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Bishop TD Jakes Announces 2014 International Pastors & Leadership Conference Assembling Influential Leaders Within The Global Faith-Based Community

Theme "Branching Out" Promises to Expand Ministry Impact Beyond Church Walls

Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter's House and global influencer, is hosting his 2014 International Pastors & Leadership Conference, March 6th - 8th, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The conference aims to help church leaders to transform their ministries and strengthen their organizational infrastructures to serve their communities within an increasingly complex society.

Within the core curriculums of: Technology, Leadership, Fine Arts and Administrative Support, the highly anticipated gathering of faith-based experts will equip church executives, leaders and staffs with executive strategies intended to boost their ministries during an ever-changing global and economic landscape.  Taking heed to the 2014 "Branching Out" theme, Bishop Jakes moves beyond the conventional barriers by bringing together culturally, ethnically and denominationally diverse leaders to Orlando to speak to a wide-range of perspectives, expertise and leadership.

"We want to ensure the next generation of leaders maximizes their potential and believe in their dream enough to be exposed to this level of teaching by legends in the faith" Bishop Jakes remarked. "Developing people is one of the most important things a leader can do. Equipping yourself as a leader but failing to develop the organizational structure under you can cause unnecessary struggles for any organization. This conference provides that opportunity for individuals to strengthen those behind-the-scene aspects that often keep leaders from reaching their dreams."

Several thousand are expected to convene at the annual three-day event. For more than 15 years, leaders, church executives, lay-ministers, support staff and fine-arts leaders have come from all corners of the globe to hear from some of the world's most knowledgeable leaders and gain revelatory principles to learn how to grow their ministries.

This year's conference marks the second year T.D. Jakes School of Leadership , powered by Regent University will be present and the first year the University will conduct graduation ceremonies for individuals who have successfully completed the executive course program.

Besides Bishop Jakes, keynote speakers include Bishop Charles Blake (pastor of West Angeles Church of God in Christ), Pastor Brian Houston, senior pastor of Hillsong Church in Australia, Dr. E. Dewey Smith, senior pastor & teacher of The House of Hope Atlanta, Apostle Frederick K.C. Price, founder of Crenshaw Christian Center (CCC) in Los Angeles, and Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, founder of Kingsway International Christian Center.

Dr. Cynthia James and Bishop Vashti McKenzie will lecture at the conference, while general session speakers include Mrs. Serita A. Jakes (Potter's House first lady), Bishop Alfred Owens, Pastor Any Thompson, and Dr. Samuel Chand.

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