The Skit Guys are Tommy Woodard and Eddie James, who have been best friends since high school. They fell in love with acting through their involvement in the school's theater productions, and discovered they had a knack for making people laugh. When Tommy invited Eddie to church, everything changed. With encouragement and guidance from their youth pastor, the guys started to write and perform skits for their youth group. No longer was it just about making people laugh -their skits now had a bigger purpose.
Darryl Strawberry's accomplishments in the major leagues include World Series titles, All-Star Game appearances, and a nomination to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004.
Today, Darryl's purpose is serving Jesus Christ.
He is the author of Turn Your Season Around: How God Transforms Your Life (January 2021, HCCP).
Sunday, August 15, 2021 Praise & Worship Leader
Babbie Mason is a two-time Dove Award winning Christian singer, songwriter, author and TV talk show host, who remains a favorite artist to a very dedicated audience. A Christian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Babbie Mason has 26 recorded projects to her credit and authored 9 books.
Sunday, August 15, 2021 Praise & Worship Speaker
An award winning author and the founder of Every Life Ministries, Erica brings you the truths of Scripture to transform your life. Erica writes Bible studies and teaches Biblical principles for life change. Erica has volunteered as a teacher for Alongside Ministries, a group working with the incarcerated community learning to walk with Christ after release from prison.
BOB PHIBBS, The Retail Dr.
Sunday, August 15, 2021 Retail Sales Trainer
Bob Phibbs is an internationally recognized business strategist, customer service expert, sales coach, author of three books and motivational business speaker.
In 1994, Phibbs founded his retail consulting company, The Retail Doctor. The firm specializes in working with retailers and brands who want to sell their merchandise more profitably. His clientele has included many of the Fortune 500 including Aramark, Brother, Hunter Douglas, Land O'Lakes, Lego, MasterCard, T-Mobile, Vera Bradley and more.
In 2020, Phibbs was awarded the World Retail Forum's Innovation Leadership Award in recognition of his efforts to help retail recover stronger from COVID-19 through his training program and relentless message of hope.
Sunday, August 15, 2021 Evening Speaker
Corporate business leader, Preston Poore, has more than two decades of upper-level management experience. He has worked for the Coca-Cola company, the Hershey Company, Dale Carnegie Training, Ralston Purina, and AmSouth Bank.
Author of, Discipled Leader - Inspiration from a Fortune 500 Executive for Transforming Your Workplace by Pursuing Christ, Preston challenges leaders to return to the fundamentals of their faith and encourages them to disciple other Christians with leadership potential.
Monday, August 16, 2021 Morning Devotions Speaker
I have always been a writer, but it was a spring day in 2013 that made me an activist. The bullet that tore through my left hand on an otherwise average afternoon at New River Community College in Christiansburg, Virginia, redefined the trajectory of the written word for me, assigning mission to my passion and essential, urgent purpose to my page. In the split-second moment of the shooting, and the long work of healing and trauma recovery that followed, my beliefs about gun reform, thoughts and prayers, and the role of the church in our nation’s historic and future violence were irreversibly altered. Alive in the gratitude of the aftermath, I write the truth of my own story, and the stories of the countless precious lives affected daily by the crisis of gun violence, to implore others to join me in meeting the suffering around us with whole-hearted attention. I write to ask, simply, that we resist the impulse to look away.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Morning Devotions Speaker
Carol has been leading women's and worship ministries on staff at her church for the past twenty-two years. She has also had the privilege of directing women's retreats and leadership conferences for Southwest Venture Church Network. Her favorite time of day is the early morning when she can simply sit and soak in the Word with a cup of coffee. Her first Bible Study, Ezra: Unleashing the Power of Praise, Rebuilding Broken to Beautiful through Worship came out of this precious time. May the story of my life be found as worship in His eyes!
SHOW ME THE FATHER - Movie Premier
Monday, August 16, 2021
Everyone has a unique father story. Whether positive or painful, it’s always personal and can deeply affect the core of our identity and direction of our lives. Kendrick Brothers’ SHOW ME THE FATHER is the first documentary film from the creators of WAR ROOM, OVERCOMER, FIREPROOF, and COURAGEOUS Legacy. Featuring a variety of amazing true stories, this captivating movie takes audiences of all ages on an inspiring and emotional cinematic journey. Providing a fresh perspective on the roles of fathers in today’s society, SHOW ME THE FATHER invites you to think differently about how you view your earthly father, and how you personally relate to God. Opening in theaters September 10, 2021.