2018 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 InsideOut 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
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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
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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.

Joseph Sojourner
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HOSTING 1,4,5

SPEAKER 2 & 3

Joseph Sojourner has emerged as one of the most promising voices of the next generation. The hip-hop recording artist, writer, and communicator is passionate about engaging the next generation of leaders in the church and throughout culture.  Sojourner serves as the emcee and a communicator for BigStuf camps, the emcee of Catalyst Conferences, a keynote speaker for Orange, Growing Leaders, and Youth Pastor Summit, while continuing to communicate throughout the globe for churches and events. Sojourner’s passion for Jesus, love for people, and honest creativity are what make his voice unique.

Web: www.josephsojourner.com Social: @iamsojourner

BIGSTUF BAND & WORSHIP LEADERS

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 has been leading worship at Bigstuf Camps for the past 5 years. He is a native of Savannah, GA, but now lives in Atlanta with his wife, Lauren, and their two children, Gracelynn and Roman. Paul is a songwriter and worship leader who has served at Gwinnett Church for the past 6 years, leading worship almost every week for the adult and student services. Paul is the founder of FRVR FREE, a nonprofit company whose purpose is to create events where students can experience the freedom of Jesus. Paul’s greatest desire is for people of all ages, races, and backgrounds to encounter the presence of Jesus and to know His love.

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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WORSHIP LEADER

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.

Clay Finnesand
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Clay Finnesand is young worship leader who will be joining BigStuf for the first time this summer. Clay started worship ministry in 2009, and for the last 3 years he led with the Liberty Worship Collective, a band that leads Liberty University’s 10,000 residential students in worship an average of 4 times a week, in addition to weekend travels to many different churches and retreats. Currently, Clay serves regularly with North Point Community Church’s high school ministry, InsideOut, while also working as a singer-songwriter in Nashville, TN.

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.

Alex Nifong
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Guitar Player

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.