SPEAKERS & WORSHIP
Through the last few decades, Rita has carried a powerful mantle and anointing to create atmospheres of worship through her songs and various recordings and has remained extremely influential in the Church. Rita has recorded numerous albums, such as, Love Covers, Created to Worship, All I Have, I Have to Believe, and her latest project Battles featuring the well-known worship song “Defender”. She recently released her first book, Finding Eve. With her songs like the gut wrenching “Worth It All” to the simplistic cry of “All I Need,” Rita is able to draw listeners into a place of intimate worship with God. Rita and her son Justice reside in Dallas, TX where Rita is a worship pastor at Gateway Church, leads DIVE (Deep-Innovative-Vertical-Expression) Worship Creative school, and continues to travel and lead worship all across the world.
Lucy has been leading worship and writing songs for many years, both as a solo artist and with her talented band of musicians and singers. Her heart in worship is simply to create a space for people to encounter the love of God. Based in London, Lucy has released a number of records to date including a live album, Created to Worship. Now a full time songwriter and worship leader, Lucy travels regularly to minister at different churches and events in the UK and overseas. In her worship expression and the songs she writes, her desire is to create a sound that unites people and ignites hearts to love God, love themselves and love one another more.
Joanne, wife of Steve, mother of Isaac and Ethan, singer/songwriter and internationally acclaimed vocalist with the band, Iona. Her great honour and passion is to lead others in worshipping our amazing and wonderfully good God and to enjoy His glorious presence. She has been spending more of her time recently serving refugees in the camps in Greece and working on new recordings in the studio. You can like her page on Facebook and follow her @johoggmusic.