Special Guests

Special guests range from authors and well-known speakers to international and North American missionaries.  Our musical artists, keynote speakers and conference leaders will connect Georgia Baptist women to authentic worship and practical application of deep spiritual truths.

2016 Special Guests

MARGARET FEINBERG, margaretfeinberg.com
A self-described “hot mess,” Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive, and Women of Joy. Her books, including The Organic God, The Sacred Echo, Scouting the Divine,Wonderstruck, andFight Back With Joy and their corresponding Bible studies, have sold nearly one million copies and received critical acclaim and extensive national media coverage from CNN, the Associated Press, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and more.

She was recently named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today byChristianity Today , one of the 30 Voices who will help lead the church in the next decade by Charisma magazine and one of the ’40 Under 40’ who will shape Christian publishing byChristian Retailing magazine. Margaret lives in Morrison, Colorado, with her husband, Leif, and their superpup, Hershey. She believes some of the best days are spent in jammies, laughing, and being silly.

SHELLY JOHNSON, shellyejohnson.com

Worship music is not a career choice, it’s a calling, and it’s one that LifeWay Worship Artist Shelly E. Johnson has embraced with joyful surrender. Most well-known for writing the powerful worship anthem “Power of the Cross”, which has been recorded by Natalie Grant, Steve Green and is being used in churches worldwide, Shelly has served as worship leader alongside Beth Moore, Tony Nolan, Andy Stanley, and toured North America with renown Irish Hymn-writers Keith & Kristyn Getty. On September 23, 2014, Shelly released her label debut worship album Your Kingdom Come, in partnership with LifeWay Worship and Elevate Entertainment. As LifeWay Worship’s 2012 Songwriter of the Year, Shelly tours the country leading worship and striving to build the Kingdom of God and serve His Church through her music. Shelly also serves on staff as worship leader at First Baptist Woodstock, a multi-campus, mega-church in the Atlanta area. Visit www.shellyejohnson.com to learn more.