Speakers and Artists
A fun and exciting event awaits us with this terrific line-up!
DR. JAMES MERRITT
James Merritt is the pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Georgia. He is the host of a nationwide and worldwide broadcast ministry, Touching Lives. He earned a Master of Divinity degree and a PhD in Evangelism from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as President of the Southern Baptist Convention – the largest protestant denomination in the country. He and his wife, Teresa, have three sons and four grandchildren.
Five of today's most popular southern Gospel artists reunite to celebrate the legendary, award-winning Cathedrals. Past members Ernie, Mark, Gerald, Scott and Danny gather for a LIVE concert that pays homage to heroes George Younce and Glen Payne and to the group's legacy. Featuring many of The Cathedrals' classic hits and four-part harmonies, this vocal performance captures an era that changed countless lives through the power of Gospel music.
Ronnie, Michael, and Paul love Gospel music. They believe it touches the soul and offers encouragement and hope. By singing and ministering to audiences through word and song, these gentlemen are fulfilling God’s call on their lives.
Ron Booth Sr., Ronnie and Michael’s father, immersed his sons in Southern Gospel music during the time he sang with the Rebel’s Quartet and other musical groups. They sang with their father as “Ron Booth and the Booth Brothers” until 1998 when Ron Sr., or PawPaw, as he is affectionately known to his grandchildren, left the road. Ronnie and Michael renamed the group and continued on as “The Booth Brothers.” Although others have been the third part of the trio, Paul Lancaster is the newest member. Paul has enjoyed success with other gospel groups and he is now bringing his vocal abilities to the Booth Brothers. The harmonies, which is a trademark of the Booth Brothers, is continuing with the addition of Paul to the group.
Ronnie, Michael, and Paul are deeply committed to musical excellence yet have a greater desire to impact the hearts of those listening to their music. Refreshing humor, inspiring songs, and encouraging words are embedded in every concert. This trio, collectively and individually, has been acknowledged as one of the finest in the business having received many awards over the years, including Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Trio of the Year, Male Group of the Year, Best Live Performers, Artist of the Year and others. Although the group is grateful for the recognition of their work, their aspiration is for all honor and glory to be God’s alone.
As a Grammy and Dove nominated artist, this nationally sought after storyteller and musician has been described as the most versatile comedian on stage today. His award-winning musical talents, coupled with his crystal clean humor, have people of all ages laughing their ribs loose!
With over three decades of world travel under his performance belt, he has developed his concerts into more than just a great show. He uses humor to motivate and inspire by uniquely delivering life lessons. He also has an extraordinary way of weaving songs into his stage performance as he masterfully displays his musical abilities on piano, guitar and harmonica.
Tim’s chart-topping comedy songs are continuously aired on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, as well as other major radio stations around the country. His comedy has been featured on videos that have garnered both gold and platinum sales awards.
Tim is also the host of the national TV hit, The Music City Show, aired weekly on five syndicated networks, including RFD’s FamilyNet, NRB and Heartland.
Tim’s passion for life is contagious and effectual. The excitement in his comedy concerts cannot be described, it must be experienced. He not only wants people to laugh, his ultimate goal is to utilize humor with a purpose to encourage people to discover real joy and inspire them to passionately pursue their own dreams.
Ron Walters serves as Senior Vice President for Salem Media Group, the nation’s largest distributor of Christian and family themed programming via radio, internet, digital and publishing.
During his 28 years with the company, Ron has served in management positions with radio stations in San Diego and San Francisco, as well as Vice President of National Programming and VP of Church Relations at Salem’s southern California Headquarters.
Salem’s nationally recognized and company-wide Pastors Events which draw 20,000 pastors annually, as well as the monthly Pastors Letters read by nearly 30,000 pastors, are initiatives born from Ron’s passion for the local church and its gatekeepers. You’ll also find many of Ron’s articles in FaithTalk, CrossWalk and Preaching Magazines. He’s also authored the book, Letters to Pastors, published by Xulon Press.
Ron has also spearheaded Salem’s growing phenomenon of the Women in Ministry events around the country—from four events hosting several hundred women, the movement has grown to 35 events nationwide and over 20,000 attendees.
Prior to joining Salem Media Group, Ron pastored a large church in Santa Barbara, CA, as well as taught at several Christian colleges. Ron also spent many years in Christian camping at a large Conference Center in California. In addition, he’s been a featured speaker in many churches, colleges and conferences throughout America.
Ron is a graduate of San Diego Christian College and did his postgraduate work at Talbot Seminary in Los Angeles and Biblical Seminary in Fresno. He’s currently listed in Who’s Who in Religion, Men of Achievement, and Personalities of America.