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Leadership Summit
With Bill Johnson, Bishop Joseph Garlington, 
Pierre du Plessis & our CovNet Team


Bill Johnson, with his wife Beni, are the Senior Leaders of Bethel Church in Redding, California. Bill lives his life with the core values that God is good, nothing is impossible, the blood of Jesus paid for everything, and we are significant. He travels extensively throughout the world encouraging believers to bring the kingdom of heaven into their world and sphere of influence. Bill is also the author of a number of bestselling books including When Heaven Invades Earth and Hosting the Presence.

      Bill is a fifth-generation pastor with a rich heritage in the Holy Spirit. The present move of God has brought Bill into a deeper understanding of the phrase “on earth as it is in heaven.” Bill and the Bethel Church family have taken on this theme for life and ministry, where healings and miracles are normal. Bill teaches that we owe the world an encounter with God and a gospel without power is not the gospel Jesus preached ...


Joseph Garlington

... Presiding pastor of Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, a large multi-racial, a cross-cultural Christian community which he and his wife Barbara founded in 1971. This church has been a model for racial healing and reconciliation for more than forty-eight years. 


Bishop Garlington is an accomplished musician, recording artist, author, and scholar whose life and work has touched countless thousands throughout the world through radio and TV. His preaching and teaching ministry, known for its humor and deep insight, has made him a popular speaker at many national and international conferences. Bishop Garlington regularly consults for pastors, churches and organizations that are eager to develop similar models of racial reconciliation and healing.


He is married to Barbara Williams Garlington, and together they share responsibility for seven children, thirteen grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and one great-grandson



Pierre du Plessis

...A pioneering leader with a dream of an authentic, adventurous community of Christ followers, who would engage disconnected people with the true message & genuine expression of God’s love! He is a visionary, a worshiper, fun to be around, totally committed to the cause, passionate about his family.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Pierre du Plessis and his family relocated in 1999 to pastor The Father’s House, a multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-site church located in Rochester, NY. Pierre is known for his unique ability to bring the Bible to life using vivid illustrations mixed with humor and practical life application. He is passionate about mentoring & equipping leaders, engaging all generations and encouraging people to experience God. He is married to his best friend and partner in ministry, Marlize and they have two young adult children, Chloe and Caleb.

He is a great communicator. His no-holds-barred communication style brings relevance to every message. Pierre is known for pushing the envelope!

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Our COVnet Team

Pastor Aimee


President, COVnet

Sr. Associate Pastor,

The Tabernacle


Bishop Robert Stearns

Bishop, COVnet

Bishop, The Tabernacle

President and Founder,

Eagles Wings


Bishop Tommy Reid

Bishop, COVnet

Bishop Emeritus,

The Tabernacle


Pastor Jessica Collins

Senior Pastor,

Vanguard Christian Church

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