John Gray

Associate Pastor
Lakewood Church
Houston, Texas

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ABOUT John Gray

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, John accepted Jesus Christ as Savior at seven years old at Bethel Baptist Church under the pastorate of Dr. Wayne Davis. The product of two musically gifted parents, John showed an early affinity for music and was directing the choir at seven years old. His passion for music and the arts was evident throughout his formative as he was a part of every theatrical production at church and at school.

After graduating from Withrow High School in 1991, John accepted an academic scholarship to The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio where he continued to pursue music and acting. A sudden and devastating illness to John’s beloved grandmother at the beginning of his sophomore year caused John to lose focus on his academics and he subsequently flunked out of school after that semester. Derailed temporarily, John headed home to seek direction and clarity for his next move. He subsequently enrolled in The University of Cincinnati and became a part of the traveling Gospel Choir that represented the school around the country. While home, John heeded the call to the preached ministry on the Sunday of his 21st birthday at Bethel Baptist Church and preached his first sermon that September. His life would never be the same.

Not long after accepting the call to preach the Gospel, John was asked to be a cast member in a touring stage play starring Grammy award-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin and The Family. From there, God began to open doors that would allow John to serve God while utilizing the gifts of music, comedy and preaching that God had given him.

After touring with Kirk Franklin, John’s heart led him to participate in a musical tour whose purpose was to eliminate racism and create equality in the Body of Christ. The tour was headlined by DC Talk, Out of Eden and The Katinas.

It was clear to John that God wanted him to be a bridge builder and that comedy would be a gateway to bring the Body of Christ together. John uses all the gifts God has given him to reach people with hope, healing, forgiveness, and freedom found in Jesus Christ. From directing, producing or co-producing award-winning films, releasing two musical albums, a comedy DVD and appearing on hit T.V. shows “Sister, Sister” and “Tyler Perry’s The House of Payne,” John is determined to show that you can use every gift God has given you to build the Kingdom of God and bless people.

As an on-demand speaker, John has traveled the world sharing the Gospel of the Kingdom in his unique and uncompromising way. From South Africa to Australia and many places in between, God has taken John around the world to speak to youth, young adults, entire churches, conferences, and camps to say one thing in many ways: Jesus Saves and He loves you with an everlasting love! John currently serves as an Associate Pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas under the leadership of Pastor Joel Osteen.

Wherever God takes John here and into the future, he is determined to serve with passion, humility, and power. John is quick to acknowledge that although he is grateful for the places God has taken him and the ministries that have opened their doors to him, nothing compares to the joy of his life, His wife of two and a half years Aventer, their son John W. Gray IV, and their newborn daughter, Theory Aspyn-Sky Gray.

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Natalie Boyce

Lead Pastor

Youth America 

Oklahoma City, OK

Natalie Boyce


Natalie Boyce serves as a Lead Pastor at Church of the Harvest, overseeing the Worship and Creative Teams.

As a pastor at the church for 15 years, Natalie and her husband Chandler Boyce travel to speak and lead worship for Youth America, which was founded by her father Kirk Pankratz in 1987.

Chandler and Natalie have a beautiful daughter, Vivienne, and enjoy exploring local restaurants and hitting the open road on their Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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Rob King

Senior Pastor
Vineyard Cincinnati Church
Cincinnati, OH

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Rob King is the senior pastor of Vineyard Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Vineyard is a growing church with 6,000 people in attendance.

Rob is focused on sharing the gospel message and encouraging people to passionately follow Christ. Rob began serving as Senior Pastor in 2013.

He is a graduate of Illinois State University with a background in social work prior to entering full-time ministry in 1997. Rob and his wife Stephanie have three children, Jenna, Peyton, and Caleb.

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Zach Freeman

Worship Director
Vineyard Cincinnati Church
Cincinnati, OH

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Zach Freeman is the Worship Pastor at Vineyard Cincinnati Church. He has led worship for churches, camps, and conferences for over 7 years.

God has given Zach an engaging, vibrant sound and heart for worship. Zach grew up in Chicago and Miami and has been given the opportunity to lead thousands in worship.

He and his wife Daniella are the proud parents of two children and enjoy doing ministry together.

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Steve Andres

Calvary Church
Naperville, IL

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Bio coming soon

Megan Fate Marshman

Calvary Church
Naperville, IL

Megan Fate Marshmań


Megan Fate Marshman loves God and delights in overflowing His awesome love to others. She leads the Women’s Ministry at Hume Lake, shepherds young adults at Arbor Road Church, and speaks about Jesus around the world. She recently wrote a book called SelfLess...empowering people with how to think less about yourself while simultaneously thinking more of yourself. Megan lives in Long Beach, California with her husband and son.

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Executive Director for MVMNT
Brooklyn Tabernacle
Brooklyn, NY

Jovan Ramos


Jovan Ramos has a passion to reach and raise up a generation to live for Jesus Christ. He is on staff at the Brooklyn Tabernacle, where he is the Executive Director for MVMNT, the young adult ministry.

Over the last few years, MVMNT has become the largest young adult gathering in NYC on Friday nights. In downtown Brooklyn, people are gathering to hear relevant teaching, build authentic friendships and encounter Jesus through worship and prayer.

Jovan is married to his lovely wife Amy, and have three young children, Charlotte, Benjamin, and Camryn.

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Hip Hop Artist/Spoken Word



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Juan Martinez III

Conference Host
Vineyard Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Juan Martinez


Juan Martinez III accepted the call to youth ministry after surrendering his life to Jesus as a teenager. He spent his teenage years in unhealthy social settings, which resulted in poor grades and trouble with the law. His life was spiraling downhill.

After living on his own as a teenager, he turned to his parents, church, and youth pastor who mentored him and were positive voices in his life. Through this, Juan started the process of surrendering to God's calling in his life.

Juan met his beautiful wife Katelynn at Evangel University and now have three amazing children. They enjoy traveling and spending time with their family. Juan's been a motivational speaker in public schools, local sports teams, and enjoys speaking at youth events, retreats, camps, and churches.

Juan currently serves as Senior Director of Outreach at Vineyard Cincinnati Church and is the Youth Conference Director for SOS.

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Melissa Quinones

Children's Pastor
New Life Covenant Church
Chicago, IL

Melissa Quinones


Melissa Quinones is the Children's Director of New Life Covenant Church in the Windy City of Chicago. She has been serving in Children’s Ministry since 2007. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Education and later realized that her favorite subject to teach is JESUS!

Melissa's goal in life is to teach students just how real God is, and just how powerful they are with Him! She strives to insert energy, passion, and laughter into every message, lesson, and dance move! Although she loves to have fun in ministry, her favorite moments are spent with kids at the altar.

Melissa and her husband Joey have a fur baby named Rocko. They enjoy cooking together, competitive board games, and late night bike rides to get frozen yogurt. They also love to entertain their family, friends, and the students they serve.

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Executive Teaching Pastor
Vineyard Cincinnati Church
Cincinnati, OH

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Eric Ferris is the Executive Teaching Pastor of Vineyard Cincinnati. That’s the fancy way of saying he oversees the staff and ministries of the church and that you’ll catch him teaching on the weekends and various classes at the church. He holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Wheaton Graduate School.

Eric is known for bringing clarity in complexity, love for the local church, and a straightforward approach to life and ministry. Eric and his wife D’Ann have four children: Michael, Courtney, Erin, and Katie.

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High School Pastor
Saddleback Church
Orange County, CA

Cody Adamś


Bio Coming Soon

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Shane Huey

High School Pastor
Vineyard Columbus
Columbus, OH

Shane Huey


Shane Huey is the High School Pastor at Vineyard Columbus in Columbus, Ohio. He is a Columbus native with a passion to see the glory of God spread all across the city.

"Columbus raised. Jesus Praised." Shane is a dynamic communicator of God's word, bringing both his passion and humor to his down-to-earth style.

You will likely find Shane in a sneaker store or a coffee shop with his beautiful wife and best friend, Allyse Huey. Shane and Allyse have one son, J.R.

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Chris Cox

ONE21 Director
Back2Back Ministries
Cincinnati, OH

Chris Cox


Chris Cox invests his time resourcing emerging generations to live like Jesus. He has served with Back2Back Ministries for the past 10 years, first as the Director of One21, and now as the Director of Back2Back Cincinnati.

One21 resources students, youth pastors, parents, and churches tools that help them engage in culture with a kingdom perspective. Since 2008, over 7,000 middle school and high school students from Dayton and Cincinnati have connected to Jesus through the One21 movement.

In 2017, Back2Back expanded its global orphan care ministry to include American cities. As Back2Back Cincinnati launches in 2018, Chris and his team will be working toward the sustainability of vulnerable youth, children, and families in Cincinnati. In addition, Chris partners with other interchurch ministries and invests in discipling cultures in national and international communities.

Before joining Back2Back, Chris was a youth pastor in Xenia, OH. He is a graduate of Cincinnati Christian University, where he also serves as an adjunct professor. Chris and his wife Sara have two daughters, Sunnie and Brinkli, and a son, Finn.

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