TIM LOVELACE | CPE SHOW HOST
As a Grammy and Dove nominated artist, this nationally sought after storyteller and musician has been described as the most versatile comedian on stage today. His award winning musical talents, coupled with his crystal clean humor, have people of all ages laughing their ribs loose! Tim uses humor to motivate and inspire by uniquely delivering life lessons. Tim is the host of the national TV hit, The Music City Show, aired weekly on five syndicated networks, including RFD’s FamilyNet and Heartland. You will enjoy seeing Tim throughout the show as CPE’s host/emcee!
DON WILTON | KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Sunday, February 14, 2021 | 10am Praise & Worship
Don Wilton has been the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, SC, for over 27 years. He is the founder and president of The Encouraging Word, reaching people in all 50 states and internationally through television, radio, and the Internet. He has authored many books including Totally Secure, The Absolute Certainty of Life After Death, and When God Prayed. Dr. Wilton is a highly sought-after Bible expositor and is a frequent speaker for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, The Cove, Samaritan’s Purse, and universities and seminaries around the world. Don and his wife, Karyn, have three grown children who serve the Lord in ministry. They are the proud “Chief” and “Duckie” for eight grandchildren.
THE BENHAM BROTHERS | RETAIL TRAINING
Sunday, February 14, 2021 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Twin brothers, David and Jason Benham, are former professional baseball players, nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs, and best-selling authors. Their accomplishments have been recognized by dozens of publications, including Inc Magazine, Wall St Journal, Business Leader Media, Franchise 500 and more. Their rise to success earned them a reality show with HGTV that was set to air in the fall of 2014 - yet the show was abruptly cancelled because of their commitment to Biblical values. Appearing on CNN, Fox News, ESPN, ABC's Nightline & Good Morning America, the Benham's continue to stand up for what they believe and encourage others to do the same. David and Jason have a combined nine children and live on the same street in Charlotte, NC.
CHARLES BILLINGSLY | WORSHIP LEADER
Monday, February 15, 2021 | 7:00pm
Launching his career nearly three decades ago as a lead vocalist for GRAMMY®-nominated genre giants NewSong, Charles has since headlined more than 3,200 concerts, released 23 recordings as a solo artist and garnered seven #1 Inspirational radio hits. Charles is a teaching pastor at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. He is also an adjunct professor at Liberty University’s Center for Music & Worship, a specialized training program he helped found more than a decade ago. Charles will be leading Praise & Worship at CPE on Monday evening.
JASON BROWN | KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Monday, February 15, 2021 | 7:30pm
NFL lineman Jason Brown had everything in the world. He was the highest-paid center in the NFL. He lived in luxury. Millions of people saw and admired him every week. Then in 2012, Jason heard a call from God that changed everything. Leaving behind an incredibly successful football career that paid millions, Jason walked away from it all to follow God's call to alleviate hunger as a farmer—a life he knew absolutely nothing about and made no earthly sense. It was only the beginning of his journey. Through third-party mismanagement and a run of bad luck, Jason lost most of the money he’d saved from his NFL days—the same money he’d planned to use to start his new career and donate fresh produce to hungry kids. Only a miracle could save Jason’s new dream.
And that’s exactly what happened. Brown has been farming full-time since 2013, and he gives nearly everything that he grows (mostly sweet potatoes) to the poor. He and his wife, Tay, have been married since 2003 and have eight children. Hear Jason speak on Monday evening and tell his riches-to-rags-to-true-riches story and why he was willing to risk it all for the sake of his family. For the sake of loving others. For the sake of seeking God’s dreams first—and reminding each of us to do the same.