Artists & Speakers

2018 Artists


    Elevation Worship is the worship ministry of Elevation Church, a multisite church based in Charlotte, NC, led by Pastor Steven Furtick. Their most recent album, "There Is A Cloud", was released on March 17, 2017. Their previous album, "Here As in Heaven", featuring the song "O Come To The Altar", was named one of the top Christian music albums of 2017 by iTunes, Worship Leader Magazine, and others. They have toured previously with prominent bands such as Hillsong Worship, Kari Jobe, Jesus Culture, and Lauren Daigle.


    with Brian & Jenn Johnson

    Brian & Jenn Johnson are co-founders of Bethel Music, WorshipU, and have been integral in the production of over fifteen albums that have influenced the culture of worship across the global church. They are committed to raising healthy family, cultivating community, and fostering unity among worship leaders from around the world. Brian & Jenn’s newest solo album, “After All These Years” released in late January 2017.

    Brian facilitates an atmosphere of faith in worship and has written anthems such as “Have it All”, “We Will Not Be Shaken” and “One Thing Remains,” which was awarded #1 song for ASCAP Christian Music and #1 Radio Single in 2013. Known for her powerful vocals and unique prophetic sound, Jenn has authored songs such as, “In Over My Head”, “Come To Me”, “God I Look to You” and “O Taste and See”.

    Together they are passionate about raising up worshippers who take hold of their true identity and pursue intimacy with God above all else. There are advocates of living a lifestyle built on vulnerability, faithfulness, and connection to community. Brian and Jenn reside in Redding, California, with their four wonderful children, Haley, Téa, Braden, and Ryder Moses. They continue to speak and lead worship at home and around the world.


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    For more than a decade, Anthony Evans has voiced the Gospel with such a melodic, thought-provoking style that he has emerged as one of Christian Music's premiere male vocalists, songwriters, and worship leaders. His time in Los Angeles with NBC's hit show The Voice led him to think more progressively about his music--without compromising his faith and message, Anthony wants to speak in terms that connect with people spiritually, no matter where they are at in their faith journey.  

    Anthony’s groundbreaking, Billboard #1 album, Back To Life, features unconventional, stereotype-shattering production and is a much needed breath of fresh air within modern worship.  The album, which is also in the 2017 Grammy pre-nomination ballot for Best Contemporary Album and Best Contemporary Vocal, includes 11 songs featuring Grammy nominated producer Max Stark, legendary vocal producer Tim Davis and songs co-written by Krissy Nordoff (Your Great Name), Cindy Morgan, Martha Munizzi

    and Kirk Franklin.


    Red Rocks Worship is the worship ministry of Colorado-based Red Rocks Church. Founded in 2005, Red Rocks Church is one of the fastest-growing churches in America with seven campuses and nearly 15,000 total attendees weekly in addition to the 4,000 who watch services online. Formed as an extension of the church, Red Rocks Worship is comprised of worship leaders and songwriters who have a passion to bring their love of Jesus to people through music. The heartbeat behind their music is to cultivate communities of believers that pursue God’s presence while creating a real and authentic environment for people to respond in worship.


    Phil Wickham is, at his core, a humble and sincere artist who writes songs and worships God using the medium of music. It is with that brush that he paints images of a loving and creative God across the canvases of listeners’ hearts and minds. The evidence of this gift has been apparent on all of his critically acclaimed efforts:

    Phil Wickham (2006), Cannons (2007), Heaven & Earth (2009), Response (2011), The Ascension (2013) and Children Of God (2016).

    His gold-certified single “This Is Amazing Grace” gave Wickham his first career No. 1, holding the top spot on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart for 13 consecutive weeks. The honors continued as the single was named Billboard’s 2014 No. 1 Christian Airplay Song of the year and BMI's 2015 Christian Song of the Year. In addition to its success at radio, the song has become a beloved anthem in the modern church, increasing Wickham’s recognition as a gifted artist and songwriter with a true heart of worship.

    “Living Hope” marks Wickham’s first song from his forthcoming collection of new music expected to release later this year.

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    Mike Weaver’s desire to hear and follow the call on his life has led to a fascinating journey as a husband, father, and lead singer of Big Daddy Weave.

    Big Daddy Weave, known for their songs “Redeemed,” “My Story,” “The Lion and The Lamb,” “The Only Name (Yours Will Be)” and many more, have now been appearing across the country for over nineteen years. While Big Daddy Weave continues their work as one of the top radio and touring artists in Christian music, simultaneously, Mike follows the part of his journey that leads to even more intimate settings as a solo worship leader. Mike’s heart is to worship with the family of the Lord in whatever setting it may be.

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2018 Speakers


    Glenn Packiam is one of the associate senior pastors at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the lead pastor of New Life Downtown, a congregation of New Life Church. 

    He is the author of Discover the Mystery of Faith (David C. Cook, 2013)LUCKY: How the Kingdom Comes to Unlikely People (Cook, 2011)Secondhand Jesus: Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith (Cook, 2009), and Butterfly in Brazil: How Your Life Can Make a World of Difference (Tyndale, 2007).

    Glenn was also one of the founding leaders and songwriters for the Desperation Band and has been featured on several Desperation Band and NewLifeWorship recordings. As a signed writer with Integrity Music, he has had the honor of writing and co-writing several well-loved worship songs, like "Your Name" and "My Savior Lives."...

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    Carlos Whittaker is a People's Choice Award winner, a former recording artist signed to a major label, a social media maven, and currently spends the majority of his time writing books and speaking on stages around the world. It really began when the Whittaker's found their family in America's spotlight with appearances on shows like CBS Early Morning, The Today Show and more when their viral video "Single Ladies Devastation" went viral. 

    The release of Moment Maker marked Carlos' debut as an author, but his current book, Kill the Spider, has taken Carlos' tribe into the deeper parts of their souls. In his newest book Carlos helps people identify, locate, corner, and kill the spiders that are plaguing their lives. "My dad once told me that I must stop cleaning to cobwebs in my life and kill the spider", Carlos recalls. "This was a massive shift in my soul that began my journey towards being truly centered in my life."

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    Shawn Johnson serves as Lead Pastor of Red Rocks Church. He is passionate about seeing the people of Denver transformed by the Word of God and making heaven more crowded! 

    Shawn is the author of Transit, a book dedicated to taking people closer to God. In it he shares his personal journey in growing closer to God, uncovers disciplines that were critical to that journey, and invites each of us to ignite an authentic relationship with God. He and his wife Jill have three active sons—Ethan, Austin, and Ashton—so when they’re not at church, they’re usually at a sports game!


    As an experienced keynote speaker and emcee, Michele has spoken internationally in diverse venues LifeToday TV, Compassion International, Women of Faith, Focus on the Family, Proverbs 31, Dynamic Communicators International, women’s and writer’s conferences, corporate and ministry events as well as numerous podcast, radio, video and audio recording projects. From 2014 through 2016, she joined Michael Hyatt as the weekly cohost of his popular This is Your Life podcast. In addition, she and Michael produced Get Published, a 21-session audio program for aspiring writers...

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    Scot is the Sr Pastor of Maryland Community Church, one of the top 100 fastest growing churches in the US (Outreach Magazine).  In addition, he is an author, has a teaching ministry (conferences and events), and produces a daily radio show called Scot’s Daily Word.  He also serves as the Pastor for the Experience Conference. Since 1991 he has been involved in full-time ministry and has served in different roles including youth, media, worship, teaching, and Sr Leadership.  He feels blessed to  be involved with foreign missions, teaching in several parts of the world including Europe with the Billy Graham Association and in East Africa with the Pastor’s Discipleship Network...

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    Emily serves as the Director of Experience Collective in South Africa. The new Johannesburg Conference launched in November 2017 and is also expanding to Durban, South Africa and Harare, Zimbabwe in 2018.

    She is passionate about what God is doing through the Church on a global scale and loves seeing worshipers connected, equipped, and empowered to advance the kingdom of God. She lives in Dallas, Texas and has been part of the worship team at Gateway Church for 6 years.