The 2019 World Conference music and comedy lineup is shaping up to be the best ever! Big Daddy Weave, The Ball Brothers, Ken Kington and more will headline the special events at this year’s event. Purchase your tickets early, these events will sell out!
|Big Daddy Weave is one of Christian music’s most loved and respected artists. A mainstay at radio, the band achieved their most recent hit single with “The Lion and The Lamb.” This follows five consecutive No. 1 singles, including “Love Come To Life,” “Redeemed,” “The Only Name (Yours Will Be),” “Overwhelmed” and “My Story.” “Redeemed” became an anthem of unprecedented impact when it spent 11 weeks at No. 1, was dubbed “Song of the Year” at the first annual K-LOVE Fan Awards, earned Dove Award and Billboard Music Award nominations and was certified Gold by the RIAA. Since forming in 2002, Big Daddy Weave members Mike Weaver (lead vocals, guitar), Jay Weaver (bass, vocals), Jeremy Redmon (guitar, vocals), Joe Shirk (saxophone, keys, vocals) and Brian Beihl (drums) have released seven full-length projects, amassed more than one million units in album sales and have received numerous honors, including ASCAP and BMI Awards and the prestigious Rich Mullins Artist Impact Award, among others.|
|The Ball Brothers are in a league of their own. When it comes to the Ball Brothers, forget what you know about other “gospel quartets.” Because this unique group stands in stark contrast to many preconceived notions regarding traditional quartet music, the Ball Brothers have found life “outside of the box.” Tenor vocalist, Andrew, states, “We’re a younger group and we’re a different kind of group. At first, it was a struggle trying to imitate other groups and fit into the proverbial ‘southern gospel mold’. We finally stopped apologizing for what we weren’t and have embraced the uniqueness of our God-given voices and harmonies. Since then, our musical horizons have expanded, and our ministry has really taken off.”|
|Ted Cunningham Ted Cunningham is the founding pastor of Woodland Hills Family Church in Branson, Missouri. He and his wife, Amy, have been married for over 20 years, and have two children, Corynn and Carson. He is the author of Fun Loving You, Trophy Child, and Young and In Love and coauthor of four books with Dr. Gary Smalley including The Language of Sex and From Anger to Intimacy. His most recent release is Come to the Family Table, which he coauthored with Amy. He is a comedian on the Date Night Comedy Tour and a frequent conference speaker at churches and events across the country. Ted is a graduate of Liberty University and Dallas Theological Seminary.|
|Kenn Kington is one of the most popular Comics on XM radio and performs regularly across the country, but KENN is so much MORE than a comedian. KENN has spoken to hundreds of companies giving amazing focus in the midst of change, maximizing productivity, developing record-breaking product launches, but there’s MORE. Yes, KENN was also a top 10 salesman in a Fortune 500 growth company, so KENN is MORE than a motivator.KENN has written two bestselling books on relationships and records a regular radio show/podcast that inspires thousands to experience life to the fullest. Yet, KENN is MORE than simply inspirational.When you hear KENN, rest assured you will be entertained, encouraged, challenged and inspired but the greatest benefit is that YOU will leave with more hope, clarity, insight and motivation to experience true success and significance.Hearing KENN is truly a unique experience and will leave you wanting even… MORE!!|
|Michael O’Brien was the lead singer of the Christian band, NewSong, for seven years. Sensing that God was placing a strong call on his life to step out and minister as a solo artist, he resigned his position with the band and has now been serving in the music ministry on his own for some 20 years. Michael has built a reputation as an incredibily gifted singer/songwriter with a heart for ministering to the body of Christ.|
|Charles Billingsley is one of Christian music’s most captivating Inspirational voices, but for this singer, worship leader, husband, father and teacher—to name but a few of his leading roles—it’s what’s behind the music that has truly made the man. Launching his career more than two decades ago fronting GRAMMY®- nominated genre giants NewSong, Charles has since headlined more than 3,000 concerts and released 24 recordings as a solo artist. Also a sought-after worship leader at Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California, and he regularly appears at such popular events as Women of Joy, Gridiron Men and Celebrators, among numerous others.|