Greetings to all those who long to see unity in the Body of Christ.
For several years there has been a strong desire among some to pull churches and ministries in this local area, Charlotte, North Carolina and Fort Mill, South Carolina together.
In 2003 the Lord initially put it on my heart to ask several ministries with similar connections to somehow, someway, work together in areas where they could, to bring the Lord’s Body together in unity. Only one replied, writing back, “It will never happen.”
It is not about big names, big churches or big ministries. It is about being the Body of Christ, together, as Jesus Himself prayed in John 17. We believe His prayer will get answered – one way or another. That one and only response back then, almost 17 years later, must change. It is still on the Lord’s heart, and now in an even greater measure.
The Lord again spoke in October 2018 that it was time to once again attempt to bring local churches and ministries together, if even for a day or two. Now is the time for all types, many walks, from several churches and ministries, to come together. Now is the time that the world may see one Body of Christ, believers in Jesus (Yeshua), be as one, if even for two days.
Can I get a witness? There will be One New Man, one Body of Christ, all believers walking and serving in His plans and purposes. We pray it will happen in our cities here. We truly hope so.
Following are those who are committed to making a go of it, who comprise the leadership team for the event, followed by those who will also be ministering. We are bringing together male, female, Jew, Gentile, black, white, and all in between, in this Charlotte, NC and Rock Hill, SC region.
Read on. And mark your calendars now. April 3-4, 2020.
Gathering together in Jesus’ Name,
Steve Martin, Founder/President Love For His People ministry
2020 GATHERING TOGETHER EVENT LEADERSHIP TEAM
Cathy Hargett, Highway to Zion Director
An ordained minister and the founder and director of Highway to Zion Ministries, Cathy has been actively serving in the Messianic faith movement for over thirty years as a worshiper, leader, teacher, writer, speaker, and exhorter, with a personal mission statement of ministering first to the Lord and then to others. In recent years, she has played an active role in leadership and relationship building with both Israeli Messianic believers and Gentile believers, partnering with ministries in Israel and here in the United States.
Cathy oversees and directs many outreaches which include speaking at churches and organizations, offering Assemblies and gatherings with Messianic speakers, worship and dance, educational opportunities, special events, and raising support for Messianic believers in Israel. She also regularly travels to Israel taking believers on prophetic tours for immersion or service in obedience to the Word of the Lord to her heart to help others walk out their spiritual destiny Life experiences include being a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, businesswoman, entrepreneur, and business owner, with many years of serving in marketplace ministry prior to founding Highway to Zion Ministries in 2006.
Cathy and Dale, her husband of over 47 years, plus her son, Brandon, and his family, including her two much-loved grandchildren, Jackson and Rose, and her two cats, Shmuel and Elijah, reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jorge Parrot, CMM Missions Director
Jorge Parrott has been the President of Correll Missionary Ministries since 1998. CMM has hundreds of national and foreign pastors/missionary leaders serving around the globe.
CMM World Missions (www.cmm.world) helps connect people who are hungry for genuine, authentic relationships with the Lord and our network for His purposes globally to fulfill the Great Commission. Our heart’s desire is that we may align our hearts with the Lord and our network of apostolic and prophetic leaders. Unlike many other ministries, we send ninety percent or more of all funds received annually to the nations.
We bring friends like you to the table of God’s love for common unity, with heavenly strategies and divine encounters as we go on bold faith adventures to experience transformation in individuals, communities, and nations, for the glory of the Father. We are here to love, connect, equip, and send. Like the Apostle Paul, we desire to see everyone complete in Christ. We want to build God’s Kingdom, not man’s.
Jorge and Anna Marie have been married for 40 years and have 3 grown sons, Orion, Matthew, and Jonathan and one grandson, Julian. Jorge has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and has earned a Doctoral of Theology and a Ph.D. from North Carolina College of Theology and a Doctoral Degree in Global Leadership from Primus University. He serves as Founder and President of CMM College of Theology. www.CMMtheology.org offering accredited Christian Degrees globally since 2007.
Jorge leads a team that handles communications and logistics with overseas pastors, missionaries, business, and government leaders. CMM offers spiritual covering, ordination, Church and School planting guidance and training, discipleship training, donor relations, networking, and relationship building, and administration of the U.S. and foreign fields along with Ephesians 4 equipping, prophetic training, cross-cultural training, long-term missionary training, placement, short, mid, and long-term mission trips, humanitarian aid, disaster relief, sports ministry, business, 7 Mountain
Mandate Training, women’s and leadership conference planning, guest speakers series, conferences in different languages and cultures for this strategic time in history. CMM ordains (at various levels) with 501c3 covering and donor relations for itinerant ministers, missionaries, mobilizers, and intercessors.
Jorge is ordained by Rick Joyner President of MorningStar Ministries and a Senior lifetime Chaplain with the IFOC, (International Fellowship of Chaplains). Jorge has taken courses with The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, (Group Crisis Intervention and Advocacy for Emergency Services Personnel) which is approved by the United Nations in disaster response. Jorge has received specialized training in these areas: crisis intervention, trauma, grief and loss, critical incident stress, depression, divorce, death counseling, ethics, confidentiality, and law, with specialty training in the areas of law enforcement, industrial chaplaincy, and correctional chaplaincy. Jorge has completed his doctorate and Ph.D. in Theology with North Carolina College of Theology.
Jorge speaks and teaches internationally in the prophetic, Holy Spirit and the living Word of God. Jorge carries the Father’s heart releasing joy and the supernatural. He shares the Apostle Paul’s heart found in Col. 1:28 (AMP) “We proclaim Him, warning and instructing everyone in all wisdom [that is, with comprehensive insight into the word and purposes of God], so that we may present every person complete in Christ [mature, fully trained, and perfect in Him—the Anointed].”
Pastor Lathan Wood Senior Pastor, Movement Centre
“Give me something that transcends what I see; something that speaks to the core of me.” – Lathan Wood, Sr.
Frustrated and wanting more, Lathan Wood began his spiritual journey as God birthed an idea within him that would transcend the very structure of what church would become for his ministry.
Stepping out on faith was no easy feat; a month after the birth of his youngest son, Lathan relocated his family from the place he called home in Georgia, for more than thirty years, to Charlotte, North Carolina. In a state of complete obedience, God birthed the Movement Centre; whose mission is to ignite people to pursue purpose. With a collective vision and a ministry-minded pastor, over the past six years, The Movement Centre has continued to expand its reach, offering a unique spiritual encounter with Christ to a forgotten generation. Bridging the gap between new school and old school values, Lathan’s primary mission is to develop a biblically sound congregation and to educate his members on how to walk with power and authority in their spiritual gifts.
To date, he has ministered for over 20 years in different platforms both in and out of the pulpit with one goal: to empower others to uncover the richness of the Word of God and endow them with tools needed to pursue God’s purpose for their lives. Having over 20 years of experience, Lathan has assumed numerous ministerial roles and has received many accolades for his service in the Kingdom. In 2017, he developed IgniteU, a four-semester, intensive, in-house Theology program that equips students for effective Kingdom work.
Professionally, he wears many hats that have allowed him to learn an array of skills. From his multiple real estate investments, to his passion for songwriting, composing, and producing, Lathan has years of professional experience in a variety of industries, including community relations, project management, youth development and customer service. He holds a Master’s in Business, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, and an Associate’s degree in Music. With the echelons of academia at his fingertips and his spiritual keenness, Lathan Wood knows that he is just at the beginning of walking into the many places God has called him to be.
Aside from being committed to his personal and professional progression, he considers his greatest achievement to be the ones that walk with him daily: his wife of 15 years and partner in ministry, Pastor Kelli Wood, and his two natural children, Lathan, Jr. and Kaiden.
Steve Martin, Love For His People Founder and President Lead Organizer and Worship Team Leader
Steve served with the Christian ministries of Derek Prince, Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda, and Barry and Batya Segal from 1987-2010, all having a national and international outreach focus. During that time, he made 14 ministry trips to Israel, China, India, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Kingdom.
From 2011-2018 he served with several ministries and secular non-profits in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, including Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan’s Purse, Covenant Keepers, Charlotte Center City Partners, and Charlotte Rescue Mission. He currently serves also as the Office Manager at Antioch International Church in Fort Mill, SC (Dr. Peter Wyns).
While on his overseas journeys Steve enjoys sharing written journal entries with family and friends back home, through social media. His light-hearted stories give an up close and personal touch for those reading along. His extensive collection of photos taken during these trips, of both local scenery and common people on the streets, has touched thousands through their varied images.
His regular messages Now Think On This are posted on the ministry’s Love For His People and Now Think of This blogs. They also appear on Facebook and Twitter, featuring words of spiritual enrichment, along with selected photos. His 20 books to date, authored and published through the ministry, are available in paperback and Kindle versions.
Steve enjoys writing, photography and growing the ministry of Love For His People, Inc., to reach the nations with love, truth, and hope in Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach.
Since 1994, Steve and Laurie have lived in the Charlotte, NC area, after having homes in Illinois, Michigan, and Florida. Now married for 42 years as of October 2019, they enjoy having their four adult children, spouses, and 7 grandchildren close by in North Carolina.
Jesse and Elizabeth Enns Senior Pastors at Antioch International Church Fort Mill, SC
Jesse & Elizabeth Enns moved from Canada to the Carolinas in 2005. They co-founded and have served as pastors at Antioch since it’s beginning in 2006. As senior pastors, they oversee the day to day running of the church.
Together, they lead worship ministries, children’s ministry, women’s ministry and also host college & career age Bible studies and activities. They have 3 sons – Ethan, Micah & Asher.
Chuck Smith Prophetic minister Pineville, NC
Chuck Smith is the founder of Gateway Prophetic School. His passion is to see the prophetic unlocked in Gods people and to see them walk out the fullness of their destinies in Christ. Chuck has been ministering prophetically for over 20 years, is married to Trista Smith and they have five sons, living in Charlotte, NC area.
Chuck is ordained through Christians for Messiah Ministries and has his Bachelor of Arts in Church Ministry (Business Emphasis) through Family of Faith University. Chuck teaches on the prophetic gifting and ministry at CFM School of Ministry. They are also elders at Antioch International Church.
Bruce Franklin’s primary assignment in the Church is as a Prophet, and is a natural encourager, equipper, and teacher. He and his Wife, Robin Gale presently live in Charlotte, North Carolina, and are the founders of “The House of Yes” Home Church & “Fire-Starters” Ministries. Bruce is a consistent dreamer, and has had some interesting encounters with God from an early age, including trips to Heaven, and Hell; and is someone who has a passion to help others recognize the voice, and the presence of God. Bruce is a worshiper, and loves to press into what he calls, “Abba’s Atmosphere”, and to move in the supernatural by expressing God’s love to people.
Bruce and Robin minister regularly in homes, churches, and other venues, and have also established “Prophets-See” School of Ministry; which provides training for Prophets, and prophetic types. Bruce often shares on subjects such as “worship”, “supernatural encounters”, “spiritual realities”, “resting while working with God”, and “fellowship of the brethren”. Bruce and Robin are ordained under Christians For Messiah Fellowship of Ministers, the apostolic extension of their home Church, Antioch International Church in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Bruce and Robin also serve on the Apostolic Council, the Prophetic Council, and are the Small Group Ministry Pastors there. They have been married and in ministry together for over 34 years; and have two Children and eight Grandchildren.
Indira Persad Charlotte, NC Prophetic ministry
Indira Persad has been on staff at several churches and ministries, including Derek Prince Ministries, All Nations Church, Vision For Israel, and now MorningStar Fellowship with Rick Joyner, all in the Charlotte, NC area. Her prophetic gifting and heart to bring encouragement to men and women of all ages, including the next generation, has taken her to Israel, Trinidad and Tobago, and several states in the USA.
She is ordained minister, pastor, and conference speaker. Several times she has given prophetic ministry on radio program interviews, along with ministering with gifts of healing, prophetic song, and teaching. For over 40 years she has ministered out of open heavenly encounters from the Word of God.
Indira has also developed prophetic Oils by Design, producing anointing oil with an emphasis for faith with each bottle.
She resides in North Carolina with her husband, 3 children and 6 grandchildren. They attend Morningstar Fellowship Church in Ft. Mill, SC.
Rex and Carolyn Johnson, Covenant Keepers, Inc. (Co-Directors)
Rex & Carolyn Johnson are the Directors of CKI. They had what looked like a successful marriage, but was actually a decaying marital mess that ended in divorce after 16 years. Even though Rex re-married within a short time Carolyn chose to pray for restoration. Carolyn was shocked at the lack of help available in the church for reconciliation and restoration. On the other hand, there was abundant counsel on divorce and making a new life for herself.
She knew she had committed herself to Rex “until death do us part,” and that God was a witness to their covenant. She believes God asked her to be a woman of her word and to keep her vow no matter what.
She searched the scriptures to gain God’s perspective on marriage and divorce. As a result, she found a group of people lead by Marilyn Conrad, the founding Director of Covenant Keepers. She eventually opened her home to others in the same situation. Covenant Keepers taught her Biblical principles of forgiveness, freewill, double-mindedness, how to avoid strife, patience, sowing and reaping, and knowing God’s voice. Covenant Keepers was the ministry that was instrumental in their restored marriage.
After almost 12 years of divorce and healing by God’s grace, their marriage was restored. Restoration was the beginning step for God’s plan for their work with hurting marriages and individuals choosing to take a Biblical stand for marriage covenant vows. Now more than 20 years later they are leading the ministry that provided help during that critical time in their marriage.
They have no desire to bring condemnation to those already divorced or remarried; however, they believe individuals committed to the permanency of marriage should have an option and receive help in the Body of Christ.
Wisdom Dogbey is an ordained minister of the gospel and also serves as Director of Africa missions within the mission’s arm of Antioch International Church. He and his wife, Dr. Abena Dogbey founded “Heaven’s Relief” to provide material assistance to the poor and spiritual support to the oppressed. Growing up in Africa, he has witnessed the level of fear and bondage that some Africans live in due to lack of knowledge of their identities in Christ. So, when the call came to him to take the gospel to the unreached, he answered without hesitation.
Wisdom is a man blessed with consistent dreams and visions and has had encounters with our Lord and master Jesus Christ and also seen many deep spiritual encounters regarding the workings of satan and how he enslaves unsuspecting children of God.
Wisdom ministers regularly on the mission field and recently became part of a vibrant Corporate Fellowship where he also shares the gospel. He and his wife Abena also minister regularly in the prisons in SC and lead Tuesday night prayer gathering at Antioch International Church weekly. He’s a man given to prayer and worship. Wisdom is married and has a daughter named Macaela.