July 11th - 14th 2018 Presenters To Be Announced Soon

  • Nia Allen

    Nia is a graduate of Berklee College of Music where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in MusicEducation. Since her years at Berklee, Nia has garnered the attention of some of the top artists andproducers in the industry. She has traveled as a background vocalist for Nicole C. Mullen, CeCe Winans, David and Nicole Binion and many others. She is a recurring guest artist on TBN’s Praise the Lord program, and is continually gaining national and international exposure within the realm of Praise and Worship.

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    Dr. Lloyd Mallory

    A native of Washington, DC, Lloyd Mallory currently serves as an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Vocal Choral Activities at Delaware State University in Dover. Over Mallory’s career path, he has built a reputation for conducting great choirs and training the voices within the ensemble. Mallory is the former director of the Oakwood University Choirs in Huntsville, Alabama; The Lincoln University Choirs in Pennsylvania; and Pine Forge Academy Choir (a boarding academy) in Pine Forge, Pennsylvania. 

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    H. Schubert Palmer MD

    H. Schubert Palmer MD is a graduate of Northern Caribbean University, Andrews University, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

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    Shervonne Wells

    For nearly 14 years she was a faithful member of the Grammy nominated, Stellar and BET Award winning group, The Kurt Carr Singers. At last, Shervonne has released the gospel industry’s most highly anticipated project, “Here I Am”. Her freshman project displays a variety of music styles with a mix of Urban Contemporary Gospel and Contemporary Gospel sounds with a splash of Traditional Gospel.

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    Jillian Monet

    Jillian Monét is a praise and worship minister, dynamic motivational speaker, published author, radio personality, life coach, and founder of Moms in Ministry. She has spent years motivating and inspiring many audiences, pursuing her goal of expanding God's kingdom one song, one city, and one person at a time.

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    Ray Howard

    Ray is a graduate of Oakwood College with a B.S. in Elementary Education, and Masters Degree from Kennesaw State University, in Educational Leadership with a Technology Emphasis. He owns his own webdesign and photography business, and has been a professor teaching web design and graphic design for college and adult education. He is currently the Technology Facilitator at an Elementary School in Raleigh, NC. He designed and maintains the website for West Coast Music and Worship Conference, and has a passion for technology and education.

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    Pastor Loren R. Hodnett

    Pastor Loren R. Hodnett was born and raised in Southern California’s Inland Empire. It was during his senior year of high school that Pastor Hodnett was first impressed of his calling to the pastoral ministry. However, he was reluctant to follow God’s leading and decided to pursue another path. Nonetheless, God was persistent and through the ensuing years continued to impress upon Pastor Hodnett His will for his life.

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    • Title: 10 Characteristics of Effective Worship
    • More: This workshop explores how to organize a dynamic and effective worship and music ministry. Participants will learn how to coordinate the worship ministry between the Pastor, Pastoral Musicians, Worship Committee, Creative Worship Team, and Worship Coordination Team. Setting expectations for each leader, committee, and team, enables the ministry to function at a high level. By following these general principles, your local church will move toward meaningful worship renewal.

    Freddy Russell

    Fredrick Russell is the Lead Pastor of the Berean Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and the immediate past President of the Allegheny West Conference.

    In addition to his pastoral ministry, Pastor Russell travels nationally and internationally presenting professional growth seminars in corporate, academic and religious settings in the areas of leadership, conflict resolution, leadership team development, men's issues and marriage intimacy.  He takes an inside-out approach to his presentations.


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    Dr. Wayne Bucknor

    Wayne Bucknor is associate professor of piano and Chair of the Music Department at Oakwood University. He served as Minister of Music for the Madison Mission Seventh-day Adventist Church in Madison, Alabama from 1997-2012. Bucknor was born in Queens, New York, and grew up in Orlando, Florida. Raised in a musically talented family, he was the first to seriously pursue formal study in music, starting with piano lessons at age 6. He continued music study in Orlando with Drucilla Engel at the Iris Engel Daniel School of Music.

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    Mark Raphael

    West Coast Music and Worship Conference

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    Patrick Alston

    A native Baltimorean W. Patrick Alston has performed throughout the United States and abroad as both a solo artist and an accompanist in prestigious venues that include: The White House (3), Carnegie Hall, the Mormon Tabernacle, the Auditorium De Milan. He has served as organist, pianist, and music administrator for various churches in Baltimore City and has been active in church music for over twenty (28) years. He currently serves as the worship music consultant for New Shiloh Baptist Church.

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    Sam Paschal, III

    Samuel Paschal III was born in Huntsville, AL on August 27, 1982 to Samuel, Jr. & Rachel Paschal. Raised there, he became a product of Christian education by attending Oakwood Adventist Elementary, Oakwood Adventist Academy, and Oakwood University. At Oakwood University, he met Melanie Jones whom he later married on December 16, 2006.

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    Dr. Kim Logan

    “Dr. Kim,” as she is affectionately called by audiences, is a dynamic speaker who always leaves her audience spellbound. As President of Kim Logan Communications for over 35 years, she has trained and counseled people from all walks of life to be INSPIRED and how your words can change your choices and your life”. She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Special Education, Masters of Arts Degree in Family and Guidance Counseling, and a Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Oral and Interpersonal Communication and Clinical Family Counseling. 

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    Franklin Purnell

    He started in the music business in the early 90s after attending Trebas Recording Institute for recording engineering and production. He worked at BMI Inc. LA assisting Songwriters and Publishers with the process of establishing BMI recognized song catalogs and advising them on publishing administration procedures.

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    Lamar Campbell

    Founder of Lamar Campbell & Spirit of Praise, since their inception in 1995 the group has recorded four stellar CDs and seen their name value rise via collaborations with CeCe Winans, soul music icon Aaron Neville and even southern gospel legend Bill Gaither.

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