JJ VASQUEZ - Session 1

Pastor JJ is the lead pastor of Journey Church in the heart of Winter Park, Florida and he and his wife Liz serve their community and the city of Orlando selflessly. Pastor JJ holds a Master of Divinity degree from The Southwestern Assemblies of God University. At 22 he was elected the District Youth Director of the Florida Multicultural District of the Assemblies of God and later served as the Youth Pastor of IEC Church in Orlando FL, one of the largest multicultural churches in the nation. JJ teaches and believes in raising up next generation leaders. He is a best-selling author of Hello GodPastor JJ and Liz live in the Orlando area with their two sons, Justice, Zane, and their dogs Blue & Honey. They love hanging out with people and are Orlando City soccer fans. 


Mark Batterson is the lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC. One church with multiple locations, NCC owns and operates Ebenezers Coffeehouse, The Miracle Theatre, and the DC Dream Center. NCC is currently developing a city block into The Capital Turnaround, the 100,000 square foot space will include event venue, child development center, mixed-use marketplace and co-working space. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times best-selling author of twenty books including, The Circle Maker, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase, Play the Man, Whisper, and recently released Win the Day. Mark and his wife Lora have three children and live on Capitol Hill.  


Scotty Gibbons is married to his best firend Casey and they have 6 children ages 18 years old to 6 years old. The Gibbons family currently resides in Oklahoma City, OK, where Scotty serves as the Lead Pastor of People's Church. Scotty has invested over twenty years of ministry in the local church and also served as National Youth Strategist for the Assemblies of God. He speaks at a variety of youth, adult, and family events and has a passion for developing leaders.