SPECIAL GUESTS

Reinhard Bonnke

Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke founded the international ministry of Christ for all Nations (CfaN). The son of a pastor, Reinhard gave his life to the Lord at age 9, and heard the call to the African mission field before he was even a teenager. After attending Bible College in Wales, and his ordination in Germany he pastored a church and then went on to start missionary work in Africa. He began holding meetings in a tent that accommodated just 800 people. As attendance at his meetings grew, he began open-air Gospel Campaigns attended by as many as 1,600,000 people. Through a host of major events in Africa and other parts of the world, the ministry has recorded 55 million documented decisions for Jesus Christ. Bonnke also hosts 'Fire Conferences' around the world, events aimed at equipping church leaders and workers for evangelism. He and his wife Anni have three children and eight grandchildren.

Jim Cymbala

Pastor Jim Cymbala was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. After marrying his childhood sweetheart, Carol, he felt called to the ministry. Though he had no formal theological training, Cymbala took over the leadership of The Brooklyn Tabernacle in downtown Brooklyn. The struggling congregation numbered less than twenty people and met in a small, run-down building in the inner city. Many in the congregation wrestled with drug or alcohol abuse and the pain of disintegrating families. Cymbala believed this was a place where God's love could meet the most desperate of human needs. They began a Tuesday Night Prayer Meeting and planted churches in other needy areas of the city. At the same time, they planted missionary stations in impoverished places like Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Today Cymbala oversees a congregation of several thousand people. He is also the author of several books including his newest one Spirit Rising.

Ron Luce

Ron Luce is a sought-after expert on teen issues and the influence of pop culture. In 1986, he and his wife Katie started Teen Mania Ministries with a dream to raise up young people who would change the world. Today, Teen Mania Ministries impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of teens throughout the United States and Canada each year through Acquire The Fire conferences. Recognized as a national voice on teen issues, Luce was appointed by President George W. Bush to the White House Advisory Commission on Drug-Free Communities. He speaks around the world helping parents and pastors understand the plight of today's youth. Luce holds degrees in psychology, theology and counseling, and he has written 35 books for teens, youth pastors and parents.

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