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September 27-29, 2017

Chattanooga Convention Center | Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Church of God of Prophecy in North America is coming TOGETHER for this unique conference experience for pastors, church leaders, and their spouses. You’ll have the opportunity to network and fellowship with ministry from across the nation, experience anointed worship, and be challenged by presentations from featured speakers sharing on topics such as ministry in the small church, current trends affecting local church ministry, health issues confronting pastors, church safety, and more.

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Early Bird Bonuses!
When you register for the TOGETHER CONFERENCE by May 31 you will take home an audio drop card of the entire conference FREE ($150 value); and FREE registration to the Imagine Leadership Summit ($75 value), September 26 & 27. Don’t delay, seating is limited!

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Tim Coalter

General Presbyter: North America Ministries

Bishop Tim Coalter serves as the General Presbyter of North America Ministries for the Church of God of Prophecy. He is a leader of leaders, giving oversight to twenty-six state/regional overseers who connect directly with more than 1700 local churches throughout the US and Canada.

He has given himself to full-time ministry since 1979, having served in the pastorate for 27 years before his appointment as state overseer of South Carolina where he served until his selection as North America General Presbyter in 2014. Bishop Coalter also serves on a number of boards and committees, most recently having been selected to serve as a member of the Executive Committee for the PCCNA (Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America).

Tim and his wife Kelly have been blessed with three children and eight grandchildren.

Bishop Sam N. Clements

General Overseer

Bishop Sam N. Clements was born on August 4, 1942 in Stewart County, Northwest Tennessee. He was raised on a small farm and is well acquainted with the hardships of rural life in Tennessee. At age 12 he came to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. He joined the Church of God of Prophecy in 1955.

He accepted the call to full-time Christian service in 1962, received license as a minister the next year, and was ordained as a Bishop in 1972. In addition to his 28 years of pastoral ministry he was appointed State Overseer to Arkansas/Oklahoma and, later, to North Carolina, between 1993 and 2000. Recommended by his peers and approved by the full International Presbytery, he served as North American General Presbyter for 14 years (2000 – 2014). He has extensive experience working with the Church’s international, state, and regional boards and committees and has traveled widely throughout the United States and Canada, and outside North America, to the Caribbean, Central America, Eastern Europe, and South America. He completed studies at the Church’s Bible Training Institute and holds an honorary doctorate from Kingsbury Bible College in Florida.

At the 98th International Assembly Bishop Clements was accepted in “one accord” as General Overseer after being identified as a “leader among leaders” through the moving of the Spirit and the consent of the International Presbytery. His passion is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to help in leading the Church of God of Prophecy into fulfilling the Great Commission in greater measure. He lives in Cleveland, Tennessee, with his wife, Linda Cathey Clements (married 1961). They are blessed with three sons: Greg, Gary (deceased), and Gerald, along with three beautiful daughters-in-law and seven grandchildren.

Karl Vaters

Pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, Fountain Valley, California
Author of The Grasshopper Myth

Karl Vaters is the author of the book, The Grasshopper Myth: Big Churches, Small Churches and the Small Thinking That Divides Us. On his blog Pivot, he writes about Innovative Leadership from a Small Church Perspective for ChristianityToday.com several times a week. He’s also the founder of NewSmallChurch.com, a ministry that encourages, connects and equips innovative Small Church pastors.

Karl’s passion is neither to help pastors grow churches bigger or to settle for less. He believes Small Churches are not a problem, a virtue or an excuse. They just are. And they can be pastored well.

His heart is to help pastors of Small Churches (about 90% of churches) find the resources to pastor their current church well, and to capitalize on the unique advantages that come with pastoring a Small Church – something virtually every pastor will spend at least some of their ministry years doing. He also believes that big and small churches can and should work together more often – to the benefit of each.

Karl has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years and has been the lead pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley, California for over 23 years.

David Kinnaman

President of Barna Research

David Kinnaman is the author of the bestselling books Good Faith, You Lost Me and unChristian. He is president of Barna Group, a leading research and communications company that works with churches, nonprofits, and businesses ranging from film studios to financial services. Since 1995, David has directed interviews with nearly one million individuals and overseen hundreds of U.S. and global research studies. He and his wife live in California with their three children.

Trevor Reid

Pastor, Bridge of Hope, Greensboro, NC

Trevor Reid is the lead pastor of the Bridge of Hope Church in Greensboro, NC. He regularly leads mission trips to Sierra Leone to build and renovate primary and secondary schools, plant churches and train millennial leaders. He has a B.S. in education from Nyack College and a Masters of Divinity from Liberty Theological Baptist Seminary. Trevor and his lovely wife Aileen have been married for 19 years and they are the blessed parents of Joshua, David, and Alexa.

Dr. David Ferguson

President, Great Commandment Network

Dr. Ferguson serves as the Executive Director for several U.S. and global initiatives focused on living out the great commission and the great commandment. He was ordained into pastoral ministry in 1979 and served in local church ministry for 10 years before transitioning into para-church ministry.

Dr. James Marcum

Chattanooga Heart Institute

Dr. Marcum earned his degree in medicine from the University of Texas at San Antonio and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Medical Center of Delaware. He completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Kentucky at Lexington.

Dr. Marcum was honored by the Medical Center of Delaware Research Competition. He was named Outstanding Fellow Teacher by the Department of Internal Medicine at University of Kentucky at Lexington.

Dr. Marcum previously practiced clinical medicine in Columbia, Tennessee, and in the Cincinnati area. He has published articles on Alzheimer’s disease, blunt trauma to the chest wall, and polymyositis. He is the author of Heartwise, a book dedicated to patient education, and Heartbeat, a book focusing on the Biblical approach to understanding and treating heart disease. Dr. Marcum is the director of, and speaker for, HeartWise Ministries.

Dr. Marcum is board certified in cardiology and is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology.

Tom Saccenti

Chief of Police, Furman University

Tom Saccenti serves as Chief of Police at Furman University. He holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, a Master’s Degree in Higher Education from Upper Iowa University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Trine University and an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the Marion Technical College. He has served as both a municipal police chief and a campus police chief. He has also served as a police detective and Uniformed Crime Investigator for the State of Ohio. He is the current President of the National Association of Campus Safety Administrators. He is the founder of the S.A.F.E. active shooter response program and has trained over 25,000 individuals in the program and has certified over 300 instructors throughout the united states. Chief Saccenti and his wife reside in Greenville, SC and have 5 children. He serves as the children’s minister at College Park Church and is a recipient of the Medal of Valor, Medal of Courage and is an inductee of the MTC Alumni Hall of Fame.

Noel Castellanos

President, CCDA

Noel has worked in full-time ministry in Latino, urban communities since 1982. He has served in youth ministry, church planting, advocacy and community development in San Francisco, San Jose, and Chicago.

After serving on the Board of the Christian Community Development Association for many years, he established the CCDA Institute, which equips emerging church leaders in the philosophy of Christian Community Development, and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of CCDA.

Noel was appointed to serve on President Obamaʼs Council for Faith and Neighborhood Partnerships, and is a highly sought after speaker, motivator, and mentor to young leaders throughout the USA, and has a deep passion to serve and invest in the lives of leaders committed to serving the poor.

Noel is the co-author of A Heart for the Community, New Models for Urban and Suburban Ministry, and has contributed to various other books and publications, including Deep Justice in a Broken World, A Heart for the City, and Crazy Enough to Care.

He and his wife, Marianne, have three children; Noel Luis, Stefan, and Anna, and make their home in the barrio of La Villita in Chicago.

Lee Singers

Musical Guests

Lee Singers
Lee Singers is an auditioned mixed choral ensemble of 45 vocalists and 9 band members. This dynamic choral ensemble tours the United States and world, performing a wide range of musical styles including sacred choral works, praise and worship, traditional choral, patriotic songs, and gospel favorites.