Morning Meeting

The Morning Meeting Speaker addresses the Conference each day, Monday through Friday, from 11:00am-12:00 noon as the whole conference gathers for inter-generational worship.  

  • Shane Bennett

    Shane Bennett is no stranger to the New Wilmington Mission Conference, having addressed the Conference in an evening meeting in 2017 and serving as the Morning Meeting Speaker in 2011.  

    Shane has served in missions mobilization since 1987, much of his energy going to  recruiting, training, and sending short-term teams. He’s been on research teams in Bangkok, Bombay and Turkey. He coauthored Exploring the Land, a guide to researching unreached peoples, and has written numerous articles.

    “I’m an ordinary guy. I began school planning to be a pastor, but through a number of people and events, God focused my calling on missions, specifically catalyzing efforts for the world’s most under-evangelized peoples. After 20 years of barely venturing beyond the borders of Indiana, God began bouncing me around the world. In each place my objective has been, with a team of people, to discover how the church might be established where it hasn’t yet.”

    “I now work as a speaker and writer for Frontiers, a sharp organization focused on extending God’s blessing in the Muslim world. I live to help people who love Jesus connect with people who’ve never heard of him.”

    “I think the key message that God has given me to say is that missions is important because of who God is. It’s all about him. Missions certainly, but also the rest of life. His glory is paramount.”

Daily Speakers

Each evening at the New Wilmington Mission Conference, all participants gather for inter-generational worship from 6:45pm-8:00pm.  Each meeting features a different presenter telling how God is moving in ministries and missions around the world.  Additionally, the Sunday morning gathering invites a different person to present the Good News.

  • Saleem Ghubril

    Friday July 20 ~ Evening Meeting

    Saleem Ghubril is a committed and passionate advocate for children and for the City of Pittsburgh. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he has devoted his life to serving the people of his community through outreach and education programs.

In 1985, Saleem founded The Pittsburgh Project, a community development organization that annually provides free home renovations to hundreds of vulnerable seniors, and mentors, educates, and deploys thousands of volunteer youth in meaningful community service initiatives. Saleem led The Pittsburgh Project until 2008, when he assumed the leadership of The Pittsburgh Promise.

The Pittsburgh Promise is a regional economic and workforce development entity that focuses on transforming the quality of education and life in the City of Pittsburgh, and making higher education a reality for all of Pittsburgh’s urban youth.

He is currently the volunteer pastor of the Mosaic Community Church in Pittsburgh. He also serves on the boards of The Buhl Foundation, Vibrant Pittsburgh, and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.

  • Chauncey Crandall

    Saturday July 21 ~ Evening Meeting

    Dr. Chauncey Crandall IV is a world renowned Cardiologist practicing medicine in Palm Beach Florida, including clinics at the Jupiter Medical CenterPalm Beach – Good Samaritan Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Heart New York – Palm Beach and has authored several books on faith, medicine and heart disease.   His combination of faith and medicine to cure those in need has inspired millions.

    Dr. Crandall is currently Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai Heart New York and also the Director of Preventive Medicine and Complex Cardiology at the Mount Sinai Heart New York–Palm Beach site in Palm Beach Florida practicing interventional, vascular, and transplant cardiology.  He received his post-doctoral training in Internal Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine where he also completed three years of research in the Cardiovascular Surgery Division.  Dr. Crandall completed his Cardiology Fellowship training at Beth Israel Hospital and Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City and also completed advanced Interventional Cardiology Fellowship training at the Medical College of Virginia.   Following his Interventional Fellowship training, Dr. Crandall remained at the Medical College of Virginia for six years as Assistant Professor of Medicine and as Chief of the Heart Transplant Program, Director of Medical Education and Director of Cardiac Critical Care.

    In 1993, Dr. Crandall accepted a Faculty Professor appointment at the Duke University School of Medicine Cardiovascular Division and relocated to Palm Beach, Florida where he established the Duke University Interventional Cardiology Program – Palm Beach.  Dr. Crandall has continued his private and academic practice in the Palm Beach area, and is currently on staff at the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center,  Jupiter Medical Center, and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.

    Dr. Crandall has lectured both nationally and internationally on topics to include:  heart transplantation, interventional cardiology, preventive cardiology, cardiology health care of the elderly and also medical care to the poor in third world nations. Dr. Crandall is also Chairman of the non-profit Chadwick Foundation and devotes extensive time to missionary based medicine and education in the Caribbean, Africa, South America, Europe, and Haiti.

  • Florence Mandu ~ Kenya

    Sunday July 22 ~ Evening Meeting


  • Yonas Yigezu

    Monday July 24 ~ Evening Meeting

    President of Mekane Yesus

  • Peter Fry

    Thursday July 19 ~ Evening Meeting


  • Summer Service Team

    Thursday July 26 ~  Evening Meeting

    Each year the New Wilmington Mission Conference sends a team of young adults on a short-term mission assignment.  They return to the Conference just in time to interpret what God is doing in their country of service. This year's team is serving in the Sicily, Italy.

Program Area Speakers

Each program area features a speaker who is uniquely equipped to address a specific age group.  The presentation times of these age-specific speakers is dependent on each program area's schedule.

  • Adult Bible Study ~ Gary Edmonds


  • Young Adult ~ Justin Teitt  (Saturday and Sunday)


  • Young Adult ~ Jin Kim  (Monday - Thursday)


  • Juniors ~ Mike Haddox


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