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.


Pat Chen

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


Geoff 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.


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.


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.


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