Lisa has a big heart for people in need and her authentic and passionate teachings weave profound biblical truths with practical application. A New York Times best-selling author, her books are in the hands of millions worldwide. Lisa and her husband John, who often comes to Word of Life, are the founders of Messenger International, an organization committed to developing uncompromising followers of Christ who transform their world. When Lisa is not traveling the globe, you’ll find her in Colorado with her four sons, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.
Tommy Barnett pastors Dream City in Phoenix, Arizona, with its 10,000 members. He is also a founder and one of the pastors of Dream Center in Los Angeles. They focus on reaching out to the most vulnerable members of society, like the homeless, drug addicts and orphans. Tommy Barnett serves as a mentor for several well-known preachers and is known for his huge fatherly heart that touches both young and old. His messages are always those of hope and faith and are often on the theme of how little that is needed of you in order for God to do something great through you.
Joakim Lundqvist is the senior pastor of Word of Life Church, and a highly esteemed speaker in many churches and countries. With his passion and creative sermons that stay long in the heart and mind, he inspires to a Jesus-centered lifestyle that reaches out to others. He is also the founder of New Generation in Sweden, one of the largest youth organizations in the nation.
Mosaic MSC is a worship band born out of Mosaic, a church in the very heart of Los Angeles, CA. Their music embodies the ethos of Mosaic’s tribe and culture, carrying the sound of their church and their city. They are passionate about expressing faith, hope and love to the world and sharing the message of Jesus through music. In 2016, Mosaic MSC released their label debut “Glory and Wonder”, which opened at No. 2 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel chart. The band has a consistent Spotify streaming audience of 4+ million listeners and can be found leading worship at Mosaic and playing at conferences across the US throughout 2018. This is their first time in Sweden and Europe.
Dave Gilpin is the senior pastor of Hope City Church in Sheffield, England. Together with his wife Jen they moved from Australia in 1991 to plant the church. Dave have written plenty of books on some of his favorit themes like Faith, The Power of Originality, Renewing of the Mind as well as Leadership Principles for church health and strength. We are happy to welcome Dave Gilpin to the Europe Conference for the first time.
Together with her husband, pastor Joakim Lundqvist, she is the host of the Europe Conference and together they lead the work in Word of Life in Uppsala. She has been a worship leader since she was 14 and today she leads the chamber choir at Word of Life and has been in charge of the worship ministry at Word of Life for over 20 years. Lately she has developed the women’s ministry in the church called “Hennes” that inspires and equips women to reach their full potential.
Mats Ola Ishoel
Mats-Ola Ishoel brings joy and life into his preachings and is a wellknown speaker at the Europe Conference. Together with his wife Randi they oversee Word of Lifes work in Moscow with over 5000 members and 30 services every weekend for many different nationalities and languages.
Stephen Sumrall is the Pastor of Christ Chapel in South Bend, USA. He also runs Feeding the Nations, which distributes food and disaster relief to needy people all over the world. A beloved friend of Word of Life.
Ville Männistö has been a missionary in both Afghanistan and in India for many years and brought the Gospel in to war zones were most people would never dare to go. He now travels the world for missions and work as missions coordinator at Word of Life. Don’t miss out on his faith filled and inspiring stories!
Carl-Gustaf Severin is a missionary and a pioneer with a deep passion for missions who travels to preach all over the world. He has witnessed countless startling miracles and seen thousands come to Christ.
Birgitta, born in Sweden, raised in Estonia and being Jewish, lives in Jerusalem with her husband, son and baby daughter. By the age of seventeen, she participated in the TV show ‘Kochav Nolad’, the Israeli version of the vocalist talent show ‘Idol’, where she finished eighth. By the end of her compulsory army service, Birgitta was bitten by a poisonous snake, an accident that put her in a coma for two days. Her brush with death brought her into a more intimate relationship with God, finding a deeper meaning to her life and her singing.