ARTISTS / SPEAKERS
National Director / The Burn
Matthew Lilley is a husband, father, worship leader, songwriter, Bible teacher, prayer missionary and presence pioneer. Matthew’s vision is to serve the kingdom of God and the prayer movement in North Carolina, the United States and beyond by connecting, equipping and planting presence-centered communities, Burn furnaces and houses of prayer. He has founded multiple expressions of worship & prayer including 6:22 Ministries, The Boiler Room, Burn 24-7 Greenville, Presence Pioneers and 24-7 North Carolina. Matthew is a full-time prayer missionary with Burn 24-7, a global worship, prayer, and missions movement where he serves as the US National Director. Matthew has recorded multiple collaborative and solo albums.
Worship Director / Antioch Church, Kansas.
Kevin Seaton is the Worship & Creative Arts Pastor at Antioch Church in Overland Park, Kansas. He oversees musicians, vocalists, dance, drama, & production, as well as recruitment and training for these areas. He and his wife, Janet, have a passion and a zeal for raising up new worship leaders, mentoring the next generation, and promoting the power of the local church. He has produced and directed three worship albums, taught worship in schools, and led worship for conferences and retreats across America and Europe. Kevin has earned a Bachelor’s in Music Education from Lee University and lives by the mission statement, “Make something out of nothing!” Since 1999, Kevin and Janet have built a thriving and growing community of over 120 worshipers at Antioch Church. They enjoy life with their two married daughters and sons-in-law.
Associate Worship Director / Antioch Church, Kansas.
Micah serves as Associate Director of Worship at Antioch Church in Overland Park, Kansas. Even though he is young in years, his passion and maturity as a leader and mentor shine through everything he does. Micah not only brings his musical gifting in Vocals and Keys, but the fire in his soul to mentor the next generation in following the call of God on their lives and making a difference, not later, but NOW!
Speaker / Author
Bob Sorge is “the speaker who can’t talk”—that is, he is reduced to a whisper because of a debilitating vocal injury he suffered over 20 years ago. Through the journey, God has given him an empowering message that explores God’s purposes in fiery trials. It’s not the fire that changes you but your pursuit of God in the fire that changes you. Bob has a unique way of helping us process our journey so we stay in the race and overcome. Whether you’re reading one of his books or listening to him, you’re about to receive a message from the heart of God that will strengthen your faith and draw you into greater intimacy with Jesus.
Gail Stathis is the Vice President and one of the co-founders of EME Ministries. She serves also as the Lead Pastor of the Glyfada Christian Center in Athens, Greece, and is the Founder/Administrator of the Glyfada Christian Academy (K-12 program in Greece). She has served on the mission field in various locations for more than 30 years, the majority of them based in Greece from where she has participated in ministry extensively throughout Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa
Gail has been hosting and guest ministering in conferences ranging from Women's to Children's, Youth and Family, as well as conducting evangelistic crusades and other outreaches throughout the region during this time. She has assisted in planting, overseeing or supporting churches in more than a dozen countries as well.
Now serving primarily in her role as Pastor and Administrator, she is spending much of her time and energy in leadership development for the purpose of ongoing ministry and expansion in the base in Greece. She also serves as primary leadership for EME missionaries on the field and contributes to her duties as the Executive Director of the ministry.
Brian traveled to Greece upon completion of University to serve within an existing ministry, headed by Gail Stathis and others. Brian served that ministry in various capacities, and in 1996, helped to co-found this new mission effort, EME Ministries. He now serves as the General Director for the ministry, which has its base in Glyfada, Greece (a suburb of Athens).
In the time that Brian has been engaged in cross-cultural work, he has served as a Senior Pastor and Co-Pastor in the Glyfada Christian Center, where he still retains that leadership post. His primary responsibilities now include the general oversight of EME Ministries, including project oversight, fundraising and recruiting, personnel management, etc. He continues to travel in ministry throughout the countries of South Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa as a speaker, and as point person with projects supported by EME Ministries.
Brian also serves as the Mediterranean Zone Leader of Vision International Educational Network, an extension of a California-based University which grants accredited degrees to students throughout a number of nations. With this role, he spends time interacting and assisting other local churches to develop education and training programs of their own.
Very active as a teacher and administrator, Brian has also been working as a consultant for other ministries in the region. He has authored and/or co-authored several books, and written songs.
Worship Pastors / Church Alive
Indy started singing at her father's church in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico at the age of 4. At the age of 9, her family made the move to NYC where Indy would begin her professional career at 11 years old.
Steve would also begin his music career at his father’s church in New Bern, NC. By the age of 18, he was touring with different country and gospel groups, but after 10 years on the road, he moved east TN to be a part of a music Theatre with country artist TG Sheppard.
Steve and Indy now live in Willow Spring, NC and serve as Worship & Creative Arts Pastors at Church Alive in Raleigh where they lead an incredible team of musicians and singers and continue to train and mentor many with a spirit of excellence and integrity. They are also Therapeutic Foster Parents who work with the family unit as a whole with the goal of reunification.
Worship Pastor / The Lord's Table
Mitch serves as Worship Pastor, Executive Director of Global Missions and Vice President of Ministry at The Lord’s Table. His other duties include songwriting, producing, working in the TLT Media Studios and traveling the world networking with worship leaders, singers, musicians, pastors, missionaries and Christian leaders. Mitch is married to his wife Jo Ellen and this year will celebrate their 37th wedding anniversary. Mitch and Jo Ellen have three sons, Adam, Nicholas and Jacob, one daughter-in-law, four awesome grandkids and a sweet dog named Zoe. Mitch enjoys spending time with the kids, bike riding, fly fishing and trekking.
Worship Pastor / Harvest Church
Treva Tankard is Music Pastor of Harvest in Washington, North Carolina, where her husband Tad is the senior pastor. God has beautifully orchestrated the affairs of her life, bringing forth the gifting of a psalmist and worship leader in the body of Christ.
Ministering in conferences, retreats, and workshops in several states and countries as well, Treva has witnessed the evolving changes in worship music and environments. She has written over 200 songs and is the owner of Harp & Lyre Music and has recorded several praise and worship albums of mostly original songs, along with helping to produce the church's first Worship CD.
Treva’s desire is to sow into others and give out of a heart of worship to God and the world.