Speakers & Worship Leaders

Ray Johnston

Ray Johnston - Keynote Speaker

Johnston is the founding pastor of Bayside Church in Sacramento, Calif., one of the largest and fastest-growing churches in America. He also has a rich and varied background as a university and graduate-school professor, speaker, writer and founder of Thrive Communications. His latest book, The Hope Quotient, reveals a revolutionary new method for gauging your level of hope, the seven essentials that will help you increase it, and why it is so important.


Rick Heil

Rick Heil - Worship Leader

Heil has ministered through music for 30 years, since he began leading worship in church at age 15. He was a member of the Grammy-nominated band Big Tent Revival and was a founding member of SONICFLOOd. He has earned Grammy nominations, four ASCAP Awards and two Dove Awards. Under Heil's leadership, SONICFLOOd is widely recognized as the band that paved the way for the modern praise and worship movement.


David Glenn

David Glenn - Worship Leader

Glenn is a nationally known Christian recording artist. His latest album, Relentless, released in 2013, quickly climbed to #23 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel Albums chart. He spent more than 10 years in Atlanta building worship programs for several churches and has been doing the same for River Oak Church in Chesapeake, Va., since 2012, while simultaneously performing praise concerts across America.


Dr. Antipas Harris

Dr. Antipas Harris - Breakout Speaker

Harris is the director of the Youth & Urban Renewal Center at Regent University and is a professor in Regent's School of Divinity. He is the author of Holy Spirit, Holy Living: A Practical Theology of Holiness for Twenty-first Century Churches.


Dr. Eric Ferguson

Dr. Eric Ferguson - Breakout Speaker

Ferguson is the president and founder of Metanoia Missions International, a nonprofit organization in Managua, Nicaragua, that is transforming nations through the establishment of churches, schools, orphanages, microbusinesses and humanitarian aid. He is a speaker and author of six books, including The Heart of a Christian Leader.


Pastor Eric Majette

Pastor Eric Majette, M.Div. - Breakout Speaker

Majette is a senior pastor, corporate executive, marketplace leader, entrepreneur and educator. He serves as the senior pastor of Guiding Light Church and is the president of the Christian Business Chamber of America.


Rev. Ella Thompson

Rev. Ella Thompson - Breakout Speaker

Thompson's life-long ministry is committed to equipping, empowering and educating those who are called to or who currently serve in ministry leadership. A sought after Bible teacher, ministry consultant, conference speaker and workshop facilitator, she is also an associate pastor at New Beech Grove Baptist Church in Newport News, Va.