NPC Executive Board

The following serve on the Executive Committee of America’s National Prayer Committee:

Negiel Bigpond

Negiel Bigpond is the director of Native American Prayer Network. A gifted pastor, worship leader, and intercessor, Neigel’s vision is to see intercessors from Native American tribes across North America come together in prayer. Negiel is also president of Two Rivers Native American Training Center.


Kathy Branzell

Kathy Branzell is the founder and Chief Executive Officer/President of Fellowship and Christian Encouragement (FACE) for Educators, which is an Interdenominational Christian ministry serving public, private and home educators.


Dave Butts

David is Chairman of the National Prayer Committee and also president and founder of Harvest Prayer Ministries, which helps to encourage prayer in churches. Dave has served, and continues to serve, in numerous leadership capacities, and on Boards of Directors and committees, such as the Denominational Prayer Leaders Network.


Paul Cedar

Paul Cedar is the chairman of Mission America, a coalition of ministries that focuses on praying for, caring for, and sharing the gospel with every person in the United States.


Pat Chen

Pat Chen is the president of First Love Ministries International, a prayer ministry based in San Ramon, CA.


Rev. Dick Eastman

Dick Eastman, the president of America’s National Prayer Committee, is the international president of Every Home for Christ, a global ministry of prayer and evangelism that seeks to take a printed or recorded gospel message to every home in the world. Dick is the originator of “The Change the World School of Prayer” that has taught more than 2 million Christians in 120 countries principles of individual and corporate prayer. Dick has authored 17 books and manuals on prayer and evangelism, among them: The Hour That Changes the World, No Easy Road, and Beyond Imagination: A Simple Plan to Save the World.


Jeff Eckart

Jeff Eckart is the founder and director of Claim Your Campus and the founder of Never the Same. These ministries focus on junior high and high school students helping them to develop prayer gatherings in their schools and helping them to live out their potential as followers of Jesus.


Jonathan Graf

Jon Graf is a vice president of resources for Harvest Prayer Ministries overseeing the Church Prayer Leaders Network, PrayerShop Publishing and Prayer Connect magazine. Jon is the author of The Power of Personal Prayer and Praying Like Paul.


Dr. Norval Hadley

Dr. Hadley serves as a chaplain at the Quaker Gardens in Anaheim, CA. Dr. Hadley joined the National Prayer Committee in the early 1980s when he was director of prayer ministries for World Vision. He is also the author of Encountering Jesus.


David Kubal

Dave Kubal is the president of Intercessors for America, a ministry that raise up and equips intercessors to pray for America.


Jeff Noel

Jeff is the Lead Pastor at Grace Heartland Church in Elizabethtown, KY. He served for 8 years as the vice president of teaching for Harvest Prayer Ministries and he continues to serve as the National Coordinator for the National Prayer Committee.


Rev. Earl Pickard

Earl Pickard is the national director of Prayerworks, a ministry of CRU International. He also currently serves as the chairman of the Wichita (Kansas) Prayer Movement, and is a member of the Spiritual Warfare Network. In his role with Prayerworks, Earl conducts seminars, conferences, and retreats on prayer.


Dr. Glenn Sheppard

Glenn Sheppard is president of International Prayer Ministries . IPM is an interdenominational organization whose purpose is to train, equip and mobilize believers to pray for personal revival, spiritual awakening and world evangelization. A founding member of the National Prayer Committee, Dr. Sheppard served as Senior Associate for Prayer for The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization for eight years where his responsibilities included training and motivating Christians worldwide to pray for world evangelization. Prior to beginning International Prayer Ministries in 1986, he served as Special Assistant in Spiritual Awakening for the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has spoken in over 100 countries on six continents and all 50 states. He and his wife, Jacquelyn, travel, teach and speak on prayer and personal spiritual growth worldwide.


Jeremy Story

Jeremy currently serves as the President of Campus Renewal Ministries, a national ministry serving as a catalyst to convene students and college ministers in united prayer and action to transform college campuses and exalt the lordship of Christ among every student.

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