Promise Keepers has announced the expanded lineup for its 2020 Global Digital Experience, which will be simulcast and live-streamed to men across the country and around the world July 31 and Aug. 1. Promise Keepers is committed to reaching beyond any racial and denominational barriers to demonstrate the power of biblical unity, and the speakers were selected with this commitment strongly in mind.
This two-day event will feature everything that men have come to know and expect from a Promise Keepers event - an authentic, Christ-centered experience with amazing keynote speakers, worship artists, and special guests - all selected to offer a timely message of hope, unity, and transformation directly to the heart of men. The Promise Keepers Global Digital Experience is a conference designed from the ground up to empower men to be refreshed, inspired and reignited in their passion for God.
Founded in 1990 by former University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney, Promise Keepers is calling men back to courageous and bold servant-leadership by sparking a movement that will mobilize millions of men to follow Christ into today's broken world as changemakers for their families, churches and communities.
Keynote speakers for 2020 Promise Keepers Global Digital Experience include:
Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The Urban Alternative, former chaplain of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, and present chaplain of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks. His radio broadcast, "The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans," can be heard on over 1,200 US radio outlets daily and in more than 130 countries.
John Gray, senior pastor of Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, and an associate pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston. A prolific writer, John is the author of I Am Number 8: Overlooked and Undervalued, but Not Forgotten by God and Win from Within: Finding Yourself by Facing Yourself.
Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church in the District of Columbia, one of the most innovative and influential churches in America, and a New York Times bestselling author of 15 books, including Whisper, Chase the Lion and The Circle Maker.
Bob Goff, author of The New York Times bestselling Love Does and Everybody, Always as well as the bestselling Love Does for Kids. He is the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Uganda, an attorney, and the founder of Love Does - a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India, Nepal, Iraq and Somalia.
Steve Arterburn, host of the #1 nationally syndicated Christian counseling radio show, "New Life Live!" He is the teaching pastor at Northview Church in Carmel, Indiana. He is a prolific author with over 10 million copies of his books in print. He is the author of the popular "Every Man's" series and produced the award-winning Life Recovery Bible.
James Robison, founder of LIFE Outreach International and host of the daily television program "LIFE Today." He has dedicated his life to providing food, water and shelter for people in crisis, establishing orphanages and schools, and rescuing women and children from sex trafficking. He is the author of The New York Times bestselling book, Indivisible.
Miles McPherson, senior pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego and a former NFL football player. He founded "Do Something Church," dedicated to equipping churches to transform the world by successfully meeting their community's needs. His latest book, The Third Option, calls on us to see people not by the color of their skin, but as humans created in the image of God.
Bishop Joseph Garlington, senior pastor of Covenant Church of Pittsburgh. He is the Presiding Bishop of Reconciliation! Ministries International, an international network of churches that spans the globe with nearly a thousand congregations worldwide. He is an accomplished musician, author and scholar, whose work touches millions through radio and TV.
Jimmy Evans, senior pastor of Gateway Church in Dallas. He also serves as the Senior Elder of Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo. Jimmy is the Founder and CEO of "MarriageToday," a ministry that is devoted to helping couples thrive in strong and fulfilling marriages and families. Jimmy and his wife Karen co-host "MarriageToday," a nationally syndicated television program.
David Barton, founder of WallBuilders, an organization that presents America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on America's moral, religious and constitutional heritage. David seeks to inspire Americans to become involved in strengthening their communities. Time magazine named him one of America's 25 most influential Evangelicals in 2005.
Steve Berger, the founding pastor of Grace Chapel, in Leipers Fork, Tennessee. Steve is known for his straight talk in the pulpit. With his wife, Sarah, they published Have Heart: Bridging the Gulf between Heaven and Earth about the events surrounding their 19-year-old son's entrance into Heaven.
David J. Harris, host of the "David J. Harris Jr. Live," a weekday program that covers current events. He is the founder of DavidHarrisJr.com, a website aimed at bringing truth to news reporting. His latest book, Why I Couldn't Stay Silent, tells a story of one man's pursuit to shine light in the darkness and make sense out of the gloom clouding our country's greatness.
The Benham Brothers, Jason and David, are founders of the Benham Real Estate Group, one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, and former professional baseball players. Fearless witnesses for Christ, they were fired from their popular HGTV show because of their stand for biblical morality. They are the authors of Bold and Broken.
Jonathan Evans, who serves with his pastor, friend and father, Dr. Tony Evans, both in the local church and the national ministry. He is a former NFL fullback who serves as the chaplain of the Dallas Cowboys and co-chaplain of the Dallas Mavericks. He teamed up with his father to write, Get in the Game: A Spiritual Workout for Athletes.
Greg Stier, founder and president of Dare 2 Share Ministries (D2S), a ministry that equips teenagers to share their faith relationally. Greg has trained over a million teens and adults in the last 20 years. A former pastor, church planter and youth leader, he is the author of 16 books, including Dare 2 Share: A Field Guide to Sharing Your Faith.
In addition, there will be a special panel discussion on race, justice, reconciliation and Promise #6 of a Promise Keeper which will include:
Sam Rodriguez, senior pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento and the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the world's largest Hispanic Christian organization. Time nominated him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013. He is the bestselling author of Be Light. Sam will be moderating the discussion.
T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 40 books. His television ministry program, "The Potter's Touch," is watched by 3.3 million viewers every week. A master communicator, he hosts MegaFest, Woman Thou Art Loosed, and other conferences attended by tens of thousands.
A.R. Bernard, spiritual leader of the Christian Cultural Center in New York City, and has been named the #1 religious leader in New York by The New York Daily News. He is a member of the board of directors of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. He is the author of the bestselling book Four Things Women Want from a Man.
Vance Day, president of Promise Keepers, said
"Every day, we see more evidence that God is doing something big. This powerful lineup of speakers, available to all men everywhere completely free of charge, is only possible because of our move to a virtual event. It's a tangible demonstration of our commitment to MORE ministry to MORE men in MORE places in 2020 and beyond."
Individuals may register for the free livestream of the event at https://promisekeepers.brushfire.com/virtual-2020/466931
Churches may register to simulcast the event for free at https://promisekeepers.brushfire.com/2020/463892
To schedule interviews about the Promise Keepers 2020 Global Digital Event with any of the speakers or leaders of Promise Keepers, contact Ashton Compton at [email protected].