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Speakers

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Special Guest Speaker - Larry Osborne

Larry Osborne is a pastor at North Coast Church in Vista CA.   Under his leadership the church has grown from 128 to over 12,000 on a weekend.

Larry has a passion for leadership, spiritual formation and discipleship.  As a nationally recognized trainer of leaders, pastors, and church planters he travels extensively, speaking at conferences and mentoring events.

North Coast Church has been acclaimed as one of the most influential and innovative churches in America. Known for pioneering the concepts of sermon-based small groups, pastoral teaching teams, and video venues, its fingerprints are found on churches throughout the world.

Larry's leadership books include: Lead Like A Shepherd, Sticky Church, Sticky Teams, Sticky Leaders, Mission Creep, and The Unity Factor. 

Larry's discipleship books include:  Thriving in Babylon, Accidental Pharisees, A Contrarian's Guide to Knowing God, Lead Like a Shepherd, and 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe.

Larry holds both a Master of Divinity and Doctorate degree from Talbot Theological Seminary.  He and his wife, Nancy, live in Oceanside, CA.  They have three married children and an increasing number of grandchildren.


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Guest Speaker - Earl Roberts

Earl E. Roberts is Pastor at Marstons Mills Community Church, where he's served since 2010. Prior to moving to Cape Cod, he pastored for 8 years in New York City at the Brooklyn Outreach Church. He is an accomplished teacher and animated preacher with an abiding fidelity to the Word of God and the ability to make the complex understandable.

Earl was trained at the New York School of the Bible, and understudied his pastor, the late Turnel Nelson, at the Woodbrook School of Ministry.  He's been married to his beautiful wife Beverley for 32 years, and they are blessed with one son, Kenaz, who serves as the MMCC keyboardist.

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Guest Presenter - Sean Sears

Sean Sears is the Lead Pastor of Grace Church, with locations in Avon, Braintree and Bridgewater. He's been a resident of Stoughton since 2002 and serves as a volunteer in that community in several ways. In 2005, after starting a Bible study at the request of his unchurched neighbors, Sean and his wife planted Grace Church at the Holiday Inn in Brockton. While it took them four years to reach one hundred people, they've been growing aggressively since, having planted four additional churches in the area. They started a church planting residency in 2017 and, by God's grace, hope to plant one church a year moving forward.

Sean and his wife Billie Jane have been married since 1991 and have three children; Garrett ('95), Lauren ('98) and Ryan ('03).

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Guest Presenter - Steve Macchia

The Rev. Dr. Stephen A. Macchia became the founding president of Leadership Transformations, Inc. (LTI) on July 1, 2003. LTI is a ministry which focuses on the spiritual formation needs of leaders and the spiritual discernment processes of leadership teams in local church and parachurch ministry settings. Steve is an ordained minister, conference speaker, ministry leader, retreat facilitator, ministry mentor/coach, and spiritual director. He's also the author of several books, including Broken and Whole, Crafting a Rule of Life, Becoming A Healthy Church, Becoming A Healthy Disciple, and Becoming A Healthy Team.

Prior to founding LTI, Steve served as President of Vision New England (The New England Evangelical Assn.) from 1989-2003; as such, he developed the nationally recognized Healthy Church Initiative and its “10 Characteristics of a Healthy Church.” He resides in Lexington, MA with his wife Ruth; they have two adult children, Rebekah and Nathan, and one perfect granddaughter, Brenna Lynn.



Worship Leaders

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Alan Porter - Worship Pastor, Cape Cod Church

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Michael Smith - Minister of Music, Christ Chapel Cape Cod

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Reach Assembly of God Worship Team