Speakers

Abiding In The Mission Of God: Blessing The Families Of The Earth

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
– John 15:5

 


Jim O’Neill

Frontier Ventures | NextGen

Dr. Jim O’Neill, is a leader of leaders with a heart for the mission field.  Before serving with Frontier Ventures, Dr. O’Neill was the President and Founder of the Center for Global Mission, which equips emerging leaders to make a global impact for Jesus Christ.

Jim is also a Professor at the Liberty University School of Divinity where he teaches Global Studies and other other Graduate courses.


Josh Davis

Founder and Executive Director
Proskuneo Ministries

Josh Davis loves people and loves to make safe space for complexity. A third-culture person himself, Josh served as a missionary to the Dominican Republic before founding Proskuneo Ministries (www.proskuneo.org), a ministry that exists to bring nations together in worship on earth as it is in heaven.

Josh is a creative pastor and the co-author of the book “Worship Together [in your church as in heaven].” He also helps people engage with themselves, others, and God at www.patreon.com/justjoshdavis.

In his spare time, loves to walk long distances, learn languages, and drink coffee. Josh lives with his wife and four children in Clarkston, GA where over 60 languages are spoken in a 1.5 mile radius.

John Kim PhD

Founder, Director of INSIDERS

Born in 1957, John majored in Physics / Ph. D at Seoul Nat’l Univ. in Korea. Shortly thereafter, Kim was the visiting Scientist at Ames Lab in ISU and lecturer at the University of Surabaya, Indonesia.

Since 1994 Kim has been working in missions in South East Asia through OMF Int’l and as the Founding Director of INSIDERS, serving unreached people groups since 2006.

Kim also serves as the Coordinator of AFMI (Asian Frontier Mission Initiatives), ASFM(Asia Society for Frontier Mission/Missiology).

 

Deb Fehsenfeld

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Spiritual Director

Deb sees therapy & spiritual direction as a person’s active pursuit toward personal growth & transformation. Believing in the loving & resolute determination of God to do beautiful, great & irrefutable good to & for all, she works with each person, couple, family, group of people to identify the areas in which they feel personally &/or relationally stuck, define & discern their hopes/desires/goals, then develop plans, rhythms, & practices for moving & living beyond the borders & confines of that place of *stuck. 

(*Stuck has a 1-10 degree of severity scale. We all get stuck.) 

 

O’B O’Brien

Frontier Ventures Asia Hub Director

O’B had the joy of serving as a church planter, manager of refugee and development
projects, church planting director, missionary, and leadership trainer. He now serves in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Now on to the important stuff:
Pie.
Apple, blueberry, mincemeat – it doesn’t matter – I love them all. Put on a strong
pot of coffee, serve it in prodigious portions, and I’m yours.
Sinner. Following Christ has not only set me free from eternal death, but He also set
me free from the destructive behaviors destroying me and making me a painful
problem to the people around me. I live under His waterfall of grace.
Service. In God’s Kingdom, I serve as a mentor and nudge. I help emerging leaders
pursue intimacy with God, character development, and multiplying faith communities
– all to lower the barriers for movements to Jesus.

 

 


Shane O’Neill

Proven Men

Shane has an undergrad in Biblical Studies and is working on his M.A. in Apologetics at Liberty University Rawling School of Divinity. Shane was born in the Philippines as a missionary kid and has lived in many different locations on the United States east coast.

He met Jesus as Lord and Savior in his late teens and since then has engaged with developing communities around Jesus.

Adrian Reeves

Executive Director for the National African American Missions Council

Adrian is a missions mobilizer working to increase African American participation within missions. Additionally, he serves as the Executive Pastor for Christ Kingdom Church in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

He majored in Sociology at the University of Maryland College Park receiving the Hillman Entrepreneurs Scholarship Award. His experience in human resources and non-profit management have allowed him to train ministry and marketplace leaders for positive cultural impact. 

Adrian is passionate about establishing healthy strategies for organizations and institutions to thrive in an ever-changing environment. He is married to the delightful Lady Niesha Reeves and they have two wonderful children Adonis and Nyazia whom are both musically gifted. 

Recently he has established a new platform called “The Table of Brotherhood” to foster racial healing and create a safe space for Christians to address race issues and solutions from a Kingdom perspective. He sums up his life’s work reminding himself “Only what you do for Christ will last”. 

Dave Shive

Mission Mobilizer, Frontier Ventures

Dave has spent the past 50 years in fulltime ministry as a pastor, Christian school director, college professor, and missions consultant. Since taking “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” in 1986, he has prioritized mission mobilization in each of his various ministries. This includes teaching in Perspectives classes around the country for the past 36 years. In addition to preaching and teaching in American churches, he regularly visits Vietnam to do leadership development and teach on missions to house church pastors. 

Dave is the author of Night Shift, released in April 2001, a biblical explanation in easily understood terms of how God uses affliction and hardship to prepare His children for wider and greater usefulness to Him. Dave’s passion in teaching and preaching is to challenge believers to understand and cooperate with God as He uses suffering and affliction in their lives to enhance their usefulness for His mission. 

Dave’s speaking and writing ministry generally focuses on the themes of missions and the importance of suffering in developing believers into more useful servants of the Lord. Dave’s passion is to see God put on display through the lives of His people so that others may have an encounter with the living God. 

Since 2008, Dave and Kathy have served as full time mission mobilizers on the staff of Frontier Ventures based in Pasadena, CA.

 

Chris Hewitt

Pastor, Church Planter with IESC

Pastor Chris Hewitt became a Christian at the age of six through the work of American Missionaries from T.E.A.M. (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) who came to the town where he lived in Trinidad.

 From his childhood, he greatly loved serving God, and sang at Evangelistic Outreaches at the age of 7; taught Sunday School at the age of 11; played the piano for church services and led the adult choir at the age of 15 and was also involved in various Missions’ trips as a teenager. Chris then went on to Bible College and Seminary  at Washington Bible College and Capital Bible Seminary.

Upon graduation, he served as a Missionary and Pastor in Brazil for 20 years (where he was one of the first black Missionaries with his Mission in more than 50 years) and where he met his lovely wife Nicola from Germany (who was also serving as a Missionary), and they now have 2 beautiful children – Joshua who is 11 years old & Katie who is 10 years old (going on 20) :).

He answered the Lord’s call to serve in Germany when the Refugee Crisis happened in 2015, and ministered and shared Christ among Refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq.

From 2019-2021 Chris served as a pastor at the International Church of Barcelona, Spain and is presently planting an International English Speaking Church, together with his wife and kids in Stuttgart, Germany.

Daniel Cristiano

Worship Leader and Pastor, The Central Baptist Church of Fortaleza

Daniel Cristiano of Silva Almeida, born in São Luís, Brazil became a Christian in the Summer of 1994.

Daniel is married to his beautiful wife Jaqueline and is the proud father of two sons – Bruno who is 13 years old and Theo who is 7 years old.

Daniel is a singer, composer and part of the Leadership team of his church – Igreja Batista Central de Fortaleza (The Central Baptist Church of Fortaleza).

 A Worship Minister and work full time leading worship, producing of the Worship Services for our church and also leading a Men’s Ministry, also worked writing jingles and enjoys doing vocal production for some local singers and radio stations.

Daniel also sang in a Worship Ministry called “Fenda da Rocha” ( the Cleft of the Rock) and was blessed to record a CD and DVD, also playing and singing with Kerusso (Brazil’s first Steelpan Orquestra), blessing many peoples and nations through music.

Theology and Musical Composition, and preparing to take on one more new challenge as one of the future Pastors of the church community are Daniel’s passions.

 

 

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