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SPARK On Stage
Jan. 11-13, 2019-Sheraton Station Square
Dr. Duffy Robbins is a thirty-five year veteran of youth ministry. Duffy speaks around the world to teenagers and people who care about teenagers. Duffy has his D.Min. in Youth and Family Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is the author of numerous books including Ministry of Nurture, This Way to Youth Ministry: An Introduction to the Adventure, Speaking to Teenagers (which he co-wrote with Doug Fields), Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts and Enjoy the Silence (which he co-wrote with a wonderful girl named Maggie Robbins that he married many years ago).
Joshua Price is an acclaimed worship leader and recording artist, whose passionate heart for ministry impacts all he does. Formerly on staff at Houston’s Second Baptist Church, Joshua currently leads worship at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. In addition to serving at his home church, Joshua and his wife, Deanna, frequently minister at churches, conferences, camps, and other venues across the country. Joshua has led worship within Western Pa several times. They both have a huge heart for working with youth and young adults and are so happy to be returning to Western Pennsylvania for SPARK!
Joshua’s worship album, Elevate is produced and recorded by 6 time Dove Award winning ‘Producer of the Year’, Ed Cash. Elevate, is an inspirational call to worship the Lord through song and in every aspect of life. Find him at joshuapricemusic.com or on Instagram.
DJ Big Al Cherry
As a child, music was an escape route into a limitless realm of comfort and joy to Big Al Cherry. This medium was the tool that God used to draw him into a relationship with the Lord. He actually accepted salvation in his bedroom while listening to gospel music. Since that time, his singing ability became an expression of his love for Jesus Christ.
During his college career at Grambling State University, the Lord allowed him to serve as praise and worship leader for a campus ministry and a local church. After accepting the call of God to youth ministry, big AL served his home church as youth pastor for more than a decade. Simultaneously, big AL took on the role of educator. In addition to music and preaching, he served as the mathematics department head of Richwood High School, teaching Geometry, Trigonometry, AP Calculus; and administering dual-enrollment for the University of Louisiana-Monroe in College Algebra, Calculus I, Statistics, and Psychology. big AL used the classroom as an extension of his ministry to be an example and role model to youths in inner-city America.
Throughout his years of as an educator and youth pastor, Al came to understand the responsibility of having a special gift from God that he can use to draw people closer to HIM. He firmly believes that ministry is far more important than artistry, and it is his sincere prayer that God will use his music to lead people to Christ — just as he was.
Big AL is currently traveling throughout the country, and abroad, performing and speaking to all ages, all races, and all denominations! Whether sharing his story, performing songs, entertaining an audience, and/or preaching the Gospel, big AL definitely shares the message of love…the message of hope…the message of peace…the message of Jesus Christ – like no one else!!