Our annual conference is the leading and largest gathering of Christian professional women worldwide. It allows a unique opportunity for professional women of faith to fellowship, network and learn from one another, and to hear from and be motivated by powerful speakers that are experienced professionals and anointed ministers of God's Word.
Attendees will leave renewed, refreshed, and empowered to take on the next spiritual, professional, and personal opportunities and challenges with boldness and confidence. The words used to describe GCPWA conferences by many are dynamic, exhilarating, informative, impactful, Christ-centered and loving. It is truly a REMARKABLE and SUPERNATURAL experience for all participants. You must experience it for yourself!
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Numerous and diverse presentations for attendee enrichment
Dynamic, Engaging, and Spirit-Filled
Evangelist and National Commentator
Called "the best preacher in the family" by her father, Billy Graham, Evangelist Anne Graham Lotz speaks around the globe to hundreds of thousands of attendees. The New York Times named Anne one of the five most influential evangelists of her generation. Anne's aim is to bring revival to the hearts of God's people and to call them into a personal relationship with God through His Word. Anne is a best-selling and award-winning author of 16 books. She is the President of AnGeL Ministries and serves as Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force.
International Preacher and TV Host
Jacqueline Tirado is an international preacher, pastor & author. Alongside her husband, Gerson Tirado, they founded “Generation of Faith Church - The Place Without Colors.” She hosts 3 Television programs; “Fresh Flavor” at TBN Salsa, “United” at TY TV and “Atrévete a Creer” at CTNI. She also hosts the Radio program; “Generacion de Fe.” Jacqueline has traveled to Central, South America, the Caribbean and 30 States in the USA preaching, teaching and empowering people with the message of faith and hope in Jesus Christ. She is truly a prophetic voice in this generation.
US World Record Holder and Publisher
As a professional water skier and world record holder in women's slalom for nearly 20 years, Kristi Overton Johnson took to the waters of the world with passion, perseverance, and a desire to impact the world of water skiing. Kristi is the published author of Running the Course and Hit It! Combining her passion for water sports with her love for people and Jesus Christ, Kristi formed In His Wakes, an international water-sports outreach. She is also the publisher of Victorious Living magazine and was a featured columnist for The Washington Post.
Pastor and Producer
Dr. Riva Tims is pastor of Majestic Life Church. She ministers to thousands of women through her ministry namely “Woman at the Well” in addition to sharing platforms across the nation. She is a sought after speaker, radio and television personality. Her TV appearances include Life Today with James and Betty Robison, The 700 Club, TBN and the Joni Lamb Show. She is the host of “Glory of Gospel” Radio Program on 94.5 FM. She is the author of three books and has produced a CD project single entitled “Incredible God.”
Relationship Expert and Serial Entrepreneur
Dr. Grace Nichols is the co-founder of Victorious Praise Fellowship Church of God in Christ in Durham, NC along with her husband, Pastor Wil Nichols. She is founder of Triangle Marriage and Family Life Center in Research Triangle Park, NC and President of St. Thomas Christian University at RTP. She is a co-author of multiple books with her husband and author of Words of Inspiration- 90 Days to Victorious Living. She ministers nationally and locally to youth, singles, married couples, women's ministries and Pastor's wives.
Burn Victim Survivor and Speaker
Courtney Waldon is a 27-year-old child of God whom he has chosen to be a witness to the world of His glory and the miraculous work that only He can do in us and through us. Courtney is a burn-victim survivor and divorcee who has successfully overcome personal tragedy and lives to tell the story of her victory and how God shines through her and her inspiring daughter Caroline.
Co-Founder of Christ Church
Julie Dunn co-partnered with husband, Dr. Jeff Dunn, in planting Christ Church in Myrtle Beach, SC. Her passion in life is to lead people into a personal relationship with Christ. She is mother of four and grandmother of four.
LA Actress and Model
Germany Kent, an LA-based award-winning corporate executive, author, entrepreneur, turned successful Hollywood commercial actress, and media personality. She has interviewed Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe, and Grammy-winning performers. Germany has been featured in numerous print media, Film and TV. She has enjoyed a successful consulting/coaching business with clients ranging from all walks of life. She was previously listed in Who's Who Among Young Americans. Germany has authored ten self-help books and books on mastering social media where she has been cited as a top influencer.
Executive and Minister
Dr. Grace M.A. Stephens, one of the youngest college presidents in America and the first African-American and first woman to hold the presidency post at 110-year old MacCormac College. She is a speaker, author, business consultant, and minister. She advises on policies and programs relating to institutional growth and advancement, business development, strategic planning, and philanthropic initiatives. She attended seminary and is licensed minister under the tutelage of Dr. Bill Winston. She is the founding CEO of the Global Christian Professional Women's Association.
Dr. Candace Bogan is a lyric-soprano of uncommon sensitivity and artistry. Her God-given gift has positioned her on world-renowned platforms including San Bernardino Symphony, Independent Opera Los Angeles, and the Central Florida Lyric Opera. She is a Professor of Music and an expert at developing choirs, music ministry, and composition arrangement. Candace frequently shares her gifts through ministry, community service and public education
Michelle Snoberger is the Music Director and Contemporary Worship Leader at Christ United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach. She has been worshipping and leading as a part of the Christ United Family since 2006. Michelle carries a call to help people experience God to the fullest extent, through worship. She also has a heart for growing up future leaders and encouraging youth to step into their calling.
Award-Winning Dance Choreographers
Rainee and Ro are award-winning choreographers and professional dancers who have over 20 years of combined teaching experience in Hip Hop and Latin dance. They teach master classes and choreograph competition numbers throughout the U.S. and have performed professionally for Disney, "Legends in Concert", "The Wonderettes", "The Dean Martin Variety Show", and E'clatez Dance Company. The two live in Myrtle Beach, SC and are members of Christ United Methodist Church.
Minister and Worship Leader
Rodney Love is an anointed teacher, preacher and worship leader. He preaches the gospel and ushers the presence of God into a space through song. He has a passion for hearts to be set free, healed and delivered. Rodney is the chairman of Minister’s Alliance for the Churches of the Apostolic Revival International in Durham, NC and is long-time employed with the federal government.
Tamela Brinson Hairston serves as Worship Leader of World Overcomers Christian Church & WO Worship music ministry in Raleigh, NC. She came into the full realization of her singing gift at the age of 15 when she debuted on her father, national recording artist Christopher Brinson's, third album. Over the years, she's ministered with numerous nationally known artists. Tamela serves alongside her husband, Cory, and is anointed of God and a blessing to the body of Christ.
CIA was established in 1988 on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. Since that time, the choir has been singing songs that honor our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. The choir continues to perpetuate the tradition of gospel music and recognize the importance of gospel in the preservation of African-American history. The choir seeks to enhance the image of the University by serving as ambassadors in the local community and the state.
Humorist and Spoken Word Artist
Vickie Wright Karnes thinks having a sense of humor is a crucial part of keeping it all together. Living in the same house with her sons and husband of 27 years, is where her sense of humor is honed. Vickie loves on people all day as a 30-year hairstylist and as a member of Christ United Church, where she shares her love of the Lord with others, from teaching in ministry to speaking in special programs.
A Mime Ministry
The Gospel Warriors is a ministry devoted to uplifting and influencing the community and the world through the art of mime. This breath-taking mime ministry encompasses youth and adults who are willing to take their artistic talents and interests, and use them to glorify God. Also teachers of this art form, the group knows that sharing this style of worship may be a positive outlet and a lifesaver for others, as it has been for them.
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DESTINATION: MYRTLE BEACH
The 2nd annual GCPWA Conference will be held in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Myrtle Beach is visited by 15 million tourists annually who frequent its 60-mile string of beaches, celebrity-designed golf courses, amusement parks, retail shops, theaters, and restaurants.
GCPWA is pleased to partner with Christ Church to host this year's conference. This beautiful 2,000 seat auditorium and brand new adjacent gathering center is architecturally well-structured for your complete enjoyment and geographically well-positioned from the airport, hotel, and all attractions for your ease of access. The conference will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 2901 Fantasy Way, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.
Rental Cars: All major rental car companies have a counter located at the Myrtle Beach Airport. If you prefer to Taxi to the Hotel, the cab fare is approximately: $20 USD
At the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Ctr Hotel the parking fee is $8.00 – plus tax per day (subject to change), per vehicle for overnight guests in the Hotel's attached parking garage with unlimited in and out privileges. Parking is free at the Staybridge Suites.
Myrtle Beach Airport (MYR)
Travel Distance: Approximately 3.0 miles
Accommodations We present you with a choice of two area hotels that we have partnered with that will provide a significant discount to attendees of the GCPWA annual conference. We have reserved a block of rooms at each hotel for confirmed guests who book their rooms prior to the cut-off date.
|Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Ctr Hotel||Staybridge Suites – Myrtle Beach – West|
2101 North Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
303 Fantasy Harbour Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
|This contemporary 4-star hotel is located 5.3 miles (12 minutes) from the Christ Church conference site and within 15 minutes of the Myrtle Beach Airport and walking distance (1.2 miles) to the highly-celebrated and pristine Myrtle Beaches and board walk. To learn more about the Hotel and Myrtle Beach, please click here.||This well-equipped, pristine, and quaint all-suite hotel is located just 1 block from the Christ Church conference site and within 5 minutes of the Myrtle Beach Airport and 12 minutes from beautiful beaches, board walk, shopping, and restaurants. To learn more about the hotel, click here.|
GCPWA Special Rate
Traditional King Rate: $109
Double Rate: $109
Triple Rate: $109
Quad Rate: $109
GCPWA Special Rate
1 Queen Bed: $79
1 King Bed + Sleeper Sofa: $89
2 Double Beds + Sleeper Sofa:$89
1 King and 1 Queen Bed + Sleeper Sofa: $119
1 Queen and 2 Double Bed + Sleeper Sofa: $119
|Parking: The parking fee is $8.00 – plus tax per day for overnight guests in the Hotel's attached parking garage with unlimited in and out privileges.||Parking: Free|
|Reservation Cut-Off Date: August 16, 2017||Reservation Cut-Off Date: August 14, 2017|
To reserve your hotel stay at the group room rate for September 15th and 16th please call Sheraton reservations: (866) 716-8134 Or visit starwoodmeeting.com/Book/GCPWA2017
Attendees are required to make own reservation by calling 800-315-1355 or online staybridge.com/myrbchsc using the Group Code GCP prior to cutoff date.
If you need to book a reservation prior to Sept. 15th or departing later than Sept. 16th, please contact the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Reservations Coordinator directly at Meredyth.Oliver@sheratonmyrtlebeach.com, 843-918-5035 Monday - Friday between the hours of 9a - 5p.
Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes and standard facilities fee.
Advertise your product, services, book or event to reach a targeted and diverse audience of Christian Professional Women ages 18-65 yrs old. We will post a single ad on our Facebook page of 20,000+ followers representing numerous countries worldwide.
|Single Ad Image and Text Post||$10.00|
Horizontal (Landscape) – 1,024 x 512 (maximum pixel size)
Vertical (Portrait) – 800 x 1,200 (maximum pixel size)
|Text:||Not to exceed 40 words.|
We will accept .jpg or .gif formats only. Ads must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ad Submission Deadline: Thursday, August 31st
The Global Christian Professional Women's Association (GCPWA) offers vendors the opportunity to showcase their products or services at our second annual conference. Your participation as a vendor will help support GCPWA's overall mission, stated goals, and anticipated outcomes for this year's conference.
We're anticipating between 1,000 – 2,000 attendees at the conference this year. Our conference demographics are working and diverse women consumers representing approximately 80% of all participants. Your table spot will be made available in one of several prime high volume conference areas that will enable you to interact with and engage with participants.
Vendor Table Rate Card
|Single 6ft Table:||$250.00 (includes one All-Pass $50 conference ticket)|
|Half Shared 6ft Table:||$110.00|
Vendor Application Submission Deadline: Friday, August 4th
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE?
Registration for the conference is simple and online. Please click here.
HOW DO I BECOME A GCPWA MEMBER?
Membership is encouraged for all professional women of faith and is free of charge.
To register to become a GCPWA member, please click here.
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS
The conference will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 2901 Fantasy Way, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.
GCPWA individual and group room bookings can be made at The Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center and the Staybridge Suites Myrtle Beach West. Both are within minutes from the Myrtle Beach Airport and spectacular clean beaches.
We encourage you to use mapquest.com or maps.google.com to get specific directions to our conference site and your selected hotel. If you have specific questions about traveling to and from the hotel, on-site parking or to make reservations for your hotel stay, please contact the partner hotels directly.
CAN MY SPOUSE ATTEND?
Absolutely. Spouses are welcome to register for specific segments of the conference in order to accompany conference attendees. Men are invited to attend the Friday evening session with Evangelist Anne Graham Lotz at 6:00pm by purchasing tickets here and/or the Saturday Gospel Extravaganza with Pastor Jacqueline Tirado at 3:00p by purchasing tickets here. For more questions about spousal participation, please EMAIL: EVENTS@GCPWA.ORG or CALL (866) 774-2792
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
GCPWA's cancellation policy allows cancellation of a conference registration no later than June 15, 2017. When a registration is made for the GCPWA conference, we begin to prepare a spot for our guests—conference materials are prepared and food ordered. Therefore, we must adhere to a strict cancellation policy to offset preparation costs already incurred.