Now that the conference is over, I’m exhausted, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. It was well worth the effort. The LONGEVITY Conference 2020 was yet another opportunity for God to show up and show off.
When we set out to put the conference together, in face of COVID-19 preventing us from gathering in person, we knew that it would have to be a move of God to allow this conference to continue to go forth.
All we had was a “YES”. We stepped out in faith and God honored it. Thank you, Jesus!
Also, I would be remiss if I did not also extend my most profound thanks and appreciation is extended to the DonaldHilliardMinistriesTeam, for preparing, and carrying out another profound gathering. THANK YOU! You gave it your ALL, and I am most grateful!
The three days of the conference were packed with excellence! Each speaker was outstanding; and lives were enriched, empowered, and energized!
On Thursday, we started off with Pastor Dr. DeForest Buster Soaries who spoke on the Sandwich Generation and Economic Empowerment. That evening followed with Destiny Hilliard-Thomas the founder of Speak Destiny. And finally, Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, and author of Just Mercy, closed out Thursday with a discussion of justice and injustice.
Pastor John K. Jenkins, Sr. of First Baptist Church of Glenardon and co-pastor Dr. Susie C. Owens of Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church kicked off Friday with two very powerful discussions on guiding the church through the COVID-19 crisis. Pastor Phyllis Hilliard and Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant powerfully closed out Friday with reflections on justice and an eye-opening analysis of The Good Samaritan and its meaning for us today.
The final day of the conference began with Pastor Dr. Danielle Brown who taught on the Impact of Women on Social Change. Guest panelist, Dr. James Gibbeons shared methods to maintain wellness during this COVID-19 pandemic. Finally the conference closed with Pastor Dr. Fredrick Haynes, III who imparted wisdom on Empowering Young People to Effect Social Change and reminded us all to get out and VOTE!
Truly, there were so many amazing highlights that I could not possibly list them all here!
It’s important to acknowledge that the leaders who spoke at LONGEVITY have invested years, blood, sweat and tears to learn the lessons that they taught. Therefore, it would be foolish for us as listeners to believe that we can digest those lessons in just a short hour. Impartation like that needs to be reviewed over again and again, and meditated upon, to be properly digested. That is why the conference videos are being available for you! Whether you were unable to attend live or whether you want to watch the conference again, the LONGEVITY Conference Videos will be a vital resource for you. Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to purchase the conference videos.
The second annual conference was such a wonderful success that we are already looking forward to next year. We hope you will join us next year for “Longevity 2021”!