Hundreds of Pentecostals around the world are expected to attend the 20th annual Pentecostal World Conference, slated for The Dome in Randburg, South Africa, Sep. 14-17, 2004. Entitled, “Come Holy Spirit, Transform Our World,” the conference will mark the 10th year anniversary of the end of apartheid in the nation.
"The conference will serve as a further catalyst in the nation," said Christian P. Lodewyk, the conference director. "We're a young nation now, only nine years old since our democracy, and because the church was very much a part of the old order, we work hard to have the church be a part of the transformation of the nation itself."
Thomas E. Trask, Assemblies of God General Superintendent and chairman of the Pentecostal World Fellowship, encouraged all A/G members to attend the celebration. "This is a wonderful opportunity for the Assemblies of God to assist in the continuing unification and transformation of a church body that is making miraculous progress in overcoming centuries of division," said Trask. "I also believe the depth and breadth of the conference tracks and speakers are remarkable -- second to none!"
Speakers will include Thomas Trask, David Yonggi Cho, Jack Hayford, Reinhard Bonnke, Kenneth Ulmer, Brian Houston, Hlengiwe Mkhize, Frank Chikane, Francisco Jimenez, Elijah Mahlangu and many others.