Speakers Announced for ORU Ignite Conference

igniteOral Roberts University has announced speakers for the Ignite Conference which is slated to be held in Christ Chapel April 1-3, 2013. The conference is sponsored by Charisma House and GEB America. Registration is free and open to the public at www.oru.edu/ignite.

The speakers include Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Free Chapel in Gainesville, Ga.; Dave Martin, founder of Dave Martin International; Keith Moore, founder of Faith Life Church in Branson, Mo.; Sid Roth, host of “It’s Supernatural!”; Mark Rutland, president of Oral Roberts University; Charles Stanley, senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and the founder of In Touch Ministries; Stovall Weems, lead pastor of Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Fla.; Billy Wilson, president-elect of Oral Roberts University.

Franklin is the senior pastor of Free Chapel which has locations in both Gainesville, Ga. and Irvine, Calif. He hosts a nationally televised show titled “Kingdom Connection” and has also written several books including New York Times best-seller “Fasting: Opening the door to a deeper more intimate, more powerful relationship with God,” and the brand new release, “Believe That You Can.”

Martin is known by many around the world as America’s No. 1 Christian Success Coach. He is the founder of Dave Martin International which helps local churches, business organizations, leaders and individuals connect with Godly wisdom in order to create success in life. He has also authored several best-selling books including “The Force of Favor” and “12 Traits of the Greats.”

Moore is the founder of Moore Life Ministries and Faith Life Church located in Branson, Mo. He and his wife Phyllis minister in such areas as love, faith, healing, prosperity, and honor. Their heart is to see the lost saved, the sick healed, the distressed relieved, the broken restored, and the discouraged empowered to victory.

Roth is the host of the nationally syndicated radio broadcast “Messianic Vision” as well as the television program “It’s Supernatural!” Through these outlets Roth investigates and reports on people who have experienced extraordinary healings, miracles and personal encounters with God. Roth’s God-ordained strategy is to go "to the Jew first" by sharing God's miracles.

Rutland is the third president of Oral Roberts University. He is a distinguished educator, charismatic leader, business man and a nationally recognized figure in Christian higher education.  He has also been a pastor and is the author of 14 books including “Relaunch: How to Stage an Organizational Comeback,” “Launch Out into the Deep,” “God of the Valleys,” “Character Matters,” and “Most Likely to Succeed.”

Stanley is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta. He is the founder of In Touch Ministries which seeks to lead people worldwide into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and to strengthen the local church. Stanley is also a New York Times best-selling author and the host of "In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley" which can be heard around the world via radio and television broadcasts.

Weems is the founder and lead pastor of Celebration Church in Jacksonville, Fla. Since it began with just seven people in 1998, the church has grown to include twelve locations with more than twelve thousand people in weekend attendance. Weems’ ministry focuses on building the local church, reaching people with the gospel, and developing passionate followers of Christ.

Wilson was recently elected as the fourth president of Oral Roberts University. He serves as executive director of the International Center for Spiritual Renewal in Cleveland, Tenn. Wilson has also fostered unique global partnerships through Empowered 21–an initiative launched at ORU that brings together ministry leaders, scholars and next generation voices from the Spirit-empowered movement.

ORU Ignite is for all believers who are called to the work of the ministry of Jesus Christ—from every walk of life, denomination, and generation. Attendees will hear from the Word, spend time in the presence of God and learn how to effectively minister in a hurting world. Ministry leaders will leave the conference inspired, refreshed and empowered with the tools they need to increase their Kingdom impact.

For more information on the ORU Ignite Conference, please visit www.oru.edu/ignite.