Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tony Evans

Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship

Dr. Tony Evans is founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The Urban Alternative, former chaplain of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, and present chaplain of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.

Keynote Speaker

Robert Morris

Senior Pastor, Gateway Church

Robert Morris is the senior pastor of Gateway Church, a multicampus church based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Since it began in 2000, the church has grown to more than 100,000 active attendees. His television program airs in over 190 countries, and his radio program, Worship & the Word with Pastor Robert, airs in more than 2,800 radio markets across America. He serves as chancellor of The King’s University and is the bestselling author of numerous books, including The Blessed Life, Frequency, Beyond Blessed, and Take the Day Off. Robert and his wife, Debbie, have been married 41 years and are blessed with one married daughter, two married sons, and nine grandchildren.

Keynote Speaker

Kenneth C. Ulmer, Ph.D

Senior Pastor, Faithful Central Bible Church

Kenneth C. Ulmer has been Senior Pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church in Los Angeles since 1982. In 2000, the congregation purchased The Great Western Forum (previous home of the Los Angeles Lakers), which they also operated as a commercial entertainment venue before selling it to Madison Square Garden in 2013. Dr. Ulmer was a founding board member and former President of The King’s University in Los Angeles, adjunct professor and Director of The King’s At Oxford; an annual summer session held at Oxford University. After accepting his call to the ministry, Dr. Ulmer founded Macedonia Bible Church in San Pedro, California. Dr. Ulmer is currently the Presiding Bishop over Macedonia International Bible Fellowship, an association of pastors representing ministries in Africa and the United Statesand based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In addition, Dr. Ulmer is the founder and CEO of The Ulmer Institute, a non-profit organization focused on the research, training and treatment of psychological trauma in urban communities. He has written several books, including: Passion God, Training To Win: A spiritual Guide to Victorious Living, Passing The Generation Blessing, and his latest book Walls Can Fall Race, Reconciliation, and Righteousness in a Divided World. Dr. Ulmer and his wife have been married for over 40 years and have two daughters, one son and five grandchildren.

Keynote Speaker

Joel Cliff Gregory, PhD

Professor at Baylor’s Truett Seminary, President of Joel Gregory Ministries.

Dr. Joel C. Gregory holds the George W. Truett Endowed Chair of Preaching and Evangelism at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. He is also Director of the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching at Baylor’s Truett. In 2018 he was named one of the “Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the English Language” by a poll of more than 500 professors of preaching in American seminaries and universities. The same year he was also recognized by the E.K. Bailey International Conference as a “Living Legend.” In 2019 his peers at Baylor University, the oldest university in Texas and the world’s largest Baptist University, named him an Outstanding Professor.

Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr. Charlie E. Dates

Senior Pastor, Progressive Baptist Church of Chicago

Dr. Dates is a contributing author to Letters To A Birmingham Jail, and Say It: Celebrating Expository Preaching in the African American Tradition. His first single-authored book on Christianity and Social Justice is forthcoming. Dr. Dates serves as an Affiliate Professor at both Baylor University - George W. Truett Theological Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and a Master of Divinity and PhD of Historical Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

Summit & Expo Speakers

Dr. Darrell L. Bock

Executive Director and Senior Research Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary

Rev. James T. Meeks

Senior Pastor, Salem Baptist Church in Chicago


Chrystal Hurst

Priscilla Shirer

Jonathan Evans

Dr. Conway Edwards

Matt Chandler

Dr. Ramesh Richard


2021 Kingdom Leaders Summit

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