Special Musical Guests: Seth & Nirva
Each extraordinary artists in their own right, Nirva Ready—a Chicago native and daughter of Haitian immigrants—is familiar to fans around the world as a singer and dancer in TobyMac’s Diverse City Band. Nirva has traveled with the iconic GRAMMY®-winning artist for more than a decade, and it’s an honor she doesn’t take lightly.
“It means a lot to be a part of such a huge team that influences so many through the art of music for the Kingdom of God,” she says. “I’ve learned so much musically as well as spiritually, and I’m humbled to share the stage with one of the most popular Christian artists in the field. It far exceeds anything I could have dreamed.”
Traveling a similar path, Seth Ready’s resume also boasts a who’s who of top Christian and gospel artists. Growing up in central Florida, the self-described “gospel music fanatic” spent hours alone in his room singing, emulating influences like Andrae Crouch, The Winans, and Fred Hammond. Such dedication to his passion afforded Seth a series of opportunities in college that ultimately landed him at the doorstep of one of urban gospel’s most groundbreaking talents, Kirk Franklin. Following a tenure with the multi-platinum artist’s Hopeville Tour, Seth has also been a background vocalist for such names as Chris Tomlin, Donnie McClurkin, and CeCe Winans, to name a few.
Special Guest Speaker: Allen Chapin
ALLEN IS A SPEAKER AND AUTHOR WHOSE LIFE PURPOSE IS TO LOVE AND ENCOURAGE PEOPLE, OFFERING THEM GRACE AND HOPE. HE HAS TRAVELED ACROSS THE NATION AND AROUND THE WORLD IN MINISTRY AND LEADERSHIP.
OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES, ALLEN HAS INVESTED HIS LIFE IN HELPING PEOPLE THROUGH LOCAL CHURCHES, YOUTH CAMPS, CONFERENCES, LEADERSHIP TRAINING, AND MISSIONS EFFORTS.