A physician with a busy practice, a mom with two energetic boys, a dean at a UM seminary, a district superintendent, these are people unashamed of our Lord and they are just some of the passionate people who led us at the 2018 WCA Global Gathering!

Bishop Mike Lowry

Central Texas Conference

Bishop Lowry leads the Central Texas Annual Conference/Fort Worth Episcopal Area. He has steadfastly and openly supported the Wesleyan Covenant Association since its inception. Bishop Lowry will be the Global Gathering’s opening speaker during our time of worship.

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Dr. Leah Hidde-Gregory

Central Texas Conference

Leah currently serves as district superintendent of the Central District of the Central Texas Annual Conference. Leah will explore what it means to be unashamed of Christ and his claims in the world today.

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Rev. Dr. David Watson

United Theological Seminary

David is academic dean and vice president for academic affairs and associate professor of New Testament at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. David will help us winsomely defend the truth and hope of Scripture.

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Bishop Scott Jones

Texas Conference

Bishop Jones leads the Texas Annual Conference/Houston Episcopal Area. He recently argued before the Judicial Council that all plans developed by the Commission on a Way Forward should come before the General Conference, paving the way for the Traditional plan to be considered. Bishop Jones will inspire us to stand unashamed for the Gospel.

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Dr. Carlos Alarcon

Lay Member of Mt. Bethel UMC

Dr. Alarcon is a leading medical doctor in the Atlanta metropolitan area and a passionate lay member at Mt. Bethel UMC. Carlos will challenge us to be unashamed for Christ in the midst of a post-modern world.

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Rev. Dr. Joy Moore

Flint Bethel UMC

Joy is the lead pastor and ecclesial storyteller at Bethel UMC in Flint, Michigan. A passionate and learned preacher, Joy will teach us how to boldly live as mature and grace-filled Christians who are shaped by the power of Scripture.

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Rev. Madeline Carassco-Henners

Wesleyan Covenant Association

Madeline is an elder in the Rio Texas Annual Conference currently pursuing her doctorate at United Theological Seminary. In the midst of great uncertainty Madeline will challenge us to stand unashamed for the future of the Methodist movement.

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Bishop Kasap Owan

South Congo Episcopal Area

Bishop Owan leads the South Congo Episcopal Area.  He was one of the founders of the Africa Initiative, and leads an episcopal area that includes more than 1.1 million United Methodists.  Bishop Owan will speak during the closing worship of the Global Gathering and lead the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

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