will lead two BGEA of Canada Celebration of Hope outreach events in Newfoundland and Labrador in November.

“I’m not trying to be the next Billy Graham; I’m just Will Graham,” says the ordained minister, who is also Executive Director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in North Carolina.

“I have a burden in my heart to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If that’s to an arena full of people or one person on the street, I will do whatever God is calling me to do.”

The Great Need for Evangelism
9:15 am Monday, September 26
Reaching the Masses One by One
6:30 pm Monday, September 26

David Arrol Macfarlane
Keynote Speaker

Is an author and speaker who loves reaching people for Christ and inspiring everyone to reach their full God given potential! Before David was the Director of National Initiatives for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada, he led congregations in Ontario and British Columbia that all grew significantly through prayerful, strategic and innovative outreach. Dr Charles Price of Peoples Church in Toronto says:  "David Macfarlane is an ideas man!"

E-DNA: You Can't Start a Fire Without a Spark
9:15 am Monday, September 26
Seven Steps to Position a Church to Reach Multiculturally
11:05 am & 1:30 pm Monday, September 26

Dr. Sam Owusu
Keynote Speaker

Is the founder and senior pastor of Calvary Worship Centre, a strongly evangelistic and multicultural church (people from more than 80 countries attend). Calvary's main campus is in Victoria, BC, and three more in the Greater Vancouver area.

One Church Many Nations
11:05 am & 1:30 pm Monday, September 26
Creative Evangelism in a Multi-ethnic Church
2:20 pm Tuesday, September 27

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Rosemond Owusu
Keynote Speaker

Is a co-founder of Calvary Worship Center, a multicultural church of over eighty-five nations. She is the director of the Calvary Women Ministry, which organizes the largest gathering of Christian women in Vancouver. She has three children and expecting her first grandchild in October. Rosemond is known for her passion for prayer.

Creative Evangelism in a Multi-ethnic Church
2:20 pm Tuesday, September 27

Rick and Patti Love
Keynote Speaker

Patricia Love has master’s degrees in Intercultural Studies (Canadian Theological Seminary) and in Teaching English as a Second Language (Ateneo de Manila University).  She is an ordained minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance.  Patricia was a missionary in the Philippines for 11 years.  She became Pastor of Intercultural Ministries at Foothills Alliance Church in Calgary in 2006 and continues to serve new Canadians through this ministry.

Rick Love, M.Div. and Ph.D. from Trinity International University (Deerfield, Illinois), is an ordained minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance.  Rick taught at seminaries in the Philippines (11 years) and Canada (8 years) before becoming Director of “Love New Canadians,” a consulting ministry that equips local churches for ministry with immigrants. Since 2006 Rick and his wife Patti have been leading a weekly Bible study for new Canadians who are interested in learning more about Jesus. 

Reaching New Canadians
11:05 am & 1:30 pm Monday, September 26

Mark Hughes
Keynote Speaker

Mark Hughes is the founding pastor of Church of the Rock in Winnipeg. It is one of Canada’s most innovative churches that employs unique means in order to present the Gospel to a post-Christian culture. His TV program, seen across Canada, continues to be one of the highest viewed faith based broadcasts since the 1990s. Mark and his wife Kathy are lifelong residents of Winnipeg and have three grown children.

The Challenge to Evangelism Today
9:00 am Tuesday, September 27
The Creative Culture for Evangelism
10:35 am & 1:00 pm Tuesday, September 27

Claude Houde
Keynote Speaker

Is the lead pastor and founder of the “Eglise Nouvelle Vie”, a church that has grown to over 4,000 people, on the South Shore of Montreal. He has ministered in over 35 countries and he is the President of the French World Christianity Association and the chairman of the Board of The French-world Theological Institute, a fully accredited college training hundreds for ministry. He has written 4 books and he is passionate about justice, mercy, evangelism, and the raising up of a generation of passionate followers of Christ.

Social Action with Powerful Evangelism
2:20 pm Tuesday, September 27

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Rick Hiemstra
Featured Speaker

Is Director of Research and Media Relations at the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. Prior to assuming these roles he served as the Director of the Centre for Research on Canadian Evangelicalism (CRCE). Rick speaks on Canadian church and cultural trends.

Prior to coming to the EFC, he served as the pastor of a Wesleyan church in Cornwall, Ont., taught high school mathematics and computer science and held various positions in industry. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics, a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Theological Studies. He lives in Ottawa, Ont., with his wife, Beth, and their children, John, Anna, James and Peter.

The Spiritual Climate in Canada Today
2:50 pm & 3:50 pm Monday, September 26

Ryan Moffat
Featured Speaker

Is the Regional Director of Ontario for Alpha in Canada. After he and his wife attended an Alpha in a downtown Toronto church, he discovered God’s love, his faith was renewed and his marriage was restored. This led him on a journey to his current role at Alpha. Ryan serves the local church in Ontario, helping them evangelize their communities through the use of Alpha.

Impacting the Next Generation
2:50 pm & 3:50 pm Monday, September 26

Jeremy Doorten
Featured Speaker

Serves as the Director of e3 Ministry Canada and I Am Second, having pioneered the work of e3 Partners Ministry into Canada. Over the last 15 years Jeremy has been part of church plants in 23 countries around the world. Seven years ago God birthed the I Am Second movement out of e3 Partners, and their powerful films have been viewed by over 80 million people online in every country on the planet. God is using the films to start conversations which bring people together into groups, and develop new faith communities. Jeremy is building a phenomenal staff team across Canada and loves nothing more than to see people won to Christ. Whether on stage as speaker, musician and recording artist or one-on-one, Jeremy is passionate about seeing the lost won for Christ.

After Evangelism: Discipleship in the Making
2:50 pm Monday, September 26

Jonathan Gallo
Featured Speaker

First started in the financial sector and transitioned to ministry 15 years ago.  He has served as a church planter, executive pastor, and most recently mission pastor at Central Community Church, a church of 2200, in Niagara. He oversees Community Crew, a local charity. He is passionate about outreach and seeing the church impact the local community through serving.

Outside, Inside, and Out
2:50 pm & 3:50 pm Monday, September 26

Andrew Rutledge
Featured Speaker

Has served in the church for almost 20 years. He has pastored in rural and city contexts. He currently serves as the Connections Pastor overseeing the assimilation processes at Central Community Church, a multi-site congregation in the Niagara Region reaching over 2,600 people each weekend. Andrew also pastors their growing online community, and enjoys finding ways to use the Internet as a platform for evangelism.

Outside, Inside, and Out
2:50 pm & 3:50 pm Monday, September 26

Dr. Derrick Mueller
Featured Speaker

Is a motivational speaker, trainer, humorist, pastor, and author residing in the Niagara region of Ontario. He has degrees in communication, counseling, administration, and organizational leadership, and  serves as a regional manager with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada in charge of the Evangelism Congress in Niagara falls this year. He has traveled over the last year sharing hope through the My Hope project and equipping pastors across Canada in leadership and evangelism through BGEA's REconneXion seminars.

Derrick has a passion for evangelism and outreach and has traveled the world speaking, teaching and doing comedy as an outreach. He has served as executive director for Youth for Christ, President of Emmanuel Bible College, Executive pastor and consultant. He speaks extensively across Canada and around the world in the area of evangelism, leadership and family.

Reawakening Evangelism in a Changing Canadian Landscape
2:50 pm & 3:50 pm Monday, September 26
My Hope: Creative Media and Storytelling in Outreach
10:35 am & 1:00 pm Tuesday, September 27

Stacy Mueller
Featured Speaker

Is an author, speaker, and lover of people, with a passion to encourage and inspire women in their life journey. She is noted for her innovative and creative ways of reaching women, and inspiring women to reach other women for Christ. Stacy uses her story and passion for Christ to make a difference through women’s conferences, church and community outreach events. Her new book called, “Life Happens” written with her husband has received acclaims from across the nation. It is a simple tool to reaching out to the broken.

She is also the Canadian Women’s Director in Leadership, a ministry of the Canadian Christian Business Federation (CCBF). As a frequent guest of the Television show 100 Huntley Street and radio host with her husband Derrick of “Life Happens” she has influenced people right across Canada with the message of Christ.

She is the founder of Life Happens - Women Inspiring Women with chapters across Ontario. As a community connection, Women Inspiring Women reaches women of all ages from all walks of life through fellowship, networking and life changing stories.

My Hope: Creative Media and Storytelling in Outreach
1:00 pm Tuesday, September 27

Ayanna Solomon
Featured Speaker

Is Founder & President of Jesus in the City / Festival of Praise International, sponsor of Toronto's annual Jesus in the City Parade, which gathers over 25,000 annually. Established in 1999 as a charitable community network, cooperating with churches and organizations to spread the Gospel, the vision is to celebrate love for God and love for people through music, the arts and culture. Born in Toronto, she has ministered in a number of nations in the Caribbean and South America, conducting praise & worship workshops and teaching on leadership & ministry gifts among other subjects. Part of her vision is to equip and mobilize believers to raise up a Godly standard in society.

Innovation and Creativity in Multicultural Evangelism
3:50 pm Monday September 26

Kendra Shields
Featured Speaker

Is the Domestic Field Manager for Operation Christmas Child, an international ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that has reached millions of children with shoebox gifts and the life-changing message of the Gospel.

Kendra is passionate about equipping people to use their God-given gifts to build his Kingdom. She has served as a youth pastor and mentor to high school students, and encourages and equips young Christians to reach their friends and family with the Gospel.

She holds a Bachelor of Religious Education degree, with a Church Music Major.

Reaching Children with the Good News
2:50 pm & 3:50 pm Monday September 26

Bob Cates
Featured Speaker

Is a Canadian juggling champion and physical variety artist. His Comedy in Motion show has been delighting audiences full time for 20 years. He keeps them laughing with comedy routines involving advanced juggling, wild unicycling and balancing skills, and a crazy 21 real plate spinning finale!

Juggling as Outreach
10:35 am & 1:00 pm Tuesday September 27

Greg Sykes
Worship

Is a Canadian worship leader, award-winning songwriter and recording artist. He has recently signed his first major record deal with Integrity Music, home of such artists as Lincoln Brewster, All Sons & Daughters, Paul Baloche, Israel Houghton, Martin Smith & many others. Greg has been leading worship at his home church (centralcc.ca) for over 13 years.

Friends of Jesus Christ Dance Team
Dancing

The Friends of Jesus Christ (FJC) Dance Team was established in 1992 and began with a small group of youth and young adults from a Filipino Christian congregation. The team flourished and today is composed of over 50 children, youth and adults with a passion for dance. Under the guidance of Christine van Rooyen, the FJC Dance Team creates an exciting dance experience through various expressions and choreographic styles. It has had the opportunity to give special performances across Toronto – in seniors’ homes and local community centres, as well as in events held at Mel Lastman Square, Air Canada Centre and Rogers Centre.