Nick Hall is the Founder and Chief Communicator for PULSE, a ministry at the center of some of the largest student-led prayer and outreach efforts in the world, and the author of the book Reset. Since 2006, he has shared the Gospel with nearly three million students and is regularly featured as a speaker at PULSE and partnership events around the world. He has been featured on major media outlets including the U.S. News & World Report and Fox News. Nick believes that God can use anyone, from anywhere, to do anything. His passion is to “awaken culture to the reality of Jesus.”
From producing chart-topping singles for Lecrae, Andy Mineo and Trip Lee, to having his songs played on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, GAWVI has cemented himself as one of the most invigorating producers in recent memory. As a first generation American, GAWVI was raised to live by faith. & The altar, and worshiping God, feels like home and feels amazing. I just want to be a vessel.” As a result of his refreshing approach as a producer, DJ, and Dove Award-winning songwriter, GAWVI has been able to carve his own path, merging hip-hop, pop, and electro to create a sound with a uniquely global appeal. With his new solo album, his aim is to usher in a new sound, and to redefine the possibilities of what popular music can accomplish.
One of America's most inspiring and challenging communicators, Pastor Bill Wilson is the founder and pastor of Metro World Child in Brooklyn, NY. Metro World Child operates programs in some of the toughest neighborhoods in the world, including more than 200 sites in New York City, as well as in the Philippines, Romania, Kenya, India and South Africa. Metro World Child is currently the world’s largest Sunday School, serving nearly 150,000 children each week with after school programs, Sunday School services, child sponsorships, special programs and personal home visits. For almost 30 years, Pastor Bill has worked to rescue hurting children and offer a message of salvation and love that encourages them to stay in school and away from destructive behaviors common to the inner-city. The principles Pastor Bill shares transcend countries, cultures and communities and can be applied at any level of ministry for those who are tired of mediocrity.
Mike Van Meter has been on staff at Foothills Christian Church for over 17 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 three energetic yet adorable children reside in San Diego.
Cole Walowac and Dylan Housewright of Capital Kings have had a heart for music and ministry since they were in middle school – both were part of their respective church’s youth worship bands. Today, the duo seeks to mix biblical truth with the life of the party; their music is an energizing reminder, with powerful gospel-charged lyrics and rhythm to match, of how God transforms our lives and gives us the power to proclaim His name. “We want to take our talent for music and use it to glorify God with the art form of electronic music.” Their goal is to bring an alternative to the established genre while offering something their audience can connect with in a spiritual way. “We want people to connect with the music and be taken on a journey.”
Neil Hoffman has worked with young people for nearly 20 years in a variety of capacities – previously as director of Youth Venture Teen Center South El Cajon, and currently as the college/career and young families pastor at Foothills Christian Church. Neil’s witty yet thoughtful preaching style makes him a captivating, well-received speaker. He, his wife Heather, and his four rambunctious boys are eagerly awaiting boy number five, due to arrive in May.