World -Class Speakers

Michele Maddox, Michele Maddox International

Pastors Michael and Bernadette Boone, Lusaka, Zambia

Pastors Ken and Amanda Corley, Wells of Hope International, Conyers, GA

Dr. Godwin Ahlijah, Meaningful Life International, Ghana

Pastor Michael Tedder, Tabernacle Church, Decatur, GA

Mrs. Stasea Austin, MS

Pamela Barnes, MS

Mrs. Sheika Warmington, MBA

Phillip Karaya (MBA in progress)

Betsy Rodriguez, MSN, RN, CDCES

Pastor Peter Paye,
A Healthy Nation, Atlanta, GA 

2021 Annual Forgiveness, Population

 Health, and Equity Conference

Hosted Virtually by Forgive4Health Ministries on Sept. 18, 2021
9 AM to 6:30 PM

Registration is now open for the VIRTUAL 2021 Forgiveness, Population Health, and Equity Conference. The conference will be held on September 18, 2021, from 9 AM to 6:30 PM. The 2021 conference’s theme is “Achieving Forgiveness, Resilience, and Peace in a Pandemic Era”. The conference will feature renowned Forgiveness Researcher, Dr. Everett L. Worthington from the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA as the morning plenary speaker. Additional conference speakers include Dr. Lashawn McIver, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Dr. Joyce Balls- Berry from Washington University, Mr. Phillip Karaya of Karaya Consulting, Dr. Leandris Liburd, Pastor Y. Peter Paye, Betsy Rodriguez, and Dr. Michele Owens-Gary from the CDC, Pastor Emanuel Williams, Minister Enefiok Umana, Pastors Ken, and Amanda Corley for the Tabernacle Church, Dr. Laurice Howell from Planned Lifestyle and Nutrition (PLAN), etc.

The conference will feature several plenaries, a film screening, and several concurrent break-out sessions on Mental Health & Resilience in COVID, Money Management to Survive a Pandemic, Setting Healthy Relationship Goals for Your Marriage in a Pandemic Era, Substance Use & Misuse During the Era of COVID, Stemming the Tide of Pornography in the Church, Dealing with COVID Losses and Grief, Reducing Interpersonal Violence and Abuse in the Pandemic, Men, and Women Preparing to Become Godly Spouses, Healthy Nutrition and Weight Management Post COVID, etc.


The ticket price is $35.00/person. REGISTER HERE .

2021 Forgiveness, Population Health, and Equity Conference

4th Annual Conference

September 18, 2021

9 AM to 6:30 PM

CONFERENCE AGENDA


Opening Plenary: 9:00AM to 10.0 0AM

  • Moderator’s Welcome………… Mr. Phillip Karaya, MBA, Karaya Consulting, Inc.
  • Welcome Remarks……Pastor Michael D. Tedder, Lead Pastor, Tabernacle Church
  • Scripture Reading and Reflections about Forgiveness from Zambia……Pastor Michael Boone
  • The Why Behind this Conference......Dr. Magon Saunders, Founder/Executive Director
  • Forgiveness from God’s Perspective. Pastor Emanuel Williams, M.Div., East Point, GA
  • Musical Selection…… Pastor Vernessa Mitchell, Grammy Nominee, Atlanta, GA

MORNING COFFEE & STRETCH BREAK…………………………. 10:00 – 10: 15 AM


MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 10:15 to 11:00 AM

  • My Forgiveness Story and How it Built My Faith, Peace, and Resilience………Dr. Everett Worthington, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.
  • Questions and Answer Period
  • Musical Selection…………….……………Minister Debra Hightower, Lithonia, GA


ANNUAL FORGIVENESS AWARDS………………………………… 11:15 AM- 11.45 AM


  • Welcome from the FFHM Board of Directors…. Kyle Williams, FFHM, Atlanta, GA
  • Overview of Award Categories………………. Dr. Magon Saunders, Founder/CEO
  • 2021 -Lifetime Achievement Forgiveness, Population Health, and Equity Award
  • 2021-Forgiveness Hero Awards

LUNCH BREAK…………………………………………………. 11.45 AM – 12:30 PM


  • Screening of 6,000 Waiting Film/ Question and Answer… Mrs. Sheika Saunders Warmington, FFHM, Treasurer, Loganville, GA


AFTERNOON KEYNOTE ADDRESS:................................................... 12:30 -1:15 PM

  • Greetings and Reflection on Forgiveness from Ghana…………Dr. Godwin Ahlijah
  • COVID, Vaccine Hesitancy and Health Equity.........Dr. Leandris Liburd, Associate            Director, CDC’s Office of Minority Health, Atlanta, GA
  • Question and Answer Session


PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BREAK……………………………………………… 1:15 -1:30 PM


CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS ONE: 1:30 – 2:15 PM

Breakout groups- (Select one workshop for each period)


  • Mental Health & Resilience in COVID- Dr. Joyce Balls- Berry, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • Money Management to Survive in a Pandemic Era………Dr. Joe Ani, Janic Business Group, Stone Mountain, GA
  • Setting Healthy Relationship Goals for Marriage to Survive and Thrive in a Pandemic Era- Minster Umana, Tabernacle Church, Decatur, GA
  • Stemming the Tide of Pornography in the Church……. Betsy Rodriguez, MSN, RD, CDCES, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Substance Use & Misuse During the Era of COVID……………………. TBD

AFTERNOON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BREAK: 2:15 PM to 2:30 PM


CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS TWO: 2:30 PM -3:15 PM

Breakout groups- (Select one workshop for each period)

  • Dealing with COVID Losses and Grief……. Dr. Michele Owens-Gary, Grayson, GA
  • Dating in a Pandemic Era… Kyle Williams & Perry Yee, Sugarland, GA
  • Reducing Interpersonal Violence and Abuse in the Pandemic- Michelle Maddock
  • Preparing Men and Women to Become Godly Spouses. Pastors Ken and Amanda Corley, Conyers, GA
  • Best Practices for Virtual Learning During COVID and Beyond ……………TBD

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BREAK……………………………………… 3:15 PM to 3: 30 PM


CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS THREE: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM

Breakout groups- (Select one workshop for each period)


  • Healthy Nutrition and Weight Management Post COVID- Dr. Laurice Howell, Planned Lifestyle and Nutrition, (PLAN), Hartford, CT
  • Drawing Closer to God in a Pandemic Era……Pastor Peter, Paye, A Healthy Nation, Atlanta, GA
  • Fighting to Win Against Prediabetes……………………………. Yoko Allen, BWHI
  • Sex Trafficking Forgiveness Circle ……………. Pamela Barnes and Magon Saunders
  • Lamenting the Pain Caused by White Supremacy…………Dr. Karen Boone, FFHN


MEDITATION BREAK………………………………………………… 4:15 PM to 4:15 PM


CALL TO ACTION………………………………….……………… 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM

  • Call to Action....................Dr. Lashawn McIver, Director, Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare, and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD.


FORGIVENESS CLEANSING and HOLY COMMUNION 5:15- 5:45 PM


  • Musical Selection………………………………………………………Deb Hightower

Lead by Pastor Emanuel William and other Assigned Pastors

  • REACH review
  • Prayers
  • Communion


Closing Remarks……………………………………………………... 5:45 PM to 6:00 PM

Led by: Ms. Pamela Barnes and Mrs. Stasea Austin -Board Member, FFHM

  • Save the Date for the 2022 Conference
  • Door Prizes (You must be present to win)