One of the leading international communicators of this generation, Russell Evans comes from a rich multi-generational ministry heritage. In February 2004, Russell, along with wife, Sam, founded the 13,000 member Planetshakers Church. He has the rare capacity to relate equally to both younger and older generations of people due to his rich heritage and experience along with a passion for fresh music and empowerment of emerging leaders. He has committed his life to “empower generations to win generations.”
In 1997 I began the journey which is now known as Planetshakers with my husband Russell. What started as a humble youth conference with the mandate to ’empower generations to win generations’ has now grown and developed into a global ministry and church ministering to millions of people all over the world through dynamic preaching and passionate praise and worship music with an emphasis on personal encounters with God. I have the privilege of serving my local church as co-lead pastor in Melbourne where the first Planetshakers Church was started in 2004 and has grown to more than 12,000 members. My main involvement is with discipleship and training, the various conferences we host, music and worship and implementing the vision of Planetshakers locally and globally.
Pastor At is on the Senior National Executive Board for the I.F.C.C. (International Federation of Christian Churches), which is a body of several hundred churches. Along with his wife, Nyretta, he serves as Senior Pastor of Christian Revival Church (CRC) – a local church with 34 locations across South Africa and 14 international campuses. Pastor At is described as focused, passionate and fervent in his hunger for the Word of God and explosive in his dynamic teaching of it. His powerful, bold and practical messages are equally refreshing in relevance to authenticity and doctrinal accuracy.
John Hannah is the Senior Pastor of New Life Covenant Southeast with a membership of over 20,000. The unwavering passion for life transformation in the lives of urban youth is evident with over 70% of the church population between the ages of 18 and 35. While the numbers suggest a megachurch sized atmosphere, the spirit of the house and its members promote a family environment, committed to serving God and our Community. Pastor Hannah is married to Anna Hannah, his wife of over 22 years who also serves alongside him. She is dedicated to supporting his vision and the mission of New Life Covenant Southeast.
Reggie Dabbs has been one of the most sought after speakers in the world for the past 20 years. From the largest of stadiums to the smallest of schools, Reggie shares his amazing story with millions of people each year. His book, REGGIE: You Can’t Change Your Past, But You Can Change Your Future (with John Driver) released in 2011 (Thomas Nelson.) His new book, Just Keep Breathing (Thomas Nelson) releases January 2016. Reggie has been married to his wife, Michelle, for over 20 years and they have one son, Dominic. Reggie and Michelle live in Ft. Myers, Florida.
Samuel Rodriguez is the President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), the world’s largest Hispanic Christian organization with 42,000 plus U.S. churches and many additional churches spread throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora. He has been named among the “Top 100 Christian Leaders in America” (Newsmax 2018) and nominated as one of the “100 most influential people in the world” (TIME 2013). Rodriguez is regularly featured in CNN, Fox News, Univision, PBS, Christianity Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. Rodriguez is executive producer of two films in partnership with Franklin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox. He likewise serves as co-founder and lead pastor of TBN Salsa, an international Christian-based broadcast television network, and he is the author of You Are Next, Shake Free, as well as Be Light, a #1 LA Times bestseller. He serves as Senior Pastor of New Season Christian Worship Center in Sacramento, California, where he resides with his wife, Eva, and their three children.
Born in Hobart Tasmania, I grew up with a passion for drumming, starting lessons at 6 years of age and drumming in my local church band soon after. As a teenager I attended Planetshakers Conferences and it was here that I significantly encountered God – receiving a call for ministry. In 2006 I moved to Planetshakers Church, Melbourne to study at Bible College and serve in the youth and music teams. I am now the Planetshakers Drummer and Youth Pastor and have a passion and heart for worship and to see the next generation encounter Jesus.