Dec 28 – Jan 1, 2018 /// Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons
(date registered by – cost)
- 10/29 – $249
- 12/7 – $279
- Day before event – $299
- Day of event – $299
Leonce Crump Jr /// Author, Speaker, Pastor /// Atlanta, GA
Leonce Crump Jr is an author, international speaker, and the founder and senior pastor of Renovation Church in Atlanta. In 2006, Crump answered God’s call to relocate from Tennessee to Atlanta to begin the process of planting the church. He details the obstacles he and his family faced and the revelations he uncovered during this process in his book Renovate: Changing Who You Are by Loving Where You Are. A champion for the Church’s participation in focused and intentional cultural renewal, Crump is the leading voice of a generation committed to operating as God’s redemptive agents in the earth.
Matt Papa /// Author, Songwriter, Worship Leader
Matt Papa is a songwriter, worship leader and author whose heart longs to see people from every corner of the world set ablaze by the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. It is his passion to lead people into an encounter with the risen Lord. His latest project “Church Songs” offers five new hymns co-written with Matt Boswell and Aaron Keyes. Matt has ministered all over the world alongside gifted communicators such as David Platt, John Piper, Matt Chandler, Francis Chan, Rick Warren, Tim Keller, David Nasser and many more.
Andy Mineo /// Recording Artist, Communicator /// NYC, NY
New York native Andy Mineo is a hip hop recording artist known for his reflective lyricism. His sophomore album, Uncomfortable, became the No. 1 Independent record in the country and delivered a No. 3 and No.10 position on Billboard’s Hip Hop and Top 200 album charts, respectively. Mineo headlined the Uncomfortable Tour, a 52-city tour which sold out legendary venues across America and in Europe. He has appeared on Sirius XM’s Sway In The Morning, MTV, and his colossal hit “You Can’t Stop Me” won an ESPN Whammy Award for MLB’s Top Walk Up Song. Andy Mineo carries his music beyond through scripting, producing and directing many of his own music videos. He also created a 3-season webseries on YouTube called “Saturday Morning Car-Tunez” which garnered over 1M views and gave fans a glimpse into his creative process and personal life. Beyond the critical adulation, he is a born communicator with comedic timing who has become a social media juggernaut with an audience of over 1.3M and growing.
KA Ellis /// Author, Professor, Cultural Advocate
K.A. Ellis explores the zones where identity, human rights and theology intersect. She has performed, spoken and lectured in Eastern Europe, Canada, Switzerland, the Caribbean, Indonesia and in South America. In her twenty year career, Mrs. Ellis has been seen in classrooms, conferences, on television, on film and onstage, headlining at the Kennedy Center and the Fabulous Fox theatre in St Louis. For eight years, she hosted a morning radio program in the Pacific Northwest, PRAISE 1065FM. Currently she writes and lectures on Theology, Human Rights, and Global Religious Freedom. She is president and co-founder of Makazi Institute, training and equipping the next generation of cultural analysts. Since 2006, she has collaborated with the Swiss based charity, International Christian Response, and travels internationally advocating for global religious freedom. In January of 2016, she launched the #WePersevere Campaign. Mrs. Ellis serves as adjunct faculty with Erskine Seminary and as full time faculty with the Chattanooga Fellows Program. She holds a Master of Art in Religion (MAR Theological) from Westminster Theological Seminary, a Master of Fine Art (MFA) from the Yale School of Drama, and is a PhD candidate at the Oxford Center for Mission Studies in England.
Claude Hickman /// Author, Speaker /// Southern California
Claude Hickman is the Executive Director of The Traveling Team. After marrying his wife Rebecca, they spent seven years traveling and speaking about missions on campuses in 49 of the 50 states. Today Claude oversees a staff team that challenges student groups on every university in America every two years. Claude is a graduate and guest speaker at Dallas Theological Seminary; the author of Live Life On Purpose, and a former professional BMX athlete who continues to be involved with action sports events around the world. He now lives with his family in Southern California, and continues to develop leaders, speak around the country, and awaken God’s people to God’s purpose.
Paul Tripp /// Pastor, Author, Speaker /// Philadelphia, PA
Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author and conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries, a not-for-profit organization whose mission statement is “connecting the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life.” This vision has led Paul to write many books on Christian living and travel around the world preaching and teaching. Paul’s driving passion is to help people understand how the gospel of Jesus Christ speaks with practical hope into all the things people experience in this broken world. With a pastor’s heart for pastors, he is also the Executive Director of The Center for Pastoral Life and Care. He lives in Philadelphia and is hopelessly in love with his wife, Luella. They have four grown children.
Thomas Weakley /// Professor, Speaker, Editor
Dr. Thomas Weakley graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Speech Communication. While at WKU he met his wife Laurie and they have been married for 37 years and have three grown children. For the last 35 years he has served on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ/CRU, serving as a director at WKU since 1985. Thomas did graduate work at Dallas Theological Seminary and The International School of Theology before receiving a Masters in Missiology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. His most recent degree is a Doctorate of Education in Leadership from the Seminary. Since earning his Doctorate, he has been an Adjunct Professor of Leadership at WKU and has also taught for Lindsey Wilson College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Besides his work at WKU he also coaches the campus chapters at UK, EKU, and UT. He has had the opportunity to speak at conferences and retreats in numerous states as well as in the countries of the Philipines, Poland, Belarus and Slovokia. He was a contributing author in Know the New Testament, by Essence Publishing writing the commentary on Titus. In May 2016 he suffered a massive heart attack coming within 5 minutes of death. This experience has impacted him greatly.