Our Leadership Team
Cathy Jo Wicks
Cathy Jo Wicks is the founder and president of Promised Land Bible Institute. She directed the Petra Retreat Center in Colorado for 12 years and conducted retreats in Eastern Bloc nations for 10 years. Cathy Jo’s weekly multi-denominational Bible classes instruct and inspire those of all ages who desire to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. She has been teaching in the Oklahoma City area for over 40 years.
Larry & Cindy Conant
Larry and Cindy bring 32 years of ministry together to the Abbey. Parents of five children, Pastors of Dayspring Fellowship, they enjoy the blessing of parenting and spiritual parenting. Their heartbeat is teaching, discipling, worship and prayer. Cindy currently teaches culinary arts at Edmond Memorial and brings to the Abbey three decades of hospitality experience. Larry began teaching and leading worship at age 19 and joyfully continues today. Together, they love to engage in God's presence through worship, listening for the heart of God and letting His heart manifest in song and prophet words.
Teacher of Prayer and Intercession
Billie is Founder and President of Holy Ground International, a ministry committed to educate, train, and equip the Body of Christ to understand the love of God and their identity in Him. Billie has traveled to over 40 nations and led prayer journeys throughout Europe, The Middle East, and Asia, training and equipping intercessors. With the heart cry to see “on earth as it is in heaven” a reality, she continues to instruct intercessors, watching Holy Spirit bring them to wholeness and maturity.
Teacher of Relational Studies
Melisa Zimmerman is the Co-Founder of Bridge Builder Marriage Ministry. She is a certified Life Coach, author, teacher, and conference speaker. She specializes in helping people with their marriages and personal relationships. Melisa has spent nearly a decade helping people grow in their personal relationship with God and the other people in their lives.
Matt & Janese Bennett
Since 1993, Matt and Janese Bennett have been committed to “Mobilize the Reached to Evangelize the Unreached.” After beginning their ministry in London, England, and the Middle East, their vision has taken them to over 50 nations teaching, training and mobilizing the body of Christ to complete the Great Commission. Matt holds an M.A. in Missiology from Regent University and presently serves as president and missions strategist for SpiritLife Ministries International. Janese is a graduate of the University of Georgia and presently serves as communications director for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Intercessor on Assignment
Frances Pike, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, is a gifted and anointed teacher. Her gifts of prophetic intercession, prayer, and teaching have opened doors for ministry in local churches, conferences, and in major cities around the world. Frances is the author of Created to Rule Together: A Call to Gender Balanced Leadership.
Kerry is president of Fountainhead Consulting, Inc., a non-profit which meets specific training needs for church and business leaders worldwide helping them lead with excellance.
Kerry has 30 years experience as a professional counselor. As a trainer she has counseled and led workshops for leaders from government, church and business arenas on five continents.
She facilitates workshops in contemplative prayer and Christian meditation where she is blessed to see people set free to from fear and guilt to enjoy intimate relationship with God and others.