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KB

KB

ARTIST/SPEAKER

From his electrifying performances on multiple Winter Jam arena tours and Dove Awards broadcasts to his extensive digital following, the music and impact of KB (aka Kevin Burgess) extends far beyond the walls of the Christian hip-hop subculture.
His direct message of social justice, personal examination, and his utter dependence on divine, is core to his music and his listeners. With the mantra of “HGA” (His Glory Alone) KB continues to use art as an open door to the gospel through rap, clothing, podcasting, and the written word.

TORI COLLIER

TORI COLLIER

SPEAKER

Toni Collier is the Co-Lead Pastor of Hillsong Atlanta and founder of an international women’s ministry called Broken Crayons Still Color that helps women process through brokenness and get to hope. She is a speaker, host and consultant that has helped organizations with creative marketing, leadership, student ministry and strategic planning. She’s had the opportunity to proudly stand on stages like North Point Community Church, Chick-Fil-A, Orange Conference, and MomCon. Toni kills illusions. She confronts the hard things. She takes her challenges head-on, then she takes on your challenges. And, in this digital age of anxiety, Toni is teaching people all over the country that you can be broken and worthy and unqualified and still called to do great things. She doesn’t want you to just face your demons, she wants you to quash the illusion of your brokenness so you can live the most colorful life possible.

Tommy Kyllonen

Tommy Kyllonen

PASTOR/SPEAKER

Tommy “Urban D.” Kyllonen is the Lead Pastor @ Crossover Church where he has served for over 25 years. In addition to pastoring he is an author, Hip-Hop artist, consultant and content creator. He has a passion to help other leaders innovate and win. Tommy and his wife Lucy have two daughters and just celebrated 25 years of marriage.

CHURCH PLANTING TRACK

Friday Workshop 11am

Jerome Vierling

Don’t plant a church, plant yourself

Jesus will build his church and planting a church is always about first building us. Come learn 7 ways church planting has shaped my discipleship.

Bio

Speaker Bio: I got 5 kids and married for 16 years. Jesus saved me 20 years ago from a life consumed with drugs and darkness. I led a music missionary non profit called Soundsgood and wrote discipleship material called Get Rooted. We produced (5) Gospel CD’s and gave away 30,000 albums at our events. Then eventually planted an inner city church in Lansing, MI called City Life Lansing. We are 6 years old as a church and it is sanctification on steroids. Current fav movie is Tenet and album is the soundtrack:-).

Friday Workshop 1:30pm

Scott Free

Workshop: Church Remixed

Remixing the traditional planting model while embracing the new wineskin for the urban church.

Bio

Scott Free is an evangelist, pastor, and urban missionary in Atlanta, Ga. He is the founder of the non-profit “City Takers,” which exists to “raise up urban missionaries who transform cities through hip-hop, love, and Jesus.” Scott is also a church planter and lead pastor of Crossover Church ATL, a multi-ethnic, socio-economically diverse church in the inner city.
Scott can also be heard weekly on “The City Takers Radio Show,” a CHH radio program on Victory 91.5FM in Atlanta. Scott Free has over 15 years of experience in urban ministry and believes in discipling people to have servant hearts and be ‘The Church’ 24/7 wherever God has placed them.

Saturday Workshop 11am

Michael Carrion

Workshop: TBA

Coming soon.

 

Bio

Serving as the VP of Church Planting and Leadership Development for City to City, NYC. Michael oversees the NYC team prayerfully and discerningly recruiting, training and resourcing church planters called to plant healthy missional churches in the five boroughs of NYC. Michael has successfully planted several churches and charter schools across the South Bronx. He is a social justice activist and community organizer who has been nationally recognized for his work among the poor across the city.

YOUTH MINISTRY TRACK 

sponsored by Urban Youth Workers Institute

 

Saturday Workshop 11am Karmiña & Wallace Pharie

Workshop: Reboot Your Group.

So much has changed in the last year and a half, and you may have noticed that some of the things you do in your youth ministry have begun to lag, glitch, or don’t work like they used to. ‘Reboot Your Group’ will challenge you to evaluate your youth ministry as a whole and install the updates that will maximize your output and further impact the lives of your teens.

Bio

Karmiña is the Youth Pastor at Crossover Church. She began serving in youth ministry in 2003. In 2004 she co-founded T.I.B Tuesdays at Suncoast Cathedral Assembly of God. T.I.B. Tuesdays performing arts ministry was founded with a focus on taking back the arts and using them to glorify Christ. She coached the T.I.B. Hip Hop Dance team for 13 years, overseeing the Drama and Breakdance Ministry as well as sharing the Word weekly with dancers from all over the Tampa Bay Area & Florida.
Outside of the church, Karmiña has worked as a Prevention Specialist for an after school program, a caseworker with the Florida Department of Children and Families, a House Parent for a Teen Foster Girls Home and most recently a Violence Prevention Specialist at Pinellas Park Middle School in Pinellas Park, Fl. Karmiña has a passion for reaching youth for Christ and seeing them live up to their full potential.

Friday Workshop 1:30pm

William Cumby

Workshop: Put your whole digital footprint in it.

Strategies and techniques for reaching millennial youth during a pandemic- based on Josua 1:3

Bio

William Cumby is the Minister of Youth for The Fountain of Praise in Houston, Texas and now serves as the National Fuel Network Coordinator for UYWI. He is a graduate of the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Oral Roberts University. William has served in youth ministry for over 17 years and has led several youth-focused initiatives in several countries and upon various stages and platforms during his time doing youth ministry. On February 20, 2018, William was awarded his own day in Houston, TX – The fourth-largest city in the United States—for the work he does in his community. William is married to Ebony Cumby and together they have three children: William II, Dylan, and Grace.

Saturday Workshop 11am

Tommy Carrington

Workshop: Seven Essential Ingredients for a Dynamic and Balanced Urban Youth Ministry.

This workshop will lay down Biblical principles for an effective youth ministry in the city. It will help you develop a foundation for a youth ministry that is culturally relevant and Biblically solid. We will provide practical tools with which you will be able to build a team, and implement a program that is effective in reaching young people with the Gospel, discipling them in their faith, and empowering them as leaders.

 

Bio

Tommy Carrington was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. After moving to Florida, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity International University, and served as a Youth Evangelist with Miami Youth for Christ for 12 years. In 2002, he launched the Urban Training Network (now Impact 922 Ministries), to equip youth leaders for effective ministry. Tommy also earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University, a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and is completing a PhD at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In addition to traveling and speaking, he currently serves as a Professor at Trinity International University, just outside Chicago, Illinois.

URBAN APOLIGETICS TRACK

Saturday Workshop 11am Vocab Malone

Workshop: The Rise of Hebrew Israelism: Understanding and Overcoming

The ideology of black Israelism has grown steadily the past decade. This theology has gained a surprising foothold amongst “the churched”. “Hebrew Israelite” leaders are absolutely relentless in their attack campaigns against the Christian church. What can be done? God’s people must understand, and then act! This workshop, led by a Christian apologist who is a well-known critic of Hebrew Israelism, will give you a foundation for both wisdom and action regarding this unbalanced doctrine.

Bio

VOCAB MALONE holds a Master’s from Phoenix Seminary and has engaged in post-grad work at both Talbot and Trinity. Vocab’s ministry focus is urban contextualized apologetics. He hosts a livestream show across various social media platforms, The Street Apologist.
Vocab has participated in many public debates and dialogues with Muslims, atheists, Kemetics, the Eastern Orthodox, and especially “Hebrew Israelites”. He’s the author
of a book on the history and beliefs of 1West Hebrew Israelism and a contributing
author to “Our God is Triune: Essays in Biblical Theology”, and a freelance contributor for a few apologetics print publications.
Outside of the church, Karmiña has worked as a Prevention Specialist for an after school program, a caseworker with the Florida Department of Children and Families, a House Parent for a Teen Foster Girls Home and most recently a Violence Prevention Specialist at Pinellas Park Middle School in Pinellas Park, Fl. Karmiña has a passion for reaching youth for Christ and seeing them live up to their full potential.

Friday Workshop 1:30pm

Da T.R.U.T.H.

Workshop: Is Christianity really for me?

There is a mass migration away from Christianity and organized religion. As the culture deconstructs, Christianity, which used to be seen as a solution, is now viewed as the problem. This workshop is intended to enter into the conversation and answer the question that looms in the hearts of so many; is Christianity really for me?

Bio

Da Truth is a world renowned artist, speaker and now lead pastor of apologetics at Hillsong Atlanta. He is a graduate of Cairn University, The institution for Jewish studies and The Oxford Center for Christian apologetics. Selling over a quarter of a quarter of a million albums, Da’ Truth has toured approximately 20 times across every continent on the globe. His greatest passions are Jesus, family, music and apologetics.

MUSIC & BUSINESS TRACK

Saturday Workshop 11am Trackstarz Ryan Moore

Workshop: Staying On the Rails

 In 2014 Trackstarz attended our very first Flavor Fest conference. At the time, no one knew who we were. We were so unknown to the point that the only way we were able to make it backstage was by holding another media person’s camera and hauling all of his equipment for the weekend. Now fast forward to 2021, we’ve been syndicated to over 200 radio stations, we’ve won a Stellar Award, we’ve been nominated for numerous awards, made into the Top 200 of Music Podcast on Itunes several times, were given a National television spot on Cable and Satellite TV, developed our own community called the Trackstarz Universe, started our own distribution company and now we’re recognized as one of the largest platforms for Urban Christian media and entertainment. Most would say we arrived, some would say what else is there to do? Well the answer to that is “plenty”! We’ve got plenty of souls that we still need to reach for the Kingdom! Yes it’s true that year after you we’ve grown, but there were many times where we felt like we were falling off the rails and wanted to throw in the towel. So how did we stay on track? What did God do for us that you want Him to do for you? We’ve put together a panel of artists and business owners, some both that will dissect and reconstruct your way of thinking. Join us for “Staying On the Rails: What to Do When You Feel Like Your Business or Career is Getting Off Track.

Bio

Ryan’s Bio: Ryan “Righteous” Moore serves as the Vice President of Trackstarz., a subsidiary of Jaidot Media, the multimedia brand owner of Trackstarz (2006) Nectar Distribution (2017) and Rendr TV (2019). Ryan has worked in the Radio industry for over 20 years now. A career that stems from his early days as a college radio personality, to his internship and hire at Radio One-Atlanta (Urban One). Ryan holds a B.A. from Clark Atlanta University where he studied Radio Production. Ryan is the Co-founder of the Trackstarz, Nectar Distribution and Rendr TV brand. These 3 entities aim to service the Urban Christian community. Ryan is 1 of 3 co-host for the Radio, Television and Podcast show “Trackstarz Live”. Ryan is a Native of Atlanta where he currently lives. Ryan is a loving husband to his wife (Latoya Moore) and their 4 children (Ryla, Layla, Moriya and Mason Moore).

Friday Workshop 1:30pm

Sean Grant

Workshop: Is Christianity really for me?

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Bio

Sean David Grant, also known as Seantana is the CEO of Jaidot LLC., the parent company of the multimedia brands Trackstarz (2006) Nectar Distribution (2017) and Rendr TV (2019). Sean garners nearly 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry as a renowned Radio Personality with Trackstarz, a Spoken Word Artist, a former National Recording Music Artist under Warner Electric Arista (WEA), a current group member of FMG (Freedom Music Group) and as a solo artist, known as “Sean David Grant” (Wonders Years 2017). Sean serves as the techie-mastermind for all 3 of the Jaidot brands with a strong proficiency in web and graphic design, audio engineering, photography, videography and cinematography. Sean was born in Chicago, raised in Florida, but has been a long-time resident to GA. He holds an Engineering degree from the GA Institute of Technology (GA). Sean’s current and most important role is serving as a loving and devoted husband and father to his wife (Alfie Grant) and their beautiful daughter (Noa Grant).

Friday Workshop 1:30pm

Sean Grant

Workshop: Is Christianity really for me?

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Bio

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Saturday Workshop 11am Kevin Sparkman Syntax

Workshop: 5 Successful Release Strategy Pro-Tips

How’s your upcoming release strategy looking? Have one? How have your recent strategies/plans been working out for you? In this seminar, we’ll look at 5 tips for a successful marketing plan for your next release. Release, rinse & repeat!

Bio

VP of Communications/Marketing, Sparkman was Syntax Creative’s first Nashville-based hire in the company’s 15+ year history in 2019. After earning his degree in Commercial Music Performance/Music Business from Belmont University in 2002, Kevin was a full-time touring drummer for a variety of signed artists before becoming Senior Agent at Nashville-based Verge Artist Agency (booking/management), and then General Manager for Beatmart Recordings in the mid-late 2000’s. In 2015, Sparkman became the Managing Editor of CCM Magazine, bringing the 35+ year old legacy brand into the digital age with new media prominence. Kevin and wife Kim live in Spring Hill, TN.

ENTREPRENEUR TRACK

Saturday Workshop 11am

Sam Sandusky

Workshop: Seminar on Entrepreneurship

“You can sing and make great music, NOW WHAT? You know the Lord has called you to bless the world with your voice, but how does the business of music really work? How does one get started in running a new business, any kind of business for that matter? If music isn’t your focus, but being independent and calling your own shots is, what will be your first steps? Maybe you’ve been in business for some time, but never seem to have enough money to pay the bills. Have you ever considered creating a long term plan that will sustain you, your family, and your dreams, especially before you go broke!
If you said “YES” to any of these questions, join Sam Sandusky at his seminar on ENTREPRENEURSHIP. He will give you great tips on setting realistic goals to get started in your new business, no matter what it is. As a group we will be discussing ways for you to create a sustainable business now and well into the future.”

Bio

Sam Sandusky is a Florida native, having worked in the technology industry for over 30 years he has built a stellar career. He has served our community through the United Way of Tampa Bay, holding Leadership roles in the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, leading in various roles and ministries in the local church, has extensive foreign missions experience, and has raised 6 beautiful children with his wife Lisa of 25 years. Sam founded Big Sur Technologies in 1999 and has built a powerhouse IT Network Support Team that serves small and medium sized businesses through central Florida. He has grown the business organically and through acquisition while keeping his company debt-free. He has mentored aspiring men and women in the tech business for many years and enjoys sharing his experience through speaking engagements and workshops.

Friday Workshop 1:30pm

Betty Flores

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Bio

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Friday Workshop 1:30pm

Henry Murphy

Workshop: TBA

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Bio

Savannah native Henry C. Murphy is a serial entrepreneur, brand strategist, and goal executioner. Driven by creativity, the multi-hyphenated businessowner recognizes that success isn’t defined by money, but by family, health, and longevity.

His previous experience as a two-time, high-grossing restaurant manager has prepared him for success as the CEO of Unapologetic Urban Gear, a premier faith-based clothing line for the young, fly, and fresh. Its motto is: We don’t dim our light to fit in. We have been set apart for a purpose. As a self-proclaimed lover of fashion and hip hop, it was a no-brainer that his brand also reflects his lifestyle, upbringing, and culture. When merged, success was inevitable and Unapologetic Urban Gear has quickly become a household name, as seen in magazines, on the backs of celebrities, and featured on world tours.

“I love being involved in every aspect of a brand [and] overseeing it so that it bears fruit,” Murphy says, and it’s easy to see why his company is so well-off. From the inspiring words he delivers on social media, to the empowering coaching sessions he offers interns, to the innovative printing projects and designs he delivers through his Atlanta-based distribution center, Sweatshop ATL, Henry operates in love and with undeniable vigor. He also takes pride in his sound decision-making, from handpicking the dynamic team behind his business, to catering to the men, women and children consumers who enjoy his products and services. Henry recognizes that, as a man of God, he must promote excellence, integrity, and consistency with all that his hands touch.

He and wife, Kaleathia, have built a legacy for not only their family, but for those who understand how hard work, faith, and success go hand-in-hand to reach a common goal.

CHURCH INNOVATION TRACK

WITH CROSSOVER

 

Saturday Workshop 11am

Darnel Butler

Workshop: How Does Crossover Do It?

Crossover Church is driven by its creativity! From Broadway style Christmas Productions to Flavor Fest to Sunday Services and more. This workshop will talk about all the creativity that goes into making an epic experience come to life. We will look at the arts and the technical aspects of how we do it all.

Bio

Darnel M. Butler was born on December 19 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He has been ministering to churches for over 25 years now. At the early age of 13, he became very active with “Fusion”, the youth ministry at Rhema Bible Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Then in 1995, he became a faithful servant at Faithworld of Orlando, Florida, under Pastor Clint Brown, where he served as the praise and worship leader for the youth group. He later was called, with his parents, to The Gathering Place Worship Church, under Pastor Sam Hinn. Here, again, he served as youth leader and sang on the praise and worship teams for the adult and youth services. He remained here until graduating from Lake Mary High School and enrolling at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. During his matriculation at B-CU, he was considered a figure head during the years he spent with the B-CU Inspirational Gospel Choir. He graduated from B-CU in the spring of 2003. He served over 15 years as Minister of Music and Director of Worship & Arts for Allen Chapel AME Church, Bethel AME Church, Rise Above It Family Church, Relevant Church, & Calvary NSB.
Darnel is an accomplished musician and songwriter and has written & published over 100 praise and worship songs. Some of which have been recorded and performed in different areas around the nation. His musical resume includes opening for and working with Tamela Mann, Kierra Sheard, Donnie McClurkin, Clint Brown, Martha Munizzi, LaRue Howard, Todd Galberth, and more.

Friday Workshop 1:30pm

Lucy Kyllonen

Workshop: What does Leadership look like in times of uncertainty?

There is one thing that the pandemic of 2020 made abundantly clear – the need for healthy leaders to navigate through uncertainty, change and disruption. Certainly, no easy task, but the time to adapt and innovate is now. Join Pastor Lucy in this workshop on Adaptive Leadership and the importance of emotional intelligence, discovering new strategies for the season you are in and being proactive not reactive under stressful circumstances. Learn the
art of mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges in order to thrive, flourish and innovate, even during a pandemic.

Bio

Lucy Kyllonen has been in urban ministry alongside her Pastor husband, Tommy Kyllonen for 25 years. She is an author and holds a BA in Psychology from Southeastern University, an MA in Mental Health Counseling from USF and is a Certified Life Coach. Lucy has served in a variety of positions from youth ministry, to conference and retreat planning, Director of Chosen Women’s Ministry and now Life & Spiritual Development Coach. Even as a proud and natural born ambivert, her roles include teaching, speaking, leading and mentoring women by influencing them with Godly living, infusing truth and igniting hope in their lives.

Friday Workshop 1:30pm

Tommy Kyllonen

Workshop: Innovations that have helped our church grow during the pandemic

The past 18 months have been challenging for churches. With all the uncertainty it’s been hard to plan and create momentum. In the midst of all of that – Crossover Church has grown in several ways. This session will share several innovations that have helped us keep people connected & feel loved, reach and keep new families (50% of our in person attendance is new) and how we’ve grown our giving (2021 will be our largest financial year in our history).

Bio

Tommy “Urban D.” Kyllonen is the Lead Pastor @ Crossover Church where he has served for over 25 years. In addition to pastoring he is an author, Hip-Hop artist, consultant and content creator. He has a passion to help other leaders innovate and win. Tommy and his wife Lucy have two daughters and just celebrated 25 years of marriage.

PASTORS KIDS/MINISTRY LEADERS KIDS TRACK

Saturday Workshop 11am

DA.I. The Anomaly

Workshop: Through The Lens

The camera and the pen are our paintbrushes. We choose what we capture through our lens and through the choice of our words, we create a voice. Our unique masterpiece. Students will take a journey through the magical world of photography and learn how to compose stories through photography.
Through the hands-on use of digital cameras, iPads, and lighting equipment, students learn the basics of photography while applying the use of literary elements to create narratives based on their photos.
Students develop skills within the following areas: photography, literary arts, organization, planning and goal implementation strategies.

Bio

Aitina Fareed Cooke “A.I. The Anomaly” was told at a young age that she would be a “failure to thrive” as a result of her biological mother’s addiction to drugs. At 14 months she and her siblings were placed in foster care. A.I. was just three years old when her mother died of a drug overdose. At six A.I. was introduced to writing as a way of releasing any pain due to trauma. She was told by a counselor to express herself through words. A.I. embraced this art and began to create stories and poems which later developed into music.

Friday Workshop 11am

Maddie Rey

Workshop: How to walk in your Identity and Purpose as a young person that has grown up in the church or the ministry.

 Helping young people change their perspective of growing up in the ministry and navigating through the good, the bad, and the ugly to see the value of finding their purpose, identity and confidence in the church.

Bio

Maddie Rey is a Christian Recording Artist, Speaker, Evangelist, and Author with a heart to reach a young generation and to empower young people to live passionate lives for Jesus. At a young age Maddie Rey was able to launch Maddie Rey Ministries where she provides content to young people through her music, books, videos, merchandise and teaching.

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Poetry Slam

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