Historic Gathering of Young Evangelists at Wheaton College
Two-day Conference — Feb. 20-21, 2015 — Featured Will Graham, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Jon Bloom, Matt Brown and More Than 20 Influential Evangelists
WHEATON, Ill. — Evangelists from around the world gathered on February 20-21, 2015 in Chicago for the Wheaton Conference, an event aimed at encouraging and equipping a new generation of evangelists to lead revival.
The conference was held in the Barrows Auditorium in the Billy Graham Center on the campus of Wheaton College in suburban Chicago and featured the popular TED-style presentations.
Speakers included Will Graham, vice president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest US Protestant denomination with more than 16 million adherents in the US; Jon Bloom, president of Desiring God, the ministry of Dr. John Piper; Jefferson Bethke, spoken word artist whose video “Why I hate religion but love Jesus” has more than 27 million views on YouTube.
“Nearly ten years ago, God placed on my heart a desire to hold a conference for young evangelists in Chicago — much like what Billy Graham did with the historic Amsterdam 2000 event,” said Matt Brown, founder of Think Eternity, author of Awakening and organizer of the Wheaton Conference & Coalition. “We gathered leading young evangelists from around the world who challenged and encouraged us to consider what God can do if we sowed our entire lives into the gospel.”
Wheaton '15 concluded with a sold out venue, including a standing room only crowd on Friday evening. More than 4,000 people watched on the live stream from nations around the world, and the event trended on twitter, with more than 34 million impressions.
The video messages from the conference are now available to watch and share for free here on WheatonConference.org.
WheatonConference.org will continue as a coalition of dozens of young evangelistic leaders sharing weekly content, and coming together to spread the gospel and seek revival in America, the UK, and around the world.