Restore Stage (see map)
1pm -2:30 — Community Worship Service: Drama Teams, Sons of Thunder, Acoustic Worship by Reverb Worship, other guest speakers
3pm — All Came as One
4pm — Reverb Worship
Duck Race (Time to be Determined)
Replenish Stage (see map)
5pm — Not About Me
6:30 — The JJ Weeks Band
8pm — Speaker Dr David Wheeler
9pm — Building 429
Restore Stage (see map)
11pm -12 — midnight After party, barn dance with Fritz
Building 429, comprised of Jason Roy (vocals), Jesse Garcia (guitar), Michael Anderson (drums), and Aaron Branch (bass), released its fifth studio project, Listen to the Sound, on May 10, 2011. Produced by Jason Ingram (Chris Tomlin, Sanctus Real), Rusty Varenkamp (Tenth Avenue North, Sanctus Real) and Rob Hawkins (Fireflight, Anthem Lights), Listen to the Sound debuted at the top of iTunes’ Christian & Gospel Albums chart. The title track hit No. 1 on the CHR chart and Top 5 on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart. Follow up single “Made For You” reached Top 5 on the Christian CHR charts, while the project’s third single, “Where I Belong,” set precedent as the longest-running No. 1 song on the Billboard Christian Audience chart at 15 consecutive weeks. “Where I Belong” was Billboard’s 2012 Christian Song of the Year and Christian AC Song of the Year. In addition, Building 429 was named Billboard’s Christian Songs Artist of the Year and Christian AC Songs Artist of the Year for 2012.
Building 429 first broke through with its 2004 No. 1 hit “Glory Defined,” which was named BMI’s Christian Song of the Year in 2005. That same year, Building 429 was recognized as New Artist of the Year at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards. The group has since amassed a dedicated fan following, playing more than 150 live shows a year while developing its own touring brands “Winter Blast” and “Summer Blast.”
Find Building 429:
- On the web at: www.Building429.com
- On Twitter at: www.twitter.com/building429
- On Facebook at: www.facebook.com/building429
No one is promised an easy, pain-free life. But as Christians those struggles are met with the promise that we don’t have to walk the road alone. That tension is exactly were JJ Weeks Band drew their inspiration for the band’s label debut, All Over The World (Inpop Records). Three years of incessant challenges from family deaths, a difficult pregnancy, and the subsequent health risks with a newborn, to the taxing lifestyle of being full-time touring musicians were all catalysts that birthed the ten songs on the record produced by Scotty Wilbanks (Third Day, Family Force 5, After Edmund, Echoing Angels, DecembeRadio).
The JJ Weeks Band, based in Macon GA, have toured extensively and released three independent projects. Each of the guys have been involved in ministry in some capacity since childhood. Whether singing solos, performing in church musicals, or leading worship, music and ministry have always gone hand in hand. That heart for ministry led Weeks to step out in faith and push for a career in music full-time. Shortly thereafter there talents joined together to create the JJ Weeks Band and consisted of David Hart Bass, Robbie Fritz Drums, Cody Preston Guitar, Don Eanes Keys/Organ, JJ Weeks Vocal.
‘We want people to know that God has their back. That they can trust Him in the midst of the struggles of life because He loves us,’ says Weeks.
The bands music is filled with the pain of real life, but points to a hope that could only be found in a loving God.
Find JJ Weeks:
- On the web at: www.jjweeksband.com
- On Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/jjweeksbandmusic/
- On Twitter at: https://twitter.com/JJWeeksBand
Vision Statement: Our vision is to bring the spirit of awakening through revival. To see the Word of God put into action and fulfilled through continual revival services. Mission Statement: Our mission is to see people from all walks of life come into the full knowledge of how to have a lifelong relationship with their Father in Heaven, with full assurance of His love for them, by sharing the gospel of Christ. We seek to see hearts turn back to the Father in Heaven and in return see the hearts of earthly fathers turn to their children and the hearts of the children turn back to their earthly fathers. The result will be generational blessings and generational revival fire burning in the hearts of God’s sons and daughters. This will bring an end to fatherless generations. We seek to see Jesus save souls, change lives, and instill “on earth as it is in heaven” by establishing God’s kingdom principles in the lives of his children through teaching biblical truths. Our mission, through revival services, is to see lives forever changed by the transforming love of Jesus so that our Father in Heaven receives all the glory and honor.
In late spring of 2013, 5 young college students got together to make a temporary band for a Fellowship of Christian Athletes retreat. After practicing and putting together a few songs we came to find out that the event had been canceled. We thought we had wasted our time but God had other plans. From there, we decided to form a band and play a couple of shows. During that summer we learned more and more songs, and every time we learned a new one, we grew closer as a band and to God. Trey Tate, came to use with a band name, All Came As One, and at first, we didn’t really feel it, and then we found a bible verse that proved that, that should be our name. The verse is 1 Corinthians 12:12, “The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.” We all come from so many different backgrounds, and music styles. Sometimes we butt heads on how a song should be played or which song we should do but we usually come to an agreement because that’s what we do. We all come together as one body. So our first gig was at The Battleground in Hillsville, VA. After that show, the rest was history. We started playing more and more shows. Sometimes it became overwhelming with our normal lives, and band lives. From school, work, social lives, and the band itself, it became hard to try to fit everything into a balanced schedule. But God always provides for us. 2 years later, we are still playing where The Lord takes us, and show no signs of slowing down. We have been blessed to open for major artists like Dan Bremnes, The NeverClaim, Jason Crabb, and Building 429. Our fan base is so great as well. They are there for us all the time and love to come and worship with us, and that is just awesome! There have been so many new faces and friends that we have met and God has blessed us with new lifelong friendships. Right now the road is unclear where we may end up but we are excited for our future, and what God has in store for us as musicians and individuals.
Not About Me is an evangelistic ministry team that plays contemporary Christian /gospel blues and is well known for the Hammond organ sound. Their priority is to tell people that Jesus Christ loves them. Their vision is international ministry and members have been able to minister in five different countries in the past 10 years.
Fritz Schindler is a whirlwind of musical enthusiasm. His energetic live shows combine him playing a vast array of traditional Appalachian instruments—mandolin, guitar, hammered dulcimer, bouzouki, banjo, percussion—along with his versatile singing voice and oftentimes his amazing backing band, The Saucy Fellows. Added into the mix when playing solo are intricate live-looping and layering techniques. Whether with his band or solo, we like to call this unique and spell-binding music Contagious Folk ‘n’ Roll.
The talented multi-instrumentalist singer grew up in the epicenter of Appalachian heritage, Berea, KY, and is proud to now call Radford, VA his home. Fritz and his wife, Andrea, have three daughters, two dogs, and a house full of laughter and music. Fritz’s debut EP, Sunlight Breaking Through the Trees(produced by Brian Bunn, multi-instrumentalist for Travis Rhett, Third Day and Decemberadio) released in December 2013 and songs from the project have frequently played on college radio stations in multiple states. The deeply personal songs weave stories of struggle, discovery, tough choices, disappointment, and ultimately hope. Promoting the album led to Fritz performing live for two Roanoke TV stations and later giving several live remote interviews for a Kansas radio station. Over the years, Fritz has shared the stage with such notable acts as Hawk Nelson, The Vespers, Raymond & Ruth McLain, The New Coon Creek Girls, Nevertheless, BlueTree, Ilia, The Afters, and 7eventh Time Down. In 2014 Fritz began touring with a full backing band, playing concerts, churches, and festivals in Tennessee, West Virginia, and his home states of Virginia and Kentucky. In 2015, Fritz hit the road again with his talented backing band as well as playing a few solo shows, both featuring more instrumental songs, live-looping, and as always, the signature smile and warm enthusiasm he brings to every stage. The musical highlight of 2015 was producing and self-releasing his first holiday EP, A Folk ‘n’ Roll Christmas! and leading a multiartist Christmas tour of the same name.
Dates for shows in 2016 are being booked now. Please give us a holler if you would like Fritz to perform in your area for a special event, concert, festival, or to lead worship. He would love to meet you! All venues are options as he is equally comfortable playing on a small stage, large stage, coffee shop, church, restaurant, club, or for whatever special gathering you envision. Book Fritz now to take your event up a notch. A remarkably entertaining and energetic notch! No matter your age or musical preference, within a few short minutes, Fritz Schindler will have your toes tapping, hands clapping, and before you know it, you’ll probably find yourself singing or dancing along…
Find Fritz Schindler:
- On the web at: www.fritzschindler.com
- On YouTube at: http://j.mp/fritz-youtube
- On iTunes at: http://j.mp/fritz-sunlight-itunes
- On Twitter at: @fritzschindler
- On Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/fritzschindler
David Wheeler: Speaker Saturday Night
Professor of Evangelism and Student Ministry
Director for The Center for Ministry Training
Dr. David Wheeler joined the Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary/LU Faculty in 2006 after spending five years as the Evangelism Resource Group Leader for the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio. Previous to that he was an Associate Professor of Church Planting and Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as serving as the Evangelism and Prayer Director for seven years for the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana. In addition, he has been the Senior Pastor of three growing churches in Tennessee and Texas.
He serves in a dual role at Liberty University/Seminary. He is not only a Professor of Evangelism, but he also represents the North American Mission Board as a field missionary on campus. In addition, he serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Ministry Training.
Dr. Wheeler is known widely for his writings in the area of Servanthood Evangelism, where he often participates in conferences as well as consulting for local congregations. He also has a special interest in sports-based ministries and event evangelism including evangelistic block parties, creative outreach ministries, etc.
As far as resources, he has contributed articles on creative approaches to evangelism in both SBCLife and OnMission magazines. And aside from the Servanthood Evangelism Manual, among other projects, he has contributed to the Ministry Evangelism Toolkit, the Total Church Life Workbook, Prayer to Share Material, Family to Family, Evangelism Planner, The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics (2007), and Innovate Church (B & H, 2008). He also co-authored Minister to Others (Lifeway, 2009); Evangelism Is . . . (B & H, 2010); and Great Commission to Worship (B & H, 2011). In addition, he co-edited the Preacher Sourcebook (Thomas Nelson, 2010, 2011, 2012) and the Congregational Care Manual (Thomas Nelson, 2010).
Dr. Wheeler graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a BS in Education (1983); and a Masters of Divinity and PHD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1987 & 1994). He is married to his High School Sweetheart, Debbi and has two daughters, Dana and Kara, who are both graduates and employees of Liberty University.
Reverberation: an echo; a reflection of sound; a resounding continuation
Reverb Worship is committed to echoing God’s glory in dynamic worship. Whether within the four walls of Oasis Church, in the community, or beyond, Reverb is devoted to lifting the name of Jesus high and encouraging all believers to seek and desire new depths of worship. Jesus said, “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24 ESV). This ministry’s goal is to encounter God through true, spiritual worship, regardless of venue. Reverb Worship is dedicated to declaring the greatness of God, reverberating His love and mercy to all, so that His Kingdom may be expanded in the New River Valley and beyond in this generation.
God Sent is a Husband and Wife Team that have a heart full of love for the Lord! For over 20 years their passion in their music ministry are for all to hear the Anointing of God.
Isaiah (10:27) says: “And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the Anointing.”
Their desire while they minister in Songs is that people will be saved!…
Their group performs of all types of Christian Music, such as: Contemporary, Praise-worship, Southern-Gospel, Blue-Grass-Gospel, Hymns, Country-Gospel, and all with a mixture of Live-Music, and Backing-tracks which gives everybody music they can enjoy.
God Sent Group is Drew-Collins on Lead Vocals, Backup Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Classical Guitar, Resonator Guitar, and Ukulele. Patty-Collins on Lead Vocals, Backup Vocals, Tambourine.
Find God Sent:
- On Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/GodSent2015
It was in the high plains of New Mexico that I discovered my own personal journey. In 2002, my husband accepted an opportunity to open a medical practice in Hobbs, New Mexico. I left a job, multiple organizational memberships and responsibilities, friends, family, waterfalls and mountain streams to find myself in an unfamiliar territory.
I came to realize that it is in times of isolation and stillness that God can speak to you. While I had always loved to teach and had been in nursing for over 30 years, I didn’t feel that it was “enough.” I kept saying, “There must be more to life than this.” Through my search, I came across a life coach on television one morning and as I heard her speak, I knew that was the profession for me.
After completing the training for personal coaching, I started to coach for Family Drug Court and my life changed. For the first time in my life, I couldn’t wait to get to “work”. I looked forward everyday to helping these young women find their path from rehab to their life’s purpose. I have only God to thank for gifting me with the ability and desire to help with His work.
“You made such an impression on me that my entire life has changed, and for the better. I’m not sure of the exact moment in time, or the exact words you spoke, but something definitely impacted my life in an empowering and positive way. Thank you for doing what you do, you are making a difference.”
– Becky Ross, New Mexico
Today, I spend my time presenting keynote and break-out presentations, engaging in personal coaching, designing spiritual and nursing retreats, leading a lifestyle Bible study and organizing workshops for individuals and organizations. I speak from the heart to women and men in an effort to help them understand the power they hold to change other’s lives. There is no meeting by coincidence and there are incredible opportunities for us to share and grow.
I also enjoy working with my nursing colleagues in our efforts to end lateral violence (years of engrained “eating of our young”) and raising scores of our patient’s perception of care. What I know for sure is that in order to complete both of these missions, we have to start within the hearts of each individual nurse within our systems.
- On the web: http://patfarrellcoach.com/