Santa Ana, CA
Come learn how creativity and the Kingdom of Heaven collide
- Main session speakers
- Art Gallery
- Breakout Sessions
- Vendor Booths
If your church wants to partner with this conference contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Theresa Dedmon | Creative Arts Director at Bethel Church
The creativity you release all the time is one of the Kingdom’s biggest hidden weapons of warfare. The Father is the Creator and we are all made in His image, therefore we are all creative and unique. Come learn to liberate the culture around you through the creativity God has placed inside you! We want to focus on the visual arts as well as creative writing to help you touch your community. There is no easier way for us to reach people than with the time we spend online, blogging and posting to social media. Why not use this to the Kingdom's advantage! You will get to meet other believers in your area while being taught by the Creative Arts Director from Bethel Church, Theresa Dedmon. Come and learn to step into your creative destiny!
Release your creativity with the Kingdom of Heaven
Get inspired by these amazing people at the conference
Matt Tommey |
Matt Tommey is a sculptural basketry artist (many have called him the Dale Chihuly of Baskets) from Asheville, North Carolina, internationally known motivational speaker & author of 4 books including Unlocking the Heart of the Artist (2011), Crafting Your Brand (2013), Creativity According to the Kingdom (2015) & Created to Thrive (2018).
In 2009, Matt formed The Worship Studio, a nonprofit dedicated to "Raising up an Army of Artists to Reveal God's Glory" and has since produced numerous resources for artists to help them align with their divine design and thrive. He is also the founder & host of the popular Christian artist conference, Gathering of Artisans.
Matt's passion is helping artists learn to thrive spiritually, creatively and financially so they can live the life they were divinely designed to live.
Matt's work with artists www.MattTommeyMentoring.com
Artwork at www.MattTommey.com
Brian Peterson | Faces of Santa Ana
Faces of Santa Ana was founded by Brian Peterson, an artist from Miami, Florida currently working as a car designer for Kia Motors in Irvine, CA.
Faces of Santa Ana is a passion project where we set out to befriend and paint portraits of the homeless community in Santa Ana, CA. We then sell the artwork and use proceeds to help in rehabilitating our newfound friends. The mission of Faces of Santa Ana is to locally help those in need in cities around the world while also inspiring and activating creatives and supporters of the movement. We believe that the creativity we’ve been given is meant for the outward pouring of love.
Dancer | Vlogger | Makeup Artist
Dianna aspires to champion indepence and self esteem in women of all ages through creativity and vlogging. Trained as a dancer for over 15 years and working as a makeup artist and dance instructor, she carries a unique vision and desire to see artists experience freedom to create, and dancers branch out to try other disciplines.
Andrew Phalen | The Standard
Andrew Phalen is a man of God who is called to bear The Standard for The Lord. Andrew ministers under the anointing of God with different flags and banner everywhere he goes. He travels all around California and other areas teaching and equipping the body of Christ as well as releasing God's glory and breaking the prophetic atmosphere open everywhere he goes through his banners. Radically saved in jail in 2013, Andrew now walks in fullness and freedom from 12 years of methamphetamine addiction. Andrew’s heart and passion is to see the lost and broken set free and take their position as children of royalty in the kingdom of God. Andrew and his beautiful wife Krysta have a ministry called “The Standard” which is primarily an outreach ministry that meets every week in Newport Beach. They do church in the street and their mission is to preach the gospel, release the kingdom, and reflect heaven in all that they do, showing people that life with Jesus is fun, exciting, and amazing. Andrew has been gifted to cultivate an atmosphere and culture of heaven which allows people to step into identity and understanding through encounter, worship, and prophetic ministry.
Worship Leader | Singer | Songwriter | formerly part of Isla Vista Worship
Jasmine Guerrero is a singer/songwriter from sunny Southern California, with a heart to bring the Body of Christ into intimate, powerful encounters with the living God through raw, authentic worship. Her first EP "Rough Cut" was released in May 2016 and has been inspiring many, bringing a different flair and sound to the Praise and Worship music genre. Jasmine is a former member of Isla Vista Worship and currently, a worship leader at Rolling Hills Covenant Church in Palos Verdes, CA. On her off days, she loves a good coffee date and a few hours alone with her guitar and Jesus.
Instagram: jasguerrero00 / Twitter: jasguerrero00 / Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/jasmineguerreromusic/
Jessica Dahlquist | Raah School of Art
Jessica Dahlquist is a mother, a wife and a prophetic artist. She leads the Creative Ministry team at OC Presence. Jessi has always been passionate about painting and writing and loves helping others get activated in their calling as an artist. Raah School of Art, is her school where she is teaching Christians how to connect their creativity with Heaven, how to hear God's voice and live a free and creative lifestyle with the Holy Spirit. She also teaches a class for children, Kingdom Kids Creativity, teaching children how to hear God's voice through their own creative expression. Having been set free from a hardcore drug addiction through the power of Jesus, she is now passionate to help others encounter God's power and freedom as well.
Jessica Shakir | Jessica Shakir Beauty
Celebrity Makeup Artist | Hair Stylist | TV Beauty Expert | Your Beauty BFF!
Jessica has a heart to empower women to pursue their God-given dreams of creativity + beauty! She uses her craft to connect with women around the world cultivating sisterhood + unshakeable faith! Jessica has walked with Jesus all her life, and sharing the love, joy, purity, beauty and the freedom of JESUS is her favorite thing to do! She + her husband just launched a faith-based beauty brand for women called, My Beauty BFF, which will offer monthly Makeup Workshops, Beauty Brunches + soon to come, a Makeup School!
Jessica has been in the Entertainment + Beauty Industry for 22 years. Some of her celebrity clientele includes Brooklyn Decker, Colbie Caillat, Kevin Bacon, Jane Lynch, Rachel Hunter, Sylvester Stallone, Selma Blair, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, The Backstreet Boys, and more.
As a TV Beauty Expert, Jessica has been regularly featured on national TV segments for shows including ABC’s FABLife, The Dr. Oz Show, VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live, TBN, and JUCE TV in addition to local segments for FOX, KCAL 9, and more. Being newly and happily married, Jessica is also excited to write and speak about Bridal Beauty and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle that radiates joy!
Jessica is the Key Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist for Praise on TBN. She has worked as a makeup artist on the set of The Talk, Wendy Williams, The Steve Harvey Show, America’s Next Top Model, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and The Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1. Her work has also been featured in various magazines including Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Marie Claire, and The Hollywood Reporter.
Jessica loves helping women look + feel gorgeous, but her ultimate goal is to inspire women to live beautifully. Her philosophy on beauty is: “Authentic beauty begins in the soul and works its way outward. Therefore, beauty is to be unveiled rather than applied.”
Instagram + Facebook: @JessicaShakirBeauty
Author | Speaker | Poet | Inspirational Story Teller
Lori Bryant is an author, speaker, poet and inspirational story teller. She has a unique way of using story, poetry and art to convey The Father’s love to all people. She is loving life and says that she has finally found out what she wants to be when she grows up! Her passion is to help others find healing, freedom and to live their lives to the fullest! She has spent the past 30 years ministering to women, men and the next generation with her message of hope and restoration.
Lori has contributed stories to Zoe Life Inspired devotionals, Conversations of Courage II, and is a frequent contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Lori teaches a monthly writer’s workshop where she teaches others how to successfully write their own stories. She has also facilitated two books with short stories from herself and other authors.
Christopher Perrin | TYJ (Thank You Jesus)
Christopher Perrin is passionate about helping others to pursue and develop the prophetic, in and outside of the church. He has been tattooing for over 20 years. He is the owner/operator of Life After Death Tattoo in Costa Mesa,California, where he lives with his wife and 2 children. His paintings have been featured, displayed and sold in galleries. He has been leading prayer groups for the past 12 years, and served as a Vinyard pastor. During annual trips to Sweden, he tattoos, and has been invited to speak, and lead people in the prophetic. Christopher recently founded Thank You Jesus Clothing (TYJ.clothing), desiring to bring together the prophetic and art in a tangible way to the subscribers.
Deanna Skolos | Gospel House
Deanna Skolos is a mother, food blogger and co-founder of Gospel House ministry in Orange County. After her mom passed away from cancer, she has gained a passion to lead people into physical wholeness through diet and lifestyle. Simply Wellthy is a website/blog/instagram with simple tips, mindset changes & recipes to help anyone improve their health. The message in her heart is a creative approach to nutrition and how it relates to the kingdom of God.
Deborah Cole | Prophetic Artist
Deborah is a wife, mother, worship leader, prophetic artist, and most importantly, a relentless pursuer of Yeshua! She currently leads the Prophetic Art team at Father’s House OC, which includes children and adults. She has a passion for connecting people to the Father’s heart through worship and art and has traveled to other churches to do so! If your church would like to have her come please connect with her during the conference. She would love to speak with you! You can find her prophetic art; Love Unlimited Art, and also her hand-lettering work; Textalicious! on FB and Instagram. Deborah’s heart is for everyone to experience the joy, freedom, and abundant life, they can have in the presence of their Messiah as they allow Him to guide their hearts through partnering with Him in the creative process!
Facebook: Love Unlimited Art AND Textalicious!
Cathy Greer | Speaker | Author | Graphic Artist
Cathy Greer is the founder along with her husband Stuart of Mission Support Network and currently serves as the President. She is an ordained minister and has trained many pastors and leader around the world. Cathy has served as a pastor on staff at both Blessed International in Anaheim, California and Vineyard Community Church, Laguna Niguel, California. She is anointed speaker and moves powerfully in the prophetic and has spoken over many influential leaders impacting their lives. She is an author and a Mother in The Faith to many forerunners and catalysts in this generation all around the world. Prior to her full-time ministry she spent 20 years in the media industry and was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a Technology Company. She is a graphic artist, writer and author of "Welcome To Prophetic Ministry" and "A Quick Guide To Dream Interpretation.”
Sarah Serene | Writer | Spoken Word | Worship Leader
Sarah Serene is a writer from Orange County CA, living in Redding CA. She is passionate about beauty, creativity, self expression, and showing the world the God that saved her life. She was moved to show men and women what true beauty is after working several years in the beauty industry. She writes from a place of vulnerability and transparency in hopes that whoever reads, or hears her work, would be able to relate. She has spoken openly of how God delivered her from several mental illnesses such as depression, and anxiety, as well as delivering her from alcoholism. She is currently working on a book on the power of our words using scientific, and biblical truths, and hopes that this will be a step forward in making people aware of the weight of the words we choose to give life to everyday.
We are also blessed to have the following people joining us:
(Bios coming soon)
Vincent Shakir | Actor | Photographer
- Tim Felker | Lead Pastor | Ceramics