PANELISTS

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Featured Panelists

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Gavin Adams

Lead pastor of Watermarke Church, a mega-church in the Atlanta area and a part of North Point Ministries. Learn more about Gavin here.

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  Jessica Atteberry Quinn

PR expert and owner of Jessica Atteberry Quinn Public Relations, a PR firm specializing in faith-based public relations.

Guest Panelists

Terri Adams

Screenwriter and film producer.

Marziyeh Amirizadeh and Maryam Rostampour

Because of their faith, these two Iranian women were arrested  and held in for 259 days in the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran, a place where inmates are routinely tortured, and executions are swift and sudden. Authors of Captive in Iran. Maryam and Marziyeh.com

Leroy Barber

President of Mission Year, a national urban initiative introducing people to missional and communal living and is CEO of FCS Urban Ministries.  He also co-pastors a church and has written several books. Learn more here.

Joanne Brown

Attorney and former Mrs. Georgia who went on to win the Mrs. International competition in 2000. She currently works as Director of Admissions at Heritage Preparatory School, a private Christian school in the Atlanta area.

Lisa Cheater

Author of Conversations with Jesus: 365 Daily Devotionals for Teens, Emmy-winning screenwriter for film and TV, actor, visual media producer, and the founder of The Penstock Group, Inc., a communications firm. LisaCheater.com

Bryan Coley

Writer, producer, director of CrackerJack a new film narrated and produced by Jeff Foxworthy. Founder and Artistic Director of Art Within.

Seth Condrey

Dove Award winning singer and songwriter who leads worship at North Point Community Church but will soon be moving to Costa Rica to plant a new church.

Dr. Mark Crawford

A Ph.D. in clinical psychology began a career that has focused on individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings. In 1997, Mark cofounded Lyles and Crawford Clinical Consulting, P.C. He has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and ABC’s World News This Morning and has been a guest on several other national television and radio programs.

Alex Dale

Principal & Creative Director at Cistern Media LLC. He possesses more than a decade of experience in the design communications industry and has won numerous national design awards in identity, multimedia and print design. He is passionate about orphan care.

Casey Darnell

Singer, songwriter, and worship leader. His current CD is Coming Alive with a new CD expected soon.

Curtis Dickinson

Practicing lawyer for over 26 years. Founded his own firm in Woodstock, GA. The son of a preacher, he still believes lawyers do important things for people needing help.

Ginger Garrett

Critically acclaimed novelist and award-winning author. Find out more at GingerGarrett.com

Kim Gravel

Singer/songwriter, life coach, pageant coach, and television personality. Regularly featured on Headline News. Currently working on new reality TV show. Find out more at KimGravel.com.

Jyn Hall

Professional actress, producer, casting director, and writer. Recently appeared in a film starring Burt Reynolds, and finished her first feature length screenplay.

Shelley Hendrix

Speaker, television host, author of Why Can’t we Just Get Along? and founder of Chicks4Church. Learn more at ShelleyHendrix.com.

Kelly Ingram

Singer/songwriter, speaker, talk show host, and ministry leader who was raised by a swamp daddy and an Appalachian mountain mommy and married a guy named Lumpy. But look out, she’s also an MMA fighter.

Andy Jones

Middle School Director Watermarke Church, a mega-church in the Atlanta area and a part of North Point Ministries.

Steen Jones

Co-founder of a handmade accessories company whose products are created by girls rescued from sex-trafficking.

Bruce Long

Producer of the Drama Desk and Tony nominated Broadway musical Hands on a Hardbody.

Mitchell McGhee

Director of Worship at Watermarke Church, a mega-church in the Atlanta area and a part of North Point Ministries.

Randall McNeill

Church planter and Senior Pastor at Radiant Church in McDonough, GA.

Trey McKnight

Worship leader for North Point Ministries in Atlanta as well as other national events such as the Catalyst Conference.

Hugh McLean

Professional actor who has appeared in a number of Christian films

Jonathan Merritt

Senior Columnist for Religion News Service, America’s largest provider of news and commentary on religion and spirituality, and author of A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture WarsAs a trusted religious voice, he’s appeared on Fox News, CNN, PBS, and ABC World News and was named by Outreach Magazine as one of 30 voices shaping Christian leadership. Senior Columnist at Religious News Services. Learn more at JonathanMerritt.com.

Cecil Murphy

Bestselling author or co-author of more than 130 books, speaker, mentor to writers, and survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Find out more at CecilMurphey.com

Amena Brown Owen

Author, speaker, writer, poet and spoken word artist. Her most recent book is Breaking Old Rhythms: Answering the Call of a Creative God.

Jonathan Rich

Real estate agent, investor, designer, pastor, and songwriter. Find out more at jrichatlanta.com.

Andre Riedlinger

Pastor, counselor, and missionary to the media production industry.

Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh

Because of their faith, these two Iranian women were arrested  and held in for 259 days in the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran, a place where inmates are routinely tortured, and executions are swift and sudden. Authors of Captive in IranMaryam and Marziyeh.com

Jeff Shinabarger

Social entrepreneur, founder of GiftCardGiver.com, and Plywood People, and author of the book More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity.

Chris Slade

A standout football star and first-team All American at the University of Virginia, he spent eight years in the National Football League as a linebacker for the New England Patriots and his final season in 2001 as a Carolina Panther. He is an All-Pro Linebacker and a Pro-Bowler. He currently serves on staff at Pace Academy where he is also the head varsity football coach.

Douglas Tappin

Writer, composer, and lyricist for I Dream a musical based on the life of Rev Dr. Martin Luther King.

Brett Trapp

Marketing executive who works with educational organizations.

Matthew Paul Turner

Author or co-author of 17 books. Blogger and radio talk show host in Nashville. Learn more at MatthewPaulTurner.com

JoAnna Ward

JoAnna Ward is an AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) certified fitness instructor who made her world debut on CBS’s Survivor: Amazon and became famously known as the “Hallelujah Lady”.  She has helped hundreds of people lose thousands of pounds and overcome obesity and inactivity through her Cardio Blast Program.  JoAnna has appeared on MSNBC, CBN, and TBN where she discussed her life story and fitness expertise.

Shayne Wheeler

Senior Pastor of All Souls Fellowship Church. Author of The Briarpatch Gospel. Motorcycle rider. Cigar snob. Unashamed nerd.

And Others. . .