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One Conference. Two Locations.

FEBRUARY 1-3, 2024

FEBRUARY 22-24, 2024











Conference Voices | Jurgen Matthesius| Leanne Matthesius| Kim Walker-Smith| Mike Maiden| Rex Crain

Jurgen Matthesius

Conference Host

Jurgen Matthesius is the founder of Awaken Church - a thriving, life-giving church in multiple locations throughout San Diego County, and another campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a dynamic communicator and has masterfully developed leaders and teams from within their church community.

Jurgen is the author of Push, Awaken, Leadersight, God in Hollywood, and Walk on Water. He and his wife, Leanne, serve together in San Diego, where they live with their daughter and three sons.

Leanne Matthesius

Conference Host

Pastor Leanne Matthesius has been in full-time ministry for over 25 years and currently leads Awaken Church, a thriving, multigenerational, multicampus church that is known nationwide for being fresh, real, and powerful alongside her husband Pastor Jurgen Matthesius.

A prophetess and sought-after speaker, Leanne moves powerfully in the anointing of God, seeing people released from the mental, emotional, and relational limitations that have kept them from becoming all that God has designed them to be. Listen to her messages on Youtube, Spotify, iTunes, or read her recently published book titled "Get Wisdom".

Bill Johnson


**Only in San Diego

Bill is passionate about seeing the kingdom of heaven invade earth across all spheres of influence. The wisdom of God is to be displayed through the church, government, education and the arts. Bill travels extensively to share what he has learned through his experience, with the conviction that the only way to increase what has been given is to give it away.

Bill is a fifth-generation pastor with a rich heritage in the Holy Spirit. He has been pastor of Bethel Church since 1996 with a one-word mission statement: revival. Bill’s priority in life has been to learn how to host the Presence of God and minister to Him.

Bill and his late wife, Beni, have three children and eleven grandchildren. Eric and his wife, Candace, are lead pastors of STUDIO, Greenville SC. Brian and his wife, Jenn, lead Bethel Music. Leah is involved in Bethel Music, and her husband, Gabe, oversees the second-year class of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry.

Kim Walker-Smith

Guest Worship Leader

**Only in San Diego

Kim Walker-Smith is passionate about God’s love for people, the transformational power of Holy Spirit, and encountering the Presence of God. Her music has reached millions around the world, crossing borders and denominations, releasing breakthrough, healing, and hope. Kim’s highest priority is to love God and follow His leading, and to invite those she leads to follow after Him with her.

With 20 years of worship leadership and a fearless heart, Kim continues to bring others into deeper, more personal relationships with the Living God.

Lance Wallnau


**Only in San Diego

USA Today described him as one of only three evangelical leaders to accurately predict Donald Trump’s Presidency from the moment he began his campaign. His Best Selling book, “God's Chaos Candidate,” broadcasts and viral media influenced 3-5 million undecided evangelical voters.
His prediction that Trump would be a modern-day Cyrus was challenged by left-wing news outlets but vindicated on March 5, 2018, the day Prime Minister Netanyahu met with President Trump in the White House to thank him for his historic embassy decision, linking him to Cyrus. A New York Times op-ed quotes Lance: “Could Trump be God's Cyrus?”

Lance is the innovator who introduced the “Seven Mountains of Culture” as a fresh template to explain how the church must engage culture at the turn of the century.

Dr. Wallnau is a strategist, futurist and compelling communicator who has shared platforms with Ben Carson, Mike Pompeo, and best-selling authors Ken Blanchard and John Maxwell. He has conducted training for the United Nations and spoken at Harvard, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and the London School of Theology. With a thirty-year background consulting business and non-profits, Lance’s students represent a global tapestry spanning governments, CEOs, entertainers, and entrepreneurs.

He currently directs the Lance Learning Group, a strategic teaching and consulting company based in Dallas, Texas.

Mike Maiden


Dr. Michael Maiden and Mary, his beloved wife of over 35 years, are the senior pastors of Church for the Nations in Phoenix, Arizona. Here he strongly and lovingly prepares God’s people for service in God’s Kingdom. The messages are always relevant, timely and life-changing as well as prophetic.

Dr. Maiden has earned both a Masters and Doctorate Degree in Christian Psychology. He has authored seven books including: The Joshua Generation: God’s Manifesto for the End Time Church, and his most recent book, Turn the World Upside Down, which speaks to this present generation about the next step to be taken.

In addition to his work in the local church, he is a strong prophetic voice to this generation and has ministered to those holding Public Offices as well as Pastors and Ministers throughout the world. Dr. Maiden is President and CEO of Church On The Rock International – a dynamic ministry that oversees more than 6,000 churches worldwide. He is also on the board of Fishers of Men International, the Jewish Voice International and several local churches.

Rex Crain


Rex Crain is an acclaimed speaker, author, and catalyst for change to Fortune Five Hundred companies, professional athletes, entertainers and people from all walks of life. As a young man, Rex walked away from a baseball career with the Boston Red Socks to pursue his passion to help people. Rex has devoted the last eighteen years of his life to helping people discover and develop their own unique qualities of greatness. His gift to inspire has taken him around the world to bring strategies and insights to elevate human achievement and performance.

Rex’s passion is to make the world a better place to live by assisting individuals to live their best life. Throughout the years he has unselfishly given his energy and resources to those in need. Rex is considered one of the nations top leaders in peak performance coaching. Rex, his wife Katrina and daughter Kira live in Los Angeles, Ca










Specific locations TBD


Awaken Event Center
Kidz Conference will be
on-site at the Awaken Event Center

MAIN VENUE: Awaken Event Center
322 W 11000 S. South Jordan, UT

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