Destiny Summit is one of the major annual Conferences of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) held in October / November of every year.
The Conference is a time for the church and congregation to reflect on our walk with God, His goodness, Faithfulness and also to give gratitude to Him for how far He has brought us. It is also a life transforming period to help us birth out what is hidden in our hearts.
‘Destiny Summit’ is also a time for addressing issues related to leadership, personal and career development, family and the social transformation of our people.
This year’s Destiny Summit under the corporate theme “Righteousness” comes off at Christ Temple, Abossey Okai from Monday, 31st October – Friday, 4th November 2011. Morning Sessions: 9.am-12noon. Evening Session: 6pm-9pm each night.
The Guest Speakers will be Bishop Joseph Garlington, Senior Pastor, Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, USA, Pastor Randy O. Morrison, Senior Pastor Speak the Word Church International, Minnesota, USA, Dr. Mark Chironaa, founder of The Master’s Touch International Church, Orlando, Florida, USA, Rev. Ransford Obeng, founder and Senior Pastor, Calvary Charismatic Centre (C.C.C), Kumasi, Ghana and Rev. Benjamin Dube, founder and CEO of High Praise Centre, Boksburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Bishop Joseph L. Garlington
Bishop Garlington is the Senior Pastor of Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, a multiracial and cross-cultural community of more than two thousand members, which he founded with his wife, Barbara in 1971.
Guided by Bishop Garlington’s vision, Covenant Church has been a model of reconciliation and racial healing for Reconciliation! Ministries International, an International Network of Churches and Ministries, Inc, for which he is the Presiding Bishop. Reconciliation! Ministries spans the globe in representation with nearly a thousand congregations worldwide.
He is the president of Building United of Southwestern Pennsylvania, an ecumenical coalition of bishops in the Southwestern and Western Pennsylvania corridor. Through the synergy of this partnership with local and national financial institutions and foundations, they are beginning to see genuine fruit from President Bush’s faith-based initiatives in providing home ownership for low and middle income families.
As the visionary for Covenant Church, he launched an outreach to recover an abandoned school in Wilkinsburg, PA, that is now known as Hosanna House Community Center, which has become a world class model for creative partnerships with government, business, foundations and the church. This and other numerous outreaches to the local and international community have positioned Covenant Church as a recognized leader in the faith-based community.
Bishop Garlington is an accomplished musician and recording artist, author and scholar, whose work touches thousands through radio and TV, through his weekly television broadcast, Something Fresh, through national and international conferences, through albums, books and articles. He is internationally recognized in the religious community for his work and ministry in many churches in South Africa since 1979.
His preaching and teaching ministry, known for it's humor and deep insight, has made him a popular speaker at many national conferences such as Promise Keepers, the international men’s movement, where he regularly addressed tens of thousands of men. Bishop Garlington regularly consults for pastors, churches and organizations that are eager to develop similar models of racial reconciliation and healing.
He is married to Pastor Barbara Williams Garlington, and together they share responsibility for seven children, thirteen grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Randy O. Morrison
is the Senior Pastor of Speak the Word Church International, located in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. For more than three decades, Pastor Randy has delivered his trademark Common Sense Approach to the Gospel, combining humor, unfettered passion and real-life experiences with bible-based teaching that has, year after year helped transform the lives of thousands of members as well as loyal viewers of his world-wide television broadcast, "A Common Sense Approach to Life with Randy Morrison".
Speak the Word Church International is one of the largest, non-denominational, multicultural churches in the Twin Cities metro area. The ministry attracts a strong international following and Pastor Randy Morrison travels to global destinations multiple times each year, including Africa, Brazil and the country of his birth, Trinidad, in the West Indies.
His goal is to help people discover and fulfill their God-given purpose in life, through the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.
From a small bible study of just six people to church services held in school gymnasiums, Pastor Randy built Speak the Word Church International into the ministry it is today.
Pastor Randy is a gifted visionary and much sought-after speaker, both nationally and internationally. He is a living testimony to the truth that all things are possible with God. As he often says, his common sense approach is designed to help people “live life by design and not from crisis to crisis. “
Pastor Randy and his wife, Roxane Battle Morrison reside in Plymouth, Minnesota.
Rev. Ransford Obeng
is the founder and Senior Pastor of Calvary Charismatic Centre, a non-denominational English church in Kumasi, Ghana, with over 2000 strong membership. He has partnered others in planting over 40 mission churches throughout Ghana and has sent missionaries to the U.K, USA, Jamaica, Ivory Coast and Senegal and other countries around the world.
He teaches the Word of God in all simplicity under the power and direction of the Holy Spirit.
He has trained and mentored many young ministers into key leadership positions and is committed to equipping and producing believers who are empowered to fulfill their God-ordained purposes and ministry.
He has had the privilege of traveling extensively ministering the Word of God in Africa, Asia and North America.
Dr. Mark J. Chironna
is uniquely gifted to train, mobilize, and ignite transformation in God’s people. His is a clear voice for the 21st century that resonates throughout our global society with the cause of Christ and the message of His Kingdom.
With the nurturing heart of an apostolic father and the veil-rending cry of a proven prophetic ministry to the nations, Dr. Chironna serves to empower believers and equip the Body of Christ in this age. He is the founder of The Master’s Touch International Church in Orlando, Florida, where he also serves as senior pastor.
Dr. Chironna holds multiple advanced degrees in theology and psychology. He and his wife Ruth are the proud parents of two sons, Matthew and Daniel.
Reverend Benjamin Dube
is a music ministerial visionary, anointed songwriter and singer, music producer, mentor/father and pastor to many musicians and an inspiration to most artists in South Africa.
A Gospel legend of Africa, Reverend Benjamin Dube began the journey of his calling in ministry in 1986 when he recorded a single - HOLY SPIRIT which was a cross-over hit song and chart buster in local radio stations and sold over 25 000 units in the year of its release in RSA.
Rev. Benjamin Dube was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, the last of five siblings.
He is the founder and CEO of High praise Centre in Boksburg, Johannesburg, a non-profit making organization that addresses the spiritual needs of men, women and children. HPC inaugurated in 1994 is a family affair of over a 2000 membership.
With his musical background, he has fifteen albums to his credit. Thrice, he was nominated as a Finalist in the MTN-SAMA awards (2004/6) under the Best Contemporary Gospel category and received an award for Best Praise and Worship Album in 2007 and also received crown Gospel Music award for Best Praise and Worship Artist in 2008.
One gospel honored him with two awards, Gospel Legend Award and the Best Contemporary Artist.
In addition to his music ministry, Reverend Benjamin Dube is a sought after itinerary speaker. He spoke in former President Nelson Mandela's "Freedom of the City" award presentation, sharing podiums on both Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki's Presidential Inaugurations.
He is a well travelled preacher, and has shared the podium with Bishop TD Jakes, Bishop John Francis, Bishop Tudor Bismark, Kirk Franklin, Andrea Crouch, Israel Houghton and many other renowned speakers and musicians.
As Senior pastor of high praise centre, he speaks to more than 1500 people every Sunday, not counting the seven churches he associates with.
Reverend Benjamin Dube has been a guest of several national television and radio programmes, and has made news in every newspaper and magazine in South Africa. In December 2004, Sunday Sun -Newspaper named him the most influential celebrity of the month with integrity.
Reverend Benjamin with his wife Thabile and four sons live in the south of Johannesburg, RSA.