Emmy-nominated® and RIAA’s best-selling comedian, Chonda Pierce, or “the country comic” as Billboard Magazine dubbed her, has been making audiences laugh for more than two decades with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm. As a stand-up comedian, television hostess, author, and actress, her hilarious take on life is easily relatable as she publicly opens up to her listeners about times of darkness and depression in her life, drawing humor and good from every situation.
Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped national bestseller lists and many of her novels have been featured in television movies and major motion pictures with others in early production. Her popular Baxter Family books will be featured in an upcoming TV series called “The Baxters”, produced by Roma Downey, Mark Burnett and MGM Studios. Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University. In 2001 she and her husband, Don, adopted three boys from Haiti, doubling their family in a matter of months. Today the couple has joined the ranks of empty nesters, living in Tennessee near four of their adult children.
Angela Thomas Pharr is the best-selling author of numerous books including DO YOU THINK I’M BEAUTIFUL and MY SINGLE MOM LIFE. She is a gifted teacher and story-teller speaking to thousands each year. Angela teaches and transparently shares life experiences that draw her and others into a deeper passion for knowing God. Thomas graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & Dallas Theological Seminary. Angela has filmed and written four video studies with LifeWay including WHEN WALLFLOWERS DANCE. Living in Greensboro, North Carolina, Angela is also a wife, mother and an ordinary woman.
Julie Clinton is the President of Extraordinary Women Ministries, has spoken to hundreds of thousands of women as host of Extraordinary Women conferences all across America, and has authored five books with Harvest House. A woman of deep faith, she cares passionately about seeing women live out their dreams by finding their freedom in Christ. Julie and her husband, Tim, live in Virginia and have two children, Megan and Zach.
Margaret Feinberg is a popular speaker at churches and conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive, CreationFest, and YouthSpecialties. She was recently named one of the “30 Emerging Voices” who will help lead the Church in the next decade by Charisma magazine. Margaret has written more than two dozen books and Bible studies, including the critically acclaimed, The Organic God and The Sacred Echo. Currently, Margaret lives in Colorado with her husband, Leif, and her dog, Hershey.
Shelene Bryan is a former Hollywood producer whose life took a dramatic turn when she took a trip to Africa to see if the children her family had sponsored through a food program were actually real. Out of that experience, Shelene founded Skip1.org, a charity dedicated to providing food and clean water to children in America and around the world. In addition to being a speaker, she is also the best-selling author of Love, Skip, Jump: Start Living the Adventure of Yes and Ridiculous Faith: Experience the Power of an Absurdly, Unbelievably Good God. Shelene is a wife and mother of two and resides in Southern California.
Daniel Jay Gokey is an American singer and former church music director from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was the third-place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol. After his placing on the show, Gokey signed 19 Recordings with RCA Nashville at the beginning of a career in country music, releasing the single, “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me.” His debut album, My Best Days, was released in March 2010. In November 2011, he gravitated his music toward an adult pop/contemporary Christian sound and subsequently made a record/publishing deal with BMG in 2013. His latest project, Haven’t Seen it Yet, was released in June 2019.
Michael O’Brien was the lead singer of the Christian band,
NewSong, for seven years. Sensing that God was placing a strong call on his life to step
out and minister as a solo artist, he resigned his position with the band and has now
been serving in the music ministry on his own for some 20 years. Michael has built a
reputation as an incredibly gifted singer/songwriter with a heart for ministering to the
body of Christ.
Friday, March 5th
5:30pm: Gold Doors
6:00pm: All Doors Open
7:00pm: Conference Begins
10:00pm: Conference Ends
Saturday, March 6th
7:00am: Gold Doors
7:30am: All Doors Open
8:30am: Conference Begins
11:45am-12:45pm: Lunch Break
4:00pm: Conference Ends
*Schedule subject to change
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