Philip Wagner is the lead pastor of Oasis Church in Los Angeles, an innovative and racially diverse church with a strong focus on humanitarian efforts in local and global outreach to the impoverished. Philip and his wife, Holly, started Oasis in 1984 in Beverly Hills with ten people. Today they’ve grown to over 4,000 members. With his humorous and relevant teaching style, Philip teaches all over the world and is the founder of Generosity.org, an organization dedicated to ending the clean water crisis in developing countries, one community at a time. Philip and Holly have been married for more than 30 years and have two grown children.

God gave you a specific desire—an assignment to complete—and it’s something that will be larger than you, but it’s something that will fulfill you completely. He allows us to be a part of His redeeming work, bringing a lost world back into communion with Him. God has a dream for our world, for humanity, and He has a dream for you and me. We have the capacity to reach those dreams, but it’s crucial that our desires lead us to the God-dream for our lives. Our greatest pursuit will be that dream. - PHILIP WAGNER