Speakers & Special Guests

Crystal Yates

Crystal Yates is a recording artist and singer/songwriter from McKinney, Texas. Being in the music industry for nearly 15 years, Crystal is no stranger to writing, performing and recording, having played across the United States and Western Europe in the last seven years.

She released her first project in 2011, and the response was outstanding, opening doors across the nation. Crystal is a member of People & Songs, a community of artists producing Christian music. On Sunday mornings, you will find Crystal and her husband, Will (who plays guitar) leading worship at Cross Timbers Church in Argyle.

Chrystal Evans Hurst

Chrystal Hurst is an energetic, fun-loving “girl-next-door” who loves to encourage other women in fulfilling their full potential in Christ. Chrystal firmly believes God’s promise in Jeremiah 29:11, “I know the plans that I have for you …” and she desires to help other Christian women believe and apply that truth to their lives.

Chrystal is a gifted writer, speaker and worship leaderThe eldest child of Lois and Dr. Tony Evans, Chrystal has been surrounded by the Word of God her entire life. As a member of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Chrystal assists her mom in leading the Women’s Ministry and loves to encourage women toward a deeper relationship with the Lord. With her dad, Chrystal co-authored the book Kingdom Woman. You can also find Chrystal writing on her blog—Chrystal’s Chronicles—where she poignantly reflects her thoughts about her faith and day-to-day experiences.

Most importantly, Chrystal is a dedicated wife and homeschooling mother of five. She considers herself to be the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of the Hurst household. Chrystal and her husband, Jessie, reside just outside of Dallas, Texas.

Stephanie & Mackenzie Baldwin

This solid Christian family was shaken to the core when their lives suddenly turned into a mystery novel involving the FBI, the local mosque, a man in Kosovo, and 18-year old daughter, Mackenzie—only this was real life.

Mackenzie’s senior year in high school was upended when she began questioning her family’s long-held Christian faith. As her parents struggled to ascertain what had happened to cause the change, a secret online relationship was growing at the root of it all. A chance encounter in an online chat room eventually drew Mackenzie away from everything she knew and loved—her faith, her family and her purpose.

The Baldwins share their story for those going through crisis who feel alone and lost. Their desire is that these messages help others find direction, peace and hope.