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The

Speakers

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. 

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Joseph Walker, III. D. Min 

Presiding Bishop, The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, International

Keynote Speaker

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. 

 

Ashley Wooldridge

Senior Pastor of Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV)

Keynote Speaker

Ashley is the Senior Pastor of Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV), a multi campus church in Arizona with 12 locations, reaching over 35,000 in weekly attendance.   

He and his wife Jaime have been married for over 22 years and have three girls that keep them busy and grounded in life.  Ashley’s passions are teaching for application, creating a crazy healthy culture, and loving his wife and kids.

 

There may also be an occasional round of golf seeking to break par. 

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Angie Richey

President of Life Pacific University

Keynote Speaker

Angie Richey is the President of Life Pacific University and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a background in marketing, communications, and multi-generational content and message creation, with an particular emphasis on Gen Z, across digital and traditional platforms.

 

She is a mental health advocate, recognizing the powerful impact of technology on mental health. A recognized voice in Christian higher education, she is a future-focused innovator with a proven track record of adaptive leadership. 

 

Jamal Bryant

Senior Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Bryant, a third-generation minister, was the founding pastor of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, Maryland, acclaimed as the fastest-growing African Methodist Episcopal church in the denomination’s 200-year history.

With an undeniable gift to bridge generations from the Civil Rights movement to the Black Lives Matter era, Dr. Bryant incites change in the faith community. His ability to reach across social, economic and political barriers has helped people to not only experience the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ, but to activate success in their everyday lives. His ministry has become an incubator for entrepreneurs, homeowners, and the like. Additionally, programs under his guidance have aimed to spread the Gospel, develop strong leaders, empower the economically disadvantaged, and challenge social injustices.

 

In December 2018, Dr. Bryant was appointed the Senior Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia. His leadership efforts have already begun to strengthen the multi-generational bond among members, expand community outreach, cultivate families and expand the church’s cultural significance.

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Nona Jones

Head of North America Community Partnerships

and Global Faith-Based Partnerships at Facebook

Keynote Speaker

Nona Jones is a rare combination of preacher, business executive, author, and entrepreneur. In her day job she serves as the Head of North America Community Partnerships and Global Faith-Based Partnerships at Facebook.

 

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.

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Ben Gowell

Executive Pastor at Christ's Church of the Valley (CCV)

Keynote Speaker

Ben serves as an Executive Pastor at Christ's Church of the Valley (CCV), a multi-campus church in Arizona with 12 locations Ben leads the Music, Production, Visual Arts, Marketing & Communications, Interactive Technology, and Next Gen ministry teams. He has an extensive background in the professional music industry and world of creative arts and has served as a worship leader and pastor in the local church for the past 20 years.

 

Ben has a strong passion for creating and maintaining healthy culture. He believes the church should be leading the way in shaping culture through authentic worship and creative expression that points people to Jesus. Ben and his wife, Jen, live in North Phoenix along with their two children. 

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Keith Odom

CEO, Axtegrity Consulting & TechChurch.io

Keynote Speaker

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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