New to the 2023 Conference – Youth Breakout Sessions for All 3 Days!
Intended for grades 6th – 12th, these sessions will be led by Youth Pastor and TikTok Bible Preacher, Craig Brown. Each session will be located within the Convention Center or a connected building where the youth will be led by Craig or a guest speaker about how to be bold in their faith for Jesus when they face different circumstances in their life.
Schedule for Youth Breakout Sessions:
Friday: 7 – 9pm
Saturday: 10:15 – 11:30am
Saturday: 2:30 – 4:30pm
Sunday: 9 – 10:30am
Hey You!! Are You Ready to be Bold for Jesus with me? If you don't know who I am, you might be a redneck?!? Hey, I'm Jeff Foxworthy and I'm thrilled to be the keynote speaker for the 2023 Be Bold for Jesus Conference! My passion is to make people laugh and have enjoyed the last 25 years being a comic, an author, and host of the "American Bible Challenge" and "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader" TV show. Born and raised in Atlanta, I worked hard to be a great comedian, worked hard to marry up (and I did!), and am still working hard to take raise my daughters right. Not only am I passionate about laughter, more importantly I am passionate about my love for Jesus and hope I can share that with you at the 2023 Conference!
Hi Everyone, I’m Danny Gokey and I’m excited to share with you that I will be headlining the Worship Night for the Be Bold for Jesus Conference happening in Spokane, Washington on October 13-15, 2023! Join me and many other Christian artists and speakers to be inspired and equipped for bold faith! Most of you know me from being a finalist on American Idol, launching my music career in which I am very thankful for. That opportunity has allowed me to use my talents to share Jesus with others, which is the most important role we have as Christians, wherever God has placed us in our mission field. As some of you know, 1 month before auditioning for American Idol, I lost my first wife to complications during heart surgery. This was the most devastating time in my life but Christ gave me hope in that darkness and reminded me He still had a plan for my life. So I leaned into God for strength and continued to pursue American Idol. Now today God has blessed me with my beautiful wife, Leyicet, and our four wonderful children. And because my first wife was such an impact on my life, we started the Sophia’s Heart Foundation to help mend and heal the hearts of children and families who have been touched by poverty, sickness, disease, broken homes and broken dreams. My prayer is that my testimony and music will inspire you to use your own story to give other people hope that can only be found in Jesus. Now, more than ever, it is so important to be courageous in our faith. Our society has shut God out and more people have fallen away from the truth of what God outlines for our lives in the Bible.
Hello Everyone! My name is Alisa Childers and I am so excited I will be speaking at the 2023 Be Bold for Jesus Conference! As a lifelong church-goer, follower of Jesus, and former CCM recording artist with the Dove award-winning group ZOEgirl, I experienced a period of profound doubt about my faith in my mid-thirties. I felt as though I had been tossed in a stormy ocean of uncertainty with no life jacket or lifeboat in sight. I didn’t know where to find answers to my questions, or if answers existed at all. Did I have to accept it all on some kind of blind faith? I began to investigate my faith intellectually—I took seminary classes and read everything I could get my hands on. This began my journey from unreasoned doubt into a vibrant, rational, and informed faith. Whether you’re a seeker, a doubting Christian, or strong Christian wanting to become better at articulating your faith, I encourage you to join me at the 2023 Conference!
Hello Everyone! I'm Ken Ham, founder and CEO of Answers in Genesis and the two popular attractions: the acclaimed Creation Museum and the internationally known Ark Encounter, which features a life-size 510-foot-long Noah’s Ark—sometimes described as the “8th Wonder of the Modern World.” Each year, the two attractions host over 1.5 million guests. Since moving to America in 1987 from Australia, my passion is for teaching everyone the importance of Biblical truth and the foundation of creation for a Christ follower's faith. You might have even heard me in 2014 on the evolution/creation debate with Bill Nye, TV’s “The Science Guy. My wife, Mally, and I, have 5 children and 18 grandchildren and reside in Northern Kentucky. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing in the power of God's Word at the 2023 Conference!
Hi Everyone! My name is Lee Strobel and I'm excited to be sharing with you at the 2023 Be Bold for Jesus Conference! As a former atheist, I was prompted by my wife’s newfound faith in Christ, to embark on a nearly two-year journey to prove her and her faith WRONG!! While working as an award-winning investigative journalist for the Chicago Tribune Times, my research led me to the undeniable conclusion, that my wife was right and God is exactly who He claims to be! After accepting Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior, I became passionate to share my discoveries of God's truth with others and authored over 26 books, leading into the Hollywood Blockbuster Movie, A Case for Christ. I currently serve as Founding Director of the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University. I am extremely honored to be able to share my knowledge and passion for apologetics with you at the 2023 Conference!
Hey Everyone! I'm Patrick Mayberry and I am stoked to be leading worship for all 3 days of the Be Bold for Jesus Conference! Growing up in the Church of Christ denomination in Cookeville, Tennessee, I was discouraged from enjoying music with instrumentation in worship settings. Therefore, my growing love of guitar felt disconnected from my growing love of Jesus. As I transitioned from middle school to high school while playing the guitar riffs of my idols, Jimi Hendrix and Grateful Dead, I found like-minded friends through my local Young Life chapter, which consistently merged music and faith. But it wasn't until I attended a Passion Conference that I truly understood the power of worship music. From that conference, I embarked on an artistic journey I never quite felt qualified to pursue. Signed to Centricity Publishing as a writer since 2018, God has empowered me with the words to pen songs recorded by North Point Worship, David Leonard, Mack Brock, David Dunn, Jonny Diaz, Joel Vaughn and Chris Renzema, among others. I can't wait to worship Our Almighty God together at the 2023 Conference!
Hello Bold Attendees! I'm Ted Cunningham and I am the founding pastor of Woodland Hills Family Church in Branson, Missouri. Me and my beautiful wife, Amy, have been married for 25 years and have two children, Corynn and Carson. I love to write and equip believers with truth and inspiration. I wrote Fun Loving You, Trophy Child, and Young and In Love and coauthored four books with Dr. Gary Smalley including The Language of Sex and From Anger to Intimacy. My most recent release is A Love That Laughs. I believe laughter is good for the soul and perform as a comedian on the Date Night Comedy Tour. I am a graduate of Liberty University and Dallas Theological Seminary and look forward to meeting you at the Be Bold for Jesus Conference!