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Eagle Leaders Joining Us in Orlando, FL, For PKVISION

2021 inaugural PKVISION symposium will be packed with wisdom from a wide range of spiritual leaders in Orlando, FL. To give you a feel for the kinds of connections you can make, we've prepared some bios of prominent participants. Register for our leadership conference today to hear from people like:

Vicki Winans

Vicki Winans

The name "Winans" and gospel music are synonymous and Vickie Winans, who's been dubbed, "The hardest working woman in gospel music," definitely lives up to her name after 30 years of continuously singing the good news of Jesus Christ along with sharing her overwhelming personality and her hilarious comedy. The captivating vocals of this multitalented artist are like a soulful, fine-tuned instrument that piques the emotions, and uplifts the spirit. Vickie lends a high-powered, energetic, yet smooth and inspirational style as showcased in all her Grammy-nominated, Stellar Award and NAACP Award-Winning albums.


C. Shawn Tyson

Bishop Shawn Tyson

C. Shawn Tyson is the youngest of 5 talented siblings born to the late Bishop James E. and Elect Lady Evelyn Tyson. Born and raised in the church, Pastor Tyson began matriculating in the ministry at a young age, being born again at the age of eight and preaching his first sermon at the age of eighteen.

Pastor Tyson launched into full-time ministry in 1990, traveling globally as an international evangelist.

In 1997, Pastor Tyson returned to Indianapolis, IN, as the Assistant Pastor of his home assembly, Christ Church Apostolic. July of 2010, Pastor Tyson assumed the call to pastor Calvary Ministries International in Youngstown, OH, succeeding the late, Honorable Bishop Norman L. Wagner. In 2013, he also assumed the pastorate of his home assembly, Christ Church Apostolic, where he currently serves as senior pastor.

Pastor Tyson is a committed husband, father, pastor, mentor, and friend. His intense devotion to worship, evangelism, and unifying the body of Christ across denominational lines through fellowship and the spiritual and academic development of aspiring young ministers through the spoken word, seminars, lectures, and symposiums has made him one of the most sought-after speakers in the United States to date.


First Lady Tyson

Krista Tyson

Evangelist Krista M. Tyson is an Apostolic voice to the world that manifested in the earth in 1985 when she accepted her call to ministry of not only expounding the Word of God through preaching, teaching and singing to the nations, but also to the specific call to the continued development of leading women who are: pastor's wives, pastors, evangelists, missionaries, visionaries, teachers, and auxiliary leaders.

She is a 1982 Theology Major and Graduate of Aenon Bible College of Indianapolis, Indiana, graduating Salutatorian. A Theology student at the Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was ordained into the ministry in 1986.

She assists her husband, Senior Pastor Suffragan Bishop C. Shawn Tyson, and her son Executive Pastor through the "Power of Partnership in Ministry" at Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church in Youngstown, Ohio and Christ Church Apostolic in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Pastor Timothy and Denise Carpenter

Elder Timothy Carpenter

Pastor Timothy Carpenter was born in Youngstown, Ohio. His parents were charter members of the Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church. At the age of thirteen, Pastor Carpenter also accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and became an active member of the church under the pastorate of Eld. James E. Tyson.

Pastor Tim began formal lessons at age four and studied classical piano for many years and was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Cincinnati. His classical training and his ability to play by ear allowed him to become one of gospel music's premier pianists. As a composer, studio musician, workshop clinician, and musical director, Pastor Tim has worked with many of gospel music's icons.

Hearing and accepting God's call to the spoken word ministry in 1997, Pastor Carpenter was ordained by the United Church of Jesus Christ, Apostolic, and the New Covenant Believer's Church. He immerses himself in the study of the Word as it relates to daily living. Always one to look beyond what he has heard from others, his approach to preaching is fresh and relevant. He deems himself as a "preacher of small words" and strives to deliver a message that is both inspiring and applicable. He proclaims, "A message is only as good as its application!"

In 2005 Pastor Tim, with his wife, Pastor Denise, launched out in ministry founding God's Way Ministries International. God's Way is not just the name, but the foundation of the church. Pastor Tim's love for all of God's people has granted him favor with many denominations. Pulpits have been opened to his unique delivery of God's Word because he focuses his messages on that which concerns man's salvation and growth.

Pastor Tim has been blessed to carry the gospel both through spoken word and song throughout many countries. He has a phenomenal understanding of music as it relates to scripture and the ability to translate it worldwide. He enjoys immersing himself in different cultures and is often found on the streets of foreign countries, just taking in the sights and sounds when he has leisure time.

PASTOR DENISE CARPENTER

Pastor Denise B. Carpenter has more than 30 years of leadership and ministry experience. She has served in many roles, such as Church Business Administrator, Executive Director, Special Events Director, and Consultant to several corporations, non-profit organizations, and churches across the United States and abroad. She furthered her educational pursuits through the Dow School of Business and later at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA, where she received her certification in Church Business Administration. After many years of serving faithfully in the background, God has pushed her to the forefront where she is widely recognized as a teacher, preacher, lecturer, and counselor.

In December of 2005, Denise and her husband, Reverend Timothy W. Carpenter, cofounded God's Way Ministries International. On March 4, 2007, she was ordained to the office of Assistant Pastor, where she currently serves passionately in their local church. She was appointed to Executive Pastor in the spring of 2018. Due to the longevity of her marriage and the desire to see others succeed and prosper, she and her husband completed their certification in marriage and pre-marital counseling through Prepare-Enrich. Her commitment to counseling, spiritual guidance, and mentorship exemplifies her dedication to serving others.

Lady Denise also has a strong passion for training and developing women. Her mission is to aid them in the discovery and fulfillment of their purpose in life and to embrace it freely and boldly while celebrating their unique femininity. She has written a personal development curriculum for Christian women entitled Esther's Academy. This curriculum made its debut in England in 2004 and later expanded to other areas throughout England and Scotland. Esther's Academy was established in the United States in Columbus, OH, in September of 2006 and continues to thrive with expanding curriculum and enrollment. In June of 2015, Esther's Academy was officially renamed to Esther by Design. Since that time, Esther by Design was launched on the east coast of the United States, reaching women in Maryland, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, and Virginia. It is within this in-depth anthology of courses that God has established a platform for Lady Denise to encourage women of all ages to realize their true identity and guide them through their journey to destiny. Through the ministry of Esther by Design, Lady Denise hosts annual retreats, conferences, and symposiums.

God continues to expand her territory and influence through her literary gifts. In March of 2016, she published her first book entitled "Your Journey Through A Personal Spiritual Rehabilitation (A 21 Day Devotional)". Her writings have also been published in the compilation books" One Sister Away," Volumes II, III, and IV. Denise encouraging devotional writings can be found in her weekly blog entitled Marvelous Works!

Denise married the love of her life at the tender age of 19. She and her beloved husband Timothy are the proud parents of two adult daughters, Micah Danielle and Maurielle Danae, and six beautiful grandchildren. Their joy and marital bliss have been made complete by their ten adopted children given to them by God, and the blessing of eight additional grandchildren. Her greatest joy is serving God and enjoying life with the love and happiness of family!


Jerry and Tanisha Flowers

The Flower's

Jerry and Tanisha Flowers are the creators and founders of RedefinedTV and are passionate about redefining relationships righteously. With millions of views on YouTube, Facebook, and other social media outlets and four cross country relationship tours, these generational trendsetters are dedicated to allowing their marriage to be a stage for which people can see Christ. The Flowers' are based in Houston, TX, and are pastors at Time of Celebration Ministries Church. They have been married eight years and are proud parents of two beautiful children, Melody and Jerry III.


Sarah Jakes Roberts

Sarah Jakes Roberts

Sarah Jakes Roberts is redefining what it means to be a modern woman of faith. Her messages spread throughout the world, defying cultural, religious, gender, and socio-economic boundaries. Whether through her bestselling books or viral messages, it only takes a few minutes of connecting with her to understand why she becomes an instant favorite. Sarah has a unique way of reaching people who are seeking to make peace with their past, maximize their present, and deepen their relationship with God.

Alongside her husband, Touré Roberts, she co-pastors The Potter's House at One LA and The Potter's House Denver. With her down to earth personality, contemporary style, and revelatory messages, there's no question why she is an emerging thought leader for this generation, yet her growing influence came by surprise.

"If you would have told me five years ago that I would be in full-time ministry, I would have asked if you were talking to the right person," Sarah said.


Tye Tribbitt

Tye Tribbett

Tye Tribbett raised in Camden, New Jersey. He toured with Faith Hill in 2000, leading to work with Will Smith, Usher, Don Henley, Justin Timberlake, and Sting. He has since released five albums.

The album "Greater Than" was released on August 6, 2013, and earned him two Grammy awards. In 2017, he released "The Bloody Win."


Buddy Lakins

Buddy Lakins

Howard "Buddy" Lakins, Jr. hails from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and is excited about his Unified Voices theatrical debut. Buddy is an internationally acclaimed and "self-taught" musician who plays keys, organ, and drums; he is an artist who puts his mind, body, and soul into a score. You can hear that he infuses life into the music, capturing the essence of every breath, beat, pulse, sound, and note. Buddy has an extensive background in music specializing in gospel, R&B, and Broadway. He has been the musician on many touring productions, including Mamma I Want to Sing, The Golden Gospel Singer, and The Wiz.

He had accompanied, produced and engineered for multiple award-winning artists including Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Kim Burrell, Karen, and Twinkie Clark, Edwin and Walter Hawkins, Douglas Miller, The Reverend James Moore, The Reverend Thomas Whitfield, The Reverend Timothy Wright, Maurette Brown Clarke, Isaiah Thomas, Jonathan Nelson, Donald Malloy, Jeff Jacobs and many more.

Buddy demonstrates a strong work ethic and commitment not only to the music but to the individuals in which he works. He is an elementary school music teacher and the Chief Musician at the First Apostolic Church in Baltimore, Maryland, under the pastorship of Apostle F.C. Showell.

Mr. Lakins is truly everybody's "Buddy." His unassuming spirit, jovial personality, and love for his fellow man are just a few of the Christian characteristics that are a testimony to who he is. Humbly from his heart, Buddy would like to dedicate his performances to all of his family and friends.


Dr. Anita Phillips

Dr. Anita Phillips

Nationally acclaimed licensed therapist and life coach, Dr. Anita Phillips is recognized as a leader in the mental health community for her ground-breaking approach to bridging faith & professional counseling. Through her Turn the Light On Movement and spiritually-grounded mental health practice, this Baltimore, MD-based minister's mission is to encourage, educate and empower women with information, tools, and confidence to improve and prioritize their emotional well-being. Dedicating specific attention and intention towards trauma survivors, Phillips helps survivors navigate their recovery through her unique faith-led therapeutic philosophy. Phillips is a proud wife to Pastor Michael Phillips of Kingdom Life Church and holds degrees from the University of Maryland, Regent University, and Johns Hopkins University.

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