Featured guests for this year
Citizens & Saints is a high energy indie rock band. Born in the heart of Seattle’s university district, the band quickly built a reputation for their dynamic hymn arrangements and high intensity anthems.
A self-described blue-collar artist, Derek Minor embraces his ability to get listeners amped, but ultimately, he wants them to feel and be inspired to pursue something greater than themselves.
Miles McPherson is the senior pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego and author of Do Something!: Make Your Life Count and God in the Mirror. The Rock has consistently been one of the nation's fastest-growing and largest churches, with nearly 15,000 people attending one of the fifteen Sunday services, in addition to the services that are experienced through online streaming, microsites, radio, and TV. Miles' humorous, yet bold, down-to-earth style has become his trademark. Miles and his wife Debbie have three children.
Harris “the Third” is an award-winning illusionist who has become one of America’s most-respected storytellers and speakers. Harris uses his illusions to tell the truth…about lies. His classically trained performances and “magic-with-a-message” have been featured on thousands of stages throughout the United States and in over 15 countries on 5 continents. He is passionate about helping today’s emerging generation see through the deception of the postmodern world and discover an authentic connection with their Creator.
Chris Brown is one of the lead pastors at North Coast Church in Vista, California and one of the three teaching pastors. Along with being on the vision casting team, and providing directional leadership for the church, he also co-teaches a preaching course at Bethel Seminary. Chris loves bringing the Bible to life with his gifts as a communicator and storyteller, but most evident in his teaching is his passion for sharing a real and authentic journey with Jesus. Chris and his wife Amy have three children, two beautiful daughters, Sayla and Karis, and a crazy son named Barak. They plan as a family to stay involved in teaching, ministries, and fishing for as long as humanly possible.
Mike Van Meter has been on staff at Foothills Christian Church for over 18 years. As an associate pastor, Mike’s passion is helping students, young adults and men discover the power and joy of living for God. If Mike wasn’t a pastor, he would probably be a senator or the President or something. Mike, his wife, Hannah, and his four energetic yet adorable children reside in San Diego.