Visiting Speakers

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Rev. Jim Cymbala, Senior Pastor, Brooklyn Tabernacle

Pastor Cymbala and his wife Carol, who directs the popular Grammy Award winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, have been used by the Lord to not only preach the Gospel in the inner city of New York, but also to see new churches grow out of their congregation in various parts of the city along with extensions of God’s Kingdom in other parts of the world. Most prominent in this ongoing revival and expansion process has been the Tuesday Night Prayer Service attended by close to two thousand people and the All Night Prayer Ministry which continues to bring people’s needs to the Throne of Grace.

Rev. Dr. Joel Edwards, President Micah Challenge International United Kingdom

Rev Dr Joel Edwards is the International Director for Micah Challenge. Joel has had a long history with the campaign since its inception in 2000. He was part of the team that created the Challenge campaign partnership between Micah Network and the World Evangelical Alliance, and was instrumental in forming the Micah Call. Joel was also co-Chair of Micah Challenge from 2004-2007. Joel is committed to harmonise matters of faith, justice and equality in the public square, and to advocate on behalf of the world’s poor. Joel continues to hold a number of other roles, including serving as an Advisory Member of Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation, and was formerly a Commissioner on the Equality and Human Rights Commission for the UK. A regular broadcaster with the BBC and other UK and international media channels, Joel is often asked to bring a Christian perspective to current issues. He is an Honorary Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, London, and has an honorary doctorate from St Andrews University, Scotland. He is married to Carol and they have two adult children. Prior to his role within Micah Challenge, Joel was General Director of the Evangelical Alliance UK, a post he held for over 10 years. Joel was appointed an honorary IPMI board member in 2008.

Bishop Joseph Garlington, Pittsburgh, USA

Bishop Joseph Garlington is the senior pastor of Covenant Church of Pittsburgh and is widely acclaimed for both his teaching and music ministry. His distinctive insights and humor have made him a favorite conference, campus, and seminar speaker, especially at Promise Keepers rallies where he serves as a worship leader, speaker, and master of ceremonies. Bishop Garlington’s message and ministry of reconciliation have touched thousands and led to the formation of Reconciliation! Ministries International.

Rev. Dr. Myles Munroe, Nassau, Bahamas

Dr. Myles Munroe is the Founder, President, and Senior Pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries International, an all-encompassing network of ministries headquartered in Nassau , Bahamas . He is a multi-gifted international motivational speaker, best selling author, and business consultant addressing critical issues affecting every aspect of human, social, and spiritual development.

Rev. Emeka Nwankpa, President, Intercessors for Africa

Emeka Nwankpa is the founder of Intercessors for Africa, a national movement with a purpose of bringing unity among God’s ministers and people in fulfilling the basic task — reaching the world with the message of the Gospel and making disciples of all nations. In every move of God, ministers are expected to offer leadership to God’s people.

Rev. Dr. David Ireland, New Jersey, USA

Dr. David D. Ireland, a once-dedicated atheist engineer turned evangelical pastor, is senior pastor of the 5,000-member Christ Church in Montclair, New Jersey, which he began in 1986 with six people. He is a prolific author, revered teacher, international lecturer and is heard nationwide on his daily radio and weekly television show, IMPACT with David Ireland, which reaches over 50 million households nationwide.

Rev. Ian and Rosemarie Andrews, Somerset, England

IAN ANDREWS is the Apostolic Director of the International  Association of Healing Ministries and the International Apostolic Healing Institute and a member of the RAIN Apostolic Team. Powerfully touched by God with an anointing for healing, Ian and his wife Rosemary have travelled in over 45 nations over the past 37 years.

Rev. Dr. Samuel Vassel, Bronx, New York

Innovative leader, charismatic speaker, social activist, a grassroots organizer with the people’s heart, an “unforgettable speaker who understands well the changing and challenging multicultural climate of the United States and Canada…” – these are only few of the words used by many to describe Dr. Vassel, Senior Pastor of Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene (BBCN).

Rev. Dr. Mac Pier, New York City

Rev. Dr. Mac PierRev. Dr. Mac Pier is the Founder of Concerts of Prayer Greater New York. Concerts of Prayer has been described as one of the most developed urban prayer and pastoral networks in the world. The ministry reaches more than 6,200 churches from diverse denominational, ethnic and language groups. Mac frequently serves as a resource for other “city-reachers” and “city-wide prayer leaders” through national organizations such as Mission America and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. With World Vision, Mac also is mobilizing churches and individuals across Greater New York to respond to the needs of East African widows and orphans whose lives have been devastated by HIV/AIDS, resulting in 6,500 child sponsorships in the past three years. Mac’s partnership with Redeemer Presbyterian Church and other denominations in the Church Multiplication Alliance has led to the birth of 100 new churches since 2001. Nearly 4,000 pastors have participated in world class training via the “Leadership Summit” international event broadcast at 10 new regional sites in partnership with the Willow Creek Association. Mac’s strongest desire is “to see pastors and lay leaders from every racial and denominational background come together leading the Body of Christ into the coming revival as one Church.” He and his wife Marya have three children and reside in Flushing , Queens.

Rev. Dr. Peter Scazzaro, New York City

Rev. D. Peter Scazzaro

Peter Scazzero is the founder and senior pastor of New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York City–a large, multiracial, international church with over sixty-five countries represented. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell (MDiv) and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMin in marriage and family), he is also the author of  the best-selling Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (Nelson, 2006), The Emotionally Healthy Church: Expanded (Zondervan, 2010), and Begin the Journey with the Daily Office (Willow Creek Association, 2009)..  For more information, visit

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