Lily, and her husband John, have a passion to spread the exuberant love and joy of the supernatural gospel of Jesus Christ. They are on the forefront of a fresh renewal movement characterized by ecstatic joy and a recovery of the foundational preaching of the cross of grace. Their heart is to see the church and the world infused with its identity in Christ and a revelation of our union with Him. Lily has authored the inspiring book, Grace for the Contemplative Parent. John and Lily host missions crusades, plant children's homes for orphans, hold numerous outreaches to the poor, and release a semi-annual magazine, The Ecstatic. Lily and John also have four outstanding children they love and adore.

The Sweet Retreat

Women Enjoying the Goodness of God

Beni Johnson


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Melissa Joy Wood

Lily Crowder

Melissa Joy Wood is a fourth generation minister with a rich heritage of Christian leadership. Melissa has been a Worship Pastor for over 17 seventeen years and a Senior Pastor for over a decade. Melissa has an education in Communications and Theology that has afforded her the opportunity to be involved in many exciting ventures, including leading a ministry school, authoring her book Eliminating Fear, and teaching public speaking to others. Melissa has a passion to see others awakened to the freedom they already possess in Jesus. Melissa has an amazing husband, Rick, who works in ministry with her and three beautiful kids whom they homeschool.

Beni, and her husband Bill Johnson, are the Senior Leaders of the Bethel Church movement.  Together they serve a growing network of churches which crosses denominational lines and builds relationship, enabling church leaders to walk in both purity and power.‚Äč Beni has a call to intercession that is an integral part of the Bethel mission. Beni's heart is to help people begin to carry joy in intercession. She believes that being an intercessor is capturing the heartbeat of heaven and declaring or praying that into your world. Beni has authored two books, The Happy Intercessor and Healthy and Free. Her most recent passion in her release of Healthy and Free is to see people walking complete holistic health. She loves to see people learn to experience the resurrection life of Jesus in their bodies.