The Thriving Christian Artist Conference

March 6-8, 2020 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center outside Asheville, North Carolina.

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Ready to find out how to accelerate your growth, connect with potential clients and start selling your art?

If so, then you're in the right place!

The Thriving Christian Artists Conference is a 3-day experience at Ridgecrest Conference Center outside Asheville, North Carolina that's focused on helping artists of every level learn the practical aspects of thriving in their creative calling spiritually, artistically and as they develop their art business or ministry.

The weekend will be filled with opportunities to hear from artists and experts from around the country in art, marketing, healing & wholeness, branding, technology, finances and more all from a Kingdom perspective.

We anticipate this event will fill to capacity very quickly, so to secure your spot and a $100 early-bird discount be ready to register as soon as the doors open on November 5th.


Conference Price: $297 + meals & lodging 

Matt Tommey

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During this conference you'll learn how to:

  • Clarify God's plan for your art, life and business.
  • Understand where your sweet spot is and where your passion and profit overlap.
  • Follow the strategy that helped one artist get her art in front of over a billion viewers in just a few years. (Yes, she'll be speaking at the conference!)
  • Gain confidence in who God created you to be as an artist.
  • Find and connect with your ideal client who will pay top dollar for your work.
  • Increase your ability to operate in your unique creative flow as an artist.
  • Create authentic connection with potential customers that lead to sales and referrals.
  • Identity and overcome root issues in your heart so you can experience dynamic transformation.
  • Understand how you're "wired" by the Father to thrive in life as an artist.
  • Develop a simple marketing plan that will yield big results.
  • Operate in life, art and business by God's grace, not by "grinding" it out in your own strength.
  • Connect deeply with your followers on social media.
  • Position yourself as an expert in your field and become the go-to person for what you offer in your community.
  • Set yourself apart from your competitors and learn the keys to attracting the right kind of clients.
  • Invite your fans and followers on how to work with you.
  • Say yes to the important things and no to the things that don't really matter.
  • Create a plan of attach to confront unexpected situations.
  • Live life without overwhelm and lack of direction.
  • Create wealth starting immediately without striving through God's 4-step creation process.
  • Multiply your growth by learning how to steward your financial resources.
  • Create a website that attracts potential buyers and gets them to connect with you.
  • And much, much more...
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Your Conference Speakers

We've brought some of the best of the best experts out there in art, business, marketing & social media, branding and healing making this a conference like none other in the world.

Matt Tommey

Your conference host, Matt is an internationally recognized artist from Asheville, North Carolina and is widely considered to be one of the primary voices to Christian artists around the world through his books, conferences and artist mentoring program.

Matt's passion is helping artists learn to thrive spiritually, creatively and financially so they can live the life they were divinely designed to live.  In 2018, Matt was recognized by Professional Artist Magazine as one of the Best Artist Mentors in the country.

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Mark DeJesus

Mark DeJesus is a teacher, author, transformational consultant and coach who is deeply passionate about awakening hearts and equipping people towards personal transformation. Mark is specifically gifted in helping people address the core issues that become limitations to their God given identity and destiny. He is the author of numerous books and hundreds of teachings. Mark and his wife Melissa host a weekly online show called Transformed You and he writes at Follow him on Instagram and Facebook.

Josie Lewis

Josie Lewis is an artist, writer and speaker working in Minnesota. Her artwork is in the collections of Target, the Minneapolis/St Paul Airport, General Mills, and University of California Berkeley to name a few. She has a MFA from the University of Minnesota and a published book called “The New Color Mixing Companion”. On multiple social media networks, she has more than 1.7 million followers and subscribers with over a billion views of her art videos. She recently gave a Tedx talk (provisionally) entitled “Artist Delivers Flow to Millions”. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

Jim Baker

Jim Baker and Mary, his wife of over 25 years, are the senior leaders of Zion Christian Fellowship in Ohio. The church is marked by worship, a strong presence of God, healings, miracles, several dead raisings and a passion for personal and regional transformation. Jim is known for his humor and revelatory teaching. He has a passion to see people transformed and equipped to supernaturally demonstrate God’s Kingdom in their sphere of influence. He is author of "How Heaven Invades Your Finances" and founded, which helps Kingdom-motivated believers build affluence for influence and income for impact. Follow him on Instagram and Facebook.

Shae Bynes

Shae Bynes is a passionate storyteller, teacher and mentor whose life and business were completely transformed by encountering the unrelenting love of God. She is Founder and Chief Fire Igniter of Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur, a global movement that inspires, teaches, and mentors entrepreneurs who desire to experience God’s best and have a greater Kingdom impact in the marketplace.

Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

Jim & Pat Banks

Jim and Pat have been ministering and teaching inner healing for over 25 years. Authors of numerous books, they have a passion to help people move past blockages from their past in order to become the person God designed them to be. The Banks currently live in Thompsons Station, Tennessee where they conduct private ministry sessions with individuals and couples. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

Paul Pruitt

Paul Pruitt has been an entrepreneur his entire life, building successful multi million dollar businesses in different industries, including real estate, photography, and online businesses. He has had many highs and lows in his entrepreneur journey and has successfully re-invented himself many times through his extensive knowledge of branding, marketing and sales. Paul and his wife Melissa are partners in business and life and when not busy coaching entrepreneurs, enjoy traveling and spending time with their family. Follow him on Instagram and Facebook.

Melissa Pruitt

Melissa Pruitt is a Content and Marketing Strategist and the creator of Instaposts, which helps entrepreneurs create engaging content on their Instagram posts, stories, and IGTV. Her background in psychology bridges human behavior with social media marketing strategy, and this is how she teachers her clients to create deeper connections. Melissa and her husband Paul are partners in business and life and when not busy coaching entrepreneurs, enjoy traveling and spending time with their family. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

Phillip DeAngelo

Philip DeAngelo is an artist and gallery owner working in Asheville, North Carolina's River Arts District. American Art Collector Magazine said Philip "is known for his rich palette, depth of color and the textural element of his paintings. Using a variety of substrates, his subject is often an uncluttered landscape, where it is the form of the trees, combined with the mood set by the sky and the movement created by wind that convey his message." Philip and his wife Tina are passionate about helping emerging artists grow into experienced professionals. Follow him on Instagram and Facebook.

Teri Johnson

Teri is the President and Founder of Keeping It Personal, a national Christian faith-based organization that comes along side women entrepreneurs, business owners, and sales professionals helping them grow their businesses + personally + in their faith too! She’s an inspirational speaker, a sought-after personal growth expert, business development strategist, the leader The Refine Community and author of the book Overcoming the Nevers. Her unique approach has helped transform the lives of her clients, guiding and motivating them to achieve their most deeply desired goals personally and professionally. She’s passionate about helping others; an encourager and a cheerleader to many. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Bobby Jones

Bobby has been a qualifying member of the “Million Dollar Round Table*” (an industry organization promoting excellence and the highest of ethical standards in the financial services industry) and a member of the Financial Planning Association, and he is currently enrolled in the required classes to obtain his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. Further, he attends several annual educational meetings that enable him to continue growing the knowledge he has to offer clients. Find out more about Bobby at

Kasey Hope

Kasey Hope is a momma, artist, and entrepreneur. 

Most days of the week you can find her at her studio, "P'zazz Art Studio" where she has been teaching kids and adults for the past 10 years. The studio hosts daily classes as well as weekly events. You can find more info on her local studio at

In addition to teaching in the studio she also creates online courses to bring P'zazz to your kitchen table. You can check out her classes online classes at

She also licenses her artwork through Oopsy Daisy, GreenBox +Culture, Wayfair, and Joss and Main. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

Conference Schedule

This is the general outline of the conference. Speakers and session titles will not be announced until the conference begins.

Friday, March 6, 2020

  • 4pm Registration
  • 5:30pm Dinner
  • 7 pm Main Session

Saturday, March 7, 2020

  • 7:15 am Breakfast
  • 9:00 am Main Session
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 2:00 pm Main Session
  • 5:30 pm Dinner
  • 7:00 pm Main Session

Sunday, March 8, 2020

  • 7:15 am Breakfast
  • 9:00 am Main Session
  • 12:00 pm Depart - Lunch on your own
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Ridgecrest Conference Center

This beautiful conference center is located outside Asheville, North Carolina in the beautiful Appalachian mountains. Easily accessible from 1-40 and within driving distance of major airports like Asheville (AVL), Charlotte (CLT) and Greenville (GSP).

Participants must call Ridgecrest after they have registered to reserve lodging and meals. Lodging prices ranges between $119-$129/night per room depending on your room choice. Meal ticket for Friday Dinner - Sunday Breakfast is $60.

Ridgecrest Conference Center is located at 1 Ridgecrest Dr, Ridgecrest, NC 28770. Phone: (828) 669-8022 (DO NOT CALL PRIOR TO OCTOBER 29th.)

Accessible pathways and elevators available in most buildings.

Still Got Questions?

If you have a question about attending this conference, please email is at [email protected] and one of our team members will respond within 24 hours. Thanks!


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