Vision Conference 2020 is for leaders of every sphere - Pastors, Homemakers, Business people, Artists, Educators, Activists, Minsters, Doctors, Worshipers, Creatives, Saints, Seekers, and Skeptics...basically, everyone!
Jesus' Commission to "go and make disciples of all the nations" wasn't only given to a select few; we are ALL called to reach this world for the Kingdom of God, and here at Accelerate Educational Ministries, we believe that we exist to equip and empower people to fulfill their God-ordained role in life.
Vision 2020 Conference is an opportunity for YOU to be encouraged and propelled into further, deeper, wider, and higher dimensions with God.
Slabbert Pretorius - AEM (Accelerate Educational Ministries)
Ps. Slabbert is an anointed and visionary leader who is passionate about equipping people to fulfil their God-ordained role in life. He sees Biblical Worldview Education as an integral part of bringing people into spiritual maturity and believes that going to the nations to establish and support Christian schools and educational institutions is essential for true Biblical discipleship.
As Managing Director of Accelerate Educational Ministries & Senior Pastor of Accelerate Church, his heart is to love, minister and serve every client, church, pastor, teacher, student, saint, sinner & skeptic until they come unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Paul 'Skip' Smith - Alpha International
Paul 'Skip' Smith has been ministering for nearly 30 years in almost every aspect of Kingdom life. From worship to missions, children to seniors, radio to senior pastor (yes, and even women's ministry), he is a prophetic trainer and creative equipper of the Body of Christ who loves to see the power and presence of God manifest. He currently works for Alpha Australia, is married to Leah and they have three children, Isaac, Sophie and Josiah.
Mark Hutchinson - Alphacrucis College
Mark Hutchinson, BA (Hons), Dip Ed., Ph.D (NSW) is Mark is a highly-qualified leader, educator and core thinker, serving as Professor of History and Dean of the Faculty of Business, Arts, Social Sciences and Education at Alphacrucis College.
With over 30 years of experience in the sphere of Education and over 100 books, research papers & articles in print, Mark brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and insight to Vision Conference 2020.
Tania Harris - God Conversations
Tania Harris (PhD.Cand, MA.Min, B.Ed, Dip.T, Cert IV TAA) is a pastor, speaker, author and the founder of God Conversations, a global ministry that equips people to recognize and respond to God’s voice. With a diverse history as church planter, pastor and lecturer, Tania ministers across the globe to all traditions and age-groups and is a popular voice on radio in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
Currently Tania is completing her PhD and has recently published her first book, God Conversations: Stories of how God speaks and what happens when we listen. Tania is an ordained minister with the Australian Christian Churches.
Sheryll is a Spirit-lead speaker with a passion to see people equipped to recognize and fulfill the purpose God has for their lives. Sheryll frequently travelled to other countries ministering at churches, conferences and colleges. Her ministry focus shifted into a new season when her first husband passed away from cancer. Despite the tragedy, she remained constant in her pursuit of God's call to spiritual leadership on her life. Sheryll and her current husband, Ray lead a church plant and served the local church as associate pastors and in various other pastoral care roles.
Over the years, many lives have been changed and touched by Sheryll's willingness to be open and vulnerable with her audience, declaring the goodness of God in the midst of difficult circumstances, and boldly proclaiming the Word of God with a strong prophetic edge.
Derick Stoltz - Christ Life Ministries
Derick has been in global ministry for over 30 years, now pastoring with Christ Life Ministries in Wichita, Kansas U.S.A. He and his wife Talita (with whom he recently celebrated 33 years of marriage), also mentor and coach missions teams that are sent out worldwide. Their desire is to see the whole Body of Christ experience an ever-increasing love relationship with Jesus, and live life in a way that compels others to fall in love with Him as well.
Ron Simms - Full Gospel Australia
Matt is married to Carol & they have 3 children - Lydia, Joshua & Grace. Matt has previously served as a Youth Pastor at Coffs Baptist Church & Coffs C3 Church, and has been Senior Pastor at New Hope Brisbane since 2006. Matt also hosts a weekly radio show called “History-makers” which now plays on over 730 radio stations around Australia, and has released two books featuring interviews from History-makers. He has also hosted two series of History-makers TV, now available on DVD. He currently hosts weekends on Vision Radio across Australia. More than anything he is passionate about sharing his faith with business people, students, churches, media, and anyone who'll listen. Especially over a good coffee.
Dr Robert Bakss - Lighthouse Baptist Church - Rockhampton
Dr. Bakss came to know Christ at a Billy Graham Crusade in Sydney in 1979. At the time, he was completing a law degree and pursuing a career in law, but today often states that God called him from "man's law to God's law". Dr Robert is currently the Senior Pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church Rockhampton in Queensland, Australia. He founded Lighthouse Christian School in 1994 which currently has an enrollment of 320 students. His influence throughout churches in Australia, the South Pacific, parts of Asia and India has increased as he conducts ministry training, Bible conferences and also speaks on Mental Health issues. Dr. Bakss is the author of the mental health book “What to do when Panic Attacks – Biblical advice for overcoming anxiety” and has co-authored a book with his wife Jenny titled “Poles Apart – a Christian couple gives Bipolar a voice.” He has also written, “Worship Wars – What the Bible says about Worship Music”.
Ps. Chris Twinn is a passionate and anointed teacher of the Word of God. He and his wife, Jill along with their 3 children have served the Lord in full-time ministry for over 30 years. In 2003 Chris was licensed by Eagle Mountain International Church (Kenneth Copeland Ministries) and together with his family they planted Living House Family Church on the north-side of Brisbane, Australia, where they continue to teach, lecture and train thousands of young people for missions, travelling extensively to teach the Word of God. Chris also serves as Vice-President of the International Convention of Faith Ministries, and reaches many thousands of people a day in Australia and other locations around the world through ‘Noon Time Prayer Call’, a recently-launched group through Facebook Live to stir up people to pray for revival and an awakening in the Body of Christ.
Andries Botha - Midpoint Church Perth
Dr Andries is an Apostolic and Prophetic Minister, International Speaker, founder of 3rd Day Apostolic Network in South Africa, and formerly served as Director of CFI (Christian Fellowship International). He and his wife, Petro went into ministry in 1982, successfully pastoring 4 churches for a number of years and were the Senior Pastors of Charis Christian Church Pretoria. In 2013, they integrated Charis Christian Church with Hillsong after God gave them a new assignment which led them to Perth, where they founded Midpoint Church.
Dr Andries & his wife, Petro are credentialed ministers with the Australian Christian Churches (formerly the AOG in Australia).
Atraù Paul - Accelerate Educational Ministries
Atraù and his wife, Marcelle are the AEM Pastoral Coordinators for Fiji. They have combined tertiary level studies in Business Management, Law, Theology and Software Engineering - as well as additional studies in Information Technology and Training & Assessment. Atraù is a Senior Software Engineer for one of Australia's leading and most innovative Software Solution firms, and is an integral part of the core team that developed the first fully cloud-based complete CCM Platform. As a passionate Entrepreneur, Atraù has also stepped out as a business owner and draws inspiration from Philippians 4:19 "And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Aside from his work as a Software Engineer, Business Owner and Pastoral Coordinator, he and Marcelle have also been called to serve as Associate Pastors at Accelerate Church and Atraù also serves on the Board of Directors of AEM.
Aside from the amazing line-up of speakers, we are so excited to be hosting a panel with a few special guests on the topic - Fishers of Men (Evangelism). They will get to share from their individual and ministry experiences and answer questions about evangelism, the Gospel, and how our fast-changing world is affecting the way we outreach.
Accelerate Educational Ministries
Australian Christian Churches
New Hope Church Brisbane
Vision Christian Radio
Red Frogs Australia
Red Crew USA