Freedom Church Colchester


Speakers at LC17 include


John Gray

John Gray Associate Pastor at Lakewood Church. “Preach Christ. He is the hope of the world.” That is the statement and life’s calling of John W. Gray III. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, John accepted Jesus Christ as Savior at seven years old at Bethel Baptist Church. Actor, Singer, Author, John currently serves as an Associate Pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas under the leadership of Pastor Joel Osteen. He is an inspirational speaker.



Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek is an author, speaker, and consultant who writes on leadership and management.

His talk on the golden circle and the question “Why? Has had over 5 million hits on YouTube.



Priscilla Shier

Priscilla Shier is an African American speaker, author and actress. She has spent more than a decade addressing major corporations, organizations, and Christian audiences across the United States and around the world.



Cardinal Luis Tagle

Cardinal Luis Tagle is the 32nd Archbishop of Manila. He has been Archbishop since December 12, 2011, and a cardinal since November 24, 2012. He also serves as President of Caritas International, a federation of Catholic relief, development and social service organizations, and of the Catholic Biblical Federation. Tagle has become involved in many social issues in the Philippines with emphasis on helping the poor while maintaining opposition against what he terms “practical atheism”, abortion, and contraception. He is often characterized as a representative of the Church’s progressive wing.


Jean Vanier

Jean Vanier (by video) is a Canadian Catholic philosopher, theologian and humanitarian. He founded L’Arche in 1964, an international federation of communities spread over 35 countries, for people with developmental disabilities and those who assist them.