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General Council


National Youth Convention & Fine Arts Festival | Mon., Aug. 2 - Fri., Aug. 6
CAMP GC (Children's Activities) | Tues., Aug 3 - Fri., Aug. 6
Influence Conference | Tues., Aug 3 - Wed., Aug 4
General Council | Tues., Aug 3 - Fri., Aug. 6
Orange County Convention Center West Building | Orlando, Florida

General Council Speakers

Doug Clay serves as general superintendent of the General Council of the Assemblies of God, part of the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world. The church has nearly 13,000 congregations in the United States with over three million adherents. The U.S. Assemblies of God is part of a larger World Assemblies of God Fellowship with a membership of over 69 million.

Prior to his present position, Clay served the church as its general treasurer for nine years. He was superintendent of the Ohio District from 2004-2008, and pastored Calvary Assembly of God in Toledo, Ohio, from 1997-2004. Clay has also served as the Assemblies of God national youth director (1995-1997), Ohio District youth director (1989-1995) and as a youth pastor in Ohio and Iowa.

He is a 1985 graduate of Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri.

In 2014, JJ Vasquez and his wife, Liz, sensed God leading them to plant a church called Journey in the heart of Winter Park, Florida, and to serve their community and the city of Orlando selflessly. Since the start they knew God was calling them to create a place where people could invite their friends and family and they would feel welcomed.

Vasquez holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He is the author of Hello God.


Free Worship is a Christian worship band serving the inner city of Chicago. The team ministers weekly at their home church, New Life Covenant. At the heart of Free Worship is a desire to see God revive His church and release a work of His Holy Spirit so that time spent in worship and singing would result in transformed lives. The name Free remains a constant reminder that we must always make room for the leading of the Holy Spirit.


Whether worshiping on a Sunday morning, recording in a studio, or simply rehearsing; Free Worship operates under one simple truth - we are all created for God’s glory. It is their sincere hope that any gift, talent or performance would disappear in the light of Jesus.


Miracle Night

We believe God is able to do “immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20). As we approach General Council, the AG Executive Leadership Team wants to join you in prayer for God to do immeasurably more in your community, in your church, and in your life. Your prayer request here will be shared with AG executive leaders as they join you in faith!
Registration & Housing

Make plans now to join us for General Council 2021. Please use the links below to register for the event and to book your housing accommodations. You will need a valid credit card to both register and book your housing. Looking forward to a great time in Orlando this summer.

Influence Conference Speakers

Brittany Jones has been married for 11 years to Travis Jones. They together have two daughters Jalynn and Jayda. In 2017 the two of them started Motivation Church in Richmond, VA. Motivation is a thriving, life giving church that is known for its diversity.

After growing up in the inner- city, poverty-stricken community and suffering many years of childhood abuse and a mental health diagnosis, Brittany’s desire is to reach all people. Brittany shares a story of hope and redemption. She travels the US sharing her story in hopes to encourage and inspire.

Greg and Shaylyn Ford moved to Columbus, Ohio, in March of 2010, with a vision to ignite a movement of Christ-centered, multiplying churches. On January 23, 2011, One Church hosted its first official service. Since then, the church has continued to expand. As the numbers grow, so do the stories. Lives are being transformed through the power of Jesus. The Fords are a family of five. With Greg and Shaylyn are Ella, Hudson, and Miles.

Aaron Burke is the lead pastor of Radiant Church in Tampa, Florida. Aaron and his wife Katie moved in faith to Tampa in 2013 to plant Radiant despite not knowing anyone in the city, The church has since launched 5 locations and has seen over 10,000 decisions for Christ. Radiant Church has been recognized consistently as one of the fastest growing churches in America (#13 in 2018, #4 in 2019, #5 in 2020).

Aaron also serves as on the lead team members of the Church Multiplication Network. He has a huge heart to help plant churches across the globe. Aaron’s leadership podcast, Made for More, releases the first Wednesday of every month. Aaron is an avid crossfitter and loves to hang out with his five children.

Waleska Ramos-Orellana and her husband Roberto are the Lead Pastors of Casa de Amor y Fe.  We have twin sons and a daughter who are part of the ministry. We are family-based church and we believe that the foundation of our community and the church, is the family. That is why we dedicate so much of our personal time to work with husbands and wives. Our slogan is, “Perfect Marriages don’t exist, but we can have Healthy ones.” Because of our direct involvement with the lives of our people, that in turn has become the DNA of the church and has been key to our growth. People who have been restored and healed, now restore and heal others.
Cody Cochran is a fun-loving, passionate, and free-spirited husband, dad, friend and follower of Jesus. He is a rural guy with a heart for rural America, which he expresses in his down-to-earth and practical approach to life and ministry. Cody has pastored Bethel Assembly of Anson for more than 20 years.

Mike & Ashton Santiago moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to start Focus Church with only ever having visited the area once before. Since moving, Focus Church has grown to over 1000 in attendance with multiple locations. Advocating for a healthy church in every community, he is a young voice for church culture through the Church Multiplication Network.

Passionate about leading worship, Ashton has written, recorded and released songs with her team, Focus Worship. When he is not at church, he can be found golfing with his son Joel, playing worship music with his oldest daughter Ariana or playing Uno with his daughter Harmony.

Brad Leach is an experienced church planter devoted to establishing reproducing churches in the city. In 2011 he launched City Life Church in Philadelphia. City Life has grown to be a thriving, diverse, life giving church in South Philly. Through City Life, Brad has helped to start several more churches and programs to serve the city with compassion. Brad’s dream is to lead City Life to adopt an underdog generation, and raise them to be spiritually and emotionally healthy leaders of families and churches. Brad has been married to Leah for thirteen years, and has four energetic kids.
Ben & Kathleen Struss are AGWM missionaries who have been serving in Indonesia since 2014. At age 13, God called Ben to be a voice to the nations. Since planting International Church Bogor in 2019, they have had people from over 25 different nations involved in their church and ministry. They live among the Sunda people, the largest Muslim unreached people group in the world. Their vision is to impact West Java by planting churches in the never reached areas of Indonesia.

Main Sessions - Tuesday, August 3, at 2:00 pm & 6:30 pm.

8 Regional Breakout Sessions - Wednesday, August 4.

The vision of a healthy church in every community can be accomplished with pastors and leaders who are committed to seeing the church multiplied and revitalized across our fellowship. To accomplish this task, we will host regional breakouts pulling together key leaders, pastors, church planters, and revitalizers to discuss how we can work together accomplish this task. We’ll pull together the best examples of what’s working, share strategies, learn from each other, and develop action steps that will become a regional strategy for multiplication and revitalization. You don’t want to miss the first of its kind gathering!



Your participation allows us to substantially reduce our registration cost to our ministers, as well as to subsidize the cost of the General Council children’s ministry, Camp GC.

NFAF / Camp GC

The 2021 National Youth Convention/Fine Arts Festival will begin on Monday with on-site check-in. Presentations will take place throughout the week, and the festival culminates with the Friday evening final service. Camp GC will once again be part of General Council 2021. Kids ages 5–12 can experience new adventures at Camp GC, the official place for kids to be while the adults enjoy the 2021 Influence Conference and General Council.


National Youth Convention & Fine Arts Festival | Mon., Aug. 2 - Fri., Aug. 6
CAMP GC (Children's Activities) | Tues., Aug 3 - Fri., Aug. 6
Influence Conference | Tues., Aug 3 - Wed., Aug 4
General Council | Tues., Aug 3 - Fri., Aug. 6
Orange County Convention Center West Building | Orlando, Florida

General Council is your chance to re-center, without the clamoring of daily duties to pull you away from letting the Spirit lead. A weeklong series of interactive events, impactful content and meaningful conversations, General Council will unite the God-sized dreams of every generation into one auditorium and showcase leading voices in the church. Be shaped by the Holy Spirit as you help shape our future by engaging with some of today's brightest minds in ministry and be a voice in the largest Pentecostal movement in the world, the Assemblies of God.

The Influence Conference, General Council, Camp GC, The National Fine Arts Festival and National Youth Convention are uniquely designed events to equip the church.

Influence Conference

The Influence Conference is an event that will inspire and equip church leaders through main stage keynote speakers and practical breakout sessions featuring leading ministry practitioners.

General Council

Unite with others as you ask God to help determine the next steps of the Assemblies of God through an exchange of ideas, vision, values, and direction through forum discussion, voting, and plenary sessions.

National Fine Arts Festival

Empowering student artists and leaders to discover, develop, and deploy their God-given gifts in their world.

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