In 1973, Bishop Kenneth Haney hosted the very first Landmark Conference. It was hosted at the church’s, formerly named First Pentecostal Church, location at 1981 Cherokee Road. He began the conference desiring to cast vision for the local and global church, build unity in the body of Christ, and strengthen the doctrine in ministers. Bishop Haney cared deeply about home missions pastors and missionaries and took special care to use Landmark to encourage and strengthen this group of ministers. One of the highlights for visiting ministers was being invited to Bishop Haney’s house for refreshments and fellowship. Bishop Haney used this opportunity to introduce home missions ministers to leaders in the UPCI.
Three years after founding Landmark Conference, Kenneth Haney asked his wife, Sis. Joy Haney, to start a Ladies’ Day, and she invited Sis. Jean Urshan to be the speaker this first Ladies’ Day. This emphasis on ministry to ladies continues, and has hosted key speakers such as Nona Freemen, Barbara Willoughby, Claudette Walker, and many more!
In 1978, Landmark Conference was moved to the location at 9025 West Lane. The conference eventually outgrew that facility, and was moved to the Stockton Civic Auditorium where it remained until 2004. At that time, CLC’s campus at 4303 Christian Life Way was completed, and Landmark Conference has continued to be hosted at the Christian Life Way campus.
For 45 years, the conference has hosted countless visitors from all over the world along with several of the most influential leaders in the Oneness Apostolic Movement. We invite you to join us as we continue to build upon our tremendous heritage for Landmark Conference 2018.