CTK Fest is a 24 hour music festival action packed with a vibrant lineup of local and national talent. Meet our headliners:
Joel Vaughn grew up pursuing this passion- To create music and share the hope of Jesus to whoever would listen. Joel started singing in church when he was 7-years-old, then later began to lead worship in his church. In college He was a part of a worship team that traveled and soon began to pursue full time music ministry. Joel started writing & recording his own songs in his bedroom and later converted his garage in Texas into a recording studio. He performed at coffee shops, churches, restaurants, and lead worship services several nights of the week while he was still in school. Before He knew it He was touring nationally. His music started to gain attention and was played on different media outlets all over the world before he even signed a record deal. In 2015 he was nominated for “The Next Big Thing” award by New Release Today’s We Love Christian Music Awards.
Connor Flanagan is a hip-hop artist passionate about encouraging others to step into God’s dream for their life. In a world where people are crippled by fear, scared of the unknown, and longing for purpose; Connor desires for his career to serve as a witness of what can happen when you don’t settle for what the world offers, and instead allow God to breath life into your gifts. From a small farm in Richfield, OH (where he performed multiple “back-deck” lip sync concerts with his siblings) to opening for David Crowder and having two records debut in the top 10 on the iTunes chart; Connor knows first hand the hard work, hustle & unshakeable faith it takes to step out and pursue a career in music.
A young singer/songwriter, speaker, and former youth minister from North Carolina, Dana travels throughout the U.S. to encourage and inspire others with her songs and witness. Growing up in a Catholic family, Dana always had a strong faith, but it wasn’t until she went to college at UNC Chapel Hill that her relationship with God truly deepened. Through the ups and downs of college life, Dana began to understand that true and lasting happiness, peace, and purpose is found in Christ alone. Only then did she realize that God was calling her to step out and share His truth and love with others using the musical gifts she was given. Now, Dana finds abundant joy in allowing the Lord to use her and her music for His greater glory.
Adam Olmos grew up in San Antonio, TX and found a love for music from seeing his grandmother sing in church and lead choirs. As a young teen, Adam participated in a very active youth group in San Antonio and found his calling to lead worship from helping out at youth retreats and conferences leading music. Adam is an aspiring singer and songwriter who is passionate about writing music and wants to encourage others to embrace sharing their gifts for the glory of God. Currently, Adam serves as Director of Fine Arts at Holy Spirit Catholic School and is on staff at Holy Spirit Catholic Church as an accompanist and cantor. Adam enjoys to play soccer and loves the Dallas Cowboys. In the summers, Adam leads worship at various conferences and concerts across the U.S. and enjoys to bring others to Christ through music.