Bringing hope for the lost, lonely and left behind.
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Daniel Fusco employs a unique style of teaching taking the timeless truths of Scripture and making them easily accessible and applicable for men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures. Many people start their day with his #2MinuteMessage on his Facebook page. He loves to write and regularly contributes to “Preaching Today” and other sites. He has written two books, “Ahead of the Curve”, “Honestly” and “Upward, Inward and Outward”. He teaches at churches, retreats, youth rallies, leadership seminars, seminaries, college campuses, and pastor’s conferences both in the States and abroad. His wife, three children and crazy dog live in Southwest Washington.
New Life Church Downtown
Glenn Packiam is one of the associate senior pastors at New Life Church and the lead pastor of New Life Downtown, a congregation of New Life Church.
He is the author of Discover the Mystery of Faith, LUCKY, Secondhand Jesus, and Butterfly in Brazil. He’s also the writer of beloved New Life worship songs, like “Your Name” and “My Savior Lives.” Glenn holds a BA in Theological/Historical Studies, a Masters in Management, and, after doing two years of graduate work at Fuller Theological Seminary, is earning his doctorate in theology at St. John’s College at Durham University in the UK. Glenn, his wife, Holly, their four children are enjoying life in the shadow of the mighty Rocky Mountains.
Rocky Mountain Calvary Church
Eric Cartier I realized at a young age that the Lord was calling me to reach those without Christ. Through teachings at Applegate Christian Fellowship and Calvary Bible College, God began to equip me for a life of ministry. In March 2000, I accepted a permanent position with Rocky Mountain Calvary that grew into overseeing and ministering to both teenagers and young adults. After five years of service, I was offered the position of senior pastor. I believe the Lord’s house should be one of prayer and that the Bible should be taught verse-by-verse. This allows God’s word to challenge and encourage us to walk in obedience. My desire is to lead by example, to be a disciple and make disciples, and to share God’s loving kindness. I have been married to my beautiful wife, Amber, for 10+ years and we have four children, Hannah, Adelyn, Ileanne and Wyatt.
Cory’s story is a testimony of what God can do through someone who is willing to allow the Spirit to use them. He grew up in Colorado Springs, raised in the troubled background of gangs, sex, drugs, and a long list of violence. In the midst of being one of the leaders of a local gang with more than 200 members, he realized that if his life didn’t drastically change, it would only be a matter of time before he would be dead or in jail. Since coming to Christ he has been a catalyst in seeing God move in the city of Colorado Springs and beyond through outreach and evangelism. Seeing hundreds come to know Christ through outreaches he has led, or have been apart of, it’s evident he is an evangelist at heart. Cory is also a singer, songwriter, and Christian rapper. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his beautiful and talented wife, Ryann Darling, making music, and hanging out with friends and family.
Tosha Lamdin Williams is married to Vanguard’s awesome senior pastor and has five wonderful kids: Anastasha, Christianna, Joshua, Annalarie and Journey Grace. Tosha graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in biblical studies, and she loves getting to study and share Scripture’s truth with people. Tosha is passionate about being a lifegiver, and she lives that out at church with Vanguard Women as well as in the elementary Next Gen ministry. When at home, Tosha is a carpool mom, piano teacher, chicken raiser, and domestic manager. Along the way, you can find her blogging at wejourneygirls.com.
Kay will be joining us via a special video for the Multiply Conference.
Kay Warren is the co-founder of Saddleback Church with her husband, Rick, is an international speaker, best-selling author, and Bible teacher who has a passion for inspiring and motivating others to make a difference
When her youngest son, Matthew, took his life
Kay is the author of several books including Sacred Privilege: Your Life and Ministry as a Pastor’s Wife, Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn’t Enough and Dangerous Surrender. Her children are Amy and Josh, and Matthew who is in Heaven, and she has five grandchildren: Kaylie, Cassidy, Caleb, Cole, and Claire.
New Life Church
Daniel Grothe is one of the associate senior pastors at New Life Church and the lead pastor of the New Life Friday Night congregation. He grew up as a pastor’s kid in Tulsa, Oklahoma and loved his upbringing in the church. After playing a little bit of Division I basketball and a lot of music at Oral Roberts University, he received his degree in theology in 2005. That same summer, Daniel married his bride, Lisa, and a week after their wedding they moved to Colorado Springs to join the staff of New Life Church. They have three children–Lillian, Wilson, and Wakley–and they love to get outside to enjoy the rugged beauty of Colorado.
Alan Briggs is the Director of Frontline Church Planting, the Multiplying Pastor at Vanguard Church and the Lead Creative at Stay Forth Designs where he equips leaders and teams for health and kingdom impact. He’s a proud dad of 4 and a missionary to his neighborhood and city. His books Staying is the New Going (2015) and Guardrails (2016) and Everyone’s a Genius (releasing in September) help leaders catch a bigger vision for their life.
Kelly grew up on a dairy farm in Kentucky. He is a graduate of Liberty University (B.S. 1993) and Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM 1996). Kelly and Tosha planted Vanguard in 1997. In the past 20 years, 3188 people have come to faith in Jesus and been believer baptized. They have partnered to plant 42 churches through Frontline Church Planting. The Southern Baptist declared Vanguard in 2014 to be one of the top 30 churches in its size range for conversions. In addition to being the Senior Pastor of Vanguard Church, Kelly is the husband of Tosha, and the proud father of five children: