Mattie Montgomery is the founder and president of Awakening Evangelism, a ministry that provides instruction and support to believers from all around the world who desire to grow in their ability to share the gospel and advance the kingdom more fearlessly in their everyday lives. Mattie was the vocalist of renowned spirit-filled hardcore band, For Today. He lives in Mobile, Alabama, with his wife Candice, and their three sons, Kai, Caleb, and Carver.
Derek Carr is a professional quarterback in the American National Football League, and has had his world rocked by the revelation of the presence and closeness of God. In what Derek characterizes as an awakening, he has been entrusted by God to be an example of Christ to the world and his teammates in the League. Through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and guidance by his spiritual mentors, Derek has committed to being a light to the world, and has set himself to simply hear and obey the voice of God in all that he does.
Francis Chan is a preacher based in California, and is the former teaching pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley. He is also the founder and chancellor of the Eternity Bible College, and the author of the NYT best-selling book 'Crazy Love' and 'Forgotten God'. He is also involved with Children's Hunger Fund, African Renewal Ministries, and World Impact. Today, Francis stewards the WeAreChurch home church network in San Francisco and around the Bay Area.
Heidi Baker and her husband Rolland began Iris Ministries, Inc., an interdenominational mission, in 1980 and have been missionaries for the past twenty-five years. She was ordained as a minister in 1985 after completing her BA and MA degrees at Southern California College in Biblical Studies and Church Leadership. Heidi was powerfully called to the mission field when she was sixteen and living on an Indian reservation as an American Field Service student. She was led to the Lord by a Navajo preacher. Several months later she was taken up in a vision for several hours and heard the Lord speak to her and tell her to be a minister and a missionary to Africa, Asia and England.
Singer, songwriter, minister, and psalmist Tasha Cobbs began her music career in Atlanta, working for her pastor father and running the family's music ministry at Jesup New Life Ministries. She began three years' worth of touring America with Pastor William H. Murphy III and his Dream Center Church of Atlanta in 2006. In 2010 she launched her solo career with the album Smile, released on her own Tasha Cobbs Ministries label. Three years later, major-label EMI would release her sophomore effort, Grace. In 2015 she moved to the Motown Gospel imprint for One Place Live, an album recorded at the Redemption Church in Greenville, South Carolina.
Damon Thompson encountered the love of the Father at a young age and spent the first 20+ years of his ministry traveling to various churches and conferences all over the world. In August 2014 his life and subsequently his ministry was forever changed when Yahweh began to pour out the mighty move of the Spirit that we now call “The Carolina Revival” and he has been stewarding this fire since its beginning. Damon found home and a Kingdom family in the wilderness of South Carolina. Devotion has revolutionized his life and proximity to the Father has become his primary calling and purpose. Damon fathers spiritual sons across the nation and desires to see people come into a lifestyle of devotion. He is jealous for believers to be delivered from religious systems and to step into their greatest days of intimacy with the Father.
Steffany Gretzinger is a part of the Bethel family as a worship leader and songwriter. Steffany carries a powerful prophetic voice and pursues the Lord with raw passion, faith, and confidence in His presence. She has authored songs such as "Pieces", "You Know Me", "Letting Go", "We Dance", and many more. Steffany grew up in a musical home and has been involved in worship ministry since she was a child. Her latest album, 'Blackout', was released in 2018 to critical acclaim. Steffany currently lives in California and travels to minister regionally and internationally.
Jeremy Riddle is a worship leader, songwriter, and pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, California. He carries a deep passion for God's presence, and his worship leading stirs hunger, freedom, and adoration toward the Lord. Jeremy leads with a transparency that is catalytic and empowers others to bring a pure offering to God. Jeremy has been involved in the writing of many iconic Bethel songs, including "This is Amazing Grace", "Be Enthroned", and "Love Came Down". Jeremy finds inspiration through spending time in creation; whether retreating in his own backyard or adventuring to beautiful destinations. He continues to travel ministering regionally and internationally.
Corey Russell currently serves on the senior leadership team of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, as he has done for the last 11 years. Corey is also the director of the Forerunner Program at IHOPU, discipling and training young preachers and leaders. He travels nationally and internationally preaching on the themes of the knowledge of God, intercession, and forerunner ministry.
NIKKI MATHIS AND SUMMIT SOUNDS
Nikki Mathis is the founder and director of Summit Sounds, and gives her life to see people encounter the presence of God through worship. Born and raised in Canada, Nikki moved to the USA where she met and married her husband Chris Mathis. Together, they lead and oversee The Summit network of churches and international ministries. Through Summit Sounds, Nikki desires to continue raising up and equipping worshippers around the Summit campuses, to host God's presence, and to release sounds both written in authenticity and birthed from moments of worship.
BRYAN AND KATIE TORWALT
Bryan and Katie Torwalt are worship leaders and songwriters who have a passion to see lives changed through encounters with the presence of God. Realizing that Jesus Culture shared their vision, in 2010 the Torwalts joined with the ministry's music label in 2010 to create their debut album, 'Here On Earth'. The album's anthemic song 'Holy Spirit' has gone on to win a Grammy for best Christian song of the year, and continues to be a staple in worship sets worldwide. Their newest release, 2018's 'Praise Before My Breakthrough' EP, is an intimate and personal journey into the heart of their ministry, which has always been seeking first the presence of God.