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Speaker: Rev. Mike Rayson

The Rev'd Mike Rayson is a United Methodist minister, serving Nameoki United Methodist Church in Granite City, Illinois as their Senior Pastor.  

Originally from Australia, Mike immigrated to the United States in 2005.  His music has won countless awards and accolades across the globe.  He has ministered in Westminster Abbey (London, UK), and served as a worship leader to the United Methodist General Conference in Tampa FL (2012).  He is a regular presenter at the ECG Conference in the UK, and has performed in over a dozen countries around the world.  

His music is enjoyed all over the world on Christian radio, including the U.C.B Inspirational Network across Europe, U.C.B Australia and New Zealand, Premier Radio in London, Hope 1032 in Sydney Australia, Life FM in Adelaide Australia, and stations across the United States. 

Mike is married to Jen, and they have 4 children: Laura (20), Oliver (17) and Kaylee (7) and Max (almost 2). Mike has experienced much in his life, including the death of his oldest son Sam in 2007 at age 11.  Through it all, he has experienced grace... Just Grace.

Worship: Tyler Blanks

Tyler has a passionate heart for worship and wants to lead people into rich encounters with God, and help people experience the freedom that comes with knowing Christ. He serves faithfully at The Vineyard Church of Bloomington-Normal as well as travels to different areas to lead worship. Tyler also has a strong heart for youth ministry as he worked four (4) summers at East Bay Camp and is now the Jr. and Sr. High youth minister at his church. Tyler believes strongly in empowering and equipping youth so they can walk in the fullness of who God has called them to be.

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