Conference Speakers

Dr. Dharius Daniels

Dharius Daniels is a cultural architect and trend- setter for his generation. He is an innovative leader, a strategic thinker, and an articulate and prolific preacher. He is the founder and Lead Pastor of Change Church with locations in New Jersey, Florida, and California. This is a vibrant ministry that impacts people of all ages, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds. Pastor Dharius has developed a Breathtaking Ministry concept that describes the standard of excellence at Change Church: a standard that is apparent in his commitment to not only ministry but also education. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ, and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Dr. Dharius is a certified personal coach with a versatile gift, and speaks frequently in seminaries and churches across the country. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Evangelicals. He is married to Shameka Daniels and they are the proud parents of two sons Dharius Seth and Gabriel Micah Daniels.

Bishop Joseph Walker

Bishop Joseph Warren Walker, III, is the Senior Pastor of the historic Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Nashville, Tennessee. He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana to Deacon Joseph and Mrs. Rosa Walker. Bishop Walker received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. He holds two honorary Doctorates from Meharry Medical College and Southern University, respectively. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Meharry Medical College and Citizens Savings Bank; in October 2016, he was appointed by TN Governor Bill Haslem to serve as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Tennessee State University. He is also a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity. Bishop Walker currently serves as the International Presiding Bishop in the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, International. In July 2013, he was chosen to succeed the founding International Presiding Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr. In 1992, at the age of 24, Bishop Walker began his pastorate at Mt. Zion with 175 members. Presently, the ministry has grown to over 30,000 and continues to grow at a phenomenal rate of over 2,000 souls per year. Under his leadership, Mt. Zion has expanded beyond its original location on historic Jefferson Street to eight weekly services in three physical locations and also includes a worldwide virtual church location www.mtzionanywhere.tv which ministers to millions around the world, as well as a weekly broadcast on BET that reaches over 25 million viewers worldwide. A prolific writer, “Bishop,” as he is fondly called, is the author of eleven books. He and his wife, Dr. Stephaine, co-authored book number eight, Becoming A Couple of Destiny. His latest book was released in January 2018, entitled, No Opportunity Wasted: The Art of Execution. From the ivory halls of the academy to corporate boardrooms, even to the hallowed pews of our places of worship, NOW inundates you with practical strategies about how to execute vision. Your vision means nothing if it is dormant in some theoretical space but never comes down to the real world of practicality and implementation. His inspiring messages make him a sought-after university commencement speaker. Bishop Walker is a regular guest on the Rickey Smiley Radio Show as well as a host of other nationally syndicated radio shows that reach millions across the United States. He also has been a guest on CNN, The CBS Morning News, The Roland Martin Show and authors a monthly Op-Ed in the Tennessean Tribune, entitled, Reset. He is married to the former Dr. Stephaine M. Hale, who is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology at Vanderbilt University. Both agree that their most joyous accomplishments to date has been the birth of their daughter, Jovanni Willow, who was born in May 2012, and their son, Joseph Warren Walker, IV, born February 2018.

Pastor Keion Henderson

Keion Henderson is the founder and Senior Pastor of one of the fastest growing churches in America, The Lighthouse Church of Houston. His ministry spans the globe, having ministered around the world to audiences across the US and abroad in London and Africa. He was called to ministry in 1995 at the age of 14, just prior to his freshman year of high school. He attended Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne in his home state of Indiana, and quickly distinguished himself as an athlete and campus leader. His commitment to excellence has earned him numerous awards and distinctions for athletics, leadership, philanthropy, missions and ministry. Pastor Keion Henderson is a pillar of faith, a loving husband to Lady Felecia Henderson, a father of three beautiful daughters and a beacon of hope to countless lives across the world.

Pastor Chandler Bailey

A powerful voice for today's youth, Chandler Scotland Bailey serves as Youth Pastor for Right Direction Church International’s EPIC Student Ministries. His heart is committed to seeing the lives of young people changed by the delivering power of Jesus Christ. Chandler's zeal and passion for young people is fueled by his own challenges as a youth and transformation to become sold out for Christ. In addition to actively serving in his church, Chandler impacts young lives as a counselor for his alma mater Dutch Fork High School and Irmo High School. He masterfully uses his love for the Hip-Hop Culture to deliver the Word of God practically for young people. Chandler's infusion of the two propels teenagers to take their lives to another level. A 2007 graduate of North Greenville University (NGU) with a Bachelor's Degree in Media Ministry, Chandler played football with the championship winning NGU Crusaders. He earned a Master of Christian Ministry from NGU in 2016, and shares his journey with his life partner and wife Audria. They are the proud parents of two children, Aleina and Righteous Bailey.

Simon T. Bailey

Simon T. Bailey is a Breakthrough Strategist whose life's purpose is to teach 1 billion+ people how to be fearless and create their futures. He equips companies with the tools necessary to effect cultural transformation resulting in higher employee engagement and platinum customer service experiences. He challenges individuals to dig deep to find and release their inner brilliance and become Chief Breakthrough Officers - personally and professionally. With more than 30 years' experience in the hospitality industry, including serving as sales director for Disney Institute, Simon knows how to engage and inspire leaders and team members through his keynotes, workshops, books and online courses. He has personally worked with more than 1,700 organizations in 46 countries. Simon has been named one of the top 25 people who will help you reach your business and life goals by SUCCESS magazine, joining a list that includes Brene Brown, Tony Robbins and Oprah Winfrey. He is the author of ten books including his most recent release, Be the SPARK: Five Platinum Service Principles for Creating Customers for Life. His courses on Lynda.com, Building Business Relationships, Finding a Sponsor, and Leading Through Relationships, have been viewed by thousands of people worldwide. His Goalcast video has over 85 million views. Simon holds a Master's degree from Faith Christian University and was inducted as an honorary member of the University of Central Florida Golden Key Honor Society. When he is not working, Simon spends quality time with his two active teenagers, roots for the Buffalo Bills, and serves as a board member for the U.S. Dream Academy, Orlando Health Foundation, and Worldmaker.

November 6th - 8th

12pm & 7pm nightly | 3506 Broad River Rd. | Columbia SC 29210