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Theme “Branching Out” Promises to Expand Ministry Impact Beyond Church Walls
DALLAS (Jan. 6, 2014) — Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter’s House
and global influencer, is hosting his 2014 International Pastors & Leadership Conference, March 6th – 8th, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The conference aims to help church leaders to transform their ministries and strengthen their organizational infrastructures to serve their communities within an increasingly complex society. Within the core curriculums of: Technology, Leadership, Fine Arts and Administrative Support, the highly anticipated gathering of faith-based experts will equip church executives, leaders and staffs with executive strategies intended to boost their ministries during an ever-changing global and economic
landscape. Taking heed to the 2014 “Branching Out” theme, Bishop Jakes moves beyond the conventional barriers by bringing together culturally, ethnically and denominationally diverse leaders to Orlando to speak to a wide-range of perspectives, expertise and leadership.
“We want to ensure the next generation of leaders maximizes their potential and believe in their dream enough to be exposed to this level of teaching by legends
in the faith” Bishop Jakes remarked. “Developing people is one of the most important things a leader can do. Equipping yourself as a leader but failing to
develop the organizational structure under you can cause unnecessary struggles for any organization. This conference provides that opportunity for individuals
to strengthen those behind-the-scene aspects that often keep leaders from reaching their dreams.” Several thousand are expected to convene at the annual three-day event. For more than 15 years, leaders, church executives, lay-ministers, support staff and fine-arts leaders have come from all corners of the globe to hear from some of
the world’s most knowledgeable leaders and gain revelatory principles to learn how to grow their ministries.
Inaugural Leadership School Graduation This year’s conference marks the second year T.D. Jakes School of Leadership,powered by Regent University will be present and the first year the University will conduct graduation ceremonies for individuals who have successfully
completed the executive course program.

•Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter’s House, a global humanitarian organization and 30,000-member nondenominational, multicultural church located
in Dallas and twice featured on the cover of Time Magazine as “America’s Best Preacher” and as one of the nation’s “25 most influential evangelicals.”
Bishop Charles Blake is the pastor of West Angeles Church of God in Christ.
April 6, 2009, in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama sought Bishop Blake to serve on his 25-person White House Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Pastor Brian Houston is the Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church in Australia. Pastor Houston’s innovative leadership style, teaching resources and podcasts are in high demand. Hillsong Television can be watched from nearly every nation,
through traditional TV platforms and digital Internet technology.
Dr. E. Dewey Smith is the Senior Pastor & Teacher of The House of Hope Atlanta. Smith’s writings have been published in The African American Pulpit
Journal while his media ministry is viewed by millions. Smith has also served on the Board of Directors for the Morehouse School of Religion.
Apostle Frederick K.C. Price is the founder of Crenshaw Christian Center (CCC)
in Los Angeles, California. Author of over 50 books on faith, healing, prosperity, and the Holy Spirit, Apostle Price has established several schools
for ministry and formal education in California and in Africa.
•Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is the founder of Kingsway International Christian Center. His philanthropic work earned him recognition as one of 5000, invited to carry the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Celebration Torch. He’s been honored several times in the “The Powerlist” a unique publication that profiles and celebrates
the most influential black people in Britain.
Dr. Cynthia James is a Christian Psychologist, whose notable awards extend
from the National Science Foundation Fellowship to the United States President’s Volunteer Action Award. She’s served over 2,000 congregations nationally
providing support in the area of leadership development and congregational
Bishop Vashti McKenzie serves as the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of
the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Her election marked the first time a woman obtained the level of Episcopal office. Currently, she serves as
the presiding prelate of the 10th Episcopal District, which is the entire state
of Texas.

Mrs. Serita A. Jakes is the First Lady of the Potter’s House. As Executive Director of The Potter’s House Women’s Ministries, Mrs. Jakes oversees the
International Ministries for survivors of domestic violence as well as the highly acclaimed God’s Leading Ladies Life Enrichment Program for women.
Bishop Alfred Owens has served as the Dean of the Joint College of African American Pentecostal since 2000. As an adjunct professor at Howard University
School of Divinity he teaches classes in the field of Homiletics and Church Leadership.
•Pastor Any Thompson is the founder and senior pastor of World Overcomers Christian Church in Raleigh/Durham, NC. World Overcomers was recently named the
16th fastest growing church in America, and ranks as the 46th largest church in the nation—according to Outreach Magazine.
Dr. Samuel Chand was named in the top-30 global leadership Gurus list and serves pastors, ministries and businesses as a Leadership Architect and Change Strategist. Dr. Chand has served as senior Pastor, college President, Chancellor
and President Emeritus.

Oprah’s Lifeclass with Bishop TD Jakes was inspiring

I must admit I have not been a fan on the OWN network. Over the past year it has served up a heaping helping of reruns, but I did find a ray of hope when she launched the show Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, which chronicles the struggles of a family that owns a sould food resteraunt in St. Louis. I liked this show enough to keep coming back on a weekly basis. Most recently I have watched Oprah interview Joel Osteen and TD Jakes and last night I watched her Lifeclass. Last night’s lifeclass with Jakes was outstanding. The theme of the night was Finding Your Purpose. They talked about how people confuse talent with purpose. You might have a little talent in an area and people encourage you to pursue that but that might not be what you were designed to do. they stressed that everyone might not have an earthshattering change the world kind of prupose but they have the capacity to change their own world. There were so many golden nuggets last night including: “When your space is too small for you–you have to get out and grow”. Get rid of the “cublicle mentality”. “Don’t let people define you how they met you.” Jakes also talked about our need for immediate results and he shared an African saying “there is a danger of eating your dinner in the morning.” It was a great session and I encourage anyone in search of their purpose to visit Oprah on Facebook or her website to see last night’s session.

CNN Almighty Debt airs tonight at 9PM

Don’t forget to watch CNN’s latest installment of Black in America. Tonight’s installment is The Almighty Debt. This series will explore churches that are helping their members deal with debt and will feature a townhall discussion with Bishop TD Jakes and Pastor Soaries. One of the questions they will be answering is should pastors provide financial advice? The church has never been shy about asking for money but few have ever sought to empower members with the tools necessary to help members manage their finances. The black church has been under instense scrutiny in light of the Eddie Long scandal. People are questioning whether ministers are being good stewards of the members contributions. I look forward to hearing a very lively and informative discussion tonight, and I encourage everyone to watch.