Learn from the experts and get inspiration from ministry pioneers. We have assembled a group of speakers who are leaders in technology and engagement through their ministries. Gain actionable ideas that you can take back to your church and implement right away.
Joseph Walker, III
Senior Pastor, Mt. Zion Church of Nashville
Bishop Joseph Warren Walker, III, is the senior leader of the historic Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Nashville, Tennessee. He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana to Deacon Joseph and Mrs. Rosa Walker.
Bishop Walker received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. He holds three honorary Doctorates from Meharry Medical College, Southern University, Kentucky State University, respectively.
Thought-leader, Author, Speaker, "Life Strategist" and Counselor
Tim Storey is an acclaimed pop-culture thought-leader, author, speaker, “life strategist” and counselor. Credited for enhancing the lives of millions, he has traveled to 75 countries helping people visualize and realize the best version of themselves, whether they are at a high point intheir lives or experiencing their lowest valley.
He has brought to people all over the world a new “Miracle Mentality” and enabled them to turn their “Setbacks into Comebacks.” Through his several best-selling books (see list of “Storey books” below and at this link), presentations and strategy sessions, his mission is to bring to light all of the possibilities that are too often blocked by fear or hidden by one’s limited viewpoint.
Innovator, Author, Speaker, Survivor
Nona Jones is a rare combination of preacher, business executive, author, and entrepreneur. In her day job she serves as the Chief Content & Partnerships Officer at YouVersion, maker of the 500M download Bible App.
She is the bestselling author of two books; Success from the Inside Out, chronicling her unlikely story of success after a childhood filled with physical and sexual abuse, and From Social Media to Social Ministry, the globally acclaimed guide to digital discipleship for churches.
Sr. Director of US Mission General Supervisor, The Foursquare Church
Wendy is a leader, learner and passionate gatherer of people. Her deep love for Jesus and commitment to serve His plans and build His Church is what drives her. In one word, Wendy is a pioneer, called by God to take the lead for the expansion of the Good News of Jesus Christ, to multiply disciples, leaders, and communities of faith.
She is a devoted wife to her husband Sal and mom to her three beautiful kids. Apart from ministry and family, Wendy is a life enthusiast and dedicated foodie.
David A.R. White
Founder, Pure Flix | CEO, Pinnacle Peak Pictures
David A.R. White is a storyteller by nature. He tells many stories through his acting, producing and filmmaking. David has been building his career in the film industry for more than 25 years.
As a founding partner of Pure Flix in 2005 and with many credits to his name, David's career hit new heights in 2014 with the release of the Pure Flix film God's Not Dead, which he also starred. It became one of the TOP 10 most successful films of all time, based on its ROI, making his studio, Pure Flix, the most successful Faith and Family production and distribution company in the industry.
Co-founder, Chairman & CEO, BCT Partners
Tech Town Hall Moderator
Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, innovator, speaker, author, media personality and DEI expert who is leading the way in business, technology and equity for all. He is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a global, multimillion-dollar research, training, consulting, technology, and data analytics firm whose mission is to provide insights about diverse people that lead to equity. The company has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms, Ernst & Young as EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Manage HR Magazine as a Top 10 Firm for Diversity & Inclusion, the Black Enterprise BE100s list of the nation’s largest Black-owned businesses, and the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
Associate VP of Church Engagement, Barna
Tech Town Hall Panalist
Savannah serves as the Associate Vice President of Church Engagement at Barna. Savannah loves facilitating Barna’s mission to provide the Church with knowledge to navigate a changing world through consulting services, CoLab learning cohorts and research efforts. She is passionate about taking Barna’s research and synthesizing it into helpful, actionable insights for Christian leaders.
As a certified data miner and predictive modeler, Savannah specializes in advanced analytics. Prior to her time at Barna, she worked in the big data and software development spaces.
She earned her B.S. in Mathematics from Samford University and her M.S. in Decision Analytics from the University of Alabama. Savannah currently lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband Josh and her daughter Zoe.
Founder & CEO, Givelify
Tech Town Hall Panalist
Wale Mafolasire is the founder and CEO of Givelify, the most loved and trusted online and mobile giving platform. Since launching the company in 2014, more than 1 million donors have made over $4 Billion donations to 65,000 places of worship and nonprofits across the globe.
After his experiences to give proved to be complicated and unsuccessful, Wale was inspired to create the Givelify app. Today, it’s the leading giving app on the App Store and Google Play Store in number of downloads, reviews, and ratings with nearly 80,000 verified reviews with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.
CEO, Axtegrity Consulting | Director of Technology, Church of God in Christ
Conference Host & Visionary
Keith is a self-described “techie”. He developed this passion while serving as the Senior Fiscal Officer (Controller) with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) prestigious Media Lab.
The MIT Media Lab is one of the world’s leading research and academic organizations. The Lab creates disruptive technologies that happen at the edges, pioneering such areas as wearable computing, tangible interfaces, and affective computing. Unconstrained by traditional disciplines, Media Lab designers, engineers, artists, and scientists strive to create technologies and experiences that enable people to understand and transform their lives, communities, and environments.
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