Hear powerful messages from God's Word through these communicators at the 2017 Big God Conference.
| Ken Freeman is a dynamic communicator with a passion for lost and hurting people. He speaks regularly for church-wide revivals, youth conferences, retreats, etc. His ministry focus is to see the lost saved, the hurting find healing, and the passive Christian regain an exciting and enthusiastic walk with God.
With the ability to connect to people of any age group, culture, or background, evangelist Ken Freeman lives with a passion to bring people to know Christ and to make a deeper, more intimate, commitment to Him.
The son of an alcoholic mother and an absentee father, Ken’s life was filled with abuse and neglect. Often times he and his sister would be left for days while his mother satisfied her addiction to alcohol and possible other drugs. Other times she’d leave them with a boyfriend who would physically and sexually abuse them. There were times he thought about suicide. Other times he thought about murder. His life seemed out of control. Ken spent his life running, trying to survive. He was bitter, hurt, and alone. Despite a horrifying childhood, Ken defied all odds with one choice that would change his life forever, his decision to accept Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. With that one choice Ken’s years of mental and physical abuse turned from a useless mess, to a powerful message.
Ken’s approach to evangelism allows him to grab the attention of his audience through humor and his down to earth personality. His message, then, is always delivered in a fresh, easy to understand manner that roots itself in God’s word. One thing is certain; God has given Ken a passion for the lost and the brokenhearted that is evident within his ministry and his everyday life.
|Adrian Despres combines passion, intellect and wit as he urges audiences to pursue their highest calling: to know and follow Jesus Christ wholeheartedly. Adrian became a Christian while playing football for Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and from 2000-2015, he served as Chaplain for the South Carolina Gamecocks.|
| Jeff Smith is the Director of Salt & Light Ministries based near Richmond, VA. After graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1980, Jeff spent eight years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. Besides various military awards and decorations, Jeff was selected Best Male Vocalist in Major Army Commands in 1982, 1983 and 1985. In 1985 and again in 1987, he was selected to tour with the All-Army Soldier's Show that toured the US, Europe and the Far East. While stationed at FT Lee he held leads in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", "King and I", "Grease", "Pippin", and "I Do! I Do!". In May of 1988, he resigned his commission to start Salt & Light Ministries.
While getting his ministry started and working in the local church setting, he finished his Master’s Degree in Communications with an emphasis on Script and Screenwriting from Regent University in 1995. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Worship Arts program at Liberty University.
Since then, Jeff has performed throughout the world as a featured performer and master teacher at local, state, and national training conferences and seminars in drama, worship arts, music ministry, teacher training, children’s ministry, and creative arts. In 1991, he was the Grand Prize Winner for Drama at the Christian Artist's Seminar at Estes Park, Colorado, and was a finalist in the vocal categories from 1989 - 1991. His sketches have won international acclaim to include Best Comedy Sketch in 1999, Best Dramatic Sketch in 2000, and another Best Comedy Sketch in 2004 at the CITA Sketchwriting Contest. Although Salt and Light Ministries publishes many of his written works and he has self-produced a variety of CDs and other musical projects, many of his dramatic works have been published by Lillenas and Standard Publishing. Additionally, his series of training videos, “Movement for Non-Movers” have helped equip teens and children all over the world to share the gospel through creative ministries and music.