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The Baptist World Alliance and 21Wilberforce present Together with the Persecuted – a virtual preconference featuring presentations from respected leaders and advocates of religious freedom in two program tracks (leadership development and global religious freedom).

Track One: Global Impact Leadership

God wants to raise up transformational leaders who will challenge injustice and fight for the oppressed. Dynamic leaders from ministries, non-profit humanitarian and advocacy organizations, and business share insight on how to lead courageously through some of the greatest challenges of our time.


Learn why leadership demands courage, commitment, and compassion


Learn how to pray for persecutors


Learn how to seek excellence and take risks


Learn how to use your gifts and talents


Learn how to advocate for justice as mission

“Our world is facing the existential threats of racial injustice, political division, and religious persecution. We need competent courageous leaders to stand up for justice.”

Randel Everett

President, 21Wilberforce

Agenda: Track One

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM
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  • Welcome (Dr. Randel Everett)

8:10 AM – 9:10 AM
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Session One

  • Transformation Precedes Passion (Dr. Randel Everett)
  • Finding Your Kingdom Assignment (Dr. Randel Everett)

9:10 AM – 9:15 AM
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9:15 AM – 10:20 AM
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Session Two

Living with Passion: Panel Discussion
(Sammy Tipit, Hormoz Shariat, and Getaneh Getaneh)

10:20 AM – 10:30 AM
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10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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Session Three

  • Character Counts (Dr. Randel Everett)
  • Five Practices (Dr. Randel Everett)

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
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12:30 PM – 2:15 PM
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Session Four

  • Inspiring a Shared Vision: Panel Discussion
    (Ralph West, Drayton McLane Jr. and Jeremy Everett)

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
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2:30 PM – 2:55 PM
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Session Five

  • Interview with Michael Evans: A Pastor and Mayor

2:55 PM – 3:00 PM
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3:00 PM
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Session Six

  • Leaving a Legacy: Panel Discussion
    (Bob Fu, Suzii Paynter March ad Gus Reyes)

Track One Conference Speakers

Dr. Randel Everett

Founder & President
21Wilberforce Global Freedom Center

Jeremy K. Everett

Founder & Executive Director
Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty

Sammy Tippit

Founder & President
Sammy Tippit Ministries

Reverend Dr. Michael Evans, Sr.

Mayor, City of Mansfield, Texas
Senior Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church

Dr. Hormoz Shariat

Founder & President
Iran Alive Ministries

Bob Fu

China Aid

Getaneh Getaneh

Watch and Pray Ministries

Suzii Paynter March

Executive Director
Prosper Waco

Drayton McLane Jr.

Founder & Chairman
McLane Group

Dr. Gus Reyes

Christian Life Commission for Texas Baptists

Prayer unlocks God’s power to transform lives in countries where Christians experience intense persecution.

Sammy Tippit

International Evangelist

I encourage you to view justice advocacy in missional terms.

Suzii Paynter March

Prosper Waco

Track Two
Religious Freedom: A Call to Stand Together

21Wilberforce is a Christian human rights organization dedicated to defending the universal rights of religion, belief, and conscience for all people. Our vision is to empower people to collaboratively support persecuted communities, challenge repression, and expand freedom of religion and belief globally.

We draw inspiration from the 19th century British parliamentarian William Wilberforce, who led an improbable movement that ended the single greatest violation of human rights — the slave trade. Like our namesake, 21Wilberforce leverages the strength of collaborative partnerships, grassroots empowerment, and policy campaigns.