Speakers


Geoff Surratt
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Geoff Surratt

Geoff Surratt lives in Denver with his wife Sherry. (CEO of MOPS International) Geoff has served on staff at Seacoast Church and Saddleback Church. He now serves as Pastor of Church Planting at Southeast Christian in Parker as well coaching churches and leaders around the country. Geoff and Sherry have two awesome kids, a wonderful daughter-in-law and the most beautiful granddaughters on earth.

Brad Brisco
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Brad Brisco

Brad Brisco is currently the Church Planting Strategist for a network of churches in Kansas City; where he recruits, trains and coaches church planters. He holds a doctorate in missional ecclesiology; his doctoral thesis was on assisting existing congregations in transitioning in a missional direction. He also serves on the National Leadership team for Forge America Mission Training Network and is co-founder of the Sentralized Conference. Brad is co-author of Missional Essentials and The Missional Quest.

Hugh Halter
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Hugh Halter

Hugh Halter lives in Denver with his wife Cheryl are now empty nesters, after Alli and McKenna headed off to college. After 25 years of living at home, their son Ryan who has struggled with epilepsy since birth, now lives in an assisted living center for adults with disabilities. Hugh planted Adullam Communities in Denver. He speaks extensively across the country encouraging and equipping pastors in incarnational ministry and missional leadership. Hugh is the author of FLESH, Sacrilege and co-author of AND; The Gathered and Scattered Church and The Tangible Kingdom.

Lance Ford
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Lance Ford

Lance Ford has over two decades of experience as a pastor, church planter, coach, and consultant. He is the cofounder of the Sentralized Conference and KC Sentral, a missional training network in Kansas City. Lance serves on the National Leadership team of Forge America and Lance is the co-author, with Alan Hirsch, of Right Here Right Now and the author of UnLeader, Reimagining Leadership as well as the co-author of Missional Essentials and The Missional Quest.

Glenn Packiam
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Glenn Packiam

Glenn Packiam is the lead pastor of New Life Downtown, a parish of New Life Church.  He is the author of Discover the Mystery of Faith, LUCKY, Secondhand Jesus and Butterfly in Brazil. Glenn was also one of the founding leaders and songwriters for The Desperation Band and has been featured on several recordings. Glenn released an LP called,”The Mystery of Faith,” in addition to the EP, “The Kingdom Comes”, and a full-length album, “Rumors and Revelations” with Integrity Music. Glenn holds a BA in Theological/Historical Studies, a Masters in Management, and is currently a Doctoral student. Glenn, his wife, Holly, their four children enjoy living in Colorado Springs.

Tosha Lamdin Williams
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Tosha Lamdin Williams

Tosha Lamdin Williams grew up in a military family, moving all over the country. She attended Liberty University, where she majored in communications and met her future husband Kelly. After they got married, the couple moved to Dallas where Tosha earned her masters of biblical studies. In 1997, the Williams started both Vanguard Church and their family. The couple now has five children and recently celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary.

Peyton Jones
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Peyton Jones

Peyton Jones is founding coach of New Breed Church Planting UK/USA and the author of Church Zero. He has worked as a tentmaker, a firefighter, factory worker, and psychiatric nurse, bringing all these experiences to the table in ministry. Jones received his MA Theology: Pastoral Studies from Wales Evangelical School of Theology and served as the evangelist for Lloyd-Jones’s legendary Sandfields church, Aberavon.

Christ Horst
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Christ Horst

Chris Horst serves as director of development for HOPE International where he employs his passion for advancing initiatives at the intersection of entrepreneurship and the Gospel. Chris serves on the boards of the Denver Institute for Faith & Work and the Colorado Microfinance Alliance. Chris is the co-author of Mission Drift with Peter Greer. Chris and his wife, Alli, are parents to one son, Desmond, and active members at City Church Denver.

J.R. Briggs
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J.R. Briggs

J.R. Briggs has served in ministry for over a decade in mega-churches, house churches and church plants. He founded Kairos Partnerships out of a growing desire to walk alongside and encourage pastors and leaders in order to better equip them for God-honoring ministry. In 2008 he and a team founded The Renew Community, a Jesus community near Philidelphia. Today he serves as the Cultural Cultivator of Renew, attempting to create an ethos that cares the most about the things Jesus cared the most about. He also serves as the Director of Leadership & Congregational Formation with The Ecclesia Network and is on staff with Fresh Expessions U.S. He is the creator and curator of the Epic Fail Pastors Conferences, spaces hosted around the country giving pastors opportunities to process failure and grow to see failure as an invitation for grace and healing, instead of shame.

He has written four books including the recently released Fail and is currently finishing up Mission-oriented Eldership with IVP. J.R. earned degrees from Taylor University and Biblical Theological Seminary as well as studying abroad at Jerusalem University College.

Kelly Williams
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Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams grew up on a farm in Kentucky. He attended Liberty University and Dallas Theological Seminary. He always dreamed of starting a church, and in 1997 he and his wife Tosha founded Vanguard Church in cooperation with the SBC. They have written a book, “Real Marriage: Where Fantasy Meets Reality.” They live on a small farm in Colorado Springs with their five children and various farm animals. They love Colorado and have a heart to multiply disciples, leaders, and churches through loving others into a real relationship with Jesus Christ.

Alan Briggs
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Alan Briggs

Alan Briggs, his wife Julie & their 4 kids live in Colorado Springs. He pioneered the Ministry Apprentice Program (MAP) to train leaders for discipleship and mission. He is the founder & Director of Frontline Church Planting and the Multiplying Pastor at Vanguard Church where he lives out his call to ‘Equip the saints for the work of ministry‘ as he prays for a major movement of God here in the Front Range.

Dustin Willis
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Dustin Willis

Dustin Willis serves as the Coordinator of the Multiplying Church Initiative through Send North America. He helps churches discover, develop, and deploy missionaries and church planters for the mission field in North America. His book Life on Mission is slated to release in September. Before beginning his work with Send North America Dustin served as the Founding & Lead Pastor of Midtown Fellowship in Columbia, SC where they saw the church grow from 9 people to over 800 people meeting in 2 campuses in just five years.

Thomas Thompson
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Thomas Thompson

Thomas Thompson is passionate about helping people journey with God.  Having served in churches for over 20 years, he sees the power of that journey in a local community that understands who they are in Christ. He and his wife Jessica have lived in Colorado for 6 years with their 4 children. Thomas graduated from Dallas Seminary with a Th.M. in Church planting, and is currently Senior Pastor at Pulpit Rock Church.

Hunter Beaumont
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Hunter Beaumont

Hunter Beaumont planted Fellowship Denver in 2005 and leads over preaching, vision and leadership development. Hunter enjoys furthering the Acts 29 Network in Denver and beyond. He holds a BSBA in accounting from the University of Arkansas and a Masters of Theology in historical theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He worked as a CPA in 8 years in Dallas Texas.

Justin Hunt
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Justin Hunt

Justin Hunt has helped to bring change to society as a film maker, political advocate and news anchor. In 2007, Justin released American Meth, narrated by Val Kilmer that has been watched by over 98 million households dealing with the epidemic of meth. His second film, Absent, a documentary about the impact of disengaged fathers, has had a massive impact. It includes interviews with people ranging from prostitutes to inner city high school kids to a world champion boxer, author John Eldredge and Metallica Frontman James Hetfield.

In September of 2013, his third feature-length documentary, The Speed of Orange, was released on DVD. It is a more personal film covering a 70 year span of his horse-racing family. Justin, and his beautiful wife Dani, are raising their three children in Colorado Springs.

Danny Cullins
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Danny Cullins

Danny Cullins was born and grew up in Texas, where he attended Howard Payne University and later Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth. He and his wife, Laura, have three amazing children. Danny has served in student ministry, worship ministry, children’s ministry and church administration. He even worked for a Michelin Tire plant as an Industrial Engineer. After ministering in TX, TN and OK, the Cullins are thrilled to be in CO partnering with Fellowship of the Rockies to plant a new church campus in Fountain.

Stewart McWilliams
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Stewart McWilliams

Stewart McWilliams grew up in the Detroit area and moved to Arlington, Texas to attend Arlington Baptist College and received his Masters shortly after. Stewart moved to Colorado Springs in 1998 to help start Fellowship of the Rockies. Stewart recently completed his Doctorate. Fellowship of the Rockies is located in the least churched section of Colorado Springs. They are seeking to be a church with multiple medium-sized campuses in several Colorado Springs locations. Earlier this year Fellowship of the Rockies opened the Fountain Campus. Stewart loves playing golf, skiing, going on mission trips and spending time with his family.

Mark Hallock
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Mark Hallock

Mark Hallock serves as the Lead Pastor of Calvary Church in Englewood, Colorado. He is grateful for 15 years of marriage to his wife, Jenna, and loves being a daddy to their kids, Zoe and Eli. His great desire is to see the gospel transform lives and neighborhoods through the planting of new congregations, along with the revitalization of declining congregations, throughout the city of Denver.

Dan Freng
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Dan Freng

Dan Freng serves as the Lead Pastor of Calvary Church, Littleton. He and his wife Kelly have been married for 14 years. Dan and Kelly have 5 fantastic kids: Noah, Jasmine, Brian, Isaac, and Shamie. Dan loves being a pastor at Calvary and longs to see Jesus become non-ignorable, as lives are changed by the gospel, disciples are made, and new churches are planted in Denver and to the ends of the earth.