Our Speakers

Musical Guest

Maranda Curtis

Born and raised in Miami, FL to Reverend W.S. Curtis and Mrs. Darlene Curtis, the fourth of seven children, Maranda quickly found singing to be a source of comfort. Maranda has had the opportunity to share the stage with such gospel artists as  Pastor John P. Kee, Kurt Carr, Youthful Praise & more.

Known for her melodic tones and her natural flow in worship, Curtis continues to soar as a leading voice in the gospel music industry. Maranda’s signature sound has been featured on various music projects as a lead vocalist and audiences have taken to her sound very well.


Jan Greenwood

Jan Greenwood is a pastor, teacher, and mentor to many. She began leading over 30 years ago as a wife and mom. At the same time, she was always working outside her home and serving in her local church. She’s held positions in the marketplace, owned her own business, been a fund-raising consultant for several Christian ministries and has even run a non-profit educational organization. 

She started a nonprofit of called More Ministries and wrote a book about healthy female relationships called Women at War.  While battling breast cancer, she learned so much about how to contend for your future and live beyond your circumstances that she founded Brave Strong Girl, an on-line mentoring community for women.  In 2021 she released her newest book, The Grace Giving Leader.  

For more than a decade, Jan has been serving as a part of the pastoral team at Gateway Church, a 30,000-member, multi-campus church in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. For several years she served in the women's ministry helping to direct a beautiful conference for women called Pink Impact. Currently, she serves as an equipping pastor where one of her most important responsibilities is to help identify, engage, and disciple the next generation of leaders. 

Jan and her husband Mark have been married for more than 35 years, and they have six children, two by marriage. They live in a suburb of Dallas. 


Dr. Anita Phillips

As a trauma therapist, life coach and minister, Dr. Anita Phillips is an expert at unraveling the
human experience. Known for her paradigm-shifting insights at the intersection of mental health,
faith and culture, her work is guided by one simple idea: most things that seem complicated are
actually just hard. From overthrowing anxiety to reimagining the path to equity, this dynamic
speaker helps people, groups, and organizations accomplish hard things.

Dr. Anita holds degrees from the University of Maryland and Regent University and completed an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Boris L. Henson Foundation and the Faith Communities Task Force for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. At home in Baltimore, she ministers alongside her husband, Pastor Michael Phillips, at Kingdom Life Church.

Chrystal Evans Hurst

Chrystal Evans Hurst is the author of She’s Still There and co-author of the best-selling book, Kingdom Woman, with her father Dr. Tony Evans. She reaches a wide audience speaking at conferences, sharing on her blog and podcast, writing for Proverbs 31 Ministries, and by teaching and leading women in her home church.

Chrystal is an energetic, life-loving “girl-next-door” who loves encouraging others to fulfill their potential in Christ. With humor and vulnerability, Chrystal tells-it-like-it-is but does so with grace, integrity, and love. She firmly believes in Jeremiah 29:11, “I know the plans that I have for you…” and she desires to help others believe and apply that truth to their lives as well.

In addition to her work in ministry, Chrystal works at home as the COO (Chief Operating Officer), cultivating hearts and commanding chaos. She is a mother of five and homeschools three boys around the kitchen table while hugging two adult girls, a son-in-love and a granddaughter every chance she gets. Chrystal is grateful to share her life with a gentle giant named Jessie who had no idea what he was getting into when he asked her to marry him, bless his heart. The Hurst family lives in a small town just outside of Dallas, Texas.


Priscilla Shirer

Priscilla Shirer is a wife and mom first, but put a Bible in her hand and a message in her heart, and you’ll see why thousands meet God in powerful, personal ways at her conferences and through her books and Bible studies.

She and her husband, Jerry, lead Going Beyond Ministries through which they provide spiritual support and resources to the body of Christ. They count it as their greatest privilege to serve every denomination and culture across the spectrum of the church.

Between writing and studying, you’ll probably find Priscilla at home cleaning up after (and trying to satisfy the appetites of) her three rapidly growing boys.


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