We are excited to announce that this year’s program will be led by J.Kwest! For nearly a decade, the ministry of Julian “J.Kwest” DeShazier has been an exploration in the relationship between music and faith. As artist, this Chicago native has used his unique rhythm to tell stories of deep meaning, inside and out of the church. He is a 2007 Holy Hip Hop Award winner, and has been celebrated as “Living Black History” by Urban Ministries International, while sharing stages at every major gospel music festival. His song, “So Blessed,” was featured on the grammy-nominated compilation Holy Hip Hop: Taking the Gospel to the Streets.