General superintendent to speak at Protestant Reformation celebration

Wittenberg, Germany

The Wittenberg 2017 Congress, a unique global gathering of more than 750 Christian leaders, will be held 30 October  - 1 November in conjunction with the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses. Hosted by the Global Church Network, the summit will feature presentations from more than 30 Christian speakers, including Church of the Nazarene General Superintendent Gustavo A. Crocker.

“This once-in-a-lifetime event will gather leaders from every major Christian denomination to synergize efforts to exponentially grow the size of the Global Church,” said Leonard Sweet, co-host of The Wittenberg 2017 Congress. “Those who attend will be renewed in their heart for God’s Word, revived in their mind towards the Body of Christ, and released to go out and complete Finish 2030 in our lifetime.”

The Wittenberg 2017 Congress will convene at the five-star Maritim Berlin Hotel in Berlin for the first five sessions. On 1 November, the summit’s closing session will be held at Castle Church in Wittenberg, the historic place where Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door and where he was later buried.

“It was on 1 November 1517 when people arrived at the church for All Saints’ Day, that the 95 Theses were first read and contemplated by the public,” said James O. Davis, founder/president of the Global Church Network and co-host of The Wittenberg 2017 Congress. “It’s fitting that the last day of our Congress will take place at Castle Church on the 500th anniversary of the first day of the Protestant Reformation.”

The Wittenberg 2017 Congress’ presenters include:

Dr. Samson O. Ayokunle Rev. Eddy Leo Dr. John Sorensen
Dr. Doug Beacham Dr. Ron Luce Rev. Hartmut Steeb
Dr. Glenn Burris Dr. Jo Anne Lyon Dr. Leonard Sweet
Dr. Jan Von Camphausen Dr. Alex Mitala Dr. Efraim Tendero
Dr. Chuck Conniry Dr. David Mohan Dr. Kenneth C. Ulmer
Dr. Gustavo Crocker Rev. Peter Mortlock Peter Wenz
Dr. James O. Davis Pastor Poncho Murguia Dr. George O. Wood
Dr. Leon Fontaine Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Rev. Lazarus Yeghnazar
Dr. Timothy Hill Dr. Heinrich Christian Rust Dr. Byoungho Zoh
Rev. Johannes Justus Rev. Alberto Salcedo Dr. P. Douglas Small
Dr. Suliasi Kurulo Dr. David Sobrepena

The Wittenberg 2017 Congress will be live-streamed exclusively on for millions of people around the world to follow all events of the 3-day summit.

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