Vernon is the founder and senior pastor of "THE WORD" Church, a multi-site ministry with 34,000 members between five locations.A respected spiritual leader, philanthropist, and humanitarian, he is dedicated to creating and providing programs, resources, and services to help the less fortunate.
Vernon developed the concept of pre-recorded broadcasting for the services he is unable to attend due to time and distance constraints—a ground-breaking move among African-American churches. Vernon presents The Shepherds Connection, a networking and partnership alliance for male and female senior pastors and was designed to meet the spiritual needs of senior pastors and their spouses and to help them achieve their maximum potential for the kingdom of God.
Leith Anderson is the president of the National Association of Evangelicals.
Previously, he served for 35 years as the senior pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, before retiring in 2011.
He is the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church and founder and president of The Urban Alternative, a national organization dedicated to the proclamation and application of the Word of God.
Evans serves on the Dallas Theological Seminary Board of Directors and for more than 30 years as chaplain for the Dallas Mavericks.
Jim Garlow is a New York Times bestselling author, senior pastor of Skyline Church in La Mesa, California, and a radio personality heard daily on over 800 radio outlets in his one-minute commentary, “The Garlow Perspective.” Dr.