Meet Our Main Session Speakers
Oneya Fennell Okuwobi is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology studying race and religion at The Ohio State University. Oneya’s research interrogates how diverse organizations impact racial inequality. Along with her husband, Oladele, Oneya is founding elder of 21st Century Church, a church plant in Cincinnati, OH. She is co-author of Multiethnic Conversations: An Eight-Week Journey toward Unity in Your Church. It is the first personal devotional and small group study on multiethnic life and church designed for people in the pews. You can find Oneya @Ookuwobi or Transcendculture.com.
Randy and his wife Sandy have been married for 30 years and have three adult sons. After serving churches in Stanwood, WA and Everett, WA, they have spent the last 16 years serving as the Lead Pastors of a vibrant, multi-ethnic, multi-generational and socio-economically diverse congregation in Beaverton, Oregon, which is focused on serving the community, planting churches, and actively engaging in world missions. Randy is known for his practical teaching, humor, authenticity, and love for the people he serves. In May 2019, Randy was selected as the next U.S. Foursquare President.
Keith Jenkins was born in Baltimore, MD, served as a United StatesMarine for ten years, where he answered a calling into the ministry. Keith and his lovely wife Coco have been married for 30yrs and have three children. Together they have served in ministry at Trinity Christian Center, SanMarcos, CA as Youth Pastors, Associate Pastors, and AssistantPastors. From there they were sent to Eugene OR where Jubilee World Outreach was re-planted. Keith also served as a mentor/father figure for the University of Oregon Basketball & Football team from 1997 until April 2009. He also served as the Missional Director in the Greater Los Angeles District for Foursquare. Keith currently serves on the pastoral team of Beaverton Foursquare Church, while remaining the Apostolic covering for New Life LA in Los Angeles, CA. Keith is a passionate, inspiring, bold and humorous communicator who has the ability to connect cross-culturally. Through his personal testimony and transparent delivery of the gospel many are saved, healed and inspired to passionately serve theLord.
Nate became the lead pastor of Faith Chapel in 2013. He and his family have been in Billings since the spring of 2012. Nate graduated from Eugene Bible College and then from Multnomah Seminary with a Masters in Biblical Studies.
He loves the people he works with and loves seeing people meet Jesus and have their lives transformed - this is his vision for doing ministry.
Bo Stern-Brady is a sought-after speaker, writer and a teaching pastor at Westside Church in Bend, Oregon. She possesses a unique gift of making complex theology accessible and exciting and loves finding new ways to help people fall in love with the Word of God. Bo is also a mom to four kids and a grandma to the coolest boys ever. She is also passionately involved in raising awareness and funding for research for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s), a disease that took her husband’s life in 2015.
Brooks has been a Foursquare pastor for over 15 years, beginning with college ministry at the Onyx House in Eugene before moving to Everett, Washington. After serving as an associate pastor at New Life Church, Brooks and his wife Christy moved back to Eugene to be the lead pastors at Westside Faith Center.
Brooks holds a undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and a Masters degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and is an adjunct professor at New Hope Christian College and Northwest Christian University. Brooks and Christy enjoy living in Eugene with their four children Jeremiah, William, Dawson, and Noel.
Ted was raised in Seattle, Washington and came to know Christ as a teenager. He and his wife Dawn (a fellow missionary) have three grown children: Grace, Mercy, and Daniel.
Prior to his appointment as director of Foursquare Missions International in September 2016, Ted served as area missionary of the North America Region, Director of Global Foursquare Disaster Relief, Coordinator of U.S. Missions, and Coordinator of Urban & Multicultural Ministries in the USA. He has been with Foursquare Missions as an area missionary since 2001 and has been involved in world missions since 1988 when he spent a season in Japan, followed by a number of years in Central Mexico. He has also served as a senior pastor and regional leader of Hispanic churches in Colorado.
Gabe was born in Hollywood, California and grew up in Los Angeles. Gabe committed his life to Jesus his sophomore year in high school, and also accepted the call to ministry soon after. During his college years Gabe attended and served in ministry training at the Foursquare Church, Eugene Faith Center. In 1995 Gabe and his wife Nicole were sent to Oak Harbor, Washington and were youth pastors at Living Word Fellowship for 5 years. In June of 2000 they were sent back to Springfield, Oregon to continue youth ministry at Springfield Faith Center and to begin the development of planting a church, Westside Faith Center. The church was founded in 2003 and grew to 400 people before serving in the Northwest District until being appointed to the NPD. Gabe has a Masters of Arts in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Meet Our Pre-Conference Accelerate Speaker
Brad Williams is a pastor, speaker, church planter, leader, and coach. He currently serves as lead pastor at Summit Spokane, a growing church with two locations in Spokane, Washington. Passionate about church planting, he serves as the Director of Foursquare Multiply West Coast and is the Global City Coordinator for Foursquare’s efforts in New York City. He and his wife, Cheri, have been married for over 20 years, have two daughters in college and one in high school, and they are blessed to call the Pacific Northwest ‘home’.
ACCELERATE: MISSIONAL CONTEXTUALIZATION AND KINGDOM EVALUATION
Local church leaders frequently wrestle with ambiguity surrounding ministry ’success’. What is success? How do we define a ‘win’? How do we evaluate our effectiveness?
In this Accelerate Training we will be taking a deep dive into our understanding of the mission of God. We will discuss and reconsider the way we contextualize the gospel in our communities and we will unpack new ways of evaluating and developing strategic anchors for the ministries we lead.
Jochen has been married to Brigitte for 30 years, and has 4 children. He has a B.A. in theology (Covenant College UK) and an M.A. and PhD in Intercultural Studies (NCIU, USA). His main subjects are leadership development and intercultural mentoring (Ph.D. thesis). He formerly worked in larger companies as financial controller in the area of strategic planning. For 12 years he was the manager and CEO of a company which was running different nursing homes. In 1999 he became the pastor to “Gemeinde in der Konkordia“ Bühl (Baden). In addition, Jochen is the Founder and president of the academy of biblical studies in cooperation with NCIU, Florida. Currently, he serves as the National Leader of Foursquare Germany, as well as a coach, consultant and instructor.
Frank was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in Glendale, CA, which allowed him the unique opportunity to become bilingual and bicultural. In 1989, after finishing his theological education, he was appointed as Senior Pastor of Dayspring Christian Fellowship. It has grown to become a multi-site church with 6 campuses that serves both the English and Spanish speaking communities. He has as served the Foursquare Church as a coach and mentor of pastors and churches in the area of Church Revitalization and as the Regional Director of Hispanic Ministries of SoCal. In 2013 he was asked to serve as Senior Pastor of La Iglesia En El Camino in Van Nuys, CA. He and his wife have been married for 24 years and enjoy life together alongside their two teenage children.