LifeStream Festival 2020 ‘One’

Confirmed Speakers

John Harris

 Bible studies 1st morning sessions 

John and his wife, Kathy, along with their two sons, have lived in Europe since 2001. John and Kathy have served in various roles with iTeams Australia starting in Donetsk Ukraine teaching at Donetsk Christian University, with John teaching Old Testament and Preaching. Since 2007 they have been based in the Netherlands in coaching, training and equipping roles. Kathy finished serving with iTeams in 2017. John has also served part-time as an associate pastor for 8 years in Thousand Hills international church in Hilversum. 

John now serves as Field Coordinator for iTeams Netherlands overseeing the field based ministry of its workers. He is also active in teaching and training new workers for mission and providing pastoral care to Christian workers. John has a love for the Bible and bringing the message of Scripture across clearly to God’s people to equip them for life and service to God. 

Ricky and Natalia Venter

  

Ricky and Natalia Venter are currently the senior pastors of Vineyard Brussels, a thriving multicultural church in the heart of Belgium.
Prior to this they served for 10 years as pastors at Fountain Vineyard Fellowship, a church in their home country South Africa.
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Ricky grew up on the wrong side of the proverbial tracks in apartheid South Africa and this testimony has shaped into a powerful message on reconciliation, kingdom culture and doing mighty exploits for God despite one’s background or humble beginnings. With over 20 years of ministry experience ranging from youth and worship pastoring to senior leadership he has a unique ability to reach audiences of varying ages and backgrounds in an engaging way. He is both a charismatic and gifted communicator who thrives on seeing people step into their calling and purpose with passion!
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Natalia has served and worked alongside Ricky in ministry since before they were married during their youth ministry days which is also where they met. She has worked as a youth and children’s ministry pastor for over 10 years before moving into senior leadership. Besides being a mom and pastor she is a speaker and writer. She has a love for teaching Gods word in a way that is easy to understand, practical, relatable and inspiring. Like her husband she loves seeing people discover their calling and identity in God.

Together Ricky and Natalia have 3 gorgeous children: Alejandro, Zachariah and Alegra-joy. As a family they love Jesus and the local church as well as good food, traveling and anything superhero related.