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

Dr. Peter Bellini

Peter Bellini is the Associate Professor of Evangelization in the Heisel Chair and the Director of Non-Degree Programs at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He is an ordained Elder in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church and has served in ministry for over 30 years. He has been a leader in every facet of ministry, including new church starts, church turnarounds, mergers, local church renewal, discipleship and leadership training, inner city and global missions and several marketplace ministries. He is the author of three books Truth Therapy, Participation: Epistemology and Mission Theology, and Unleashed.


Rev. Dr. 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 21stCentury). 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.


Rev. Larry Eddings

Born in Oklahoma, the last of eleven children, Larry moved to Oregon when he was ten years of age, where he completed his elementary and high school education.  He received Jesus into his life at the age of sixteen and shortly thereafter felt a call to Christian ministry.

Larry married Audrey Hamblenin 1951, following graduation from high school and prior to beginning college. Audrey went home to the Lord on December 6, 2014.  They had been married over 63 years.

Larry graduated in 1955 from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Philosophy.  While there he served as Student Lay Pastor at the Lincoln Street Methodist Church in Portland.  He was nineteen years of age and the average age of the congregation was sixty nine. The church officials had told him that the little church would be closed following his graduation from college. However, God had other plans and blessed his fledgling ministry.  The church remains open to this day, 2017.  While serving at Lincoln Street and attending college, their two children, a son, Gary Ray and a daughter, Teresa Marie, were born.  They now have seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Larry attended seminary at Garret Biblical Institute in Evanston, IL.  While there he served as student pastor at the Hermosa Methodist Church in Northwest Chicago.  He graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor of Divinity Degree.  He was ordained Elder in the, then, Methodist Church in the Oregon Annual Conference on May 29, 1959.

After eighteen years of pastoral ministry – six years of which were spent in finishing college and seminary, Larry experienced spiritual, emotional and physical fatigue and burnout.  During those eighteen years he had served churches in Oregon, Illinois, California and Idaho.  Ready to quit the ministry and seek other employment, he was encouraged by his bishop to take another appointment.  It was while serving in the Silverdale United Methodist Church of Silverdale, WA, that Larry experienced a new and dynamic move of the Holy Spirit in his life.  On Epiphany, January 6, 1971, Larry was baptized with the Holy Spirit.

This experience moved Larry from endeavoring to “do” ministry with his own skill, energy and techniques gained through education, to allowing the supernatural power of God’s Holy Spirit minister through him.  After two heart bypass surgeries, one in 1977 and a second in 1992, Larry came to an even greater realization of the necessity to draw on the Holy Spirit’s power and gifts for Kingdom living and ministry.

He continues in ministry with Wind of the Spirit Ministries which, with his wife, he founded in 1983.


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. Jessica LaGrone

Coming Soon


Rev. Debbie Line-Yencer

Debbie is a retired elder in the Michigan Area Conference of the UMC.  She serves a small country church, part time, Leaton UMC.  She served three churches full time in 19 years of active ministry. She attended Asbury College and graduated with a B.A. in psychology and graduated with a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.  Debbie has served on the Advisory Council for Aldersgate Renewal Ministries for 7 years and has also served on the worship design team for several Aldersgate Conferences. She has taught at multiple events and has been active in Emmaus and Chrysalis.  Debbie married Ron Yencer on June 1, 2013.  Debbie has two children David and Heather and four grandchildren, Isaac, Mackenzie, Kerith, and Luke – the delights of her life.  She is now blessed with two stepdaughters and their families.  Her passion is bringing a deeper understanding of the love of the Lord to people’s lives and moving in the life changing ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Equipping Workshop Leadership

Amy Barkman

Amy Barkman is the founder and director of Voice of Joy Ministries since 1979. She hosts seminars and retreats, and speaks at churches and other Christian organizations. She is married with three grown children and lives in Danville, KY. She has pastored Mortonsville UMC for 21 years. She has also written eight books, the best known is “Everyday Spiritual Warfare” a non-fiction practical guide to successful living. The others are Christian fiction, both adult and middle grade.

Workshop 1: Light Be: The Bible and Quantum Physics

The Word of God is a proof of the basics of Quantum Physics. And the scientific facts of Quantum Physics causes our faith in the Word to escalate. This workshop helps us understand and recognize the power God gave to mankind and that we who are in Christ Jesus can exercise that power through the Holy Spirit.

Workshop 2: The Progression of Perfection

When a person becomes born again, they are not perfect. But Jesus said, “Be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect.”  Matthew 5:48   Our spiritual life is a progression and this workshop helps us understand our journey and the journey of others.

Peter Bellini

See Keynote Section above for Peter's Bio.

Shema and the Next You

This session will discuss hearing God, deliverance, and inner healing through truth therapy and other strategies. The lies we believe about ourselves, God, others, and our world can bring us into bondage. However, the truth can set us free to be restored to God's original purposes. Learn also about the neuroscience of how God has wired you for resilience, healing, transformation, and Gods' realized vision for your life and ministry. 

Rose Booker-Jones

See Keynote Section above for Rose's Bio.

Reignite Your Passion

With all the distractions in the world it's easy to lose sight of our passion; our gifts. Learn how to reignite the fire and passion that's in you.

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.  

Why Don’t I Don’t Feel Anything?

Have you ever come to Aldersgate and felt left out because it seemed like everyone else was experiencing God in some emotional way, but you felt nothing?  Maybe you are one of those who never get slain in the Spirit or receive a prophetic message from God.  Maybe you have gone away from Aldersgate thinking, “What’s wrong with me?  Why don’t I feel like dancing or waving a flag?”  Come discover that there is NOTHING wrong with you.  Dr. Aaron Brown, who has a doctorate degree in supernatural ministry, yet rarely experiences supernatural manifestations, will share how God deals with each of us individually. 

Matt Henson

An energetic, dynamic, vision-casting adventurer for Jesus is one of the best ways to describe Rev. Matt Henson. Matt brings a fresh perspective and energy to the church and her ministry. He specializes in Evangelistic Preaching, Mission Experiences, Healing/Reconciliation Ministry, and Youth/Young Adult Ministry, using his experience and passion to proclaim the message of Jesus Christ to all people. Matt has served as a Youth For Christ-Campus Life Director, Associate Pastor, Youth Pastor, Senior Pastor, and Interim Pastor. In each of the places Matt has served, the ministries have seen transformation, growth, and a deeper knowledge of Christ.

Matt serves as the Executive Director and Lead Evangelist for Living the Adventure Ministries, a ministry he founded in 2007. Living the Adventure Ministries is a nonprofit evangelistic and mission ministry "seeking to work for the transformation of the world through the awakening of the Church, evangelistic preaching, and Christian people putting their faith into action through mission experiences around the world." Matt travels around the nation and around the world as part of this ministry. He has spoken at youth camps, revivals, retreats, Christian Ashrams and mission trips. Matt has spoken to groups and been in mission in 18 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Liberia, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Haiti, and India. Matt also serves as the President of the National Association of United Methodist Evangelists and serves on the United Christian Ashram Board.

Matt and his wife, Nancy, live in Albion, Illinois with their four sons (Elijah, Micah, Judah, and Isaiah) and daughter, Sarafina.

One Life

One is repeated throughout the Bible. “Two become one.” “I and the Father are one.” “One God and Father of all.” We have One Life to live and we make decisions each day as we find ways to live our lives for Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit. Join us for the One Life Workshop as we look at our lives from a physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and relational dynamic recognizing its oneness.

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.

How Our Unchangeable God Changes Things

In this workshop you will discover in Scripture and experience how God changes things.  You will encounter our unchanging God as you open yourself to changes God wants to make in you.

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 finds joy in the “little things” of life and knows it is God’s love that has sustained her on her life’s journey.

Formational in her own growing deeper in love with God, was her journey in grief. In addition to the loss of her parents and several very close friends, Janet and Richard lost a son in a car accident, Janet’s brother was murdered, and Richard’s brother committed suicide. Accompanying the pain and grief that these tragedies brought, Janet found God’s unending love permeating each situation bringing healing and inner peace.     

She and her husband Richard (a 30-year veteran of the Air Force), along with their four children, experienced living in many areas due to frequent military moves. Each move brought excitement and new adventures, including new friends, but also brought the pain and loss that accompanied leaving friends and family behind. Through the many transitions, Janet leaned on God as her strength and comfort. Her life passage of scripture is from Nehemiah 6:8, “The joy of the Lord is my strength.”

Janet 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 the Blue Ridge Walk to Emmaus and is on the Advisory Council for Aldersgate Renewal Ministries as well as an associate member of the Order of St. Luke healing ministry. She worked as a medical social worker, psychologist’s assistant, home-school coordinator and teacher before God called her into full time ministry in 1996. Now retired, her focus is to help others draw strength from God and find joy in God’s love, especially in the area of grief.

Finding Joy In Desert Places

Are there times when you feel like you are in a desert place, where life is a struggle and it is difficult to find the joy of the Lord amid what life has thrown against you? Do you know God is real, but you cannot sense God’s presence in your circumstances?

Life is hard. Tragedy and difficult times come. How do we live in joy through it all? This workshop will focus on God’s unfailing love bringing hope into whatever circumstance you may have encountered. It will center around struggles, loss and grief and God’s Spirit walking with us through our desert times as we encounter strength in eternal hope. 

Tim Johnson

See Keynote Section for Tim's Bio

Coming Soon

Scott Kelso

Scott is a native of Dayton, OH.  He married his high school sweetheart, Linda, while attending Ohio State University.  Upon graduation from OSU in 1970, he entered United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH after receiving the call to the ministry his senior year at OSU.  In June 1973, he was appointed to Trinity United Methodist Church in Pickerington.  Today, the church also uses the name of Trinity Family Life Center, after rebuilding and relocating on a thirty- two acre tract of land across from the original church.

He retired as Sr. Pastor of Trinity on July 1, 2011 after 38 years.

The Kelso’s have three married children and seven grandchildren.  Scott ministers in the areas of teaching, preaching, ministering to pastors and wives, and has a deep passion for evangelism and outreach.  He brings experience in Spirit-filled ministry and desires to show his passion for Jesus.

He has a heart for missions and has been on teams to Africa, the Philippines, Mexico and Cuba, Israel, and Brazil.

Scott is the steering committee chairman of C-CAM, Capital City Association of Ministers and Churches.  This organization is comprised of over 250 pastors and leaders in the greater Columbus, OH area, whose purpose is to impact and win their city for Jesus Christ.  He is also a previous past president of the board of Aldersgate Renewal Ministries in Goodlettsville, TN and currently serves on the Advisory Council.  He has been elected to Jurisdictional and General Conference of the UM Church several times.

Scott serves as the President of the Charismatic Leaders Fellowship, which is a national group of leaders comprising denominational, non-denominational and Catholic fellowships who meet once a year, by invitation, in a retreat setting.

In 2006, he authored, Ice on Fire, published by Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Apostolic Ministry and City Reaching-It's Time! 

This session will document the amazing story of how God raised up an Apostolic Network in Columbus Ohio that is literally adopting a zip code of the city to display His Glory. We will preview the 5 Points-Greater Columbus Apostolic Network beginning in March 2018 with the support of the Mayor, the City-Council, the Secretary of State, and the Governor of Ohio. We will study Apostolic Ministry for the New Testament perspective and how God is restoring it back to the Body of Christ in the 21st Century Church. Come and "Catch the Fire!"

Jessica LaGrone

See Keynote Section for Jessica's Bio.

Coming Soon

Debbie Line-Yencer

See Keynote Section for Debbie's Bio

Moving in the Spirit

Scripture Focus John 14:12, “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father."

We are called to move as Christ did when he was here on earth.  The Holy Spirit was given to us to accomplish God's ways here on earth.  This session will look at some basics about the Spirit as well as encourage us to move in boldness and faith.  This is a good session for those curious about the Spirit and supernatural moving for today's faithful ones.

Tonya Marvin

Tonya Marvin, Founder of Transformed, Revived and Renewed Ministries, finds joy in teaching the churched.  She has been called to encourage the Body of Christ to walk in unity and to grow in Spiritual Gifts--- that The Church may become a mature body walking in the fullness of Jesus Christ.   Tonya encourages believers to step into hearing God’s voice and to walk in “throne room” living.... on earth as it is in heaven.  Tonya delights in helping Christ followers prepare and step into what God has called us to be and do.   She believes that we all are called to “such a time as this” and together are gifted and empowered by the Holy Spirit to make disciples in all nations.  Tonya is highly gifted in the prophetic and ministry of healing. Tonya and her husband of 30 years, Mark, reside outside of Findlay, Ohio with their fur baby “Tater”.

The Practice of Hearing God’s Voice for One Another

Jesus said, “my sheep hear my voice.”   As believers we are all made able to hear the voice of God.   In this session you can expect to gain a better understanding of the gift of prophecy.  The Word of God says for us to desire the gifts of the Spirit; especially prophecy.   In today’s world many people are speaking their opinions and speaking them quite loudly.   We live in a time when it is imperative to hear God’s voice for ourselves and for one another.  In this session you will have the opportunity to take time to listen for prophetic words for one another.  It is a time to practice hearing God’s voice and speaking His wisdom that He gladly shares with His sons and daughters.  This will be a safe place for you to explore and experience God given visions and listen for His still small voice.  You will walk away encouraged to press into what the “now” word of God while learning how to test the spoken (Rhema) word with the written Word.  Join us as we speak words of encouragement, edification and love from our Father!

Ann Peat

Ann Peat is a United Methodist layperson from Church of the Master in Westerville, Ohio.  She and her husband have served in the renewal ministries of the ARM since 1981.  She serves on the Discipleship Ministries Board of Directors and on her District Board of Laity.  Ann is a teacher and a mentor.  She has a heart to see Jesus transform those who need inner healing through learning to hear God speak to them.  She leads the 'Soul Healing' ministry in her local congregation and has been trained in the Healing Care Ministries Formational Prayer model. 

Speak Lord, for Your Servant is Listening

God is speaking to us all the time, but in our busy, noisy world, we rarely take time to tune in to hear what God has to say to us: words of love, words of comfort, and words of guidance.  Come and learn how to posture yourself to receive what God has to say to you.

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 Local Church Renewal Events and Next Generation Ministries, and volunteers in the children’s ministry at her home church.  Jen is married to Brian and they have one daughter, Bella.  They live in Hendersonville, TN.

From Generation to Generation: Communicating and Ministering with the Next Generation

Every generation has different ways they communicate and minister with each other, and sometimes it can be difficult to do so.  Come to learn how the next generation communicates and ministers so that we may minister together in the power of the Holy Spirit!

Lorin and Leslee Pedigo

Pastors Lorin and Leslee Pedigo are passionate followers of Jesus Christ with a desire to see the Kingdom of God come near to all they meet.  After 14 years of Pastoral ministry, their family has started their own Prophetic Evangelism ministry called, Dry Bones Rising Ministries.  Their heart is to see the Church rise up in power and holiness, thereby, causing the Church to enter a state of revival that will transform the world.  Lorin and Leslee’s dynamic preaching and teaching will both encourage and challenge you in your walk of faith.

Fresh Breath:  For the Worn and Weary Church

Are you tired of being tired?  Passion gone?  Come receive a fresh breath from the Lord that will renew your dry and weary bones as we learn from Ezekiel 37 about what it takes to be God’s mighty army in this hour.

Richard Rhodes

Richard is president and founder of Fire in the Mountains Ministry. He is know for his Holy Boldness, and the ability to impart the same. Richard and his wife Susan lead revivals all over the United States. One pastor of a recent revival states, “Our church is forever changed, folks are now out in the community laying hands and praying for healing and deliverance for others.” Richard is a member of the Methodist Evangelists Association, and has served on the Aldersgate Board of Directors.

Smeared With God

When we receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit we are “smeared with God for the good of others!” Learn what the anointing of the Holy Spirit is all about. See how the anointing deposits, and activates the gifts of the Spirit so we can minister effectively to all who cross our path. There will be an opportunity to receive the anointing that destroys the yokes of bondage for others. Experience the boldness,and confidence that only comes through this Holy Spirit anointing as well.

David Watson

David is an ordained elder in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. Before beginning his academic career, he served in the local church and a United Methodist campus ministry. He currently serves as Academic Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of New Testament at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

Paul and the gifts of the Holy Spirit: Scriptural Guidance of Today's Church 

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 and Romans 12:3-8 provide descriptions of the kinds of gifts that we should expect in the life of the church. Rather than seeing these as exceptions to the normal ways in which we do church, we should create an atmosphere of expectation in which we move in the gifts every day. 

Ric Wright

In the Spring of 1987, Ric had a divine visitation from the Lord of what his future held in teaching, preaching, evangelism, and healing. In October of 2012, Ric was at a gathering in Kentucky where he was singled out by Heidi Baker and he was told by her, “The anointing John Wesley carried is an anointing you carry.  You had a visitation many years ago from the Lord. During the visitation the Lord said He would tell you when was time to enter into your full calling.   The Lord is saying, ‘IT IS TIME. IT IS TIME. IT IS TIME!’”

In July 2017, Ric moved into his true calling— (after 27 years in serving seven different congregations which rapidly grew and saw renewal).  Ric knows he is in God’s perfect will as he sees people come to the Lord to be saved, healed, delivered, and set free. 

Ric was truly blessed when the Lord brought his amazing wife Karen to him.   She is a wonderful asset to the ministry, a true helpmate, as they are called to serve together.  In July of 2013, Karen stood up in faith to be prayed for at the ‘Voice of  Apostles’ conference in Orlando, Florida asking the Lord give them a baby.  As an act of faith and walking out her prayer, Karen prepared a nursery and bought baby clothes while living in Virginia.  Nine months to the day after she stood up, they        received a call from the Department of Human services about a nine-week-old baby girl who needed a home.   On January 10, 2017 Ric and Karen gave Hannah Morgan a forever home as her adoption was complete.

Ric brings energy, passion, and renewal wherever he is asked to share the “Good News.”  Your church, event, or conference will be enhanced as the Word of God will be proclaimed and demonstrated and as you come to understand what it is to live a “Resurrection Lifestyle!”

The Anointing - Power for Ministry

This workshop will help every Christian understand why Jesus suffered in order to walk in their inheritance and be anointed by the Holy Spirit.  The participant will discover the importance of not just being called but also how to be anointed for effective ministry. 

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