The Drifted Drum Company presents
If you are looking for a message that inspires hope, imparts healing, and evokes action in your audience, you came to the right place! The speakers in our lineup may be booked individually or as a group for special engagements. With messages of overcoming adversity that stem from different past pains, you'll learn from each how you can find meaning from the mess, comfort despite crisis, and a future of joy and redemption. Contact us today for options & details!
Dr. April Jones, Author of No Mess No Message
Dr. April Jones is a TedX speaker, author, and owner of The Drifted Drum. As an Oncology Medical Director and co-CEO of Professional Pharmacy Tech Academy, she holds an MBA, B.S. Chemistry, and doctorate in Pharmacy, and is frequently known to hold board positions or volunteer for a variety of advocacy non-profits and professional organizations. Along with her many professional credentials and achievements, it's her personal journey that makes her an authority on transforming pain into purpose and struggle into strength. Dr. Jones is the mother of three boys, proudly married for 20 years, and lives near Nashville, TN. She became a young mom as a college student, and her oldest son is a cancer survivor, amputee and internationally competitive adaptive athlete. Through love, faith, hope, and inner discovery, Dr. Jones's story helps others heal while finding comfort and courage during the most difficult times. Her passion for teaching others how to build resilience, embrace faith and find connection is apparent. She has been a featured guest on the Christian Television Network and Live Inspired podcast, among many others. And her visionary events, DDCo's Path to Purpose Retreat and No Pity Party, bring others the tools they need to not only get through a crisis, but to build up from it. Sparkling in the light of God's reflection, Dr. Jones reminds that even in a world of skepticism, Jesus is still the only way.
Evangelist Patricia Merrell
Author of Jesus Loves You Most Devotional Ministry, Founder of the non-profit G7:14: The Movement (host of The Jesus Rally), and Director of Outreach for the Drifted Drum, Tricia shares a story of redemption and light. Twelve years ago, she suffered from addiction, domestic abuse, and thoughts of suicide, BUT GOD. Through his grace and lending to his calling on her life, Evg. Merrell is a living testimony of the power of God and the goodness of total healing. Devoting her life full-time to the business of spreading God's word, she lives in West TN with her husband, Chuck. Together they have 4 sons, 4 daughters-in-love and 12 grandchildren. Examples of focus topics include: healing from addiction, forgiveness, how good God is, unconditional love, tapping into what God has for you, revealing Biblical truths to apply to daily reality.
Parker & Ricky Kight
Believer, Leader, Survivor, And All The In Between! Parker is a survivor of familial sex trafficking, child porn, satanic ritual abuse, and drug addiction. Surrendering her life fully to ministry at 18, she is an advocate for women who speak against abusers in authority. Parker and her husband, Ricky, married at 21. Ricky, despite adoption, didn't get a happy home. Thus, marriage is complicated for them by childhood extreme traumas. From miscarriages to informal fostering, their hearts’ cry is to love like Jesus even when it hurts. They minister to newlywed couples who have one or more partners who have been sexually abused and/or lost a child. Ministry to Parker and Ricky is reaching the broken and lost exactly where they are and leading them to who can heal them. They've served in various facets of ministry. Ricky teaches/disciples men on healing into the warrior God made men to be. Parker & Ricky are transparent and genuine to share the biblical truth this world desperately needs. Example topics for their engagements include: •Breaking generational curses •The "curse words" and taboos that push Christians away from faith •Soul/Father wounds •Waiting •Healthy marriages are the sexiest marriages •Spiritual abuse/health •Relationship over religion still means obedience •The wonder of becoming the bride of Christ •Fire •Numbness and how the enemy uses it •Parenting beyond the “normal” •Their own testimonies
TedX Speaker, Co-founder of the Drifted Drum, cancer survivor, college student, passionate advocate, national award winner, and internationally medaled adaptive athlete are among the many titles held by Tyler Jones. His drive for living life to the fullest comes from an understanding that life is a gift and that God has a purpose for him. Tyler shares a message of hope, faith, and gratitude that will leave you uplifted and inspired.