Youth Winter Retreat - New Date and Location
January 19-21, 2018
Timber Wolf Lake, Lake City, Michigan
Rev. Michael Thigpen is currently the Director of the Cultural Resource Center and Director of Multicultural Student Services at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. A visionary and a leader, Michael has served the body of Christ for almost 20 years-both nationally and internationally. A graduate of Anderson University, he is currently pursuing his MBA there. Michael is able to connect with all ages. He seeks to encourage, empower, and motivate people to authentic relationships with God.
Michael’s greatest joy in life is experiencing his daily journey with God. He lives in Indiana with his wife Melanie and four beautiful daughters- the loves of his life!
The Lasting Hope, a band from southern Indiana, has a desire to reach this generation with the Gospel through their music and their lives! The group was first formed in 2010, leading worship at local churches. For the next few years, they added members, and released songs. Lasting Hope has had the opportunity to open for artists such as Toby Mac, Mandisa, 7eventh Time Down, Hawk Nelson, Switchfoot, Mercy Me, Colton Dixon, and more. The band released their second EP, Vandals, in February, 2016.