Visionaries, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and leaders, this is your exclusive invitation to join Bishop T.D. Jakes April 30 through May 2, 2020, for the International Leadership Summit (ILS), formerly the International Pastors and Leadership Conference (IP&L)! And, it’s all happening at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina!

IP&L - Bishop T.D. Jakes

Bishop T.D. Jakes

Bishop T.D. Jakes is a charismatic leader, visionary, provocative thinker, and entrepreneur who serves as senior pastor of The Potter’s House, a 30,000-member Dallas-based church. He is also the founder of T.D. Jakes Ministries, a global humanitarian organization. Named ”America’s Best Preacher” by Time Magazine and CNN, Jakes’ voice reverberates from the world’s most prominent stages. Beyond the pulpit, Jakes is the recipient of numerous humanitarian awards. His global impact has empowered leaders at high profile conference series, including the International Leadership Summit (formerly International Pastors and Leadership Conference), among others. He is also the founder of the new Jakes Divinity School. Additionally, his reach spans across television, radio, and countless films, including A Dog’s Way Home, Miracles from Heaven, and Jumping the Broom. Author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive and DESTINY: Step Into Your Purpose, his latest release, Crushing: God Turns Pressure Into Power, is a must-have for leadersMarried to Serita for more than three decades, he is the father of five and a proud grandfather.

IP&L - Hattie Hill

Hattie Hill

Hattie Hill has spent more than three decades developing successful global diversity and inclusion and gender equity strategies that drive culture change and create inclusive environments for corporations, nonprofit organizations, and foundations across 70 countries, including IBM, Southwest Airlines, and McDonald’s. She’s paved the way in advising some of the world’s largest brands and Fortune 500 CEOs to prioritize diversity and inclusion and gender equity efforts, positively impacting organizations today. Earlier in her career, Hattie served as president and CEO of the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), where she initiated and managed an unprecedented collaboration with McKinsey’s Women in the Workplace Study to advance women leaders. Currently, Hattie is the president and CEO of the T.D. Jakes Foundation, a fund with a goal of $100 million to improve disadvantaged communities and provide economic growth globally through science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). A renowned speaker, inspiring author, and global thought leader, Hattie adeptly connects, engages, and transforms individuals and organizations to elevate corporate culture, while improving employee engagement and driving business and revenue growth. Hattie serves on the board of Texas Women’s Foundation, National Restaurant Association, VisitDallas, Dallas Regional Chamber, and ShareMaster. Learn more at

IP&L - Steven Furtick

Steven Furtick

Steven Furtick is a pastor, songwriter, and New York Times best-selling author. As founder and lead pastor, he has helped the multisite Elevation Church evolve into a global ministry through online streaming, television, and the music of Elevation Worship. He is the author of Crash the Chatterbox, Greater, Sun Stand Still, (Un)Qualified, and Seven-Mile Miracle. Additionally, he holds a master of divinity degree from Southern Theological Seminary. Pastor Steven and Holly, his wife, live in Charlotte, North Carolina, with their two sons, Elijah and Graham, and daughter, Abbey.

IP&L - Ivy McGregor

Ivy McGregor

Ivy McGregor is the CEO and chief architect of IVY Inc., where she provides innovative vision strategic consulting to organizations and individuals. She is also the director of social responsibility for BeyGOOD, the philanthropic umbrella for Parkwood Entertainment, founded by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. Through BeyGOOD, Ms. McGregor has led efforts to eradicate homelessness, poverty, economic inequity, and to support women entrepreneur empowerment. She has led Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and scholarship programs, as well as successful water restoration initiatives in both Flint, Michigan; and Burundi, Africa. She has over 25 years of experience in business strategies, social enterprise, and global partnerships. A distinguished CAA and TEDx speaker, she has graced world stages, including the Global Citizen Festivals in New York’s Central Park, and South Africa for Mandela 100. She has also served as an advisor and board member for organizations and global projects such as Chime for Change. She is the recipient of the Triumph Award by Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network, among others. An author, Ms. McGregor’s  fifth published work is scheduled for release fall of 2020. A resident of New York, she is the proud adoptive mother of two incredibly courageous South African young adults.

IP&L - Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry is an established actor, director, screenwriter, producer, playwright, and author. Born into poverty and raised in a household scarred by abuse, Tyler fought to find the strength, faith, and perseverance that would later shape his work. He started his career writing plays, many of which inspired his film projects and included the introduction of the now-legendary Madea character, played by Tyler himself.  His first feature film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, debuted at number one nationwide in 2005. His ensuing films, Madea’s Family Reunion and Why Did I Get Married?, among others, have realized massive commercial success worldwide. He also starred in Alex Cross, helped release Academy Award-nominated Precious, and garnered rave reviews for his role in Gone Girl. In the television space, his partnership with Oprah Winfrey introduced For Better or Worse, among other shows on her OWN network. In 2017, he began a partnership with Viacom to include TV, film, and short-form video projects. In 2018, Tyler released two Lionsgate films, Acrimony and A Madea Family Funeral. His newest shows include The Oval and Sistas on BET. Tyler Perry is currently in production for his multiple television series. In 2019, he celebrated the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios.

IP&L - Paula Williams Madison

Paula Williams Madison

Paula Williams Madison is chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC, a Los Angeles-based media consultancy company with global reach. She also serves as a founding partner with The Group Unlimited LLC, a high-level strategy, marketing, and communications consultancy, headquartered in Los Angeles. In 2011, Madison retired from NBCUniversal as president and general manager of NBC4 Los Angeles. She was also regional general manager for NBCU’s Telemundo TV stations Los Angeles, and vice president and news director of NBC4 New York. Under Madison’s watch, WNBC4 Los Angeles earned numerous Emmy, Golden Mike, and Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. Her concurrent career as a writer and journalist led to a 1996 Peabody Award for NBC4 New York’s investigation, ”A License to Kill.”  Paula is the former owner/CEO of the Los Angeles Sparks WNBA basketball team. She also serves on numerous boards, including the Center for Asian American Media. A highly sought-after public speaker, Paula has received countless honors and awards, including the ”75 Most Powerful African Americans in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise magazine in 2005. Paula, whose Chinese name is Lowe Xiao Na (罗笑娜), is the granddaughter of a Hakka Chinese emigrant, whose life is chronicled in her book, Finding Samuel Lowe China, Jamaica, Harlem. A graduate of Vassar College, Paula served 10 years as a Vassar Trustee, among other notable roles.

IP&L - Travis Greene

Travis Greene

Growing up with a mother who was a minister and choir director, Travis Greene recalls gospel music "was like oxygen in our house." At an early age, his inspiration for music was ignited by Kirk Franklin. The 12-time Grammy Award-winning legend attributed Greene's masterful fusion of music and relatable ministry as the "future of gospel music." Greene launched his recording career in 2007 with The More. With subsequent albums, the two-time Grammy Award nominee's 2017 album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart with Crossover: Live From Music City. The same year, at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, he won in seven key categories, including song of the year for "Made A Way." Greene's countless recognitions also include 13 Stellar Awards nominations. He pursued "music and ministry" as advised by his piano instructor at Georgia Southern University, where he majored in business and minored in music. However, after achieving Billboard chart success with Stretching Out, his 2010 album, he still struggled for years, experiencing a foreclosure, among other setbacks. He remained steadfast in faith that everything would work out. In 2016, he and his wife, Dr. Jackie Greene, launched Forward City Church in Columbia, South Carolina. As a proud father, he's raising his three young boys to grow up with a godly example.

IP&L - Lisa Opoku

Lisa Opoku

Lisa Opoku is Goldman Sachs’ global chief operating officer for the Engineering Division and the firm's global strategists. In this role, she oversees the technology management and finance functions. She serves on the Engineering Division Executive Leadership Group, Firmwide Technology Risk Committee, and is a sponsor of the Firmwide Black Network, and a member of the Goldman Sachs Women's Network. Lisa was chief operating officer for the Securities Division in Asia Pacific from 2009 to 2015. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2004 as an attorney in the Legal Division and was hired in 2005 to become the chief operating officer for the Fixed Income, Currency, and Commodities (FICC) Bank Loan Syndications and Trading businesses in New York and London. She was named managing director in 2006 and partner in 2012.  Prior to joining the firm, Lisa was a corporate attorney in the law firm of Richards Spears Kibbe & Orbe and was elected to partner in 2004. She is actively involved in the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine and the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation. Lisa earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota in 1993; in 1996, she received a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School.

IP&L - Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington is a native of Mt. Vernon, New York, and graduated from Fordham University, where he majored in drama. He attended San Francisco’s prestigious American Conservatory Theater prior to launching his professional acting career in New York. He rose to fame as Dr. Phillip Chandler on the NBC hit television series, St. Elsewhere, among other credits. Since his film crossover, he earned his first Oscar nomination for Cry Freedom (1987), as South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko. Denzel garnered two Academy Awards for the historical war drama, Glory (1989), and the crime thriller, Training Day (2001). He received three Golden Globe Awards for his roles in Glory (1989), and The Hurricane (1999); in 2016, he was the Golden Globe Award recipient for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. Returning to Broadway in 2010, he won a Tony Award for Fences. In 2016, Denzel produced, directed, and starred in the Academy Award-nominated film adaptation of August Wilson’s play, reprising his original role alongside Viola Davis. In 2018, he reprised his 2014 role in the action thriller, The Equalizer, for his first-ever sequel. He recently earned the AFI Life Achievement Award, one of the highest film honors. Up next for Denzel is the Netflix production of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Denzel is also slated to direct Journal for Jordan, starring Michael B. Jordan.

IP&L - Michael Todd

Michael Todd

Pastor Michael and Natalie Todd are the lead pastors of Transformation Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since 2015, founding Pastor Gary McIntosh entrusted them with Transformation Church to re-present God to the lost and found for transformation in Christ. Together, they aspire to reach their community, city, and world with the Gospel presented in a relevant and progressive way. In 2015, Pastor Michael and Natalie were given a vision from God that Transformation Church would acquire and occupy the SpiritBank Event Center, an arena in Tulsa. In 2016, because of their obedience and the viral impact of the sermon series, Relationship Goals, they realized the ability to reach hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. With continued growth and crazy faith, Pastor Michael and Natalie were able to lead Transformation Church in acquiring the SpiritBank Event Center in 2019, expanding the reach of the church to over 5,000 congregants in physical attendance and over 20,000 weekly online viewers. These highly sought after speakers are leaders who have ministered and spoken in many churches and events, both domestically and internationally. Together, they live in Tulsa with three beautiful children—Isabella, Michael Jr., and Ava Todd.

IP&L - Keion Henderson

Keion Henderson

Keion Henderson is regarded as an effective leader among leaders, with more than 20 years in active ministry, preaching before thousands worldwide. As a visionary, he balances the confluence of ministry and marketplace as CEO of a global business enterprise, The Henderson Management Group. He empowers the way individuals think, act, and operate, as founder of the annual L3 Leadership, Learning & Lifestyle Conference, The Well Experience Relationship Conference, and The Business Lab. Keion is the senior pastor of The Lighthouse Church, with more than 10,000 members at four campuses. Recognized as a CNN Heroes Award nominee, among other honors, his outreach efforts realized more than 200,000 meals in his local community and disaster aid initiatives in Haiti, Florida, and Southeast Texas. Keion is the loving husband to Felecia Henderson and father to three daughters.

IP&L - John F. Hannah

John F. Hannah

John F. Hannah is a husband, pastor, speaker, and author whose impact has transformed the lives of thousands through selfless ministry, prayer, and dedication. His career began as a juvenile probation officer in Chicago’s Cook County, where his love for urban youth and teaching others how to cultivate their relationship with God through prayer became the bedrock for his pastoral passion. Today, John is the founder and lead pastor of New Life Covenant Church Southeast, a nondenominational, multicultural church on the South Side of Chicago, with more than 20,000 members. John lives in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife of 26 years, Anna Hannah. She serves alongside John, supporting his vision and the mission of New Life Covenant Southeast.


The International Leadership Summit (ILS), formerly the International Pastors and Leadership Conference (IP&L), is where visionaries, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and leaders discover how to hone their intellectual curiosity to become intentional, effective leaders!

“New research shows that curiosity is vital to an organization’s performance.”

 – Harvard Business Review

As an ILS attendee, you’ll glean invaluable insights that will elevate how you cultivate curiosity in all facets of your enterprise, and more.

From April 30 through May 2, 2020, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bishop T.D. Jakes, ILS visionary and founder, will lead this highly anticipated summit alongside a lineup of illustrious industry thought leaders. Inspired by Bishop T.D. Jakes’ New York Times best-selling book, SOAR! Build Your Vision from the Ground Up, ILS will equip you to cultivate an insatiable drive for intellectual curiosity that every effective leader needs.

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  • APR 29
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  • MAY 01
  • MAY 02

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