World Challenge Hosts Expect Church Leadership Conference, April 24 & 25 in New York City

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Gary Wilkerson and Francis Chan Among Featured Speakers Discussing the Theme "Renewing Your Passion for Christ"

This ministry has been established just for pastors and ministry leaders; to strengthen them and bring a fresh anointing of God's love and divine healing into their ministries, families, churches and ultimately, the entire nation.

World Challenge announced today that it will host the 2013 Expect Church Leadership Conference: Renewing Your Passion for Christ at Times Square Church on April 24 and 25. Organized to inspire and infuse Christian leaders with a new and fresh faith, the Expect Conference also seeks to provide encouragement and support to pastors and others in church leadership positions who encounter unique challenges in their ministries. Conference speakers include noted Christian authors and pastors who will share a message of hope and revival to refresh and strengthen ministers across denominations.

Among the featured speakers is Pastor Gary Wilkerson, son of David Wilkerson, Founding Pastor of Times Square Church and author of The Cross and the Switchblade. Gary Wilkerson began preaching at the age of 16, was a youth pastor by age 19, and planted his first church when he was 23 years old. He is currently Lead Pastor of The Springs Church, in Colorado Springs, CO and President of World Challenge. With the passing of his father, Gary Wilkerson now continues the work that was started in 2002 when the very first pastor’s conference was held. His first book, The Divine Intercessor, was released in 2002.

“Pastors labor day in and day out to bring God’s love to those in need,” said Gary Wilkerson. “This ministry has been established just for pastors and ministry leaders; to strengthen them and bring a fresh anointing of God's love and divine healing into their ministries, families, churches and ultimately, the entire nation.”

Other speakers include:

  •     Carter Conlon, author and Senior Pastor of Times Square Church
  •     Francis Chan, author, Founding Pastor of Cornerstone Church and founder of Eternity Bible College
  •     Tullian Tchividjian, author and senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church

Times Square Church is located at 1657 Broadway, in New York City. There will be a total of seven conference sessions beginning on Thursday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continuing on Friday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on the Expect Conference please visit the event website at expectconferences.org.

About World Challenge
World Challenge, Inc. was founded by the late Reverend David Wilkerson in 1971. It serves as a corporate umbrella for Reverend Wilkerson’s crusades, minister conferences, book and tract publishing, video production, street evangelism, literature distribution, feeding programs, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers and other charitable outreaches. Today, Revered Gary Wilkerson, son of the late Reverend David Wilkerson is president of World Challenge, Inc. World Challenge, Inc. has a mailing list to hundreds of thousands of people who regularly receive copies of sermons and ministry updates.

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