Keynote Speakers

Deacon Larry Oney

Deacon Larry Oney, a permanent deacon for the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans and Chairman of HGI Global, is an inspirational figure. Overcoming obstacles, he thrives in his ministry and successful business career. Alongside his wife Andi, he co-founded Hope and Purpose Ministries, touching lives across the globe. With his dynamic preaching style, Deacon Oney has spoken at numerous events worldwide, spreading a message of hope and purpose. Deacon Oney was the past Chairman of the Board of Regents for the University of Holy Cross. He also previously served on the Board of Regents for Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio.

Deacon Oney currently serves on the Board of Directors for Renewal Ministries that has evangelization efforts in over 26 countries. He founded the Hope and Purpose/St John Paul Primary school in Uganda East Africa and the Hope and Purpose farm in Cameroon, West Africa. He is also the Global Chairman of Cloud2Media based in the United Kingdom.

Deacon Oney is known for his warm, animated, and compassionate speech. He has spoken globally, appearing on EWTN, Franciscan Radio, Ava Maria Radio, Relevant Radio, Redeemer Radio, and FOCUS TV. He is also the author of several books: Amazed by God’s Grace, Divine Mission: Discovering Your Hope and Purpose, Reflections on the Kingdom of God, and UP FAITH! Through his faith, love for others, and extensive experience, Deacon Oney uplifts and encourages people to live with Hope and walk with Purpose.