coming february 22 & 23
Born on the south side of Chicago, LaMorris Crawford was only ten months old when his mother was shot to death at the young age of seventeen; to this day he still has no idea who his father is. Growing up without parents, in poverty and a city of violence, LaMorris found his own way of survival through gangs, drugs, popularity, and basketball.
Although he was a popular athlete, this attention could not fill the void in his life. When LaMorris was nineteen years old he had an encounter with Jesus Christ that changed him forever. Christ completely changed the course of his life. The first in his family to attend college, LaMorris earned both an undergraduate and graduate degree.
Today, LaMorris and his wife Megan have four beautiful children, and they serve as the team chaplains to the Cincinnati Bengals. He has a passion for preaching, communicating clearly and effectively the Word of God by sharing with others how God can also do an incredible work in their lives.
Lee Cummings is the founding Senior Pastor of Radiant Church in Kalamazoo, MI and Senior Leader of Radiant Network, a family of like-minded churches spread across North America. He is also the author of Be Radiant, a prophetic call for the church to arise and shine as the light of the world, becoming a Radiant City on a hill. Lee is married to Jane, his wife of twenty-five years. Together they have three grown children and one son-in-law: Ashley (Zach), Jared and Tiffany.
After a life dominated by drugs and alcohol as a young person, Jon gave his life to Christ at Radiant Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan as a 24-year-old. After attending Rhema Bible Training Center, Jon and his wife Kendra returned to Kalamazoo where they served as Youth Pastors. Jon was the Radiant Church Youth Pastor for 11 years and currently serves as the Senior Associate Pastor. Jon is a gifted communicator with a genuine love for people. His passion is to help others in the body of Christ connect with God through prayer, the word, and a deeper understanding of the love of God.
Chris Blankenship serves as lead Pastor at Power and Praise Worship Center in Hazel Park. He and his wife Michelle have 3 sons, and 3 grandchildren, with one more on the way!
Pastor Chris was “called to ministry” as a young man. He has served in many areas of the church. He began in Worship Ministry, transitioned and served as Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor and planted a church in South Warren.
In 2014 he was appointed as lead Pastor of Power and Praise Worship Center. Under his leadership Power and Praise has seen unity, growth, a culture of excellence and a united vision. Pastor Chris has a sincere heart for the church, a love for community, the desire to see souls saved and a passion to identify and equip leaders to serve in the body. He has a way of making everyone feel like family.
All sessions include worship led by The Woods Church worship team, and a message from gifted ministers from across the midwest.
Friday, February 22
SESSION ONE: Lee Cummings
Late Night (competition, pizza, hang out)
saturday, February 23
SESSION TWO: Jon Zondervan
SESSION THREE: Chris Blankenship
SESSION FOUR: Lamorris Crawford
DIRECTIONS & ACCOMODATIONS
Conference Location: The Woods Church
14300 13 Mile Road, Warren, MI
The Woods Church is located in Warren, MI, about 25 minutes north of Detroit. Parking is easily accessable.
Holiday Inn Express
This brand-new hotel is neighbors with Target, a movie theater, and lots of food options. Just a 10 minute drive to the conference.
Hampton Inn & Suites
This newer hotel is centrally located by many restuarnts, including Starbucks right out the front door. Also a quick drive to the conference.
PARTNER CHURCH RESOURCES
Are you interested in bringing the men from your church to the conference? Here are some digital resources to help with getting the word out!