Global Plenary Session – Day 2
From Wednesday, September 16, 2020
In the second main session of the 2020 GACX Global Forum:
- Worship team from Sierra Leone and devotional with Julius Laggah
- Vision and challenge for the nations with Joe Handley and Mary Ho
- Using research and field data effectively with Tena Stone, Steve Roa, and Renita Reed-Thomson
- Pursuing urban movements with Victor Hou, Wilson Geisler, Cyndi Logsdon, Amanda Dimperio, and Jorge Sanchez
- "Walk across the street" with William Beasley and Michael Wright
- Closing remarks and communion celebration
Recording from the first day's plenary session is also available.
President, Asian Access
Joe is the president of Asian Access. Previously, he was the founding director of Azusa Pacific University’s Office of World Mission and Lead Mission Pastor at Rolling Hills Covenant Church. He co-led one of the first multi-national high school mission congresses in Mexico City in 1996 and is a contributing blogger for the Billy Graham Center’s Gospel-Life Blog. Joe serves on the International Orality Network leadership team and on the advisory teams for ELEVATE, BiblicalTraining.org, and DualReach.
Executive Leader, All Nations
Mary is the International Executive Leader of All Nations, a global Christian missions organization making disciples and church planting in 44 countries. Mary is passionate about finishing the Great Commission in this generation by sharing the love of God among every people and in parts of the world where the name of Jesus Christ is little or not known.
Head of Training Research and Innovention, OneHope
Tena is the Head of Training Research and Innovation at OneHope. She felt called to missions as a teen and came to OneHope at the age of 50. Before coming to OneHope, she was a teacher, administrator, and professor in education. She is passionate about research and its crucial role in ministry. She is a wife, mother and grandmother.
Director of Research & Data, GACX
President, Discipling Marketplace Leaders
Renita serves as the President of Discipling Marketplace Leaders, a ministry serving churches and business people in ten African countries. Renita has lived and worked in Africa since 2005, focusing on business development.
Associate Vice President for Global Advance, International Mission Board
Victor serves as Associate Vice President for Global Advance with the International Mission Board. Victor grew up in the urban city centers of Asia, before moving to Los Angeles, where he led mergers and integration projects among Fortune 100 corporations. For the past 17 years, Victor and his family have lived, worked, and served in the urban centers of Asia with business and church leaders, facilitating the growth of the urban church networks.
Director of Global Research, International Mission Board
Wilson serves as the Director of Global Research with the International Mission Board. He was a licensed, practicing, structural engineer in Texas for over 15 years, and also owner of the software development firm, Inertia Software, Inc. Wilson and his family spent 13 years in South Asia and the Middle East. Wilson has been happily married to Natalie for 33 years, and they have two grown children.
Director of Globalization, International Mission Board
Amanda serves as the Director of Globalization with the International Mission Board. She formerly served as a church planter and media strategist in Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, and Colombia for 10 years. She also spent six years as an Assessment and Deployment Consultant, working with new candidates for field service.
Cru Latin America
Jorge is a pastor and missionary currently serving with Global Church Movements in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2017, he began serving as one of the main promoters of GACX in Latin America and the Caribbean, establishing the Regional Alliance with over 40 organizations. Jorge is married to Anabell who also serves with Global Church Movements.
Founder & Missioner General, Greenhouse Movement
William is the founder and Missioner General of the Greenhouse Movement, a global movement of multiplying congregations and building missional partnerships. With Pastor Michael Wright, William leads the Walk Across the Street movement. He and his wife Anne live down the street from the Greenhouse Mission Center in Oak Park, Illinois.
Senior Pastor, Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
Michael serves as Senior Pastor of Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church on the West Side of Chicago. He is also a co-founder of the Walk Across the Street movement. He and his wife Tiffany live in Chicago with their two sons.
General Secretary, Bethel World Outreach Ministries
Julius is the Senior Pastor of the Bethel Cathedral of Praise in Freetown Sierra Leone, the General Secretary of the Bethel World Outreach Ministries International, and Bishop of the second diocese with jurisdiction over Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Ghana, overseeing about 100 Churches with a vision to plant 1000 more churches in every town and village in Sierra Leone. He is married to Olayinka and they have three daughters.
Zach is is a father, husband, and a disciple-maker, serving with Biglife on the Global Leadership team. He is passionate about leveraging strategic communication, music, and collaborations to advance disciple-making movements. Zach is married to Megan and has three children: Malia, Natalie, and Judah.
Megan is a music artist, mom, wife, and disciple-maker living in Indiana. She has been touring for over a decade both domestically and internationally with a passion to see worship movements catalyzed in every nation.
Nate Vander Stelt
Executive Vice President, GACX
Nate helps lead a partnership committed to establishing 5 million healthy churches worldwide. Nate has 25 years of experience utilizing his passion, drive, and focus to help numerous Christian education institutions and nonprofits succeed. He and his wife, Kris, live in Grand Rapids, MI and have three older children.
Vice President, GACX & Global Strategy Director, AIM
John been serving Muslim peoples in Africa, Europe, and North America for the past 25 years and is passionate about launching collaborative missional efforts. He served for 10 years as the International Coordinator of the Vision 5:9 Network. John takes great joy in sharing the love of Jesus with people of other faiths and currently lives in California with his wife and four children.
Scott leads Converge, a diverse denomination committed to starting and strengthening churches around the world. Previously, Scott served Sun Valley Community Church in Gilbert, AZ. Under his leadership, Sun Valley grew from 375 to over 5,000 in attendance, while leading a church planting movement to start 28 other churches. He and his wife, Lisa, have three adult children.