One of the highlights of each CHIC experience is hearing from our incredible speakers. This diverse team of kingdom builders is passionate about sharing God’s word as well as their stories. The messages are sure to have a profound impact on students’ lives!
Eugene Cho will be returning to CHIC in 2018! Eugene is the founder and Lead Pastor of Quest Church– an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, WA– and the founder and visionary of One Day's Wages (ODW)– a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. Eugene was with us at CHIC 2015 and we are so excited to have him back!
Megan Fate Marshman
Megan Fate Marshman has devoted her life to loving and listening to God and overflowing His love to others. Currently, Megan is the Director of Women's Ministries at Hume Lake Christian Camps and leads the Young Adult Ministry at Arbor Road Church. She wrote the book SelfLess, co-wrote the book 7 Family Ministry Essentials and served as the Director of Student Resources and Events for David C Cook as she led a team in creating TruIdentity: A spiritually forming, Christ-centered and family-empowered youth ministry curriculum line. Megan lives in Long Beach, CA with her husband, Randy, and son, Foster.
"Growing up in Akron, Ohio, I would have never dreamed that my life would look the way it does today. I was the typical quiet kid who found his freedom in writing... I often wrote about my dream of moving to New York or Los Angeles for a fresh start. I began experimenting with acting, script writing, and hip hop in college and was invited to Atlanta for a rap show after a summer of quasi-successful performances throughout Ohio. This was big deal! The big city was finally calling! I later realized it wasn’t, but maybe God was. Maybe God was leading me to Atlanta. I packed up and decided it was now or never... I discovered that I found deep fulfillment in helping people. I was later asked to work at my church and I accepted. It was there that I found that creating is best when paired with great purpose... I now create to connect people to purpose through messages, music, media, and anything else I can get my hands on. I may have been born Sojourner, but I’ve learned that everyone can ‘Journey Well’."
Albert Tate is the founding pastor of Fellowship Monrovia in Monrovia, CA– 0ne of the fastest-growing multiethnic churches in the United States. He is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ both with the local church and the global community. Blending the power of storytelling with humor, Albert enjoys illustrating God's amazing grace and love in church, academic, and conference settings. He also serves on the Board of Trustees at Azusa Pacific University and the Museum for the Bible in Washington, DC. He is a contributing author to Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Robert is passionately in love with Jesus. For 10 years he has crisscrossed the globe, preaching the gospel and taking every opportunity to tell people about the love of Jesus Christ. He is a family man, husband to Taylor Madu, and father to baby Everly. Robert presents the gospel in such a unique and dynamic way that you're leaning in, holding on to every word that is spoken, as he paints the beauty of the transforming, powerful, life-giving word of God. In addition to his itinerate ministry, he services on the teaching team at Trinity Church in Cedar Hill, TX. He is a fashion fanatic, cheers loud for America's team, the Dallas Cowboys, and enjoys watching movies in his man-cave!
Here is our list of amazing artists that will join us at MainStage at CHIC 2018! We can't wait!
Australian Brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone joined us at CHIC 2015, and we are so excited to have them back in 2018! Named as one of the "Best New Artists To Watch" by Billboard in 2012, For King & Country has since given us hit tracks like "Priceless" and "Fix My Eyes" from their album, "RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG."
New York native Andy Mineo is a hip hop recording artist known for his reflective lyricism. His sophomore album, Uncomfortable, became the No. 1 Independent record in the country and delivered a No. 3 and No.10 position on Billboard’s Hip Hop and Top 200 album charts, respectively. Mineo headlined the Uncomfortable Tour, a 52-city tour which sold out legendary venues across America and in Europe. He has appeared on Sirius XM’s Sway In The Morning, MTV, and his colossal hit “You Can’t Stop Me” won an ESPN Whammy Award for MLB’s Top Walk Up Song. Andy Mineo carries his music beyond through scripting, producing and directing many of his own music videos. Beyond the critical adulation, he is a born communicator with comedic timing who has become a social media juggernaut with an audience of over 1.3M and growing.
Kings Kaleidoscope has a history of breaking convention. The band first met at church, reimagining hymns and ecclesial melodies. But what started under lofted ceilings soon broke through, reaching the ready ears of crowds and critics. Five EPs and two critically-acclaimed LPs later (both landing in the top 10 on Billboard's gospel chart), King's continues to reinvent their medium. Genre-bending rhythms, bold arrangements, and soaring melodies underscore the diverse influences within the band. Chad Gardner leads the collective of friends; up to ten members strong, and all hands stretch the canvas until it sings. Their latest project, “The Beauty Between,” is another transformation, but what remains true—and what resonates with fans—is the creative core: an honest expression of the ache, love, and color of a life redeemed.
DJ Bobbito is one of the most active Deejays in Los Angeles, CA. Having deejayed for over 14 years, touring nationally and internationally with PAX217, you can find him in any environment from corporate events, private parties, and national confrences. When he’s not deejaying he is operating as an Event Production Coordinator for Urban Youth Workers Institute & DJ’s at all of the Catalyst events in Atlanta, Dallas & Los Angeles. He can also be found helping produce and create events around the country.