Gateway Student Conference is about igniting a generation to change the world.
In this 3-day conference, Junior and Senior High students from all around will experience incredible life-changing moments encountering God through worship, media, and God's Word.
John currently serves as an Associate Pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas under the leadership of Pastor Joel Osteen. As an in 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 say one thing in many ways: Jesus Saves and He loves you with an everlasting love!
Rich Wilkerson Jr. is a worldwide dynamic communicator with a passion to encourage and inspire this generation to live for Christ. His honest and upfront approach brings a fresh viewpoint and clarity to life's issues. Rich truly believes in empowering youth and young adults around the world to serve God in a local church. Rich currently serves as an associate pastor at Trinity Church in Miami, Florida. Rich and his wife, DawnChere lead a weekly young adult gathering in Miami called The Rendezvous. The Rendezvous has grown from 60 people since 2007 and now breaks attendance over 1300 weekly. You can watch Rich every week on JCTV as he hosts the talk show Top3 which features popular Christian personalities and round table discussion on current news.
DawnCheré Wilkerson pastors the Rendezvous (The Vous) along with her husband Rich. She is the Worship Pastor for Trinity Church & The Vous and serves as the Marketing Director as well. DawnCheré is committed to encouraging this generation & empowering others to fearlessly step into their unique destiny.
Tim is an Associate Pastor at Gateway Church, a multi-campus, evangelistic, Spirit-empowered church in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Tim speaks both nationally and internationally strengthening believers with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Tim began preaching at the age of 20 years old and has already impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. His dynamic teaching style and uncanny ability to make people understand the gospel message is the reason why he has been such an asset to ministries across cultural and denominational lines. Tim is happily married to Juliette, his bride of 14 years and they have two sons, Nathan and Noah.
Mike Guzzardo currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Gateway Students, at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas where he has helped develop a multi-site youth ministry model that services more than 1,500 students and their families each week across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Mike is also a frequent speaker at churches and conferences throughout North America including "Acquire the Fire", which hosts more than 150,000 in annual attendance. In 2011, he released All In, a book about finding true life on the path to total surrender. Mike's passion is to inspire people to live with a whole-hearted commitment to Christ and then equip them with the tools necessary to walk in the fullness of the potential that God has placed inside of them. Mike lives in Trophy Club, Texas with his wife, Alicia, and their two daughters, Bella and Mia.
Brian Cromer currently serves as the Pastor of Gateway Students at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas under the leadership of Pastors Robert and Debbie Morris. He oversees the creation and development of vision, systems and structures within Gateway Students, and also serves on the speaking team for the multi-site ministry, which serves over 1,500 students and families each week across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. With over 10 years of full-time ministry experience, his commitment and ability to effectively communicate real truth to real people has seen countless lives impacted by the power and presence of a real God. Brian is passionate to see students realize that they are not the church of tomorrow; they are the church of today. He and his wife, Heather, live in Roanoke, Texas with their two-year-old son, Jordan, who is going to be the best big brother to Caleb come early June.
Jason Laird currently serves as a Gateway Students Pastor at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas under the leadership of Pastors Robert and Debbie Morris. He oversees the Gateway Students campus pastors, oversees the creative process for all things Gateway Students and also serves on the speaking team for the multi-site ministry, which serves over 1,500 students and families each week across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. God has given Jason a gift to communicate in an engaging and relevant way to any audience of any size. With over 14 years of ministry experience in student and young adult ministry, Jason's assignment is as clear today as it was when he began, to raise up a generation devoted to God and devoted to others. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Grapevine, Texas with their two handsome sons, Liam and Nixon.
Generate is the next generation worship of Gateway Church based in Southlake, Texas. Led by David and Alena Moore, Generate is a group of individual artists collected for the purpose of knowing God. Passionate about serving their local church, they focus their energies on loving God, living a life of worship and making music about it.
Rend Collective is a group of folk-influenced worshipers from the small coastal town of Bangor in Northern Ireland. The Collective developed organically, outside of the influence of the music industry and CCM culture, as a self-described "group of confused twenty-somethings trying to figure out faith, life, God and community." Today, the internationally recognized band has toured the United States for more than two years, sharing the stage with Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Tenth Avenue North and Lecrae. The band's goal is to bring a new approach to congregational worship.
Social Club is a South Florida-based Hip Hop duo that consists of Martymar and F.E.R.N. The crew believes in being honest, having fun, and Jesus. "Our ministry is to influence the influencers." says Martymar of Social Club. "Our hearts are for this generation. Our hearts are to reach people and help people understand that God created you the way you are. We want people to embrace who God made you to be and not what this world wants you to be. We are just two guys who love God."
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