2020 MAIN SESSION SPEAKERS:
Manny Arango is a bible nerd, storyteller, a troublemaker, an overcomer, and a revivalist. Passionate about fighting for people who have lost their voice, Manny strives to inspire those who have lost hope or have settled for mediocre. At age 13, he preached his first sermon at a juvenile detention center. Since then, he has been teaching around the world and speaking at many youth conferences.
Manny is currently the youth pastor at World Overcomer’s Christian Church in Durham, North Carolina. He spends his free time with his wife, Tia, watching Netflix.
David Perkins is the lead pastor at Radiant Church in Overland Park, KS. Formerly, he worked at New Life Church in Colorado Springs where he started The Desperation Conference. Over the last couple decades, he has seen hundreds of students come to know the Lord and take the next step in their relationship with Jesus at a youth conference. He has a heart to see a generation that hungers for Jesus and he has a passion to see students pray. To pray in their schools. To pray in their families. To pray for revival. He is a unique and passionate voice to the next generation.
David is married to his wife, Renata, and together they have 4 children.
Robyn Bittle, alongside her husband Tim, are the pastors of The Father’s House in San Francisco, CA. She has a heart to see San Francisco and the greater Bay Area reached with the life changing message of Jesus. After serving as associate pastors at The Fathers House for 10 years, they started TFH SF with the hope of bringing all that God is doing through the church to San Francisco. They are passionate about community, family, and raising up the next generation of leaders.
Robyn and Tim have two daughter named Ellie and Livvy.
Nick Adams is the youth pastor at Cross Points Church in Shawnee, KS and founder of the Stained Conference. He has spent over a decade serving the local church as a youth pastor in KC, alongside his wife Desirae, 2 Boys (Colton and Reece), and 1 Girl (Hadley). Nick is a passionate speaker and has a heart to see a younger generation reach their potential and not sell themselves short by bending to the culture around them.
Growing up around the jock-culture and playing Division 1 baseball, he felt the pull from everyone around him to be something God never created him to be. As he saw failure and success in his own experience, he hopes to help build a strategy in the youth culture of today not based on our own muscle, but by the power of Christ.