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Empowering Leaders

Speaker: Greg Howse

October 16, 2018 • Greg Howse

Greg Howse is the senior leader of Cornerstone Christian Center, a multi-ethnic, cross-cultural congregation in the south suburbs of Chicago. He has been leading this local church since 1982. Cornerstone’s constituency is African-American, Caucasian, and Hispanic/Latino. He was commissioned to function as an apostle in July, 2001. Greg comes from a family of preachers. Greg holds a B.A. in Political Science from U.C.L.A. and a Masters in Global Urban Leadership from Bakke Graduate University. His apostolic ministry assignment is the facilitation of leadership development among ministry gifts and local churches. He has a sense of responsibility for encouraging the building and development of local church governmental ministry. Greg is the founder and president of Sharpening Stone Ministries International. SSMI is designed to equip leaders for advancement in spiritual strength and ability. The Sharpening Stone Group is a network of leaders led by a team of seasoned leaders. This team has seen the tremendous need in leaders from many different streams to be coached and instructed in the shaping of leaders and local churches with an apostolic and prophetic emphasis. Greg and his wife, Karen, were married in 1978. They have a daughter, Christine, a son-in-law, George; a son, Jonathan. They have two granddaughters, Alexis Christine and Hannah Christine and one grandson, Caleb George.

EMPOWERED

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Take Away The Stone

Speaker: Keith Jenkins • October 15, 2018 • Keith Jenkins

Keith Jenkins was born in Baltimore, MD, served as a United States Marine for ten years, where he answered a calling into the ministry. Keith and his lovely wife Coco have been married for 30 years and have three children.(Keith Jr 29, Keisha 26, and Joslyn 25) Together they have served in ministry at Trinity Christian Center, San Marcos, CA as Youth Pastors, Associate Pastors, and Assistant Pastors. From there they were sent to Eugene, Oregon where Jubilee World Outreach was re-planted. Keith has an intense passion to see the church return to the mission of God, and positioned to bring transformation in every community. Over the 13yrs that Keith and Coco served as the Lead Pastor of Jubilee World Outreach it grew from 17 members to over 1,000 and became a thriving multi-cultural ministry in the Pacific Northwest. Keith also served as a mentor/father figure for the University of Oregon Basketball & Football team from 1997 until April 2009. He also served as the Missional Director in the Greater Los Angeles District for Foursquare. Keith has recently moved to the Beaverton, Or area to serve on the pastoral team of Beaverton Foursquare Church, while remaining the Apostolic covering for New LifeLA in Los Angeles, CA. Keith is a passionate, inspiring, bold and humorous communicator who has the ability to connect cross-culturally. Through his personal testimony and transparent delivery of the gospel many are saved, healed and inspired to passionately serve the Lord.

Future Proofing Your Church

Speaker: Jim Becker • October 16, 2018 • Jim Becker

Jim Becker was radically transformed by Jesus as a teenager at Great Lakes Youth Camp. Since then, he has been passionate to see every age and background come to Christ and fulfill the destiny God has for them. He served in NextGen ministry for 15 years and as the founder and director of D.I.V.E. (Discovering Important Values for Eternity) where he saw hundreds of children come to Christ. He currently serves with his wife Autumn as the Senior Pastors of the New Castle Foursquare Church, a multi-generational congregation that is impacting its community in a variety of ways. They are proud parents of Layni (20) and Clayton (18).