MercyMe is a Christian rock band that exploded onto the scene with their hit "I Can Only Imagine", which elevated their debut album, "Almost There", to double platinum certification. The band has gone on to achieve seven No. 1 Billboard singles, win eight Dove Awards, and has been nominated for numerous Grammy and American Music Awards.
Dr. Gary Chapman is one of the world’s leading Christian marriage counselors. He has authored more than 30 books while also serving as associate senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. Dr. Chapman’s globally renowned book, The 5 Love Languages, has sold more than 10 million copies and has been translated in 50 languages.
Francesca Battistelli is a Dove Award-winning singer-songwriter whose first studio album, “My Paper Heart”, was certified gold. Her unique musical styling blends her own interests in jazz, rock, gospel, and R&B. Francesca is married to percussionist Matthew Goodwin with whom she has two children, Matthew and Audrey.
Karen Kingsbury is a #1 New York Times Bestselling novelist with more than 25 million books in print. She is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller as her last dozen novels have hit top spot on national bestseller lists. Several of Karen’s books are in production as theatrical and Hallmark original movies.
Brandon Heath is a multiple Dove Award-winning artist, including two consecutive Male Vocalist of the Year awards. Writing songs and playing guitar since the age of 13, Brandon has perfected his craft with No. 1 songs such as “I'm Not Who I Was” and “Give Me Your Eyes”.
Skip Heitzig is the founder and senior pastor of Calvary of Albuquerque, one of the largest fellowships in the Calvary Chapel network. His amazing testimony goes from drugs and dabbling in the occult to studying under the late Pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. Skip is a noted author and also has a radio ministry, The Connection, which is broadcast worldwide.
Lenya Heitzig is an award-winning author and speaker whose passion for women, God's Word, and worship influences others to recognize God's miraculous hand in the midst of the mundane. As executive director of she Ministries at Calvary Albuquerque, Lenya encourages thousands through weekly Bible studies, national conferences, regional retreats, and the she Ministries website, sheabq.org
Troy Tyler is the founder of Everlasting Tours, holding an MBA and completing Applegate Christian Fellowship's School of Ministry. Troy and his wife Marisha are both passionate about ministry and travel, and have worked to see marriages renewed and strengthened through the Love Song Couples Getaway.