Speakers & Artists

STUART HALL
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SPEAKER

Stuart Hall provides vision and leadership for two highly effective organizations (Orange & V21).  He deeply desires to develop spiritually influential students that engage culture.  Stuart partners with great organizations like the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to develop students as leaders, he travels and speaks to thousands of students, leaders, coaches and parents each year, has coauthored three books (The Seven Checkpoints: Seven Principles Every Teenager Needs to Know, MAX Q: Developing Students of Influence and Wired: For a Life of Worship, Leaders Edition), and hopes to one day author one or two more.  Stuart laughs incessantly and serves as a volunteer high school varsity girls basketball coach.  He relishes watching his son play football at Duke University, his oldest daughter play basketball at Rollins College, and his youngest daughter play soccer everywhere.  Stuart loves his beautiful wife Kellee with every fiber of his being.

JAMEY DICKENS
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SPEAKER

Jamey is a pastor, speaker and writer of student content for North Point Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to serving as the Director of High School at the Buckhead campus, he is also one of the voices speaking into the content and strategy for all six North Point locations in the Atlanta area. His greatest passion is to show students that knowing Jesus is the greatest thing on the planet and inspire them to live radically for Him. As a long time friend of BigStuf, Jamey loves getting to speak, write and dream with the Bigstuf family every summer. In his spare time he can be found speaking at student events, writing and brainstorming with his friends at XP3 student curriculum, coaching new and aspiring communicators and hanging with his beautiful wife Sara and their two children Cashman and Peyton.

Reed Moore
Camp 6Camp 7

SPEAKER

Reed Moore is currently the high school director of Gwinnett Church, one of the Atlanta area churches of North Point Ministries. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Reed felt called to pursue a life in student ministry. His fun, energetic and inspirational style of communicating helps students connect with God, empowering them to live out their faith in a way that makes a difference in their world. Reed and his wife Morgan have two kids, Blakely and Miles. 

Gerald Fadayomi
Camp 2Camp 9

SPEAKER

Gerald serves as a high school groups director and communicator at Browns Bridge Church, a North Point Ministries church in Cumming, Georgia. He has a passion for recruiting, developing and supporting leaders to walk through life with students as well as a love for communicating biblical teaching in a relevant and engaging way. His heart is that every student would be introduced to love, acceptance and grace throughout their high school years. In his free time, Gerald will always jump at the chance to be with friends, no matter if they’re gathered around the dinner table or just playing board games. He is also a connoisseur of Cookout milkshakes and a die hard Nike supporter.

Samer Massad
Camp 3

Samer is the director of college ministry at Woodstock City Church, one of North Point Ministries Atlanta area campuses. As a graduate of both the University of Georgia and Dallas Theological Seminary, he has a passion for communicating the truth of God’s word in a way that is relevant, engaging, and practical (and hopefully will make you laugh a little along the way). Samer’s heart for students to experience the life-changing love and grace of God and then reflect that love and grace back to those around them is why we’re thrilled to have him as a part of the BigStuf family! When he’s not busy trying to change the world through student ministry, you can find Samer and his wife Julie trying out new restaurants, watching movies, and spending time with the people they love in the Atlanta area where they live.

Joseph Sojourner
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HOSTING only (weeks 1,2,3,4,5,8)
SPEAKING only
(weeks  6-7)

Joseph Sojourner is a communicator and rapper living in Atlanta, GA. He has a heart for students, having previously served as the director of high school ministry at Browns Bridge Community Church, a North Point Ministries church outside of Atlanta. He has an authentic and engaging approach to speaking, sharing his talent with Orange’s XP3 Students, Catalyst Conferences, Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy and numerous other organizations, churches and events across the nation. In 2013, Opposite Entertainment released Sojourner’s rap album, Worlds Apart. The album hit #26 on the iTunes charts and gained the adoration of rap fans abroad. His high-energy shows, contagious choruses and fearless lyrics not only entertain, but also empower supporters to be change-makers in the world. He released his sophomore album, Fight Club, in 2015. Joseph believes that dinner is not complete without dessert and that life should never be too busy to have fun!

Reggie Joiner/Orange
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LEADER LAB SPEAKER

Reggie Joiner is the founder and CEO of Orange, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to influence those who influence the next generation. Orange provides resources and training for churches and organizations that create environments for parents, kids and teenagers. Prior to Orange, Joiner co-founded North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, with Andy Stanley. During his 11 years as the executive director of family ministry, he developed a new concept for relevant ministry for children, teenagers and married adults. If you end up road tripping with him across the country on Orange Tour, be prepared to stop at every antique store along the way. He has found a way to wear orange for 3,453 days and counting.

Joiner has authored and co-authored books including, Think Orange, The Think Orange Handbook, Zombies, Football, and the Gospel, Seven Practices of Effective Ministry, Parenting Beyond Your Capacity, Lead Small, and Creating a Lead Small Culture. Joiner and his wife Debbie live in Cumming, Georgia, and have four children: Reggie Paul, Hannah, Sarah and Rebekah.

 

BIGSTUF BAND & WORSHIP LEADERS

Trey McKnight
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HOSTING AND WORSHIP LEADER

Trey McKnight is a worship leader, stage host and online host for North Point Ministries’ Atlanta campuses, and serves on staff at Woodstock City Church as the Inside Out Director for High School Ministry. His intense passion for life, for people, and for seeing life change in people is remarkably evident, and he desires nothing more than to point everyone he meets to the best life through Jesus Christ. Prior to his staff role, Trey served a broad range of roles in software sales, firefighting, recruiting, and the fitness industry. He lives in Atlanta with his beautiful wife, Jamie, and their gloriously energetic 4 year-old son, Mason.

Chris Cauley
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WORSHIP LEADER

Chris has been with BigStuf as a worship leader for four years now and also leads worship back home in Atlanta at North Point Community Church. Before joining us at BigStuf, Chris was touring the country as a vocal artist and performer. In 2010, Chris was invited to join the international cast of the world renowned Michael Jackson tribute show, “Man in the Mirror” as a featured vocalist. He was also personally invited by writer/producer/director Tyler Perry to join the cast of his stage play “Laugh to Keep From Crying” on a U.S. tour. Most recently, Chris was a member of Adam Levine’s team on NBC’s hit show The Voice. He has worked with the likes of Robin Thicke, Matt Nathanson, Amos Lee, Gavin DeGraw, Edwin McCain, 112, and performed the National Anthem for First Lady Michelle Obama at her Let’s Move campaign anniversary in Atlanta. When he’s not singing, Chris is hanging out with his wife Sandra and getting ready for the arrival of their first child this year. 

 

Paul Taylor Smith
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WORSHIP LEADER

Paul Taylor’s goal is simple: to equip people to bring the Kingdom of God here on earth as it is in heaven, and to make disciples – a solid combination of Ephesians 4:12 and Matthew 28. Paul believes this is the goal of the Church as a whole, and he understands his role to be one of leading people in praises to God and teaching them what it means to worship in spirit and in truth. It is his prayer that through this process, people would live in freedom from the bondage of sin, that they would begin to adopt a culture of expectancy for God to do miraculous things, and that they would esteem the gospel as the pinnacle of their lives, always sharing it with others.

CHRIS COLEMAN
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WORSHIP LEADER

Chris Coleman has led worship and played guitar with the Bigstuf Band since 2008. When he’s not spending his summer with us, he regularly leads worship at North Point Community Church’s middle and high school environments. He also travels to events and churches all across the country leading worship with his band. Chris lives just outside of Atlanta with his wife, Lauren, and their two dogs, Chipper and Hudson.

Molley Moody
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A country girl living in the greater Atlanta area, Molley enjoys the simple things and is always looking for the beauty that life offers. Since she has come alive in the love of Jesus by having her own heart restored, there is nothing she loves more than to see others also come alive to who they are in Jesus. She loves singing from her heart and inviting others through music into the boundless and life-giving love of God. On another note, she likes perfume, makeup, shopping, coffee (with lots of cream and sugar), flowers, The Sound of Music, manicures, Dr. Pepper, being outside, and spending time with her niece and nephews.

Emily Hearn
Camp 6Camp 7Camp 8Camp 9

This is Emily’s 2nd summer with us at BigStuf. She has been a singer/songwriter for almost 8 years, touring the country performing with her husband Michael from 2010-2015. She loves leading worship for students, and is passionate about connecting people with Jesus through music. When she’s not at BigStuf, Emily leads at her home church, North Point Community Church, as well as recording her own music, making donuts, and watching Netflix with her cat (that is cooler than most cats) named Chumplins. Emily and her husband Michael live in Athens, Ga.

Brandon Coker
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DRUMMER

Brandon has been playing drums on a professional level for nearly 15 years. At the young age of fifteen he began his first run on tour and has since played for many national and internationally known artists, including Mac Powell, Aaron Shust, Matt Redman, and David Crowder. He was also a member of the worship band, Fee. When at home, he attends and plays for the network of churches that make up North Point Ministries in the Atlanta area. Brandon lives just outside of Atlanta with his wife, Amanda, and their dog, Copper.

Pablo Melgar
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KEYBOARD

Pablo’s passion for music began when his fingers first hit a keyboard at 7 years old. Throughout the 25 years that have followed, Pablo has moved from Bolivia to Japan, New York, Missouri, and Georgia, where he now resides with his wife, Leah. Pablo’s love for the keyboard and most recent interest in sound design/programming has led him to play with many churches throughout the Greater Atlanta area and has even given him the opportunity to work with artists such as Israel Houghton, Martha Munizzi, various Spanish Christian artists, and even Jesus Culture on multiple occasions. Pablo’s greatest desire is to create an environment where God’s people can encounter and worship Him freely. 

Joe Thibodeau
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DRUMMER

Growing up in a musician’s home, Joe picked up his first pair of drumsticks when he was just 6 years old. Playing professionally now for over 15 years, Joe has had the privilege of playing for artists such as Kristian Stanfill, Passion Band, and Christy Nockels. Over the last 3 years, Joe has transitioned into a full-time track writer and producer, working with top artists such as Garth Brooks, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, and Brett Eldredge. Joe lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, Blake and two children, Jack and Rosie.

Chad Russell
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GUITAR

Chad started playing guitar when he was 5, and has been doing it professionally since he was 16.  Chad serves at North Point Community Church when he is home in Atlanta.  He also travels with their high school band across the country.  He has played for Lauren Daigle, Aaron Shust, Laura Story, Meredith Andrews and others.  When he is not playing music, you can find Chad flying airplanes.  He has had his pilots license since he was 17.  Above all of that, Chad’s biggest passion is Jesus Christ and leading worship for others to encounter Him in a unique way.

Tim Gibson
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BASS PLAYER

For the past 15 years, Tim’s career as a bass player and songwriter has led him to work with some of Christian Music’s top talents. He has had the pleasure of playing live and in the studio with artists like Third Day, Casting Crowns, Kristian Stanfill, Christy Nockels, Aaron Shust, and Matt Redman. When he’s not playing bass, Tim is hanging out with his wife Natalie and their children, August, Pierce, and Annabelle.