Former US Presidential adviser to speak at Green Pastures conference

AN invitation has been extended to all to attend the 2010 EMERGE Conference at Green Pastures from Thursday evening, May 20, to Saturday evening, May 22.

Announcing details on Friday, a spokesperson for Green Pastures said: “We are bringing together men and women of God who have something to say - something that God wants us to hear.

“It is our desire that the EMERGE Conference will inspire, direct and equip you to stand up and make a difference in your world”.

The event will feature four world renowned speakers - Pastor Charles Nieman, Nancy Alcorn, Pastor Bill Wilson and Dr James McConnell.

The spokesperson continued: “It will be a privilege to join together in sitting under the teachings of these men and women who are living God’s dream and impacting their world’s for Jesus Christ”.

n Nancy Alcorn is the Founder and President of Mercy Ministries, a Christian ministry that provides hope and healing to generations of desperate young women who are seeking freedom. Nancy has authored several books covering these topics, as well as the amazing story of how Mercy Ministries began. She has made appearances on Joyce Meyer and has spoken all over the world.

n Charles Nieman is an internationally known pastor, teacher, conference speaker and author who pastors the largest non-denominational church, Abundant Living Faith Center, in El Paso, Texas with his wife of over 30 years, Rochelle Nieman. While their beginnings in El Paso were small, their church has grown to nearly 12,500 in weekly attendance and over 20,000 active members. Charles Nieman's international ministry not only influences the local community but also reaches thousands of people worldwide.

n Pastor Bill established Metro Ministries in 1980 in what was one of Brooklyn’s roughest neighbourhoods, the Bushwick community, most commonly known for its history of gang violence, crime, drugs, and poverty. Here, violence is a way of life and a constant threat. Pastor Bill has been beaten, stabbed and shot in the face. Yet, he perseveres and refuses to leave the area or give up on the children growing up in such an environment. Due to the success of Metro’s programs, President George Bush, Sr. appointed Pastor Bill to serve on the National Commission on America’s Urban Families in 1991. Metro’s influence was also identified as a factor in the noticeable reduction of crime in the Bushwick community and the organisation was featured on ABC’s Nightline. Today, Pastor Bill travels widely, speaking in churches nationally and internationally each week.

n Pastor McConnell was ordained to the Christian Ministry when 17 years old and just two years later began the Whitewell Church. The faithfulness shown by Pastor McConnell has certainly been rewarded as thousands have been converted to God through his ministry. The desire for lost souls in James McConnell's life is such that he constantly encourages his members to knock doors, distribute tracts and to evangelise every area of this province - and he is prepared to lead by example.

Registration for the weekend is 50 - covering Thursday evening, Friday day sessions and evening celebration and Saturday day sessions and evening celebration. Concession rates for single day passes and students are also available.

Register online at:, or contact Green Pastures reception on 028 25650123.