PASTORS & LEADERS CONFERENCE

CityFest East Texas & Andrew Palau present a morning of encouragement and unity for those in leadership and influence throughout East Texas!

We are excited to have an excellent lineup of keynote speakers:

  • ANDREW PALAU | International Evangelist - Luis Palau Association

  • JOSH WHITE | Pastor of Vision & Teaching | Door of Hope - Portland, OR

  • JARRETT STEPHENS | Teaching Pastor | Prestonwood Baptist Church - Plano, TX

With breakout sessions from:

  • KEVIN PALAU | President - Luis Palau Association - The City + the Gospel: 5 Lessons Learned

  • JAD LEVI | Missional Church Planter - Alpha USA - The New Evangelism: Belonging Before Believing

  • TOM GREEN | Trainer & Coach - Organic Outreach International - Moving Past Fear: Evangelism for Ordinary People

  • CARLTON OBY | The Mentoring Alliance - Growing from Walls to Bridges: A pathway towards Racial Reconciliation, Unity and Healing in Our Community

  • LEWIS HOGAN | United Cry - Releasing the Spirit of Prayer in the Local Church 

  • DR. JAIME MIRON | Asociación Luis Palau - La Iglesia Unida Cambia Al Mundo (Habla Español)

April 4 | 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Marvin United Methodist Church | 300 W Erwin St. | Tyler, TX
This is a free event with lunch provided.

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THE SPEAKER LINEUP

ANDREW PALAU
For more than 25 years Andrew Palau has played a key role in the ministry of the Luis Palau Association. He has been instrumental in building the LPA model for citywide outreach as an evangelist, director, and key team leader. He has guided campaigns, led church relations efforts, trained thousands of believers in friendship evangelism, and proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ in person to hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world through evangelistic campaigns all over the world. Andrew’s weekly radio broadcasts are heard by millions of people. He is also the author of multiple books, including Secret Life of a Fool, a retelling of his personal journey to faith in Christ, and What is Christmas?, a groundbreaking evangelistic book published in China in 2012.

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JOSH WHITE
Josh White is the founding pastor of Door of Hope Church and Deeper Well Records in Portland, Oregon. As a song writer and recording artist for Tooth and Nail and Deeper Well, Josh has released eight albums over the last 15 years as well as writing for other artists, such as Liz Vice. When not making music or running the church, Josh loves to spend his time reading and hanging out with his wife, Darcy and two children, Henry and Hattie.

JARRETT STEPHENS
Jarrett Stephens is the Teaching Pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Piano, Texas – one of the largest and fastest-growing megachurches in North America. Jarrett graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies and Psychology, and later received his Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Doctorate of Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. As Teaching Pastor, Jarrett preaches during the Saturday service at the Piano Prestonwood campus and on various Sunday mornings at both campuses. He also oversees Prestonwood Network, which gives support to ministers all over the world.

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

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KEVIN PALAU
Kevin Palau is president of the Luis Palau Association, a ministry focused on proclaiming the Good News, uniting the Church, and impacting cities worldwide. The team does this though region-wide evangelistic festivals, City Gospel Movements, a Global Network of Evangelists, and international media campaigns. Under Kevin’s leadership, LPA has produced some of the largest Christian events ever stages in historic locations all around the world. In 2008, Kevin pioneered the newest LPA festival model that includes a citywide service initiative and has also helped develop Palau’s Next Generation Alliance, which exists to serve up-and-coming evangelists through mentoring and equipping.

TOM GREENE
Tom Greene is a trainer and coach for Organic Outreach International, primarily working with Outreach Influence Leaders all over the world. He is also the Outreach Influence Pastor at the Shoreline Church in Monterey, California. He has experience in church planting, has led high school ministry and previously served as a young adult pastor. Tom infuses the vision of reaching outside of the church walls by using the Organic Outreach strategy to make sure that God’s heart for reaching the lost is part of everything we do as a church

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JAD LEVI
Jad Levi is a missional church planter in downtown Phoenix, Arizona and serves with Alpha USA. Jad is a late convert who left it all behind to follow Jesus in His reckless pursuit of seeing people come alive as they come to know Him. He’s married to Jaime, and they have 3 daughters whose names all begin with “J”. 

CARLTON OBY Carlton Oby serves as the Vice President of Ministries for the Mentoring Alliance. In this role, he oversees all three of the programmatic ministry areas: Gospel Village, Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas, and Rose City Summer Camps. Carlton has worked with young people and their families for over 20 years. He has a BS in History from Texas College in Tyler, Texas, and has also done some graduate coursework at Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Denita, have been married for 15 years. They currently live in the North Tyler area with their six children - LJ, Coleman, Ayla, Grayson, Najla, and Ezra. 

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LEWIS HOGAN Lewis Hogan birthed United Cry in October of 2012, after pastoring for 25 years. Founded with the mandate to protect life, promote the role of pastors in America, and to pray for revival and awakening, United Cry uniquely focuses on pastors and churches taking responsibility for the spiritual condition of America. During the last three years, United Cry has hosted two national prayer gatherings with pastors and spiritual leaders at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Both of these gatherings focused on pastors being a voice in the culture and leading our nation in repentance. 

JAIME MIRÓN

Jaime Mirón, maestro de la Biblia, conferencista, escritor y consejero bíblico, ha ministrado con el evangelista Luis Palau durante 50 años. Dr. Mirón se graduó de la Universidad de Biola y del Seminario Teológico Talbot y completó estudios en comunicaciones multiculturales en Trinity Evangelical Divinity School ubicado en Illinois. En 1986, Mirón recibió su doctorado del Seminario Teológico Westminster en Pennsylvania. Fue editor general de la traducción de la Biblia que se llama la NTV (Nueva Traducción Viviente). Es un proyecto que se elaboró en conjunto con la Editorial Tyndale en Chicago, Editorial Unilit en Miami y la Asociación Luis Palau en Pórtland, Oregon. Salió al público en mayo del 2010. Durante 6 años fue editor de la revista Apuntes Pastorales. También como editor general del Comentario bíblico del continente nuevo, recopiló una serie de comentarios escritos en español por autores latinos. Es solicitado como autor de artículos sobre temas relacionados con la consejería bíblica, el Dr. Mirón es autor de 4 libros: Mi esposo no es cristiano. ¿Qué hago? (Editorial Unilit); La amargura, el pecado más contagioso (Editorial Tyndale); ¿Está su iglesia convirtiéndose en una secta? (Editorial Tyndale); y ¿Estoy preparado para la guerra espiritual? (Editorial Unilit). Casado por 52 años con su esposa Abigail; tienen un hijo y 4 nietos.

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