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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: John Herndon

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John Herndon
John Herndon

Associate Pastor
Kingdom Builders Christian Fellowship
Oakland, CA

Pastor John knowingly called at the age of 7, he is a 4th generation Preacher with over 30 years preaching the Gospel, his father is the late Bishop James A .Turner Sr who was very instrumental in his development and spiritual growth as well as the late Evangelist Gladys Johnson. Pastor John was born and raised in West Philadelphia, currently holds a Master of Divinity after attending University City High School, Delaware State University, Emmaus Bible College, Philadelphia Theological Seminary, Ashworth College and Kansas Christian College. Pastor John is also a former US Marine Corps Sergeant. Pastor John was also a member of Joy Unlimited Youth Mass Choir in Philadelphia as well as Wilmington Chester Mass choir, where he sang with the likes of Daryl Coley, Teddy Pendergrass, Hezekiah Walker and John P Keep. Pastor John started as a youth choir director at the age of 9, then became a youth minister, youth pastor then into Prison ministry where he served the Lorton Prison in Virginia as well as pastoring New Life church in Dumfries, VA, where he later served in Philadelphia as senior pastor enhancing the street ministry while opening churches in Liberia in West Africa, preached in Russia, Ghana, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Cuba, Japan, Honduras, Mexico and all across the US. Pastor John is an author, evangelist, revivalist, teacher, counselor and men’s leader. He worked with gang ministries in San Jose, CA and now serves under the senior Pastor LJ Jennings. As well as helping to restore fallen men and women to Jesus Christ. Out of the many accomplishments of Pastor John T. Herndon, he is most proud of being a baptized, born again believer in Jesus Christ and proud to married to his lovely wife Nely Y. Herndon that he refers to as “my beautiful gift”.

2019 Workshops

Pastors: How To Develop an Intimate Prayer Life


It is good to praise God for the great things He has done and is about to do in you, for you and with you. But you have to understand is that while praise is good, going beyond the veil to worship is what God desires of us. We were not created to praise Him, God is not ego driven that He is depended on your exalting Him. God is God whether you praise Him or not! We are created to have intimacy with Him, we are created to love Him as He created us to love us. God's heart is pouring out to us because He loves us. Can you remember how you felt when you first fell in love, how you couldn't sleep until you heard their voice? Remember how you couldn't wait for them to wake up so you could talk to them, you took long walks and shared ice cream, took pictures because there was no one on this Earth that could compare to them.

God wants to have intimacy with you, I want to help you go beyond the veil and into the secret place with God where as no one else matters but being with Jesus.

Marriage & Families: How to Reach Blended Families


Today we have a variety of "blended" families. There are subsequent marriages where children are brought together from different unions; single parents with children from different partners; grandparents raising grandchildren; multigenerational families where parents live with their children, or relatives; families who add adoptive or abandoned children to their household. There are probably other combinations but these are the main ones. Blended families present additional challenges to the ones that already exist for conventional families.

2018 Workshops

Marriage & Families: Ministering to a Blended Family When Yours is Traditional


Blended families have always been with us. In Genesis chapter 30 we read about Jacob, his two wives, sons and daughters who present an early picture of difficulties within a home where there was not an original mom and dad along with the children belonging to just these two. In these early years the most common form of blending were polygamist marriages; however, blended marriages as a result of divorce or being widowed have always been common.

Pastors: Prayer Strategy When You're Wounded


It is very typical for most Christians to pray on Sunday morning when the Pastor calls us to pray with them. It is very typical to pray and give thanks when you are in a small group setting at church. The real challenge is when you are back in your house and it doesn't feel like a home but a war zone! When you are on your job and the boss is breaking you down with demands, how do you pray when your spouse is so far from God and you should be as one??? Praying sometimes doesn't seem like it is helping because your children are getting worse!!! In every war there must be a strategy to victory or you will continue to endure the same battles!!! I want to show you how to pray in strategy to overcome the battles that you face in this war.