Global Advisory Council 2019
Jesus Global Youth Day August 8 – 10, 2019
Bishop Ef Tendero
Bishop Efraim Manguiat Tendero is the secretary general / CEO of the World Evangelical Alliance. He’s initiated a number of national interfaith dialogues on issues like climate change, anti-human trafficking, clean and honest elections, peace process, and poverty alleviation. He actively represented the Philippines in several interfaith dialogues in Asia, Europe, and the United Nations.
Ron Allen Luce
For over 30 years, Ron Luce has helped lead our youngest generation on the journey to the cross. In addition to helping prepare the next generation of spiritual leaders, Ron also works to help other global leaders engage the 1.8 billion youth of the world. He has written 30 books for youth and their parents; hosts a weekly TV program/YouTube channel; and has spent 22,000 hours face to face with more than 3 million youth at conferences. He has dedicated his life to helping parents and leaders in the church reach the youngest hearts in our communities.
Pastor Robert Morris
Robert Morris is the founding senior pastor of Gateway Church, a multi-campus church in Dallas/Fort Worth. Since it began in 2000, the church has grown to more than 39,000 active members. Robert serves as chairman of the board of The King’s University and is the bestselling author of 14 books.
Dr. Ken Ulmer
Former President of The King’s University in Los Angeles, Dean of The King’s At Oxford Current Presiding Bishop over Macedonia International Bible Fellowship based in Johannesburg, South Africa Dr. Ulmer was consecrated Bishop of Christian Education of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, where he served as a founding member on the Bishops Council. He is the former President of The King’s University in Los Angeles, where he also served as a founding board member, adjunct professor, and Dean of The King’s At Oxford.
Dr. Sammy Rodriguez
National Hispanic Leadership Conference Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, National Association of Evangelicals, Empowered21, PCCNA, and Christianity Today.
CEO Trinity Broadcasting Network Matt Crouch is the next-generation leadership of the Trinity Broadcasting Family of Networks. As a visionary of creative video content, Matt has introduced cutting-edge technology and broadcast platforms that are extending the impact of faith-and-family television to new generations and global demographics.
Pulse Ministries Nick Hall is the visionary of Together, author of the book Reset, and the Founder and Chief Communicator for PULSE. As an evangelistic voice to the next generation, Nick Hall has shared the Gospel at hundreds of events to nearly four million students and is regularly featured as a speaker for pastors’ gatherings, student conferences, training events, and festivals around the world.
Pastor Mats-Ola Ishoel
Senior Pastor of Word of Life Church in Moscow, Russia Mats-Ola Ishoel is the senior pastor of the Word of Life megachurch in Moscow. He's a fluent Russian speaker but prefers to speak English and have his sermon translated to Russian to the all-Russian congregation.
Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev
Russian Orthodox Church Moscow, Russia Hilarion Alfeyev is a Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church. At present, he is the Metropolitan of Volokolamsk, the chairman of the Department of External Church Relations, and a permanent member of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Moscow. He is also a noted theologian, church historian, composer, and published author.
Protopresbyter of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Father Alexander Karloutsos is the assistant to Archbishop Demetrios of America, the spiritual advisor to the Order of Saint Andrew Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America, and the spiritual advisor to Faith: An Endowment for Orthodoxy and Hellenism.
Pastor Jud Wilhite
Senior Pastor of Central Church in Las Vegas, Nevada Jud Wilhite serves as senior pastor of Central Church. Central is dedicated to introducing people to Jesus and helping them follow Him. Jud is a best-selling author who has written several books. His teaching segments are heard nationally on KLOVE radio.
Dr. Glenn Burris
President of the Foursquare Church Glenn Burris Jr. graduated from Mount Vernon Bible College in 1976. He served as youth pastor in Concord, N.C., for a year and, in 1977, became a senior pastor in Macon, Ga. He later pastored a Foursquare church in Cornelius, N.C., and has served as a divisional superintendent and a member of the Foursquare cabinet. He currently serves on the Foursquare board of directors, Foursquare Foundation board and the Life Pacific College board of trustees. He also has served as global chair and is currently co-chair of the Foursquare Global Council.
Dr. Doug Beacham
Presiding Bishop of the International Pentecostal Holiness Denomination Dr. A.D. (Doug) Beacham is the general superintendent and 19th presiding Bishop of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. He is an accomplished leader, writer, teacher, and speaker. He has published six books.
Dr. Elmer Towns
Co-founder of Liberty University Dr. Elmer Towns is a college and seminary professor, an author of popular and scholarly works (the editor of two encyclopedias), a popular seminar lecturer, and dedicated worker in Sunday school. He is also the 1995 recipient of the coveted Gold Medallion Award awarded by the Christian Booksellers Association.
Dr. Gabriel Salguero
Pastor Calvary Church, Orlando, FL President and founder of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC) The Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero is the president and founder of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC). NaLEC is a coalition of Hispanic evangelical churches and non-profits committed to Gospel-centered advocacy. He has served on the White House Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Advisory Council and the board of the National Association of Evangelicals. He is a pastor at Calvario City Church, a Latino-led Assemblies of God multicultural church of about 4,000 people in Orlando, Florida.
Pastor Dennis Balcombe
Revival Fire Church Hong Kong Dennis Balcombe received Jesus Christ as his personal savior in 1961. He has lived in Hong Kong for the past 40+ years. God has greatly used him to bless and strengthen the Chinese church; a church that now has well over one hundred million believers. He speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese.
CEO Medi-Share Ted Squires has spent the past 30 years as a leader in Christian publishing and ministry development. Known in the Christian publishing world as the man for ministries, Ted has developed worldwide Christian products for pastors and ministries that continue to impact lives for Jesus.
Dr. A.R. Bernard
Culture Christian Center Brooklyn, New York Rev. Bernard is a visionary whose teachings have lifted his church, the Christian Cultural Center (CCC), to become New York’s largest house of worship. With more than 45,000 active, engaged members, CCC has emerged as one of America’s fastest growing churches that nurtures and embraces members from all walks of life.
Dr. Prince Guneratnam
General Secretary, Pentecostal World Fellowship Dr. Prince Guneratnam is the senior pastor of Calvary Church, a strong missions church that meets at the Calvary Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He serves on various ministries and advisory boards both nationally and internationally. In recognition for his meritorious service, he was conferred with an honorific title of “Tan Sri” by the King of Malaysia in 2008.
Bishop Opoku Onyinah
The Chairman, The Church of Pentecost Kwadwo Nimfour Opoku Onyinah is a Ghanaian theologian, a minister and televangelist, who chairs a renowned Pentecostal church, the Church of Pentecost in Ghana. [source: wikipedia]
Bishop Edward Grabovenko
Senior Bishop of Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith
Reverend Omar Cabrera Jr.
Senior Pastor of Iglesia Vision De Futuro, Argentina Rev. Omar Cabrera Jr. works tirelessly on his mission to bring all of Argentina to Christ’s feet. His church’s ministry takes him all around the world as he spreads the word of God. In addition to being a successful interpreter for international speakers, Omar is also the co-author of the book What About Home?, which teaches fundamental Christian principles for a successful family life.
Pastor Anwar Fazal
Chairman & Founder of Isaac TV and Eternal Life Television Network, Pakistan Pastor Anwar Fazal began a church years ago with his family and four other members. Today, Anwar’s congregation is the largest in Pakistan with more than 15,000 people attending Sunday services. Anwar also launched the first Christian satellite television show in 2006 called ISSAC TELEVISION, and it is now broadcast in over 70 countries. Following the show’s success, Anwar then created a powerful English television network, Eternal Life Television Network, which features worship hours, children’s programs, and spiritual messages.
President of Christian Research Institute, Charlotte, North Carolina Hank Hanegraaff is a Christian author and radio talk-show host. As the president of the Christian Research Institute, Hank works to equip Christians worldwide with carefully researched information that will encourage them in their walk with God. He shares his research on faith through insightful and inspiring videos, articles, and podcasts.
Dr. Jay Strack
President & Founder of Student Leadership University, Orlando, Florida Dr. Jay Strack is the president and founder of Student Leadership University, the premiere global leadership training for students, and the author of several highly acclaimed books, including: The Three Success Secrets of Shamgar. As a volunteer and international speaker, Jay believes that giving students the right tools allows them to overcome difficult pasts to create an inspiring future built on faith and love for Christ.
Dr. Billy Wilson
President Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma Dr. William M. Wilson is helping build Holy Spirit-empowered leaders through whole person education to impact the world with God’s healing. With three decades of executive leadership experience, Wilson is recognized as a global influencer and dynamic speaker with unwavering ethics, strong business acumen, and an undeniable passion for equipping new generations.
Dr. David Burrows
Pastor Bahamas Faith Ministries, Bahamas Dr. Dave Burrows is currently Youth Pastor and president of Youth Alive Ministries. A lifetime youth and family specialist and one of the foremost authorities in the world on youth and youth ministry development Dr. Burrows has also served on three occasions as chairman of the Bahamas National Youth Advisory Council, a group which advises the Bahamas Government on youth matters. Through the years Dave has revolutionized youth ministry in the Bahamas and many areas of the world through a variety of unconventional programs that have impacted, gangs, drug users, troubled youth as well as everyday young people. [www.daveburrowsinternational.com]
DR. Paul Dhinakaran
Dr. Paul was appointed by the Government of India as a member of the National Monitoring Committee for Minority Education and as a Governing Council member of the Education For Each, child program. He is also the Chancellor of the Karunya Institute of Technology in India, founded in 1986 where 8000 students study Science and Technology, Engineering, Arts, Media, and Management courses. It is ranked among the first 50 Institutions in India. Nearly 27,000 have graduated with undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D degrees. The Institute, is engaged in cutting edge research work in the areas of Food, Water, Health care and Energy, to solve the problems of humanity.
Dr. Connie Kivuti
Connie Kivuti (Rev.), ACIArb, is currently serving as the General Secretary of the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya, an umbrella body of the evangelical churches in Kenya. Before she joined EAK she was engaged in various initiatives for empowering and building the capacity for women and youth. She has had extensive experience working with churches and faith-based organizations in the areas of mentoring and mentor training, leadership and entrepreneurial skills development, and civic education. She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb) and trained as a Mediator. She is also a published author and has written a book titled “Paused Lives: How to Flourish, Dream and Get Your Life Back into…Play”. She sits on the Program and Arrangements Committee (PAC) of the Africa Society of Evangelical Theology (ASET), a community of Evangelicals in Africa engaged in the full spectrum of theological scholarship for the benefit of the Church and society.
General Secretary of the Synod of The Church of North India, Delhi, India
One World Argentina