Bishop Harry Jackson
He is the founder and chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition, which works to protect the moral compass of America and be an agent of healing to our nation. Jackson also serves as the presiding bishop of the International Communion of Evangelical Churches, which oversees more than 1,000 churches around the world.
Jackson has appeared on many TV shows discussing matters of faith and public policy, including the “CBS Evening News,” “Face The Nation” and “The O’Reilly Factor,” as well as networks such as BET, CBN and TBN.
His books include “In-laws, Outlaws and the Functional Family,” “The Warrior’s Heart” (with Dutch Sheets); “The Way of the Warrior;” “Personal Faith, Public Policy;” “The Truth in Black & White;” and “High Impact African-American Churches,” a Silver Medallion Award winner.
Jackson has published articles in newspapers, including The Washington Post and The New York Times and on websites, such as Townhall.com. His writing is also featured in many periodicals, including Charisma, Christian Parenting, Kairos, New Man, Ministry Today, The Church Report, The Christian Post and the Elijah List.
Jackson has a bachelor’s degree from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where he played football and a master’s in business from Harvard University.
After graduating from Williams, Jackson entered private business but then began preaching, at first part-time, after his father died. He pastored in Ohio and New York before coming to Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Md., in 1988.
In 2005, Jackson was diagnosed with stage-3 esophageal cancer and given 15 percent chance of survival. Pursuing aggressive medical treatment and trusting in God, today Jackson is in remission and uses the experience in his national ministry.
Bishop T.D. Jakes
Bishop T. D. Jakes is a charismatic leader, visionary, provocative thinker, and entrepreneur who serves as senior pastor of The Potter’s House, a global humanitarian organization and 30,000-member church located in Dallas.
Named “America’s Best Preacher” by Time Magazine and CNN, Jakes’ voice reverberates from the world’s most prominent stages.
Beyond the pulpit, Jakes is the recipient of numerous humanitarian awards. His worldwide impact is also felt through high profile conferences such as MegaFest, which recently drew more than 75,000 participants.
Jake’s communications empire also spans film, television, radio, and best-selling books, including his latest No. 1 New York Times Bestseller, “Instinct.”
James Robison is the founder of LIFE Outreach International and host of the daily television program “LIFE Today.” LIFE demonstrates the love of Christ around the world through television ministry, evangelistic outreaches, and humanitarian efforts. For more than 50 years, Robison has spent considerable time with the poor, overlooked and downtrodden by preaching the Gospel in over 600 citywide evangelistic crusades attended by more than 20 million people; feeding people in crisis situations; drilling water wells; establishing orphanages and schools; building homes for the homeless; and rescuing children from sex trafficking.
Through weekly online commentaries (www.jamesrobison.net), Robison addresses national and world issues. “America has been drifting away from the faith and principles of our founders,” he says, “and the church has failed to effectively pierce the darkness with the illuminating light of love and truth.”
Additionally, Robison and his team have developed an online news and commentary website called The Stream (stream.org), a national daily designed for Evangelicals, faith-filled Catholics, Orthodox Christians, and Jews. Launching this month as a champion of freedom and human dignity, The Stream will break down the false divides between the sacred and profane, between faith and reason. It will challenge the mainstream media while offering a rich and lively source for breaking news, inspiration, and analysis. In addition, it will emphasize the fact that freedom divorced from virtue cannot long endure and will inspire and lead Christians to find the common ground to effectively address their common concerns.