Our Speakers
Dave Hill
Pastor Dave Hill
Unforgiveness and its Impact on Marriage

Pastor Hill CARE pastor at Harvest Baptist Church, Blue Springs, MO is pastor of the Fruit of Forgiveness Ministry; He served at Graceway Church in various ministries including Urban Discipleship, Gospel Choir, Athletic, and Nursing Home and Detention Home ministries for over 25 years. He pastored the Bearing Fruit Ministry Fellowship, and the Urban Ministry. Dave received his formal education from San Diego City College, University of California at San Diego and San Diego State University. He graduated from Louisiana Baptist University and Theological Seminary, and the Kansas City Baptist Temple Shepherd School of Ministry Bible Institute in 1992. He served as Vice President on the Board of Directors at the Urban Scholastic Center in Kansas City, Kansas. He served as president of United Inner-City Services as well as other organizations. He and his wife, Rosie, share a blended family of 5 adult children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Rosie Hill
Brain-Mind Connection – Rosie Hill is passionate about teaching the life lessons she has learned. Her love for humanity has been the driving force behind her academic endeavors.  As far back as she can remember, she has been keenly aware of “thinking outside the box” to understand the meaning of living a life of joy even in the midst of the storms of life.


She is a retired Neurodiagnostic Technologist. In her forty-five years of service, she obtained three national certifications: (EEG) electroencephalographic, (R.EP T.) Evoked Potential and (CNIM) Certified Neurophysiology Intra-Operative Monitoring from (ABRET) American Board of Registered Electroneurodiagnostic.

She graduated from the four-year Shepherd School of Ministry Bible Institute in 2006. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management and Leadership Development from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas.

An author, Rosie has established herself on a mission to reveal the biblical and neurological aspects of the covert bondage of unforgiveness. She has authored four books about forgiveness including her amazing memoir of her journey, The Covering.

Rosie and her husband David are members of Harvest Baptist Church in Blue Springs, MO where David is the Care Pastor. They are co-founders of the Fruit of Forgiveness Ministry where the mission statement is Teaching Biblical Forgiveness- Strengthening Relationships.

She has an insatiable desire to use what God has taught her for the race she loves, the human race.

Janet Cross
The Spiritual Warfare of Forgiving Self/Others – Janet, a member of Harvest Baptist Church, Blue Springs MO., is a graduate of Wichita State University with a major in English and a minor in French. Janet is a facilitator in the Fruit of Forgiveness Ministry, serving since 2008. She attended Graceway since 1971 and for 21 years taught a Tuesday evening and Thursday morning ladies’ Bible study called “Abiding in Christ”. She taught in the children’s ministry at Graceway for approximately 18 years. Janet has written a series of five Bible studies – John 15, “The Heartbeat of God”; The Virtuous Woman – Will The Real Virtuous Woman Please Sit Down”; “The Fruit of The Spirit – The Shadow of His Character”; “The Priesthood – Abiding On Holy Ground”; and “Abiding in Christ – The Warfare of the Believer”. Janet has a never ending passion to see God’s people grow in the admonition of the Lord. Her testimony is of upmost integrity. In her words, “I can truly say I have come too far to turn back. I am closer to the end of the race than what I have left behind. There is nothing left that lures me to turn around and go any direction but forward.”  Janet is married and she and her husband, Randy, have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. A scripture that she lives by is“Oh magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.” Psalm 34:3
Stacey Watson
Stacey Watson
The Emotional Benefits of Forgiveness – Join Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor, Stacey Watson as she addresses how forgiveness can be a powerful influence over our thoughts, behaviors and overall mental health.  Stacey will provide tools to identify the various forms unforgiveness can take within emotions, and introduce the emotional benefits that comes with true, biblical forgiveness. Stacey and her husband Marvin have two teenage daughters and are members of Midtown Baptist Temple.
Brian Johnson, LPN, RMA
How Unforgiveness Affects the Physical Body – Brian Johnson, LPN, RMA, is a member of Harvest Baptist Church of Blue Springs. An author, he wrote “Behaving Wisely” which is available under his pseudo name, Xavier R. Mitchell. He is a Medical Assistant instructor at Concord Medical College. A Raytown South High School graduate, Brian also holds a degree from Penn Valley College and Concord Career Institute. A true follower of Jesus Christ, he has been actively involved in leading small groups and in the Music Praise Ministry. He has a passion for teaching medical assistants and understands the correlation between the body and the mind of Christ. Married to Jennifer with a blended family of 5 children.
Jim Brown
Destination Unknown, The Precarious Journey from Promise to Regret – Jim and Rachel Brown, members of Grace Church in Overland Park, Kansas, have been married for 35 years and are parents to three adult children. For many years they have facilitated, counseled and mentored married couples through the complexities of relationship issues. They currently facilitate an Over 50’s group and are also associated with Celebrate Recovery, a Christian based organization like AA, but broader in scope. James is a licensed minister and serves as the Vice President of the Fruit of Forgiveness Ministry.
The Spiritual Warfare of Forgiving Self/Others
Janet Cross, Speaker
Holding Back, Hindrance, Unprepared or Ready?
• From Zion’s Hill Salvation WILL COME
• There is an urgency
• Abide, bear fruit
• The church at war
• Servant of all
• It’s time to dance
• The shadow of Christ
Spiritual Terrorists

In matters of forgiveness, beware, there are spiritual terrorists with doctrine that may sound good and appeal to your senses and emotions, but as believers in Christ, we need to grow up, depending on God as the final authority.

“When we forgive, it is a poor and humble business compared with God’s forgiving us, because we are only forgiving one another, that is, forgiving fellow-servants; whereas when God forgives us it is the Judge of all the earth forgiving, not his fellows, but his rebel subjects, guilty of treason against his majesty. For God to forgive is something great; for us to forgive, though some think it great, should be regarded as a very small matter.” Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
The Word of God is Truth, and we need to
“grow up into him in all things which is the head, even Christ.”  Ephesians 4:15
September 23, 2017 – Norman Center 
Destination Unknown – The Precarious Journey from Promise to Regret
Jim Brown, Speaker

It’s important to know who we are, and where we are going. It’s just as important to understand that what we think has eternal implications. Our thoughts influence our speech, our speech is instrumental in guiding actions, through those actions we form habits, from those habits our character is formed and our character ultimately determines our destiny.

 August 26, 2017 – Norman Center
The Emotional Benefits of Forgiveness
Stacey Watson, Speaker
• What is forgiveness and why should I do it?
• What are the benefits of a Forgiving State of Mind?
• How does unforgiveness sabotage those benefits?
• How can I stop sabotaging benefits God has for me?
July 29, 2017 – Norman Center
How Unforgiveness Affects the Physical Body
Brian Johnson, Speaker
June 24, 2017 – Norman Center 
The Transforming Power of Forgiveness-In Marriage-Forgiving Self/Forgiving…
Oct 1st – Harvest Baptist Church
The Effects of Unforgiveness on the Physical Body
 July 23 – Adams Pointe Conference Center
Bringing Awareness to the “F” Factor
May 21 – Johnson County Library
Get Free Workshop
September 19 – Adams Pointe Conference Center
Hope Lives Forgiveness Conference
March 13 and 14 – Christian Fellowship Church
2014 Fruit of Forgiveness Women’s and Men’s Conferences
If you did not attend, you missed a truly awesome day of understanding, a day of learning, and a day of forgiving.
 Women’s Conference – The Stages of Women From Eve to Grace
Men’s Conferences – Elijah / Elisha, Standing in the Gap & Passing the Mantle