Inspirational Pastors




“Preach Christ. He is the hope of the world.”

That is the statement and life’s calling of John W. Gray III. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, John accepted Jesus Christ as Savior at seven years old at Bethel Baptist Church under the pastorate of Dr. Wayne Davis. The product of two musically gifted parents, John showed an early affinity for music and was directing the choir at seven years old. His passion for music and the arts was evident throughout his formative as he was a part of every theatrical production at church and at school.
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Joel & Victoria Osteen

Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen is a native Texan and the Pastor of Lakewood Church, which according to Church Growth Today is America’s largest and fastest growing church. On July 16, 2005 after completing $95 million dollars in renovations, Joel moved Lakewood Church into its new 16,000-seat home – the former Compaq Center. It is the largest regularly-used worship center in the United States. Each week Joel delivers God’s message of hope and encouragement to more than 38,000 attendees. According to Nielsen Media Research, Joel is the most watched inspirational figure in America. His weekly sermon is broadcast into every U.S. television market where it is viewed by seven million Americans each week and more than 20 million each month. His weekly broadcast is also seen in almost 100 nations around the world.

Victoria Osteen has always had a passion and energy for life that is contagious.

Working alongside her husband, Pastor Joel Osteen, Victoria serves as co-pastor of Lakewood Church, in Houston, Texas.

Under Pastor Joel and Victoria’s leadership, Lakewood Church has grown in every area of ministry and has become the largest and most diverse congregation in America today with over 40,000 attending weekly services.

As co-pastor, Victoria is an integral part of each service at Lakewood and Joel Osteen’s worship events across the U.S. As a wife and a mother of two children, Victoria is an inspiration and mentor to women everywhere. She is committed to helping women, children and families discover their purpose and reach their highest potential in Christ.

Her desire to meet the needs of women led her to found the Women’s Ministry at Lakewood Church to strengthen and develop the lives of married, single and professional women. Victoria also supports The Bridge (a battered women’s shelter) and Feed the Children. The Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce honored Victoria Osteen with a Community Impact Award in 2006.

A life-long Houstonian, Victoria attended the University of Houston while working as a senior buyer in her family’s fine-jewelry business. In 1986, her life changed when she met Joel for the first time. A year and a half later, they were married and she left her family’s business to devote herself to full-time ministry. She soon began traveling to the world’s most impoverished villages in countries such as India, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.

In October of 2008, Simon and Schuster released Victoria’s first book Love Your Life which quickly became a New York Times bestseller. Victoria recently released her first children’s books Unexpected Treasures and My Happy Heart box set. For more information about Victoria,


About Chip Ingram

Chip Ingram

Chip Ingram

Chip Ingram’s passion is helping Christians really live like Christians. As a pastor, author, coach and teacher for more than twenty-five years, Chip has helped believers around the world move from spiritual spectators to healthy, authentic disciples of Jesus by living out God’s truth in their lives and relationships in transformational ways.


Chip’s direct, practical teaching style helps everyday believers apply God’s truth to relevant issues, relationships and challenges. Reaching more than a million people a week, his teaching can be heard online and through hundreds of radio and television outlets worldwide. In his winsome, down-to-earth way, he reveals Bible truth about God’s perspective on marriage, understanding love and sex, raising kids, money and how to overcome painful emotion and circumstances.


Chip is the author of fourteen books, including his most recent releases: Spiritual Simplicity, Good to Great in God’s Eyes and Overcoming Emotions that Destroy. Reaching more than a million people a week, his teaching can be heard online and through hundreds of radio and television outlets worldwide. Chip and his wife, Theresa, have four children and eight grandchildren.


Today, Chip serves as senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and president of Living on the Edge – an international teaching and discipleship ministry. Over the last twenty-five years Chip has pastored churches ranging from 500 to 5,000 and served as president of Walk through the Bible. Chip holds an M.S. degree from West Virginia University and a Th.M. degree from Dallas Theological Seminary.


An avid basketball player throughout high school and college, Chip originally envisioned a career as a coach. As God’s plan unfolded, he realized his calling was not to coach athletes, but to coach people. He has a unique ability to challenge believers to live out their faith in ways that help them experience God’s presence like never before … and still plays basketball regularly.


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7 Days to UTOPIA

7 Days to UTOPIA

The Movie follows the story of Luke Chisolm (Lucas Black), a talented young golfer set on making the pro tour.  When his first big shot turns out to be a very public disaster, Luke escapes the pressures of the game and finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas, home to eccentric rancher Johnny Crawford (Robert Duvall).  But Johnny’s more than meets the eye, and his profound ways of looking at life force Luke to question not only his past choices, but his direction for the future.







Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer

Joyce Meyer


Joyce Meyer is one of the world’s leading practical Bible teachers. ANew York Times bestselling author, her books have helped millions of people find hope and restoration through Jesus Christ. ThroughJoyce Meyer Ministries, she teaches on a number of topics with a particular focus on the mind, mouth, moods and attitudes. Her candid communication style allows her to share openly and practically about her experiences so others can apply what she has learned to their lives.



Brian & Bobbie Houston

Brian & Bobbie Houston

Brian & Bobbie Houston

Senior Pastors of Hillsong Church

“Our singular, all-consuming passion is to build God’s Church and Kingdom on the earth, and see everyday people released into their purpose and calling. We believe in people – we believe in their potential and we believe in their amazing capacity to influence the world with good.”

Hillsong is a church that believes in Jesus, a church that loves God and people.

Overwhelmed by the gift of salvation we have found in Jesus, we have a heart for authentic worship, are passionate about the local church, and are on mission to see God’s kingdom established across the earth.

Senior Pastors of Hillsong Church

Brian Houston

As a leader, Pastor Brian Houston is highly regarded for his boldness, innovation and vision. As a church pastor, he is well respected for his passion for the cause of Christ and the local church, and for preaching messages that change mindsets and ministries. But at HOME – Hillsong Church – Pastor Brian is most loved for being the ‘dad of the house’ – a pastor who loves God and people, and a speaker of life who declares, ‘The best is yet to come’.

Bobbie Houston

Pastor Bobbie Houston is passionate about seeing all people find Jesus as their Saviour, gain a revelation of their value in Him and rise up to make a stand for justice on the earth. She is a beloved Pastor with a prophetic teaching gift, and she has redefined the face of ‘women’s ministry,’ raising up a strong and capable company of women through a local Hillsong Sisterhood, global Colour Sisterhood and flourishing annual Colour Conferences that take place across four nations.



Christine Caine

Christine Caine


Christine is a lover of Jesus, wife to Nick, and mum to Catie and Sophie. She travels the globe preaching, teaching, and advocating for justice. Powered by hot, extra-dry, skinny, cappuccinos, Christine is a lover of words who speaks too fast, talks too much, and also writes them down. An author of five times over, her most recent book is UNDAUNTED. She and her husband Nick have also founded The A21 Campaign, an anti-human trafficking organization that fights slavery around the globe. Christine has a heart for freeing captives, both physically and spiritually, but ultimately it comes back to her primary focus: building the Church.


Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott

Les & Leslie Parrott

Les & Leslie Parrott


Les and Leslie. A husband-and-wife team who not only share the same name, but the same passion for helping others build healthy relationships. In 1991, the Parrotts founded the Center for Relationship Development on the campus of Seattle Pacific University – a groundbreaking program dedicated to teaching the basics of good relationships.


 Rick Warren

Rick Warren

Rick Warren

About Rick Warren

Dr. Rick Warren is passionate about attacking what he calls the five “Global Goliaths” – spiritual emptiness, egocentric leadership, extreme poverty, pandemic disease, and illiteracy/poor education. His goal is a second Reformation by restoring responsibility in people, credibility in churches, and civility in culture. He is a pastor, global strategist, theologian, and philanthropist.

As a pastor, he founded Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., in 1980 with one family. Today, it is an evangelical congregation averaging 25,000 weekly attendees, and has more than 300 community ministries to groups such as prisoners, CEOs, addicts, single parents, and those with HIV/AIDS. Recently, the church fed 42,000 homeless people – three meals a day – for 40 days.

He also leads the Purpose Driven Network of churches, a global coalition of congregations in 162 countries. More than 400,000 ministers and priests have been trained worldwide, and almost 157,000 church leaders subscribe to the Ministry ToolBox, his weekly newsletter. His previous book, The Purpose Driven Church is listed in “100 Christian Books That Changed the 20th Century.” Forbes magazine called it “the best book on entrepreneurship, management, and leadership in print.”

Pastor Rick’s passion to launch on radio was born from three deep convictions…

People are discouraged and everyone needs HOPE. We know that HOPE comes from the Scriptures. Discouragement is rampant… in the weak economic recovery and high rate of joblessness, the natural disasters, painful school shootings, gridlock among political leaders and much more.  Society is coarsening and there is a clear loss of civility. People need to hear the Gospel and the HOPE in CHRIST more than ever.

Bringing the Gospel to the unreached is our greatest goal. Pastor Rick passionately feels the need to reach the remaining 2900 unreached tribes and people groups with the Gospel of Jesus. This is the greatest evangelistic global initiative we can team up together to achieve (Revelations 7:9).  Pastor Rick intends to use the Daily Hope radio program to mobilize the people and the funding needed to accomplish this goal. He calls it “The 2020 Vision” – reaching every last tribe with the Gospel and a church by the year 2020.

Religious liberty is our first right. Pastor Rick is deeply concerned about the erosion of religious liberty in America. On every front – school campuses, businesses, hospitals, and even in churches, secularists in government are increasingly trying to limit, undermine, and even outlaw historic protections of our religious liberty. Our first freedom is religious liberty and it needs to be protected. This may become the civil rights issue of the next decade and Pastor Rick intends to be a big voice in protecting our first right.


– Pastors Casey and Wendy Treat 

Casey & Wendy Treat

Casey & Wendy Treat

Hey Friend, Wendy and I would like to be the first to welcome you to Christian Faith Center online. At CFC we are a community based church that loves God and loves people. We welcome all people to our church family. We are one church with 3 locations located in Federal Way, Mill Creek, and the Peninsula. It is our desire that you would check us out during any of our services and feel like you are coming home. We believe you will find a place that loves you the way you are, people that are like you in more ways than you realize, and a God that simply desires to know you.

If you live outside the greater Seattle area, our online campus is available during ALL of our services and we encourage you to check it out and watch LIVE during any service. We also have a media center that enables you to view some of our sermons right now, simply click here.

On a weekly basis we have over 150 nations represented in our congregation, Kid’s Church, Youth Church, Life Connections, and so much more that we hope you will feel at home at CFC!  If you have any prayer needs or testimonies, please share them with us by clicking here, we look forward to hearing for you and seeing you at church.


 Bishop T. D. Jakes

TD Jakes

TD Jakes

Bishop T. D. Jakes is a charismatic leader, visionary, provocative thinker, and entrepreneur who serves as senior pastor of The Potter’s House, a global humanitarian organization and 30,000-member church located in Dallas.

Named “America’s Best Preacher” by Time Magazine, Jakes’ voice reverberates from the world’s most prominent stages.  Through his nexus of charitable works, T.D. Jakes is known for extending a hand of help to the needy, heart of compassion to the hurting, and message of inspiration to the disenfranchised.

Beyond the pulpit, Jakes ranks among EBONY’s Power100 and is the winner of several prestigious awards including BET Honors, Stellar Award, NAACP Image AwardKeeper of the Dream Award and McDonald’s 365Black Award for his humanitarian efforts.  His worldwide impact is also felt through high profile conference series such as MegaFest which recently drew more than 75,000 participants and an empire that spans film, television, radio, best-selling books, and the T.D. Jakes School of Leadership.

Bishop Jakes made his presence felt in Hollywood with eight films to date including the recent hit,“Winnie Mandela” starring Jennifer Hudson; last year’s top five release, “SPARKLE,” featuring Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston; On the Seventh Day, the first sequel in the “Woman Thou Art Loosed” franchise which outperformed the competition on a per screen average; and “Jumping the Broom,” an award winning romantic comedy that debuted as the #1 comedy and grossed nearly seven times its budget in 2011.  Next up for the prodigious producer are“Black Nativity” and the much anticipated Heaven is for Real based on the bestselling book and due in theatres Easter weekend.

Celebrating 32 years of marriage, Thomas Dexter and Serita Jakes are parents to five children and three grandchildren.  He credits his own parents as the source of his perseverance and sense of self-reliance.

After more than 36 years in ministry, Jakes continues to be a leading voice of innovation, inspiration, and influence in Christendom today.


Dick Bernal

Dick Bernal

Pastors Dick & Carla Bernal

Pastor Dick has researched, taught, and authored on the subjects of spiritual warfare, city taking, and marketplace ministry. One of his most influential books is Storming Hell’s Brazen Gates, which helped ignite the great Brownsville Revival of 1985 in Pensacola, Florida. Another book, When Lucifer, Jezebel, or Jonah Join Your Team, has helped countless ministries learn how to deal firsthand with three of the most dangerous spirits in any church or organization. Kings & Priests was written to help clearly define and understand the importance of the Christian’s role in the marketplace as you work to build and influence the Kingdom of God. Living Under an Open Heaven illustrates God’s love for cities while equipping believers with the knowledge necessary to help transform their communities.

More than three decades after founding Jubilee, Pastor Dick continues pastoring, writing, and serving as a missionary to the nations. He’s also fulfilling his greatest mandate – to mentor the next generation of pastors, leaders, and business executives. He’s an advisory board member of the influential Church Growth International Ministry in Seoul, Korea, founded by his personal pastor, Dr. David Yonggi Cho.

Pastor Carla Bernal is well-known for her gift as a passionate, prophetic intercessor and is often referred to as Jubilee’s greatest hidden treasure – a “stealth missile” whose prayers always hit the mark! People flock to her for prayer before and after service, knowing that she has a gift of healing and a gift for praying for women dealing with infertility.

After years of traveling the world, ministering with Pastor Dick, and spreading the gospel, Pastor Carla believes her greatest mission in life is to witness to people who are hurting and lost. Her greatest desires have always been to see people saved, filled with the Holy Spirit, and fulfilling their God-given purpose. In addition to Jubilee, she’s also found a broader audience – the people of San Jose and the surrounding Bay Area.


Paula White Ministries

Paula’s Life Story


PAULA WHITE, pastor, teacher, author, international evangelist, inspirational figure, popular TV personality…woman of God. Known for her profound and dynamic Bible teaching, she is the host of the nationally syndicated program Paula Today. Transcending socioeconomic and denominational barriers, her powerful message of hope resonates among people from every walk of life.

With a faith undaunted by the task at hand, this mother, humanitarian and beloved mentor is also the Senior Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, a non-traditional church with a multi-cultural mission whose membership ranges in the thousands. A gifted exhorter and motivator, the core of Paula’s message is “delivering spiritual truths that transforms lives”.


Robert Morris

Pastor Robert Morris

is the Founding Senior Pastor of Gateway Church, a multi-campus, evangelistic, Spirit-empowered church in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Since it began in 2000, the church has grown to more than 36,000 active members. He is featured on the weekly television program, The Blessed Life, broadcast to approximately 100 million homes in the U.S. and more than 200 countries around the world. Robert holds a Doctorate of Literature and serves as Chairman of the Board of The King’s University. He is the bestselling author of eleven books, including The Blessed Life, From Dream to Destiny, The God I Never Knew, and The Blessed Church. Robert and his wife Debbie have been married 34 years and are blessed with one married daughter, two married sons and four grandchildren.


Jimmy & Karen Evans

The Evans

The Evans

“There is a fierce battle being fought for marriage in America right now, but we can win it,” says Jimmy Evans. “At MarriageToday, we want to raise the standard. We want to give people help and hope to succeed in marriage…and you can succeed. You just need the right information.”

Since founding MarriageToday in 1994, Jimmy and Karen Evans have encouraged and coached countless couples in building rewarding marriages and healthy homes. With more than 50% of unions in America ending in divorce, the Evans are committed to sharing proven truths that can make the most troubled marriage good, and any good marriage great. They bring more than 25 years experience equipping and teaching couples to MarriageToday’s mission to restore the dream of marriage in America.

MarriageToday utilizes seminars, conferences, simulcasts and more than 100 marriage building resources, in pursuit of this vital mission. And leading the way in cultural impact is the ministry’s national television program, MarriageToday with Jimmy & Karen, which broadcasts to more than 100 million households in North America and more than 200 countries via the Internet. Whether couples are desperate to improve or save their marriages, solidify their blended families or build a more balanced, successful family, MarriageToday offers the help they need.

Jimmy and Karen know firsthand that no marriage is hopeless. The first few years of their own marriage were tumultuous and almost ended in divorce. Only by applying the principles that they now teach were they able to save their relationship. Today, after 40 years together, they understand that no matter how bleak a marriage may appear, every couple has a 100% chance of success in marriage. In fact, it can thrive!

“We’ve learned through personal experience that no matter how it may appear right now…no matter what kinds of challenges your marriage faces…no matter how high or thick the walls between you and your spouse may be…your relationship can be whole, fulfilling, exciting and strong,” Jimmy says. “And if it’s good now, it can get even better.”

Jimmy and Karen divide their time between Amarillo, Texas, where Jimmy serves as Head Elder of Trinity Fellowship, and Dallas, the location of MarriageToday’s headquarters. He and Karen have two grown children and five grandchildren.

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