2020 Speakers


And also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak. – Ephesians 6:19-20


Jim O’Neill

Frontier Ventures | NGLC

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 and Jen Davis

Founder and Executive Director
Proskuneo Ministries

Josh and Jennifer Davis both love strong coffee and deep conversations. They delight in making safe space for people to connect with their own souls and with God.
Jennifer loves to make old things new again while Josh enjoys creating new things that have never existed before. 

Daniel Fender

Teaching Pastor, Southwest Hills Baptist Church

Daniel serves as the Teaching Pastor at SW Hills in Beaverton, Oregon. He is married to his beautiful wife Janine and they have four children: Caleb, Adaiah, Naomi and Micah. Daniel loves being a father and husband and is energized by seeing others find mercy through Jesus’ work at the Cross.

He loves pastoring and preaching the Word of God! He also enjoys camping, backpacking, hiking, astronomy, gardening, touring by bicycle, and reading outside when the sun is shining in the Northwest.

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.

Shawna O’Neill

NGLC Conference Director

Shawna graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a degree in Women’s Ministry. Shawna with her eye for details, and her compassion, and intuitive understanding of people is an invaluable part of the team to NGLC.

Virgil Tanner

Director of Development | CW Spain

Virgil pastored for 9 years in the States before leading a CPM team in Central Asia for 8.

For the last few years, he led a team in Central Asia working with expat workers in collective discernment and concerted obedience.

Kwashie Amenudzie

West Africa Missionary Training Center

Kwashie is from Togo in West Africa where he presently serves as the founder and director of West Africa Missionary Training Center in Akoumape, Togo. His goal is to train African missionaries to reach the unreached peoples on the continent with the gospel.

Formally, he served in Senegal for 23 years both as a pastor and as a missioanry with Crossworld. Kwashie is married to Davi, they have three grown-up children and an 11-year-old.

Fran Love

Spiritual Director

Fran has over 30 years of experience in cross-cultural ministry and organizational leadership. In her work as a Spiritual Director she helps people practice peace within themselves and with God.

Focused in the first half of life on a few solid “S’s” – significance, strength, successful living (necessary building blocks of leadership), she is now, in the second half of life, delighting in the these delicious “S’s” – simplicity, stillness, solitude, and savoring.

She is an ordained minister in the Vineyard, and is a certified Spiritual Director. Visit her website at www.franlove.com.


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