event host

Wesley T. Leonard

Wesley T. Leonard will serve as the event host and co-moderator of the panel.  He currently serves as Senior Minister of the Southside Church of Christ in Orlando, Florida, and has been there since December 1999. Throughout this period, the congregation has experienced tremendous growth.

Wesley is one of the most prolific speakers in our brotherhood. He  has led gospel meetings  and keynoted conferences across the country. This dynamic man of God has a passion for creating unity in the kingdom. He serves as a part of the Equip Conference executive leadership team and has worked in the diversity efforts which are a major component of Equip's philosophy.

Featured speakers

Dr. Tony Roach

"Equipped For The Race...

What Would Jesus Do?"

To equip the church for the race ahead and to renew our unity, we only need to remember the New Self-Love core values of Jesus! Jesus told us, “A new command I give to you . . . As I have loved you so you must love one another,”

(John 13:33-34)

Carlos Carbajal

"Hear My Voice: Spiritual Disciplines as a Way of Reconciliation"

People have been using the ancient practice of spiritual disciplines to deepen their relationship with God and to connect with the inner self created into His own image. Join us as we explore some of the most common practices and how they can help us to heal, restore, and reconcile in the midst of a broken society.

Dr. Jerry Taylor

"Consider It Pure Joy"

Pure joy is produced by "pure" wisdom. Pure wisdom is from heaven. Impure wisdom is of the earth. These two must not be mixed. Christians cannot live for God by following the wisdom of heaven and the wisdom of the earth at the same time. The attempt to follow both types of wisdoms produces instability and double-mindedness.

Bro. Steve Puckett

"Color My World: Next Steps for Churches and Leadership for Unity and Racial Healing"

Jesus prayed to our Father, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Every believer is called "to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” in the kingdom of God on earth. I will share some of the practical steps my own church family has taken towards unity and racial healing and I will also share what steps your church and it’s leaders can take.

conference director

Larry Cline

Larry is the director of the Equip Conference and the preaching minister for the Hardin Valley church. He began working in ministry in June of 1976 when he was hired while still in school to work as youth minister and develop a campus ministry at the University City congregation where he worshipped. That sparked an undying love for ministry in him and He later earned his Master’s degree in ministry from Southern Christian University.

Larry loves people and is passionate about ministering to people of all ages and life situations. He enjoys his work with Equip and is committed to using this amazing platform to assist Christians across the Brotherhood to work together united in Christ.

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