2019 Speakers

Meet our TEDxPointUniversity 2019 speakers:


Andre’ Kennebrew, Senior principal program lead for the Leadership Development Program, Chick-fil-A

André Kennebrew, senior principal program lead for the Leadership Development Program at Chick-fil-A, Inc., serves as chair of Point University’s board of trustees. Kennebrew has years of experience in both ministry and industry. Prior to joining Chick-fil-A in 2006, Kennebrew served as the administrative pastor at Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Tucker, Georgia, where he still serves as associate pastor. A 1982 graduate of Davidson College, Kennebrew was a three-year starter and letterman in football. Kennebrew earned a master of ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary in 2004. His career includes 15 years at First Union National Bank (now Wells Fargo) as a vice president in the retail banking division, where he supervised branches in the Atlanta market. Kennebrew was raised in Columbus, Georgia, and now resides in Atlanta with his wife of 31 years, Donna. They have two adult children.


Jennifer Craft, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology and Humanities, Point University

Jennifer Allen Craft is Associate Professor of Theology and Humanities at Point University in West Point, Georgia. She earned a Ph.D. in Theology, Imagination and the Arts from University of St. Andrews in 2013 and is the author of Placemaking and the Arts: Cultivating the Christian Life (IVP Academic 2018). She is on the board of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) and has also contributed to other publications such as Transpositions, SEEN Journal, Christianity Today, and The Visual Commentary on Scripture. Her latest research focuses on the prophetic imagination and the topic of race and place in contemporary visual art.




Wye Huxford, Dean, College of Biblical Studies and Ministry, Point University

Wye Huxford was raised on a farm in Berkeley County, South Carolina. He is a graduate of Point University (Atlanta Christian College) and Cincinnati Christian Seminary. He has been married to Vicki for 46 years and they are parents of two daughters and one son-in-law. He has taught at Point University since August of 1976 and now serves as Dean of the College of Biblical Studies and Ministry. For twenty years ye also served as preaching minister at First Christian Church of Tyrone, Georgia and has traveled internationally extensively for Seminary of the Nations, Globalscope, and the European Evangelistic Society. His hobby is gardening – vegetables and flowers – and he enjoys dog sitting for his three wonderful grand dogs.


Luis Garcia, Student, Point University

Luis Garcia is entering his junior year at Point University as a biblical studies and preaching major. Luis is a member of Point University’s cross-country team. He is also involved in the Chapel Team and in the campus ministry Feast. Luis’ first major speaking event was last year at Point’s Q Union event.





Shontell Stanford, Curriculum Manager for the division of Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences at Morehouse School of Medicine

Shontell Stanford is a proud graduate of Point University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Relations degree. After completing her studies with Point University she went on to earn a Master of Education, Instructional Design, studied Clinical and Counseling Psychology and is a certified Christian Counselor. Mrs. Stanford is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration-Education Leadership. She serves as the Curriculum Manager for the division of Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and as the Director of Programs and Operations for the HBCU Collaboration in Educational Excellence and Quality Assurance (HBCU-CEEQA). Before joining MSM, Ms. Stanford was the Assistant Director of Programs and Curriculum Management at Emory University School of Medicine. Ms. Stanford enjoys scholarly engagement. She has presented at several local and national conferences such as the Southern Group on Educational Affairs, the National Council on Measurement Education and the HBCU White House Initiative Conference and has authored two Christian books. But Mrs. Stanford says her greatest accomplishments and proudest services comes from working in ministry with her husband, Lamorris Stanford, and their five children as they edify the body of Christ.

Alan Kemper, DBA, Professor of Business & Pracademics Program Director

Alan works as a Professor of Business at Point University where he invests his talents and business experiences into developing the next generation of business leaders. He also is the President and Founder of LEAD Workforce Consulting where he and his staff partner with small to medium-sized businesses to further their human capital strategy and execution through leadership training, employee engagement metrics and strategy, selection and promotion assessments and management coaching. He received a B.S. in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.B.A. from Auburn University, and a Doctorate in Business Administration at George Fox University with a focus in Management. His dissertation topic focused on employee engagement and leadership. Alan resides in Lagrange, Georgia with his wife, Allison, and two children, Aida and Cecil.