Speakers

Cana's Voice

Riding the wave of their unprecedented success, Cana’s Voice has combined the multi-genre talents of Jody McBrayer, TaRanda Greene and Doug Anderson to create a unified message of hope for the hurting. Their awe-inspiring harmony, coupled with the beautiful ability to deliver their personal testimonies, has propelled the vocal supergroup into the music industry spotlight. 

 

As they minister from personal experiences of navigating through life’s difficulties, Cana’s Voice strives to help audiences understand the importance of pressing on through hard times and believing that God has a greater plan. McBrayer said of the trio, “When we got together to do music, the whole point of this group was to be something unique, genuine and real and to be a part of something done with excellence. We didn’t just want to get in the studio and throw some songs together, but rather, our prayer is that God would give us a platform to change the lives of many people by telling of His grace and mercy.” 

The platform they have been given has certainly been a fulfillment of God’s blessing on this group. Building on that foundation, they are looking forward to the future and to bringing their message of hope to a city near you. You Don’t Wanna Miss This!

*Geron Davis, Larry Kusic and Adam Marcum will also be joining Cana's Voice 

Jeff Deyo

Jeff Deyo (@jeffdeyo) is a worship leader, author, recording artist, songwriter, speaker, and professor who could eat Mexican food for every meal! He is known internationally as the former lead singer of the Dove Award-winning group Sonicflood. He is the voice behind the classic worship songs like “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever,” and “In the Secret.” As lead singer, primary songwriter, and co- producer, Deyo saw the band’s gold certified, self-titled debut and Grammy-nominated follow-up, Sonicpraise, reach combined sales of over one million. Deyo then released four acclaimed worship recordings “Saturate”, “Light”, “Surrender” (Live), and “Unveil.” His latest worship album offering, “Moving Mountains”, blends pop rock with a soulful groove.

Deyo is the founder of Worship City Ministries, the umbrella under which he creates, serves, and participates in a variety of ministries worldwide. From teaching at conferences to leading worship for large and small events, Deyo’s ministry exists to help worshipers deepen their walk with God by leading them into his real and transforming presence.

Initiated by Deyo in 2008, the Pure Worship Institute (PWI) was born from a vision which stirred in him to help musicians honor God with their songs and their lives. This worship conference gathers creative types from around the country to receive practical and spiritual training.

From 2010 to present, Jeff has embraced the high honor of being part of the North Central University faculty in Minneapolis, MN where he continues to multiply his impact through mentoring and shepherding students that will be launched as leaders in ministries all over the world.

 

He still travels extensively leading worship and preaching, as well as providing worship team coaching for worship leaders. He has been happily married to his college sweetheart, Martha, since 1992. Together, they have 4 beautiful children, Roman, Evan, Channing, and Clara.

Central Collective

Based out of Central Church in Charlotte, NC, the Collective exists to recruit, equip, disciple and enable people to use their musical and creative gifts and abilities to glorify God. The Collective is not defined by it’s members, but by the Savior. It is a team of worshipers, writers, and dreamers who collaborate together.  

 

The music of the Collective is not meant to be like any other worship music. They consistently and intentionally pray that their music will have the authenticity and originality that runs through the fabric of who and what Central Church has been for 40-plus years of ministry. 

Tobin & Jojo Shoemate

Husband and wife duo, Tobin and Jojo Shoemate, are parents, worship leaders, and song writers.

 

Currently Tobin serves as Worship Pastor, at Redemption to the Nations Church (RTTN) in Chattanooga, TN. Their passion for leadership is evident in how they communicate to the team that leads alongside them each week.

 

They are also featured in the group Far-Flug Tin-Can, a ministry built on the dream that anyone, anywhere can make a difference on the mission field. They have a heart for seeing the Kingdom of God expanded for God’s glory.

LeBron Arnwine

LeBron Arnwine is a 2011 graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, TN.

He currently serves as the Musical Director at Redemption To The Nations Church in Chattanooga, TN.

LeBron is also the owner of a production company, A&A PRODUCTION STUDIOS. With over 20 years of experience, LeBron has been professionally involved in music production, songwriting, & arranging. His passion in life has always been to love God, serve people, & operate in a lifestyle of excellence.

Pastor Boyd Byerly

Pastor Byerly, still known as “Coach Byerly” to many in the community, has been the Senior Pastor at Sunset Avenue Church of God in Asheboro, NC for over 20 years. He formerly taught math and coached football at Asheboro High School, and still leads like a coach! His commitment to disciple the fellowship of Sunset Avenue Church of God and impacting the surrounding community is evident in all he does. Pastor Byerly is a mentor to young ministers with a desire to disciple his community both locally and globally. He carries the Great Commission out by equipping those he leads. 

Jody McBrayer

For twelve years, Jody McBrayer was one of the four singers that comprised the Christian music powerhouse, Avalon.

 

Avalon sold over 3.5 million albums, landed twenty-one #1 singles, earned four gold records, took home six Dove Awards and even scored three GRAMMY Award nominations as well as a huge American Music Award win in the "Favorite Artist" category for Contemporary Inspirational Artist. 

 

After an 8-year hiatus, Jody is back doing music, full time. He now travels all over the world as a musical arranger, worship leader and performer. He is 1/3 of the new trio, Cana’s Voice with TaRanda Greene and Doug Anderson. Just recently, Jody signed a new recording contract with StowTown Records giving him the opportunity to record two, new solo projects in addition to his efforts with Cana’s Voice. 

With that, Jody released his first, full length LP in nearly a decade entitled “KEEP BREATHING.” Since its release, the record has received rave reviews from publications like CCM, NRT, Homecoming Magazine and countless others.

 

This past year, Jody saw a lifelong dream come to fruition with the release of his first Christmas album entitled, “CHRISTMASTIME.” Something that McBrayer has dreamed of doing since he was a young boy. “CHRISTMASTIME” also received excellent reviews from just about every major Christian music publication as well as several mainstream. 

 

Jody has been respected and admired by vocalists and musicians worldwide for his vocal ability. However, over the last several years, he has become known even more so for his unique and life changing testimony as well as the real way he is able to connect with people. While primarily known for his vocal abilities, over the last few years

 

Jody has become more of a speaker that uses his music to paint a picture of God's faithfulness in his own life.

While originally from Tampa, Florida – Jody now resides in Nashville, Tennessee where he has lived for nearly 23 years with his wife of 19 years, Stephanie and their daughter.

The Rhythm Guys

Adam is an experienced and gifted educator, instrumentalist, band leader and worship leader. He started playing drums at age seven, and soon he was playing the guitar and eventually the bass, which would become his passion. He later played french horn, trumpet, baritone and percussion in school bands. As a Music Education major at Lee University, he studied applied percussion under Dr. Andy Harnsberger. He also played bass with the Lee University Campus Choir under the direction of Dr. David Horton.

 

After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in 2004, Adam moved to Jacksonville, FL in 2005 to purse a career in music education and ministry. As the director of bands at both Hilliard Middle-Senior HS and Yulee HS, Adam led bands to ratings of “Superior” at both marching and concert band festivals. At YHS, he also taught several elective courses in music, including guitar, electronic music, chorus, and many others. At both schools, he directed the musical theater programs as well, performing such shows as Fiddler On the Roof, Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, and many others.

 

In 2010 Adam received his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and in 2013 became the Dean of Students at YHS. During this time he performed as a percussionist with the First Coast Wind Symphony and arranged and conducted several large church productions. In 2016, he transitioned as an educator into administration, when he became the Assistant Principal at Yulee Middle School.

Adam is in demand as a drummer, guitarist and bassist across northeast Florida and beyond, accompanying artists such as Cana’s Voice, TaRanda Greene, Charles Billingsley, and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. He also maintains a private music instruction studio, teaching drums, guitar and bass. Together, he and his wife, Christine, serve as the youth pastors at Restoration Church in Jacksonville, FL. He and Christine were married in 2007 and have two beautiful daughters, Addison and Charlotte.

Larry’s journey in music began at age four when he began playing drums in church. From there he grew into a gifted multi-instrumentalist, adding bass guitar, mandolin, piano, organ, guitar, trumpet, trombone and euphonium to his repertoire. Called to Worship Ministry at age 18, he attended Lee University to study Church Music. While a student he traveled the world leading worship as a keyboardist/brass player with the Lee University Campus Choir under the direction of Dr. David Horton. He also studied orchestration and arranging with world-renowned composer Dr. David Holsinger and Dove/Grammy winning arranger Lari Goss.

 

Upon completing his Bachelor of Church Music, he moved to Jacksonville, Florida to serve as Worship and Arts Pastor at Restoration Church. In his 14 years at Restoration, his skills as an instrumentalist, worship leader, song writer, band leader, arranger, choir director, recording engineer, and conductor have helped him build a thriving music and media program. In recent years his ministry has expanded beyond the walls of Restoration Church. In 2014 he taught a J-Term on worship at the Church of God European Theological Seminary in Kniebis, Germany. In 2016 he traveled to Serbia to conduct a worship camp in Vrdnik.

 

He has taught as a clinician at various conferences and churches, helping to instruct choirs and worship bands. He is also in demand as a keyboardist, serving as an accompanist to artists such as TaRanda Greene, Cana’s Voice, and Charles Billingsly. He is a contracted arranger and orchestrator for several churches around the country. He has served on the Florida Church of God State Music Committee since 2012, where he fills the role of arranger and music director for the state’s annual Camp Meeting. He is also involved in the local community, serving as a guest clinician/conductor for local high school band and choral programs, and euphoniumist with the First Coast Wind Symphony. He and his wife, Kristin, were married in 2005 and have two children, Ava and Henry.

Geron Davis

Geron Davis, along with his wife, Becky, are considered to be some of the premiere writers and worship leaders in the church today.  Multiple Dove Award winners and nominees, they, and their group Kindred Souls, have sung to millions around the world and their songs have been sung in virtually every nation and language.  They are also some of the most sought after speakers for writer workshops and worship conferences.  Songs like Holy Ground, In The Presence Of Jehovah, Mercy Saw Me, Holy Of Holies, Evermore, Send It On Down, Something About My Praise, and I’m Gonna Make It are just a few of the hundreds of songs they’ve written.  Their songs have been recorded and/or performed by Barbra Streisand, Gaither Vocal Band, Phillips, Craig, & Dean, Israel Houghton & New Breed, The Crabb Family,  Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Michael W. Smith, TaRanda Greene, Marvin Winans, Dolly Parton, Jason Crabb, Michael English, The Martins, Sandi Patti, Truth, 4Him, Vicki Yohe, Clint Brown, The Hoppers, The Talleys, Christ Church Choir, and many more.  Although they are writers/arrangers, publishers, and recording artists, their passion is worship and leading people into the presence of God.  They love spending time with their two children, Gerica and Neiman, and their dog, Beaux. 

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