"Can U Hear Me Now?" Youth Conference
Removing Barriers So We Can Hear Him!
Pastor/Teacher, Bakersfield Adventist Academy
Pastor Gerzon Gomez has taught in the Adventist Educational System for 15 years and has served as Associate Pastor in the Adventist Church. He is presently serving on the Leadership Staff at the Hillcrest Seventh-day Adventist Church in Bakersfield California. He has a BA in Pastoral Ministries, a Masters of Divinity and Masters of Education. Currently, He is teaching at Bakersfield Adventist Academy. He consistently travels to preach as frequently as the Lord opens the door. He has made numerous mission trips to the Philippines and other countries and his passion is teaching and preaching the Word of God.
Dr. Isaac Olatunji
Speaker/Director "Project Latter Rain Ministries"
Dr. Isaac Olatunji also affectionately known as "Dr.O" is the speaker/director of Project Latter Rain Ministries. Having spoken in Africa, Australia, Europe, Bermuda as well as North America, Dr. Olatunji has dedicated his life towards revival and reformation through evangelism, preaching, teaching and healing. Dr. Olatunji is also a professor of Religion at Oakwood University teaching the tenets of the Christian faith instilling confidence in the word of God as the final authority and as the revealer of all doctrines and spiritual experiences. www.projectlatterrain.org
Little Light Studios Ministries
Scott Mayer was raised an Adventist in Paradise, California. He attended film school in college with high hopes of fulfilling his dream of working in the film and television business. Shortly after leaving college he packed his bags and headed to tinsel town where he quickly found a job working as a camera man in television. It didn’t take long before the lures of the Hollywood lifestyle led Scott completely away from anything to do with God. He lived his life in the fast lane until God sent him the right people at the right time to call him away from his destructive path. As a result of being asked to speak at a youth rally about his experience in Hollywood… “Battlefield Hollywood” was born, a presentation which takes an in depth look into the effects Hollywood has on your mind and how the devil is using the entertainment business to deceive many. He is now an Executive Producer at Little Light, which means he’s in charge and he pretty much can do anything from directing to writing and editing. He’s also one of our public speakers when we’re asked to preach somewhere. Scott is married with two children. www.littlelightstudios.tv
Speaker/Co-Director, "Loud & Clear Call Ministries"
Keala Thompson is an Ordained Minister of the Gospel who has Pastored in the beautiful islands of Hawaii.
Along with his wife, Yvette, and daughter, Ania, he is currently a Speaker/Co-Director of A Loud & Clear Call Ministries as well as s Speaker/Co-Director of Healing Rain Ministries. Keala with his family, have a burden to help others to experience healing; physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually through the message of looking to the source and discovering the root cause, as well as applying the solution of seeing God’s true character of love!
God has taught Keala the joy of surrendering to Him, through the many different trying experiences in his life! He has also learned that the only way to truly surrender to God is by following the only example, Jesus Christ in how He surrendered because of Love, to His Father. www.aloudandclearcall.org
Pastor/Evangelist Michael J. Johnson
Speaker/Director End Times Like These Ministries
Evangelist Michael Johnson is the founder and Speaker/Director of End Times Like These Ministries which conducts Lay Evangelist and Bible Worker training, and sets up Churches into year-round Community Evangelistic Centers. Medical Missionary Training, Youth Discipleship and Literature Evangelist Training. To date there are several churches that have been trained and over 500+ Lay Evangelists and Bible workers, which has led to the recording of numerous baptisms throughout the Pacific Union Conference including several states throughout the North American Division. He also conducts Weeks of Prayer, Revivals, Revelation Seminars and Evangelistic Reaping Meetings. He is also the Associate Pastor of the Berean SDA Church in South Los Angeles. www.endtimeslikethese.org
Divisional Director, Lay Institute for Global Health Training
Rodney Bowes has served as a pastor, evangelist, teacher, and medical missionary trainer. Since 1999 he has a passion for sharing the present truth message through health evangelism. He currently serves as the volunteer Divisional Director for Africa and South Asia and in Wildwood, Georgia for the Lay Institute for Global Health Training.
He is also the director of a non-profit called Global Health NEEDS (www.globalhealthneeds.org) that seeks to provide health services and products to people from all walks of life. He and his wife Julie live in southern California and seek to inspire everyone to live the abundant life that God has for us. www.lightingtheworld.org
Rachel Minor is a “Youth Rush” graduate who specializes in the Literature work and Bible Instruction. She is presently the Bible Worker at the Valley Crossroads SDA Church in Pacoima California.
Featuring Guest Artist, Athena Sorenson!
Athena Sorensen is a Christian Recording Artist that is dedicated to using her voice to glorify God by spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She has been doing music ministry for the past 15 years. Several years ago, God healed her from an incurable auto-immune disease. Now she wants to give hope to this dying world that there is a Savior who loves us and can heal us from our physical and spiritual diseases. Athena is also a licensed Nurse. She wants to use her life and testimony to help bring relief to those who are suffering physically and spiritually. Athena writes and composes her own music as an avenue to relay what God has done for her. She is married to her husband Shawn, they have two precious children. Athena is very active in her home church and serves as music minister, worship committee member, and praise team leader. She hosts a public affairs program on Trinity Broadcasting Network called "Joy in Our Town" that airs on channel 26 locally.
She has shared her music at numerous churches, gospel festivals, fairs, evangelistic seminars, television shows, and radio stations around the country. Athena has several albums available, including Grateful, Hymns Book One, Jesus Is The Meaning, Christmas Around the World, and her newest release, Have You Touched Jesus that has been very popular on the #1 Gospel internet radio station called Yes Lord Radio.
She was recently interviewed on 3ABN, the 2nd largest Christian Network in the world. 3ABN is a 24-hour t.v. and radio ministry that reaches over 250 million souls worlwide! Athena also performed for the “Generation in Action” youth rally that drew about 3000 young people in Fresno, CA. Other t.v. appearances include, TBN, Life Worth Living, Finally it’s Friday, God’s Love, and Central Coast Good News. Her music is being played on 96.3 Australia, 95.5 “The Fish” Hawaii, 90.3 WEGF, 99.1 KSKB, 90.9 KLOX, 91.5 KSNS, and XM Satellite Radio where her hit “Grateful” reached #10 on the charts!
Both her cd’s are currently being distributed nationwide through Super D Phantom Distribution, CD Baby, Amazon.com ABC Bookstores, and Apple iTunes.
Athena writes: “As I grow as a writer and a singer, the more I want my music to touch people and make a difference in their lives.” www.athenasorensen.com