11-12.jan Myrtle Beach, SC
ABOUT GCPWA CONFERENCE

Our annual conference is the leading and largest gathering of Christian professional women worldwide. It allows a unique opportunity for professional women of faith to fellowship, network and learn from one another, and to hear from and be motivated by powerful speakers that are experienced professionals and anointed ministers of God's Word.

Attendees will leave renewed, refreshed, and empowered to take on the next spiritual, professional, and personal opportunities and challenges with boldness and confidence. The words used to describe GCPWA conferences by many are dynamic, exhilarating, informative, impactful, Christ-centered and loving. It is truly a REMARKABLE and SUPERNATURAL experience for all participants. You must experience it for yourself!

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Our Speakers

Dynamic, Engaging, and Spirit-Filled



Dr. Marilyn Hickey

Dr. Marilyn Hickey

Global Evangelist and Humanitarian

An 86-year-young scholar and minister, Marilyn is unparalleled in her quest to "Bridge-the-Nations" in seeking peace with all people groups and cultures. She is one of the most sought-out Bible teachers in the world traveling to over 136 countries with over one million people attending her recent meeting to Pakistan. She is a respected author, founder of Marilyn Hickey Ministries, a global non-profit ministry and humanitarian organization, and she co-hosts with her daughter "Today with Marilyn and Sarah" a television ministry reaching 2.5 billion households worldwide.

Lisa Mills

Lisa Mills

Comedian and National Speaker

Lisa Mills, an award-winning comedian, motivational speaker, actor, and author. She’s acted alongside Catherine Bell on the Lifetime Network’s hit show, Army Wives. As an in demand keynote speaker, Lisa is known for her message of Transforming Ordinary Into Extraordinary. Her slightly-skewed, southern-spun, laser-sharp wit can be seen on the Lifetime Network, NOW Network, Impact Network, Netflix, and the Dove Channel.

Grace M.A. Stephens

Grace M.A. Stephens

College Chancellor, Consultant and Minister

Dr. Grace Stephens, one of the youngest college presidents in America and the first African-American and first woman to hold the presidency post at 115-year old MacCormac College. She is a speaker, author, business consultant, and minister. She advises on policies and programs relating to institutional growth and advancement, business development, strategic planning, and philanthropic initiatives. She attended seminary and is licensed minister under the tutelage of Dr. Bill Winston. She is the founding CEO of the Global Christian Professional Women's Association.



ENTERTAINERS


Deniece Williams

Deniece Williams

Grammy Award-winning Vocalist

Deniece Williams is a four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer who achieved multi-level international success. Williams is known for cross-generational hits such as “Free“, “Silly“, “Let’s Hear It for the Boy“, “It’s Gonna Take a Miracle“, and for her many vocal duets. In all of her great works, Williams knew and loved the Lord – a passion which ignited her career in Christian music. She produced and recorded Gospel albums of which several songs won Grammy and Stellar Awards and recognition for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.

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Becky Nissan

National Award Winning Harpist

Since the age of 6 Becky has been crafting her passion of playing the harp. She has won several competitions across the country including 1st place nationally. A regular with The Gatlin Brothers and several other top talents, Becky's experiences have honed her skill to the highest level.

Deniece Williams

Monique Perkins

Violinist and Conductor

Monique Roberts Perkins was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and took an interest in music at a very early age. Her love for music led her to play other instruments such as viola, cello, upright bass, bass guitar, piano and trumpet. She performs with The Lower Merion Symphony Orchestra, Independence Symphony and The William Douglas Orchestra located in Philadelphia, PA. She also performed in the musical “Ain’t Misbehavin” and is a soloist for “The Lady’s Take the Stage” production. Her music ministry is inspired by her strong faith and Psalms 150:1-6



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Deniece Williams

Bishop Michael Blue

Door of Hope Church
Marion, SC


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VIP Premium Package
$100

This is a VIP PREMIUM package that includes an all access pass to full conference sessions and activities.

PLUS...

  • Preferred VIP Seating for All Sessions
  • Invitation to Pre-Conference VIP Reception on Friday evening
  • Breakfast with Marilyn Hickey and other special guests on Saturday.
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2 Day Weekend Pass
$50

This is an ALL ACCESS pass to full conference sessions and activities.


  • Friday Opening Night Showcase
  • Live with Deniece Williams
  • Saturday Keynote Sessions
  • Live with Marilyn Hickey
  • Power Networking Opportunities
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Friday Evening Only
$40

This GENERAL pass allows you access to the Friday evening opening conference entertainment showcase.

  • Live Entertainment with Grammy Award Winner Deniece Williams.
  • Family Comedy Showcase featuring “The Man of a Thousand Voices” and host Lisa Mills.
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Saturday Sessions Only
$25

This GENERAL pass allows you access to Saturday morning sessions and worship.


  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marilyn Hickey
  • Spirit-Lifting Praise and Worship
  • Prologue: Bishop Michael Blue
  • Surprise Guest Entertainers
  • Power Networking Opportunities
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TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS

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DESTINATION: MYRTLE BEACH
Our annual GCPWA Conference will be held in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Myrtle Beach is visited by 18 million tourists annually who frequent its 60-mile string of beaches, celebrity-designed golf courses, amusement parks, retail shops, theaters, and restaurants.

The City of Myrtle Beach is a wonderful, safe, and fun destination place. To learn more about this famous tourist location, you can visit flymyrtlebeach.com or visitmyrtlebeach.com

Conference Site
The GCPWA Annual Conference will be held at Myrtle Beach’s newest venue, The Asher Theatre and Conference Center is situated in the historic Waccamaw Pottery property and geographically well-positioned steps from the host hotel, five miles from the airport and beaches, and all attractions for your ease of access. Parking is on-site and free. The conference and event center offers 14,000 sq feet of meeting space complete with eight spacious and modern rooms including a main theatre which holds 300 people and a beautifully appointed VIP lounge complete with a baby grand piano and fireplace. The conference will be held at The Asher Theatre and Conference Center, 3237 Waccamaw Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.

Parking
We are pleased to offer free parking at both The Asher Theatre (conference site) and The Staybridge Suites (our host hotel).

Travel:
Myrtle Beach Airport (MYR)
Travel Distance: Approximately 3.0 miles

Accommodations We have partnered with the Staybridge Suites located moments from The Asher Theatre conference site that will provide a significant discount to attendees of the GCPWA annual conference. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Staybridge Suites for confirmed guests who book their rooms prior to the cut-off date.

Staybridge Suites – Myrtle Beach – West
303 Fantasy Harbour Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
843-903-4000
This well-equipped, pristine, and quaint all-suite hotel is located just 1 block from the Christ Church conference site and within 5 minutes of the Myrtle Beach Airport and 12 minutes from beautiful beaches, board walk, shopping, and restaurants. To learn more about the hotel, click here.
GCPWA Special Rate
1 Queen Bed: $79
1 King Bed + Sleeper Sofa: $89
2 Double Beds + Sleeper Sofa:$89
1 King and 1 Queen Bed + Sleeper Sofa: $119
1 Queen and 2 Double Bed + Sleeper Sofa: $119
Parking: Free
Reservation Cut-Off Date: January 4, 2019
Booking Directions
Attendees are required to make own reservation by calling 800-315-1355 or online staybridge.com/myrbchsc using the Group Code GCP prior to cutoff date.
Note(s):
  1. There is a 2 night minimum to receive the group rate.
  2. First nights deposit of one night room and tax due at time of booking.

Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes and standard facilities fee.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


REGISTRATION

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE?
Registration for the conference is simple and online. Please click here.

HOW DO I BECOME A GCPWA MEMBER?
Membership is encouraged for all professional women of faith and is free of charge.
To register to become a GCPWA member, please click here.



TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS
The conference will be held at The Asher Theatre and Conference Center, 3237 Waccamaw Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.

GCPWA individual and group room bookings can be made at The Staybridge Suites Myrtle Beach West. The Staybridge is within minutes from the Myrtle Beach Airport and spectacular clean beaches.

We encourage you to use mapquest.com or maps.google.com to get specific directions to our conference site and your hotel. If you have specific questions about traveling to and from the hotel, on-site parking or to make reservations for your hotel stay, please contact the partner hotels directly.



MISCELLANEOUS
CAN MEN ATTEND?
Absolutely. Men are welcome to attend the full conference. For specific questions, please email: EVENTS@GCPWA.ORG or CALL (866) 774-2792 or (843) 903-3100.


WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
GCPWA's cancellation policy allows cancellation of a conference registration no later than thirty calendar days prior to the date the conference opens. When a registration is made for the GCPWA conference, we begin to prepare a spot for our guests—conference materials are prepared and food ordered. Therefore, we must adhere to a strict cancellation policy to offset preparation costs already incurred.



STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
EMAIL: EVENTS@GCPWA.ORG OR CALL (843) 903-3100

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ABOUT GCWPA

The Global Christian Professional Women's Association (GCPWA) is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization established to foster the professional and spiritual needs of Christian and professional women globally. Our members come together as a means to provide a support network for women in key aspects of their lives – from professional life, to personal life, and more importantly, their spiritual life with Christ. GCPWA was created to be the leading resource in serving and advancing Christian professional women and providing them with the necessary tools to thrive in the professional marketplace and in their personal relationships with Jesus Christ.



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