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Michael Hill / Chief Executive Officer of Avalon Media Group

Michael is co-founder of Live Worship Academy which is set to launch 1rd quarter of 2016. His passion is training in the technical arts as it relates specifically to worship. His background includes engineering, systems design, and consulting. He has been on church staff as a technical director, audio director, and worship pastor. He is able to speak into the lives of both the artistic and technical individuals.
He has been involved in church ministry for over 30 years in several different denominations. He just returned from Afghanistan and several other Arab countries with Air Force Entertainment as a vocalist entertaining combat troops. He is an audio consultant for Air Force Entertainment, and writes curriculum for Christ for the Nations, as well as serving as Adjunct Professor in the Worship and Technical Arts degree program. Live Worship Academy training exists for the local church to better equip volunteers through online format, webinars, and conferences.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”5256″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

Joey Knight / Business Development Team Leader

Joey has been working with churches for over 3 decades. Some of the roles he has played are church planter, lay pastor, media consultant, trainer, couples lead, greeter, and teacher. His teaching includes men, adults, couples, teens, and young adults and along with his wife have planted (2) churches – one in Dallas and one in Kansas City.
Joey is on the board of Victory with Honor serving athletes in ministry at the University of Kansas and on the leadership team as the head of development for an international ministry called The Sending Project. The Sending Project helps break down denominational walls to unite the church to eliminate global physical and spiritual poverty through missions.
Joey has started (5) businesses including Digital Printing Services (Overland Park / started 1996) and Bear Promotions (Salina, KS / started 1987). Both of these companies continue to prosper and still utilize the business plans developed by Joey at their inception. Besides the church world, Joey has primarily worked in two sectors: audio/visual/acoustics/lighting and printing.

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