Perry is a gifted communicator and teacher, convicted about speaking the truth as plainly as possible. He served as the founder and senior pastor at NewSpring Church, a megachurch located in Anderson, South Carolina, with 11 satellite campuses and over 40,000 people attending and watching online each week. He gained notability as the senior pastor of the largest church in the South Carolina Baptist Convention and second fastest-growing church in the United States. His enthusiasm for learning and leadership led him to become the recipient of the 2015 John C. Maxwell Leadership Award. He is also the author of several books including Unleash!, Overwhelmed and The Most Excellent Way To Lead. Perry’s current ministry includes preaching at churches across the world, traveling, writing books and blog posts, meeting other pastors and leaders from around the world and hearing how Jesus is moving in their churches.
Trip Lee is an author, teacher, hip-hop artist, and thought leader. A pastor in Atlanta, he regularly preaches and teaches at Christian conferences and events, and has performed his music for thousands of listeners around the world.As a hip-hop artist, Lee’s music has received critical acclaim, while reaching a large and growing audience. He’s won a Stellar award and been nominated for several Dove Awards. His last three albums have debuted at #1 on the Billboard Gospel charts, and his most recent album, Rise, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Rap charts and #16 on the Billboard 200. Trip’s deepest desire in his writing, teaching, and performing is to declare the goodness and glory of Jesus Christ.
Craig Altman is the lead pastor at Grace Family Church; a non-denominational, Bible-based church in Tampa, Florida. He and his wife, Debbie, founded the church in 1994 and it has since grown to have five campuses throughout the Tampa Bay area. Craig’s passion and mission is to see Christianity go beyond Sunday mornings and build authentic relationships in the community and with each other.
Jeff Parish is currently the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Indian Rocks church. His career in ministry spans the last 30 years in areas of Tennessee, Georgia and Tampa, before coming to Indian Rocks, where he has been for the last 10 years. His passion in ministry focuses on discipleship and teaching the message of salvation in a clear and untestable way. He and his wife Martha, who serves alongside him in several areas of women’s ministry, are proud parents to their four children and now grandparents as well.
Rusty George is the Lead Pastor at Real Life Church in Southern California; a multi-site church with campuses in Canyon Country, Valencia and a large online community. Under Rusty’s lead, Real Life has become one of the fastest growing churches in America–growing by 111% in 2011 alone. Rusty is also global speaker, leader and teacher focusing his message on helping people find and follow Jesus and written several books. Aside from being a loyal Chiefs, Royals and Lakers fan, Rusty is first and foremost committed to his family: wife, Lorrie, for over twenty years and their two daughters, Lindsey and Sidney.
Kyle Idleman is the Teaching Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, the 5th largest church in America, where he speaks to over 20,000 each weekend. He is the author and presenter of the award-winning video curriculum series “H2O: A Journey of Faith” as well as “The Easter Experience” and the “Not a Fan” book and DVD teaching series. Kyle is often invited as a guest speaker for regional and national conventions across the country and regularly speaks for some of Americas most influential churches. He and his wife, DesiRae, have four young children
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