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Breon Hamlett is a mentor, healthy relationship coach, educator, and a pastor who carefully balances career, ministry and family. He stands as a voice for people who have been written off. Through his many experiences both within and outside of church culture, Breon is passionate about reaching the community with his authenticity and the love of God.
Lydia Osborne is one of the youth pastors at Calvary Revival Church in Norfolk, VA. Lydia is also the Executive Director of the House of Esther Organization. A non-profit organization with two campuses in the Hampton Roads area; providing assistance through its transitional home to homeless mothers and their children, as well as, furthering academic education through G.E.D certification for youth and young adults in the underserved areas of Norfolk. Discipleship, creativity, generosity and entrepreneurship are passions as she and her husband David engage their generation and create a platform to redefine the culture.
Bishop B. Courtney McBath
A graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), McBath earned a Bachelor of Science degree in humanities and engineering; a Master of Arts degree in Biblical studies from Regent University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Providence Bible College and Theological Seminary.
Knowing at a young age that he wanted to pastor a church, in 1989 he passed through Norfolk International Airport, sensing he was to begin a church in that city. Formerly an engineer and manager, McBath left his career in 1990 to establish Calvary Revival Church with his wife and co-pastor Janeen. Starting t in a hotel conference room with some 21 congregants, almost immediately the ministry experienced unusual growth. To accommodate, McBath and his wife moved locations several times, finally ending at the church’s current location which serves upwards of thousands of weekly attendees. McBath’s television broadcast, The Voice of Revival, has aired on local and regional network stations for over 20 years.
In 1998 McBath founded Calvary Alliance of Churches and Ministries, an organization that serves pastors and leaders in the U.S., Africa, India and the Caribbean. He is also the current President of the Hampton Roads Ecumenical Council of Bishops (HRECB), an organization established in 2011, to promote accountability and unity among churches and leaders.
Mc Bath has dedicated his life to teaching the truth of God’s Word so that all who hear can understand their significance in the Kingdom of God. His heart is to see people enjoy a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and walk in God’s will for their lives.
He has been married to his wife Janeen for over 34 years; has four sons, a daughter, son-in-law and four grandchildren.
GRAMMY® Award- and Dove® Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, Morton Records founder, and Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton called his live band, The Matt Jones Orchestra, and a bevy of high-profile special guests to Power Station Studios at Berklee NYC. The next day, his critically acclaimed 2017 opus, Gumbo, would compete in the categories of “Best R&B Album” and “Best R&B Song” for “First Began” at the GRAMMY® Awards—yet everybody focused on the magic of the moment at hand. In just one take over the course of forty minutes, these musicians performed Gumbo live; the result would be the artist’s 2018 offering, Gumbo Unplugged
Markise Hicks & THE MO Band
“Gifted, fervent, authentic, genuine, talented, and most of all anointed!” These are words that are likely to be articulated after encountering Markise Hicks and his Virginia based aggregation, The Mo Band. Coming hard with a modern day appeal, this heavy musical assembly represents the new breed of inspirational artists with a bombastic urban christian contemporary flavor. The Mo Band are well connected to culture; yet possess an anointing that comes from knowing and having a relationship with God.
Slater Joel, a native of Chesapeake, Virginia, has gained recognition within the U.S. and also internationally as a gospel recording artist. He commands the stage and is anointing permeates throughout every performance. He has toured in Europe with Michael M. Smith and served on the same programs with various artists such as: Marvin Sapp, Vernon Gordon, and others. Slater was also featured on the 2014 Stellar Award winning live recording, “Bishop Kim Brown Presents: Earl Bynum and The Mount Unity Choir.” Slater’s debut album, “Slater-Unleashed” is scheduled for release this year!
For TaMyya, singing in church became a regular part of her life at an early age. She has ministered in song at events throughout the world and has built a well-rounded career in entertainment over the past decade. Her first single, “More Than You’ll Ever Know” reached the number one position at radio stations across the country, as well as number one on Internet radio stations. In 2007, she performed in the hit stage play, “Who Do You Love” starring Erica Campbell of the gospel duo Mary Mary. In addition, TaMyya J has spent nine years traveling as the soprano background vocalist for Mary Mary. You can catch TaMyya J on her 2-Time Stellar Award winning weekly radio show, “Never Missed a Beat with TaMyya J” on WEHA 88.7 Atlantic City, NJ and Power of Worship Radio, Brooklyn, NY.