Artist and Speakers

Bethel Music

Bethel Music is a community of worshipers pursuing the presence of God out of Redding, California. We exist to gather, inspire, and encourage the global church toward deeper intimacy with the Father. Together, we express who God is and who we are in Him, capturing fresh expressions of worship in every season.



The Planetshakers band mixes praise & worship material with a rock approach. The band and Planetshakers Ministries have released some 30 or so studio and live albums, beginning in 2000 with When the Planet Rocked, which was recorded live in concert at one of the conferences, as are many of the band's releases. Since then, they have remained highly prolific, releasing a steady stream of live albums. Planetshakers returned with Legacy, Vol. 1: Alive Again, which featured performances recorded in the Philippines and Malaysia, followed by the EP Heaven on Earth, Pt. 1 in April 2018.


Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic is coming to preach the Gospel and to minister to the young people as well as to the leaders. You might know that Nick has been traveling all over the world for a number of years now preaching the Gospel to multiple-millions and seeing untold millions come to Christ. Speaking to government leaders, presidents, prime ministers, kings, and parliaments he also exhorts the leaders of nations to be aligned more with Biblical values. We are so honored to have Nick come.



“History does not happen in a straight line…” . Barack Obama. Neither does hip hop nor its prolific breakout rhymist/activist/author/voice of conscience Lecrae. Never afraid to move the needle, few would argue that his much anticipated Columbia Records debut album (due out this summer) comes at a pivotal moment for the artist, as hip hop’s torrent now moves to him. “More caught than taught,” is how the artist describes his incredible journey that includes two Grammys, a history-making #1 album with his masterful 2014 offering, Anomaly (topped multiple categories, including the Billboard 200 and is RIAA Gold certified), and a compelling live resume, most recently notching a headlining 2016 ‘Destination’ tour which Lecrae says was about “real unity, not pretend unity.” He continues to thoughtfully engage the culture, reeling off a NY Times Bestseller (last year’s riveting memoir ‘Unashamed’) and a breakthrough spoken word performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards last fall that had the twittersphere heralding his arrival as truth-telling firebrand. BET hailed it as an “epic poem,” of “necessary affirmations.”


Stephen Andrew Baldwin

Stephen Andrew Baldwin is an American actor, producer, and author. He is the Founder of Breakthrough Ministry, Antioch Ministry, and Now More Than Ever Ministry.


Austin & Lindsey Adamec

Worship leader, multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Austin Adamec and acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and former 1 Girl Nation member Lindsey Adamec released their self-titled debut EP in March 2016 amidst wide critical acclaim. Featured at the Evangelical Press Association’s 2016 conference and on JUCE TV, Worship Leader says the duo’s “well-crafted worship songs” and “sweet harmonies blend flawlessly.” Jesus Wired adds that their EP is an “incredible breath of fresh air for worship music” while calls their music “powerfully honest worship” and CCM Magazine compares their “Walk on Waves” single to “Hillsong United’s uber-popular Oceans (Where Feet May Fail).” With all their songs telling the story of personal and spiritual victory and celebrating the presence of God, Lindsey shares, “We’re just worship leaders from Jacksonville, Florida, who love to sing together, who are married, and who enjoy proclaiming all God is doing in our lives. If we’re going to write about His presence, we have to go there. You can’t take people where you haven’t been.”


Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev is the equivalent to a Cardinal in the Russian Orthodox church at the very highest level. In addition to the fact that he is an author and provided exquisite leadership for the Russian orthodox church, he is a musical savant. He literally hears symphonies in his head and writes the music and the words out on a computer or by hand and gives the pieces to members of orchestras to play that are all about the things of Christ. He will be performing with members of a Russian team as well as a Filipino philharmonic orchestra and choir, his version of the “Passion of Matthew” symphony, adapted to rock and roll and in English, for the very first time as a world premiere. You simply do not want to miss this incredible presentation and journey that will be magnificent and experience into the intimate secrets of what happened during the passion week. The Orthodox Church holds many traditions that will both inspire and enlighten the rest of us, learning from the very first Christian tradition, the practices of intimacy with our Savior.

Sheldon Bangera

Sheldon Bangera is one of the most widely sought-after worship leaders in all of India. Not only does he write music that is sung over a thousand’s churches around the world, both in English and in his native language. He will bring the cultural passion and flare of worship from India that all of us can participate and rejoice in.


Samuel Dhinakaran

Samuel Dhinakaran is currently one of the most prolific voices to the young generations in India. His father and grandfather were both involved in mass-ministry in India, and his father continues to do the largest crusades in the country. Samuel has preached all over India and been involved in television ministry right along with his father. We are excited to have Samuels voice expressed at JGYD to impact this next generation.


Dr. Paul Enenche

One of the most exciting preachers and leaders in all of Africa. He has just completed the “Glory Dome” which is the largest church building in the world, seating over 100,000 people in a covered, climate-controlled stadium in Abuja, Nigeria. His passion for the lost and effectiveness in reaching tens of thousands in his church is contagious and will bring a whole different perspective to ministry for all those that attend JGYD.

Pastor Russell Evans

Pastor Russell Evans is the leader of Planetshakers Movement and pastor of the Planetshakers Church which has campus’ all over Australia and many nations in the world. You may know that Planetshakers is very exciting and attractive to youth, but you may not know is they are also very systematic on how they reach and disciple the young generation. Pastor Russell will be sharing the DNA of how they reach and disciple so you can take the principles home and adapt them to your community.

Nick Hall

Nick Hall is the visionary of Together, author of the book Reset, and the Founder and Chief Communicator for PULSE. As an evangelistic voice to the next generation, Nick Hall has shared the Gospel at hundreds of events to nearly four million students and is regularly featured as a speaker for pastors’ gatherings, student conferences, training events, and festivals around the world. Nick is the President and CEO of the Mission America Coalition, sits on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals, and is part of the student advisory team for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). He has been featured on major media outlets including the Huffington Post, USA Today, Fox News, US News & World Report, Washington Post, Christianity Today, Moody Radio, Christian Broadcasting Network, Trinity Broadcast Network, and The Christian Post. Nick is married to his best friend, Tiffany, and they are proud parents of Truett and Ruby. They live in Minneapolis, MN. Nick has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from NDSU and a Master’s in Leadership and Christian Thought from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN. (


Pastor Matts-Ola Ishoel

Pastor of Word of Life Church in Moscow. With multiple locations, it is one of the largest protestant churches in Moscow with a network of 600 churches all over the country. One of the most exciting things about Pastor Mats-Ola is that more than half of his congregation is made up of youth who are discipled in small groups. All though he is the senior pastor, he preaches to all the youth each week on Saturday and the same sermon to adults on Sunday. He will be sharing his model of reaching and discipling the young generation in Russia.

Pastor Jason Lozano

Pastor Jason Lozano went from leading a church of nearly 2,000 that was event-oriented into a process-oriented church which now has more than 3,000 people not just attending each week, but also attending small groups each week. The exciting part is half of those 3,000 are young people which is more dramatic feat of accomplishment since he lives in the Los Angeles area which is one of the hardest areas in the entire world to keep people’s attention. His dramatic shift to being process-oriented and discipleship-oriented as he reaches the young generation is define all odds and he’ll deliver his construct of how this explosive and deep impact has become a reality in Los Angeles.

Ron Luce

Ron Luce is a sought-after speaker who has traveled to more than sixty countries and has made numerous media appearances, such as Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family radio broadcast, CNN, The O’Reilly Factor, Nightline, The 700 Club, Trinity Broadcasting Network, and Hannity. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Theology and a Master’s in in Counseling Psychology, and is the Author of thirty-five books for teens, youth pastors, and parents.

Bryce Manderfield

Bryce Manderfield is an author and dynamic communicator who from a real early age, has sought to bring transformation to Colombia, Venezeula, and Latin America at large. Having grown up on the mission field, Bryce has been in full time ministry since the age of 18. He is author of more than 10 books, has traveled to 45 countries around the world, and has ministered to over 450,000 NxtGen Leaders Globally. Bryce is founder and President of Youth Solutions Inc: A Global Next Gen movement dedicated to bringing change and transformation through the 7 spheres of society to the world. Bryce Is also currently president of YPAL, (Youth Pastors Associations of Latin America), a network that which oversees 26,000 churches from over all and Central and South America.

Miel San Marcos

Founded in 2000 by three brothers, Josh, Luis and Samy Morales, in the city of San Marcos, Guatemala. With nine recordings to his credit , the themes of Honey San Marcos have traveled the world through the many original successes, such as: "Stand up Lord", "Prowess", "Invincible", "Thankful", "I Believe" , "You are God", "The Joy of the Lord", "Your Presence", "Jehovah of Armies", "Great and Strong", and "I long for You" among many others. In 2012, the Guatemalan band made history with their live recording titled "Proezas," which gathered thousands at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena, a short distance from Los Angeles, California. This production included the special participation of recognized worship interpreters such as: Coalo Zamorano, Juan Carlos Alvarado, Fernel Monroy, Tony Perez, and Ovidio Barrios. During 2014, Miel San Marcos made history again being one of the few groups to gather more than 17 thousand people at the Mexico City Arena for the recording "Como en el Cielo". To the memorable 'live' recording were joined the talents interpreters: Marco Barrientos, Christine D'Clario, and Julio Melgar who participated in different unpublished subjects. During its trajectory the band has traveled more than 20 countries in the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe, reaching a new generation that looks for a deep intimacy with God. Likewise, these young people have been recognized with multiple awards including the Dove Award (USA), the Arpa Award (Mexico) and the Vision Music Award (Guatemala). The new album, "Como En El Cielo" debuted # 1 on iTunes Latino, as well on Billboard - # 5 on Latin Pop Albums and # 7 on Top Latin Albums. (


Bishop Opoku Onyinah

The Chairman, The Church of Pentecost Kwadwo Nimfour Opoku Onyinah is a Ghanaian theologian, a minister and televangelist, who chairs a renowned Pentecostal church, the Church of Pentecost in Ghana.

Joe Praize

We are excited to have Joe Praize come as he has millions of views and downloads all over Africa of his uniquely African style of worship with musical excellence. He’ll be leading us all into a level of African praise and celebration that will make us all feel the heart beat of those that love God in Africa.