Jerusalem 2015 Global Congress Draws Standout Spirit-Empowered Lineup

Billy Wilson
Empowered21 President and Global Co-Chair Billy Wilson (Empowered21)
Empowered21 announces a strong lineup of more than 100 speakers for the Jerusalem 2015 Global Congress, set for the Pais Arena May 20-25. Speakers include teachers and leaders from the global Spirit-empowered movement that will share practical spiritual insights with attendees.

"The Empowered21 Global Congress is truly a historic gathering of the global Spirit-empowered community," said Empowered21 President and Global Co-Chair William M. Wilson. "Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned ministry leaders, while in the land of Pentecost. I am confident that each attendee will be blessed with the experience of a lifetime and energized to reach their world for Jesus Christ."

The Jerusalem 2015 Global Congress is a call to all believers from around the world to celebrate Pentecost in the land of Pentecost. The event will attract Spirit-empowered Christians from every continent to Jerusalem during the week of Pentecost to unite in faith for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Spirit-empowered speakers include: Heath Adamson, national youth director for the Assemblies of God; Edwin Alvarez, founder and head pastor of Comunidad Apostolica Hosanna; Sol Arledge, Chief Operating Officer for the Assemblies of God; Dennis Balcombe, reverend of Revival Chinese Ministries International; Doug Beacham, presiding bishop of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church; Reinhard Bonnke, founder of Christ for All Nations; Jürgen Bühler, executive director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem; Omar Cabrera, Jr., senior pastor and president of Vision de Futuro; Christine Caine, co-founder of the A21 Campaign; Morris Cerullo, founder Morris Cerullo World Evangelism; Ishmael Charles, bishop of the International Worship Center; Frank Chikane, president of Apostolic Faith Mission International; Anna Christiansen, co-founder of New Generation; Martin Clarke, founder of The Martin Clarke Group; Dave Donaldson, co-founder and director of global partnerships for Convoy of Hope; Cris Doornbos, CEO of David C Cook; Craig Dunnagan, senior vice president of music publishing and resource development for Integrity Media; Ingolf Ellssel, honorary chairman of the Pentecostal European Movement; Mark Entzminger, senior director for the Assemblies of God Children's Ministries; Jeff Farmer, chair of the Pentecostal/ Charismatic Churches of North America; David Ferguson, author and developer of the Intimacy Therapy Model at Intimate Life Ministries; Becky Fischer, founder and director of Kids in Ministry International; John Francis, founder and pastor of Ruach City Church; Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Free Chapel; Claudio Freidzon, pastor of Rey de Reyes Church; Alton Garrison, assistant general superintendent for the Assemblies of God; Faytene Grasseschi, director of TheCRY Movement; Mart Green, founder of Mardel Christian and Education; Prince Guneratnam, chairman of Pentecostal World Fellowship; Tom Hess, pastor and president of Jerusalem House of Prayer for All Nations; Marilyn Hickey, founder of Marilyn Hickey Ministries; Wayne Hilsden, senior pastor of King of Kings Community Jerusalem; Al Hollingsworth, co-founder of BOSS Global Inc.; Larry Huch, founder and senior pastor of New Beginnings Church; Cindy Jacobs, co-founder of Generals International; Lawrence Khong, senior pastor of Faith Community Baptist Church; Daniel Kolenda, president and CEO of Christ for All Nations; Dennis Lindsay, president and CEO of Christ for the Nations; Ron Luce, founder of Teen Mania Ministries; Cash Luna, founder and senior pastor of Casa de Dios; Avi Mizrachi, executive director of Dugit Messianic Outreach Center; Chadwick Mohan, lead pastor of New Life Assembles of God; Tom Newman, founder and president of Impact Productions; Igor Nikitin, director of TBN Russia and TBN Shalom; Niko Njotorahardjo, senior pastor of Gereja Bethel Indonesia; Jerome Ocampo, co-founder of Jesus Revolution Now!; Opoku Onyinah, president of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council; Phil Pringle, founder and president of C3 Church International; Ray Ramirez, creative director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem; Marcel Rebiai, director of The Community of Reconciliation; Gordon Robertson, CEO of the Christian Broadcasting Network; Samuel Rodríguez Jr., president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; Tim Ross, executive pastor of Gateway Church; Jack Sara, president of Bethlehem Bible College; Tim Smith, chief development officer of The Museum of the Bible; Gail Stathis, vice president and co-founder of EME Ministries; Robert Stearns, founder and executive director of Eagles' Wings; Steve Strang, CEO of Charisma Media; Greg Surratt, founding pastor of Seacoast Church; David Swarr, president and CEO of Davar Partners International; Vinson Synan, dean emeritus of the School of Divinity at Regent University; Tommy Tenney, founder of the God Chasers Network; David Wells, general superintendent of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada; Mark Williams, general overseer of the Church of God; Billy Wilson, president and global co-chair of Empowered21 as well as president of Oral Roberts University; Scott Wilson, senior pastor of Oaks Fellowship; George O. Wood, global co-chair of Empowered21, general superintendent for the Assemblies of God and chairman of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship; Amos Yong, professor of theology and missions at Fuller Theological Seminary.

The Jerusalem 2015 Global Congress will be a pivotal event that will begin with a grand opening celebration in the Pais Arena on May 20. The next day will feature general sessions and focused tracks including: "Next-Gen Trending, Values and Ministry," "How to Pray and Intercede Effectively," "Prophecy and the End Times," "Scholars Gathering and Paper Presentation," "Signs, Wonders and Healing," "The Effective Evangelist," "Spirit-Empowered Discipleship," "Exploring the Land of Pentecost," "Business Leadership God's Way," "The 21st-Century Church: Leading, Planting and Prospering," "Happening Now: The Book of Acts," "True Religion: Compassion," "Leading Effective Praise and Worship," "How Shall We Talk Between Cultures?" "The Word of the Hour," "Israel and the Church Today," "Your Sons and Daughters," "Communicating the Word: Publishing, Media and the Arts," "Media: Creating and Producing Effective Television Media."

On May 22, an outdoor worship event will be held in Manger Square in Bethlehem. Reinhard Bonnke and Daniel Kolenda are the featured speakers. This will be a time of praise, prayer and preaching focused on the coming of Jesus in Bethlehem.

There will be a special service on May 23 at the Jordan River at the spot where it is believed that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. This part of the river also narrowly divides the nations of Israel and Jordan. Christians will gather on both sides of the river to pray and worship God together in unity.

Also, on this day and other points in the week, Empowered21 and Convoy of Hope are partnering together for "Hope in the Holy Land," an outreach created to show love and appreciation for those who reside in the region.

On May 24, attendees will spend the entire day in continuous worship and prayer at several points around the city of Jerusalem including the King of Kings Community.

The Global Congress will end Sunday night in a grand Pentecost celebration at the Jerusalem Arena. This will be a special impartation service for the next generation and everyone seeking the power of the Holy Spirit to reach the world for Jesus Christ.

Individuals can register for the Global Congress online at or by phone at 855-890-0676. Groups will get an 11th person free for every 10 people registered. Church groups of 25 or more can get special rates by emailing

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