WHAT IS SUMMIT?

SUMMIT is an annual event for pastors, leaders, missionaries, and members of our network of churches. We encourage you to participate in this community gathering as we experience powerful worship sessions, moments of connection, and opportunities for equipping and teaching.

COMMUNICATORS

Don Immel

PENNDEL
SUPERINTENDENT

SAY YES... TO THE ANOINTING

Dr. Don Immel is a graduate of Valley Forge Christian College [now the University of Valley Forge (’82)], and Ashland Theological Seminary (’84), with a concentration in Pastoral Psychology and Counseling from Emerge Ministries, Akron Ohio. Don also earned his Doctor of Ministry degree through Southeastern University with the publication of his dissertation: Denominational Influence In Church Revitalization.

 

In full-time ministry since 1982, he has served as a youth pastor, pastoral counselor, and since 1989, as lead pastor in Uniontown, PA (18 years) and New Stanton, PA (6 years). Additionally, Don served the PennDel Ministry Network as a presbyter from 1997-2013, until the time of his election as Secretary-Treasurer from 2013 – 2018.

 

In May of 2018, he was elected as the PennDel Ministry Network Superintendent serving approximately 400 churches and 1,200 ministers. He is married to Robin and has three children: Benjamin, Rebecca, and Donnie, and five grandchildren.

In October 2019, Steve joined the University of Valley Forge where he serves as the VP of Development and Church Relations. In his spare time, he and Liz enjoy spending time with their seven grandchildren.

Mark English

LEAD PASTOR OF
CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH

SAY YES... TO Worship & the word

Mark English is the Lead Pastor of Christian Life Church in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Before moving to the Greater Philadelphia Area four years ago, he pastored in Florida for 24 years. His passion for missions has allowed him to travel to thirty countries on five continents. Whether advocating for orphans at home or in the slums of Asia or promoting Bible translation worldwide through Bible Alliance, caring for the lost and hurting continue to fuel his ministry. Mark earned his undergraduate from Southeastern University and his MA in Organizational Leadership from Evangel University. Mark and Christy have been married for thirty-two years. They are blessed with two adult daughters, one son-in-law, one son, and one granddaughter.

Steve Defrain

PENNDEL ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENt

SAY YES... TO big missional dreams

Steve DeFrain pastored Morning Star Fellowship for thirty-eight years in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania. Over the years the church experienced steady and consistent growth, which enabled them to plant six churches. He is married to Liz, who serves as the Women’s Director for the PennDel Ministry Network. They have two sons, who are also in full-time ministry. Steven and his wife Leah planted Journey Church in Phoenixville, PA along with four additional campuses. Ryan and his wife Tiffany are campus pastors at Morning Star Fellowship in Pennsburg, PA.

In October 2019, Steve joined the University of Valley Forge where he serves as the VP of Development and Church Relations. In his spare time, he and Liz enjoy spending time with their seven grandchildren.

Dick BRogden

Live Dead
AGWM Area Director

SAY YES...
TO
missionS

Dick and Jennifer Brogden have served among Muslims for the last 30 years; Mauritania (1992), Kenya (1993-1995), Sudan (1996-2011), Egypt and the Arab World (2012 – 2018), and Saudi Arabia (2019 – Present).  They helped found the Live Dead movement and now serve on the Live Dead Global Leadership Team. They serve now as Area Directors for AGWM for the Arab World. Dick is the author of “Loving Muslims”, “The Live Dead Joy”, “This Gospel”, “Abiding in Jesus”, “Abiding Mission”, “The Live Dead Journey”, “Missionary God, Missionary Bible”, and is the editor of “The Live Dead Journal”.  Dick has his PhD in intercultural studies. Dick and Jennifer have two sons, Luke and Zack.

Duane Durst

Northeast Executive Presbyter

Say Yes...
to HIS call

Dr. Duane Durst is the Superintendent for the NY Ministry Network and our Northeast AG Executive Presbyter. He has served as a local church pastor and church consultant in the area of administration, planning, leadership development, and conflict resolution. Duane and Beverly have three children and eleven grandchildren.

WORSHIP

ARIA Smith

PENNDEL
WORSHIP LEAD

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SCHEDULE

*Subject to change.

MONDAY MAY 1

1PM - Exhibitor Setup
2PM - City Prayer Walks
4PM - Exhibits and Registration Opens
6:30PM - SESSION 1 - Say Yes to... Worship and the Word (Mark English)
AFTER SESSION: Fire Bible Connection Food Event

TUESDAY May 2

8:30AM - Registration
9:30AM - SESSION 2: Say Yes to... Big Missional Dreams (Steve Defrain)
12PM -Senior's Lunch
1:30PM - Business Session
7PM - Say Yes to... Missions (Dick Brogden)

WEDNESDAY MAY 3

8:30AM - Registration
9:30AM - Say Yes to... The Anointing (Don Immel)
11AM - Say Yes! Breakouts
12:30PM - Lunch
2PM - Business Session (if needed)
7PM - Say Yes to... The Call - Ordination Service (Duane Durst)

ALL SESSIONS, WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES ARE FREE
LODGING & MEALS are an additional cost
*INFANT – PRESCHOOL CHILDCARE IS AVAILABLE

EVENT LOCATION

May 1 - 3, 2023

Christian Life CHURCH

HOTEL INFORMATION

Hampton Inn and Suites
Bensalem

3660 Street Rd
Bensalem, PA 19020

Rate: $169-189/night
1-800-426-7866

GROUP CODE: PMN
Reservation Deadline: 4/1/23

SpringHill Suites

200 North Buckstown Dr.
Langhorne, PA 19047

Rate: 

King Suite - $139/night
Double Queen Suite - $159/night


(215)-891-5501

SHeraton Bucks County Langhorne

400 Oxford Valley Road
Langhorne, PA 19407

Rate:

2 Double Beds - $139/night


(215)-547-4100

Courtyard by Marriott Bensalem

3280 Tillman Dr.
Bensalem, PA 19020

Rate:

Standard King - $169/night

Double Queen - $169/night
(215)-604-9900

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US

OFFICE HOURS: M- F, 8AM – 4PM
JBONITZ@PENNDEL.ORG
717.795.5921