EC22 ARTISTS / SPEAKERS

*Subject to change

  • CODY CARNES

    Cody Carnes is a worship leader who is passionate about creating space where innovative artistry and authentic worship can collide. As a songwriter, he's penned numerous cuts recorded by his wife, GRAMMY-nominee Kari Jobe Carnes, as well as the powerful corporate anthem, "The Cross Has The Final Word." He also wrote or cowrote every song on his full-length debut, The Darker The Night / The Brighter The Morning (Capitol CMG), a sonically compelling project that marries declarative lyrics with infectious pop-infused melodies.

  • 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”. 


    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.

  • ANDI ROZIER

    Andi Rozier serves at the Pastor of Worship for New Life East and Director of 24/7 Prayer in Colorado Springs. A native of the UK, he has lived in the US for 20 years, serving at Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago, the home of Vertical Worship, which Andi also leads with. He is married to Joanna, and as a father to 4 boys, Andi’s heart is to invest into the growing worship leadership community across local churches.

  • MACK BROCK

    Mack Brock has been a worship leader and producer for over 15 years. He spent a decade leading with Elevation Worship and building teams at Elevation Church, co-writing “O Come To The Altar,” “Resurrecting,” “Here As In Heaven,” and “Do It Again” – all songs which have had a significant impact on the church worldwide. “O Come To The Altar” was a multi-week Top 5 hit at both Billboard AC Monitored and National Christian Audience charts. He is passionate about leading people into a heightened awareness of the presence of God, and the role worship plays in our lives and our communities. He’s also passionate about his wife, Meredith Brock, and his two awesome kids, Harvey & Cyrus.

  • JONATHAN TRAYLOR

    Since making his major label debut with "The Unknown" in 2020, Jonathan Traylor has made an impressive entrance into the Christian, Gospel and Worship music genres. Early career milestones include a #1 single at Hot AC (“I Trust You”), opening for gospel artist Jonathan McReynolds’ Make Room Tour and CCM icon Jeremy Camp’s 30-city “When You Speak” Tour, as well as earned his first Stellar Award nomination for Best New Artist of the Year in 2021.


    "I’m Here For You" is the latest collection of songs from rising artist Jonathan Traylor (Motown Gospel/Capitol CMG), available September 24, 2021. The timely 6-song EP speaks to the reality of God’s presence with us, and the importance of our connections with one another.

     

    Standout tracks include the inspiring and uptempo “Hope,” the acoustic-driven and introspective “High Up,” and the inviting worship anthem, “The Table.” With every song written by Traylor, and produced by hitmakers Jordan Sapp and Jeff Pardo, "I’m Here For You" is a marked progression of Jonathan Traylor’s multi-faceted artistry.

  • HOPE DARST

    Over the past 15 years, Hope Darst, has been leading worship, growing her family and serving the local church. She wears many titles…wife, mother, worship leader and songwriter.


    In 2020, Hope signed her first recording contract with Fair Trade Music Services. She released her first single, “Peace Be Still” in February 2020, followed by a full album. Hope also appears on both albums released by The Belonging Co., “All the Earth” and “Awe+Wonder” and is part of the songwriting team at The Belonging Co.


    Hope has been married to the love of her life, David, for over 14 years. They live in Nashville, TN with their two daughters Olivia and Brooklyn.

  • JON EGAN

    Jon Egan is a worship leader and songwriter serving New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO, who is best known for the songs “I Am Free,” “Overcome,” “Strong God,” “Make A Way,” and “Open The Gates.” In addition to serving on the New Life Worship team and recording numerous audio and video projects for the church, Jon is a co-founder and former leader of the student-focused Desperation Band with whom he has toured throughout the U.S. and around the world.


    Throughout his career, Jon has collaborated with a variety of writers, producers and artists including Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury, Mia Fieldes, Jeremy Camp, Kari Jobe and Paul Baloche. His combined recordings with New Life and Desperation Band include the critically-acclaimed favorites Strong God, Soak (instrumental), Center Of It All and Banner.


    In March of 2019 Jon released his first solo project, a Live album called Unveil. Most recent is his work on New Life Worship’s newest LIVE album Over It All.


    “Worship is radical,” says Jon. “It stands in defiance of darkness to sing about such a great and marvelous light. When we sing about the greater reality of Jesus, earthly realities grow strangely dim.”

  • CHIDIMA UBAH

    From a young age, Chidima has been using her gift of music to touch those around her. After her first solo performance at the age of 9, she realized that God had given her a voice, and she began pursuing a career in music. Chidima sang in church throughout her teenage years, and while she loved leading worship, she only saw it as something to do on the side. However, that changed her freshman year of college when she attended a gathering for college students. It was there she felt a shifting in her heart, as her dreams began to align with God's heart for her and His plan for her gifting. She knew He was calling her to a life of worship through song. By her sophomore year, she was serving on the worship team at a church in College Station, Texas while she attended Texas A&M University. 5 years later at age 27, she now resides in Atlanta, GA where she is on the worship team at Passion City Church and is also a songwriter. In her heart is an ever-growing desire to touch the heart of God, and a deep love for helping lead others into the throne room of the Almighty. 

  • THRIVE WORSHIP

    Thrive Worship and its founding leaders – Corbin Phillips, along with Peter Burton and Charmaine Wells – is the global worship team of Bayside Church, a multisite movement based in northern California. Being part of the current fastest-growing church in the country, Thrive Worship is a group of diverse singers and musicians across seven campuses, expanding their creative reach while keeping the same core passion and message. Working as a worship family, they express the following approach – “a church for people who don’t like church” – with songs that are focused on unwrapping the gospel to everyone.


    After signing with Integrity Music in 2018 and releasing their debut album, “A Thousand More,” and the new EP “Let's Have Church,” Thrive Worship “continues to pursue its call to equip the church with truth and faith, offering songs of hope for the future and love for our Savior.”


    Phillips says, "Thrive Worship is just an extension of what's happening in our walls. We know when we're writing songs from the heartbeat of testimonies within our church, of our own testimonies, or what we've seen God do in our services."


    He continues, "As we entered into this project, we were pulling from (about) 60 songs. We felt like God was pouring out on us but, at the end of the day, I think this idea of what God said in Acts 2, that in the last days that he would pour his spirit out on the church, we're seeing God's spirit in our lives. We're seeing God's spirit being poured out on our church right now in a way that I've personally never seen in the 20-odd years I've been coming to this church. We, as Thrive Worship and as songwriters, have a responsibility right now to equip the church with truth and with the gospel and with the mechanisms to share and to grow that faith."

  • WE ARE MESSENGERS

    We Are Messengers has 350 million on-demand global streams and boasts six Top 5 and ten Top 10 Christian Airplay hits with “Image of God,” “Power,” “Maybe It’s Ok,” “Magnify,” “Point To You,” “Love,” “Everything Comes Alive,” “God With Us,” “This Is Jesus,” and “From Heaven To Earth (Joy To The World).” The band’s album, Power +, features the award-winning self-acceptance anthem, “Maybe It’s Ok”—which has been hailed as “air to a drowning man” by Rawckus Magazine, and “potent, effective and liberating” by Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. We Are Messengers has played for a live audience of over 2 million people across 40 states and 5 countries, including selling out shows in the Netherlands, England, and lead vocalist Darren Mulligan’s native Ireland. The Dove-nominated and K-LOVE Award winning group joined Casting Crowns Healer Tour Spring of 2022. We Are Messengers’ #1 single, “Come What May,” of their most recent album, Wholehearted, is available now. For additional information on We Are Messengers, visit www.wearemessengersmusic.com.

  • TARANDA

    TaRanda is one of the most iconic voices in Christian Music today and winner of a GMA DOVE AWARD for her project, The Healing. Her vocal authenticity has, for many years, garnered her a role as a featured guest soloist with the famed Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. 


    She is often seen on popular TV Networks, such as Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah and InTouch Ministries with Dr. Charles Stanley. She was also invited to appear before the United Nations for a special Christmas concert, where she thrilled representatives from around the world with her rousing rendition of “O Holy Night.” She achieved the historic honor of being the first female soloist to obtain a number one ranking on The Singing News Top 40 Radio Airplay Chart with her mega-hit, “Sky Full of Angels.”


    TaRanda now performs both as a soloist and a member of the award-winning Christian Music phenomenon, Cana's Voice. Today, TaRanda is married to Landon Beene, President of IMC Management and StowTown Records. They have blended their precious families and are a testament to the power of God’s love. TaRanda is more inspired than ever to share the restorative grace of our Savior with the world.

  • EDDIE HOAGLAND

    Eddie recently moved to Colorado Springs, CO to be a pastor at New Life Church, in the role of Executive Worship Pastor. He has a passion for leading people into the presence of God and discipling others in the way of Jesus. He is a pastor, songwriter, and film composer. He was a founding member of Vertical Worship and is most known for his song “Yes I Will” (Dove Award nominated for Worship Song of the Year). Most recently, Eddie was the Executive Producer for New Life Worship’s latest album, Over It All.


    Eddie is happily married to his wife, Christina, and they have three children: Daniela, Rafael, and Fiona. He enjoys exploring new things to do in Colorado with his family and watching movies with Christina.

  • SCOT LONGYEAR

    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.