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 First Assembly of God in Phoenix, Arizona, with its 10,000 members. He is a founder and one of the pastors of Dream Center in Los Angeles. They focus on reaching out to the most vulnerable memebrs of society, like the homeless, drug addicts and orphans. Tommy Barnett also serves as a mentor for several well-known preachers and is known for his huge fatherly heart that touches both young and old. He was at the Europe Conference 2015 and prophesied the words that still echo in our hearts: “You have done good, but you can do more!”
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.
Sameh Maurice pastors the largest evangelical church in the Middle East, situated just a stone’s throw away from the Tahir Square in Cairo. The church gathers more than 7000 worshippers every Sunday. In the midst of all the difficulties and persecutions that followed on the so called Arab spring he frontiers a work that spreads the gospel to the Muslim world. As a result many former Muslims have been saved and his church has become a role model in Christian love and unity.
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.
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.