Speakers and Worship Leaders

Leif Hetland is founder and president of Global Mission Awareness. He ministers globally bringing an impartation of God’s love, healing, and apostolic authority through a paradigm of kingdom family. A forerunner in modern-day missions, Leif has brought the gospel into the most spiritually dark areas of the world, especially in Muslim nations. Over one million souls have been saved through his ministry.


Leif's ministry began in Norway, where he served faithfully as a Baptist pastor with his wife Jennifer. Burned out and frustrated, Leif attended a small pastors meeting in the city of Haugesund where a man named Randy Clark was ministering. Randy approached Leif with a prophetic word saying, “You are like a bulldozer. God is calling you to prepare the way in unchartered territory. You are a forerunner here to prepare the preparers for the coming of the Son of Man.” He also declared that Leif was an apostle called to prepare nations that had not yet heard the Gospel. Afterwards, the Holy Spirit spoke a verse into Leif’s spirit, “Ask of me and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the world as your possession.” (Psalm 2:8) The Holy Spirit had transformed a worn out Baptist pastor into a passionate lover of God filled with the Spirit and burning with compassion for the lost. Find more information at http://globalmissionawareness.com.



Paul and Margie Arends are the senior pastors of The River. They have served in full-time ministry for over 30 years, and they have a burning passion for the church to become that glorious Bride in the earth that fulfills its last days’ commission. They have been involved in planting churches and leading mission teams into other nations, equipping local believers and churches in power ministry. Together they co-lead a vibrant, healing community of believers who are preparing for the greatest move of God in history. Miracles and the supernatural works of the Kingdom of God are abundant in their ministry. Both Paul and Margie are powerful teachers and writers. For more information on their ministry, browse this site.



John Gabriel Arends is a worship leader and recording artist with a heart to see people everywhere encounter God's love, truth, and supernatural power. He frequently leads worship at churches, conferences, and events locally, across the USA, and internationally. He has recorded 8 albums and written songs that are being sung in nations around the world. Everywhere he goes, he desires to be a "God-encounter" for people who meet him. John is part of the pastoral team of The River. For information on his music, please visit http://johngabrielarends.com.

John is joined by the amazing band from The River. When we say amazing, we don't mean flashy or hyped up. They are amazing because they truly love Jesus and using their gifts to help others encounter God.




Registration is required to attend this conference. Please indicate how many people will be attending:


There will be no childcare provided. Mature children are welcome to attend the conference sessions, but they must be directly supervised at all times.


Recordings and Video

Our media team will be recording the conference teachings sessions. However, due to the international ministry stories that Leif shares, we may not be free to release recordings. Please plan on attending so you don't miss out!



Friday July 26

Main session @ 7:00pm (open @ 6:30pm)


Saturday July 27

Main session @ 2:00pm (open @ 1:30pm)

Main Session @ 7:00pm (open @ 6:30pm)


Sunday July 28

Worship celebration @ 10:00am