Speakers and Musicians

D.A. HORTON earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies at Calvary Bible College and his Master’s Degree in Christian Studies from Calvary Theological Seminary. D.A. is currently working towards his PhD in Applied Theology with a North American Missions emphasis at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

D.A. HORTON is also preparing to relocate his family to Los Angeles to plant a church. Prior to his current role he served as; the National Coordinator for Urban Student Missions at the North American Mission Board (NAMB), the Executive Director of ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit ministry of Reach Records and as an urban church planter, pastor and Lead Teaching Elder in Kansas City, MO for close to 6 years.

He and his wife of 12 years Elicia have two daughters, Izabelle and Lola and one son, D.A. Jr. (Duce).

SAM PERRY graduated from Augusta University (back then Augusta State University) in 2003 and was the campus director at ASU for three years. He met his wife (who was a volleyball player at Georgia Southern at the time) through Campus Outreach at a Summer Beach Project.

He graduated with a Masters in Theology in New Testament Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2008 and then received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago in 2015. Sam is currently a professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

“I have a daughter named Ryan and a son named Beau. Neither of them look like me. I am originally from Texas but am now contractually obligated to cheer for the Sooners and strongly dislike the Longhorns. I cheer for the Cowboys when they don’t suck. Barack Obama kissed my baby one time in Chicago (I took pictures). I’m left-handed. I could dunk a basketball like 15 years ago. I’ll take beer over wine.”

CANON (Aaron McCain) is a Christian rap artist who was born in Chicago, IL but raised in Atlanta, GA.  At the age of 13, Canon found himself in the middle of a terrible automobile accident. Walking away from the accident unharmed allowed him to realize how sensitive life really was. From there, he began to seek God and by the time he was in high school, Canon began rapping to glorify Him. After high school, Canon attended Bible College in Memphis where he met Derek Minor and Lecrae, who helped guide him into starting his music career.

Canon is best known for his appearance on Lecrae’s Rehab: The Overdose and his collaboration with Derek Minor from Reach Records. Canon was also mentored by Lecrae who then took him on the road with him to be his full-time hype-man. After touring with Lecrae, Canon signed with Reflection Music Group and recorded his first EP entitled Loose Canon which was released in 2012. In 2014, Canon experience his first taste of success by reaching the Billboard 200 charts (at #101) with the release of Loose Canon Volume 2.

Although ISAAC PITTMAN has a voice that makes music sound easy on the ears, his life hasn’t always been a lullaby. At the tender age of six years old he lost his biggest fan when his mother passed away. Shortly after, the music he loved as a child suddenly came to an end. It was then he realized music was God’s calling for his life and he believed in sharing the legacy of his family with this new ignited passion he held inside. From that point on he dedicated his life to sharing his voice with the world.

At the age of 17 Isaac attended the International Youth Conference in Colorado. He shared the stage with contemporary Christian music artist Chris Tomlin and the experience changed his live forever. There his steadfast love for the Lord became a full time commitment to ministry. After completing his time at Cedarville University in 2007, Isaac set out on a unsure and uncertain pursuit of music

Today Isaac Pittman leads worship for numerous conferences, youth events and camps locally and across the United States. As a regular commitment he leads worship at Apex Community Church, one of the largest non-denominational churches of the greater Dayton, Ohio area.