The Nashville Gathering of Artists in Ministry & Missions
2018 Nov. 1-3
We will Gather again Nov 1-3 to fellowship, worship and encourage one another at Belmont Church in Nashville. Stay tuned for details and registration information.
Steve Taylor – Special Guest
Following his studies in music, filmmaking, and acting at Colorado University in Boulder, Steve began a career as a recording artist that spanned twelve years and garnered him two Grammy nominations for “Meltdown” (1984) and “Squint” (1993).
Among his many credits as a music video director, his best-known is the Francois Truffaut homage he shot in Paris for Sixpence None The Richer’s “Kiss Me.” In the process, he made history as the only artist to twice win Billboard Music Video Awards for self-directed music videos.
In preparation for his first movie, Taylor spent two years studying the Meisner technique under acting teacher Bill Feheely. The film that followed – “The Second Chance” – marked Taylor’s debut as director/co-screenwriter. It was produced independently in Nashville and featured a number of first-time actors in prominent roles. The movie was subsequently picked up for a 2006 theatrical release by Sony Pictures Releasing. Taylor’s follow-up feature, “Blue Like Jazz,” is an adaptation of the New York Times bestselling memoir by Donald Miller.
Steve is also Filmmaker-In-Residence at Lipscomb University’s Film and Creative Media Program.
Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology
Chair Department of Multi-Ethnic Music Studies
A native of Marietta, Georgia, Katherine Morehouse joined the online faculty of Liberty University in Fall 2008. Her primary research interests include ethnodoxology and global engagement, orally transmitted music traditions and the function of music in creating and negotiating religious and spiritual identity. Dr. Morehouse’s performance background is in a wide variety of vocal genres and world instruments. She is also a songwriter who enjoys creating and performing music with her husband and three children.
Rev. Dr. Byron Spradlin is the Founder and President of Artists in Christian Testimony Intl, a missions & ministry sending board for artists and creatives, now with over 370 artistic and innovative staff touching 32 nations. He is an artists-in-missions-&-ministry specialist who has served the Body of Christ as a Bible teacher, church planter, worship pastor, evangelist, professor, recording artist, published songwriter and arts-missiologist in over 50 countries. He is a leading thought-leader in the role of imagination and the arts in The Church and Her missional mandates.
Associate Director of Staff Development, A.C.T. Intl.
Rob is a Grammy & Dove award nominated songwriter, was an early member of the band Petra and a solo CCM artist for over 15 years. After graduating from Regent University School of Divinity with a Masters in Practical Theology, he served on the pastoral staff of Belmont Church for 12 years followed by 3 years as Chaplain at Nashville Rescue Mission. God has used the combination of his creative and pastoral callings to bring him to a point of convergence in his role as Associate Staff Development Director at A.C.T. Intl, where he now enjoys his role as a pastor to creatives.
Director of Staff Development, A.C.T. Intl.
Larry “Coach Mo” Moshell has been helping individuals and organizations discover and pursue their callings for more than 25 years. His Master of Divinity degree with a certificate in Biblical Counseling, gifts and expertise in administration and organization and experience helping to launch and direct several organizations and ministries have equipped him to guide others toward a greater understanding of their unique race and to develop a plan to run that race in order to win the prize (I Cor 9:24). Larry has been coaching and caring for the ministry staff of A.C.T. Intl since December of 2003.