GO Conference is designed to help equip Christians who desire to reach the unchurched in their communities with the gospel. GO Conference is exclusively focused on helping believers get passionate about reaching lost people.
The Canadian cultural landscape has experienced a massive shift away from the gospel. We need an army of everyday Christians who will engage our culture and build bridges with those who are far from God. What we need is not just understanding, but passion - and that's the theme of this year's conference.
Theme: Igniting Passion for National Transformation
2018 Go Conference Speakers
Finu Iype (Conference Host) is the founder and president of Passion to Reach Ministries. Passion to Reach Ministries is a global missions and church development ministry that is engaged in gospel proclamation and ministry training and development. Finu’s passion is to see the local church equipped for community outreach and effective disciple-making. His speaking ministry has spanned over 20 nations worldwide, including invitations to speak at Pastor’s conferences, mass evangelistic campaigns and media outreach initiatives. Finu is also the founder and CEO of the Canadian Community Alliance Network, a non-profit whose mission is to empower churches to make a lasting impact in their communities through strategic partnerships. Finu hosts the Mission Connect podcast and leads the Missional Academy training platform that provides online leadership development resources.
Dominic Russo is a speaker, a humanitarian, and an innovator in international missions. At the young age of 20, Dominic founded Missions.Me, a ministry that organizes multifaceted campaigns that include hundreds of missionary volunteers, large-scale relief projects, and gospel proclamation. In 2011, Dominic launched the “1Nation1Day” vision in Honduras – a project that attracted the largest foreign missions team in history. On the week of July 20, 2013 more than 1 million Hondurans were personally reached through the 1Nation1Day outreaches. Since then, Dominic and his team have held similar campaigns in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua, reaching more than 2.5 million people face to face, and millions more through media.
Kamal Saleem was born to a large Sunni Muslim family in the heart of the Middle East. Kamal was recruited by the Muslim Brotherhood at an early age and completed his first mission to Israel at the age of seven. He continued to work on behalf of Islamic Jihad all over the world until while in America, his world was turned upside down; in 1985 Kamal was seriously injured in an automobile accident. Christian men aided Kamal at the accident scene, and continued to physically and emotionally nurture him back to health. The love and sacrificial giving of these men demonstrated to Kamal the unconditional, redemptive love of Christ and he cried out to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob acknowledging his need for the Savior. Kamal has since become a man on a new mission, as an Ambassador for Christ, the one true and living God.
Faytene Grasseschi has been an humanitarian and advocacy worker since 1997. Her areas of focus have included equipping Canadians in the democratic process, combating human trafficking, racism, poverty, first nations issues, elder abuse and women’s issues. She is a best selling Canadian author, conference speaker and has appeared on national talk shows regularly. Her work has been featured on various national & regional news outlets across Canada. She was recognized by Charisma Magazine as one of the world’s top 21 most influential next generation leaders and has been awarded the ANCJ Emerging Leadership Award in Jerusalem. She has spoken to Parliamentary Committees and is regarded as a voice on social justice issues both at Parliament and grass roots forums across Canada.
Dr. Kevin Harney is the Founder of Organic Outreach International. He also serves as the Lead Pastor at Shoreline Church in Monterey, California. Through writing, speaking, and coaching, Kevin loves to serve denominations, Christian movements, and local churches both nationally and internationally. In addition to the Organic Outreach series, Kevin has authored Empowered by His Presence, Reckless Faith, The U-Turn Church, and other books and curriculum. He and his wife Sherry have written over seventy small group study guides (in partnership with Dallas Willard, Gary Thomas, Mark Batterson, Christine Caine, and other authors). Kevin is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University (B.A.), Fuller Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), and Western Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry).
Tim Barnett is a dynamic speaker who provides a perfect blend of expertise and humor in each talk. Tim trains Christians to think clearly about what they believe and why they believe it. Tim's passion and energy will help motivate you to love God with all your mind. Tim has worked as a professional teacher since 2008, employed in both the private and public sector. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics from York University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Tim also has a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Tim also serves as an adjunct Bible and Science teacher at Innova Academy, a classical Christian school, and serves on the pastoral staff at Cedarview Community Church.