OUR SPECIAL SPEAKERS:
Rick & Kathy Creasy
International Children’s Ministries Director
While Kathy was still in elementary school she sensed God’s call to serve children. She began fulfilling that call by serving as a public school teacher as well as a children’s pastor in several local churches. While serving in her first full-time ministry role Kathy became aware of the need for children’s ministers to be skilled in ministry and leadership. At the age of 21 she organized her first children’s ministry conference. Since then developing leaders who serve kids has been her passion.
Kathy has a Masters of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and a certificate in Children’s Ministry from Lancaster Bible University. Currently she serves as the Children’s Ministry Director for the international offices of the Church of God of Prophecy. Kathy loves what she does—traveling around the world speaking and acting to increase awareness of the value of children while providing encouragement and training to those who serve them. She meets awesome individuals of all ages and in various leadership positions who are totally committed to working with God so that His purposes are fulfilled in the lives of children and those who serve them.
Ben & Damaris Feliz
General Presbyter, Central America
Bishop Ben Feliz is the General Presbyter for Mexico, Central America, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean in the Church of God of Prophecy. He has been a minister in the Church since 1993 and was ordained as a Bishop in 2000. He has served as executive director of Finance and Publications; Southeast Spanish Regional Overseer; Minister of Music positions in Chile and Nicaragua; youth ministries in Dominican Republic, Massachusetts and New Jersey; and pastorates in New Jersey and Florida. In addition to his roles in the COGOP, Bishop Feliz served in the Southeastern Hispanic Fraternity of Pentecostal Churches as president (2004–2007) and vice president (200–2004). Bishop Feliz received a B.A. in Business Administration from Eastern College in St. Davis, Pennsylvania, as well as a B.A. in Theology from the Florida Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He also earned a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Bryan College and a Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he serves as an adjunct professor. Ben Feliz lives in Cleveland, Tennessee, with his wife Damaris; son, Benjamin, Jr., and daughter, Leanna.
CEO, Convergence Movement
Will be speaking at the Heart2Heart Luncheon
Jade Lee, a Bachelors of Arts English graduate of Hampton University, is a native of Deptford, NJ. She graduated from Deptford Township High School as a highly recruited athlete by almost every top tier school of the U.S. and obtained a full scholarship in Track and Field at Hampton. Jade was also a 2001 Junior All American, 11 time record holder and 6 time MEAC Conference Team Champion, and an Indooor Championship MVP during her tenure as a Hampton University collegiate athlete. Throughout these years she also developed a passion for ministry and desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, deciding to leave her track aspirations to do ministerial work.
In 2005, upon graduating from Hampton, Jade served as a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Director for her college and married Corey Lee. In 2006, Corey and Jade Lee transferred their permanent residency to Atlanta, GA. They both founded and pastored The Convergence Church and have functioned as pastoral ministers for the past 10 years.
Some of Jade’s administrative roles as CEO are to oversee vision, managers and organize annual scheduled goals to reach pastors, communities and lay persons. Provide resources to develop local communities and host annual events for business professionals or citizens. Speak at various conferences, events and organizations as a public speaker. Jade has spoken at local schools, churches and travelled internationally to preach the gospel, with her husband, Pastor Corey Lee.
CEO, Convergence Movement
Corey is originally from Newton, KS and Jade is from Deptford, NJ. We have been married for the past 12 years and love making music, going hiking, mentoring young adults, teaching, and remodeling homes together. In fact, we have done life and ministry together since before we were married. Corey is also the lead pastor of Convergence Church (and college/career pastor at Roswell Street Baptist Church) a young adult and college focused ministry centered around the gospel of Jesus Christ, growing others as Jesus followers and preparing them for their life callings. His other passion is to send missionaries to the ends of the earth as a mission’s coach with TEAM.
Corey is very relational and builds ministry from the stance of relational discipleship with a passion to teach the next generation strong foundational skills for marriage and life. Jade has co-pastored Convergence Church and has a passion for women’s ministry with her organization, JadeLee.org Her preaching style is very compassionate, caring and straight to the point, mentoring women to come to a place of personal, spiritual and professional growth. Together they are both marital coaches with Great Commandment Network as well and live in the Atlanta Metro area where family is their first ministry.