PDY 2017 Lineup



Tye Tribbett

Tye Tribbett is a Grammy-Award Winner, New Jersey-based gospel singer, songwriter, choir director, and multi-instrumentalist He has more than five albums, won 2 Grammy’s, host BET’s Joyful Noise, which shows Sundays at 9am and preciding pastor of New Light Christian Center Church in Orlando, FL.


Jor'Dan Armstrong

Jor’Dan Armstrong has a purpose. He also has a unique sound.Armstrong is an outstanding vocalist, percussionist and skilled producer with a passion for his craft. Armstrong’s music transcends the traditional approach to Gospel music and offers fresh perspective to many who have not been interested in the genre before.


Rapture Ruckus

Rapture Ruckus are one of those rare groups that are cutting through the noise and connecting with people all over the world with their catchy blend of rock and hip-hop. Originally from New Zealand, and now based out of Nashville, TN, they have the ability to break through restraints or barriers and really engage with people.


D. Stone

Dwight Stone, aka D. Stone is a radio personality with a unique love for the business. D.Stone is an on-air personality and with his co-host Willie Moore Jr, D.Stone produces “The Praise Mixdown” – a premiere syndicated gospel mix show – now airing in over 15 markets.


Solomon Headen

Solomon Headen has a voice for the youth. He is a gifted singer/songwriter and producer who strives to bridge the gap between generations with his soulful yet modern, contemporary sound. His purpose is to share the love of Christ through his music.


DJ Wade-O

DJ Wade-O is a radio personality, producer and business owner of Wade-O Radio Show Podcast. Traveling across country, DJ Wade-O speaks, DJ’s and hosts major festivals and conferences. As a result of his passion for music, his radio show was nominated for a Stellar Award.



Bishop Charles Mellette

Bishop Charles Mellette is the founder and senior pastor of Christian Provision Ministries, Inc. in Sanford, NC and the Chairman of Positive Direction for Youth (PDY). With a heart for the needs of the community, he is committed to the task of “Changing Lives and Building Communities.”


Willie Moore Jr.

Radio host, comedian, producer, speaker, and minister Willie Moore, Jr. is a visionary who is determined to make a positive mark through music, media, and family entertainment. He has impacted many through his media channels partnering with great ministries across the country. He's the co-host of “The Praise Mixdown” – a gospel show.


Jeffery Sawyer

Jeffrey Sawyer, creator of Never 2 Fly 2 Pray saw a gap in the retail market for quality clothing and the need to harvest uniqueness through positive images, particularly on his college campus. He bridged the gap by filling a need for fashion and style with positive phrases like Never 2 Fly 2 Pray. He has since developed a nationally recognizable brand.


Henry Murphy

Henry is the CEO and founder of Unapologetic Urban Gear, a urban clothing brand based out of Atlanta GA. His entrepreneurial journey began in 2009 with Z180Radio and grew into other businesses. He started The Sweat Shop ATL in the summer of 2015 to be the primary business to print for the Unapologetic clothing brand.


Kristen Mellette

Kristen Mellette is a native of Sanford, North Carolina and a graduate of NC State University where she received her degree in Business Management and Marketing. She authored her first book “UNSTOPPABLE From Detours to Destiny” and now travels speaking and motivating people to be UNSTOPPABLE!

Conference Details

Friday, July 21st | GLOW Fun Run & Party 

Treat yourself to a night of fun, good times with friends and family, and GLOW that will light up the night at Festival Park! We are going to put more fun in your run during this bright night Downtown in  Fayetteville, NC! Delight in LIVE performances, glow-in-the-dark gear, pre-run entertainment, GLOW Run After-Party, great food and much much more!!

Remember to bring your own lawn chairs to relax and enjoy our G.L.O.W Afterparty!!

+What's the Glow Fun Run's location?

Festival Park | 345 Ray Road – Fayetteville, NC

+Friday's Schedule of Events

(**Times are Subject to be Adjusted**) 

6:00pm – Doors Open

6:00pm – 6:30pm – Registration / Check In

6:30pm – GLOW Park Opens

6:45pm – Pre-Run/Walk Energizer

7:00pm – 5K Begins (1st wave)

7:05pm – 8:15pm – 5K GLOW RUN/Walk
(Including Festivities in the GLOW Park)

8:30pm – 9:30pm – GLOW Afterparty w/  Performance by Jor’Dan Armstrong & Rapture Ruckus

Saturday, July 22nd | PDY Workshops & Concert

PDY Workshops are for:

– Children ages 4 – 11

– Tweens & Teens ages 12 – 18

– Young Adults ages 19-26

– Adults (Parents, Pastors, & Youth Leaders.)

PDY General Session is for ages 12 & up. For Ages 4-11, there’s the PDY Movin’ & Groovin’ SessionBe sure to stay for the  PDY Concert featuring National Recording Artist Tye Tribbett, Jor’Dan Armstrong, Rapture Ruckus & DJ D. Stone.

Be a part of the G.L.O.W.!!

+Saturday's Schedule of Events

**Times are Subject to be Adjusted**

9:00am: Doors Open

10:00am – 12:15pm: Breakout Sessions

KidZone (Ages 4-11): “The Wisdom of God” – Follow “The Yellow LIT Road” to Glow City, encountering many friends with important needs.
Tweens & Teens (Ages 12-18): “Get LIT” & The “GLOW UP” – You’ll receive strategic tools and tactics to ensure that you SHINE in every area of your life! & we will show you how to exercise the GLOW UP (God Loves Our Worship), as opposed to a BLOW UP!
Young Adults (Ages 19-26): The Real” – Getting Real with your LYFE (Living Your Faith Everyday)
Pastors, Parents, Youth Leaders: Achiever’s Breakfast & PDY Networking

12:30pm – 2:00pm: Lunch (Served in the Fayetteville State Rudolph Jones Dining Hall)

2:00pm – 3:30pm:

General Session for Teens, Young Adults, and Adults
Movin’-N-Groovin’ Session for Kids 4-11 yrs old (Presenter to be Announced)

4:00pm – 6:00pm: GLOW PARTY and CONCERT BEGINS ft. Tye Tribbett, Jor’Dan Armstrong, Rapture Ruckus & DJ D. Stone!

+What's the location?

Felton J. Capel  | 713-799 Langdon Street – Fayetteville, NC

Register Today!!

Fun Run & Glow Party$20

  • Family Fun Run
  • PDY GLOW Party
  • Glow Gear
  • Fun Run Bibs
  • Food Trucks On-Site
  • & Much More!!!

Workshops & Concert$30

  • Workshops for All Ages
  • PDY General Session
  • GLOW Concert
  • GLOW Gear
  • & Much More!!!

Remember Your Meal Ticket!!

All-You-Care-To-Eat Buffet

$10 Per Person


Build Your Own Sandwich Deli
Pizza & Pasta
Salad & Soup 
& Much More!!!

** Included in the PDY GLOW Bundle **

** Valid Saturday ONLY ** While Supplies Last **

Let’s Empower Future Generations Together!!

Donate To PDY!!!


+Courtyard Fayetteville - Sycamore Dairy Rd

Courtyard Fayetteville – Fayetteville NC
Address: 4192 Sycamore Dairy Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910-487-5557
Rates: $93 per night 
Additional Information: Please contact the hotel and mention PDYNC to place a tentative hold on rooms to make reservations.

+Ramada Plaza | Baymont Inn - Owen Drive

Ramada Plaza | Baymont Inn & Suites
Address: 1707 Owen Drive – Fayetteville, NC 28304
Phone: 910-323-0111
Rates: $85 per night
Additional Information: Full hot breakfast included. Complimentary WIFI. Rates are good 3 days before and after the event.

+Candlewood Suites - Legend Avenue

Candlewood Suites
Address: 4108 Legend Avenue – Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910-868-0873
Rates: $99 per night (Singles | Doubles)
Additional Information: Continental breakfast included. Please contact the hotel to place a tentative hold on rooms by June 21, 2017 to make reservations.

+Wingate By Wyndam - Sycamore Dairy Road

Wingate By Wyndham
Address: 4182 Sycamore Dairy Road – Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910-826-9200
Rates: $102 per night (Doubles | Standard King)
Additional Information: Continental breakfast included. Please contact the hotel and mention PDYNC to place a tentative hold on rooms to make reservations.

+Fairfield Inn & Suites North - Ramsey Street

Fairfield Inn & Suites-North
Address: 4249 Ramsey Street – Fayetteville, NC 28311
Phone: 910-223-7867
Rates: $119 per night (2 Queens Suites | King Suites)
Additional Information: Continental breakfast included. On site fitness center, guest laundry facility and heated salt water pool.
Please contact the hotel to place a tentative hold on rooms by June 21, 2017 to make reservations.

+Holiday Inn Express - Skibo Road

Holiday Inn Express
Address: 1706 Skibo Road – Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910-867-6777
Rates: $119 per night (Standard) | $129 per night (King or Double Queen Suite)
Additional Information: Continental breakfast included. Complimentary WIFI and fitness center.
Please contact the hotel and mention PDYNC to place a tentative hold on rooms to make reservations.

+Hilton Garden Inn - Sycamore Dairy Road

Hilton Garden Inn
Address: 4025 Sycamore Dairy Road – Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910-860-3600
Rates: $149 per night (King or Double Queen Suite)
Additional Information: Complimentary WIFI, indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center; mini-fridge & microwave.  Please contact the hotel and mention PDYNC to place a tentative hold on rooms to make reservations.

+Embassy Suites - Lake Valley Drive

Embassy Suites
Address: 4760 Lake Valley Drive – Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910-826-3600
Rates: $169 per night (King or Double Queen Suite)
Additional Information: Complimentary WIFI, indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center; mini-fridge & microwave, complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast.
Please contact the hotel and mention PDYNC to place a tentative hold on rooms to make reservations.

+Double Tree by Hilton - Cedar Creek Road

Double Tree by Hilton – Fayetteville
Address: 1965 Cedar Creek Road – Fayetteville, NC 28312
Phone: 910-323-8282
Rates: $94-$96 per night (Standard) | $102-104 per Night (Double/Deluxe) | $119 per night (King Junior Suite) | $142 per night (2-Room King Suite)
Additional Information: Complimentary WIFI, Full On-site Spa; mini-fridge & microwave.
Please contact the hotel and mention PDYNC to place a tentative hold on rooms to make reservations by June 20, 2017.

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What happens if inclement weather occurs?

PDY will be rescheduled to a later date within 8 weeks of the original date.

Who can attend PDY?

PDY is a youth/family conference designed for the entire family, pastors and youth leaders. If you have a child that is under the age of 4 years old, the child must remain with an adult at all times. Childcare will not be provided for children under the age of 4.

Where is PDY held?

PDY will be held in Fayetteville, NC. On Friday evening, the PDY G.L.O.W. Run/Walk event will be held at Festival Park. On Saturday, all workshops sessions and concert will be held at Fayetteville State University.

Can my registration be cancelled?

Sorry, all sales are final, and cannot be refunded. No EXCEPTIONS!

How do I register?

You can register at Eventbrite. You will receive confirmation & tickets via email. You MUST present your PRINTED TICKET(S) at the door for entry into both Friday Night and Saturday’s Events. Tickets may be purchased at the door based on availability.

Do I need to print my tickets?

Yes. Print Your tickets after you register and bring them with you to gain entry to the conference.

Will I be able to purchase lunch on site?

Yes, based on availability.  They also can be purchased in advance at pdy2017.Eventbrite.com. Quantities are limited, so we encourage attendees to purchase lunch tickets in advance.

Are wristbands required during the conference?

Yes. Wristbands are required as a safety precaution. They are given out at check-in.

Are there any group sales?

Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. For group information, please call (919) 774-9462.

Where do I park?

For Friday’s GLOW FUN RUN/WALK: Parking at Festival Park is free in designated areas based on availability.For Saturday’s Workshops and Concert: Parking is Free at Fayetteville State University in designated areas.