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If you’re involved in ministry in any capacity, consider attending this extraordinary gathering, which promises to rejuvenate, inspire, and empower – Dream Conference 2024: Strong Church! In a world where the demands of ministry can push even the most dedicated people to the brink, we recognize the importance of taking a cue from Jesus himself. Even our Savior, amid His ministry, took moments to regroup, pray, rest, and recharge with God’s grace. Understanding the high burnout alert that those in ministry face, we’ve curated a lineup of speakers who are not just the best but some of the most influential figures in the global ministry landscape.


Get ready to be enthralled and enriched as these distinguished speakers share their insights, wisdom, and experiences at this unmissable event. Each speaker was carefully selected to offer a unique perspective and practical guidance for navigating the challenges of ministry. Get ready for a Dream City Church event that promises not just knowledge but a transformative experience for all those involved in the noble calling of ministry!

Introducing the Speakers for Dream Conference 2024


  • Luke Barnett, Senior Pastor, Dreamy City Church: A charismatic pastor and visionary, Luke leads Dream City Church (DCC) in Arizona with a church body exceeding 30,000 people across eight campuses. His passion extends beyond the pulpit, driving humanitarian efforts and human trafficking rescue programs. The Dream Centers, including Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Colorado City branches, have rescued over 2,800 girls, achieving a remarkable 92% success rate. Additionally, the centers provide support for polygamist cult survivors, homeless individuals, military veterans, foster kids, and those struggling with addiction, impacting over 45,000 people weekly.


Luke’s commitment to outreach extends globally through ministries like Thrive, Where Hope Lives, StreetlightUSA, and more. DCC’s annual Celebration of Christmas, a Broadway-style spectacle, has reached over 2 million people in its 42-year history. Luke’s influence goes beyond the church, serving as a board member for Southeastern University and launching Dream City College to equip future Christian leaders. He has mentored thousands through the annual Dream Conference, featuring renowned speakers like T.D. Jakes and Chris Hodges.


  • Tommy Barnett, Global Senior Pastor, Dream City Church: Celebrating 69 years of Ministry, 46 Years of Pastors-Leaders Schools, and 43 Years Pastoring at Dream City Church (formerly Phoenix First, with his son Luke Barnett now as the Senior Pastor), 28 Years as Founder and Co-Pastor of Los Angeles Dream Center with son Matthew Barnett.


Tommy Barnett is the Co-Pastor of one of the fastest-growing churches in America, Dream City Church (formerly Phoenix First), in Phoenix, Arizona. The church is known as Church with a Heart because of its 260+ outreach ministries.  


  • Pastor Matthew Barnett, Co-Founder, LA Dream Center & Senior Pastor, Angelus Temple: A dynamic figure in contemporary Christianity, Mathew realized his childhood dream by founding The Dream Center in 1994. This visionary church, open 24/7, 365 days a year, was established to address both the physical and spiritual needs of inner-city communities, spreading a message of hope. Matthew Barnett, a New York Times Best Selling Author and pastor of one of America’s fastest-growing churches, has become a leading voice in Christianity, noted as the founder of “One of the three largest churches in America” by Time Magazine. 


The Dream Center, born from a local church in 1994, has grown exponentially, now reaching over 50,000 people weekly through multiple services, 200 ministries, and outreaches, housing over 600 individuals undergoing rehabilitation for God’s glory. The center offers a range of services, including food distribution, reflecting Pastor Matthew’s commitment to meeting both spiritual and physical needs in the community. His influence extends beyond the church, as he has spoken at major conventions, consulted with prominent figures, and received recognition from former President George W. Bush and leading publications like the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times for the center’s community contributions.


  • Charlie Kirk, Founder and Executive Director of Turning Point USA: Turning Point USA is a national student movement dedicated to identifying, organizing, and empowering young people to promote the principles of free markets and limited government.


Since the inception of Turning Point USA on June 5, 2012, Charlie has grown Turning Point USA from nothing to having representation on over 1,200 high schools and college campuses nationwide and over 150 full-time staff. At 30 years old, he has already appeared on Fox News, CNBC, and FOX Business News over 200 times. He is also a best-selling author, was the youngest speaker at the 2016 Republican National Convention, and is a proud Eagle Scout.


  • Jurgen Matthesius, Senior Pastor, Awaken Church: Jurgen’s and his wife Leanne’s journey began in Wollongong, Australia, where they met at the same church and youth ministry. Jurgen, originally employed at BHP Steel, answered the call of God to attend full-time Bible college at Power Ministry School (now Hillsong College). They began dating after his first year, and post-graduation, Jurgen moved to New Zealand for a Hillsong church plant. After six months leading the youth ministry, he returned to Australia to marry Leanne before moving back to New Zealand to pastor the youth at South City Christian Life Centre.


During their seven years in New Zealand, the couple had a lasting impact on Auckland, especially among the youth. Jurgen became a popular speaker in schools, grew the youth ministry at South City CLC to one of the largest in the nation, and welcomed their first two sons, Jordan and Ashley. In 1998, feeling a strong call from God, they moved back to Australia and joined C3 Church Oxford Falls, serving as youth pastors under Pastors Phil & Chris Pringle. Over seven years, they expanded the youth ministry to over 750 members and pioneered the successful Phenomena youth conference. In 2005, they answered a call to start Awaken Church in San Diego, which had its first service on August 20th, 2005, with 50 attendees. In 2008, Jurgen and Leanne welcomed their third child, Zoe.

Additional Speakers Include:


  • Angel Barnett, President, Dream Institute 
  • Jentezen Franklin, Senior Pastor, Free Chapel
  • Jack Hibbs, Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills
  • Frank Turek, President,
  • Riley Gaines, Former Competitive Swimmer & Female Rights Activist
  • Seth Gruber, A Voice for the Unborn
  • John Amanchukwu, Author, Eraced
  • David Barton, Evangelical Author and Political Activist


Experience the transformative power of this life-changing event! Visit our website for more information about the conference. Don’t forget to bring your ministry team along and visit our campus at Dream City Church. But act fast—space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

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