FEATURING

Worship Alive will be an incredible day of workshops for worship leaders and evening of worship music featuring:…..
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Dr. Ron Kenoly

Ron Kenoly is an international Worship Leader, Singer, Songwriter and Teacher. Born in Coffeyville, Kansas, Ron Kenoly has diligently used his gifts from our Heavenly Father to impact the kingdom of Heaven. To-date, his express mission remains steadfast “to create an environment for the manifest presence of our Heavenly Father.”
In 1985, he was hired as the Music Pastor at Jubilee Christian Center in San Jose, CA. In 1989, Michael Coleman and Don Moen recruited him to be Worship Leader on the Hosanna Integrity Worship projects at Integrity Music. His first album released under the Integrity Label, “Jesus Is Alive” and “Lift Him Up”, received National and International acclaim.
In the mid 90s, he began his own ministry with a focus on developing praise and worship leaders through teaching and mentoring. He has helped inspire and launch the careers of many Worship Leaders both Nationally and Internationally including his 2 youngest sons Ron Kenoly Jr. and Samuel Kenoly, better known as the Kenoly Brothers.
Blessed by the favor and the open doors from our Heavenly Father, Ron Kenoly Ministries has been able to minister in over 100 nations. Ron Kenoly continues to receive international invitations from churches to help them develop their worship leaders, worship teams, bands and music departments. Ron Kenoly Ministries’ headquarters is based in Orlando, Florida. www.ronkenoly.org
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Dr. Everton Walters

While growing up in St Catherine, Jamaica, Dr. Everton Walters never thought his priority would be strengthening God's Kingdom. And though his mom was a school principal and his father a high school accounting teacher, education was also a distant concern. In fact, Walters regularly brought home failing grades and was completely unmotivated in almost everything. "I was a trouble-maker," Walters wryly admits. But there was one exception: music.
Walters was always a stand-out in the Jamaica music scene. From the age of six Walters displayed a talent beyond his years that meant performing gospel solos for his church and singing anything and everything at events throughout Jamaica. For Walters, music was a self-indulgence he thought would be his future and his career.
But as He always does, God had a plan for Everton Walters. At the age of 14, Walters had an incredible encounter with God and accepted that Jesus was his savior. It changed everything. Though the transformation took a bit of time, Walters was determined to follow the call he'd been given. Slowly, Walters went from a “D” Student to his High School's ICF President and Valedictorian. During college, he became the island’s “Bible Man,” coordinating Bible studies for Youth for Christ throughout Jamaica. He even started a witnessing group called Soul-Seekers Posse and spent his free time seeking souls on the streets of Jamaica.
In 1982, Walters graduated from Jamaica University of Technology with a degree in Electrical Engineering and was invited to join the faculty. God’s call remained strong in his life and over the next 12 years as he lectured as a professor, he continued his ministry efforts as Chairman of the Jamaica Evangelical Association Youth Commission and as host of a national Christian radio program. Most importantly, he married his wife Terry in 1984 and they started a family.
Walters own music talents also flourished during this time. He was often called upon to be a soloist for official Jamaica events and sang regularly on national television. He was asked to recruit and direct a choir to sing at important events for the church and for the country and often led the National Choir. The choir performed for the crusades of Billy Graham, Oral Roberts, and more.
One of the greatest honors of his career came in 1996 when Walters was offered a prestigious scholarship for study abroad – the Fulbright Scholarship. Walters traveled with his family to Marquette University in Wisconsin, earned his Master’s in Electrical Engineering and began to teach as he earned his doctorate.
Walters graduated with his PhD in 2002 and went to work in the private sector. In 2007 he formed WCP Solar (www.wcpsolar.com), a privately held solar power company that designs and installs solar power systems for business and residential customers in the US with primary focus in Illinois.
Though his career turned to his call to provide clean power to the world, Walters still has used his gifts as a worship leader at churches in Wisconsin and Illinois. He currently serves at Grace Pointe Naperville and founded 24-Hour Worship, the non-profit organization behind the Worship Workshop and Celebration called Worship Alive!, in 2017. His hope is to educate the church about the importance of corporate worship music, and to support and train worship leaders.
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Rev. Huntley Brown

The music of Huntley Brown has been described as anointed, powerful, and explosive. His electrifying playing and inspired vocals have earned numerous awards including the Top Caribbean Gospel Instrumentalist Award for 2005 and 2006. In 2009 he was appointed musical ambassador for CTS TV Station in Seoul Korea and in 2010 he was inducted into the Fox Valley Arts Hall Of Fame, (the youngest person to ever be inducted).
Huntley was the featured artist for the concerts on peace in Ireland. During that time he was able to witness peace come to a nation torn apart by civil war. In 2011 Huntley was the featured guest pianist at Carnegie Hall with the Milal world symphony orchestra.
Huntley is an ordained minister. He was ordained in 2007 by the Evangelical Church Alliance International and now serves on the board.  In 2011 Huntley became an Artist Ambassador for Kids Alive International a group dedicated to rescuing kids around the world.
Huntley is now the pianist for Ruth Graham and Friends Ministries and also ministers with the Franklin Graham team. In 2015 Huntley joined the staff of Judson University as the first ever artist in residence.
Huntley graduated from Judson University in Elgin, Illinois with a bachelor's degree in piano and from Northern Illinois University with a master's degree in piano performance and pedagogy. He is married to the lovely Annette Chestnut and they reside in Aurora, Illinois (just outside of Chicago), along with their four daughters, Natalie, Natasha, Nicole and Nadia.
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Andrew Lawrence

As a young member of his high school’s first and only boy’s choir in St. Andrew, Jamaica, Andrew Lawrence’s natural vocal talent as a tenor was first identified and nurtured by respected opera singer Curtis Watson. 
Lawrence learned quickly and his unmistakeable rich voice and ease of delivery eventually put him in great demand as a television and radio broadcaster and  put him in great demand in the Chicago advertising industry as a vocal teacher and vocal talent.  Lawrence makes a point of using his God-given talents to give back to charitable endeavors (churches, awareness building fundraisers and more), in the capacity of an emcee, singer or musician. 
He is married to Nadia and together they have one son, Grant.....a very talented Guitarist.
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Roy Patterson

Roy Patterson is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Trinity International University. He serves as host of three nationally-syndicated programs: Celebration of Praise, Music for Sunday and Urban Praise. He is also a preacher, praise and worship leader and vocalist. He has a passion to see the body of Christ united through worship and sincere fellowship.
Roy has served as a youth leader, senior pastor and a substance abuse counselor. In January 2011, Roy was appointed station manager for Moody Radio Chicago. Roy has been married to his wife, Lynette, for over 30 years and has three children.
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Hasana Sisco

After a 28 year career in the global chemical industry, most recently as Global Vice President of Ecolab (Nalco), Hasana is at the helm of her own practice The PennaSis Group, LLC. as Managing Director and Principal. Because of her proven track record in developing and leading high performing talented teams, globally and cross-culturally, Mrs. Sisco is a sought after mentor, business advisor and coach. Her technical and business background, coupled with the tenacity and lens of an immigrant, are uncommon and provide her with a unique ability to passionately lean into understanding people, peel away process layers and serve with compassion and integrity. She is a trained chemist with degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry emphasis and an MBA in Management. She has travelled extensively around the world, enjoys people and cultures, and strives to be a global citizen.
Mrs. Sisco is also a licensed producer in several states. She is currently a District Leader with North America's financial marketing organization - Primerica, where she is equipped to support clients in developing strategies to achieve their personal financial goals.  
Everyone who has met Hasana knows this for sure; it is her Faith, her Family, and then the Firm.  Hasana, has been a worshipper at heart for many years. She always hums a tune. While the sciences have dominated her world of work, the arts – music, song and dance have dominated Hasana’s life. Art in all its forms has permeated Hasana’s worship life. From choreography and dance, to writing and reader’s theater, to dramatic reading and skits, to singing in choirs or duets with her husband, or serving as worship leader, she is passionate about her faith. In 1998 after attending a women’s conference, Hasana felt compelled to initiate a new movement of praise and worship in the traditional Methodist church they had recently joined. With the blessing of her then Pastor Mike Stoner and under the headship and partnership of her husband Rodney, Called By Name! Praise Team was born at Batavia United Methodist church. It began with about 10 minutes in each of the 2 services, 1 – 2 times per month. There it flourished, until a third service, dedicated solely to contemporary Worship was developed. That service eventually helped to seed the planting of a new sister church called Flowing Grace. 
Hasana has had the privilege of chaperoning the Wheaton College Gospel Choir on several tours across the United States and ministering with them as Mistress of Ceremonies for many concerts and as prayer warrior over the years. 
Hasana and Rodney and family are active members at Batavia where they continue as worship leaders today. Hasana was earned multiple awards and accolades but none is she more proud of than being wife of more than 29 years to Rodney and mother to Juwan (20) and Jabari (13). 
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Rodney K. Sisco

Rodney Sisco is a transformational leader with a history of success in increasingly complex situations. He brings a global perspective including strategic planning, diversity and inclusion, and strong interpersonal and intercultural communication to challenging scenarios. He has developed a reputation for guiding and leading people to excel while developing their own unique abilities. Currently he serves as the Director of the Office of Multicultural Development at Wheaton College where he has consistently provided leadership in Wheaton's developing diverse community. He has served on the Racial Harmony Commission of the CCCU; on the Board of the National Christian Multicultural Student Leaders Conference; on the Diversity Taskforce and presently on the Executive Committee of the Association of Christians in Student Development; and is a recipient of the latter’s Jane Higa Award for Racial Harmony.
Originally from Philadelphia, PA, he earned his BA in Sociology and Christian Education from Wheaton College and has completed MA graduate coursework in Educational Ministries from the Wheaton College Graduate School.  He has team taught in the Sociology and Christian Education departments (at Wheaton College), led workshops focusing on diversity for a broad range of audiences including: faculty, administrators, students, church leaders, and business professionals, authored chapters in in published works including  Planting Seeds of Hope: How to Reach a New Generation of African Americans with the Gospeland most recently Diversity Matters: Race, Ethnicity, & the Future of Christian Higher Education.  Along with others within the College, Mr. Sisco has helped to develop the greater than 85% retention rate of students of color at Wheaton and the recruitment of students, faculty, and administration.
Focused on Educational Leadership and Community Involvement, Mr. Sisco is a past board member of Riverwoods Christian Center, a past member of the DuPage County African American Leadership Roundtable and is also Chaplain and Co-founder of the Caribbean American Family Network, as is Group Director of The PennaSis Group, LLC.  Rodney is well known for his love of music in its many forms,  science fiction, and story-telling.  
As an active member of  Batavia United Methodist Church where his family attends, he and his wife Hasana co-founded the Praise Team Called By Name! and have been engaged in worship leading in that congregation since 1999. They continue to mentor youth and lead small groups there as well. They reside in North Aurora with their 2 sons and are active in the local community. 
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Susan Brown

Susan Brown's compassion and commitment to caring for the needs of others can be seen in her accomplished career as a registered nurse (RN, BSN, CRN) and her work as a Stephen's Minister. She is a trained prayer intercessor and has led several church and ministry prayer groups. She has a passion to share the gospel, ignite the love of Christ and help people grow in their intimacy with Jesus.
In 2007, Susan founded a ministry for parents of adult children named "Hope Alive 46:4 Ministry"(2007 - 2013) based on Isaiah 46:4. In 2012 a home-based prayer group she started called "Let's Pray" moved to her home church, Grace Pointe Naperville, with the goal of increasing pray in the community. In 2015, she expanded her focus and founded Pray!Naperville, (1 Corinthians 13:13). The vision of Pray!Naperville, is to unite the whole body of Christ to pray for God's will to be done and His blessings to flourish for the city of Naperville and beyond. In 2017, Pray!Naperville and Chicagoland United in Prayer began to partner in efforts to unite and strengthen the body of Christ (John 17:22) to bring restoration, revival and healing to Greater Chicagoland.
Susan grew up on the Northside of Chicago and its suburbs. She was a single mother for 16 years. Residing now in Naperville, IL, she is a wife, a mother of three daughters, has two sons-in-law and two granddaughters. As a Graduate of Loyola University, she spent over 4 decades working as a registered nurse in various clinical settings, management, sales, and program development. Currently she is working with her husband, Gary, in establishing Gary Brown Art Gallery and Studio in the downtown art district of Aurora, IL.
Susan loves entertaining with family and friends, gardening, sports, travel, music, the arts, movies, writing and playing drums