More Than 750 Christian Leaders Gathering to Commemorate the Birth of the Modern Church

An art exhibit features plastic statues of Martin Luther.
An art exhibit features plastic statues of Martin Luther. (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch)
The Wittenberg 2017 Congress, a unique global gathering of more than 750 Christian leaders, will be held Oct. 30-Nov.1, 2017, in conjunction with the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses. Hosted by the Global Church Network, the summit will feature presentations from over 30 cutting-edge Christian speakers.

"This once-in-a-lifetime event will gather leaders from every major Christian denomination to synergize efforts to exponentially grow the size of the Global Church," said Dr. Leonard Sweet, co-host of the Wittenberg 2017 Congress. "Those who attend will be renewed in their heart for God's Word, revived in their mind toward the body of Christ and released to go out and complete Finish 2030 in our lifetime." 

The Wittenberg 2017 Congress will convene at the five-star Maritim Berlin Hotel in Berlin for the first five sessions. On November 1, the summit's closing session will be held at Castle Church in Wittenberg, the historic place where Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door and where he was later buried.

"It was on Nov. 1, 1517, when people arrived at the church for All Saints' Day, that the 95 Theses were first read and contemplated by the public," said Dr. James O. Davis, Founder/President of the Global Church Network and co-host of The Wittenberg 2017 Congress. "It's fitting that the last day of our Congress will take place at Castle Church on the 500th anniversary of the first day of the Protestant Reformation."

The Wittenberg 2017 Congress' distinguished presenters include:

Dr. Samson O. Ayokunle

Rev. Eddy Leo

Dr. John Sorensen

Dr. Doug Beacham

Dr. Ron Luce

Rev. Hartmut Steeb

Dr. Glenn Burris 

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon

Dr. Leonard Sweet

Dr. Jan Von Camphausen

Dr. Alex Mitala

Dr. Efraim Tendero

Dr. Chuck Conniry

Dr. David Mohan

Dr. Kenneth C. Ulmer

Dr. Gustavo Crocker

Rev. Peter Mortlock

Peter Wenz

Dr. James O. Davis

Pastor Poncho Murguia

Dr. George O. Wood

Dr. Leon Fontaine 

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez

Rev. Lazarus Yeghnazar

Dr. Timothy Hill

Dr. Heinrich Christian Rust

Dr. Byoungho Zoh

Rev. Johannes Justus 

Rev. Alberto Salcedo

Dr. P. Douglas Small

Dr. Suliasi Kurulo

Dr. David Sobrepena


Biographical information about each speaker is available at

The Wittenberg 2017 Congress will be livestreamed exclusively on for millions of people around the world to follow all events of the three-day summit.

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