Our annual conference is the leading and largest gathering of Christian Professionals worldwide. It allows a unique opportunity for Professionals of faith to fellowship, network and learn from one another, and to hear from and be motivated by powerful speakers that are experienced professionals and anointed ministers of God's Word.
Attendees will leave renewed, refreshed, and empowered to take on the next spiritual, professional, and personal opportunities and challenges with boldness and confidence. Many have described GCPWA conferences as dynamic, exhilarating, informative, impactful, Christ-centered and loving. It is truly a REMARKABLE and SUPERNATURAL experience for all participants. You must experience it for yourself!
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Numerous and diverse presentations for attendee enrichment
Dynamic, Engaging, and Spirit-Filled
Serial Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author
Bill Winston is the visionary founder and pastor of Living Word Christian Center, a 20,000-member church located in Forest Park, Illinois, and Tuskegee Christian Center in Tuskegee, Alabama. Other entities under his leadership include nationally accredited Joseph Business School in Forest Park, with eleven other partnership locations across the U.S. and internationally; Living Word School of Ministry and Missions; Forest Park Plaza (a 33-acre shopping mall); Washington Plaza (in Tuskegee); and Golden Eagle Aviation among others.
He's also the founder of Bill Winston Ministries (a ministry outreach that shares the Gospel through television, radio, and other media), and president and founder of Faith Ministries Alliance (FMA), an alliance of more than 540 churches and ministries in over 30 cities and 8 countries that are under Dr. Winston's ministerial covering and leadership. FMA's influence reaches approximately 108,200 people in the U.S. and overseas
Best-Selling Author and GCPWA Founder
Dr. Grace Alexis Stephens is currently Chancellor of Generations College, where she once served as one of the youngest college presidents in America. She is the first woman to hold the presidency post at this over 115‐year old institution. Over the past 30 years, Stephens has worked for Goldman Sachs on Wall Street and held senior leadership positions at several of this country’s major research institutions including Duke, Columbia, and UPenn.
Stephens is a minister and a leading advisor to Christian professionals helping them to navigate the terrain of the modern marketplace as Kingdom citizens. Her God-defined purpose is to seek out and build-up professionals in Christ, and her latest book, “I Am A Christian First: 12 Success Principles from the Diary of a Christian CEO,” illustrates her appointed vision. Grace is the founder of The Global Christian Professional Women’s Association, and is a long-standing educator, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She and her husband, James, own an award-winning Christian theatre and conference center in South Carolina. In 2021, Grace campaigned and funded a building project that resulted in the establishment of a school for 850 children in Malawi, Africa.
Pastor, The District Church
Amy Graham, along with her husband, Rev. Dr. Aaron Graham, helped start The District Church in Washington, DC in 2010, where she currently serves as the Pastor of Spiritual Care. Prior to starting The District Church, Amy worked as a foster care social worker in DC and served as a youth minister and worship leader at Quincy Street Missional Church in Boston. She is a gifted counselor and leader with a heart to see people experience freedom and healing through Jesus Christ.
Amy is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Social Work and has completed her Masters in Theological Studies at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. She is an adoptive mom who is outspoken on issues surrounding adoption and passionately fights for racial justice.
Former Executive at Booz Allen Hamilton
Robin Portman is a former CEO and Board Chair for Atlas Research and retired as the Chief Growth Officer for Booz Allen Hamilton. Her deep passion for inclusive communities where all members live healthy, productive, and joyful lives has led her to serve as a Dean and an Elder of Vienna Presbyterian Church (VPC). Robin is also the current Board Chair for Belong!, an independent nonprofit planted by VPC to increase educational, nutritional, vocational and spiritual opportunities for citizens in neighborhoods near to Vienna, VA.
Additionally, Robin serves on the Advisory Board for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and recently served as Board Chair for Easterseals of MD, DC and VA. Currently, Robin is taking a hiatus from the business world to spend time with Tom, who was recently diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. They are living life joyfully, and praise God for this season of time and love together. Robin has a deep love for God and believes that He is working through all of us for the betterment of His Kingdom.
Pastor, Rise Community Church
Danell Perkins is a founding Pastor at Rise Community Church in Myrtle Beach, SC. Prior to starting Rise Community Church, she served as an associate pastor for over 17 years at Grace Covenant Church in Chantilly, Virginia where she led the Prayer Ministry, co-led the Marriage Ministry, served on the Women’s Leadership Team, and established a thriving Women’s Discipleship Group that impacted thousands of women.
Danell has a passion to minister in prayer, minister to women, and spread the gospel through the arts. She has counseled countless women and couples to facilitate breakthroughs in overcoming issues that have held them back from walking in the true victory found in Christ Jesus. Danell is also gifted in the prophetic ministry. She is married to Shawn Perkins and they have three adult children and two precious grandsons.
GCPWA Vice President
Emma Boa-Durgammah is passionate about carrying out the Great Commission Christ imparted in Matthew 28:18-20 anywhere the LORD places her, including corporate workplaces. Her professional experiences include working on Wall Street in wealth management, in non-profit, aviation, digital marketing technology, and the legal field where she feels blessed to have worked on translations in French and Spanish, mainly onsite in Switzerland, France and England.
Presently, Emma is an advocate for promoting career success for all in her role at TRANSFR, Inc. a company focused on providing jobs to people through Virtual Reality learning. She is the Co-Founder of Keyed-in 2 Christ, a Worship Arts Production ministry focused on creating multi-art events based on Scripture and a member of Rise Community Church in Myrtle Beach. Previous organized ministry highlights include: singing with the Washington Performing Arts Men and Women's Gospel Choir, leading various praise and worship teams, and running a podcast on Kingdom Work for Christ. To assist others to have authentic voices in Christ, Emma has taught and consulted on how to further integrate a Christ-led lifestyle in the day-to-day.
Director, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
A journalist by trade with the passion of helping others, for over 18 years, Yin Yin has led and assisted public relations teams at federal government agencies, public and private education institutions, and non-profit organizations to reach their communications goals and beyond. She spearheaded and navigated the first-ever public studio tour program in both English and Mandarin for Voice of America, the largest and oldest Congress-funded international broadcaster. In her role as the Deputy Director of Communications at International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Yin oversees the labor organization’s communications strategies, advocating for the rights of construction workers and building solidarity in the labor movement.
Yin also served as a deacon of the official board at her beloved church – Chinese Christian Church of Greater Washington DC, where she enjoys consecutive interpreting for English and Chinese speakers and other activities that encourage grow both spiritually and professionally. In addition to working, she loves biking, basketball, stand-up comedy, music, reading, writing, and exploring the world with her 7-year-old daughter Kelsey.
Seven-Time Grammy Award-nominee
The legendary Vanessa Bell Armstrong made her solo debut in 1983 with the album Peace Be Still. She is a seven-time Grammy Award-nominee. One of Armstrong’s most widely praised accomplishments has been her recording of the popular 80's NBC sitcom Amen. Her hit album Wonderful One featured a cover of the Labi Siffre anti-apartheid anthem "Something Inside So Strong." The song was later remade in 1995 by Armstrong along with Shirley Caesar, Fred Hammond, Tramaine Hawkins, Yolanda Adams, and a host of other gospel artists.
Armstrong appeared on Broadway in 1991 in a production of Don't Get God Started. "Always," a Marvin Winans composition that anchors the play, also appears on Armstrong's 1987 self-titled album. Her Broadway role led to a cameo appearance in the Oprah Winfrey TV special The Women of Brewster Place.
Kimberly Ann Williams serves as a singer and songwriter for Christian ministries, Urban Doxology, and Porter's Gate. Kimberly trained at Towson University, receiving a BA in Music with a concentration in Clarinet performance and has a Masters of Arts in Worship from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Kimberly is passionate about bringing together people from diverse upbringings, cultures and backgrounds, worshiping God in Spirit and in truth, and experiencing the freedom that comes from a relationship with God. She is married to the love of her life, Cameron Williams.
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Our GCPWA Annual Conference will be held in historic Washington, DC. The nation’s capital is home to America’s “front yard,” world-class museums and countless businesses who help make the memories visitors and locals cherish for a lifetime. To learn more about this prominent tourist location, you can visit washington.org.
The GCPWA Annual Conference will be held at the Museum of the Bible, an innovative, educational museum focused on inviting guests to engage with the Bible. Located just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the museum aims to showcase rare and fascinating artifacts spanning 4,000 years of history. Reaching more than half a million people to date, the museum offers an immersive and personalized experience with the Bible and its ongoing impact on the world around us. To learn more about the museum, you can visit museumofthebible.org.
ACCOMMODATIONS: We have partnered with the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill to provide a significant discount to attendees of the GCPWA Annual Conference. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency for confirmed guests who book their rooms prior to the cut-off date. Details provided below.
Washington, DC is serviced by three major airports:
In order to avoid the usual high traffic patterns and the reduced parking found in Washington, DC we strongly advise that conference attendees fly into DCA and utilize taxi services while staying in the city. If you choose to fly into an alternate airport or to rent a car for your stay, please note that this will significantly increase your overall costs.
Hotel - parking is valet only and the price is based on the length of time that your car remains parked in the facility: for less than 2 hours - $33; for 2 to 10 hours - $46; and for 10 to 24 hours - $62.
Museum of the Bible - GCPWA has coordinated with the Colonial Parking lot located at 500 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024 (across from the museum) to accommodate conference attendees for a flat rate of $18/day." [HARD RETURN] "Neither parking lot allows for in and out privileges, so please plan accordingly."
DCA to the Hotel: $15-$20/each way
IAD to the Hotel: $75/each way
BWI to the Hotel: $100/each way
Hotel to the Museum of the Bible: $10-$12/each way
|Hyatt Regency Washington On Capitol Hill|
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
|This contemporary 4-star hotel is conveniently located two blocks from the U.S. Capitol and minutes to DC’s most popular historic, cultural, dining, and entertainment venues including the GCPWA Annual Conference site, the Museum of the Bible.|
|GCPWA Discounted Rate:
$209 per night
For GCPWA guests only the hotel will waive the $20 Destination Fee but still include guest room internet, health club and indoor pool access.
|Reservation Cut-Off Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022|
To reserve your hotel stay at the group room rate
For Dates between September 29, 2022 – October 1, 2022
Please call Hyatt Regency reservations: (202) 737-1234 or (877) 803-7534
|The Museum of the Bible|
400 4th St., SW
Washington, DC 20024
|Museum of the Bible is a global, innovative, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the transformative power of the Bible. Through interactive exhibits and cutting-edge technology, we bring guests an immersive, personal experience with the impact, narrative, and history of the Bible.|
|GCPWA is providing an opportunity to attendees to experience the Bible like never before! Please enjoy a complimentary, early entrance, and self-paced tour of the Museum of the Bible.|
|Feel free to enjoy lunch at nearby restaurants or at Milk + Honey Cafe located on the Mezzanine. The coffee menu includes artisan coffee flavors, espresso drinks, and teas. You can also enjoy a variety of pastries, hot sandwiches for breakfast and lunch and delicious soups!|
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE?
Registration for the conference is simple and online. Please click here.
HOW DO I BECOME A GCPWA MEMBER?
Membership is encouraged for all professional women of faith and is free of charge.
To register to become a GCPWA member, please click here.
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS
The conference will be held at The Museum of the BIble, 400 4th St. SW Washington, DC 20024.
GCPWA individual and group room bookings can be made at Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. The Hyatt Regency is within minutes from DC’s most popular historic, cultural, dining, and entertainment venues.
We encourage you to use mapquest.com or maps.google.com to get specific directions to our conference site and your hotel. If you have specific questions about traveling to and from the hotel, on-site parking or to make reservations for your hotel stay, please contact the hotel directly.
CAN MEN ATTEND?
Absolutely. Men are welcome to attend the full conference. For specific questions, please email: EVENTS@GCPWA.ORG or CALL (866) 774-2792.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
GCPWA's cancellation policy allows cancellation of an in-person conference registration no later than thirty calendar days prior to the date the conference opens. When a registration is made for the GCPWA conference, we begin to prepare for a spot for our guests—conference materials are prepared and in some instances food ordered. Therefore, we must adhere to a strict cancellation policy to offset preparation costs already incurred.
WILL THERE BE ANY PROTOCOLS IN PLACE TO PROTECT AGAINST THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 AND ANY OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES?
GCPWA cares for the safety of each of its members and attendees. Rest assured knowing that we are operating under the newest CDC guidelines pertaining to best measures for individuals in group settings.
IS THIS EVENT ACCESSIBLE FOR THE ALTERNATIVELY ABLED?
GCPWA works to ensure that each and every person, regardless of physical ability, is able to enjoy our events.
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