Equip Conference


What is Equip?

Join us for EQUIP 2024 for two days full of amazing speakers, including a special livestream sermon by Pastor Rick Warren! This event is geared towards equipping the body of Christ to make disciples of all nations.

Birthed from a heavy burden, we want to create a place for people across Canada and USA to be Equipped for ministry, by hearing solid biblical teachings that promote spiritual growth for them to mature in their walks with Christ.



Why attend Equip?

Impactful Teaching Sessions over Two Days

Over 10 Ministry Representations

Toronto Based Worship Band

Grow Your Ministry and Expand Your Network

Mission Statement:

Create a global network of enthusiastic young adults, equipping them to fulfill the Great Commission by partnering with Bible-based ministries and churches that provide essential training to teach the accurate handling of God’s Word and inspire active participation in God’s ministry.


“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17




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Pastor Rick Warren

The Great Commission: Missions, Evangelism and Apologetics

Ministry: Finishing the Task

A Time magazine cover article named Rick Warren the most influential spiritual leader in America and one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Tens of millions of copies of Pastor Rick’s books have been published in 200 languages. His best known books, The Purpose Driven Life and The Purpose Driven Church, were named three times in national surveys of pastors (by Gallup, Barna, and Lifeway) as the two most helpful books in print. Rick and his wife Kay founded Saddleback Church, the Purpose Driven Network, the PEACE Plan and Hope for Mental Health. He is cofounder of Celebrate Recovery with John Baker. Pastor Rick has spoken in 165 nations. He has spoken at the United Nations, US Congress, numerous parliaments, the World Economic Forum, TED, Aspen Institute, and lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and other universities.
Rick is executive director of Finishing the Task, a global movement of denominations, organizations, churches, and individuals working together on the Great Commission goals of ensuring that everyone everywhere has access to a Bible, a believer and a local body of Christ.


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Dr. Lisa Pak

The Great Commission: Bearing your Cross

Ministry: Finishing the Task

Reverend Dr. Lisa Pak currently works alongside Rick Warren at Finishing the Task (FTT), in addition to serving as the Operational Catalyst for the Kingdom Impact Network with Wycliffe USA. Her previous experience includes serving as the Regional Director for Ontario and Nunavut at the Canadian Bible Society, in addition to over a decade in pastoral ministry within the Korean Church communities throughout the the United States, South Korea, Singapore, and Canada. She is a second-generation Korean Canadian and Toronto native, ordained by the Korean Association of Independent Churches and Missions (KAICAM). With an Honours BA in Philosophy and Religion from the University of Toronto, she also holds a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Biblical Languages from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and has also earned her Doctor of Ministry in Leadership from Tyndale Seminary. Lisa travels globally and is passionate about mobilizing the global church, especially the rising generations, towards collaboration in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with all who have yet to hear. She also enjoys teaching and her favourite movie is “Gladiator”—what we do in this life really does echo in eternity.

Nate Tanner

Nate Tanner

Defending the Gospel in a Post-Biblical Era

Ministry: L3 International

Nate is an evangelist, author, and humanitarian whose passion to lead people to Jesus has led him to travel to over 35 nations on 5 continents. Nate and his wife Rute lead L3 International (L3international.org), a global missions movement working in Africa and other places.  They are regularly seeing communities transformed by the power of the gospel, and often in some of the worlds most overlooked and forgotten places. Nate holds a doctoral degree in world evangelism from “Impact International School of Ministry” and has written several books. He has been in ministry since 1998. He and his wife have two children and live in Kansas City MO.


Pastor Karl Lapeer

Pastor Karl Lapeer

What ministry am I called to? – How to discover my gifts and talents
Ministry: Oakland Church School of Ministry

Karl LaPeer is an ordained pastor, evangelist, and businessman and currently serves as the director of (and teacher in) the Oakland Church School of Ministry in Michigan, USA. Karl was saved at the age of 12 after literally being “scared straight” by a gospel tract. While he has served for three decades in the local church as a preacher, teacher, worship leader, youth leader, soccer coach, and giver. It was in 2013, on his way back from opening an orphanage in India, that the Holy Spirit confronted Karl with the knowledge that he was living his life as a “rich fool”. Over the last ten years Karl has spent hundreds of hours in study, prayer, and preparation – a work that has birthed a teaching seminar entitled “All of All of Me”. At its core, this teaching reminds Christians that millions of people around us are perishing in their sins, and that God created and set each of us apart for specific purposes and He expects us to use what He has uniquely given us to reach the lost and broken, urgently, relentlessly, even if it means a life of sacrifice for us personally. Karl has taught All of All of Me on 3 continents and in numerous business and church gatherings in the United States.
Karl met his wife, Christine at the age of 18 (on their second day of college) and they have been married for 36 years. They have three children ages 33, 30, and 17 and one grandson with another on the way. As a businessman, Karl is a partner in a $2.2 billion private equity firm. In 1995 he and his partners began with $20 million in capital and they have since invested almost $2.0 billion in more than 140 small and mid-sized manufacturing, distribution and service companies with operations in North America and throughout the world. Karl has served (and/or is serving) on dozens of small business boards of directors, helping these businesses succeed in these rapidly changing times. Immediately prior to joining his partnership, Karl worked as an investment banker and a strategic consultant. He began his career as a robotics engineer. His business and personal interests have carried him to over 40 countries on 6 continents. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering (with High Honor) from Michigan Technological University and an MBA (with High Distinction) from the University of Michigan. He speaks German and is a member of the CFA Institute.


Pastor David Mathis

Habits of Grace – Enjoying Jesus through the spiritual disciplines

Ministry: Desiring God

David Mathis serves as a senior teacher and executive editor at Desiring God, and is a pastor at Cities Church in St. Paul. Mathis currently resides in Minneapolis with his wife and four children. His most recent book, Workers for Your Joy: The Call of Christ on Christian Leaders (Crossway, 2022), considers the nature, calling, and work of local church leadership.


Shady Farag

I’m Equipped, What’s Next?

Ministry: Land of Hope

On a professional level Shady is an experienced project manager with several years of experience in the construction field, the travel industry and the sales domain. He is currently the owner and managing director of a flourishing home construction business; this allows him to utilize his education being a civil engineer and a licensed homebuilder as well as his graduate studies in Project Management. Shady is the founder of Land of Hope; he has been leading this organization since its establishment in January 2012. He leads the teams and committees that manage the various branches of ministry at Land of Hope. His objective has always been to extend the ministry’s reach ceasing every opportunity so that more people can hear the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Shady has many hobbies among which is playing soccer and travel.


Worship Leader

Martine Kelsey

Martine Kelsey delivers a unique package of inspirational music, melding country-soul vocals and sweet worship over soothing contemporary rhythms.
Even at a youthful age, while raised in a French-Acadian village just outside Shediac, New Brunswick, (affectionately known as the lobster capital of the world), Martine excelled as a singer and was a vocal prodigy according to musical art trainers. From there Martine developed her craft as a singer and songwriter, performing & worshipping on esteemed stages around Canada and in the US, joining other artists such as Newsboys, Third Day, Family Force 5, New World Son, Tim & Jon Neufeld, Rita McNeil, which also included a pre-event open appearance for The Rolling Stones.
Martine’s incredible fourth album, Sweet Hallelujah, received recognition from the Gospel Music Awards Canada and the East Coast Music Awards, is actively streamed and downloaded in 28 countries around the world, and has been featured on radio & satellite radio across Canada; including spotlight TV appearances on CTV News, 100 Huntley St., Unstoppable & Just Be Love (KITV).
Lyrical inspiration for the album evolved from real life stories of hope, resolve, and God’s unfailing love, as well as memories from Martine’s mother and stepmom who both passed but left an imprint to share her gifts passionately and live life to the fullest as reflected in the song lyrics.
Martine presently resides in Southern Ontario with her husband and son and continues to spread the message of hope and love through her music, while inspiring audiences around the world on her Stream-show Just Be Love.


Special Thank You to Our Equip Sponsors


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