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.



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.

Conference Details

Friday, July 21st | GLOW Fun Run & Party 

+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

Saturday, July 22nd | PDY Workshops & Concert

+Saturday Workshops

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’ Session. Be sure to stay for the  PDY Concert featuring National Recording Artist Tye Tribbett & Jor’Dan Armstrong.

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

+What's the location?

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

+Saturday's Schedule of Events

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

9:00am – Doors Open

10:00am – 12:15pm– (Morning Breakout Workshops for Kids, Tweens & Teens, Young Adults, and Adults)

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

2:00pm – 3:30pm – General Session -(Teens, Young Adults, and Adults in combined session) (Kids 4-11 yrs old in a separate session) (Presenter to be Announced)

4:00pm – 6:00pm – GLOW PARTY and CONCERT BEGINS ft. Tye Tribbett & Jor’Dan Armstrong

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 **


+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) | $139 per night (Suite Room)
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.



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.