Special Visual Worship Artist

Brian Keith Daniel

Brian uses mixed media artwork which contains an initially abstract canvas that he creates prior to the performance.  Then, using only his hands, he finishes the painting with acrylic paint, resulting in an inspirational transformation of the original canvas into a new image... all done during the performance of a single song.  

Speakers and Break Out Session Presenters

TJ Boyd

I am the Pastor of Change Church in Grantville, GA.  I have been married to my lovely wife, Jenifer, for eleven years.  We have six children.  I attended Western Baptist Bible Institute (W.B.B.I) New Orleans theological seminary extension.  The title of my session is "Ditch Climbing - The Choices, the Christ, the Cross and the Comeback."  I hope that this session will encourage others to know that our mistakes and choices may have lead us to a place of regret but God is able to make the rest of our life the best of our life.  Then once we climb that ditch we should turn around and reach our hands out to pull others out with us.

Ryan Christopher

I am the Associate Pastor at Mountain View Baptist Church in Thomaston, GA.  I have been married to my lovely wife, Amy, for twenty -two years.  We have three children.  Prior to ministry,  I attended Georgia Southern and Mercer University in pursuit of an education degree and started a small masonry business.  God called me into full time ministry and I was ordained through a 3-year process at Rock Springs Church in Milner, GA.  I have a Bachelor degree / Master's Degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary, a Bachelor Degree from Covington and am currently seeking a Doctorate Degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, GA.  The title of my session is "Go Up Higher".  I've heard successful men say "If the job's worth doing, it is worth doing right."  Is it?  Is it worth doing right, or is it easier to go halfway and turn around as though you have accomplished a world championship?  The problem with modern Christianity is the halfway mentality.  As long as it appears to be finished or as long as it appears to be done right - we're good!  Men - God did not call us to haphazard accomplishment.  He did not call us to half-way!  He called us to "Go up Higher!"  I hope that men will be inspired by the personal testimony and incredible biblical story.  I pray they are inspired to never settle for light responsibility but will take on the weight of their calling with full enthusiasm.  Men have many callings - will they answer them?

Gerod Duff

I am the Pastor of Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church in Griffin, GA.   I have been married to my lovely wife, Lawanda for eighteen years.  I am an alumnus of Luther Rice University in Lithonia, GA holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion.  I received the 2013 Gospel Choice Award as one of the Most Influential Pastors in the Atlanta Georgia area.   

Travis Ferguson

I am Pastor at Old Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Concord, GA.  I have been married to my lovely wife, Lisa, for thirty-four years.  We have three children and 1 grandchild.  I have a BA in Theology.  The title of my session is "Ain't No Mountain High Enough".  I hope that this session will provide encouragement to know that whatever the obstacles or challenges are - we can overcome.

Shannon Green

I am a deacon at Rock Springs Church in Milner, GA.  I have been married to my lovely wife, B.J. for twenty-five years.  We have two children.  I am currently employed by the Butts County Sheriff Office.   The title of my session is "Being a Man of God in your Home and a Warrior for Christ!"  I hope that this session will challenge men to become Spirit filled leaders of their homes and lives!

Rusty Griffith

I am the Student Pastor at Mountain View Baptist Church in Thomaston, GA.    I have been married to my lovely wife, Larson, for one year.  We have 100 children (not biologically, of course).  I have a dual major in Bibical Studies and Preaching from Atlanta Christian College.  The title of my session is "From Herding Sheep to Parting the Red Sea: The Journey of the Shepherd's Staff" and I hope that this session will help men to discover their effectiveness for Christ.

Mark Harris

I am a Pastor at Mount Olive Baptist in Molena, GA.  I have been married to my lovely wife, Chanda, for seventeen years.  We have four children.  I have an Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  The title of my session is "Shepherding Your Family: Leading your Family in the Gospel and Life".  I hope that this session will help fathers to be more comfortable being the Spiritual leader that their wife and children need in their home.

Danny Henderson

I am the Bishop of Athens - Lighthouse Church of God.  I have been married to my lovely wife, Elaine for almost forty-five years.  We have two sons that are ordained Bishops in the Church of God, Stephen Henderson Pastor of Athens Lighthouse Church of God and Philip Henderson Missionary to Mafraq, Jordan.   I currently hold a B.A. Biblical Studies B.A. Christian Education Lee University Cleveland, TN.  I have been the Youth Director for State of Kansas, direct overseer, 45 years as Pastor, and a total of 49 years in the Ministry.   We were honored to Pastor the Thomaston Church of God for the past four years. This is Elaine's home church where we were married on November 17, 1972. We have transitioned to Athens where our son pastors. I am now serving as Senior Adult and Administrative Pastor and Elaine is serving as Minister of Music.  The title of my session is "Forgiveness is the Key to True Freedom."  I hope that this session will lead us to accept the personal responsibility to forgive, and to experience the true and lasting freedom that forgiveness brings. 

Dan Kilgore

I am the Sheriff of Upson County.  I am a member of First Methodist Church in Thomaston, GA.  I am a native of Upson County and have served in law enforcement for over thirty-six years.   I have been married to my lovely wife, Renae, for twenty years.  We have three children.  My perspective is that of a Christian serving as an elected official in a society that needs leadership from Christian men.  I hope my experiences can help others as we serve our community as brothers in Christ.  The title of my session is "Leadership - What will your legacy be?"  I hope that this session will enlighten men to the fact we all have the potential to be effective leaders.  I hope it will have the attendees reflecting on: How does my daily walk impact the example I set for others? and What will I leave behind?

Rex King

I am the Senior Pastor of Mountain View Baptist Church in Thomaston, GA.  My lovely wife, Vicki, and I are the parents of two children and one grand child.  I have been the Pastor of Mountain View since February 1978.  

Robby Milner

I am the pastor at United Christian Fellowship Church in Griffin, Georgia.  I have been married to my lovely wife, Sabrina, for eighteen years and have three daughters.   I hope that my session will empower men to be the leaders God has called us to be.

Craig Ogletree

I am a Pastor at Greater Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Milner, GA.  I have been married to my lovely wife, Sherrelle, for twenty-four years.  We have three children.   I have a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Auburn University and I am a retired NFL and WFL Alumni.  I am a Marketing Specialist for Georgia Power Company.   The title of my session is "Through it All" and I hope that it inspires others to look beyond trying times and trust a tested and true God.  For our trials come to strengthen our testimony and our testimony is to glorify God.

Billy Smith

I am the Pastor of Christ Chapel, Zebulon, Georgia. I have been married to my lovely wife, Tina, for twenty-two years.  We have four children.  I began my career in ministry at the age of 19 at First Assembly of God in Thomaston, GA as Youth Pastor.  After serving five years there I accepted a position as Youth Pastor in Macon, GA at Christ Chapel.   In 2003 I felt God leading me to the small town of Zebulon where my family and I launched Christ Chapel.   Christ Chapel now has a weekend attendance of over 1,300 and has seen amazing growth.  In the past 13 years, the church has witnessed over 600 salvations and over 800 baptisms .  

Jason Weeks

I am a Pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church in Thomaston, GA.  I have been married to my lovely wife, Jennifer, for nineteen years.  We have five children. 

Bob Wilson

I am the Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Thomaston, GA.  I have been married to my lovely wife, Glenna, for twenty-five years.  We have four children.  I attended the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  The title of my session is "Fenced in: My Life isn't used very much for God".  I hope that this session will help men to find and overcome the barriers that keep them from moving forward in God's Kingdom.

Chet Yates

I am an on staff at Mountain View Baptist Church in Thomaston, GA.  I have been married to my lovely wife, Kelli, for thirteen years.  We have a bunch of children!  I am currently working on my Associates Degree in Biblical Studies.  The title of my session is "Useless to the Kingdom - Men have you let Satan render you useless to the Kingdom of God?"  I hope that this session will open the eyes of the men attending who may have drifted away from the Lord and get them back on the right track in their walk. 

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