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Keynote Speakers

Bishop Harry Jackson

ICEC Bishop Harry  R. Jackson, Jr. 5Bishop Jackson serves as Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church in the Washington, DC area. This multi-­‐cultural congregation has two branches, one in the District of Columbia and one in Beltsville, MD. He has authored several books including In-­‐laws, Outlaws, and the Functional Family, The Warrior’s Heart, The Way of the Warrior. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from prestigious Williams College and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. His secular work experience includes positions in several Fortune 500 companies.

As founder and Chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition (HILC), Bishop Jackson has declared that the church and its leaders must lead the way to protect America’s moral compass and hear our nation. Through Bishop Jackson’s leadership, HILC has become an agent of healing to our nation by educating and empowering churches, community and political leaders. Educational summits with leaders around the country empower high impact leaders to make grassroots influence in their communities, states and our nation. Because of his work, he has received numerous awards, including the Watchman of the Year Award by the Family Research Council in 2011.

Bishop Jackson has appeared as a guest on The Tavis Smiley Show, Tony Brown’s Journal, The O’Reilly Factor, Britt Hume’s Special Report, National Public Radio, CBS Evening News, BET Evening News, 700 Club, and CBN News. He has been featured in articles in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Chicago Defender and many others. His books Personal Faith Public Policy and The Truth in Black and White clearly outline the mandate he has pursued to be a voice to this generation. He is happily married to Dr. Vivian Michele Jackson, and has two grown daughters.


Dr. Barbara Wentroble

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Barbara Wentroble is strong apostolic leader and is gifted with a powerful prophetic anointing. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and churches. Barbara has motivated and coached leaders in all spheres of influence. As Barbara activates giftings and anointings in ministers and business leaders, they are equipped to bring transformation to their areas of influence.

She is the founder of International Breakthrough Ministries (IbM), a strategic alliance for visionary leaders. She is also the founder and President of Business Owners for Christ International (BOFCI) and the founder of Breakthrough Business Network (BBN).

Barbara created the Apostolic Prophetic Results Coaching Course to train coaches for equipping 21st Century leaders.  She ministers with cutting-edge teaching and revelation with a compelling breaker anointing.

Barbara is the author of nine books. She recently authored the popular book, Empowered for Your Purpose. She also a registered nurse and has a BA from Christian Life School of Theology and a Doctor of Practical Ministry from Wagner Leadership Institute. Barbara and her husband Dale reside in Lantana, TX. They are the parents of three adult children and eight grandchildren.

 

 


Pastor Kathleen Verna

KSV1Pastor Kathleen Verna is a fourth generation minister and  President of PureSpring Global Commission, which she co-founded together with her husband in 1994 as a strategic missions base that develops five-fold leaders to transform culture. Together, Pastors Ronald and Kathleen Verna planted and pastor CrossTown Church International, a missional congregation in Boston’s inner-city, where they are engaged in urban community revitalization.

As founder and president of PureSpring Institute, Pastor Kathleen develops leaders through the School of Prophetic Leadership and the School of Apostolic Leadership. Pastor Kathleen has a Masters in Organizational Leadership and Human Dynamics and is a Certified Mediator through the Harvard Mediation Program. She is a member of the International Coalition of Apostles, commissioned in 2012 through ICAL as an Ambassadorial Apostle with several developing projects in Trinidad, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Central Africa, and England.

Kathleen is a powerful worship leader, singer, and prolific songwriter, and a vanguard of ‘prophetic music’ to the New England region. Answering a global prophetic call, she has traveled to the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, Zimbabwe, the Caribbean, and Canada, but especially loves meeting the nations of the world at her doorsteps in urban Boston where she and her family live and serve. Committed to her work in local urban ministry, Pastor Kathleen Verna has served as board member of Greater Boston Legal Services and board vice-president of Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation. As a wife and mother, Kathleen’s philosophy of ministry is anchored and centered upon nurturing family and future generations.


Dr. Roberto Miranda
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Pastores CLJ 009Dr. Roberto S. Miranda has served Congregación León de Judá as Senior Pastor since 1985.  He is a founding member of this dynamic, urban congregation, located in Lower Roxbury in Boston.  The church serves the Hispanic community through various ministries, including the Higher Education Resource Center, a faith-based initiative that seeks to encourage and provide support to African-American and Latino youth in order to enhance their access to a college education.

Dr. Miranda has a B.A. from Princeton in International Affairs, and a Ph.D. from Harvard in Romance Languages and Latin American Literature. He has traveled and ministered in Europe and Latin America, and serves in various religious and secular boards.  His overriding passion in ministry is to evangelize his community, and to disciple the members of his congregation to become victorious Christians and effective soul winners.

Dr. Miranda is the founder and current President of COPHANI (translated as the “Fellowship of Hispanic Pastors of New England”).  COPHANI represents over 40 Latino evangelical congregations, from broad spectrum of denominations, across four New England states.  Unique in New England, COPHANI creates a regional network for Latino pastors to gather, share best practices, broaden the strategic reach of their congregations, and mobilize their members around causes of critical importance to Latino families. Dr.  Miranda has served on the Boards of the Conservative Baptist Home Mission Society, the Emmanuel Gospel Center, the United Way Faith in Action Committee, Gordon College, and City Year.  Dr. Miranda also provides key leadership to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Preservation of Marriage, a coalition of catholic and evangelical churches and organizations opposing the advent of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Dr. Miranda is married to Mercedes and has two daughters, Sonia and Abigail.

 


 Worship Leader

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Tolieth Marks
Worship Leader
Pentecostal Tabernacle Church
Inspirational/Contemporary Artist