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Pastor Jeff Wickwire
Jeff Wickwire is an author, radio teacher, and has served in ministry for over 40 years. Jeff was saved as a teenager while in a juvenile detention center and has been following God ever since. Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree and went on to finish both his masters and doctoral degrees in biblical studies.
After losing his beloved wife, Cathy, to cancer after 39 years of marriage, God brought Cynthia into his life to whom he is now happily married. Jeff is also the proud father of two wonderful children, Julia and Jeremy. He founded TPC in 2004, and has been the Senior Pastor ever since. He also founded “Hardwired with Jeff Wickwire”, which can be heard all over the United States and in over 120 countries worldwide.
Pastor Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith has been married to Kristi Smith for 15 years. They have been blessed with three children; Joshua, Kyla, and Joi who are daily reminders of God’s love and faithfulness.
Jonathan answered the call to salvation at the age 21, being rescued by the Lord out of an unchurched lifestyle in which he was constantly in and out of trouble. He accepted the call to ministry shortly thereafter and was ordained as a minister in 2003. He served in various ministries over ten years including youth, singles, prison, and the food bank.
The Smith’s have been members of Turning Point Church for 13 and half years now, serving primarily as Life Group Leaders and in the youth ministry. Jonathan and his wife both were commissioned through the Kingdom Men/ Women studies in 2018. Jonathan is the Youth and Young Adults Pastor and they are committed to seeing young people transformed by the power of the Gospel and living unashamedly for Jesus in their homes, schools, jobs, communities, and wherever the Lord may lead them.
Johnny Kovar is a Pastor and the leader of TPC Men’s Ministry at Turning Point Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He has served in this role since 2017 and is also a Lieutenant with the Fort Worth Police Department, bringing a practical, real-world perspective to the issues facing today’s men. Johnny accepted Christ at the age of 12 and pursued a degree in Biblical Studies at Criswell College in Dallas, TX. He fell away from his faith for a time, but returned to the Lord and has been serving faithfully at Turning Point Church for 8 years in various capacities, including as a Deacon, Life Group leader, and founder of the Awakening Young Adults Ministry.
Breakout Session Teachers
If I Communicate Without Love, I am Nothing
Lack of communication or communication without love can destroy any living relationship. Loveless communication causes relationships to become strained and abnormal, and continued abnormality will result in the death of that relationship. Some names for these deaths are: divorce, run-away kids, and absentee fathers. Let’s look together at what constitutes loving communication and some practical ways to protect your relationships.
“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.” 1 Corinthians 13:1
Intimacy in Prayer
Practical advice on how to develop a strong prayer life that reflects a healthy, growing relationship with your Heavenly Father.
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
Overcoming Paralyzing Fear
We all have fears from time to time. When left unchecked, fears can sometimes be paralyzing.
Join me as we learn together how to conquer our fears and walk in victory through the power of God.
“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
Hearing God’s Voice
God speaks clearly to us, but do you hear Him? Do you know how to listen for that still, small voice? Even more importantly, do you know what to do with what you hear?
Join me as we dive into Scripture to discover how to recognize God’s voice in a world of many voices and distractions.
“I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word”
Do you have fear in your life? Come join me and see what God’s word says about why we have fear and what to do about it.
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love”. 1 John 4:18
Victory in Praise
Did you know that God promises victory in trials and tribulations through your praise? God is bigger than any problem you have!
No matter what the circumstances, or what you may be going through, we’ll discover together that you can live victoriously through your praise.
Psalms 34:1 “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise will continually be in my mouth.”
Being “fearless” means being brave; never turning back and never giving up. But how do you accomplish that? We’ll look at encouragement from Scripture and practical ways you can put your trust in God more than in the devices of this world.
He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his
Based on Dr. Ed Cole’s book, The Power of Potential, we will take an in depth look at the life of Joseph. We will study the biblical principles revealed in Joseph’s life and see how God used every
aspect of Joseph’s life for his good and for God’s glory. We will also discover how God can and wants to do the same in our lives!
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.