Spark Media Announces the Spark Media Advisory Board
PRESS RELEASE · Houston TX, USA ·
Spark Media a Texas-based Christian media company, announced the Spark Media Advisory Board today. The Board includes seven distinguished business and ministry leaders who will serve as trusted advisors to Spark Media.
We are excited to have these highly respected leaders to advise Spark Media in all of our ventures.The advisory board members are chosen for their experience and willingness to provide guidance to help Spark achieve its vision of providing exceptional training and services for Christian Podcasters with a biblical worldview
Members of the advisory board include:
Matthew Faraci - President of Inspire Buzz, a marketing and media strategy agency specializing in “making good popular” by promoting inspiring, values-driven content and brands. His company is best known for creating multi-platform campaigns that result in stand-out “media moments”—and turning those moments over time into a sustained movement for action.Faraci’s passion for what he calls “the intersection of inspiration and innovation” has made him an emerging voice for leaders seeking to make good popular in culture. He has also served an as Executive Producer on several projects that also fit this vision, including a feature film, a series that became the #1 highest-crowdfunded project in entertainment history, and his own Dove Channel series Frankly Faraci where has interviewed celebrities such as Harry Connick Jr., Steve Harvey, Candace Cameron-Bure, and Cedric the Entertainer.
A frequent speaker, moderator, and emcee, Faraci regularly hosts film festivals, red carpet premieres, and conferences such as the International Film Festival at T.D. Jakes MegaFest, Variety’s PURPOSE Summit, VidSummit, and the Over the Rhine Film Festival. Beginning his career as a TV journalist, Faraci produced award-winning shows and documentaries including The McLaughlin Group, Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg, and North Korea: The Nuclear Threat. He has also served as a contributor to Variety, Patheos, and in The Washington Times Faith in Film Special Edition annually, his work has been profiled by The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, The Boston Globe, Deadline, The Washington Examiner,Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, AdWeek, and on Fox News, CBN, MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, and other outlets.
Rob Kirkpatrick - Experienced Executive Producer/Director with a demonstrated history of working with highly creative teams creating engaging audio content for radio, podcasts, and digital platforms through Focus on the Family. Presenter at Podcast Movement. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Event Management, Media Relations, Radio, and Fundraising. Strong business development and professional. A graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Radio-TV-Film.
Lee Ann Mancini - Lee Ann’s passion is to serve others while bringing glory to God. She is the author and Executive Producer of the new animation series Sea Kids, which is on Trinity Broadcasting Network, Pure Flix, and Right Now Media. She is the host of the Raising Christian Kids podcast. Lee Ann has an informative webinar presentation highlighting her research and biblical knowledge to help raise the next generation to have a strong foundation in Christ. She believes, “It is first about the salvation of the children and then about the preservation of Christianity.” Lee Ann Mancini received a BA in Biblical and Theological Studies from Regent University, a Master’s in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Trinity International University) as well as two Master’s from Knox Theological Seminary one, in Biblical and Theological Studies and the other in Christian and Classical Studies.She is a professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary teaching Apologetics, Romans, Ministerial Ethics, Prison Epistles, and The Bride of Christ.
Lucas Miles - A master at navigating the realms of media, ministry, and public relations, Lucas knows how to effectively complete any project and how to do it in style. Comfortable behind and in front of the camera, Lucas leads the Miles Media, Inc. team in creating dynamic cinematic endeavors that balance both art and business. His resume includes producing and directing credits on feature films, such as, Rodeo Girl, Crowning Jules, and The Penitent Thief, as well as nationally recognized commercial production for brands, music coaching and development for talent featured on The Voice, American Idol, and America’s Got Talent, and authoring several books, including The Christian Left, Unstoppable Grace, and Good God. Lucas is the president of Miles Media, Inc, and the President of the Nfluence Network, a nonprofit faith-based resourcing organization based in Granger, Indiana. He also hosts two national podcast shows, The Lucas Miles Show, and The Church Boys, both of which explore the intersection of faith, culture, and media. His work has been featured on Faithwire, The Blaze, Patheos, Biblegateway, Fox News, and dozens of other national outlets. Lucas is actively sought after as an expert in film, ministry, business, and public relations.
Kelly Buckner - Kelly Buckner is a Visual Brand Consultant and Owner of BeeBold Consulting. She is a former wedding photographer (of 6 years) with Bachelor of Arts in Applied Design and Visual Arts from the University of Houston Clear Lake. She also owned a private-shopping clothing boutique (Kelly’s Closet) for over 3 years. She has always been hands-on when it comes to branding her own businesses and others’, because she understands that branding is a personal concept to her clients…and their clients. As an entrepreneur of 17 years, and a graphic specialist and photographer for over 20 years, Kelly brings vast experience to the table to guide and empower small business owners, entrepreneurs, and influencers on a path to approach their business/brand in a fresh, new way.
Peter Phillip - Peter has spent his career living by the servant leadership philosophy and serving clients as a trusted advisor in technology, strategy, and business improvement. Peter is the Chief Marketing Officer of Spark Media, including the Spark Collective, Spark Conferences, Spark Collective, and MistyPhillip.com. He is also the Executive Producer of the By His Grace Podcast. In his 20+ years of experience leading organizations in technology solutions, he has served nearly one hundred and fifty clients from startups to Fortune 10 companies across energy, healthcare, manufacturing, finance, and consumer industries. In that time, he has developed a breadth and depth of expertise across many different business technologies. His background includes advising and mentoring organizations to employ technology better. He is highly effective in improving the bottom line by leading companies by implementing emerging and established technologies.
Misty Phillip - Misty is a dreamer and a doer who believes we are all here for a reason and that we are created for a purpose. She encourages people to use their story to give God glory. Misty Phillip is a podcaster, speaker, author, and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping you spark your soul message. Founder of Spark Media which consists of the Spark Christian Podcast Conference, Spark Now Summit, and the Spark Collective. She is the host of the popular By His Grace podcast. Misty is the author of the best-selling Bible Study, The Struggle is Real: But So is God and Spark Podcast Planner 2020. Misty inspires others through her leadership, speaking, and mastermind groups. She currently serves as the Houston Connect Leader for Christian Women In Media.
ABOUT SPARK MEDIA
Established in February 2020, Spark Media is a faith-based media company, headquartered in Houston, Texas. Spark Media’s vision is to spark conversations for the Kingdom of Heaven. Spark aims to uplift the voices of Christian podcasters, authors, and communicators to advance the gospel message.
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