Conference PresentersConference Presenters
Pastor Philip De CourcySenior Pastor, Kindred Community Church
Steeped in Biblical wisdom and always quick with a joke, Philip is the senior pastor of Kindred Community Church and dynamic speaker on the national media program, Know The Truth. Yet behind the Irish accent and witty humor is a man who truly loves the Lord. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Philip trusted Jesus Christ as his personal savior at age 16. As an adult, he became an engineer by trade and spent six years as a part-time reserve police officer in North Belfast, where civil tension and terrorism were commonplace. After being called to full-time ministry and receiving pastoral training, Philip spent six years at Carr Baptist Church in Lisburn, a suburb of Belfast. In 1994, he relocated his family to the U.S., graduated from The Master’s Seminary, and served in churches in Southern California and central Ohio, before becoming senior pastor at Kindred in 2007. He and his wife June have three grown daughters, one son-in-law. He’s an avid reader, a devoted follower of Christ, and a die-hard Buckeyes fan.
Pastor Jack HibbsSenior Pastor, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills
Jack Hibbs is the senior and founding pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, located in southern California. Jack and his wife, Lisa, began a home fellowship over thirty years ago with just six faithful souls. Today, the church ministers weekly to over ten thousand people on campus and to millions worldwide through daily media outreach programs. Pastor Jack is well known for his passionate, verse-by-verse expositional Bible teaching; in addition, he is a frequent conference speaker. His numerous ministries, including television broadcasts, reach from West Africa to the South Pacific. Jack and Lisa have been married for over forty years and are the authors of the book Turn Around At Home – Giving A Stronger Spiritual Legacy Than You Received. They reside in Southern California where they enjoy their children and grandchildren.
Jeff KinleyFounder, Main Thing Ministries
I wasn't raised in the church, though I had amazing parents and a happy, stable home. I was like most other boys growing up, playing sports, hanging with friends.. I was an all-star athlete and an avid guitar player, but when I hit the teenage years, my choices soon turned toxic as I succumbed to the culture of drugs and hedonism. After a fellow student befriended me, he witnessed the love of Christ and ultimately led me to Jesus at the age of 16. Everything changed for me at that point. Following high school, I attended college (something I thought I would never do). While on a summer mission's project with Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU), I met the girl who would become my future wife. After graduation, we married and moved to Texas, where I attended Dallas Theological Seminary. There, I say under some of the greatest Bible teachers in the world (John Walvoord, Dwight Pentecost, Howard Hendricks, and many others). I graduated with my Masters of Theology degree (ThM) and began my career as a Pastor. I was a Student Pastor, College Pastor, and Church Planter and Head Pastor for over 30 years. In 2000, I founded Main Thing Ministries, a non-profit organization that fuels and furthers my speaking, writing, and media ministries. God has been gracious to allow me to write 38 books, with many bestsellers, and even one that was made in to a movie (GREATER). Not bas for a kid who, up until 16, had basically never read anything deeper than a comic book! All praise goes to Jesus Christ!
Dr. Mark HitchcockSenior Pastor, Faith Bible Church; Assoc. Prof. of Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary
Mark is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, holds a law degree from Oklahoma City University and a Th.M. and Ph.D., both from Dallas Theological Seminary. Mark has served as our Pastor since October 1991. He is the author of over thirty books on Bible prophecy and related topics. Mark and his wife, Cheryl, have two sons, Justin, married to Natalee and Samuel, married to Ellen. They’re also blessed with four grandchildren, Gavin, Cameron, Reed, and Tate.
Amir TsarfatiFounder and President, Behold Isreal
Amir Tsarfati was born in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. He grew up in that region and has lived in Israel all his life. While fulfilling his military duty, Amir served as the deputy governor of Jericho, and was part of the unit that negotiated and coordinated with the Palestinians during the Israeli withdrawal from the city. Following his military service, Amir studied at Israel’s School of Tourism at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He worked as a licensed tour guide for Sar El Tours and Conferences, and was eventually promoted to CEO. While guiding dozens of church groups from all over the world, God convicted him of the great need – particularly within Evangelical Christianity – to explain Israel and its role in God’s plan. In 2001, Amir founded Behold Israel while maintaining his career in tourism. But it wasn’t until 2014 that it became a registered non-profit, allowing Amir to fulfill a greater calling for his life. That is when Behold Israel became a major provider of worldwide real-time access to reliable sources of news and information about Israel from within the powerful context of Bible history and prophecy. Over the last two decades, Amir’s message has expanded from tour buses in Israel to large platforms around the globe, including conferences, church visitations, and an ever-growing online teaching ministry. Amir is now the author of several books. Amir is married to Miriam, and together they have four children. His home overlooks the valley of Megiddo (Armageddon), which is a constant reminder of the call that the Lord has placed on him to teach from the Bible what God’s plans are for the end of times.