Summit Attendees

Dr. Leith Anderson is the president of the National Association of Evangelicals. Previously, he served for 35 years as the senior pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, before retiring in 2011. He regularly teaches in seminaries, addresses Evangelical concerns with elected officials and provides theological and cultural commentary to leading news outlets.

A.R. Bernard is the founder, Senior Pastor,and CEO of The Christian Cultural Center located in Brooklyn, New York. He is the president of the Council of Churches of the City of New York, sits on the NYC Economic Development Corporation Board, and served on the NYC School Chancellor’s Advisory Cabinet and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2001 transition team.

Dr. Tony Evans is a pastor, teacher, author, and speaker. He is the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church and founder and president of The Urban Alternative, a national organization dedicated to the proclamation and application of the Word of God. Dr. Evans serves on the Dallas Theological Seminary Board of Directors and for more than 30 years as chaplain for the Dallas Mavericks.

Dr. Jim Garlow is a New York Times bestselling author, senior pastor of Skyline Church in La Mesa, California,   and a radio personality heard daily on over 800 radio outlets in his one-minute commentary, “The Garlow Perspective.” Dr. Garlow is a radio spokesperson for The Alliance Defending Freedom.

James Robison is an evangelist, teacher, missionary, author and television personality. Robison is the founder and president of Life Outreach International, a Christian relief organization and co-host with his wife, Betty, of “Life Today,” a daily television program airing on over 100 stations around the world.

Dr. Samuel Rodriguez is the senior pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California, and is the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference/CONELA, the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization, serving more than 500,000 churches around the globe. Dr. Rodriguez was named by CNN and Fox News as “The leader of the Hispanic Evangelical movement.”

Dr. R.A. Vernon is the founder and senior pastor of The Word Church in Cleveland, Ohio and is the founder of The Shepherd’s Connection, a network of over 300 senior pastors across the nation to whom he provides creative leadership, guidance, and spiritual direction. Dr. Vernon has authored several books, including “Size Does Matter,” and “The Dr. R.A. Vernon Ten Rules of Dating.”

Andrew Young is an ordained minister, civil rights leader, author and former mayor of Atlanta. Previously, he served in the United States House of Representatives and was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to serve as the United States ambassador to the United Nations.