Voices kicks off this August and we’re so excited for this amazing line up! For the next 5 weeks we get to welcome speakers from around the country who are shaping their communities through their gifts and passions. You will not want to miss this!

Join us August 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 8:30a, 10:30a and 12.30p!

August 5 – Dave Gibbons 

Dave Gibbons has a passion for emerging, next-generation leadership development, community transformation and consulting business leaders and artists. He uses his passion in three different global playgrounds: The first is The Awaken Group, a consulting firm specializing in creativity, culture and innovation in leadership; the second is a movement of churches not bound by geography called Newsong throughout Southeast Asia, China, India, Korea, Mexico City, London, and North America. Lastly, he serves as the Founder and CEO of XEALOTS, a creative global human development collective focused on Misfit Leaders.

He’s written an award-winning book on adaptive leadership called The Monkey and the Fishand a leadership book, Xealots: Defying the Gravity of Normalityand a book on the shift that the church is now experiencing globally, Small Cloud Rising: How Dreamers, Creatives, Misfits and Poets are Awakening the Ancient Future Church.

August 12 – Daniel Hill 

Daniel Hill is the founding pastor of River City Community Church in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. River City has set out to become a multiethnic community of Jesus followers who transform the city of Chicago through worship, reconciliation and neighborhood development. The church was started by Hill in 2003, with a longing to see increased spiritual renewal as well as social and economic justice in the Humboldt Park neighborhood and entire city, demonstrating compassion and alleviating poverty as tangible expressions of the Kingdom of God.

Daniel is the author of two books, 10:10: Life to the Fullestand White Awake. He and his wife, Elizabeth Arnott-Hill, have two children, Xander and Gabriella.

August 19 – Carlos Rodriguez 

Carlos Rodriguez is a pastor, an activist, a communicator and a provocative preacher. He was born and raised in Puerto Rico but was transformed and trained in the revival in Toronto. He’s the CEO of The Happy NPO and the author of Simply Sonship, Drop The Stones and the forthcoming book, Proximity. He and his wife, Catherine, serve as Lead Pastors of Catch The Fire Raleigh. They live in North Carolina with their three children and travel to the nations sharing the fire of the Holy Spirit and the message of sonship.

August 26 – Alise Barrymore 

Alise Barrymore is a gifted communicator that creates experiential learning environments for students and adults using a unique fusion of classical spiritual disciplines and practices and contemporary artistic expressions. She’s a thought-leader in the Emerging Church’s conversation on the development of a relevant Christian witness in a post-modern context. She is a student of culture whose praxis has been informed by a Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality, a Masters of Divinity and a Bachelor of Arts in African and African American Studies, with an emphasis in history.

Alise serves as the Lead Pastor of The Emmaus Community in Chicago Heights, with sixteen years of cross-cultural ministry experience that include preaching, worship leadership, pastoral care, volunteer development and ministerial training.

September 2 – Harvey Carey

Harvey Carey is the Founder and Senior Pastor of the Citadel of Faith Covenant Church in Detroit, Michigan. He is a dynamic speaker whose global ministry continues to change lives with the transforming truth of God’s word. As a Youth Pastor in Chicago, Carey developed a nationally emulated youth ministry model that has reached thousands of teens in inner-cities across the nation.

Passionate about restoring the inner-city, Carey has partnered with several community organizations and nonprofits providing housing, social services and ministry to youth and and children in the city of Detroit. His inspiring leadership and vision for urban renewal unites people across boundaries of race, age, class and culture. Carey, his wife, Nancy and daughter, Tiffany, reside in the heart of Detroit.