The Wisdom Conference | 2015

The church of Cleveland is blessed to welcome Henry and Richard Blackaby of Blackaby Ministries International alongside Pastor David Bryant of Proclaim Hope! this November 8-9th. Pastor Rodney Maiden will host as we benefit from over 100 years of combined fruitful ministry experience, these men desire to impart to our leaders here in Cleveland lessons and understandings that God has provided them in their pursuit of His Kingdom. In this conference, we hope to create a conversational atmosphere to help link generations around the wisdom found in Christ.

“that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”  Colossians 2:2,3

As part of these 2 days, a Concert of Prayer will be held Monday evening as we invite the church of Cleveland to participate in a time of worship-based prayer led by Pastor David Bryant.

No registration required for this free event.



 Proclaim Hope! 



Location: The Manor in Euclid
24111 Rockwell Dr. Euclid, Ohio 44117

6PM – Worship
6:2oPM – Synopsis of Wisdom by Richard Blackaby
6:35PM – Message by David Bryant
7:20PM – Break
7:35PM – Video Clip
7:40PM – Henry Blackaby
8PM – Message by Richard Blackaby / Invitation and prayer time



Location: Cuyahoga Valley Church
5055 East Wallings in Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147

8:30AM – Worship
8:50AM – Panel of Local Leaders
9:20AM – Message by David Bryant
10:10AM – Break
10:25AM – Q&A
11:15AM – Break
11:30AM – Message by Richard Blackaby / Invitation and prayer time



Join us as David Bryant leads the church in Cleveland for a special time of worship based prayer Monday, November 9th, 7-9PM at Cuyahoga Valley Church.



Dr. Henry T. Blackaby is the founder and president emeritus of Blackaby Ministries International, an organization built to help people experience God.

Born in British Columbia, Dr. Blackaby has devoted his lifetime to ministry.He has served as a music director, education director, and pastor in churches in California and Canada, as well as president of Canadian Baptist Theological College for seven years and president of the Canadian Southern Baptist Conference. He has provided leadership to thousands of pastors and laymen across North America and has spoken to missionaries and other groups in over ninety countries of the world. Dr. Blackaby studied English and history at the University of British Columbia as an undergraduate and earned his B.D. and Th.M. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.He holds four honorary doctorate degrees.

In 1970, Dr. Blackaby followed God’s call to pastor a tiny church in Saskatoon, Canada. Not only did Faith Baptist Church grow to many times its original membership, but it led to the founding of thirty-eight new churches and became a center for pastoral training. Dr. Blackaby went on to serve on staff at the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through the Home Mission Board, he led revival and spiritual awakening in the life of the convention. He also served as special assistant to the presidents of the International Mission Board and LifeWay Christian Resources.

Although he is now officially retired, Dr. Blackaby continues to provide consultative leadership in the life of the Christian community. Henry lives with his wife, Marilynn, in Rex, Georgia. He has five children (Richard, Tom, Melvin, Norman, and Carrie), all of whom are serving in Christian ministry, and fourteen



Dr. Richard Blackaby is the president of Blackaby Ministries International and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Richard travels internationally speaking on spiritual leadership in the home, church, and marketplace as well as on spiritual awakening, experiencing God, and the Christian life. Richard regularly ministers to Christian CEOs, church, and family leaders. Richard grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He has been married to Lisa for 31 years and has three kids: Mike, 30, married to Sarah.

He is the single adult minister at FBC Jonesboro in Atlanta and completing a Ph.D. in Apologetics; Daniel, 28, married to Sarah. He has written five books and is working on a Ph.D. in Christianity and Culture; and Carrie, 24, who works at BMI and is completing a Master’s degree in theology. Richard also has three amazing grandsons! Richard earned a B.A. in history from the University of Saskatchewan.

He has an M.Div and Ph.D. in church history from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and an honorary doctorate from Dallas Baptist University. Richard served as a senior pastor at Friendship Baptist Church in Winnipeg, and then as the president of the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary in Cochrane, Alberta Canada for 13 years. He continues to serve as the seminary’s Chancellor.



David Bryant Over the past 40 years, David Bryant has been defined by many as a “messenger of hope” and a “Christ-proclaimer” to the Church throughout the world. Formerly a pastor, minister-at-large with the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, president of Concerts of Prayer International (COPI) and chairman of America’s National Prayer Committee, today David provides leadership to PROCLAIM HOPE! Whose mission is to “foster and serve a nationwide Christ-awakening movement”.

For decades David played a widely visible role in the emergence of an unprecedented, worldwide prayer movement by capitalizing on city-wide mass prayer rallies; national and international conferences; training videos, seminars and manuals; development of leadership coalitions; the mentoring of younger leaders; and media outreach (both TV and radio). Currently David is conducting an ambitious outreach to encourage Christ Awakening movements, nationwide and beyond, called The Christ Institutes. Their goal is: “Exploring and Experiencing the Spectacular Supremacy of God’s Son“. This is backed by his most recent 900-page volume Christ Is NOW!, a companion to the widely respected Christ Is ALL! (with over 500,000 Mandarin versions alone being used to train Chinese church leaders).

David and his wife Robyne were high school sweethearts in their hometown, Massillon, Ohio. They now call metropolitan New York/New Jersey their home. Their three grown children, Adam, Bethany and Benjamin, were adopted as infants from India