Bishop Noel Jones, Pastor Paula White, Bishop Neil Ellis, Pastor Rita Twiggs, Bishop Millicent Hunter, Teresa Hairston Coming to the Washington, D.C. Area

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Pastor Lyle Dukes and Co-Pastor Deborah Dukes host the Ministry of Excellence Empowerment Conference 2005, September 7-9 in Woodbridge, VA at Hylton Memorial Chapel and Harvest Life Changers Church, International. Early bird registration ends August 24th.

Bishop Noel Jones, the Senior Pastor of the 10,000 member City of Refuge Church in Gardena, California, and Pastor Paula White, Co-Pastor of the 18,000 member Without Walls International Church in Tampa, Florida are among several powerful speakers coming to the Washington, D.C. area September 7th through 9th for the Ministry of Excellence Empowerment Conference 2005.

The conference, open to everyone, will be held in Woodbridge, Virginia, which is about 20 minutes outside of Washington, D.C. and is hosted by Pastor Lyle Dukes and Co-Pastor Deborah Dukes of the Harvest Life Changers Church. Other speakers include: Bishop Neil Ellis of the Mount Tabor Full Gospel Baptist Church in the Bahamas; Pastor Rita Twiggs of the Potter’s House, Dallas, Texas; Bishop Millicent Hunter of the Baptist Worship Center in Philadelphia, PA; and Teresa Hairston, CEO/Publisher of Gospel Today Magazine.

Special guest artists include: the gospel sensation, J. Moss; “Praise is What I Do,” William Murphy; outstanding newcomer, Micah Stampley; powerful psalmist, Lecresia Campbell; and the dynamic Seven Sons of Soul.

With the theme “The Ministry in You,” the conference is designed to provide the tools to help make ministry become more effective with seminars covering nearly every aspect of ministry. The dynamic workshops will include: Maximizing Church Growth, Building an Effective Singles Ministry, Developing Purpose Driven Youth Programs, and Building an Effective Choir and Music Ministry.

The workshops will be taught by leaders with first-hand knowledge and experience. This is a great opportunity for pastors, church staff, leadership, those working in ministries and anyone wanting to learn about excellence in ministry to come and learn from experienced personnel. Information on conference workshops can be accessed online at

A special luncheon with Pastors Lyle and Deborah Dukes will be held for pastors & spouses and associate ministers during the conference. This will present an opportunity to learn, share and fellowship while enjoying a delicious meal.

Workshop sessions and services will be held at Harvest Life Changers Church, International in Woodbridge and Hylton Memorial Chapel located less than five minutes away. Registration for all three days is only $29 for services and $40 for the workshops and services package, if registration is postmarked by August 24th, 2005. Special group rates are also available. All pastors, please contact the conference ministry office and ask about the free registration.

For more information, call (703) 490-4040, toll free at (877) 867-3853 or register online at Please visit our website for the full conference itinerary, speakers and musical guests, workshops, hotel information, local attractions, directions and more. Harvest Life Changers Church, International is located at 14401 Telegraph Rd, Woodbridge, VA.

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