SPEAKER: RAY GARCIA
Rev. Raymond Garcia is the founder and Executive Director of The Philadelphia Project and Pastor of Roxborough Church. A two-time graduate of Eastern University, Raymond works closely with the Board of Directors to prayerfully cast a vision for the future of The Philadelphia Project, as well as seeking to faithfully answer the question “What’s next?” His vision for The Philadelphia Project dates back to 1997, and has been shaped and molded by more than 100 different individuals that God has aligned him with over his 13 years in Youth Ministry.
Married to Michelle, they have three sons Isaiah Nathan and Thomas, as well as a daughter, Cadence. They reside in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia, seeking to live and serve in the same community.
Pastor Ray is happy now to continue an extension of youth ministry by speaking at chapels, retreats, and ministry training conferences helping students engage with the Gospel and equipping leaders to engage with students.
BAND: CURT ANDERSON
Curt has been making music since he could first reach the piano keys and realized early on that he was destined for a career in music. Fast forward a couple decades and Curt is knocking out 120 shows a year across the US, Australia, and New Zealand.
Curt has played every size venue from churches to clubs, camps and schools, to the main stage at festivals. But what matters most to him is not the size of the venue, but the impact he can make on his audience. He strives to make a personal connection with every crowd. “I’m passionate about music, but I’m more passionate about people. What I do on stage means nothing if I don’t invest my time off-stage hanging out and talking with people.” That connection continues long after the show, through social media. “It’s not simply about amassing followers; it’s about building community with those people…showing them they matter.”
Max Ramsey, Senior Pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Wisconsin, said it best: “Curt lives this faith and lives it in front of impressionable people who are starving for a faith worthy of believing in. He humbly points to Christ and not himself. He is authentic and transparent. And he really, truly cares about people.”
Coming from a small Michigan town, it’s that humbleness and down-to-earth mentality that remains the core of Nashville,Tennessee-based Curt Anderson’s music.
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