The Master Classes reflect LIFE’s four focus model—Church, Community, Business and Kingdom—each carrying a commitment to build the local church and enable individuals to live out their unique calling. We’ve moved LIFE Conference slightly earlier in the year to a time when our leadership, ministry and Master Class audience can be joined by our young people and children - truly making this a conference for the entire church!
Kids at LIFE Conference are going to a whole new level in 2018, with four nights and three days of fun, friendship and God encounters. Our programme is designed to excite, inspire and equip our children aged 2-10 years to live faith- lled lives, knowing that they can face any situation with Jesus on their side.
Youth at LIFE Conference is a dedicated space for anyone aged 11-18. Be part of the exciting atmosphere where young people experience world-class communicators that will inspire them to live connected, equipped and released to live a fulfilled life, with Christ revealing Himself in and through each individual.
Jentezen Franklin is the Senior Pastor of Free Chapel, a multi-campus church with a global ministry. Free Chapel is known for helping people encounter God in a relevant way. Jentezen is a New York Times best selling author and speaks at conferences worldwide. He and his wife Cherise have been married twenty-nine years. They have five children and two grandchildren.
Chris Hodges is founding and senior pastor of Church of the Highlands with campuses all across the state of Alabama. Since it began in 2001, Church of the Highlands has grown to more than 38,000 people attending each weekend. Chris has a deep passion for developing leaders and planting life-giving churches. He co-founded ARC (Association of Related Churches) in 2001 which has launched hundreds of churches all across the USA. He also founded a coaching network called Grow which trains and resources pastors to help them break barriers and reach their growth potential. Chris and his wife Tammy have five children and live in Birmingham, Alabama, where Church of the Highlands began.
Rich Wilkerson Jr.
Rich and DawnCheré Wilkerson are the lead pastors of Vous Church in Miami, Florida. The have a heart to reach their city and beyond with the life transforming message of Jesus. They believe in the next generation and value the wisdom and guidance of those that have gone before us.
Paul & Maree de Jong
Pastors Paul and Maree de Jong are the Senior Pastors and founders of LIFE, a church that has grown to become an influential ministry both nationally and internationally. It is underpinned by four focuses: Church, Community, Business and Kingdom The church is characterised by its heart for people, who meet with each other and the community on Sundays and through various groups and in regions throughout the week. Since launching in 1991, LIFE has sought to live out its mission statement: "To impact and change our generation with the reality of Jesus." Pastors Paul and Maree have a passion to live and lead by example and see God's church win back the right to influence their city and nation for the cause of Christ. Paul has a dynamic preaching style which is fresh and inspiring. He speaks from a personal revelation of the Word, and will challenge and equip audiences to grow in their relationship with God.