The annual Catalyst West Coast Conference takes place on April 2-4 in Orange County, Calif. The spiritually intense and fully immersive experience pools leaders, influencers and world changers who love Jesus and provides an environment for them to learn, worship and create together in the passionate pursuit of God. The 2014 conference boasts an exciting lineup of main event speakers, lab speakers and musicians and guests to provide three inspirational days of worship, learning and fellowship. The purpose is to energize Christians and leaders in the quest to pursue God in their lives and share His message with others. Here’s a preview of the amazing group of leaders, thinkers, innovators, speakers and musicians who are slated to lead worship and workshops at this year’s highly-anticipated Catalyst West event.
Main Event Speakers
This year’s lineup of speakers is a spiritual powerhouse of people who have dynamically dedicated their lives to leading others to Christ. Some of the passionate people leading the main event include pastor and best-selling author Francis Chan (Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, Multiply), who serves on the board of World Impact and speaks to tens of thousands of people every year, and Rick Warren, pastor and founder of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. Warren is the author of the best-selling leads the Purpose Driven Network of churches, which encompass congregations in 162 countries. His best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Life, has sold 32 million copies and is the best-selling hardback in American history, according to Publisher’s Weekly.
Other renowned speakers from the 13-person list include Invisible Children founder Jason Russell, leadership expert and clinical psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud, Rachel Cruze (daughter of Dave Ramsey) and author of The Graduate’s Survival Guide, Mike Foster, founder of People of the Second Chance and author of Freeway: A Not-So-Perfect Guide to Freedom.
Several of the main event speakers will also lead conference labs such as Rachel Cruze, Mike Foster, Jason Russell and Charles Lee. Joining them is another pack of passionate, inspirational people including Q Ideas co-founder and author (Freefall to Fly) Rebekah Lyons; Senior Pastor First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton and author (Astonished) Mike Erre; Lead Pastor Reality San Francisco and author (The Truest Thing About You) Dave Lomas; DaySpring writer, Woman of Faith speaker and author (One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are) Ann Voskamp; and Jaime Hindman, Founder and Director of Divine, a ministry that provides outreach and support for women in the sex industry.
Musicians and Guests
Leading the music throughout the weekend will be renowned San Diego worship leader and Contemporary Christian vocalist/songwriter Phil Wickham (“Give You My World,” “Heaven and Earth,” “Response” and “Singalong 2”), spoken word poet and hip hop recording artist Propaganda, Worship Pastor Hillside Community Church in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and speaker Brian Wurzell, renowned Los Angeles deejay and creative arranger Bobbito the Chef (who serves on the Catalyst Team) and musician Sleeping at Last (aka Ryan O’Neal) whose album Capture grabbed the attention of Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan. Sleeping at Last has headlined several U.S. tours and has shared the stage with distinctive artists such as Switchfoot, Yellowcard, Something Corporate, Alanis Morrisette, Lifehouse, Phantom Planet and more.
Partnering conference sponsors include Convoy of Hope, Faith Words, iDisciple, Stewardship, Real Thread, eHarmony, Westbow Press and more.
Visit the Catalyst West website at catalystconference.com for more information or to reserve a spot.