Artists & Speakers

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  • MEREDITH ANDREWS

    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”. Andrews 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. 


    For additional information, please visit www.meredithandrews.com

  • MAC POWELL

    Mac Powell, originally from Alabama, moved to Atlanta, GA as a sophomore in high school where he would soon co-found the Christian rock band Third Day. 


    Throughout their nearly three decade career the band sold over 10 million albums, earned four Grammy awards, one American Music Award, 24 Dove Awards, and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. 


    Since Third Day’s farewell tour in 2018 Mac released a country album “Back Again” under the banner “Mac Powell & The Family Reunion” and is currently working on his debut solo Christian album. Mac is on staff at Church of the Apostles in Atlanta, GA where he lives with his wife Aimee and their five children.

  • PHIL WICKHAM

    Coming Soon...

  • KARI JOBE & CODY CARNES

    Cody Carnes and Kari Jobe are husband and wife worship leaders who take their platform to heart, as their passion is to lead people into a personal relationship with God and into His presence through their music. Kari’s latest album The Garden released in February 2017. Cody is a well-respected worship leader and songwriter. His label-debut album, The Darker the Light/The Brighter the Morning just released at the end of 2017. The couple resides in Nashville, Tennessee where they love to serve at their church The Belonging Co. and are parents to their boys Canyon and Kingston.

  • SEU WORSHIP

    SEU Worship is a collaboration between the faculty, staff, students, and alumni of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. It is a reflection of the worship movement happening during weekly chapels. Our sound is inspired by the pop music and culture of emerging adults, and our writers’ aim to craft prophetic and theologically responsible lyrics.


  • CARLOS WHITTAKER

    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. 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.


    Previously part of the team at Andy Stanley’s Buckhead Church in Atlanta, in 2009 Carlos signed a recording deal with Integrity Music and moved his family to Nashville TN. It was in Nashville where Carlos decided to make the shift from writing music to writing books. And from singing on stages to speaking on stages. Currently Carlos is regularly teaching at churches and conferences worldwide, including Catalyst Conference, Embrace Church, FreshLife Church, and many more.

  • SCOT LONGYEAR

    Scot Longyear is the Lead Pastor of Maryland Community Church (one of the fastest growing churches in the US) and serves as Pastor of the Experience Conference


    His latest book, Soul Coma, encourages people to awaken their spiritual life; his daily radio program, Scot’s Daily Word, provides quick inspiration for listeners who want to deepen their faith; and his teaching ministry inspires people to take a step closer to Christ. Scot can also be heard as a frequent co-host on the Worship Leader Probs Podcast


    Scot loves SCUBA diving and motorcycling. He has horrible video game skills and an irrational fear of needles. Scot and his wife Stephanie have two daughters and live in Indiana. Follow him on facebook and Twitter (@longyear).  Check out www.scotlongyear.com for more resources and encouragement.


    www.scotlongyear.com

  • JONATHAN FALWELL

    Rev. Jonathan Falwell is senior pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. He has served as senior pastor since June of 2007. He was called as pastor after his father, Rev. Jerry Falwell (founding pastor of TRBC in 1956) passed away in May of 2007. Rev. Falwell has been in full-time ministry since 1994. Rev. Falwell has been married to Shari since 1992 and has four children; Jonathan Jr. (born 1996) and wife Paige (married January 2018), Jessica (born 1997), Natalie and Nicholas (twins born in 2000).



  • JULIE ELIAS

    Julie Elias has enjoyed the versatility her ministry as an independent artist provides.  Her last single “Forgive Me” from the album “A Girl Like Me” debuted at #1 on the independent CRC Weekly charts, as had her previous releases, “Home” and “Awaken.” She has a passion for interweaving worship, original music and speaking to create unique experiences that share God’s goodness and grace in her life.  In 2014, she founded Aurora Ministries, a 501(c)3 non-profit, to provides resources, music and events for teen girls. Never expecting the path God had for her, Julie started out as an actress appearing on TV shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and in feature films before being called into music ministry.  In fact one of her first performances was as a guest artist at the very first Expedience Conference and she is thrilled to be here to celebrate the tenth anniversary! 

    For more information, please go to www.julieeliasmusic.com

  • LYNN TREFZGER

    For over 25 years, Lynn has given life to a trunk full of comical characters, performing for audiences worldwideLynn’s vocal illusion talents mesmerize audiences of all ages when she introduces Camelot, Chloe, Simon and some unsuspecting human puppets as well. You’ll see why no two shows are alike. She was first seen on TV’s popular “Star Search”, TNNLifetime and Comedy Central. She is featured in a comedy/documentary about the art of ventriloquism with Jay Johnson and Jeff Dunham called “I’m No Dummy” by NBC Universal. Lynn is a recipient of the OAPN “People’s Choice Award.”

  • KEN HARTLEY

    Ken Hartley has been in full-time ministry for over 30 years serving in various megachurches as a worship pastor and executive pastor. He is a Certified Speaker and Coach with the John Maxwell Team and a Certified Behavioral Specialist in the DISC model of human behavior. He has authored/co-authored 6 books and is also a professional illusionist. He lives to add value to people and help them overcome limiting obstacles and step into their God-given destinies. For the last 18 years, he has served on staff at Abba’s House in Chattanooga, TN. 


    To learn more about Ken, go to www.hartleyleadership.com

  • SCOTT HUMSTON

    Over the last 20 years, Scott Humston has entertained, motivated, and inspired thousands of people each year; including shows for The White House. His shows have been seen live by more than 3 million people. And most recently Scott can be seen on the television show on the BBC in the United Kingdom, called Now You See it.

  • JONNIE W.

    In a world where more and more people are choosing to stay home and binge-watch their entertainment, Jonnie W. represents an anomaly - an artist whose show needs to be experienced LIVE. Combining music, off-beat standup, and a skewed view of the world unfolding around him, Jonnie crafts a comedy experience that you and your family will be quoting in the car on the way home. He’s brought the funny to stages in 48 states - from comedy clubs to Fortune 500 companies, churches and leadership conferences. Jonnie's award-winning comedy is played daily on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, and has been featured in WORLD Magazine. He lives with his lovely wife Curry in Nashville, because that's where all their stuff is.

  • MAX WINFREY

    Max Winfrey has toured throughout the world.  He has made numerous television appearances including as a contestant on America's Got Talent.  He does shows and speaking engagements for faith based organizations around the US and often performs on the high seas as a headliner for Disney Cruise Lines.