One of the world’s leading faith leaders will appear in Boiling Springs for Empowerment Conference 2017.
Bishop T.D. Jakes, known for his work as an author, filmmaker, and pastor, will speak at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center on the campus of Gardner-Webb University. It’s presented by Destiny Life Center of Shelby.
Before Jakes speaks, there will be a “pre-praise fest” with dancers and special music as people are seated. Empowerment Conference host Bishop Marcus Strong said it will be an evening of power, powerful praise and worship.
“It’s about being the representation of you that you can be, and then sharing that with others,” Strong said. “I’m sure that (Jakes) is going to be talking about entrepreneurship. Of course, Jesus. He’s a preacher. He’s going to be talking about how to build your life, how to restart your life, how to be the CEO of your own life. You own yourself. Take ownership of yourself. He’s definitely a big encourager.”
Strong refers to Jakes as his mentor and said hosting the event in Cleveland County is a dream come true.
In 1996, Jakes founded The Potter’s House nondenominational church in Dallas, Texas. With more than 30,000 members, it offers more than 50 diverse ministries with additional campuses in Frisco and Fort Worth, Texas, and Denver, Colo.
Reserve your seat
Three seating options are available for Empowerment Conference on Oct. 22. General seating is free, positioned in the upper level within the venue, and accommodates about 1,000 people. General seating is first come, first served. Registration is available online at empowerment17.com.
Preferred seating costs $25. Premier seating costs $100 and includes a copy of T.D. Jakes’ new book, “Soar.”
Strong said it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event and invites everyone to attend. He welcomes event sponsors and businesses interested in vendor spots outside the venue. For more information, visit the Facebook page for the event at Facebook.com/EmpowermentConf17.
SOURCE: Shelby Star – Wade Allen