about the Training

This two-day intensive training will inspire and equip you with the tools needed to build a successful ministry that will impact and change the world through Jesus Christ! Our 2023 training focus will be on Raising The Bar.

The Bible says to perfect the saints is the responsibility of every ministry leader.

“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12).

Please join us in person or on livestream for

2023 Pastors, Spouses, and Ministry Leaders Training

Thursday, June 1
11:00 a.m. ― 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 2
9:00 a.m. ― 2:00 p.m.

This event is open to everyone in the fivefold ministry, so please invite other pastors and ministry leaders.
You don’t want to miss this important meeting!





Emmy award-winning veteran journalist

Pastor Daryl L. Barnett

Sr. Pastor of Faith Life Christian Center

Pastor Christina Segundo

Co-pastor of Family Faith Center


Senior Pastor of Tabernacle of Praise Church International,

Dr. Grace A. Stephens

Chancellor of Generations College

Pastor David and Niki Winston

Youth Pastors - Living Word Christian Center


Brunch10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 (Pastor Winston)11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Break12:15 PM – 12:30 PM

Daystar Worship Workshop

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Q & A1:45 PM – 1:55 PM

Pastor Aeneas Williams
Leadership: “From Football to Faith”

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Event:Time: (All times are Central Standard)
Q & A2:45 PM – 2:55 PM
Women of Faith
“Anointed for Excellence”
A. Bankert, C. Segundo, G. Stephens, K. Clay
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 Q & A4:00 PM – 4:10 PM
“FMA Member Testimony”
Pastor Kevin Rodgers


4:15 PM - 4:55 PM


Book Signing Announcement
Derrick Collins
4:55 PM – 5:00 PM
Dinner5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Praise & Worship6:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Pastor Winston 6:30PM - 7:15 PM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Pastor Daryl Barnett
“Marriage & Family”

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Q & A

10:00 AM - 10:10 AM


10:20 AM - 10:30 AM

Pastor McBride

10:30 AM -11:15 AM

Pastors David & Niki Winston
“Youth Ministry”

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Pastor Winston

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

For more information call
Faith Ministries Alliance Office




In 1989, New Orleans-raised Aeneas Williams was a junior walk-on defensive back at Southern University. The next year, before earning a B.S. in Accounting in 1990, Aeneas tied the NCAA Division I-AA single-season interception record. He was drafted in the third round of the 1991 draft by the Arizona Cardinals and became a St. Louis Ram in 2001.

During a remarkable 14-year NFL career – that included a Super Bowl appearance, eight Pro Bowls and four All-Pro selections – Aeneas had chances to help some of his teammates through some of life’s rougher patches. These opportunities led Aeneas to the realization that unhappiness doesn’t come from the things in our lives. It comes from things missing from our lives.


Aeneas made his personal commitment to Jesus Christ during his junior year at Southern University and has devoted his off-field life to sharing the wisdom and understanding of the Word of God. He is a beloved St. Louis community leader and role model whose tireless service, outreach and personal counsel has changed lives. Pastor Aeneas has a love for people and a passion for helping each of us fulfill our full potential. In 2007, Aeneas and his wife of 23 years Tracy founded The Spirit Church in St. Louis, MO where he serves as senior pastor.

Aeneas, Tracy, their three daughters Saenea, Tirzah and Cheyenne and son Lazarus live in Creve Coeur, Missouri.


On August 2, 2014, Aeneas was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.


An inspirational insight into Aeneas’ passions, faith and leadership principles. It Takes Respect

is a book with a powerful message that Aeneas wrote before entering the ministry.


Aeneas shares his “Reaching Your Potential” message in interactive presentations:

  • New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens
  • Corporate leadership meetings focused on talent and preparedness
  • School and University Commencement Addresses
  • Regular appearances on KTVI, FOX 2 St. Louis
  • Guest sermons


Adrienne Bankert is an Emmy-award winning journalist, author and speaker. A national correspondent for ABC News, she is often seen on Good Morning America and World News Tonight. She has covered some of the most historic headlines of the past decade and biggest stories in sports and entertainment.

She was the first national correspondent to go live from the 2016 Dallas police shooting, reporting in Thailand on the rescue of a youth soccer team, and the 2019 murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle. From the Oscars, Women’s World Cup Finals in France, and from both coasts, she has interviewed major names including Kobe Bryant, Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Dwayne Johnson, Lady Gaga,  Viola Davis, Will Smith and Scarlett Johansson.

Her new book, “Your Hidden Superpower: The Kindness that Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You with Anyone” is about resilience, facing competition and dealing with negativity.

An alumna of the University of Southern California, Adrienne is also a coach and sought after speaker across the U.S.


Daryl L. Barnett most recently served as the Assistant Pastor of Living Word Christian Center located in Forest Park, Illinois, where he served for 11 years under Dr. Bill Winston; Pastor of Living Word Christian Center and Founder of Bill Winston Ministries.

Pastor Barnett attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also a certified Novell and UNIX System Administrator. While working as a controller for a computer wholesaler/company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Pastor Barnett was called to full time Ministry. He was ordained December 31, 1993. He served as Pastor of Word of Faith Christian Fellowship Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1994 to 1998.

With a commitment to building the Kingdom of God, he came to Living Word Christian Center in 1998 to serve as Assistant Pastor. Since Pastor Barnett joined Living Word Christian Center, the membership has increased from 4,600 to 23,000 worldwide.

Pastor Barnett is the founder of Daryl L. Barnett Ministries (DLBM), and is most noted for his teachings on marriage, relationships, and faith.

Pastor Barnett is married to his lovely wife, Donna, of 35 years. He is the father of four and grandfather of four.

Pastor Christina Segundo

Since the early age of 7, Pastor Christina knew she would be in ministry. She remembers as a child sitting in the front row of her parent’s church, admiring the guest ministers that would come and speak. She would say to herself, “That’s what I’m gonna do when I grow up.” At the age of 16, she started teaching God’s word to her church’s youth department.

In 1997, Pastor Christina and her husband stepped into full-time ministry as Youth and Associate Pastors in New Mexico. After 3 short years, God called them back to their hometown of Big Spring, TX to pioneer Family Faith Center. 

Pastor Christina now travels internationally with her husband teaching God’s word with passion and zeal. Her main focus when speaking is identifying who we are in Christ, leading believers to become victorious in EVERY area of our lives. She aspires to live her life out loud and intentional, therefore inspiring others to find their purpose and make a difference in our world.


T.J. McBride is the Senior Pastor of Tabernacle of Praise Church International, one of the fastest growing congregations located in McDonough and Jonesboro, Georgia. A community-centered trailblazer and internationally sought-after thought-leader, speaker, recording artist, and author. Pastor McBride’s message and mantra are one of faith and his ministry is the manifestation and evidence of hope.

As an author, Pastor McBride’s books include — It’s According to Your Faith, Faith for Provision, and Keep Fighting — these books are among the volumes he has written that speak to the confident assurance believers must have to win in faith. His faith has catapulted him to have three church locations (McDonough, Jonesboro, and Griffin), thousands of parishioners, a Bible Institute, an early learning center, and a Christian Academy.

Pastor McBride shares his message of faith globally through outreach missions and media platforms. His Winning in Faith broadcast has reached millions of viewers via television and social media. Pastor McBride leads a global missions-dedicated ministry. His outreach also has taken him to Africa to give humanitarian aid, help build churches and teach the word of faith.

Pastor T.J. is married to his wife and partner in ministry, Shunnae McBride and together they have three awesome children; Ashli, Andrew, and Alexis.


Dr. Grace Alexis Stephens is currently Chancellor of Generations College, formerly MacCormac College, where she once served as one of the youngest college presidents in America. She is the first woman to hold the presidency post at the 118‐year old institution. Prior to joining Generations, Stephens concurrently held positions at Duke University as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and as Executive Director of the Comprehensive Education Institute for Duke University Health System.

Over the past 30 years, Stephens has held senior leadership positions at several of this country’s major research institutions. She also worked as an executive level business developer and profit and loss manager for Kaplan, Inc. and as a business relationship manager for Goldman Sachs & Co. on Wall Street. These unique experiences have positioned her as a leader and innovator in academia and business.

A native New Yorker, Stephens received her B.A. from the State University of New York; an M.A. from New York University; an Ed.M. from Columbia University; an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania; and she trained at the Institute for Higher Education at Harvard University. She is a licensed minister and holds credentials at the doctoral level from seminary.

Stephens is a leading advisor to Christian professionals helping them to navigate the terrain of the modern marketplace as Kingdom citizens. Her latest book, “I Am A Christian First: 12 Success Principles from the Diary of a Christian CEO” reached the Amazon #1 bestsellers list. Grace is the founder of The Global Christian Professional Women’s Association – the largest and premier resource in serving and advancing professional women of faith. She is a long-standing educator, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She and her husband, James, own an award-winning Christian theatre and conference center in Myrtle Beach, SC. In 2021, Grace funded a building project that resulted in the establishment of a school for 850 children in Malawi, Africa. 

Her God-defined purpose is to seek out and build-up professionals in Christ to become the salt in their sphere of influence and a light that cannot be hidden.

Stephens is a motivational speaker, lecturer, business and ministry consultant. You can connect with Grace or follow her online at


David Winston is the pastor of Go Hard for Christ Youth Ministry at Living Word Christian Center and the director of Bill Winston Ministries, a worldwide outreach ministry.  Both ministries are based in Forest Park, Illinois. In these roles, Pastor David has dedicated himself to planting and advancing the kingdom of God in the hearts of people around the world. 

During his senior year of college, after applying to medical school to become a cardiologist, Pastor David heard the voice of God calling him to ministry, “You had planned to heal hearts in the natural, but I have called you to heal hearts in the spirit.” At the age of 22, Pastor David accepted the call and began pursuing his Master of Divinity degree from Oral Roberts University (ORU) in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

While at ORU, Pastor David met his lovely wife, Niki, and together they now have four children, Jacob, Jordan, Joshua, and Lily.

In 2009, Pastor David and his wife started Go Hard for Christ Youth Ministry under the commission of his father, Dr. Bill Winston, pastor of Living Word Christian Center. Through Bible studies, events and media, Go Hard for Christ reaches thousands of youth with the transformational power of the Word of God. The ministry focuses on pointing young people to their purpose by revealing the truth of God’s Word. 

Pastor David holds an honorary doctorate in Christian Business Leadership from United Graduate College and Seminary International. In 2020, he created and launched an online leadership course called the Winston Leadership Institute. He is passionate about teaching and encouraging people of all ages how to have victory through Jesus Christ in every area of their lives, and how to discover and pursue their God-given destiny.