Theme, “No Church Left Behind” allows leaders to groom leaders for effective, more relevant churches

April 15, 2013, DALLAS —The  International Pastors & Leadership Conference, hosted by Bishop T.D. Jakes announces new additions to the high-impact speaker lineup to provide pastors, lay ministers, church executives and their administrative staffs with strategies to transform their churches and communities.The conference returns to Dallas on April 25-27 at the Dallas Convention Center.


  • Bishop Joby Brady, Charged to challenge the Body of Christ out of complacency, Bishop Brady travels extensively throughout the world ministering in conferences, and leadership seminars. His gifting and leadership is recognized by many national and international leaders of the faith.

Pastor John Jenkins Senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Glenarden, trustee at Bethel University and board chairman for Project Bridges and The Skinner Institute. He is recognized as a catalyst to help individuals grow into lifelong Christian disciples.

  • Sarah Jakes– Take- An on-air television personality, Senior Editor of eMotions, an online inspirational magazine and oversees the women’s ministry at The Potter’s House of Dallas, a multicultural, non-denominational church led by Bishop T.D. Jakes. She is also the daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes and Mrs. Serita Jakes.
  • Dr. Cynthia James– Christian psychologist who pastors two congregations in Oakland, Calif., and provides oversight for the credentialing, counseling, and pastoral care of approximately 140 pastors and ministers serving 60 Church of God congregations in the Northern California, Northern Nevada, and Hawaii area.
  • Mayor Alvin Brown– Senior member of the Clinton-Gore Administration beginning in 1993, leading the administration’s $4 billion overall community empowerment initiatives. Brown went on to serve as the executive director of the Bush/Clinton Katrina Interfaith Fund and has been chairman of the National Black MBA Association.
  • Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr.- Senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Glenarden, he is a trustee at Bethel University and board chairman for Project Bridges and The Skinner Institute. He also serves as a board member for the Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable, National Association of Evangelicals and a local hospital.
  • Dr. Steve Perry– Founder and principal of what U.S. News and World Report has cited as one of the top schools in the country, Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut. He is a contributor for CNN and MSNBC, an Essence Magazine columnist, best-selling author, and host of the #1 docudrama for TVONE,” Save My Son.”

Panelists and Moderators:

  • Pastor Chris Hill– Senior Pastor of The Potter’s House of Denver and a passionate and compelling speaker, author, professor, activist, and an international evangelist. He began ministering at The Potter’s House of Dallas in 1997 as youth and associate pastor.
  • Pastor Shaun Rabb- A news journalist at Fox4 news for over 16 years in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, Shaun also delivers the “Good News” on Sundays at the New Light Church in southeast Dallas.
  • Pastor Vanable Moody, Founder and Senior Pastor at The Worship Center Christian Church in Birmingham, AL, growing from 20 members in 2006, to well over 7000 today. He is the author of four books including: The Blueprint for Your Prosperity, Basic Training: The Seven Essentials for Spiritual Maturity, The Living Word for Living Life: God’s Path to Success in Every Situation, and his upcoming book published by Thomas Nelson.
  • Pastor Paula White– A Pastor, Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Author, Philanthropist, international TV Personality, Mother, Preacher and Teacher with a story of tragedy and triumph, poverty and prosperity.
  • Pastor Robert Morris– Founding Senior Pastor of Gateway Church in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with more than 26,000 active members. He is the bestselling author of eleven books including The Blessed Life, From Dream to Destiny, The God I Never Knew and The Blessed Church.
  • Pastor William McKissic, Sr. – Founder and Senior Pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas and founder of the Cornerstone Academy. He is a much sought after guest speaker, seminar leader and author of three books: Beyond Roots: In search of Blacks in the Bible, Beyond Roots II: If Anybody Asks You Who I Am and Moving from Fear to Faith.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Bishop T.D. Jakes, First Lady Serita A. Jakes, Bishop Walter Scott Thomas,senior pastor of the New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and acclaimed leadership trainer, Dr. John C. Maxwell.

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