Ike Ndolo was born in Missouri, after his parents moved to the United States from Nigeria. Inside Ike’s home rang hymns from his mother and songs of struggle and freedom from Bob Marley and everything in between. In 2009 Ike released his first record, “We are the Beggars” produced by songwriter and producer Robbie Seay. “We are the Beggars” climbed to number 4 on the Christian iTunes charts. Now Ike is back with his second studio album “Rivers” recorded in Nashville and produced by Paul Mabury. Ike’s sophomore record is a grittier collection of soulful music, which showcases Ike’s growth as a songwriter as well as his unique voice and delivery. Ike shares songs of sin, doubt, hope, and redemption.
Emily Wilson is a Catholic musician, speaker, and author who travels the world sharing her faith through her witness. In college, she planned to become a sports broadcaster and earned a degree in broadcast journalism, but felt called to use her education in speaking and presenting to spread the Gospel. She has spoken and played music at dozens of national and international youth and young adult events in two dozen states and numerous countries. Emily is the author of I Choose the Sky. It is a scriptural devotion with reflections on seventeen women in the Bible and what we can learn from their lives, decisions, and encounters with Christ. Emily has always been a California girl and enjoys living in Southern California as a newlywed with her Dutch husband Daniël.
Ryan has a rather unique perspective of the innate nature of Purpose. His biological mother was raped yet courageously gave him a chance to live and the beautiful gift of adoption. He was adopted at 6 weeks of age and grew up in a loving, multi-racial Christian family of 15. With siblings of varying ethnicities, he grew up with a great appreciation for diversity. Ten of the thirteen children were adopted in this remarkable family. His life defies the myth of the “unwanted” child as he was adopted, loved and has flourished.
Ryan is happily married to the love of his life, Bethany. They are the proud homeschooling parents of four amazing children, two of whom are adopted. They are his daily inspiration in illuminating that every human life has purpose.