Schedule & Speakers

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Schedule

A more detailed schedule will be posted when it is finalized.

Thursday
3:00-4:00 pm: A Season of Worship & Prayer
7:00-9:30 pm: Worship Celebration for Adults, Children and Youth

Friday & Saturday
9:00-11:30 am: Worship Celebration for Adults, Children and Youth
11:30 am-1:15 pm: Lunch & Free time
1:15-2:45 pm: Equipping Workshops
3:15-4:30 pm: Equipping Workshops
4:30-7:00 pm: Dinner & Free time
7:00-9:30 pm  Worship Celebration for Adults, Children and Youth

Sunday
9:30-11:30 am  Family Worship Celebration with Holy Communion


Keynote Speakers

Luke Billman

The mid 1990’s to early 2000’s was not the best of times for Luke. He was addicted to drugs and spent a lot of time on the streets of Philadelphia and in and out of the prison system. During his last prison stay he had an encounter with another prisoner that made him decide to change his life. When released he tried to do all the right things. Looking back he realizes that he didn’t understand the difference between being good and truly knowing the Lord. Then one day on his way to work he had an encounter with the Lord where it was revealed to him that God wasn’t angry with him for his past. He was then filled with an overwhelming sense of joy and love. From that moment on he knew he would serve the Lord the rest of his life.

Luke and his wife, Alisan served for six years with Shores of Grace in Brazil, specifically in the slums of their area. They have three children of their own and numerous ones that just show up at their house where they can see and feel the Fathers love! Fast forward to today and you find Luke and Alisan ministering on the streets of Philadelphia to share all that they learned on the streets of Brazil: Freeing Those in Captivity, Rescuing the Lost, Restoring Identities, and Redeeming Destinies. Their ministry goes from teaching others how to minister on the streets, working with churches on going beyond their walls to share Jesus, community outreach, community meals to playing with children!

Luke is currently enrolled in the Masters of Divinity program at United Theological Seminary.

Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Senior Pastor, Christ Church, Fairview Heights, Illinois

Christ Church worship attendance has increased from just over 200 to over 2,500 since Shane’s arrival as Sr. Pastor in July of 1997. Christ Church is one of the ten fastest growing United Methodist congregations over the past decade and was recognized in 2018 by Outreach Magazine as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Churches in America. Now in four locations, Christ Church has received thirteen consecutive Church Growth and Evangelism Awards from the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. Shane was named The Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church by the United Methodist Foundation on Evangelism in 2010. He holds both graduate and undergraduate degrees from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and graduated with honors from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 1992. He speaks regularly in national and international venues and is a coach, writer and blogger. He resides in Belleville, Illinois with his wife Melissa. The couple have been married for thirty-seven years and have two adult children, three grandsons and a granddaughter.

Rev. Dr. Leah Hidde-Gregory

Rev. Dr. Leah Hidde-Gregory currently serves as the Central District Superintendent in the Central Texas Conference. She has a passion for preaching the transformational power of Jesus Christ, emphasizing the love and grace expressed through Wesleyan Theology. She feels every corner of God’s kingdom is loved by God and deserves quality leadership, both lay and clergy. No church is too small or too big to be vital agents of God’s transforming grace.

In the malaise the United Methodist Church finds itself, she seeks to lead her district to be bold in proclaiming the Good News of Christ. Through her leadership, the district is growing numerically in professions of faith and deeper as disciples through the implementation of intentional discipleship pathways.

Prior to entering Ministry, Leah was an Operations Manager for a Career Consulting firm. She has served in the Oklahoma Conference as a lay person, and in the North Texas and Central Texas Conference as clergy.

She holds a Doctorate of Ministry in Church Leadership Excellence from Wesley Theological Seminary, as well as a Master of Divinity from Perkins School of theology. Leah is married to Stan and they have three children, Maddie, Caroline, and Will. She lives in Woodway, Texas.

Rev. Dr. Mike Hutchings

Mike Hutchings has 35 years of pastoral, church planting and pastoring pastors experience in a variety of church cultures including Baptist, Vineyard, and Mennonite.

Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts from Judson University, a Master of Divinity in Counseling from Northern Seminary, and has pursued doctoral studies at the Kings Seminary, Phoenix University of Theology and United Theological Seminary.

Mike has also worked as a licensed behavioral therapist in private practice counseling and was clinical coordinator for a counseling program serving homeless, runaway youth and their families.

He is currently the Director of Education for Global Awakening, an evangelistic ministry in Mechanicsburg, PA. He directs Dr. Randy Clark’s Global School of Supernatural Ministry and the Global Certification Programs

As President and Founder of the God Heals PTSD Foundation,  (https://www.godhealsptsd.com/), he travels to churches, conferences, and military bases throughout the world, conducting “Healing PTSD” training seminars,  presenting a healing prayer model to assist those suffering with unresolved trauma and post traumatic stress. Mike also conducts weekend conferences on Kingdom Transformation. He has been married to his wife, Roxanne for 38 years, and has three children and five grandchildren.

Rev. Tim Johnson

Pastor Tim and Pam have been in ministry for 21 years, of which 14 of those have been spent pastoring Pfrimmer’s Chapel UMC in Corydon, Indiana. Early in their ministry, the Holy Ghost asked them if they wanted a “normal” ministry or a “supernatural” one. As they got on their knees and prayed together, they chose at that very moment: Supernatural!

Since that decision, they have seen the Holy Ghost move in their life and ministry in incredibly anointed ways, transforming a country church of 85 in one worship service into a church of 1,200 attending 11 weekly services. 

Pastor Tim and Pam also have three adult children: a son, Taylor, and daughter in-law, Colleen; and two daughters, Merritt and Olivia. They also have a small pony (otherwise known as a Great Dane) named Meshach.

Rev. Dr. Kevin Watson

The Rev. Dr. Kevin M. Watson is Assistant Professor of Wesleyan & Methodist Studies at Candler School of Theology. His research and writing focuses on the role of small group formation in the history of Methodism and theological transition in American Methodism. Watson has written The Class MeetingPursuing Social HolinessOld or New School Methodism?A Blueprint for Discipleship, and The Band Meeting (co-authored with Scott Kisker). Watson is an ordained elder in the Oklahoma Conference of The United Methodist Church. He lives in Lilburn, GA with his wife Melissa and three children.


Equipping Workshop Leadership

Tyler Best
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Luke Billman
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Shane Bishop
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Rose Booker-Jones

Dr. Rose M. Booker-Jones is Retired Clergy of The United Methodist Church serving God on a new path. She served faithfully as District Superintendent Mississippi River District and Iroquois River District of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference/The United Methodist Church. 

She served as Pastor of East St. Louis Trinity United Methodist Church, East St. Louis, IL and Peoria Bethel United Methodist Church, Peoria, IL. She’s also served churches in Kansas and Texas. As Full-member of the Conference she served as Chair of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference Board of Ordained Ministry; Elected Jurisdictional Delegate; 2008, 2012 and 2016; Instructor for IGRC Course of Study. Formerly taught License to Preach School. 

Rose serves as Board Member of SBC21 (Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century). Assisted National Director, Dr. Fred Allen as Program Coordinator of SBC21 Collaborative Coaching Network and Academy of Interns. She served as board member of North Central Jurisdiction Mission Council and General Commission on Religion and Race. Rose served as Board Member of the General BMCR (Black Methodist for Church Renewal) as Chair of Membership. She is featured in “Black United Methodists Preach!” edited by Dr. Gennifer Benjamin Brooks and published in United Methodist Circuit Rider Magazine.

Rev. Rose is a Kansas native, educated in the Kansas public schools; earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Friends University, Wichita, Kansas. She earned her Master of Divinity Degree from Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas and completed her Doctor of Ministry in Parish Revitalization at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois. Earned certificate with Lombard Mennonite Peace Center/Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders.

Rose believes that the Church belongs to God. As believers of Jesus Christ, we have the responsibility to build God’s church reaching out to whom God loves: All people. Rose has three children and one grandson. She believes that through the power of Jesus Christ “all things are possible” and nothing is too hard for God.
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Aaron Brown
Reverend Doctor Aaron Brown is the senior pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Marysville OH.   He has been in ministry for over 30 years and has served as pastor in the following communities in Ohio:  Ashville, Leesburg and Bethel.  He has a degree in Psychology and Biblical Literature from Taylor University and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.   He earned a doctorate degree from United Theological Seminary with an emphasis on supernatural ministry.  Aaron and his wife Linda have been married for 34 years and have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
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Randy Dilts
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Tommy Hays

Tommy Hays is an Ordained Elder of the United Methodist Church, serving as Pastoral Director of Rapha God Ministries and Founder of Messiah Ministries in San Antonio, Texas. He is a former trial attorney and member of the Fellowship of Ministries of MorningStar Ministries. His passion is the healing and equipping of the Body of Christ through ministries of inner healing, deliverance, and prayer. His daily prayer devotional, Morning by Morning, is sent to readers around the world and his book Free to Be Like Jesus—Transforming Power of Inner Healing & Deliverance is taught by many as a standard resource for inner healing and deliverance ministry.

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Leah Hidde-Gregory

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Ric Holladay

Ric Holladay recently retired from 44 years of pastoral ministry in the Kentucky Annual Conference.  He has begun a new ministry - Living in the Vine Ministries - which is designed to open people's lives to the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  The ministry has a variety of ways to engage people in the work of the Holy Spirit that will enrich their journeys with God.  He now lives in Louisville, KY where he enjoys the company of two of his sons and 5 grandchildren.

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Mike Hutchings

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Janet Johnson

Janet Johnson is a pastor, mentor in spiritual formation, speaker, author and free-lance writer whose passion is helping others draw closer to God in all of life’s situations. 

She has BA, MSW and MDiv degrees in addition to the completion of the Academy of Spiritual Formation, the Pastors of Excellence Program and the Methodist School of Supernatural Ministry. She is on the Board of Aldersgate Renewal Ministries and the Blue Ridge Walk to Emmaus as well as an associate member of the Order of St. Luke healing ministry. Her book, Grief: The Unwanted Journey offers hope and joy for life’s desert times.

Finding Joy in the Desert of Grief

Having journeyed through the ‘desert’ of grief after her brother was murdered, her son was killed in a car accident, her brother-in-law committed suicide, the deaths of many close friends and family, and significant loneliness due to moves, Janet found herself crying out to God. Empowered by God’s Spirit to break the chains of grief in which she lived; God gave her a pathway to joy. In this session, focusing in the areas of loss and grief, she will help participants draw strength from God and find joy on the journey through grief.

Jennifer Peat

Jen has a heart for the Next Generation to come to understand that they are not too young to experience the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives and to walk in their God-Given Identity.  Jen serves ARM as the Director of Next Generation Ministries and Local Church Renewal Events and has volunteered in children’s and youth ministries since college. Jen is married to Brian and they have one daughter, Bella. They will be moving to White House, TN after the Aldersgate conference.

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Richard Rhodes

Richard is founder of Fire in the Mountains Ministry in Western North Carolina. Richard and his wife Susan travel teaching, empowering, and equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. Richard has taught for ARM since 2002. He is known for his ability to release "holy boldness" into the lives of others. Susan and Richard minister together seeing everything the book of Acts reveals. Richard loves to say, "we are miracles looking for a place to happen in Jesus name!"

Moving in healing and deliverance!

Jesus took stripes for our ability to minister healing, and deliverance. Learn how healing is released in many forms, and how deliverance ministry is done. Jesus isn’t just your Savior; He is your role model. He expects us to move in ministry just like he did. Learn how to apply the word and see sickness leave, how to allow the anointing of the Holy Spirit to bring sickness, and addiction to its knees. Richard will show you from his years of "healing" experience how you can move with greater power and authority in healing God's children.

Kevin Watson

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