March 3-5, 2023

Ocean City Convention Center

In the Performing Arts Center

2023 Speakers & Artists

Reggie Dabbs


From being a “Problem” to an unwed teenager, Reggie is fast becoming one of the most in-demand speakers who helps teenagers meet their problems head-on and overcome them. Reggie makes his home in Ft. Myers, Florida with his wife Michele and their son Dominic.

Rick Harmoney

Hip Hop Artist

DJ Ant G


Music has the power to evoke joy, fun, infectious dance moves, and laughter. DJ Ant G is gifted in his ability to quickly produce these responses in his listeners with his instinctive style. DJ Ant G's passion for providing a top quality experience makes him your DJ of choice. With over 12 years experience performing across the country, he is not just technically skilled; DJ Ant G can read the crowd and deliver just the right energy for the moment.

Bob Smiley


Bob Smiley has been doing standup comedy for over 20 years. He’s toured with bands such as the Newsboys, Third Day, Jeremy Camp (he had a band so it still counts!) and Mercy Me… even though his best friend, Toby Mac, tells him not to name drop. He’s an author of 3 kid books and a podcast (because you have to have a podcast if you live in America nowadays) for Focus on the Family under the brand name “The Adventure’s of Average Boy”. He also is a massive hotel shampoo collector. The jokes come at you fast but will always be 100% clean for you and your family to enjoy!

Pursuing JC


Pursuing JC is a 10-piece worship band from Long Island NY, whose experience ranges from touring with Christian artists such as Unspoken and For King and Country, to church services and events all around the country. The band was formed in 2012 and started as a church worship group comprised of all young kids.

Painting Freedom

Speaker / Artist

Painting Freedom is a collective of artists dedicated to the rapid spread of the Gospel through the arts. Ranging from speed painting to spoken word poetry, Painting Freedom uses a variety of art forms to speak to the hearts of viewers and challenge them to their core. Painting Freedom’s performances will leave you moved and inspired to follow after Christ more fervently.



Runks has a passion for Christ and a passion for people. A true evangelist at heart, he has a deep desire to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ to this crazy world we’re living in. Runks is a master at communicating the Gospel with clarity, relevance, and depth. His passion for the Gospel, knowledge of the Word of God, and off the charts energy will inspire your students and adult to love Jesus, follow Jesus, and share Jesus!


Hip Hop Artist

Aable is an independent artist based in Philadelphia, PA. His journey with music began 9 years ago when he was introduced to Christian rap music for the first time. The marriage between a genre he loved and a new found desire to serve God left him inspired, and he began crafting lyrics of his own. In just a few years, Aable realized that the gift God gave him could be used to greatly impact peoples lives, so he decided it was finally time to pursue it more intentionally. Aable desires to use both his music and his life to share deep yet simple truths, in hopes that people would be further equipped to walk in the fullness of what Jesus paid for on the cross. Aable believes dependency on God is essential and has one message for any that would listen. “God, truly, is able.”

    Scott Smith

    Spoken Word Artist/Event Emcee

    Scott Smith is husband to his wife Darlene and lives in the city of Philadelphia. After his life was changed radically by Jesus in college, he began writing and performing spoken word. After college he served in full-time urban ministry for nine years on staff with The Philadelphia Project. In the fall of 2019 he and his wife launched "RIPE CREATIVES" which focuses on leveraging the arts to share the message of the Gospel and advance the Kingdom! Scott is a child of God/preacher, discipler, event curator & spoken word artist.

      Comedian and Youth Leader Training to be announced soon!

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      Hotels offering special rates during BreakAway

      Arrangements with these hotels must be made no later than 30 days before the conference.

      Holiday Inn Oceanfront on 67th Street
      Harrison Group Resort Hotels & Restaurants
      106 N Baltimore Ave Ocean City, MD 21842
      Click here to book the Holiday Inn Oceanfront

      Howard Johnson Plaza 12th and Boardwalk
      Side Oceanview $89/night plus tax
      Standard $79/night plus tax
      Megan Odegaard, Group Sales Manager
      2200 Baltimore Ave Ocean City, MD 21842
      410 289-9103

      Residence Inn OC
      Double Queen Studio Suites (2 Queen, 1 Queen sofabed) $119/night
      Includes hot breakfast buffet and indoor pool
      Courtney Blackford
      Residence Inn by Marriott Ocean City
      300 Seabay Lane Ocean City, MD 21842
      410 723-2222

      Comfort Inn
      $59 Weekday and $69 Weekend.  Plus tax.
      11201 Coastal Hwy.
      Ocean City, MD, 21842-2513, US

      Courtyard by Marriott
      $109 per night
      Two 15th St.
      Ocean City Md. 21842
      Click here to book the Courtyard by Marriott

      Tru by Hilton Ocean City Bayside
      $89 per night
      Parking: $12.00 per room per night, per vehicle
      34th Street
      Ocean City, MD 21842
      Group Code: YFC

      The Grand Hotel
      2100 Baltimore Ave
      Ocean City, MD 21842
      Contact: Jacquelyn Berger
      410 289-3684


      • 4001 Coastal Hwy Ocean City, MD
      • 717-646-9900