United Christian Church and Ministerial Association was founded in 1956 in Cleveland by the late Rev. H. Richard Hall.
It has grown to more than 30,000 ministers world-wide. UCCMA’s vision is to reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ — every nation, tribe and tongue.
Kicking off the conference on Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. will be local United Christian Church pastor, Leonard Hodge. His topic is “Staying Alert: Eyes on the Goal.” He will share again on Friday afternoon at 2:40 p.m. with the topic, “Equipped to Serve.”
Hodge has pastored for more than 25 years in LaGrange, Ga. He, and his family, moved to Cleveland this year to serve as UCC pastor, UCCMA evangelist and the United Christian television broadcast speaker.
UCCMA World Missions director Patrick Hayes is an international speaker, author, theologian, musician, and missionary.
Hayes is a conference speaker for both English and Spanish audiences. He will share “The Greatest King” on Thursday evening at 7:50.
Friday evening Hayes will speak on the topic “The Troubled Kingdom.”
Friday morning at 9, Bishop Albert Hepburn from the United Christian Church in Nassau, Bahamas, will speak on “The Church in This Confused Age.”
UCCMA International youth director Keith Nix has traveled full time in the ministry since 1995. He and his wife, Margie, travel extensively in the United States and abroad.
He serves as president/founder of Keith Nix Ministries a.k.a. Operation Hope Missions Outreach. He is an evangelist and missionary. Every year he hosts the UCCMA Youth Ablaze Camp on Signal Mountain.
Nix will be speaking at 10:20 on Friday morning on “Vision: Connecting to the Future” and again on Friday evening at 6:30 on “Coaching: Preparing for the Future.”
The Rev. Charles Poteat serves as president, evangelist and missionary of “Healing Touch Ministries,” an international ministry of helps. He and his wife Margie serve the congregation of Eagle’s Chapel in the office of pastor.
Poteat will speak on “Kingdom Principles” Saturday morning at 9.
Toro Townley is chief executive officer of Townley Engineering and Manufacturing Company and Townley Foundry and Machine Company in Candler, Fla.
Townley is a member of the Executive Board of the United Christian Ministerial Association and a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in material science and engineering.
Townley will speak on Saturday morning at 10:20 on “Servant Leadership.”
Friday at 1 p.m. a a panel discussion will look at “Churches: Spiritual vs. Practical.” Participants in the discussion will be all the conference speakers, along with Margie Poteat.
Attendees will be offered the opportunity to participate as well,
Last minute attendees may register from noon to 5 p.m. on Nov. 14. The conference will commence at 6 p.m. with welcome and orientation.