About the Speakers


Brian Houston

As a leader, Pastor Brian Houston is highly regarded for his boldness, innovation and vision. As a church pastor, he is well respected for his passion for the cause of Christ and the local church, and for preaching messages that change mindsets and ministries. But at HOME – Hillsong Church – Pastor Brian is most loved for being the ‘dad of the house’ – a pastor who loves God and people, and a speaker of life who declares, ‘The best is yet to come’. Click here to learn more about Brian Houston.


Bobbie Houston

Bobbie Houston is passionate about seeing all people find Jesus as their Savior, gain a revelation of their value in Him and rise up to make a stand for justice on the earth. She is a beloved Pastor with a prophetic teaching gift, and she has redefined the face of ‘women’s ministry,’ raising up a strong and capable company of women through a local Hillsong Sisterhood, global Colour Sisterhood and flourishing annual Colour Conferences that take place across four nations. Click here to learn more about Bobbie Houston.


Joel Houston

Joel Houston is the Hillsong United Leader, Creative Director/Producer at Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia and is Hillsong NYC Co-Pastor. He is the son of pastors Brian and Bobbie Houston and grandson of Frank Houston. He is one of three children. He has a brother named Benjamin and a sister named Laura. As part of the Hillsong United music team, he has not only participated in the creation of the albums (being a main leader and songwriter), but has produced them as well.


Carl Lentz

Carl Lentz and his wife, Laura, pastor Hillsong Church NYC. Their passion is to serve the city, preach the gospel and lead a church that reflects who Jesus Christ is. In a little over a year, Hillsong NYC is impacting thousands with a vision to keep moving forward throughout the five boroughs of NYC. They live in Brooklyn with their 3 children, Ava, Charlie and Roman and a steady stream of houseguests who end up sleeping on the couch. They believe that with Jesus as Lord, life can be quite an adventure! Click here to learn more about Carl Lentz.


Jentezen Franklin

Jentezen Franklin is the Senior Pastor of Free Chapel, a multi-campus church with a global ministry. Free Chapel is known for helping people encounter God in a relevant way. Jentezen is also a New York Times best selling author and he speaks at conferences worldwide. He and his wife Cherise have five children. Click here to learn more about Jentezen Franklin.


Joseph Prince

Joseph Prince is a leading voice in proclaiming the gospel of grace around the world. He is the senior pastor of New Creation Church in Singapore, a vibrant and dynamic church with a congregation of more than 30,000 attendees. He separately heads Joseph Prince Ministries, one of the fastest-growing television broadcast ministries in the world today. His sermons are broadcast on more than 50 television networks and stations around the world, reaching millions with the gospel of grace. Joseph is a New York Times bestselling author and highly sought-after conference speaker. Click here to learn more about Joseph Prince.


Rick Warren

Dr. Rick Warren is a global strategist, theologian, pastor and philanthropist. The media has often named him “America’s most influential spiritual leader.” and “America’s Pastor.” Rick and his wife Kay founded Saddleback Church in California when he was just 25 years old and he continues to serve as the senior pastor. He is the author of the bestselling book The Purpose Driven Life. Click here to learn more about Rick Warren.


John Maxwell

Dr. John Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker. He has been called America’s top leadership authority and speaks yearly to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP – a non-profit organisation that has trained more than 5 million leaders in 180 countries. Click here to learn more about John Maxwell.


Gary Clarke

Gary is the Lead Pastor of Hillsong Church London, a growing church with multiple campuses that gathers every weekend in the heart of UK¹s capital and in Surrey, Kent and Oxford. An inspiring preacher and teacher, Gary is committed to helping people gain a genuine revelation of the message of Jesus Christ and His Church and is passionate about seeing people live to their fullest potential, empowering them to practically reach and impact their day-to-day world.

Gary is devoted to providing real solutions to some of the problems humanity faces, from youth issues in London to the worst of world poverty. He has initiated and gives oversight to a variety of partnerships and projects that bring justice to people who found themselves in less fortunate circumstances. Click here to learn more about Gary Clarke.


Judah Smith

Pastor Judah Smith is the Lead Pastor of The City Church in Seattle, Washington. Together with his wife Chelsea, they are pastoring the church of 7000, a multi-site congregation with multiple campuses located throughout the greater Seattle area. Weekly messages are broadcast “live” via Satellite to all sites with ministry teams at each location.

Pastor Judah has authored several books including “Dating Delilah”, a book on purity from a new perspective, and his new book, “Jesus Is”. He also travels the nation and the world ministering at churches and conferences, imparting into the lives of Christian leaders and young people. His ministry is noted for an anointed and fresh preaching style mixed with humor, authority, passion and strong faith. Click here to learn more about Judah Smith.


Chris Hodges

Chris Hodges is founding and senior pastor of Church of the Highlands with campuses all across the state of Alabama. Since it began in 2001, Church of the Highlands has grown to more than 23,000 people attending each weekend and is known for its life-giving culture and focus on leading people to an intimate relationship with God.

Chris has a deep passion for developing leaders and planting life-giving churches. He co-founded ARC (Association of Related Churches) in 2001 which has launched hundreds of churches all across the USA. He also founded a coaching network called GROW which trains and resources pastors to help them break barriers and reach their growth potential. Chris is also the founder and President of Highlands College, a ministry training school that trains and launches students into full-time ministry careers. Click here to learn more about Chris Hodges.