Contact: Jeremy Burton, Oral Roberts University, 918-495-6649
TULSA, Okla., March 11, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Empowered21 Global Congress is shaping up to be one of the largest gatherings of Spirit-empowered leaders in Jerusalem. Most recently, E.A. Adeboye and Jack Hayford were named among the more than 130 confirmed speakers. The general session speakers will include Adeboye, Reinhard Bonnke, Christine Caine, Claudio Freidzon, Jentezen Franklin, Hayford, Wayne Hilsden, Daniel Kolenda, Niko Njotorahardjo, Samuel Rodriguez, Tim Ross, Dr. William M. Wilson and Dr. George Wood. These teachers and leaders from the global Spirit-empowered movement will share practical spiritual insights with attendees. Attendees can register at www.jerusalem2015.com.
"We are humbled that these men and women of God are joining the global Spirit-empowered community in Jerusalem as we learn, worship and seek the Lord together," said Wilson, Empowered21 president and global co-chair. "We are urging all Christians who believe in the importance of being empowered by the Holy Spirit to join us in the Holy Land. This event has the potential to create waves of change around the planet for the Kingdom of God."
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.
Adeboye is the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God. In 1998, he held a Holy Ghost Festival in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria and more than 7 million people were in attendance as confirmed by the CNN aerial satellite. This event transformed into the Holy Ghost Congress and has grown in the number of attendees each year. Newsweek named him one of the Fifty Most Influential People In The World in 2009.
Bonnke is the founder of Christ for All Nations, which currently has offices in the United States, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Nigeria, South Africa, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong. The ministry has recorded 55 million documented decisions for Jesus Christ since 2000. Bonnke has spent the past several years developing the "Full Flame Film Series," a series of eight inspirational films aimed at inspiring and challenging the church to Holy Spirit evangelism.
Caine travels the globe preaching, teaching and advocating for justice. She has authored five books, including Undaunted and her most recent release, UNSTOPPABLE: Running the Race You Were Born to Win. Caine and her husband, Nick, have also founded The A21 Campaign, an anti-human trafficking organization that fights slavery around the globe.
Freidzon's ministry is well-known for powerful manifestations of the Holy Spirit through signs and wonders. Through crusades and conferences, Freidzon has ministered to more than 2.5 million people on five continents. He is the author of the book Holy Spirit, I Hunger for You, which has been translated into nine languages; From Glory to Glory, daily reflections; Treasure in Jars of Clay, and Rendido totalmente (Totally Surrendered).
Franklin is the Senior Pastor of Free Chapel, a multi-campus church with a global reach. His messages impact multiple generations through various outreaches and his televised broadcast, "Kingdom Connection." Franklin is also a New York Times best-selling author and he speaks at conferences worldwide.
Hayford serves as Chancellor of The Kings University (formerly The King's College and Seminary) in Los Angeles and Dallas, which he founded in 1997. From 2004 to 2009, he also served as President of The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. He is probably best known, however, as "Pastor Jack," founding pastor of The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, California, where he served as senior pastor for more than three decades. A prolific and best-selling writer, Hayford is the author (or co-author) of more than 50 books and has composed 500 hymns and choruses, including the internationally-known and widely-recorded "Majesty."
Hilsden has served as lead pastor of King of Kings Community in Jerusalem, Israel since 1983. King of Kings Community has launched several ministries in Israel, including Israel College of the Bible, The Jerusalem Prayer Tower, King's School of Media and Jerusalem Pavilion Worship and Conference Center. Before moving to Israel, he and his wife, Ann, served as pastors, taught at a bible college and worked in TV and music ministry.
Kolenda is the president and CEO of Christ for All Nations and a modern missionary evangelist who has led more than 10 million people to Christ through massive open-air evangelistic campaigns in some of the most remote locations on earth. He has spent many years of ministry side-by-side his mentor and spiritual father evangelist, Bonnke. Together, they have circled the globe preaching the Gospel and continue to do so as a single-minded team with great effectiveness.
Njotorahardjo is the Senior Pastor of GBI Jl Gatot Subroto and has a passion to see the Holy Spirit overtake the region of Asia. He is the founder and president of Healing Movement Ministries in Asia. Njotorahardjo is Co-Chair for Empowered21 Asia and on the cutting edge of the Spirit-empowered movement.
Rodriguez is the Senior Pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California. He provides oversight and leadership to over 34,200 churches in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Rodriguez is also the President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, America's largest Hispanic Christian and Evangelical organization. He is the author of The Lamb's Agenda and Path of Miracles.
Ross is an Executive Pastor at Gateway Church, a multi-campus, evangelistic, Spirit-empowered church in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Ross speaks both nationally and internationally, strengthening believers with the Good News of Jesus Christ. His dynamic teaching style and uncanny ability to make people understand the gospel message is the reason why he has been such an asset to ministries across cultural and denominational lines.
Wilson is the fourth president of Oral Roberts University, the President and Global Co-Chair of Empowered21 and host of "Voice of Salvation Ministries Presents World Impact with Dr. Billy Wilson." His TV program has inspired and empowered viewers from a biblical worldview in 170 nations and in five languages. Additionally, Wilson is a renowned speaker and author, writing several books including Father Cry, Foundations of Faith and Fasting Forward.
Wood serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Assemblies of God. As general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, USA, he is a member of the denomination's Executive Leadership Team and Executive Presbytery. The church has over 12,700 congregations in the United States with over three million members and adherents. The U.S. Assemblies of God is part of a larger World Assemblies of God fellowship with a membership of over 66 million. Wood also serves as chairman of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, as well as the global co-chair for Empowered21.
You can find the full list of speakers at www.jerusalem2015.com.
The Jerusalem 2015 Global Congress will be a pivotal event that will begin with a grand opening celebration in the Pais Arena on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. 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 Friday, May 22, an outdoor worship event will be held in Manger Square in Bethlehem. Bonnke and Kolenda will be the feature 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 Saturday, 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." "Hope in the Holy Land" is an outreach created to show love and appreciation for those who reside in the region.
Sunday, 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 atwww.jerusalem2015.com or by phone at 855-890-0676. Individuals can get $100 off by using the code EMPOWER1 through the end of March. Groups will get an 11th person free for every 10 people registered. Church groups of 25 or more can get special rates by emailing E21@sareltours.com.
Jerusalem 2015 Global Congress Partners include Charisma Media, My Healthy Church, Trinity Broadcasting Network, Museum of the Bible, Integrity Music, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ), Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) and the700 Club, David C Cook, 100 Huntley Street, the Bible App for Kids, Bridges for Peace, Oral Roberts University, Gateway Church, GEB America, Christ for the Nations, The Hayford Institute, Convoy of Hope and Sar-El Tours.
Empowered21 aims to help shape the future of the global Spirit-empowered movement throughout the world by focusing on crucial issues facing the movement and connecting generations for intergenerational blessing and impartation. Their vision is that every person on Earth would have an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit by Pentecost 2033. Get more information at www.empowered21.com. Registration is open for the Empowered21 Global Congress to be held May 20-25, 2015 in Jerusalem. Empowered21 is a Kingdom initiative served by Oral Roberts University, www.oru.edu.
General Session Speakers Announced for Empowered21 Global Congress in Jerusalem
Contact: Jeremy Burton, Oral Roberts University, 918-495-6649