PASTOR HOPE CARPENTER
Hope Carpenter is the cofounder of Redemption Church, a megachurch that started in Greenville, South Carolina, and now has additional campuses in San Jose, California, and the Dominican Republic. Additionally, the church reaches people around the world through its television ministry (seen on Hillsong Channel three times a week and on Daystar every Monday, to over 450,000 weekly viewers), ministry app, ministry database, YouTube channel, speaking events, conferences, and Hope Carpenter Ministries, where Hope travels to minister to women all over the world, including the Dominican Republic, Pakistan and Argentina. Hope is an author and recently released her acclaimed new book, “The Most Beautiful Disaster”. Hope and her husband, Ron live in San Jose, California, and Greenville, South Carolina.
PASTOR HEATHER LINDSEY
Heather Lindsey is preacher, author and entrepreneur. Heather Lindsey challenges teens, young adults and women to rise above cultural pressures to stay determined to live for Christ regardless of their circumstances. Facing consequences women in previous generations couldn’t imagine, ladies receive straight talk from Heather on how to say no in a yes society.
A native of Michigan, Heather was the 10th of 23 children adopted by her parents. Raised in a home with brothers and sisters of different nationalities, she learned early lessons in diversity and applies those in her dynamic presentations. Heather has written ten best-selling books including Pink Lips & Empty Hearts, Silent Seasons and Running On Empty. She is committed to raising a generation of women who are unafraid to live their lives sold out for Jesus. She is married to Cornelius Lindsey and has three beautiful children, Logan, Taylor and Roman Lindsey.
DR. JANICE SJOSTRAND
Dr. Janice Sjostrand is a musician and vocalist. She has opened for the late Ray Charles, and performed for the Arkansas Legislature, the National Prayer Breakfast, and two presidential inaugural prayer services. Janice wrote “Alabaster Box” recorded by CeCe Winans, which won the 2001 Dove Award. Married for 31 years, Janice ministers with her husband at Christian Apostolic Church in Newark, Ohio, where she lives with her family. She continues to travel and is a featured speaker at numerous church conferences nationally and internationally.
More than an artist, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard is an innovative tool of influence with a passion for mentorship. Resulting from this passion came the launch of the iLead Escape (www.theiLeadEscape.com), a global ministry mentorship program that aids 2,000 mentees in sharpening the knowledge and execution of their gifts. In addition to this program, Tasha extended the reach of her mentorship with her debut book, WORSHIP 101, a manual that revisits the basics of worship.
In such a short time, Tasha has seen extraordinary success with accomplishments that include: a Grammy Award, 3 Stellar Awards, and 3 Dove Awards. She notes God’s grace as the reason for it all.