DISTRICTS Youth Conference desires to add a unique element to our event by inviting talented artists to participate in the weekend and continue to point students toward giving God all the glory. These special guests may make appearances during the Prime Time Rallies and may also have their own time slot during one of the Late Night Options.
DAVID BOWDEN : SPOKEN GOSPEL
David Bowden is an spoken word poet, author, and preacher from Oklahoma City. He is the author of When God Isn’t There: Why God Is Farther than You Think, but Closer than You Dare Imagine. David is the co-founder of Kleer Series, a video curriculum for post-church young people in the UK. He has produced three poetry albums, three DVDs and one book of poetry. David has been married to his wife Meagan for seven years and serves as the Artist in Residence at Bridgeway Church.
DJSP : HOUSE DJ
DJSP is passionate about using DJing as a platform to influence young people how to discern music, media, and culture. In a society that tries to define the identities of our youth, DJSP is called to reach them and remind them of who they are and whose they are. Through his song selection, he tells stories to create the soundtrack for your event that will move young people, not only to dance or enjoy themselves, but to think more deeply about life and faith.
FLAME : saturday NIGHT CONCERT
FLAME was born and raised in the inner city of St. Louis, MO. Today, he is a well-versed leader in the Christian hip-hop scene with a growing list of accolades, including a GRAMMY® nomination, several Dove and Stellar Award nominations, and multiple Billboard chart toppers. He has released 9 albums to date including Captured (2010), The 6th (2012), Royal Flush (2013), and Forward (2015), and God Knows (2018) under his own imprint.
In addition to touring, writing, recording and co-producing his own projects, FLAME founded and helms Clear Sight Music, a burgeoning record label raising the bar in Christian hip-hop and beyond. He also has a degree in biblical counseling and is currently finishing his Master's degree.