A look at the Trailblazers who have helped to put this

conference together!


Olumide Akinwande


Senior Leadership at Imperial Gate Church | Laurel, MD

Olumide’s heart is simply to be one with God and to be conformed to image of His Son. He desires to equip the people of God to experience and access the realities of Heaven, empowering all believers to live as Jesus did. Olumide’s personal mandate is Heaven on Earth. He aspires to learn how to effectively create and facilitate a culture of empowerment, where leaders are raised, equipped, and released to impact all spheres of life. Vocationally, Olumide is a management consultant for IBM and dreams to take the frameworks & wisdom gained to consult churches across the globe.

Having served in several leadership capacities, his heart’s cry is see his walk with God leave a dent in the universe spiritually and culturally. Olumide passionately serves on the senior leadership team of Imperial Gate Church. He also loves steak, ribs, and goat meat! In his spare time you can catch him adoring his wife, watching anime, or reading a good book!


Shola Akinwande


Associate Leader at Imperial Gate Church | Laurel, MD

Shola Akinwande is the founder and CEO of IMPACT Now! Additionally she serves as an associate leader at Imperial Gate Church, and a Lead Behavior Specialist at The Monroe School. She is a woman of purpose and strives to achieve excellence in all areas of her life. Shola inspires to be a light and powerhouse that can empower her community in transformative ways. One out of her many goals in life is to positively influence and lead generations into a “Purpose-Driven Life of Success” through her non-profit organization.