8:30AM – 9:00AM

Registration & Breakfast Reception
Location: River Row
(Main Entrance Foyer)

9AM – 12PM

Servant Leadership Presentations & Engagement Opportunities
Location: Main Sanctuary

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Bishop Marcus Benjamin

Servant Leadership & Emotional Intelligence:  Using Awareness to Build Empowerment

Marcus Benjamin is an award-winning entrepreneur, corporate speaker and business strategist who has shared the national stage with the likes of John Maxwell, Hill Harper, Cindy Trimm, Daymond John, Master P, and more.

His parent company, Benjamin Strategy Group, has provided strategic consulting and speaking to companies ranging from startups to $17Billion in annual income.

On the ministry side, Marcus Benjamin serves as Bishop within two nondenominational fellowships, where his primary responsibility is leadership, entrepreneurship and strategy. Additionally, he and his wife founded and pastored a church for nearly 14 years. Today, that church still continues under the leadership of new pastors.

Marcus Benjamin is married to Omeka Benjamin, a Licensed Master Social Worker and Realtor, for 22 years and their union is blessed with two young adults on academic scholarship at two prestigious universities.

Engagement Opportunity

Leadership Summit Attendees

Laugh & Learn

Marcus D.  Wiley

Marcus D. Wiley is a prominent stand-up comedian, broadly known for his thought provoking doctrine through comedy. He is a true example of brilliant storytelling while drawing you in for the punchline. Not only will you laugh and learn, you will also leave inspired. His charisma and wisdom landed him on the nationally syndicated radio show The Yolanda Adams Morning Show, a professor at his Alma Mater, Texas Southern University, an author of his very own book, Hustle and Faith and the Designated Driver Podcast with Marcus D. Wiley. Gospel artist Yolanda Adams refers to him as a comedic genius, radio mogul Cathy Hughes has called him a modern-day Dick Gregory. His proverb for his style of comedy is laughter is good but don’t miss the message!


Elder Valarie Worthy

Servant Leadership:  Healthy Leaders, Healthy Team

Engagement Opportunity

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Pastor Ruth-Ann Wynter

The Talent of the Servant Leader:  How to Identify & Leverage Your Power

Born in Kingston, Jamaica and led to the Lord at the age of nine by her mother, Ruth-Ann and her brother Ray were raised in a Christian home and witnessed a Godly commitment to ministry through the example of their parents Ray and Doreen Wynter. As a result of this tremendous example, at a young age, Ruth-Ann dedicated her life to serving the Lord through whatever door He may open. In 2008, Ruth-Ann was ordained as an Elder at Bethel Gospel Assembly, Inc. in Harlem, New York, where Bishop Carlton T. Brown is the Senior Pastor.

Over the course of her time at Bethel, Ruth-Ann has been blessed to provide leadership for several successful programs at the church that have touched every aspect of one’s spiritual journey. She serves as the Director of Ministry Relations and Pastoral Affairs. In this capacity she is responsible for being the Pastoral Assistant to the Senior Pastor, handling media and press relations on behalf of the assembly as well as the care of special guests of the Bishop and his staff. In 2019, Ruth-Ann was installed as Executive Pastor of Bethel Gospel Assembly and will now provide oversight to a wider scope of the ministry’s operations.

A proud graduate of New York University, Ruth-Ann has pursued a career in human resources management in the entertainment industry and has been privileged to hold challenging and rewarding executive positions throughout her professional journey. These positions include leading human resources teams at media conglomerate Time Warner, advertising agencies Translation, LLC and Deep Focus and global entertainment company Live Nation Entertainment. She was also privileged to serve as the National Director of Human Resources for RocNation, which was founded by Hip Hop Icon Jay-Z. At present, Ruth-Ann is a Partner at United Talent Agency (UTA), one of the world’s premier entertainment companies, representing clients in every current and emerging area of the sports and entertainment industries.

Based in New York City, Ruth-Ann provides support for employees and clients based in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, Miami, London and Malmo, Sweden. Ruth-Ann expresses her continued commitment to the development of today’s youth by serving as President of New Horizons Ministries Inc., a non-profit organization founded by her late father, Rev. Ray R. Wynter. New Horizons has been dedicated to helping young people master the challenges of daily living for over 45 years through their camps, retreats, conferences, special events and luncheons, thanks to the tireless efforts of their 100% volunteer staff.

The Lord has used Ruth-Ann’s love of music to open doors for her to work alongside many national gospel artists and organizations in major events for over 20 years. She is currently the General Manager for VMan Entertainment, LLC, the music company founded and led by Gospel artist and business executive, VaShawn Mitchell. She also serves on the board of the Gospel Heritage Foundation founded by industry trailblazer, Dr. Theresa Hairston, which is committed to equipping and inspiring those involved in the gospel music industry, while celebrating the genre’s rich heritage.

Ruth-Ann firmly believes that according to Mark 10:27 “with God all things are possible” and is fully committed to working “while it is day”. Her motto with which she walks through life is: “There is no limit to what can be accomplished as long as it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.”

Session Break
Engagement Opportunity

Leadership Summit Attendees


Bishop Ronald Godbee

A Message From Our Leader

Ronald L. Godbee, author of Why Leaders Fail, serves as the lead pastor of the River church in Durham, North Carolina. Bishop Godbee
continues to develop the vision established by his predecessors (Bishop Joby Brady and Pastor Sheryl Brady) of building lives, building loyalty, and building legacy. Since accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, Bishop Godbee has pursued the mandate of God to seek and save souls through the preaching of the gospel. Bishop Godbee’s greatest decision
was to first choose Christ and secondly choose Karla Godbee as his wife. They are the proud parents of three lovely children Kindale, Ronald Jr, and Kharrington.

Bishop Godbee brings a wealth of true worship experience connected to an unapologetic love of the Lord from the heart of a servant leader to his newly appointed position as the Lead Pastor of The River church in Durham, North Carolina where he continues to serve God’s people with a humble and submitted heart. Bishop Godbee’s transformative message, passion of worship and love for people has given him the touch of God for these times.

12PM – 1PM

Leadership Fair & Food Truck Rodeo

Engagement Opportunities, Speaker Meet & Greet, Lunch – available to purchase

Location: River Row
(Main Entrance Foyer)

Servant Leadership: Healthy Leaders, Healthy Team Q&A

Cancer Awareness and Clinical Trial Information Session

Location: Main Sanctuary

Bishop’s Roundtable and Lunch Reception
Leadership Development and Networking
Private Lunch Reception

Location: Executive Boardroom