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Flavor Fest is an annual Urban Leadership Conference in Tampa Florida which is hosted by the founder, Tommy “Urban D” Kyllonen.  Tommy is an artist, producer and the Pastor of “Crossover Church”. He hs been hosting this conference for well over 5 years at CrossOver Church.  Every year is like a family reunion and is packed with information for Urban Leaders.  This year, Flavor Fest returned in full force!  If you missed everything this past weekend, you missed a lot! …and unfortunately, it won’t return until 2020. But, we’ve got you! Watch the full official recap below to get a peek at what you missed. Then, scroll down for a list of headliners, speakers and workshops.

 

As you can see in the video recap, Crossover church had a major revamp in it’s look this year! The stage and full venue was lit. This year’s headliners came ready! All of the featured speakers gave knowlege that not only equipped artists, but also artists and entrepreneurs looking to grow in their craft and business.

The headlining artists included KB, 1KPhew, Sicily Styles, Bizzle, KJ52, Roy Tosh, Richie Righteous, and Zauntee! The Beat Battle was presented by the Atlanta team “Trackstarz”. Speakers included Jackie Hill Perry, KB, Montell Jordan, Larry Acosta, Eric Mason, Vanessa Cruz, Tommy “Urban D” Kyllonen, and many more. Visit the newly revamped Flavor Fest website for the full listing.

This year’s workshops included:

-World Impact Church Planting

-Music and Business

-Purpose Driven Church

-Urban Youth Workers institute

-Theology and Culture

-Crossover’s Sauce

-Entrepreneurship

 

MORE ABOUT FLAVOR FEST:

Flavor Fest exists to empower urban leaders by providing training, resources, networking, and community. Each general session and workshop at the conference give attendees the skills, techniques, and guidance on how to better spread the gospel and build their churches and ministries in the urban context. There is intentional time built in for community, fun, and connection with other attendees and Crossover leaders and volunteers throughout the weekend. It is like a big family reunion! Ministry is challenging, and in the city, it has added layers of complexity. Flavor Fest is a conference where church leaders, artists, pastors, church planters, and entrepreneurs are equipped with practical tools and inspiration to overcome ministry obstacles.

Throwback Testimonials:

Flavor Fest has been going strong for years and as you can see from the official recap from this year’s conference, they are only getting better!  For those who are new to this conference, take a look at this throwback video to see how attendees have been being impacted for well over 5 years!

The next conference will not take place until 2020, so be sure to lock in on your calendar this time! Until then, visit www.FlavorFest.com to learn more about the conference. Also remember, you don’t have to wait until 2020 to get a taste of the ministry. Consider making a visit to Crossover Church the next time you’re in Tampa to hear the conference founder, Tommy “Urban D” Kyllonen speak. Trust us, you’ll be glad you stopped by.

Tamara is the founder of ArtSoulRadio.com and a contributor for Ebony/Jet Magazine and other publications. She also works in TV/Film production and has a strong passion for the arts, community outreach, teaching and working with the youth. Learn more at www.tamarallyoung.com and follow her on social media.

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