About Seeds of Promise
Seeds of Promise is an exciting live event that took place on “Marcus and Joni” on Tuesday, December 2, during which 7 young evangelists appeared on the show to briefly share their testimony and encourage viewers all around the world! You’ll be inspired as Dez Duron, Josh Craft, Kandis Davis, Matt Austin, Elaine Fisher, Stephen Hayes and Jason Laird talk about the paths they were on, and how God intervened and brought them to where they are today.
Plus, you’ll hear special messages from some of the most influential young leaders in ministry – Jabin Chavez, John Gray, Carl Lenz and Onterio Green.
Our hope is that these testimonies and messages will inspire you in your own walk with the Lord, and encourage you to never lose faith in believing for the salvation of your loved ones who may be lost or in a difficult season of life. Our God is a big God, and through Him, all things are possible!
Watch the Video and Recap Here!
Special, encouraging messages from Jabin Chavez, John Gray, Carl Lenz and Onterio Green – all influential young adult leaders in ministry.
Tuesday, December 2 is also #GivingTuesday – a national movement designed to focus our attention on the joy of giving, especially after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In conjunction with Seeds of Promise, Daystar will be participating in this campaign. All donations will go toward reaching more young people with the Gospel through Christian Television.
As a way of saying thanks for participating in this campaign, we’ll send you a special thank-you gift – plantable seed paper in the shape of a heart along with a special Bible verse card, as well as a copy of the Healing Waters DVD. After planting your heart, you’ll get to experience the joy and encouragement of watching your Annual and Perennial wildflowers grow. And it will remind you of the life-changing work God is doing in your loved one’s life. The Bible verse card will have this scripture verse on it:
“For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams.” Isaiah 44:3-4
We are excited to partner with you in reaching more young people all around the world with the love of Christ!
About the Speakers
Dez Duron was born and raised in Shreveport, LA in a family of 6 kids. He grew up singing in the church where his parents were pastors and making children’s videos with his siblings called The Best Buddies. At age 11, he started a Christian band with his older brother and sister called Duron.
Music has always been something Dez was very passionate about, and he continues to follow that passion today.
Josh Craft is the Lead Associate Pastor of Elevate Life Church in Frisco, Texas, where he considers himself the Chief Encouragement Officer. Josh is the son of Keith and Sheila Craft, and the husband of Courtnei Craft.
Since before he could remember, his Dad has been his best friend. A graduate of Oral Roberts University, he has traveled the world his entire life doing ministry with his family. He is a problem solver who is passionate about discipleship and the next generation of leaders.
With a deep love for people, Kandis Davis is determined to help others come to know their Creator and understand their life’s purpose.
Kandis loves to speak, write, and share God’s word. She also mentors young people, works as a Producer at Daystar Television Network, and serves alongside her younger sister, Destiny, who heads up an organization for youth and young adults called INVADE.
Matt Austin was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and he attended Houston Christian High School. He began on staff at Champions Community Church in 2009, and maintains his position as an Associate Pastor. Over the past two years Matt’s ministry has grown to see him speaking in churches around the country,
Offering an evangelistic style of preaching, that centers around faith, miracles, deliverance, the power of God, and The Holy Spirit. At just twenty-four years old, Matt Austin is truly a unique vessel in the Kingdom of God.
Elaine Fisher has a heart to see people equipped to step into their callings and make an impression on the world around them. She has been a featured speaker at Pink Impact for the past two years and travels and speaks at women’s conferences around the country. Elaine is currently getting her degree in theological studies at The King’s University. She married her husband Ethan in June 2010 and they welcomed their first baby, Addelynn, into the world in August 2013.
Stephen Hayes is a devoted pastor, an inspiring speaker, and a dynamic leader. He serves as a Founding Associate Pastor for the ministry of Covenant Church. With over 14,000 members and more than 8000 in weekend worship attendance, Covenant is a standard-bearer for churches worldwide. Stephen communicates with leaders and facilitates powerful ministry across four Covenant Church campuses in the Dallas area. In addition to his face-to-face ministry, Stephen is also the pastor of Covenant’s Carrollton campus.
Jason Laird currently serves as the Gateway Students Executive Pastor at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas under the leadership of Pastors Robert and Debbie Morris. God has given Jason a gift to communicate in an engaging and relevant way to any audience of any size. With over 14 years of ministry experience in youth and young adult ministry, Jason’s assignment is as clear today as it was when he began, to raise up a generation devoted to God and devoted to others.