FESTIVAL OF TENT SPEAKERS
Founder & President, Frontline Ministries/City Advance
Tom conducts an international ministry catalyzing and developing citywide movements of unity, prayer and collaboration. White has emerged as an innovator and practitioner in the city transformation space—building collaborative partnerships among kingdom-minded leaders to
more effectively reach their communities with the Gospel. Since 1991, he has led over 900 Leaders Prayer Summits in numerous cities worldwide. In 1990, he authored The Believers Guide to Spiritual Warfare, a best seller (Baker). In 2014, he published The Practitioners Guide: Building City Gospel Movements. Tom serves on the Global Cities Alliance team with Movement.org, and on faculty for the Movement Day Scholars Program, training city leadership teams around the globe. Tom and his wife Terri reside in Corvallis, Oregon.
Simon & Virginia Ruwa
Simon and Virginia are currently leading Love's Door Zambia a ministry for the vulnerable that was founded in 2009 by Dan and Regina Bumstead. How Simon met Dan is divine because they happened to be at the Omondi's guesthouse in Kenya at the same time, the Lord spoke and the rest is history.
Their call from the beginning through words spoken over them separately and occasionally together was often described as beyond borders. They met as students in India in 2013 through revival meetings among the foreign University students. It was during a conference while Virginia was leading worship that Simon knew he had met his wife. She had no idea at that point but a beautiful friendship blossomed. They got married in 2019. It was not always a smooth ride but please engage them to hear more!
Simon is spirited and visionary. His heart beats for the nations as a seasoned teacher of the word. He encountered the Holy Spirit at 11 years old while worshipping with his brother.To date he has been involved with strengthening several ministries across different denominations. While in India he planted a church under Philip and Kerina's oversight who later connected them to Ibrahim and Diane Omondi (their parents in faith). He also acted as General Overseer in 2014, Victory Fellowship International. Simon and Virginia serve as leaders in Dove Africa.
They both enjoy making friends, taking walks and a good cup or two of chai!
Ibrahim & Diane Omondi
Ibrahim and Diane Omondi give oversight to churches and ministries in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They also give leadership to DOVE Missions Africa which supports Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups. The Omondi’s direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization focusing on micro-finance, environmental projects and various education initiatives.
Ibrahim, a trained journalist and natural visionary, continues to dream about expansion and new territories. The most compelling vision is to establish a center for prayer and leadership training that will impact transformation in Africa from being a continent of dependence and poverty to one of self-sustenance and hope. Ibrahim served as General Secretary of the Evangelical Alliance of Kenya for several years and was also a delegate to the National Constitutional Congress that worked on re-writing Kenya’s constitution. Ibrahim networks with intercessory groups and has led March for Jesus as well as other National Prayer Day events in Nairobi.
The Omondis’ property in the Nairobi outskirts provides a home for their family and includes a guest house which is used for refreshment and training for missionaries, churches and Christian organizations. Diane trains early childhood teachers and has written curriculum books for young children. She also enjoys teaching the Bible, leading worship, administrative work, handling accounts, and editing.
Ibrahim (a native Kenyan) and Diane (American) are the parents of four children: three sons and a daughter. Ibrahim and Diane enjoy relaxing together by their fireplace, watching a good movie, going for walks, and being with their family.
After throwing her arms toward heaven and yelling, “I just want more!” Sarah Hatfield began an adventurous journey of discovering kingdom keys to unlock greater freedom and intimacy with God. It is now her greatest joy to pass out these keys that others may also walk into greater freedom and intimacy with Father, Son and Holy Spirit. She delights in bringing creative experiences so others may encounter God in life-changing ways at conferences, retreats, and prayer events. Sarah has spent most of her life in Oregon’s green Willamette Valley as a prayer minister, music teacher, pastor’s wife, and mother to 3 young adults. She recently moved to Central Oregon and is learning to appreciate the desert! On a typical day you can find her visiting at the coffee shop, reading a fascinating biography, homeschooling her highschool daughter, or prayer walking.
"because the Lord your God will bless you..."