2019 Speakers

JAMEY DICKENS
Camp 8Camp 9

SPEAKER | Camp 8 & 9 

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.

Beth Brady
Camp 3Camp 4

SPEAKER | Camp 3 & 4 

If you’re a leader who has been around BigStuf for a few years, you may recognize the name Beth (Romanoski) Brady because Beth was once our Registration Coordinator and our Intern Director! Having also been a BigStuf camper, leader, intern, and full-time staff member, Beth is truly bringing everything full circle by joining us as a speaker this summer! We couldn’t be more excited to have her back at BigStuf where her life changed as a high school student! A Charlotte native, nowadays you can find Beth traveling, trying out a new restaurant, taking a stroll on the Atlanta Beltline, or looking for a good cup of coffee with her new husband, David. Beth is also the Groups Director of  The Living Room, the college ministry at Buckhead Church where she shares her passion for students and helping them reach their full potential.   

Joseph Sojourner
Camp 1Camp 2Camp 3Camp 4

SPEAKER & HOST | Camp 1, 2, 3 & 4 

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 Passion and 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.

STUART HALL
Camp 1Camp 2Camp 3Camp 5Camp 6Camp 7

SPEAKER | Camp 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7 

Stuart provides vision and leadership for Orange (whatisorange.com) and INFLUNSR (iinflunsr.com), deeply desires to fuel the next generation of leaders worth following to engage culture, speaks to thousands of students, leaders, coaches and parents each year, has coauthored three books: The 7 Checkpoints and MAX Q with Andy Stanley and Wired For a Life of Worship (Leaders Edition) with Louie Giglio, laughs incessantly, and serves as a volunteer high school girls varsity basketball coach. Stuart and his beautiful wife Kellee reside just north of Atlanta, Georgia and have three young adult children.

Reed Moore
Camp 5Camp 6Camp 7

SPEAKER | Camp 5, 6, & 7 

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 8Camp 9

SPEAKER | Camp 8 & 9 

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.

2019 Band

Brandon Coker
Camp 5Camp 6Camp 7Camp 8Camp 9

DRUMS | Camp 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 

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 Lauren Daigle, Mac Powell, Aaron Shust, Matt Redman, and David Crowder. When at home, he attends and plays for the network of churches that make up North Point Ministries in the Atlanta area.He also travels with the North Point InsideOut Band across the country. Brandon lives just outside of Atlanta with his wife, Amanda, and their dog, Copper.

Pablo Melgar
Camp 1Camp 2Camp 3Camp 4Camp 5Camp 6Camp 7Camp 8Camp 9

KEYS | Camp 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 

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 and their son, Caleb. 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. 

Chad Russell
Camp 1Camp 2Camp 3Camp 4Camp 5Camp 6Camp 7Camp 8Camp 9

MUSIC DIRECTOR & GUITAR | Camp 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 

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 the North Point InsideOut Band across the country.  He has played for Lauren Daigle, Mac Powell, Aaron Shust, Laura Story, Meredith Andrews and others.  When he is not playing music, you can find Chad flying airplanes (he’s has had his pilots license since he was 17!) and spending time with his wife Hannah, their golden doodle, Willow, and rescue cat, Bella.  Above all of that, Chad’s biggest passion is Jesus Christ and leading worship for others to encounter Him in a unique way.

Tim Bond
Camp 1Camp 2Camp 3Camp 4Camp 9

BASS | Camp 1, 2, 3, 4 & 9

Tim enjoyed growing up in a musical family, learning theory and picking up lessons on the piano and guitar from his mother from an early age. He fell in love with the bass as a teenager and has been playing ever since, and began playing professionally 12 years ago. Tim plays at his home church Gwinnett Church on a weekly basis (a North Point Ministries campus), where he also works as an Associate Music Director for their adult environment and as Music Director for their middle school environment, and has had opportunities to travel and play for various artists and conferences like the Catalyst Conference and the Dave Ramsey Smart conference. Aside from playing the bass, Tim loves to spend time with his wife and kids, read one of the four books he’s started but not finished (ha), spend time outside and breathe in the fresh air, do something creative, or hang out with friends. Tim lives in the Atlanta area with his wife Jodi and their four children, Avia, Judah, Rhodes, and Isla.

Sean Hill
Camp 1Camp 2Camp 3Camp 4

DRUMS | Camp 1, 2, 3 & 4

Sean first began drumming in his church youth band growing up. That band grew a desire to begin writing and recording songs which lead Sean into experiencing tracking and producing for the first time. Songwriting, tracking, producing and mixing has since become Sean’s full-time career. Sean also serves local churches in the Atlanta area as a musician. Sean lives in Dacula, Goergia, with his wife Crystal and his three daughters, Rylynn, Paisley, and Morgan.

Ian Taylor
Camp 2Camp 3

GUITAR | Camp 2 & 3

Meet Ian Taylor! He is half Taiwanese and is spending his first summer with us at BigStuf. He loves writing and producing songs in the studio and playing music with his best friends. Music is his life but doesn’t compare to his wife, Madi. Fun facts about Ian: Black and Red are his favorite colors to wear and Han Solo is his fav character in Star Wars. Ian is a member of the band FRVR FREE. He loves to surround himself with people that consistently point back to joy by the way they live. 

Janie Evans
Camp 2Camp 3Camp 4

WORSHIP LEADER | Camp 2, 3 & 4 

Janie is probably the biggest extrovert (ENFP+enneagram 7 to be exact) you’ll ever meet. A few things you may want to know is that almost everything she owns is from a thrift store, she LIVES for county and state fairs in the Fall, and has been bitten by a snake. You can find her on a North Point Ministry stage on a Sunday and at The Living Room at Buckhead church on Mondays. Janie is a member of the band FRVR FREE. This is Janies first summer with us and we are so lucky to have her! 

Chris Cauley
Camp 1Camp 5Camp 6Camp 7Camp 8Camp 9

WORSHIP LEADER | Camp 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 

Chris has been with BigStuf as a worship leader for five 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 their son, Jaden. 

 

Paul Taylor Smith
Camp 1Camp 2Camp 3Camp 4

WORSHIP LEADER | Camp 1, 2, 3 & 4 

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
Camp 1Camp 2Camp 3Camp 4Camp 5Camp 6Camp 7Camp 8Camp 9

WORSHIP LEADER & GUITAR | Camp 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 

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 in Athens, GA with his wife, Lauren, and their two dogs, Hudson, and Chief.

Molley Moody
Camp 1Camp 2Camp 3Camp 4Camp 5Camp 6Camp 7Camp 8Camp 9

WORSHIP LEADER | Camp 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 

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
Camp 5Camp 6Camp 9

WORSHIP LEADER | Camp 5, 6 & 9 

Clay Finnesand is joining the BigStuf family for the second time this summer as one of our worship leaders in July. Clay serves weekly at North Point Community Church in Atlanta, GA, and also writes for and leads with their worship team North Point InsideOut. When not leading worship, he can most likely be found working on his singer-songwriter career or trying to investigate strange facts, such as why everyone drinks ginger ale on airplanes. Those who know him best describe Clay as joyful, genuine, and unquestionably quirky. Welcome back, Clay!

Tim Gibson
Camp 5Camp 6Camp 7Camp 8

BASS | Camp 5, 6, 7 & 8 

For the past 16 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.

 

Adam Kersh
Camp 2Camp 3Camp 4

WORSHIP LEADER | Camp 2, 3 & 4 

Adam has led worship at BigStuf over the past 6 years and also attended BigStuf as a student all through his high school years. He is originally from Gainesville, GA, but currently lives in South Carolina with his wife, Hannah, and their two children, Gabriel and Remi. You can find Adam leading worship almost every week in both adult and student services at NewSpring. He is a member of FRVR FREE and his hope is for all generations present and future to know the true character of God and to know His love for them.