Conference at VCC to launch global network

Staff report


Victory Christian Center, 3899 McCartney Road, will host the launch of “Legacy,” a newly formed global network of ministry leaders during a conference May 22-24.

Co-founders are evangelist Andre van Zyl, a native of South Africa now living in Atlanta, and David L. Thomas, lead pastor of Victory Christian Center, who serves as chairman and president of Legacy. They lead a team of pastors and leaders from across the United States including Pat Schatzline, Ron Crum, Deon Lett, Lock Beachum Jr., Scott Ethridge, Barney Huie, Juan Rivera and father and son, Jim and Jared Ruddy.

The conference is designed to begin a process of extending mentoring opportunities to ministry leaders across cultural, generational and denominational lines.

Speakers will be Robert Stearns and Bishop Joseph L. Garlington.

Sterns is founder and executive director of Eagles’ Wings, a global movement of churches, ministries and leaders. He is regularly featured as a columnist in magazines such as Charisma and Ministries Today.

Bishop Garlington is senior pastor of Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, a multiracial and cross cultural community of more than 3,000 members. He is the president of Building United of Southwestern Pennsylvania, an ecumenical coalition of bishops involved in providing home ownership for low-income families.

Registration is required for daytime sessions. Services at 7 p.m. nightly are free and open to the public.

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