EC23 ARTISTS & SPEAKERS


  • We The Kingdom is a Grammy Nominated multigenerational family of musicians, producers and songwriters consisting of Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, NEEDTOBREATHE, Crowder), Scott Cash, Franni Cash Cain, Martin Cash and Andrew Bergthold. The band organically formed at a Young Life camp in Georgia where each of the five members - weary and heartbroken due to a number of difficult circumstances - came to lead worship. Late one night, as they spontaneously gathered to write a song for the campers, their collaboration caught fire, bringing with it personal healing and a fresh dream for the future.


    An amalgamation of four different decades, We The Kingdom’s music embraces pop, country, folk and rock - with a heart rooted in worship. Together, they write songs about the full spectrum of human emotion as they aim to capture brokenness, honesty and the redemptive power of God’s love through their vulnerable, gritty lyrics.


    Praised by American Songwriter, Billboard, Relevant, and CountryNOW, We The Kingdom’s Grammy Nominated debut album, Holy Water, features two back-to-back No. 1 hits - the organic title track which was just nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song. As one of the top 20 breakout acts across all genres in 2020, the group’s first single, “Holy Water,” reigned at the top of the Christian radio charts for eight weeks, earning them a Dove Award for “New Artist of the Year.” In addition, We The Kingdom has been featured on songs with Chris Tomlin, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Bethel Music, Tommee Profitt, and Rend Collective. Their current single, “Child of Love,” features Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE.

  • Media Producer / Writer / Speaker / Coach  

    Helping leaders navigate their career and calling in today’s distracted media-driven culture. 


    Phil Cooke works at the intersection of faith, media, and culture, and he’s pretty rare – a working producer in Hollywood with a Ph.D. in Theology. His client list includes studios and networks like Walt Disney, Dreamworks and USA Network as well as major Christian organizations such as Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, The Museum of the Bible, The Salvation Army, the YouVersion Bible app, and many more.


    He’s produced TV and film programming in more than 70 countries around the world, and in the process, been shot at, survived two military coups, fallen out of a helicopter, and been threatened with prison. During that time – through his company Cooke Media Group in Burbank, California – Phil has helped some of the largest churches, ministries, and nonprofit organizations in the world use media to tell their story in a changing, disrupted culture. Executive producer of “Hillsong: Let Hope Rise” released to theaters nationwide, he also produced “The Insanity of God” a feature documentary that premiered nationally as a Fathom Event. Most recently he produced Episode 5 of the feature documentary for television, “Inexplicable: The Rise of Christianity in Asia." 


    His book “One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do” helps you find the great purpose and calling for your life – and was named by the Washington Post as one of the Top Five Business Books for 2012. His book “Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media” is changing the way churches, ministries, and nonprofits engage today’s culture with their story. 


    Co-written with Jonathan Bock, “The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Win It Back” takes a hard look at why today - particularly in the media - Christians are dismissed as irrelevant. Cooke and Bock show the Christian community how we can once again astonish our critics, and in doing so, completely transform the world for good. 


    “Maximize Your Influence: How to Make Digital Media Work for Your Church, Your Ministry, and You” is the ultimate reference book for pastors and Christian leaders to effectively share the gospel in today’s digital age. His latest book from The Inspire Collective is “Ideas on a Deadline: How to Be Creative When the Clock Is Ticking.” Phil has been called “one of the most innovative communicators of our generation.”


    Phil has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, and his work has been profiled in the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He’s also lectured at universities like Yale, University of California at Berkeley, UCLA, and is a visiting professor at Oral Roberts University. In addition to writing his blog at philcooke.com, he’s contributed to The Huffington Post, Fast Company, forbes.com, Wired.com, and FoxNews.com.


    Phil is on the Advisory Board for The Salvation Army, a board member of The Hollywood Prayer Network and has been a long time member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and The Producers Guild of America in Hollywood. 


    His philosophy? Get your ideas out there, and change the world in the process.

  • Scot is the Lead Pastor of Maryland Community Church, consistently named by Outreach Magazine as one of the fastest growing churches in the US. Prior to becoming the Lead Pastor, Scot served in various roles including Worship Pastor. Scot has a strong pastoral voice to worship teams across the globe with his involvement as Pastor for the Experience Conference as well as guest-host for the popular Worship Leader Probs Podcast.


    In addition, Scot is a content creator, producing resources like his latest book, DITCH Your Thinking, his virtual Professional Communications Course, and his daily radio program (with over 15 million listens per month). Scot has a unique perspective on what it means to be an effective leader. He helps individuals and teams develop healthy relationships and walk through some of the challenges of ministry. Scot enjoyed motorcycles, SCUBA diving, and travel. He has an irrational fear of needles and is exceptionally terrible at video games. Scot and his wife Stephanie have two daughters and live in Terre Haute, Indiana.


    For more information on Pastor Scot, follow him on facebook, twitter, and instagram. 

    Explore scotlongyear.com for more resources and encouragement.


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