February 23, 2018
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February 24, 2018

Conference Schedule


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City First Church
5950 Spring Creek Rd. Rockford, IL 61114

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Jeremy DeWeerdt
Senior Pastor // City First Church

Jeremy DeWeerdt serves as the Senior Pastor of City First Church, a church that is focused on introducing everyone to Jesus and teaching them to follow Him. Jeremy, along with his wife, Jen, were placed in leadership of the church in April of 2007, after having been on staff at City First Church for more than 16 years in the role of Student Ministries Pastor and Founder/Director of the post-high school ministry, Rockford Master’s Commission (now Focus One). Jeremy and Jen have been married since 1995 and have three amazing sons, Caden, Connor, and Paxton.

Dharius Daniels
Senior Pastor // Change Church

Dharius Daniels is a cultural architect and trendsetter for his generation. He is an innovative leader, a strategic thinker, and an articulate and prolific preacher. In August of 2005, he became the founder and Senior Pastor of Change Church. With two locations in Ewing and Burlington, New Jersey, this is a vibrant ministry that impacts people of all ages, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds. Pastor Dharius has developed a Breath Taking Ministry concept that describes the standard of excellence at Change Church: a standard that is apparent in his commitment to not only ministry but also education. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ, and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is a versatile gift and speaks frequently in seminaries and churches across the country. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Evangelicals. He is married to Shameka Daniels and they are the proud parents of two sons Dharius Seth and Gabriel Micah Daniels.

Kevin Gerald
Lead Pastor // Champions Centre

Whether speaking on a platform or writing his next book, Kevin Gerald encourages others to move life forward using practical biblical principles. Kevin founded and currently pastors Champions Centre, which is one of the largest non-denominational churches in the Northwest. When not co-pastoring with his wife, Sheila, he enjoys sports, being a papa, and exploring the great outdoors. You can learn more about him at online.

Brenton Miles
Worship Leader & Recording Artist

Brenton is a recording artist, producer, radio host, and worship leader based out of Nashville, TN. He considers it an honor to travel around the nation helping to create environments for worship.



5:30pm Registration
6:30pm Doors Open
7:00pm Session 1
8:00am Doors Open
8:30am Session 2
9:45am Session 3
11:00am Session 4
12:30pm FREE Lunch/Event Ends!