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.

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.