Meeting At The Hope Center
Connie Witter, founder of Because of Jesus Ministries is a speaker, teacher, and the author of numerous Bible studies and books that focus on Jesus and His finished work. After 20 years of struggling to "measure up" Connie cried out for the Truth that would set her free from the frustration and disappointment of trying to qualify herself for God's blessings.
This began her journey out of darkness into the marvelous light of Jesus and His unconditional love and grace.
Whether ministering in a church, conference, prison or at her weekly Bible study, Connie's passion is for everyone's heart to be awakened to their true identity as a blessed & loved child of God!
Connie’s TV program, “Because of Jesus with Connie Witter,” airs nationally every Wednesday morning at 8:30 AM on direct TV 363, Cox Channel 23 in Tulsa, OK, KUGB TV 28.1 in Houston, TX, and worldwide on her ministry website: BecauseofJesus.com.
Nichole Marbach is the founder of Nichole Marbach Ministries. She has ministered throughout the U.S. and internationally as a conference speaker and teacher. She is a graduate and licensed minister of Charis Bible College Chicago, a Certified Joy Restoration Coach©, and author. Nichole feels called to spread the extreme love and grace of God through the finished work of Jesus Christ around the world.
Her powerful testimony of overcoming bipolar disorder and addictions, has given her a passion to minister the Father’s heart of love to hurting people. She loves to teach people that Jesus paid the price for their healing and encourage them to never give up hope on the promises of God which are “Yes and Amen!” in Christ.
Nichole’s “Healing Journey” has aired on Andrew Wommack’s The Gospel Truth TV program and is currently a healing testimony on his website, giving hope to many people around the world. Watch Nichole’s video testimony.
Sandra McCollom is the co-founder, with her husband Steve, of Freedom Living Ministries. She’s a speaker and author of I Tried Until I Almost Died – From Anxiety & Frustration to Rest & Relaxation. For the first 34 years of her life, as a Christian, she lived in almost constant stress.
Running on her “treadmill of accomplishment” and desperately trying to live the Christian life by her own efforts left her feeling anxious, frustrated and exhausted. At the end of 2011 Sandra told God she just couldn’t live the Christian life any longer and admitted she needed serious help. God responded by giving her a deep revelation of His love for her. It’s been 6 years and Sandra’s life is totally transformed! One of her favorite ways to help others learn how to live the grace life is through her blog at sandramccollom.com
Buffy Johnson was raised in the Bible Belt, growing up in Thomasville, GA. As a child Buffy recalls having beautiful conversations and experiences with God. But as she grew older, she remembers being suffocated by her drive to be perfect and live up to all the standards to which “good Christian girls” should aspire.
Something about this performance-based relationship didn’t square up with the wonderful loving God she knew as a young girl. Jesus rescued Buffy from religion and drew her back to the simplicity of the gospel of grace.
Now she loves to share the wonderful, unconditional love of her Savior in her own unique blend of humor, boldness, love, and passion. Her joy is to see women walk in freedom as the truth of the gospel is unveiled to them. Buffy is also a successful business owner and has partnered in various ministries with her husband Bruce for many years.
Leaving the Georgia pines of her youth, Buffy now lives in Brookings, South Dakota with her husband and their four children.
Praise & Worship Leader - Kristen Westhoff
Kristen Westhoff has had a passion and love for Praise & Worship since she was a teenager. She has served on the Praise & Worship team at Healing Grace Church in Broken Arrow, OK, and is currently serving on the Praise & Worship team at City Church in Tulsa, OK.
She has also led Praise & Worship at several Because of Jesus Conferences.
You can hear her sing one of her favorite songs here .