Heidi’s greatest passion is to live in the manifest presence of God and to carry His glory, presence, and love to a lost and dying world. She longs to see others laying their lives down for the sake of the Gospel and coming home to the Father’s love. Rolland and Heidi Baker founded Iris Ministry, now Iris Global, in 1980. In 1995 they were called to the poorest country in the world at the time, Mozambique, and faced an extreme test of the Gospel.. They began by pouring out their lives among abandoned street children. As the Holy Spirit moved miraculously in many ways, a revival movement spread to adults, pastors, churches, and then throughout the bush, all across Mozambique's ten provinces. Heidi is now "Mama Aida" to thousands of children, and oversees a broad holistic ministry that includes Bible schools, medical clinics, church-based orphan care, well drilling, primary schools, evangelistic industries, cottage farms, widow’s programs, and healing outreaches in remote villages that includes a network of hundreds of churches. She earned her BA, MA degrees from S.C.C., Vanguard University, and her PhD from Kings College, University of London. She is calling for a passionate tribe of believers who will pour out their lives for Love's sake and bring all children of all ages home to the Father's embrace!
Paul Manwaring is on the senior leadership team at Bethel Church in Redding, California, and oversees Global Legacy, Bethel’s apostolic relational network. He spent 19 years in senior prison management in England, is a registered general and psychiatric nurse, and holds a management degree from Cambridge University. The world is a marriage between the supernatural and the natural, the secular and the sacred, a divine God and a glorified manhood. Paul lives to see the secular/sacred dividing line erased in lives and organizations.
Paul brings a fresh revelation of glory, order, strategic planning, and administration. His background in nursing and prison management infuse his teachings with both passion and experience. He teaches in arenas both in and out of the church, to people in all walks of life, producing changed lives, changed organizations, and changed nations.
Ben Fitzgerald is the Leader of Awakening Europe and GODfest Ministries. He spends a lot of his time traveling abroad as an Evangelist and for several years has been a Pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, California. Originally from Australia, He met Jesus in an encounter that deeply changed him late in 2002 whilst he was dealing drugs and extremely broken. Since then Ben has lived passionately about one thing, showing the world Jesus in his everyday life and taking the good news of the Kingdom to the nations. Ben loves to help people live in God’s fullness of freedom and identity and has a deep conviction that the future of nations will be transformed by radical believers living free and proclaiming Jesus boldly.
Pastor Joakim Lundqvist is Senior Pastor of Word of Life Church in Uppsala, Sweden, with 3 200 members and an international network including over 700 churches. Word of Life has an extensive international missions program and has produced millions of books and audio and video material containing faith inspiring teaching in several languages.
In 2002, he founded the Christian cross- denominational student organization ‘New Generation’ in Sweden, and saw it grow to some 15 000 members nationally and 25 000 internationally in just ten years, before stepping into the ministry of Senior Pastor at Word of Life.
Pastor Joakim is a much appreciated speaker and author, having visited over 50 nations, inspiring and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ in their own world.
His 30 years of experience in youth ministry shines through in his creative sermons, aiming to relate to every generation.
He is married to Maria, who serves as Music Director at Word of Life, and they have two grown-up daughters, Evelina and Julia, both involved in the church and ministry.
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