PASTORS & LEADERS

SUMMIT

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Crossroad Community Church
Georgetown, DE
8:15am: Doors Open
9:00am-12:30pm: Summit Program
12:30-2:30pm: Lunch, Book Signing, and Resource Tables

Equipping, encouragement, generational Kingdom connections, and so much more – that’s the Summit. There’s no other event like it.

More than ever, it’s important for us to gather in unity, to be equipped to navigate this post-truth culture, to be encouraged, and to cover one another in prayer.

Register for the Summit below. Consider sponsoring a table for $400 to reserve 8 seats for your guests. Invite your church leadership and other influencers in your circles. Table sponsorship will increase to $550 after February 15th; don’t delay!

our 2023 Speakers

Michael P. Farris

Michael Farris is counselor to the CEO and president of Alliance Defending Freedom. Drawing on his experience as the former CEO, Farris provides strategic analysis and advice to ADF’s CEO on a broad range of issues, with special emphasis on parental rights and international issues. Before joining ADF, Farris was founding president of both the Home School Legal Defense Association (1983) and Patrick Henry College (2000) and continues to serve as chairman of the board of HSLDA and chancellor emeritus of PHC. Farris has specialized in constitutional appellate litigation. In that capacity, he has argued before the appellate courts of 13 states, eight federal circuit courts of appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court, where in 2018 he successfully argued NIFLA v. Becerra, resulting in a free speech victory for California’s pro-life pregnancy centers. Farris has testified many times before both the House and Senate. He was an executive committee member of the Coalition for the Free Exercise of Religion that successfully lobbied Congress for the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993. He also has substantial experience in international religious freedom advocacy. Farris is the author of over 15 books, as well as law review and other scholarly and popular articles. He and his wife, Vickie, have 10 children and many grandchildren.

Virginia Prodan

Virginia Prodan is an International Human Rights Attorney, a sought-after International Speaker, and an Author at Tyndale. Virginia Prodan's memoir - Saving My Assassin - is the story of growing up in Socialist/Communist Romania and the victories that came while under persecution. Her ministry focuses on educating the public on religious / Christian discrimination, persecution, attacks and even anti-Christian violence in America. Virginia's story is a catalyst for learning to be courageous. Her story urges all who hear it to be part of the mission of supporting those harmed for their faith in Christ; holding accountable those who are responsible; and securing significant victories and penalties on any persecutors of Christians. Virginia Prodan, an allied attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, graduated from Bucharest Law School in Romania with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree and from S.M.U. Law School in Dallas, TX with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree and a Master of Laws (LL.M International ) degree.

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Past Speakers

Bob Vander Plaats

Bob Vander Plaats is President and CEO of The FAMiLY LEADER in Iowa.  His leadership and voice for the family is frequently noted and his comments are widely requested by a vast array of national and international media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and many others. In addition to being an author, Bob is a highly sought after speaker. His passion to make a difference is contagious and his insight intriguing as he weaves lessons from his various experiences and leadership successes in education, in health care and human services, in politics, in business and in ministry.

Walt Heyer

Author, speaker, and founder of "SexChangeRegret.com", Walt Heyer lived as a woman for eight years before being radically transformed by the truth. He is now married and passionate about helping others who regret their so-called "gender change." Walt Heyer is equally passionate about protecting children from following this same path of irreversible medical interventions. He has important warnings about the prevalence of this trans ideology, and how it takes hold of children without parents' knowledge.

Abby Johnson

Former Planned Parenthood director turned powerful international pro-life leader, Abby Johnson is the main character depicted in the movie "Unplanned," which continues to be a powerful tool to change hearts and minds. Her story of redemption also resulted in the ministry "And Then There Were None," which reaches abortion workers to help them see a way out of the industry and find alternate employment.

George Barna

George Barna has filled executive roles in politics, marketing, advertising, media development, research and ministry. He founded the Barna Research Group in 1984 (now The Barna Group) and helped it become a leading marketing research firm focused on the intersection of faith and culture before selling it in 2009. Through the Barna Group, George has served several hundred parachurch ministries, thousands of Christian churches, and many other non-profit and for-profit organizations as well as the U.S. military. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the American Culture and Faith Institute (a division of United in Purpose), and is President of Metaformation, a faith development organization.

Matt Sharp

Matt Sharp serves as senior counsel and state government relations national director with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he focuses on state and local legislative matters. Since joining ADF in 2010, Sharp has also worked on important cases advancing religious freedom and free speech. He has won cases upholding the rights of students to form religious clubs, invite classmates to church, and even perform a religious song at a school talent show. He authored an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of nearly 9,000 students, parents, and community members asking the Court to uphold students’ right to privacy against government intrusion.

Other Past Speakers:

Bob Vander Plaats,  President and CEO of The FAMiLY LEADER

John Stonestreet of The Colson Center

Ryan Bomberger of Radiance Foundation

Dr. Roger Erdvig

The Benham Brothers

Dr. Jeff Myers of Summit Ministries

Dr. Sebastian Gorka

Jordan Lorence VP, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADFLegal.org)

Christiana Holcomb Sr. Attorney, ADFLegal.org

Kellie Fiedorek Sr. Attorney, ADFLegal.org

Ryan Johnson VP ADFLegal.org

Chief Kelvin Cochran

Barronelle Stutzman

Tony Perkins President, FRC.org

Pastor Jim Garlow

David Barton of Wallbuilders

Bishop EW Jackson

Dr. Mark Harris

Bishop Harry Jackson

The Honorable Mike Johnson (LA)