Brandi Carrano
Brandi CarranoBarcelona, Spain
Brandi Carrano is a genuine and passionate communicator that has dedicated her life to helping others reach their God-given potential. She’s one of those people who connect with others and love to make space for conversations with both Jesus followers and seekers. Brandi asks the hard questions boldly and lovingly, and her openness has made it possible for people from all parts of society and the world to take a step towards faith and a new life with Jesus Christ.

She’s from the United States, but together with her husband she leads the International Church of Barcelona.

Tim Ross
Tim RossEmbassy City Church, USA
Tim Ross is lead pastor of Embassy City Church in Irving, TX – a sisterchurch of Gateway Church in Dallas.

Tim is passionate about strengthening believers with the good news of Jesus Christ. He started preaching when he was 20 years old and has affected the life of hundreds of thousands of people all over the world despite his young age. His dynamic teaching style and uncanny ability to make people understand the gospel message is the reason why he has been such an asset to ministries across cultural and denominational lines.

Juliette and Tim have been happily married since May 1st, 1999 and they have two sons, Nathan and Noah. 

Joakim Lundqvist
Joakim LundqvistWord of Life, Uppsala
Joakim is pastor at Word of Life in Uppsala and a very popular speaker who travels the world as ambassador of Word of Life. He’s a storyteller like no other and his creatice and passionate sermons stay in your heart and mind for a long time and inspire to live an outgoing and Jesus centered lifestyle.

Joakim was lead pastor at Word of life from 2013 to 2021 and before that he started and ran the organisation Ny Generation in Sweden for several years and was also youth pastor.

Ben Fitzgerald
Ben FitzgeraldAwakening Europe, Germany
Ben Fitzgerald is a passionate lover of Jesus and the senior leader of Awakening Europe, a movement that champions the Gospel across Europe through stadium events, city-wide outreaches, and training schools. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Ben met Jesus in an encounter that deeply changed him in 2002 whilst he was dealing drugs. Since then Ben has lived passionately about one thing – showing the world Jesus in his everyday life and taking the good news of the Kingdom to the nations.

In 2009, Ben moved to Redding, California to attend Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM). After graduating, he then served on staff as a Pastor at Bethel Church for several years. He currently lives in Germany leading the Awakening Team and spends much of his time traveling extensively – both in Europe and across the world.

Mats-Ola Ishoel
Mats-Ola IshoelWord of Life, Moscow
Mats-Ola Ishoel is with his joy and vibrancy an appreciated speaker at the Europe Conference. He leads Word of Life Moscow together with his wife Randi. They have over 5000 members in the church and 30 services every weekend
Sebastian Stakset
Sebastian StaksetHeart of Evangelism
Sebastian Stakset is a Swedish evangelist and rapper who’s rise to fame was as the frontman of the group Kartellen under the artist name Sebbe Staxx. In 2016, he made a complete U-turn after a life-changing encounter with Jesus, leaving behind a life of drugs and serious criminality. Now he travels around Sweden and tells people the message about the love he encountered in Jesus. Sebastian has written an autobiography entitled “Only the light can defeat the darkness” and now leads the organization “Heart” which, among other things, runs a shelter for vulnerable women and arranges campaigns to spread the gospel.
Carl-Gustaf Severin
Carl-Gustaf SeverinWord of Life Uppsala
Carl-Gustaf Severin has traveled the world since the 1980s as an evangelist and missionary. He was a key figure in the revival we experienced with he Russian Inland Mission in the 1990s, when country after country was liberated from communism and many came to believe in Jesus. He always has something encouraging and faith-strengthening to say and an exciting life story to share. His teaching will inspire you and strengthen you to dare to trust in God’s promises.
Jan Blom
Jan BlomWord of Life, Uppsala
Jan, or Janne as we often call him, is the lead pastor of Livets Ord in Uppsala. He was radically saved through the street ministry and has worked as a teenage pastor, assosciate pastor and leader of the church’s social work before he was appointed as senior pastor of Word of Life in Uppsala. Janne is passionate about the vulnerable and marginalized and has often spoken about his upbringing with an alcoholic father and his petty criminal career before the life-changing encounter with Jesus. Janne always emphasizes the centrality of our faith and his teaching reminds our hearts of Jesus’ crucifixion and the importance of living a life for other people.
Israel Pochtar,
Israel Pochtar,Israel
Israel Pochtar is the founder of the organisation “Voice of Judah” His organisation started 13 years ago in the city of Ashdod, Israel. Pastor Israel is known for his preaching and teaching on the subject of the nation of Israel. He is passionate about evangelization and planting new churches. Pastor Israel travels internationally to preach on the subject of the nation of Israel and to strength ties between Israel and other countries.

We look forward to welcoming Israel Pochtar to speak for the first time at the Europe Conference!