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Youth Prayer Explosion


Conference Information

The Youth Prayer Explosion Conference is Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Kingdom Builders' Center in Houston, Texas. The conference theme is "Prayer Changes Things" #20YearsLater. Youth will explore and discover how prayer changes things! Philippians 4:6-7 says, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."




Willie Moore Jr.

Willie Moore Jr. is an inspirational speaker, licensed minister, Grammy recognized recording artist, comedian, actor, and Stellar Award Winning radio personality. He is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show "The Praise Mix Down." In addition to radio, Willie is the executive producer of the "Willie Moore Jr. Live Flatout TV Show" currently airing in 116.1 million households on the NRB Network, TBN's JUCE TV and Dish Networks KTV. Willie is also the servant leader of the national youth organization, Young Fly & Saved. Moore was adpoted at 3 months old by Willie Sr. & Flora Moore. His parents pushed him to be a model student, landing him serveral scholarship offers for his academic and outstanding athletic ability. The four-time Missouri State track and field champion and Ferguson-Florissant school district graduate received a full ride scholarship to the University of Mississippi where he studied Psychology. After Willie's college tenure he signed with a local record label and then with Universal Records. Later he started his own record label WILFLO MUSIC GROUP and has landed distribution and licensing deals with Warner Bros. Records & EMI Christian. Moore travels the world adding value to people of all ages with his multiple talents. With an astounding social media following of over 3.5 million views on YouTube, Willie uses humor and music to penetrate the hearts and minds of all people. Willie is making impact and making his mark as a World Changer.


Leona Ellis

Leona Ellis' love for God and for people makes every day an adventure. Loving, helping and caring for children is a joy and a responsibility. Leona was born and reared in Houston, Texas. She received her Bachelor's degree from Bishop College in Dallas, Texas and her Masters of Education degree from the University of Houston. She taught 26 years in the Houston Independent School District as a mathematics teacher and has worked 15 years as the Children's Ministry Director at Windsor Village Family Church. Leona has presented a variety of children and leadership workshops at church conferences and serves on the United Methodist Church Conference Safe Sanctuary committee. Leona is very thankful for her salvation through Jesus Christ and her joyful, yet sometimes challenging Christian journey. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. She is the mother of two daughters, Chante' Ellis and Elaine (Andre) White and the grandmother of Ariana and Austin White.


Minister Ray Bady

Minister Ray Bady is an accomplished singer, song writer and producer. In 2000 he signed a deal with Gospo Centric and put his talents to work recording his solo debut album, Mission K.O.B. (Keep on Believing). He co-wrote and co-produced the album with his brother, gospel legend Percy Bady. In 2005 he was offered the position of youth pastor at Windsor Village Family Church. That same year his then 14 year old son was diagnosed with cancer. Knowing God to be a healer and a miracle worker, Bady stayed in faith, accepted the assignment and moved forward. His son is now 100% healed of cancer and the youth church grew from a humble average of 35 students to 700-1000 students each Sunday. Ray's desire is to uplift, encourage and inspire God's people with the good news of Jesus Christ through the musical and spiritual gifts given to him. It is his mission to bring joy to families throughout this land by proclaiming that Jesus is all we need to live an effective & efficeint life. Ray is a devoted husband of 20 years to Chilond Bady and a father of two adult children.


Conference Schedule

08:00 am | Registration & Breakfast

08:50 am | Praise, Worship, & Prayer

09:00 am | Opening Session - MINISTER RAY BADY

09:30 am | Breakout Sessions

11:00 am | General Assembly - YOUTH PASTOR WILLIE MOORE, JR.

12:15 pm | Lunch

01:00 pm | Feast of Tabernacles Carnival



The Youth Prayer Explosion Conference registration fee is $30.00 per student. Youth that register by Sunday, September 20th will receive a conference t-shirt, notebook, pen, continental breakfast & lunch. Participants paying after September 20th will receive lunch and materials based on availability. Click here to register.



Youth Prayer Explosion volunteers assist in various areas including, but not limited to: hospitality, campus and class monitors, registration, programming, product sales, set-up, and tear-down. If you are interested in volunteering for the Youth Prayer Explosion Conference, please contact LaToya Ashley [email protected].