May 1 & 2, 2020 at Calvary of Orlando
This annual conference is designed to engage men and create MoMENtum for local church men’s ministries.
Friday PM Keynote Speaker and Saturday Pastors’ Track Speaker – N. Carolina Superintendent. Dr. Rick Ross
With nearly forty years of pastoral experience, Dr. Rick Ross lends vast insight to leaders and pastors. He has worked as lead pastor in Ohio, Washington, and North Carolina, with his most recent call being to serve as the Southeast Region Executive Presbyter, and he also serves the North Carolina Assemblies of God as its District Superintendent.
Rick and his wife, Susan, have taken churches from 35 to 250, 250 to 550, 600 to 2000 and 1300 to 4000. The expansion of Concord First Assembly in North Carolina included the establishing of seven additional campuses. He’s also served at the NCAG Assistant Superintendent, Chairman of Convoy of Hope’s National Pastor’s Commission, and on the boards of Priority One Mission and the National Leadership Structural Working Group Committee. He is known by his passion, energy, common sense wisdom and strong leadership skills.
Rick is married to Susan (Hastie) Ross and they have two children, Derrick and wife Dana, and Karissa and husband Seth. Their four grandchildren, Madison, Kennedy, Lincoln and Reagan, are the joy of their hearts.
Saturday Morning Keynote Speaker and Pastors’ Track Speaker – West Florida Superintendent Tommy Moore
Thomas and Larissa Moore were elected on October 4, 2011 to the office of Superintendent of the West Florida District of the Assemblies of God. Prior to assuming this role, they were the senior pastors of Carmel Assembly of God church near Bonifay, Florida, for almost 24 years. During their pastorate at Carmel Assembly they saw the church grow from a congregation of around 100 to a vibrant church family that consisted of over 700 adherents with an average Sunday morning attendance of over 500. They led the church through numerous expansions of both ministries and facilities. Thomas has preached revivals and camp meetings, as well as speaking at church leadership retreats across the southeastern United States. They have partnered with many Assemblies of God U.S. and World missionaries on numerous missions trips as well as the development of a strong missions outreach from the church. While serving as pastor, Thomas also served as sectional presbyter in the West Florida District for over 22 years during which time he served on various committees and has been a regular facilitator in the District School of Ministry. Prior to becoming a senior pastor, Thomas was associate pastor at Carmel Assembly of God, First Assembly of God, Chipley, Florida, and Pace Assembly of God, Pace, Florida. While serving at Pace Assembly of God in 1987, he met and married the love of his life and ministry partner, Larissa. They have two children, Aaron and Claresa. Claresa & husband Jordan just gave them their first grandson, Zander. After being raised in an Assemblies of God pastor’s home, Thomas was first credentialed in 1982 and ordained in 1987 with the General Council of the Assemblies of God. He completed his ministerial studies through Berean School of the Bible. Tommy and Rese, as they are known by most, have marked their years of ministry with a passion for people and a heart to serve.
Saturday Afternoon Keynote Speaker and Pastors’ Track Speaker – Pen Florida Superintendent
Terry Raburn currently serves as the Superintendent of the Peninsular Florida District Council of the Assemblies of God and facilitates the management of the district with its various ministries and leadership responsibilities that incorporate assisting approximately 1,400 credentialed ministers and 350 churches. As Superintendent, Terry also oversees the district office staff and the daily workload of the various departments, assists district ministers with problems and is always on call for emergencies across the peninsula. Terry travel to churches weekly to minister, dedicate facilities, and serve the people of our district in any capacity needed.
Rev. Raburn represents the Fellowship nationally and overseas while serving as Chairman of Southeastern University, a member of the General Presbytery of the Assemblies of God, and is a board member for Real Life Children’s Ranch, Native American University and American Bible Society for life. Among the Superintendent’s many assignments, he also sits on the Board of Directors for the Church Extension Plan Group and speaks at conferences and councils in the U.S. and internationally.
Terry earned a master’s degree from Southeastern University and a degree in Political Science, Sociology, and Anthology from the University of Alabama. He also has a background in Communications, and in Radio Broadcasting and News Reporting for the Beirut Daily Star.
Terry Raburn authored the story of his and his late wife, Athena’s missionary journey in the Middle East, Under the Guns in Beirut, and a discipleship book for teens, Starting Blocks, and numerous articles for publications and periodicals. In 1990, Terry began serving as the National Director of the Divisions of Church Ministries in the General Council Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. Responsibilities included Youth, Chi-Alpha, Speed the Light, Women’s Ministries, Missionettes, Men’s Ministries, Royal Rangers, and Light for the Lost, Music Department, Sunday school, BGMC and Christian Education. During his tenure, Raburn facilitated the development of programs and church educational materials and represented the Fellowship in travel and on many boards. In 1996 Terry Raburn became the Superintendent and Home Missions Director of Peninsular Florida.
Reverend Terry Raburn is a fourth-generation preacher whose grandfathers on both sides of his family were pioneers in Pentecost, as well as Charter Members of the Assemblies of God in the Florida and Georgia districts. Terry’s mother and father were church planters and pastors in the southeast.