In the late 1990s, Keith was greatly motivated and influenced by a couple of books that he read that were written by successful church planters — Rediscovering Church by Bill and Lynne Hybels, and The Purpose-Driven Church by Rick Warren. This is when the first seed for the "sensitive-seeker" model of doing church was planted.
Dr. Brook Parker-Bello - General Session Speaker
Brook Parker-Bello is a multiple award-winning social innovator who has distinguished herself with her works, addressing different social issues including human trafficking, sexual abuse and mental health. A highly sought-after international speaker, actress, author, CEO, mentor, entrepreneur, curriculum developer and founder of multiple organizations.
The Honorable Constance Berry-Newman - General Session Speaker
Constance Berry Newman is senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Africa Center. She is a member of the faculty of the Masters Series for Distinguished Leaders, co-founded and led by Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner. Newman is best known for her work in addressing issues related to poverty and civil and human rights, as well as advancing democracy around the world.
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner - General Session Speaker
Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner is the CEO and co-founder of Skinner Leadership Institute. She is a trusted advisor, public policy strategist, faith and community leader, author, lecturer, educator, executive coach and mentor, and has made an indelible imprint in American public policy, government, diversity and community relations.