Jesse Manibusan has an MA in multicultural ministries from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley. He has worked extensively in the fields of multicultural ministry, youth ministry, intergenerational ministry, and liturgical and pastoral music. Jesse presents parish missions and concerts all over the world. His music is published by OCP/spiritandsong.com, and many of his songs are in spiritandsong, Flor Y Canto, Choose Christ, Chon Ngai, Chung Loi Tan Tung, and other hymnal programs.
For more information, visit http://jessemanibusan.com/home
NCYC is proud to announce Israel Houghton as the newest addition to our long list of talented Christian artists!
Israel Houghton kicks off NCYC on November 21, 2013. Known for his unique style of fusing elements of gospel, jazz, and rock, Israel is a Grammy Award-winning Christian musician.
Houghton has earned two gold-selling albums, six Dove Awards, two Stellar Awards, a Soul Train Award, and four Grammy® Awards—for "Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album" for The Power of One, "Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album" for A Deeper Level, "Best Traditional Gospel Album" for Alive In South Africa, and "Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album" for Love God, Love People.
For more information, visit www.newbreedmusic.com
Matt Maher—artist/worshipper, worship leader, songwriter, singer, and recording artist—has taken his calling as a “musical missionary” to create a substantial impact on a national and global stage. As an award-winning songwriter, Maher gained notice as the writer of the internationally renowned modern-worship song, “Your Grace Is Enough.” Highly sought after for his poignant yet poetic writing style, Maher has recently had songs recorded by such artists as Chris Tomlin; Bethany Dillon; Phillips, Craig & Dean; Brenton Brown and others. In addition, Maher’s songs have appeared in the top 15 ranked songs on the CCLI chart, marking their popularity in church worship-services around the world.
For more information, visit http://mattmahermusic.com
Bob Perron has been delighting audiences of all ages with his blend of standup and storytelling for more than a decade. Always clean, his presentations are a disarming healthy blend of knee-slapping comedy and wholesome encouragement. One of the most highly sought after Catholic speakers in the country, he has spoken at more than one hundred parishes and diocese across North America. Bob is a twenty-eight year veteran of youth ministry and currently serves as the director of youth and young adult ministry for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.
For more information, visit www.stooge4christ.com.
Jackie Francois is a full-time speaker, singer/songwriter, and worship leader from Orange County, California. In 2006, she became an artist with spiritandsong.com and released her debut album, Your Kingdom is Glorious, in 2008. She has been involved in youth ministry since she graduated high school, and she now travels the globe speaking to young people about God's love and leading worship for various events and ministries.
For more information, visit www.spiritandsong.com.
Ansel Augustine has worked in youth ministry for more than a decade. He is presently the associate director and coordinator of Black Catholic youth and young adult ministry for the Archdiocese of New Orleans' CYO Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office. He also serves on the faculty for the Institute of Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana and as an at-large board member for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry.
For more information, visit www.holyhotboy.com.