The East Coast Women's Conference was begun in 1990, under the direction of Donna Linville, VA District Ladies Ministries President. The vision of this conference is to minister to women throughout the east coast. Our purpose statement is such:

  • To give women oasis from the harsh reality of the world we live in. To provide a place of refreshing for their spirit by being in fellowship with a host of other like-minded believers.

      • To provide a reprieve from the pressures and responsibilities of home, career and ministries. To give them opportunity to be re-energized so they may return home and be better able to serve in their various roles.

          • To facilitate a dynamic encounter with God that will forever change their destiny. Each yearly conference is prayerfully designed with the needs of women in mind.
            • By attending ECWC, Apostolic women will be encouraged to continue in their godly lifestyle, equipped to defend their beliefs and do battle against the enemy, and empowered to stand in this evil day. The conference is designed for women ages 15 and up and is facilitated by the Ladies Ministries Team along with the ECWC Board of Directors who volunteer their services.

              Sis. Maria Arango, of Newport News, VA, currently serves as the ECWC Coordinator and Kristen Douglas, of Virginia Beach, VA, as registrar.

ECWC is held annually in March. The location is determined from year to year, although our primary location has been the Williamsburg Hotel (formerly the Williamsburg Marriott) in Williamsburg, VA. For a period of three years ECWC was held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, VA.

Each year specific themes and speakers are prayerfully chosen. We have been blessed to have speakers such as Sis. Nona Freeman, missionary to Africa; Sis. Joy Haney, wife of former General Superintendent, Rev. Kenneth Haney, of Stockton, CA; Sis. Nancy Grandquist, accomplished singer, songwriter and musician, of Mountain View, CA; Sis. Janice Sjostrand, singer, musician, and author of acclaimed song "Alabaster Box" of Newark, OH; Sis. Nan Pamer, published author of several books including I Will Not Bow and Modesty, of Barberton, OH; along with many others.

God has blessed this conference since its beginning and the attendance has grown significantly. We now have an average of over 500 registrants and a nightly attendance of over 1000.

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