Jentezen Franklin is a compelling speaker renowned across the globe for his creative and captivating messages. He is the Senior Pastor of Free Chapel, one of the top twenty-five churches in America (Outreach Magazine) with two campuses in Georgia (Gainesville and Gwinnett) and one campus in Irvine, California.
Steven Furtick is the founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church, a multi-site church based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Elevation meets at nine locations in the Charlotte area, as well as one location in Toronto, Canada.
Pastor Steven has been privileged to minister to a global audience, speaking at conferences and churches around the world including Catalyst Conference, Hillsong Conference, and the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit. He is the New York Times® best-selling author of Crash the Chatterbox, Greater, and Sun Stand Still.
Pastor Steven holds the Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Holly live in the Charlotte area with their two sons, Elijah and Graham, and daughter, Abbey.
Rich Wilkerson Jr. is a worldwide dynamic communicator with a passion to encourage and inspire this generation to live for Christ. His honest and upfront approach brings a fresh viewpoint and clarity to life’s issues. Rich truly believes in empowering youth and young adults around the world to serve God in a local church. Rich currently serves as an associate pastor at Trinity Church in Miami, Florida. Rich and his wife, DawnChere, lead a weekly young adult gathering in Miami called The Rendezvous. The Rendezvous has grown from 60 people since 2007 and now breaks attendance over 1300 weekly. You can watch Rich every week on JCTV as he hosts the talk show Top3 which features popular Christian personalities and round table discussion on current news.
Jesus Culture band was formed organically through the momentum of a movement whose focus is to equip a generation to be influencers of society. It’s hard to separate the team from the movement, as they really are joined together with one focus: to bring people into an encounter with God’s love through worship and to disciple them to transform society. The Jesus Culture band is fronted by Kim Walker-Smith and Chris Quilala with Ian McIntosh playing keys, Jeffrey Kunde as the lead guitarist, Brandon Aaronson as the bassist, Josh Fisher as the drummer, and Skyler Smith as acoustic guitarist. Each member of the team knows the weight of the call God on their lives and they live devoted to a lifestyle of worship, hoping that their music can help lead all those who hear it into an experience of His presence that won’t leave them the same.
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Banning has been on staff at Bethel Church for over 10 years. He is the director of Jesus Culture Conferences. These conferences are held around the world and are an event where youth and young adults can encounter God, be trained and equipped in the realm of the supernatural, and sent into their city to minister in power. Banning’s passion is to see people fall madly in love with Jesus, demonstrate the power of God, and give themselves to a life of prayer for worldwide revival. His heart is to ignite a prayer movement and raise up and release healing revivalists in cities around the world. Banning & his wife SeaJay love life and always have fun especially with their three children, Ellianna, Raya, and Lake.
Beth Redman is married to Matt, mother to five children and an author, songwriter and communicator. She is a passionate ambassador of the A21 Campaign, fighting to abolish modern day slavery and human trafficking in the 21st century. Beth’s books include God Knows My Name, Soul Sister and Beautiful and with Matt she has co-written songs such as You Never Let Go and Blessed Be Your Name, the latter of which received a Dove Award for Worship Song of the Year. Beth lives in England, UK.
Elevation Worship is based out of Elevation church, started
in 2006, in the Charlotte, NC area. From the beginning, Pastor Steven Furtick had a vision for Elevation Worship to write and record songs that reflect the
church’s journey, experiences, and needs. The music released by Elevation
Worship is characterized by a guitar-driven, versatile sound, and lyrics that
reflect the “heart of the house”. The albums range from studio sessions that
correspond with certain seasons in our church, to live recordings that reflect
special nights of worship with the people of our church.
What started as a practical approach to mentoring the youth population at a local juvenile detention center has led to a worldwide mission. Lecrae has released six bestselling albums and two mixtapes, won a Grammy award and landed a global distribution deal.
Recently, Lecrae co-headlined the highest selling tour in the country. With great coverage in Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, XXL Magazine, Vibe Magazine and a Huffington Post Magazine cover, Lecrae is accomplishing his humble goal realized back when performing for juveniles at the detention center.
His current album, Anomaly, was the first solo hip-hop effort by a Christian MC to debut at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart and the Gospel Albums chart in the same week.
An internationally recognized Grammy award winning worship leader, recording artist, songwriter, and producer, Israel Houghton is a long-time senior worship leader at Lakewood Church. Israel has won five Grammy-Awards, 13 Dove Awards, two Stellar Awards and a Soul Train Music Award. He has been in full time worship ministry since 1989 and, along with his wife, Meleasa, founded New Breed Ministries in 1995 – a ministry comprised of world-class musicians and singers who travel around the world with a message that crosses cultural, generational, and denominational boundaries. His latest album, Jesus at the Center, debuted on multiple Billboard charts and was listed by Worship Leader Magazine as one of the Top 15 Worship albums of the decade. He, His wife Meleasa, and his children, Mariah, Sonny and Lillie reside in Houston, Texas.
Free Chapel Gainesville | Gwinnett
Free Chapel Gainesville | Gwinnett