It has been said, “You never take a class, you take a teacher.” In this school you will learn from practitioners who are still “doing it” and who will teach you how to “do it.” These men and women will encourage and empower you to find your place of fruitfulness in life, culture, and ministry.
Bobby Alger is founding and lead pastor of Crossroads Community Church in Winchester, Virginia (planted in 1998). He has written several books on practical discipleship and equips leaders in the spiritual gifts and community engagement. He has led numerous prayer initiatives with pastors and churches in his own community and provides apostolic oversight to several leaders and ministries within their region.
Wanda Alger is an ordained minister, commissioned fivefold prophet, speaker, and author. Her writings have appeared on The Elijah List, Charisma magazine, and numerous online outlets. She also hosts a YouTube and Rumble channel where she posts weekly videos. She has produced five books as well as several video and audio teaching series which are available at www.wandaalger.me and Amazon.
Duane has served for the past 30 years in a variety of leadership positions in both the church and business world. He served for 17 years as DOVE Westgate’s lead pastor. Duane owns and operates an organizational development consulting and leadership coaching practice which launched in 2008. He holds a master’s degree in psychology/counseling. Duane’s blend of gifts—geared toward equipping leaders and strengthening the body of Christ—include teacher, administrator, church planter, counselor, mediator, and conference/seminar speaker.
Tony oversees Church of the Nations, a growing international church movement. He is an Australian who has spent much of his life in England and South Africa, planting and leading churches. Tony now resides in Richmond, Virginia. He and his wife, Marilyn, serve as true spiritual parents to church leaders all over the world. Tony has a clear message from God for the church of our generation.
Deryl Hurst is an ordained minister, and the lead pastor of DOVE Westgate Church in Ephrata, PA. He has served in a variety of roles at the church, including small group leader, elder, and executive pastor, prior to accepting the position of senior pastor in 2011. Previously, he had a 22-year career as a business owner, sales manager, and president of the Lancaster County Association of Realtors. He currently serves on the apostolic oversight teams for both DOVE USA, as well as DOVE Latin America, with a focus on Brazil.
Jake Kail was called to ministry in college after a life-changing encounter with God. He is passionate for the presence of God and to see His Kingdom come and will be done “on earth as it is in heaven.” He preaches and teaches the Word with authority, compassion, and a demonstration of the Holy Spirit’s power. After six years as lead pastor, Jake now serves as the apostolic leader of Threshold Church. He lives with his wife and family in Lancaster, PA.
Larry Kreider has spent the past four decades training leaders to make disciples with the small group concept. Larry serves as the international director of DOVE International, a worldwide network of over 1,000 churches in 26 nations. Larry has written more than 40 books and travels extensively teaching and imparting practical discipleship to leaders globally.
LaVerne Kreider started out in ministry as a teenager reaching out to street kids in a parachurch ministry. A compassionate “people person,” she has the special ability to connect with people’s hearts as she challenges them to grow spiritually. As an inspirational speaker, encourager, and spiritual mother to many women, her strength is challenging the church to walk in intimacy with the Lord and in the fear of the Lord and ministering the compassion of Christ. Along with her teaching ministry, she spends much of her time ministering to pastors’ wives.
Curt and his wife, Anita, currently pastor a growing congregation in Telford, PA. Curt had a powerful conversion experience with the baptism of the Holy Spirit in 1982, and immediately felt the Lord’s call to ministry. God raised Curt up through the business world, and over the last 16 years he has served in both assistant pastor and lead pastor roles. He has successfully led home groups, led people to Christ, taught in schools of ministry, and led numerous teams on mission trips. He carries a prophetic anointing and gifting as a teacher and has the heart of a servant leader to raise up all believers into the fullness of their callings.
Craig Nanna and his wife, Tracie, serve as the campus pastors of Life Church, Reading, PA. They planted this inner-city church over 20 years ago with a mission to reach the nations through a multi-cultural approach. Craig’s passion is to prepare the church for the greatest awakening yet that will touch the nations of the world. Craig contributed much over many years as he led the DOVE Latin America apostolic team.
Tracie and her husband, Craig, live in Reading, PA, where they planted a church over 20 years ago. Tracie serves as the discipleship and life group pastor at Life Church Reading. She enjoys traveling and ministering around the world to see God’s Kingdom advance, healthy leaders raised up and encouraged, and God’s people set free. Her favorite role has been being a mom to their three children.
Ibrahim and his wife, Diane, serve on the DOVE International Apostolic Council. Ibrahim is also the leader of the DOVE Africa Apostolic Council. This team oversees over 200 churches in 6 nations of Africa. Much of Ibrahim’s time is spent in training and mentoring leaders for the work of church planting. He and Diane travel to provide leadership training in the form of seminars and equipping classes for leaders and churches in the DOVE Africa network.
Marty and her husband, John, serve in the USA and England with DOVE Europe and Next Level International. Marty conducts workshops on practical application of prophetic intercession, moving in spiritual gifts, the song of the Lord and prophetic singing, and worshiping with flags and banners. She is also available to organize and conduct prophetic presbyteries and to lead prayer/intercessory teams, especially in church planting situations. Marty is recognized as a fivefold minister by DOVE USA.
Pastor Sam pioneered and served 40 years as lead pastor of Worship Center. Then in 2017, he and his wife, Sherlyn, transitioned into a new season of ministry. Their desire is to see leaders rise up and lead their people in the strength and power of the Holy Spirit. Pastor Sam currently oversees the Worship Center Ministers Network, which consists of pastors of churches, missionaries, and other stateside and community ministries. He also serves as regional director for the Northeast Region of Rhema Ministers Association International.
Gerry and his wife, Julie, planted Freedom Valley Worship Center in Gettysburg, PA, in 1992. Since then, God has given them the grace to help more than 50 other churches get started as well. Their goal is to plant more than 1,000 churches in their lifetime, here in the US and around the world.
For the past 15 years Dave has been a self-employed private investor whose diversified portfolio consists of commercial real estate food services, banking, pharmaceutical distribution, and hotel operations. Philanthropic endeavors include Springs of Africa Micro Faith Financing, the Bares Foundation, and Horizon Initiative. Dave’s passion is to see the church empowered to reach all of the seven mountains of influence.
Brian and Kim Zimmerman
Brian and Kim had a calling to move outside the four walls of a church building and to take prayer, worship, and serving to the street. They have served in the city of Lancaster for over 20 years in church leadership from worship director to elder. In 2007 they founded City Gate Lancaster, a center for prayer, training, and serving. Brian and Kim both pastor Shift Church and are part of the apostolic oversight for House to House Micro Church Network with DOVE USA. They have a heart for raising up leaders and seeing micro churches multiply.
Lester and his wife, Erma, live in New Holland, PA. They are the founding pastors of Petra Church. Lester serves as apostolic leader of the Hopewell Network of Churches. He has a heart for practical, regional transformation and leadership development. Lester holds a master’s degree from Chesapeake Bible College and Seminary.