General Session Speakers


David is currently the lead pastor of Church of the Beloved, with the vision to see the gospel transform people into Spirit filled disciples who know they are the beloved of God because of Christ alone. It was planted in 2012 and has grown to four church plants in Chicago, Seattle, and Washington D.C., with thirty nations represented. You can find more information at

HONOLULU 2016 Topics:

  • Intimacy with Christ • Fri, 3:30 pm
  • The Gospel Is Greater • General Session 5 • Sat 8:30 am
  • Lord, Teach Us to Pray • Sat, 10:30 am 

Co-founder of Hawaiian Islands Ministries, Dan has been senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu (FPC) since 1994. Prior to that he was associate pastor with singles at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and previously served at FPC as associate pastor. Born and raised in Hawai’i, Dan had an early career in television broadcast journalism with the Hawai’i CBS-affliliate KGMB-TV. He holds an MDiv and Dmin from Fuller Seminary, where he serves on the board of trustees. He also holds an MA in cinema production from the University of Southern California. Dan’s book How to Pick a Spouse boldly aims to eradicate divorce by helping people choose wisely.  

HONOLULU 2016 Topics:

  • President's Address • General Session 1 • Thu, 6:30 pm
  • How to Pick a Spouse • Fri, 3:30 pm

Pete Greig is the founder and International Director of 24-7 Prayer, a movement of prayer, mission and justice that has reached more than 100 countries. He leads Emmaus Road Church in Guildford, UK and serves as Director of Prayer for Alpha International. He is married to Sammy and together they have two teenage sons and a Labradoodle called Noodle.

HONOLULU 2016 Topics:

  • Growing Your Prayer Life • Fri, 10:30 am
  • Greater Peace • General Session 4 • Fri, 6:30 pm
  • The Vision Is Jesus • Sat, 10:30 am

Pastor Jenkins began preaching as a 15 year old. In 1988, he became the 7th pastor of his home church, First Baptist Church of Glenarden, which under his biblically based teaching has grown from 500 to 11,000 worshippers and two campuses in Landover and Upper Marlboro, Maryland. He serves on a number of boards including Bethel University, Project Bridges, The Skinner Institute, and SHABACH! Ministries, Inc., an arm of the church providing clothing, food, education and other resources to more than 11,000 people in the Washington, D.C. area. He holds an honorary D.Div from Southern California School of Ministry and is a licensed pilot.

HONOLULU 2016 Topics:

  • Facing Your Giants • Friday, 3:30 pm
  • Pass the Salt • Fri, 8:30 pm
  • The God Who Does Beyond • General Session 6 • Sat 1:30 pm

Mike Pilavachi heads up Soul Survivor ministries (a charity that aims to equip young people to live their lives for Jesus) as well as pasturing the associated church – Soul Survivor Watford. Mike speaks at conferences around the world, trying to make people laugh and point them towards Jesus at the same time. He has written a number of books the latest of which looks at the themes of the Bible. Mike enjoys cooking, watching West Wing, tending his grape vines and competing with his mates over anything he can.

HONOLULU 2016 Topics:

  • Do Whatever He Tells You • General Session 1 • Thur, 6:30 pm
  • Getting to Know Jesus • Youth General Session 2 • Fri, 8:30 am
  • Hearing God Speak: Gift of Prophecy • Fri, 8:30 pm
  • Lessons in Leadership from Nehemiah • Sat, 10:30 am


Matthew Sleeth, MD, a former emergency room physician and chief of hospital medical staff, resigned from his position to teach, preach, and write about the biblical call to be good stewards of the earth. A highly sought after speaker, Dr. Sleeth has spoken at more than 1,000 churches, campuses, and events, including serving as the monthly guest preacher at The Washington National Cathedral. Recognized by Newsweek as one of the nation’s most influential evangelical leaders, Dr. Sleeth is the executive director of Blessed Earth, founder of the Seminary Stewardship Alliance, and author of numerous creation care books and articles.

HONOLULU 2016 Topics:

  • A Tree Grows in Heaven • General Session 2 • Friday, 8:30 am
  • A SIMPLE Plan that Simply Works • Friday, 8:30 pm
  • Serve God, Save the Planet • Saturday, 10:30 am

Priscilla Shirer is a wife and a mom first. But put a Bible in her hand and a message in her heart and you’ll see why thousands flock to her conferences and dive into her Bible study series’ each year. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, Priscilla holds a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies and loves nothing more than to serve her sisters in Christ through the teaching of God’s Word. She is co-founder of Going Beyond Ministries, a focused on the expository teaching of the Word of God and helps to equip believers through conferences and bible study resources.

HONOLULU 2016 Topics:

  • Discerning the Voice of God • Thur, 8:30 pm
  • Discerning the Voice of God • Fri, 10:30 am
  • VICTORY! • General Session 3 • Fri, 1:30 pm

Also look for these speakers
at Honolulu 2016:


Kai Kiaha
Kaye Lawrence
Bob Marette
Meredith Miller
Steve Peich
Cliff and Joyce Penner
Debbie Piper
Todd Proctor
George Rhoades
Richard Rohr
Jordan Seng
Rod Toews
Josh Urich
Mark Yarhouse
and more!

Brandon Ahu
Bryan Clay
Chris Brown
Kenneth Makuakane
Ralph Moore
Jim Burns
Christy Pierce
Carl Moore
Paul Sheppard
Jeff Schulte
Matthew Sleeth
Dave Barr
Rick Bundschuh
Frank de Gracia
Ross and Robin Gunn
Ger Jones