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The 20th Annual Prayer Explosion Conference will be powerful, explosive, and spiritually solid. It's not for the faint-hearted; but for those who will open their minds and hearts to not only hear from God, but be willing to use His message to heal the nations. The Word of God preached by anointed speakers will heal you spiritually, emotionally, and physically and help you change your family, your business, and your community. Make a decision to join us in Houston, Texas October 19 - October 22, 2016.

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CONFERENCE HOSTS

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Pastor Suzette Caldwell

Pastor Suzette Caldwell is the conference visionary and host of Prayer Explosion. She won the prestigious 2010 Author of the Year award for her first book entitled, "Praying to Change Your Life." Pastor Suzette is an Associate Pastor of Windsor Village United Methodist Church. She is a spiritual entrepreneur, teacher, community leader and wife of Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell. She is a dynamic preacher with a Kingdom mindset and an anointing to change lives. Pastor Suzette has taught thousands how to pray using the Model Prayer (the Lord's Prayer) and holds regular classes on prayer at The Prayer Institute where she is Board Chair & President. For over eighteen years, she has better-equipped and empowered people to fulfill God's promises for their lives.

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Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell

Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell is the Senior Pastor of Windsor Village United Methodist Church, the largest Methodist church in the nation. he is a visionary leader, author, spiritual entrepreneur and family man. Pastor Caldwell is widely recognized for his cutting edge approach to developing 21st century Bible-based strategies for improving the quality of life for both individuals and the community. Named to the Century Club as one of the 100 people to watch in the new millennium by Newsweek, he has been featured in numerous national and worldwide publications and is a member of many local and national boards. He and his wife, Pastor Suzette Caldwell, are the parents of three children.

 

SPEAKERS

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Dr. David Ireland

Dr. David Ireland is the author of some 20 books including What Color is Your God?, Secrets of a Satisfying Life, Failure Is Written in Pencil, Perfecting Your Purpose, The Skin You Live In; and his latest work, The Kneeling Warrior: Winning Your Battles Through Prayer. He is founder and lead pastor of Christ Church, Montclair and Rockaway New Jersey. Diversity consultant to the National Basketball Association, Dr. Ireland leads chapel services for the New York Giants, New York Jets, and a the U.S. Pentagon. Ireland has appeared on numerous television shows including The Dr. Phil Show, The CBS Evening News, and The 700 Club. Through his community development corporation, he offers a home for victims of domestic violence, a youth leadership institute, and a statewide abstinence-based progam offered in partnership with New Jersey schools. The Reverend Ireland has an earned doctorate degree in organizational leadersip and has completed post-doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Marlinda, have been married since 1984 and have two adult daughters.

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Bishop Michael Pitts

Bishop Michael Pitts is an International Apostle and founder of Cornerstone Church in Toledo, Ohio. He is the Overseer of Cornerstone Global Network, Incorporated with churches across the United Staes, South Africa, and Mexico. His apostolic ministry is most noted for order, government, revelation, a spirit of excellence, breakthrough anointing, and praise & worship. His message is resulting in the rise of a new generation of gate possessors and kingdom builders impacting every area of society by demonstrating the power, excellence, and relevance of the Church to usher in the great global harvest. Bishop Pitts is also an accomplished author of several books including: Heal The World, Boundary Shifters, Power Shifters, Don't Curse Your Crisis, Help I think God is Trying To Kill Me, Breaking Ungodly Soul Ties, Breaking The Assignment of Spiritual Assassins, Living On The Edge, and Making The Holy Spirit Your Partner. Bishop Pitts and his wife, Kathi, reside in the Toledo area and have two children; Meredith (married to Philip) and Stephen Michael (married to Rosemary).


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Pastor John Gray

Pastor John Gray is a dynamic Bible teacher, comedian, musician, singer and actor. He is a talented man of God who serves as an associate pastor on Lakewood Church's teaching staff. John has traveled the world sharing the Gospel of the Kingdom in his unique and uncompromising way. From South Africa to Australia and many places in between, God has taken him around the world to speak to youth, young adults, entire churches, conferences and camps. For many years John traveled with Kirk Franklin and other award winning artists. He has directed, produced and co-produced several award winning films and released two musical albums. He continues to defy description as he seamlessly integrates worship, laughter, preaching, exhortation and encouragement into one package. John is grateful for the places God has taken him, but nothing compares to the joy of his life, his wife and two children.

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Pastor Paula White

Pastor Paula White of New Destiny Christian Center in Orlando, Florida has impacted people from every walk of life around the world. She is a celebrated author and teacher, beloved mother and mentor, popular TV personality and spirit-led preacher of God's Word. Paula began ministering in the inner ciities of Washington, DC in the late 80's. She co-founded Without Walls International Church in 1991 and then in 2001 she went on to establish a global media ministry, Paula White Ministries, to reach the world with God's message of hope. For many years the Paula White Ministries has been a regular supporter of a Haitian orphanage that provides life and hope to abandoned and homeless children. Today, as a much-in-demand speaker and teacher of the gospel, she continues to travel extensively to fulfill her mandated mission: to transform lives, heal hearts, and win souls.


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Dr. Matthew Stevenson, III

Dr. Matthew Stevenson, III is a governmental minister, social advocate and a premiere voice that God is using to radically impact the spiritual climates of cities around the world. His ministry career, to this point, has shown that heaven has gripped him to confront, ignite and give expression to the moves of the Spirit for this and successive seasons in the body of Christ. Known primarily for a potent prophetic emphasis and mantle, Dr. Stevenson preaches to bring to fore hidden truths and revelation that unlock supernatural passion, zeal and energy in the hearts of believers and leaders around the world. He is the natural father of three and the husband of Dr. Kamilah Stevenson, his co-laborer in destiny. He is presently the Founder and Senior Leader of All Nations Worship Assembly, and the Apostolic Overseer of the G.A.T.E. Network. It is through The G.A.T.E. that he oversees a national family of churches, Para-church ministries and civic leaders.

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Evangelist Joyce Rodgers

Evangelist Joyce Rodgers is the founder and CEO of Primary Purpose Ministries, Inc., and is a respected evangelist, author and speaker. Primary Purpose Ministries is a life-changing ministry that reaches beyond beliefs, ethnicities, religious persuasions and cultural restrictions to release people into their purposed destinies. She is a woman of profound intercession coupled with a passion to minister healing to hurting people. Therefore, she is confident of her calling and assignment in this 21st Century. Her book, "Fatal Distractions," has been called a flagship work on what uncovers the roadblocks that keep you from fulfilling your destiny. Primary Purpose Ministries has an evangelistic outreach to foreign countries and also supports community efforts, disaster reliefs and displaced families in both natural and domestic calamities. Evangelist Joyce serves on an International level with the Church of God In Christ, Inc. She is commiteed to the love, support, and involvement in her local church. Evangelist Joyce makes her home in Carrollton, Texas.


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Bishop Raphael Green

Bishop Raphael Green is an intergenerational and entrepreneurial leader dedicated to the birth, development and deployment of excellent and consecrated leadership, compassionate, engaging and thriving congregations, and other strategic entities and relevant initiatives for the fulfillment of the Great Commission in the Urban World. Raphael serves as the principal founder and senior pastor of the Metropolitan Christian Worship Center (MCWC), a flourishing non-denominational and inter-generational church congregation in the St. Louis metropolitan region. He is also the principal founder and CEO of Metro Associates, Incorporated (MAI), an innovative, multifaceted, community-oriented, faith-based association. Additionally, Bishop Green serves as the founder and presiding Overseer of the Urban Pastors and Leaders Alliance, Int'l, an affliation for senior pastors, their spouses and other strategic leaders for further development, synergistic leadership, and completion of their mutually-shared mandate. Raphael and his wife, Brenda (co-founder of MCWC and Executive Board Member of MAI), have been marriend since 1983 and are the parents of four children and four grandchildren.

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Dr. Leonard Sweet

Dr. Leonard Sweet is a scholar of U.S. American culture; a semiotician who "sees things the rest of us do not see and dreams possibilities that are beyond most of our imagining," and a preacher and best-selling author who communicates the gospel with a signature bridging of the worlds of faith, academe, and popluar culture. Currently he is the E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Drew Univeristy in Madison, New Jersey and a Visiting Distinguished Professor at George Fox University in Portalnd, Oregon. Involved in leadership positions in the United Methodist Church, Len has been chosen to speak at various Jurisdictional and General Conferences. Len is a popular and highly sought-after speaker throughout North America and around the world. In the past couple of years he has spoken in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, England, Wales, South Africa, South Korea, Iceland, Scotland, and most recently, China, Indonesia, and Latvia. Author of more than 200 articles, 1300+ published sermons, and more than fifty books, Leonard Sweet's publications include the best sellers Soul Tsunami, Aqua Church, Jesus Manifesto, and Jesus: A Theography. Len resides on Orcas Island in the San Juan islands off the coast of Washington State.


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Prophetess Pamela Kent

Prophetess Pamela Kent is a member of Crusader Ministries and Impact Network in Chicago, Illinois. She is anointed in deliverance, healing, prophetic prayer, prophetic counseling, teaching, and preaching. Pam has the ability to identify and release God's grace gifts that reside on the inside of people. Pam has traveled to 30 nations serving as an "Aaron and Hur", exemplifying excellence in team ministry between all five fold ministry gifts. Her prophetic insight and approach has caused many to have restored vision, hope, and destiny. Her passions is to activate the voice of God inside of all believers. Pam's life is a walking miracle of how God can take a broken and shattered life, heal it, and use it to breath the life of God into others. She leads with humility and is known for her intimacy and love for God.

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Minister Chris Broussard

Minister Chris Broussard is an internationally-known NBA analyst and award-winning jounalist for ESPN. As a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, he specializes in covering the NBA and makes regular television appearances on ABC and ESPN. In addition to working with many of America's most accomplished athletes, he has interviewed some of the world's most influential leaders, including former President Bill Clinton and the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Beyond his work as a journalist, Broussard is a published author. His first book, "Not Without Scars: The Inspring Life Journey of Mark C. Olds" was published in 2000. He is also the founder and president of a Christian Men's Movement called K.I.N.G., as well as a Board Member of Write-On Sports, a jounalism program for teenagers. Chris has a gift and passion for inspiring and empowering men of all ages. He has established a reputation as a world-class Inspirational Speaker to go along with his credentials as an award winning journalist. Chris realizes that life and death are in the power of the tongue and he uses the power of words to ignite action in himself and others.

 

MIDNIGHT GLORY PRAYER TEAM

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Dr. Matthew Stevenson, III

Dr. Matthew Stevenson, III is a governmental minister, social advocate and a premiere voice that God is using to radically impact the spiritual climates of cities around the world. His ministry career, to this point, has shown that heaven has gripped him to confront, ignite and give expression to the moves of the Spirit for this and successive seasons in the body of Christ. Known primarily for a potent prophetic emphasis and mantle, Dr. Stevenson preaches to bring to fore hidden truths and revelation that unlock supernatural passion, zeal and energy in the hearts of believers and leaders around the world. He is the natural father of three and the husband of Dr. Kamilah Stevenson, his co-laborer in destiny. He is presently the Founder and Senior Leader of All Nations Worship Assembly, and the Apostolic Overseer of the G.A.T.E. Network. It is through The G.A.T.E. that he oversees a national family of churches, Para-church ministries and civic leaders.

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Dr. Kamilah Stevenson

Dr. Kamilah Stevenson is a gatherer of infromation and possessor of revelation knowledge. She is the wife of Dr. Matthew Stevenson, and a cutting edge minister in her own right. She is a powerful communicator of the word of truth to a generation indifferent towards the Church and the message of the Gospel. In addition to her responsiblilites alongsided her husband as the co-senior leader of the thriving All Nations Worship Assembly of Chicago, IL, she is also the Founder and Vision Holder of Pneuma Life Ministries, a healing, wholeness and missions organization. The goal of the organization is to minister the Gospel of Grace to the whole man - spirit, soul and body. A provocative and radical teacher, she has committed herself to being and training others to become living epistles to be read of men, even in the darkest of places. She is a published author, a degreed counselor, and an advocate of physical health, emotional health, spiritual and soul maturity.


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Minister Ray Bady

Minister Ray Bady is an accomplished singer, song writer and producer. In 2000 he signed a deal with Gospo Centric and put his talents to work recording his solo debut album, Mission K.O.B. (Keep on Believing). He co-wrote and co-produced the album with his brother, gospel legend Percy Bady. In 2005 he was offered the position of youth pastor at Windsor Village United Methodist Church. That same year his then 14 year old son was diagnosed with cancer. Knowing God to be a healer and a miracle worker, Bady stayed in faith, accepted the assignment and moved forward. His son is now 100% healed of cancer and the youth church has grown from a humble average of 35 students to 700-1000 students each Sunday. Ray's desire is to uplift, encourage and inspire God's people with the good news of Jesus Christ through the musical and spiritual gifts given to him. It is his mission to bring joy to families throughout this land by proclaiming that Jesus is all we need to live an effective and efficient life. Ray is a devoted husband of more than 20 years to Chilond Bady and a father of two adult children.

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Barbara Hicks

Barbara Hicks is a Christian counselor with over 30 years of experience in counseling and Spiritual Warfare. Her vast knowledge of Scripture and prayer has made her a force to be reckoned with in the supernatural realm. She is the Director of the Coaching and Counseling Department at Windsor Village United Methodist Church. Barbara has traveled nationally and globally ministering deliverance and healing. She is currently going forth in establishing an evangelistic ministry that will focus on helping Christians become whole in body, soul, and spirit.


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My'Osha McLaughlin

My'Osha McLaughlin is a native of Houston, Texas. She is the founder of STAND, a Houston based organization formed to equip the next greneration. It is her goal to see the purpose and will of God being acomplished through everyone. My'Osha is an ordained minister and has served in various capacities in ministry. She is passionate about prayer and prophetic intercession and is a gifted teacher of the Word of God. She is a graduate of Texas Women's University and is currently pursuing her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. My'Osha desries to see individuals become whole from a spiritual, physical, and mental standpoint. Her heart for minisry and counseling are well paired and are an asset to the body of Christ.

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Ivee Syon

Ivee Syon has a divine ability to shift the atmosphere through prayer and worship. As a teacher, worship leader, mentor, counselor, and prayer coach, she inspires individuals to seek the presence of God, lay before Him in dependence, and enjoy His presence. She currently serves as a leader in the Children and Youth (Outbreak) Prayer Ministry at Windsor Village United Methodist Church and is a catalyst for the restoration process of all people. Her greatest role is that of an esteemed mother of 4 and wife of Corey for 12 years. Ivee received her Bachelors' degree in Psychology from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a Certified Christian Counselor from Grace Christian Counseling Ministries and is currently working toward her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Liberty University.

 

WORSHIP TEAM

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Kathy Taylor

Kathy Taylor, an accomplished National recording Artist, Stellar Award Nominee, Minister of Music, songwriter, producer, and community activist has been appointed for such a time as this to bring music that not only inspires, but encourages, upligts and heals the spirit and soul of human kind. Her gifts have brought her before both national and world leaders. Kathy is the walking embodiment of the term "Minister of Music." She has received resounding critical acclaim for her outstanding, soul-stirring and inspirational performances. Kathy is the minister of music for Windsor Village Church in Houston, Texas.

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Rejeana Warren

Rejeana Warren, the Director of Supernatural Services and Communications for Windsor Village UMC and the Praise and Worship Coordinator of The Prayer Institute, will lead us to God's throne in the Morning and Evening Glory. She has a passion for God, His Word and His manifested presence. She is highly anointed in the area of miracles and healing.


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Darrell W. Johnson

Darrell W. Johnson is prolific in his musical stylings yet sensitive to the needs of those who desire his accompaniment. His ability as a professional musician has allowed him to impact the genres of Gospel, Jazz, R&B, theatre and television. Darrell's work as a musician, songwriter and arranger has been featured on several national recordings. He currently serves as Director of Instrumental Music for the Worship & Arts Department at Windsor Village UMC. His music, dedication and faithfulness has been a blessing to that congregation since 1989.

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Elder Isadore Jackson

Elder Isadore Jackson is a nationally known musician and singer. He received his formal music training from the Houston School of Music in New Orleans, LA. He has accompanied several renowned gospel artists and traveled extensively abroad conducting gospel music workshops. Presently, Isadore serves on the National Board of Directors and as the National Chairman of Men Council for the James Cleveland Gosple Music Workshop of America. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Christian Education from Beulah Heights Bible College and a Master of Divinity from Interdenominational Theological Center Seminary. In addition he serves as a choir director, musician and minister for Windsor Village UMC.

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