Pastor Samuel Rodriguez stands recognized as one of the world's most sought after speakers. From Promise Keepers to Manpower, Winterfest to BattleCry, Gateway Church to keynoter for the Assemblies of God, Church of God, Foursquare, Texas Baptist, Oak Cliff, Potter's House, Living Word, C3 and others; Pastor Sam's message stands embraced by all generations and ethnicities. "Priscilla Shirer " is a Bible teacher and conference speaker with a Master's " "degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. She is also the " "author of popular books including A Jewel in His Crown, He Speaks to Me, Discerning the Voice of God, and One in a Million. The daughter of author Dr. Tony Evans, Priscilla is married to Jerry with whom she founded " "Going Beyond Ministries. They have three sons and live in Dallas, Texas. For over 17 years, Dr. Ronnie Floyd has been leading thousands to Jesus Christ through his Invitation to Life Ministry in Northwest Arkansas. As senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Springdale, AR and pastor of The Church at Pinnacle Hills in Rogers, AR - churches with a combined attendance of 14,000 - Dr. Floyd also reaches homes across the nation and beyond with his dynamic and powerful message of hope, obedience to Christ, and love, televised on WGN Superstation, FamilyNet Television, Sky Angel, and the Church Channel on Direct TV. David is a much sought after conference speaker both nationally and internationally. He serves on several Boards of Directors and committees focused on prayer, revival and evangelism including: - President, Gospel Revivals, Inc. (Herald of His Coming) - Chairman, America's National Prayer Committee - Treasurer, Denominational Prayer Leaders' Network - Chairman, Pioneer Bible Translators Board of Directors - Facilitation Committee - Mission America Coalition - Executive Committee - Awakening America Alliance - President 2014 - International Conference on Missions (ICOM) Dave received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lincoln Christian College (1975), and Bachelors (1978) and Masters (1982) from Indiana State University. In 2014 he received the Doctor of Philosophy in Theology (PhD) from Atlantic Coast Theological Seminary. From 1974-1992, Dave served in various pastoral roles in local churches. In 1993 Dave and his wife, Kim, launched Harvest Prayer Ministries. Omartian is a bestselling author who personally connects with readers by sharing experiences and lessons that powerfully illustrate how God changes lives when we learn to trust in Him, live His way, seek His will, and follow His lead no matter what the circumstances. The strength and transparency of Stormie Omartian's message has driven her books to the top of bestselling lists and earned many prestigious awards. More than twelve million copies of The Power of a Praying ... series, which includes such books as The Power of a Praying Wife, The Power of a Praying Parent, The Power of a Praying Husband, The Power of a Praying Woman, The Power of a Praying Teen and The Power of a Praying Kid. In May 2002, The Power of a Praying Wife broke a 21-year industry record by becoming a #1 bestseller for 27 consecutive months. It has stayed on the bestsellers' list for over 9 years. In 1998, it was named a Gold Medallion Finalist and in 2001, 2002, and 2003, for an unprecedented three years in a row, it was named a finalist for The Charles "Kip" Jordan Christian Book of the Year Award. The Power of a Praying Husband spent 32 consecutive months on the bestsellers' list - also reaching the number one position and was honoured in 2002 with a Gold Medallion Award. Omartian's other bestselling books are Stormie, Just Enough Light for the Step I'm On, The Prayer That Changes Everything, and her children's book, What Happens When I talk to God? In The Prayer That Changes Everything, Stormie Omartian passionately inspires people to look beyond themselves, their circumstances, and their needs so that they may experience the amazing things that take place when prayers of praise are lifted up to God. She encourages men and women to praise God during times of difficulty, sorrow, fear, abundance, and joy as a first reaction rather than a last resort. Sharing personal stories, practical principles, and biblical truths, She offers step-by-step instruction on how to develop a consistent attitude of praise, worship, and thanksgiving to God. A sought-after media guest, Omartian has been interviewed numerous times on The 700 Club (U.S.) and many other national television and radio programs. She has also been featured in publications such as USA Today, Shine, Profile, Publishers Weekly, Today's Christian Woman, and Marriage Partnership. As a young singer, dancer, and actress, Omartian appeared on The Dean Martin Show, The Glen Campbell Show, The Mac Davis Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and many other variety shows. She also sang backup for Glen Campbell, Neil Diamond, The Imperials, and other well-known artists. Omartian and her husband, Michael, have written hundreds of songs, including the Christian musical, Child of the Promise. They have put together a praise and worship CD, also called The Prayer That Changes Everything, released by Integrity Music. It is a beautiful collection of familiar worship songs sung by various Christian musicians, plus original music by Michael and Stormie. Stormie says, "Michael has written some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard on this CD. It makes me cry every time I listen to it because I sense the Spirit of the Lord in it." The Omartians have been married for more than 35 years and have three grown children. Her latest books include The Power of a Praying Life, The Power of Praying Through the Bible, and the long awaited follow-up book to The Power of Praying Wife and The Power of a Praying Husband which is called The Power of Praying for Change in Your Marriage. Jack Hayford was the founding pastor of the 12,000-member The Church On The Way which he pastored until recently, chancellor of the King's Seminary in Los Angeles, and president of The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. He has written more than 36 books and 600 hymns and choruses. His daily radio and weekly television programs reach nationally and globally. This "Pastor to Pastors" now focuses his ministry chiefly on issues of church leadership and on expanded outreach to denominational and interdenominational gatherings at colleges, seminaries, parachurch and other organizations around the world. He and his wife, Anna, live near Los Angeles, California.- Publisher. Josh McDowell is an internationally known speaker, author, and champion of the 'Beyond Belief' Campaign. He is a travelling representative of Campus Crusade for Christ speaking to more than ten million people in at least 84 countries, including 700 university and college campuses. Josh has authored or co-authored more than 90 books, including the classic A Ready Defense, Evidence that Demands a Verdict and Answers to Tough Questions Mark Batterson serves as the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D. C. Recognized as 'one of America's 25 most innovative churches, ' NCC is one church with seven locations. Mark's blog (www.markbatterson.com) and webcast (www.theaterchurch.com) also reach a virtual congregation around the world. Mark is the author of several bestselling books, including New York Times Bestseller - The Circle Maker and In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day. He and his wife, Lora, live on Capitol Hill with their three children.and You can follow Mark on Twitter: @markbatterson SPANISH BIO
God is calling us to pray with persistence toward His purposes being fulfilled in our communities in our generation. It is no longer sufficient to pray transactional prayers with a focus on emergencies and momentary needs. Narcissistic praying is inevitably boring. The small victories won in narrow self-interested praying pale in comparison to the transformational power of prayer that changes us, our families and churches, as well as whole communities. God is inviting us to join Him in cosmic purposes that have an eternal impact. If we respond to the call, we will discover ourselves in the midst of the once-in- history finishing of the Great Commission, in the spirit of the Great Commandment, out of the energy of prayer, the Great Commitment. -P. Douglas Small National Prayer Coordinator, Church of God" Genuine prayer is not a religious ritual for Christians to practice a few times each day. Prayer is a relationship God has with His children in which we talk with our heavenly Father. Prayer is a time for us to enter the presence of the Creator and Ruler of the universe to understand what is on His mind and heart. Prayer is a holy privilege made possible by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on our behalf. When God calls His people to return to Him and they respond in repentance and united prayer, God is able to bring the revival He desires of us. When God s people begin to pray for the kingdom work of bringing the lost to Christ, God calls many as laborers in His harvest. Our nation and the world have reached a desperate point, and again we need to hear God s call to explicit agreement through visible union in extraordinary prayer. Let s learn to pray together and join God s work of transforming our nation and our world for His glory. -Claude King Discipleship Specialist, Lifeway"