Come Find Hope!

The challenges that face communities across this nation defy human solution. The government has lost its grip on communities spiraling out of control. Community action groups only measure activity, not change. As we stare into the seeming abyss of drug abuse, moral chaos, and family disintegration is there hope? Hope at the Crossroads presents not just theories, but real stories of community transformation as told by people who have witnessed God’s power alter the landscape of their city and region. Today, many well-meaning voices share the “theories” they believe will lead to transforming revival… Come hear from those who are living it.

If you are a revival-hungry pastor, intercessor, ministry leader or just someone longing to see God change your community, then Hope at the Crossroads is for you!

April 25-27, 2019
Kansas City, MO

Held at:

International House of Prayer (IHOP) University
12901 S. US Highway 71
Kansas City, MO

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Sponsored by Sentinel Group

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Conference Speakers

George Otis, Jr.
Founder and CEO, Sentinel Group

Georce Otis, Jr.George Otis, Jr. is the founder and president of the Sentinel Group, a U.S.-based Christian research, media, and training agency dedicated to helping revival-hungry communities discover the pathway to societal transformation.

He is best known as the producer of the award-winning Transformations documentaries, a series that has been viewed by an estimated 250 million people in 175 nations. George has also authored six books and is a frequent speaker at international conferences and symposia.

In 2004, George founded the International Fellowship of Transformation Partners (IFTP), a global coalition of ministries that serves the cause of transforming revival. He has also served in leadership capacities with Youth With A Mission, the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, and the AD 2000 & Beyond Movement. He has also served as an advisor to The Call, Aglow International, Ellel Ministries, Intercessors for America, and numerous other organizations.

Lonnie Riley
Executive Director, Meridzo Center Ministries

Lonnie RileyLonnie was featured in the Sentinel Group’s documentary, It’s Only Cookie Dough, detailing the transformation of Lynch, KY and surrounding region. To this day, the transformation is spreading throughout eastern Kentucky.

He has helped build many ministries including:

Solomon’s Porch Retreat Center
Black Mountain Exchange
Lamphouse Coffee Shop
Mushroom-growing facility and apartments
Faithfully Fit Gym
Hope House
Calvary Campus at Blackey
Maytown Center at Langley
Heaven’s Door Chapel at Lake Cumberland Resort

Lonnie has served as a college administrator, State Convention staff, and a pastor of small and large churches. He served two terms as Trustee of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and he and Belinda were named the 2004 Missionaries of the Year by NAMB for the U.S. and Canada. Lonnie is the recipient of the Tony Turner Award and the Community Development Award by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, and the 2017 Governor’s William Cooper Award for Faith and Community Impact.

Larry Lane
COO, Sentinel Group

Larry LaneLarry Lane served as the senior pastor of Neighborhood Church, Chico, CA for nearly twenty years before founding Kingdom Catalyst in 2012. In 2014, Kingdom Catalyst became a partner agency for the Sentinel Group, and in 2015, he became the National Director for The Journey to Transformation. In 2017, Larry became the Chief Operating Officer of the Sentinel Group.

Larry has engaged in preaching and teaching within the Church as well as consulting with business leaders on leadership principles and on how to integrate faith and work. Larry holds a B.A. from Nyack College and an M. Div. from Asbury Seminary. His wife of 42 years, Carol, teaches English at Butte and Yuba Colleges. Together they have five adult children and ten grandchildren.

Norma Blacksmith

Norma BlacksmithNorma Blacksmith is an Oglala Sioux Native currently living in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Now in her late-70s, Norma is a great-grandmother, a respected tribal elder, and a gifted quilter and seamstress. In 1987, she began teaching classes in star quilting, a Lakota traditional art form, through the Oglala Lakota College. A Community Spirit Award honoree, Norma prefers to honor others, often by wrapping them in star quilts and singing songs over them.

The daughter of a former medicine man, but now a fearless, on-fire Christian intercessor, Norma regularly storms heaven on behalf of her people. She is especially incensed over the pain caused by drugs, alcohol, and unscrupulous Native religious leaders.

In recent years, Norma has seen God answer prayer in dramatic fashion — including the obliteration of a notorious drug dealer’s property by a tornado (no surrounding homes were touched), the uprooting of a prominent Sundance pole, and the transformation of Whiteclay, a community of 12 people that for years served as an infamous booze pipeline into the Pine Ridge Reservation (an average of 4.2 million cans of beer sold annually).

Thai Lam
National Director, Luke18 Project

Thai LamThai Lam is part of the leadership team of the International House of Prayer Missions Base of Kansas City and serves as the national director of Luke18 Project, a campus prayer movement to fuel a culture of prayer and fasting to contend for revival and awakening on college campuses, as well as facilitator for the Collegiate Day of Prayer, America’s oldest concert of prayer for college campuses on the last Thursday of February.

Thai is committed to calling a generation to wholehearted love, allegiance, and pursuit of Jesus and to a Daniel lifestyle of consecration, fasting, and prayer. Thai has pioneered & led campus ministries for 20 years at UC Berkeley, Stanford, San Jose State, UCLA, KU, and UMKC. Thai came to faith in Jesus as a freshmen at UC Berkeley, graduated in Religious Studies, and then studied Cross-Cultural Missions at Fuller Seminary. Thai and his wife Angela reside in Kansas City with their 3 children — Noah, Cohen, and Selah.

Conference Schedule

4:00-6:45 pm Registration Open
7:00 pm Welcome & Worship
8:00 pm Keynote Speaker: George Otis, Jr.
9:00 am Welcome & Worship
9:30 am Speaker: Lonnie Riley
11:00 am Speaker: George Otis, Jr.
12:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm Worship
2:30 pm Speaker: Norma Blacksmith
3:30 pm Panel Discussion/Q&A: Prayer and Revival
5:00 pm Dinner Break
7:00 pm Worship
8:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Lonnie Riley
9:00 am Welcome & Worship
9:30 am Speaker: Thai Lam
11:00 am Speaker: Lonnie Riley
12:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm Worship
2:20pm Sentinel Ministry Update
3:45 pm Speaker: Larry Lane
5:00 pm Dinner Break
7:00 pm Worship
8:00 pm Keynote Speaker: George Otis, Jr.

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