Leadership Institute

Panel Discussion: Real Lessons from Real Persecution

Wednesday, June 22
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Andrew Brunson and his wife, Norine, were involved in starting churches, training, aid to refugees, and a house of prayer in Turkey for 23 years until being falsely accused of terrorism in October 2016—followed by two years of incarceration in Turkish prisons. Due to a worldwide prayer movement and significant political pressure from the U.S. government, he was finally sentenced and then dramatically released in October 2018. Brad Strait, Moderator of the EPC’s 41st General Assembly, serves as Senior Pastor of Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church in Englewood, Colorado. Erick Schenkel serves with Cru, and is the former Executive Director of The Jesus Film Project. Setan Lee is an EPC Teaching Elder who survived the “killing fields” genocide in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Clay Jones leads Second Glance Ministries, which focuses on sexual abuse, sexual trafficking, and pornography issues.