CAMP SPEAKERS & MUSICAL GUESTS
Born to an El Salvadorian father and a Dominican mother, GAWVI’s parents instilled in him a sense of boldness from a young age. A first generation American, they taught him to live by faith and to use that faith to power his dreams. Naturally, they also introduced him to bachata and other Latin-Caribbean rhythms that helped form his musical palette early on. Throughout his late teens and early 20’s, GAWVI grew increasingly passionate about his heritage and felt he’d one day serve as a voice and source of inspiration for Latino youth and immigrants everywhere. “I just want to be a vessel, man,” he says, “one that pushes for change but encourages people to be who they are. Learning to be yourself, no matter where you come from, is the most liberating thing you can do.”
Fast forward a few short years and not even GAWVI could have predicted the overwhelming response his music would receive. From producing chart-topping singles for Lecrae, Andy Mineo, and Trip Lee, to having his songs played on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, GAWVI has cemented himself as one of the most invigorating producers in recent memory. His aim is to usher in a new sound, and to redefine the possibilities of what popular music can accomplish.
Enter 2016. After years of maneuvering behind the scenes and masterminding a host of albums and Billboard charting singles, GAWVI is set to venture out as a solo artist. Energized by his travels and his experiences as a husband and new father, he’s ready to add to his story via a batch of genre-defying material. “I’m excited to share this new music with the world,” he says. “My first solo album is going to be like nothing we’ve ever released under the Reach imprint. We’re about to really surprise people.” GAWVI is embracing the moment while also looking toward tomorrow. “The future is now,” he says as someone calls to him from backstage. Indeed, the future is now.
REV. GETZY RAMOS
Getzy L. Ramos has been in youth ministry for over 20 years. She is the Associate Pastor at her Father’s church, Las Pisadas del Maestro, in Pinellas Park, FL, was the youth pastor for 7 years & is currently the Pastor for the English Church Ministry. Getzy is currently also the Section 7 Coach for FMD. Galatians 2:20 (NIV) is her personal life motto, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me."
REV. MARK VEGA
Mark Vega is a sought after international evangelist who is passionate about seeing people experience salvation and restoration in their lives. His desire is to see lives transformed, equipped, and empowered to make a difference and to change their world. With over 20 years of ministerial experience, Mark has served in many areas including District Youth Director for the Florida Multicultural District of the Assemblies of God and Chaplain for the New York Yankees. He is also the author of the book, Don’t Wait for Me To Die, published by Thomas Nelson in English and Spanish. Currently, Mark sits on the Board of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition and the Alachua County Christian Ministerial Alliance.
Mark and his lovely wife, Lisa, have founded Mark Vega Evangelistic Ministries, a ministry with local, national and worldwide reaches. Some of these ministries include:
- The Call of Duty, a call for men to gather and take hold of their responsibilities in their homes, workplace and communities.
- Transformed, a movement aimed at mobilizing women to their God given purpose and destiny.
- Ignite School of Ministry, a radical educational institution challenging students to live for what matters most.
- Ignite Life Center, a vibrant and growing church with the mission of winning the unchurched.
Pastor Mark and Lisa make their home in Gainesville, Florida, USA.
REV. EDGAR RIVERA
Edgar Rivera Jr was born August 18, 1976 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. Since a young age his passion has been to preach the Gospel to the entire world. He married the love of his life Claudia in February 1997 and have three amazing children Alexandra, Edmarie and Edgardo III. He was blessed with an amazing gift, their granddaughter Amelia.
He holds a Masters’s Degree in Business Leadership and is currently pursuing his second Masters in Theological Studies from Southeastern University. He is an Ordained Minister of the Assemblies of God and currently serves as the District Youth Director for the Florida Multicultural District. His greatest passion is to see young people come to the feet of Jesus and answer their God-given calling.
REV. ENRIQUE SANTIAGO
Rev. Enrique Santiago was born and raised in the New York City. He came to know the Lord at the age of 14 years old and was called into ministry at the age of 16. He attended Southeastern Bible College and at the age of 20 years old I started his Pastoral / Evangelist Ministry. Pastor Quique, Pastored Missionary Assemblies of God in Lakeland for 5 years, then moved back to New York City and started a Multicultural Ministry English Service at Primitive Christian Church for 12 years. God then called him back to Florida where he's been Pastoring at Maranatha Pentecostal Church in Hollywood, Florida for almost 23 years. His vision is to reach all people for the Kingdom of God.