Our annual conference is the leading and largest gathering of Christian professional women worldwide. It allows a unique opportunity for professional women 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. The words used to describe GCPWA conferences by many are 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
Televangelist and Pastor
A pastor, lecturer and recording artist, Sheryl Brady has traveled extensively around the globe for more than 30 years. Brady is a featured speaker on the Women of Faith tours as well as frequent guest on the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trinity Broadcasting Network and Daystar Television. Known for her practical and relevant use of scriptures, Pastor Brady has also been featured as a columnist for The Washington Post, Fox News and other nationally recognized publications.
She is the author of the book entitled “You Have It In You! Empowered To Do The Impossible” and speaker at the nation's largest conferences including MegaFest, Woman Thou Art Loosed as well as the first and only female speaker ever at ManPower 2010, the men's only conference hosted by Bishop T. D. Jakes. Pastor Brady serves as the pastor of The Potter's House of North Dallas.
Founder, The Global Christian Professional Women's Association
Dr. Grace Stephens has put into practice much of her 25 plus years of experience in senior leadership positions at several of this country's major research institutions including the Ivy‐League. Stephens once hailed as one of the youngest college presidents in America. Her corporate experience at Goldman Sachs & Co. on Wall Street coupled with her notable work in higher education has positioned her as a leader and innovator in academia and business.
Stephens is a motivational speaker, lecturer, entrepreneur, business and ministry consultant. She is a published researcher and author – she writes, speaks, and advises on academic management, business strategy, fund development, and Christian topics. Dr. Stephens is also a licensed minister and is committed to a life of service. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her personal accomplishments, yet, she estimates her most significant achievement in advancing the Kingdom of God to be the establishment of The Global Christian Professional Women's Association, the world's largest and premier resource in serving and advancing professional women of faith.
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.
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.
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.
Comedian and National Speaker
Lisa Mills is an award-winning comedian, motivational speaker, actor, and author. Her acting debut was working alongside network television’s favorite military gal, Catherine Bell on the Lifetime Channel’s hit show, Army Wives. Lisa believes that there is enough laughter in everyday life to keep us all in stitches - if we just look for it. Lisa’s unique blend of slightly skewed, southern-spun humor appeals to a variety of audiences. Convinced that there are more things that unite us than separate us, she brings all types of people together through laughter.
As an in-demand speaker, Lisa is known for her message of transforming ordinary into extraordinary. Her always funny, laser-sharp wit has been featured on the Lifetime Network, NOW Network, Impact Network, Netflix, the Dove Channel, and iHeart Radio.
Kimberly Ann Williams serves as the Worship and Arts Pastor for The District Church in Washington, DC, as well 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, worshipping 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:
$129 – $179 per night
|Reservation Cut-Off Date: April 2, 2021|
To reserve your hotel stay at the group room rate
For Dates between April 29, 2021 – May 2, 2021
Please call Hyatt Regency reservations: (202) 737-1234 or (877) 803-7534
Or visit 2021 GCPWA Conference to book online.
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 Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001.
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 a conference registration no later than sixty 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.