6-7 October 2017 – Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London
When it comes to developing leaders within the Christian community, few are as successful as Rev. Dr. McKenzie “Mac” Pier, founder and CEO of The New York Leadership Center (NYCLC). Passionately driven to prepare Christian leaders to make a significant impact in the world, Mac particularly loves urging young leaders toward spiritual maturity, encouraging them to first recognize the needs around them, to unite in prayer with others about those needs, and then to collaborate with others to change what they see.
A visionary, strategic thinker and social networker, Mac delights in bringing movers and shakers together to transform their cities. Since 1995, he and members of his team have hosted urban consultations for more than 10,000 leaders.
Mac’s journey began when he traveled to Bihar, India. That experience led Mac to found Concerts of Prayer Greater New York which serves to build bridges between pastors of various races and denominations across the New York Metro area.
Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and subsequent requests for partnerships from World Vision, Willow Creek Association and Redeemer City to City, led to the founding of The New York City Leadership Center in 2008.
As CEO of The NYCLC, Mac seeks to exponentially increase the leadership effectiveness of ministry and marketplace leaders - to address the spiritual and social issues facing our world today. To that end, the annual Movement Day conference was established in 2010 to accelerate the growth of Christian leadership in the world’s major urban centers. The dream of Mac’s heart is to see the birth of citywide “gospel movements” that will grow into solid, mature efforts that measurably impact a city’s most vulnerable citizens.