The Rev. Dr. Byron Spradlin is founder and president of A.C.T. Intl, a missions & ministry sending board for artists and creatives. He is a musician, published songwriter, Bible teacher, church planter, pastor and professor; and an international specialist on worship, imagination and arts leadership. He regularly disciples artists; and encourages pastors and missionaries concerning innovation in ministry.
The mission board he directs currently has over 623 artists doing creative Kingdom ministry touching 40 nations. And lately he has been helping mission agencies and churches become more friendly places for artists.
His ministry experience ranges through almost 50 nations, and from arts in missions and ministry, to Jewish & Muslim Evangelism, to church planting, to worship ministry and coaching, and the theology of worship, imagination and the arts.
His wife, Pam, and he have been married for 39 years; and their two grown children are married, and they have four amazing grand children.
His heart is to see people find forgiveness and rightness with God through Jesus Christ, and grow in a companioning worship walk with HIM daily.
Corporate Treasurer & CFO
Highland Park Church,
Pres, Information & Learning Systems, Int’l,
Colorado Springs, CO
Former missionary pilot for 17 years Mission Aviation Fellowship, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly, Zaire)
Co–Founder and Manager Partner of Mission:Leadership, a faith-based recruiting firm. He formerly served as an executive with Slingshot Group, Compassion International, Generous Giving, Warner Bros. Records and Word Records, and resides in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Brian Petak, Lead Pastor,
Ascent Church, Monument, CO.
Missions & Worship Specialist, Published Songwriter
Rev. Dr. Vernon Whaley, Author
(Ph.D. University of Oklahoma; DWS Liberty University; DMin Luther Rice Seminary) is Associate Vice President of Program Development for Music and Worship Arts at Trevecca University in Nashville, Tn. He served for 15 years as Dean of the School of Music and Director of the Center for Worship at Liberty University in Lynchburg VA. He is author of several books including: The Way of Worship, Called to Worship, The Great Commission to Worship, Worship and Witness, Worship through the Ages, The Dynamics of Corporate Worship, and Exalt His Name (Book 1 & 2)