Thank you so much for celebrating the 20th Anniversary of JSMI/Global Ventures during our Advance Missions Conference. For years we’ve had a desire to host a conference that would unite believers together and re-ignite a passion to reach the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This was a time of inspiration along with new direction and strategies to reach the untapped billions that have never heard the Gospel.
We were honored to have our mentors, Revs. Jerry and Marilyn O’Dell as our featured guests. We honored them for their 50+ years of ministry dedicated to reaching the unreached around the world.
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HOST: JOHN SMITHWICK
John Smithwick has traveled the world preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to over 30 nations and have seen God perform many notable miracles. They began taking teams on mission trips in 2002. To date, over 2,300 short-term missionaries have joined them in 24 countries around the world.
Since JSMI Global Ventures was founded in 1998, they have seen over 2 million souls won to Christ through mass crusade evangelism and strategic outreaches. In many unreached areas of the world, Global Ventures has planted churches and trained new believers to reach out to their communities. It is their heart to not only reach the unreached, but also to raise up an army that is passionate about doing the same. That is why they mobilize missionaries overseas.
FEATURED GUEST: JERRY AND MARILYN O’DELL
Jerry O’Dell began preaching at the age of 19 while attending college and soon after, spent 16 years as a co-evangelist with evangelists T.L. and Daisy Osborn. From 1980-86, Jerry served as a professor and International Outreach Director at Rhema Bible Training College in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Marilyn is a graduate of Rhema and always preaches and teaches beside her husband. In 1986, the O’Dells launched O’Dell Ministries into full-time outreach ministry, enabling them to do more of what they do best: reaching the unreached on the front lines of evangelism. They have ministered in nearly 100 nations with seldom equaled expertise in open-air mass-evangelism.
In 1990, they founded the India Harvest Plan, which has netted 13.4 million villagers through mass-evangelism miracle crusades and birthed nearly 200 Church Outreach Centers, which have birthed 600 more satellite churches. The students of their School for Harvesters in Honduras have won over 100,000 villagers since its inception in 1998. Most recently, the O’Dells have held open-air crusades and pastor seminars in Pakistan winning hundreds of thousands Pakistani villagers.
During this conference we will be honoring Jerry and Marilyn O’Dell for 50+ years of ministry dedicated to winning the lost around the world. Come celebrate one of the greatest evangelists of our generation.
GUEST: REZA SAFA
Reza Safa was born into a Shi’ite Muslim family in Iran. He was a devout and practicing Shi’ite Muslim, observing the laws and regulations of Islam. As a university student in Sweden, he heard the Gospel and accepted Christ. In 1990 Reza Safa launched a worldwide evangelistic and healing ministry. Since then he has held crusades and pastors conferences in over 50 countries. People from all religions, especially those from Muslim and Hindu backgrounds have turned to Christ in his outreaches and through his TBN Nejat Television Network.
GUEST: CHRIS PILKERTON
Chris Pilkerton is a pastor in Birmingham, Alabama and his ministry is impacting the world. Preaching the Gospel in foreign lands, Pastor Chris has witnessed the supernatural power of God as signs and wonders follow the ministry of the Word in Gospel crusades. He is a popular speaker at conferences and youth outreach meetings with amazing numbers of people being born again. Since launching into full time ministry in 1999, Pastor Chris and his wife, Danie’l, have been privileged to win in excess of 1.3 million souls to Christ.
GUEST: JOHNIE HAMPTON
Johnie Hampton is President and Founder of Hampton Creative, a thriving marketing company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Johnie Hampton has been in the creative industry for 22 years, focusing primarily on development and fundraising design. His expertise has given wings to some pretty great ideas—helping raise millions of dollars for national and international organizations. Currently, Johnie spends his time consulting with international non-profit brands and running the good ship Hampton Creative.
GUEST: HAYNE SCHURZ
Hayne Schurz, and his wife, Heather, have ministered the love and power of God around the world since 1989. For many years, they served as Bible School director, associate and missions pastor, and pastor of a church plant in Thailand. With a calling to train leaders to reach the unreached, they travel to churches and Bible schools teaching the Word of God. Both Hayne and Heather are graduates of Oral Roberts University and RHEMA Bible Training Center and are the parents of three children. They currently live in Colorado Springs.