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What a blessing. I find myself saying that a lot lately, and in our December Christmas issue we have much for which to be thankful. First, we are thankful for a supportive family, dear friends and co- workers who have embraced, encouraged and, in fact, cheered us on as we head in new directions; thank you profoundly! We are blessed in December to have South Florida Faith Leaders joining our 2017-2018 cover shoot. To have the support of so many pastors who accepted our invitation and attended our first ever GOOD NEWS cover photo shoot at the beautiful Broward Center for The Performing Arts, Amaturo Theatre is confidence building. We plan on having this as an annual feature and "class picture" each December. As our Faith Leaders welcome in the season in which we celebrate the glorious birth of Christ, we are humbled and grateful for their participation to come together as a community. All stellar spiritual leaders, we appreciate those who gave up precious moments with family to wish the community a Merry Christmas. As 2017 draws to a close, I'll take a moment of personal reflection for those who have impacted the survival of the Good News, for unselfish reasons, only to benefit and share the glory of Jesus Christ through these pages to gift the South Florida community: • Doug, Vee, Sean and Brett Stepelton, you truly live the word and inspire so many; • Stephan Tchividjian, the marionette and dear valued friend to countless names, behind and out front, to lead our tribe. • My coworkers: Shelly, Milton, Al, Buddy, Lydia and Betsy, thank you, seriously thank you. • Our faithful advertisers, you make it happen, one and all. • Over 1200 locations in South Florida who proudly offer and display the Good News to your churchgoers and the retailers who provide space for our racks, displaying the Good News to their valued customers, we wish you the most joyous Christmas possible with boundless love. I could not end 2017 without my sincerest thanks to my friend and confidant Omar Aleman and how much you have meant on my journey and rebirth. Merry Christmas true Believers! -Les PUBLISHER 2 DECEMBER 2017 Good News • Broward Edition Broward Edition Good News • December 2017 • Volume 19, Issue 9 - Leslie J. Feldman - PERSPECTIVE 4 Meet the Twins – by Stephan Tchividjian INSIGHT 6 Collaboration: How to Boost Success in 2018 – by Rob Hoskins CHURCH UNITED 8 #LoveSFL Transforms Neighborhoods – by Edwin Copeland LIFEPOINTS 10 The Merry Side of Christmas – by Dr. Gary Hewins LIFEWORK LEADERSHIP 12 SunCap Partner Wadid Daoud Exemplifies Lifework Leadership’s Vision – by Shelly Pond GOOD NEWS WANTS TO KNOW 22-24 What was your most meaningful Christmas memory or present? COVER STORY 26-31 Good News Celebrates Our Faith Leaders CALENDAR OF EVENTS 44-45 CLASSIFIEDS 50-51 On the Cover Good News celebrates our faith leaders at the beautiful Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater. Photo taken by Justus Martin Photography. Pictured from left to right, Top Row: Tommy Boland , Senior Pastor, Cross Community Church (The Cross); Bernard King, Sr. , Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Bible Fellowship; Robenson Morvan , Pastor, Grace Factor Church; Jeremy McKeen , Rev. Jeremy McKeen, Founding and Lead Pastor, Truth Point Church (PCA); Second Row: T.J. McCormick , Lead Pastor, Coastal Community Church; Joshua Beaty , Pastor of Discipleship, Christ Church United Methodist; Bishop Henry Fernandez , Senior Pastor, The Faith Center Ministries; Dylan Kallioinen , Assistant Pastor, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church; James G. Dye, Sr. , Pastor, Welcome Baptist Church; Scott Weber , Senior Pastor, Connected Life Christian Church; Third Row: Douglas Lidwell , Campus Pastor, Faith Farm Ministries, Faith Tab- ernacle Church; Larry Lacy , Senior Pastor, The Answer Church; Fidel Gomez , Campus Pastor, Calvary Chapel Hollywood; Ben Pierce , Senior Pastor, Generation Church; Brad Schmidt , Lead Pastor, CityChurch Fort Lauderdale; Steven Chapman , Campus Pastor, Christian Life Center Coral Springs; Fourth Row: Samuel St. Fleur , Pastoral Director, Harbour Church; Don Karpinen , Senior Pastor, Victory Church; Thomas Manning , Senior Pastor, Christian Life Center Fort Laud- erdale; Duane Roberts , Campus Pastor, Calvary Chapel Boynton Beach; Ricardo Thompson , Senior Pastor, Living Water Community Church; Fifth Row: Bishop Dr. Preston Williams, II , Senior Pastor, Gateway Church; Virgil Sierra , Lead Pastor, Vertical Church (Iglesia Vertical); Mitch Thompson , Executive Pastor, The Avenue Church; Dr. Louis Sanders , Pastor/Teacher, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church; Steven Guttridge , Associate Pastor, The Pentecostals of Cooper City; Bottom Row: Alex Umole , Campus Pastor, Christian Life Center Sunrise; Trevor R. Wallace , Senior Pastor, Jesus Team Ministries; Rev. Dr. Christopher J. Benek , Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church; Daryl Nelson , Lead Pastor, Calvary Chapel of the Palm Beaches; Stephen Geiger , Pastor, Gracepoint Church Cover Photo by Justus Martin Publisher: Leslie J. Feldman [email protected] Editor: Shelly Pond [email protected] Editorial Assistant: Lydia Hicks [email protected] Art Director: Milton McPherson [email protected] Advertising & Marketing: Al Lehman Sr. Marketing Director [email protected] Robert “Buddy” Helland Jr. Sr. Marketing Manager [email protected] Advertising: We reach over 120,000 readers each month. Placing an ad in our publication is affordable and effective to help grow your business Call us today! Distribution: To become a free distribution point for the news- paper, please contact Shelly. Circulation: In Broward and Palm Beach total 48,000/mo. Distribu- tion starts the first week of each month. The Good News is published by Good News Media Group, LLC, Reproduction in whole or part strictly forbidden without the consent of the publisher. Copyright 2017. All rights reserved. Good News Media Group, LLC. PO Box 670368 Coral Springs, FL 33067 954-564-5378 CONTENTS Good News • October 2017 • Volume 19 Issue 9