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.
Word Worship Music recording artist, Meredith Andrews, is passionate about writing and leading songs that keep people's hearts and minds set on Jesus. Over the course of her four Word Worship albums, the Dove Award-winning artist has been using her musical gifts, love for God, and her huge heart for His people - to teach and remind us all about the enormity of our awesome and loving Savior. Andrews, who previously was on staff at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago now leads regularly at The Belonging CO, her home church here in Nashville. As a gifted songwriter and recording artist, she has been a part of multiple songs sung by churches across America such as “Open Up The Heavens”, “Lamb of God”, “Not For A Moment”, and “Spirit of the Living God”.
Meredith often leads worship at major women’s and/or worship leader conferences across the U.S., and has toured with Matt Maher, Natalie Grant, Big Daddy Weave, Vertical Church, Phil Wickham, and Michael W. Smith, among others.
Singer, Songwriter, Producer, and National Recording Artist Michael Bethany has collaborated with musical greats such as Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Tamela Mann, Kirk Franklin, and many more. His freshman album, “Yours Forever” debuted number five on the Billboard Gospel chart.
He is a Stellar Nominated songwriter and two-time BMI Christian Song Award recipient for Fred Hammond’s “They That Wait,” and “Here In Our Praise.”. Michael has been featured on TBN, Daystar television network and has mentored and empowered worship ministries around the world.
His greatest passion is creating worship experiences that activate an “Overflow of Intimacy” with God. He currently serves as a Pastor of Worship at Gateway Church in Southlake, TX where he resides with his wife and two sons.
His latest single, “Walk With You,” inspired by Michael’s personal, intimate time with the Lord, is a compelling song that will capture the heart of every true worshipper. The single is available on all digital platforms.
Based in Chicago but with a global reach, Vertical Worship is a collective of worship leaders and songwriters spanning multiple campuses at Harvest Bible Chapel. Their songs include the powerful and world-wide hit “Yes I Will,” as well as worship songs “Open Up The Heavens,” “Spirit Of The Living God,” and “Exalted Over All” to name a few. Their most recent album release is “Grace Is On Our Side” which features the songs “Faithful Now” and “Not Done Yet” among others. Vertical Worship aims to serve the global church with worship songs, worship leader training and encourage believers everywhere. Their new singles, “How Good Is He” and “Blessed” are the first two releases from their forthcoming album in 2022.
We desire to be an authentic people, humble, generous and unified. We want everyone to know the only way, the truth, and the life found in Jesus and serve as a front porch – welcoming home prodigals.
Founded in 2005, Red Rocks Church is ONE church in multiple locations including four Denver-area campuses, one international campus, and two God Behind Bars campuses in Colorado prisons.
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.
We exist to make Heaven more crowded.
Spend five minutes with the members of CAIN and you’ll feel like you’ve spent the afternoon in the sunshine. The band’s effervescent joy spills over onto each person they meet, their bright smiles as contagious as their chill-inducing harmonies. Pouring their perpetual joy into their debut album, 2021’s Rise Up, CAIN - made up of siblings Madison Cain Johnson, Taylor Cain Matz, and Logan Cain - has discovered what it’s like to live their calling while doing their favorite thing, singing about Jesus.
After signing with Provident, the band was able to pour their heart and soul into making the kind of music they’d always wanted to make. CAIN’s signature harmony-based, country-laced melodies are energetic joy-bombs. Even on ballads like “The Commission,” a song the band calls a country song about Jesus and whose video made its world premiere with Fathom Events’ “The Chosen” Christmas movie, CAIN’s current ecstatic love for Jesus bleeds through. Rise Up is a loud shout of thankfulness, a banner-waving hope, a windows-down blast of fresh air. The songs aren’t forced platitudes or formulaic Christianese but genuine, from-the-heart happiness lived by the band. When asked where all that joy comes from, all three siblings light up like sunbeams. “We’re not using happiness as wallpaper to cover the hole in the wall,” Logan says. “We’re saying if you’re not happy now, there’s happiness on the way.”
“Rise Up (Lazarus),” the band’s first single, went No.1 at Christian radio for multiple weeks and also won the 2021 K-LOVE Fan Award for “Breakout Single of the Year” for good reason. Its country-leaning, worship-fueled, family-magic-harmonies have the listener singing along halfway through the first chorus.
Their second single also hit No. 1 for numerous weeks, “Yes He Can,” a smile in a pop song and might be the truest to who CAIN is, both as a band and individuals. It’s a full-flung belief in a God who’s done it and can do it again, a yes to everything the band has been through and everything they hope to accomplish. The music video, conceptualized and styled by the band, is the song brought to life, cheering on people in everyday situations who need encouragement to take the next step. It’s perhaps the overarching theme for CAIN - bright belief in a God who can do anything for you, who wants to do it, who has done it.
Fast forward to the end of their 2021 with more than 100 million music streams and being named by Billboard, BDS, and Mediabase as the Most Played Artist on Christian radio. Also, add American Music Award (Favorite Inspirational Artist) and GMA Dove Award (Best New Artist) nominations along with their K-LOVE Fan Award win. And with the release of their first-ever Christmas EP Wonderful, which offers duets with industry legends Steven Curtis Chapman and Mac Powell, the project also made American Songwriter’s “not to miss” top 15 holiday albums for the season.
With touring back in full swing, CAIN has been loving the numerous opportunities to share their songs live. Sharing the stage with the likes of Zach Williams, We The Kingdom, and Casting Crowns, they’ll join TobyMac’s 2022 Hits Deep Tour followed by a spring run with Matthew West. Hitting the festival season next summer, they’ll close their 2022 with Casting Crowns and Anne Wilson on a nationwide tour.
Hearing their songs live, in the car or at home, listeners will be blessed by the songs of CAIN - music made of hard-won hope that radiates the kind of eternal happiness only found in the goodness of God.
Josh Baldwin is a songwriter and worship leader who joined the Bethel Music Collective in 2014. He began his journey in North Carolina where he was a worship pastor for 10 years before joining the collective, and is now a resident of Franklin, TN with his family. Josh loves writing corporate worship songs for the global church, and his music is an expression of who God has been for him in every season.
Josh’s newest album, Evidence, released in the fall of 2020 featuring anchor song and radio single, “Evidence”. Josh released “Stand in Your Love” in August 2018 which is also featured on Bethel Music’s album VICTORY (2019). This song reached #2 on Christian Billboard charts, garnering Josh’s first nomination for the 2019 K-Love Awards in the “Breakout Single of the Year”, and “Worship Song of the Year” categories. Josh is also featured on Bethel Music’s first Spanish album Bethel Music En Español (2019) singing “Adorar Sin Cesar”and “En Ti Estoy Firme”. In May 2017, Josh released his debut solo album with Bethel Music titled The War is Over, and his song “Praises” is featured on Bethel Music’s album Have it All (2016). Both “Praises” and “You Deserve It All” (from his solo project Rivers), have become popular worship anthems among churches around the world.
As a worship leader Josh enjoys creating space for people to feel seen, encouraged, and invited into intimacy with God where true peace and hope is found. Josh lives with his wife, Sheila and their two children, in Franklin, TN and continues to tour domestically and internationally.
Jon Reddick has been my worship leader for over eight years now,” shares TobyMac about Reddick. “He’s not only a gifted singer who expresses soul and emotion as well as anyone I’ve ever heard, but also a songwriter who’s lyrics awaken my heart to hope through God’s love.”
Growing up the son of a pastor and the church pianist in Memphis, TN, and brother to six siblings including Janice, who went on to become a Stellar Award and GMA Dove Award nominated recording artist for Motown Gospel, music was woven into Reddick’s DNA from the start. Eventually, Reddick and his family made their way to Nashville, where God kept putting unlikely people in his path. He has the opportunity to work on songwriting with artists like Matt Redman, Tommy Sims, Josh Kerr and Sheryl Crow. He is also one of the worship leaders at Church of the City working alongside Chris McClarney and led by pastor Darren Whitehead.
In addition to being a talented musician, Reddick is also a creative visual artist. In a fusion of his artistic and musical sides he has painted the artwork for each of his music releases. For me, art is a way for me to get my words out. It gives voice to what I’m feeling, allows me to say something in my own way. It’s okay to let people interpret it how they interpret it, because it’s something bigger. I just want to be a conduit to help people reconcile themselves with God and each other,” Reddick says. “I want to bring people together. I consider it an honor and a privilege to get to lead people in the transparency of worship.”
In 2020 Mandisa recorded and released a version of his song "You Keep Hope Alive" which became a Top 15 Billboard Christian Airplay and AC radio single and Top 50 single of the year. He has also performed at LakeWood Church, multiple IF Gatherings, the Unite to Fight Poverty event and he appeared on the TobyMac Hits Deep Tour alongside Tauren Wells, Jordan Feliz, We Are Messengers and label-mates Cochren & Co. and Terrian. His current single, “I Believe It (The Life of Jesus)” is currently feature on K-Love and Air1 as well as Top 20 Billboard and Mediabase.
In the fall of 2018 Gotee Records announced the newest member, Cochren & Co., to their elite family of artists. The singer/songwriter and piano player Michael Cochren hails from Montgomery, IN. As a worship leader at his hometown church, Cochren's piano based soulful pop sound has been influenced by artists such as Billy Joel, Needtobreathe and Ray Charles. After signing with First Company Management (Newsboys, Ryan Stevenson), Cochren's music was sent to Gotee Records' CEO Toby McKeehan.
“The soulfulness this man exudes brings pleasure to my ears as well as my heart,” shares Toby. "His passion for the church is so refreshing and real. Michael is a true songwriter because he puts words to my own feelings and his voice takes us places we all want to go!”
The debut songs “Church (Take Me Back)” and “Grave” were produced by co-writer Bryan Fowler for Man Cub Music House (Chris Tomlin, TobyMac) and recorded at the renowned Blackbird Studios in Nashville with musicians Paul Mabury (Lauren Daigle), Brent Milligan (Steven Curtis Chapman) and more.
"My goal for 'Church (Take Me Back)' from the start is that it would stir peoples' affections for the church and the local expression of it," says Cochren. "Today it’s pretty vogue for Christians to distance themselves from church in order to be relevant, but the church is God’s design to spread truth and love. We should be lifting 'Her' up and talking about how beautiful it is when the 'church' is being the church."
The single “One Day” was the next release from Cochren. Written by Cochren along with producer Bryan Fowler (for Man Cub Music House) and Matt Armstrong, "One Day" was recorded at Zach Brown’s Southern Ground Studios in Nashville and engineered by Joe Baldridge (Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley). The song features award-winning musicians drummer Paul Mabury (Lauren Daigle), bass player Jacob Lowery (Michael McDonald), Christopher Stevens, Mike Payne, and more.
”None of us are strangers to the brokenness of this life," Cochren shares about the new song. "We’ve all experienced firsthand the pain of loss, illness, and injustice. As we look around this world it’s easy to feel hopeless, but thank God we are promised more than this world. We are promised heaven. That’s the hope I’m clinging to, the hope of healing for all creation.”
In the past two years Cochren & Co. has garnered a K-LOVE Fan Awards nomination, two consecutive Top 10 Billboard Christian Airplay radio singles and a 2020 Dove Awards Nomination for New Artist of the Year. He was featured on the radio release and remix of the TobyMac single “Edge of My Seat” which became a Top 5 Billboard Christian Airplay hit in early 2020 and has been seen on the road on 2018’s TobyMac’s Theatre Tour, the 2020 TobyMac Hits Deep Tour and the recent TobyMac Drive-In Theatre Tour.
Pastor’s kid turned pastor, Natalie, her husband Tony and their two daughters live in Colorado Springs, CO where she serves as pastor of women and a worship pastor. In her twenty years of ministry as a worship leader, songwriter and pastor, Natalie has served various organizations and ministries across the country.
In 2019 after watching many of her peers walk away from the church and their faith, Natalie began Raised to Stay, a ministry for those who have wandered, wondered and wrestled with the Church and the challenges of full-time ministry. Known for her black boxes of hard truth on social media for the Church and church leaders, her heart is to see a generation finish their race as they partner with a good Father who is faithful to complete the work He began in each of us.
Natalie is a sought after speaker and writer in the local and global Church, writing for She Reads Truth and other Christian publications. Her debut book, Raised to Stay, published with David C Cook will be available in Summer 2023! You can learn more about Raised to Stay on Instagram at @raisedtostay and preorder her book on Amazon and other major retailers.
Rosado, 30, quickly became a fan favorite as a part of Team Kelly, winning viewers over with his incredible vocal talent and his heartwarming story of adopting his niece when he was just 21.
Growing up in a large Puerto Rican family in the middle of Queens, New York, Rosado got his start singing at neighborhood block parties. At 10 years old, his family moved to Tampa, FL. where he began participating in choir at church and school, later becoming a worship leader and gaining traction in the local music scene. At 21, he was given the opportunity to open for Andrea Bocelli, and finally felt his career taking off, including making it to round 13 and semi-finals on Season 11 of American Idol. It was later that year, however, when he made the biggest decision of his life and decided to take over guardianship of his niece. Rosado spent the next seven years solely focused on being a dad. Once his daughter turned 18 he was ready to get back to music and auditioned for The Voice.
Rosado signed to Capitol CMG in 2022, releasing his first song “Believe You Will” on October 14th. He immediately hit the road with the Newsboys on their fall 2022 tour and rejoined them for their spring 2023 tour. The new single will be at Christian radio late summer 2023.
Charly Beathard was born into a musical home where she couldn’t help but be influenced into singing songs and writing new melodies. Although her passion for music started at a young age, it wasn’t until 2019 when her faith led her to pursue her dream. She joined worship communities that gave her more opportunities to lead and learn that this is what the Lord has called her to do. In 2022, she signed to Gotee Records, a label owned by recording artist & CEO TobyMac and led by music industry veteran & President, Joey Elwood. Currently, she is in the studio writing and recording her debut record with Grammy Award Winning Producer & Songwriter, Jonathan Smith (Phil Wickham, Zach Williams, Anne Wilson). Her heart and passion is to follow the the Lord’s leading - wherever that may be and she’s excited for the journey ahead.
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.