Friday, May 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM EDT
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 12:00 PM EDT

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The Impact Center/ Word Tabernacle Church
821 Word Plaza
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

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Workshop Presenters Needed

Are you passionate about a subject? Do you have expertise that would be empowering for women? Has your experience in an area given you wisdom that would beneficial for women experiencing something similar? If so, we invite you to submit a proposal to lead a workshop at this year’s Women’s Conference.

Conference Schedule

Friday, May 18th

3:00 - 6:00 PM
Pre-conference Intensives

6:00 PM                              
Doors open/Light Refreshments

7:00  -9:00 PM                      Conference


Saturday, May 19th
7:00  -8:00 AM                     

Doors open/Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM               Conference (Keynote, Concurrent Workshops, Lunch)

5:00 PM - until                         
Various Supper Clubs


Sunday, May 20th
8:00 AM                              
Worship Service

10:00 AM                            
Worship Service


2018 Women's Conference: Arise

We are pleased to announce our annual women’s conference, ARISE!, happening May 18-20th at The Impact Center. Join us for 3 days of amazing praise and worship, life changing workshops, and phenomenal speakers. Everything kicks off on Friday and continues through Sunday morning.

 This year’s theme, ARISE!, is about women understanding the power of their voice. It is about women understanding who that are and the purpose for which they were created. Sister, you are powerful beyond measure and we need you to own that!

 We have gathered some of the most anointed and powerful women speakers and workshop leaders to share words and knowledge that are sure to empower and equip you. We’re focusing on such areas as:

  • Leadership Development
  • Entrepreneurship/Building Your Brand
  • Women in Ministry
  • Finding Balance
  • Women Serving on Boards
  • Personal Finance

 Also, we’re introducing a variety of pre-conference Intensives on Friday afternoon that will allow time for women to dive deeper into a particular subject area. We’ve also added Saturday evening Supper Clubs which give attendee’s the opportunity to go have dinner, laugh, and have some great fun and conversations.

 Register now for this awesome event specifically designed to empower you! It is our belief that every woman will leave the conference changed and inspired to go out and make an impact!

 *Check back for conference updates and a list of Intensives, Workshops, and Supper Clubs. Registration covers all 3 days, refreshments, lunch on Saturday, and conference material. Dinner on Saturday is on your own. *


Keynote Speakers

Rev. Gail Song Bantum,
Executive Pastor, Quest Church, Seattle, WA

Rev. Gail’s passion is to prophetically call people, groups, and organizations to become all that God says they are through the lens of Identity, Leadership Development, and Discipleship. As a second generation Korean American, formed in the Korean immigrant and Black Pentecostal traditions, she seeks to faithfully embody advocacy and justice surrounding issues of race and gender within the life of the church. Gail is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church, received her M.Div. from Duke Divinity School, and her Bachelor of Music from The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Lady Leah Hill McNair,
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Thomasville, NC

The evangelistic call on Lady McNair’s life has afforded her opportunities to minister nationally and internationally. In 2004, Lady McNair’s strength became greater as she joined forces with her husband, Pastor P. Michael McNair. In 2007, they divinely answered the call of pastoralship to Emmanuel Baptist Church (Thomasville, NC).  She is the leader of the “Valuable Woman” Women’s Ministry at Emmanuel, which ministers to several women in the local ministry as well as the community. She is also the author of 3 books, The Guide to Greatness for Women in Ministry, 21 Days of Powerful Prayers for Women, and I Have A Confession to Make.

Elaine Johnson,
Transformation Speaker, Empowerment Champion, & Brand Strategist

 As an award winning speaker, coach, and serial entrepreneur,
 Elaine Johnson impacts audiences around the country with her
 transformational and intentional approach to living life. Elaine is
 best known for her contagious energy and willingness to break
 stereotypes about being a Latina who represents whole life
 success. Elaine Johnson is the Founder of Latinas in Motion,
 Creator of Plan, Pray, Slay The Planner and Co-Owner of
 Respect the Principle Fitness and Nutrition Club in

Kimberly Marie Evans,
Pastor Greater Joy Baptist Church of Butner, NC

 Pastor Kim, as she is known, has been a fervent servant of
 God for her entire life. She has served as Youth Minister,
 Minister of Music, Christian Education instructor, and Women’s
 ministry leader for Greater Joy Baptist Church in Durham, NC
 under the leadership of her father, Bishop James E. Daniel.
 Since January of 2012, Pastor Kim has furthered the Gospel of Jesus Christ as Founding Pastor of Greater Joy Baptist Church of Butner, NC. Through an honest and transparent approach to the Word of God, she seeks to prepare the entire body of Christ for the challenges of day to day living. She facilitates workshops and seminars that provide divine guidance for victory within the common challenges of life. It is her Godly mandate to reach those who are hurting, restore their confidence and assist them as they regain their lost joy.