Dennis Jernigan

Having penned songs that are sung in churches and worship gatherings over the entire world like, You Are My All In All, Thank You, Who Can Satisfy My Soul (There Is A Fountain), I Belong to Jesus, We Will Worship the Lamb of Glory, and many others, Dennis Jernigan is a worship leader, song receiver, and author, but more importantly, he is a husband and father. Married for 33 years to Melinda, they have nine children and make their home in Muskogee, Oklahoma where they are now welcoming grandchildren. Having been walking in freedom from his former homosexual identity since November 7, 1981, Jernigan takes great joy in sharing the grace and love of God with any who desire freedom in their own lives. Known for his worship songs, his gift for singing God'€s heart over hurting people, as well as his ability to lead people into a deeper, freeing awareness of Father'€s love in their lives, DJ spends a great deal of time encouraging others to embrace their true identity in Christ.

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Father Tim Hepburn

Fr. Tim Hepburn is a priest of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia, currently serving as pastor of Saint Michael Catholic Church in Gainesville, GA. After completing his Bachelor of Architecture at Auburn he entered St. Meinrad Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity and MA. In 2008 he received his license in sacred theology (S.T.L.) from the Angelicum through Sacred Heart seminary in Detroit. Ordained a priest in 1993, he has served his Archdiocese as parochial vicar, pastor, chaplain at the high school and university levels. Nationally and internationally, he has also been active in teen and young adult ministries, priestly formation, and conference speaking, preaching and teaching.

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Andrea Thomas

Andrea Thomas is a worship leader, songwriter, entrepreneur, and speaker from Cincinnati, Ohio. Her love for music, ministry, and business have lead her down unexpected paths. From touring with VeggieTales Live and later with multi-platinum, country music mega star, Collin Raye, Andrea's performance background turned to a deep love for and call to worship and ministry. She has been speaking since 2009, after graduating from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has a special place in her heart for women’s ministry. Her hope is that women today would understand and embrace the beauty and power of their femininity, believing to her core that as St. Edith Stein says so beautifully, “The world doesn’t need what women have, it needs what women are.” Andrea currently serves as co-director, songwriter, and speaker for The Vigil Project, a non-profit organization and community of artists who collaborate to make prayer resources for the Church. Andrea's international health and wellness business travels with her alongside ministry.

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Deacon Ralph Poyo

As founder of New Evangelization Ministries (NEM), Deacon Ralph Poyo seeks to be a useful tool for assisting pastors in training their parish leadership in evangelization. He has traveled extensively around the United States, serving as an evangelist and speaker. He incorporates what he learned and experienced in five years of research in rural, inner-city, and suburban parishes. After almost thirty years of parish ministry, he understands the complexities of various ministry environments.

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The speakers cover a variety of subjects. The music puts you in the spiritual mode where you can absorb and understand the meaning.
—  John Meyer

Previous Speakers

The Flourish Conference has hosted a number of engaging evangelist, musicians, and speakers sharing the love of Jesus Christ. 

It’s amazing to have these speakers bring such wisdom, knowledge, and understanding into our lives. It inspire us to know that Christ is always with us and that he’s guiding and directing us.
—  Tewannah Aman,   Executive Director Broward Right To Life

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