First Impressions Conference Fall 2022 First Impressions Conference
Fall 2022

You’ll hear from the leading experts inside the church and in the business world on how to connect with people and make them want to keep coming back.

Learn From
Jeff Henderson

Jeff Henderson

Founder, The FOR Company

Nona Jones

Nona Jones

Author, Entrepreneur, Pastor, Tech Executive of Nona Jones Ministries

Dave Gibbons

Dave Gibbons

Pastor and Consultant

Bob Goff

Bob Goff

NYT Best Selling Author, Love Does Inc

Wayne Francis

Wayne Francis

Lead Pastor of The Life Church and bestselling author of God and Race

Wayne Francis

Terry Smith

Lead Pastor of The Life Christian Church and bestselling author of The Hospitable Leader

Thom Rainer

Thom Rainer

Founder & CEO of Church Answers, consultant, and bestselling author of We Want You Here and The Post-Quarantine Church

Carrie Williams

Carrie Williams

CEO of Leadership Network

Nona Jones

Danny Franks

Pastor of Guest Services of The Summit Church, Author of People Are the Mission

Wayne Francis

Mark Waltz

Founder of Because People Matter, LLC and bestselling author of First Impressions

Carrie Williams

Brooklynn Warren

Director of Guest Experience + Engagement at Gwinnett Church / North Point Ministries Inc.

Larry Brey

Larry Brey

Associate Pastor at Elevation Church & creator of the VIP Experience approach for guests

Molly Matthews

Jason Burns

Lead Pastor of Access Church Access Church (Also, Founder of Radiant Printing)

Tammy Kelley

Tammy Kelley

Church and Nonprofit Consultant, Rukes Search Group

Myron Pierce

Myron Pierce

Pastor of Mission Church, Author, Entrepreneur. 

Molly Matthews

Molly Matthews

CEO of Pushpay

Wayne Francis

MaKeeta Keys

CEO of Keys to Lead, LLC (Consultant)


Heather HEUman

CEO/ Digital Missionary of Sweet Tea Social Marketing

Wayne Francis

Greg Atkinson

Founder of Worship Impressions and the First Impressions Conference and bestselling author of Secrets of a Secret Shopper

Jonathan Brozozog

Jonathan Brozozog

Lead Pastor of Creative Church

Trey McKnight
Hosted By

Why Should You Attend?

We’ve been right where you are and have felt the way you are feeling. We teach principles and systems that can be applied to churches of all sizes, and we theme each conference to stretch and challenge you to break new barriers.

Why Attend

Meet Our Presenting Sponsors

Meet Our Platinum Sponsors

Creative Courtney

Meet Our Session Sponsors

Why Attend

“The First Impressions Conference is a great opportunity to hear from some amazing speakers on a variety of topics. There are sessions for people across the organization to gain relevant and timely information to help them shape and execute their mission. After the conference you will feel encouraged about the importance of what you do and challenged to improve and innovate on how you do it.”

-Rob McEwan, Traders Point Christian Church


What is the address of the conference?

Please note that the First Impressions Conference is held at First Baptist Church in Rock Hill, SC (this is a suburb of Charlotte) Here are the details for the host church:

Address: 481 Hood Center Dr, Rock Hill, SC 29730
I signed up for the live stream. How will I get the live stream link?

We will email you using the address you registered with a link to live stream a few days prior to the event.

What time should I arrive for the live event?

If you’re planning on coming to the conference in Charlotte, registration opens at 8am ET. We suggest you get there as early as you can due to traffic and so you don’t miss the opening of the conference.

What if I miss some or all of the live stream? Will the recordings be available later to watch with my team?

There is a VIP Replay Pass available for purchase if you miss some or all of the live event.

Is food included in the cost of the event?

We will have some snacks provided. Lunch is not included in your registration, but we will take a lunch break and there are food options close to First Baptist Church. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are on your own.

Are there conference hotels?

The conference takes place off of Dave Lyle Blvd in Rock Hill, SC. There are a number of quality hotels on this exit. There are no group rates on hotels yet, but we’re working on it.

What is the conference schedule?

You can find the conference schedule of the sessions held in the main auditorium here. The main auditorium is what will be live-streamed. 

What should I wear?

Whatever you’ll be the most comfortable in! Most people will wear a t-shirt and jeans. Be sure to check the weather before you come – it will probably be hot. Shorts and flip-flops are more than acceptable and might be your best option.

Are there any group discounts?

If you have a large group of people coming to the live event, email us at and we’ll discuss the options.

What is your refund policy on ticket sales?

In order for us to properly plan we cannot offer refunds for ticket purchases. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your ticket to someone else or resell it.

What if I have other questions?

Email us at and we’ll do our best to get back to you in a day or two.


Wednesday, November 2nd
11:00am – 1:00pm Registration Opens
11:00am – 1:00pm Lunch on your own/Networking
1:00pm- 2:30pm Opening Main Session 1
2:30pm – 3:00pm Break
3:00pm –4:00pm Main Session 2
4:00pm – 4:15pm Break
4:15pm – 5:30pm Main Session 3
Dinner on your own

Possible night event put on by a sponsor

Thursday, November 3rd
9:00am – 9:45am Worship (KJ Scriven) & Devotional
9:45am – 10:00am Break
10:00am – 11:30am Main Session 4
11:30am – 12:15pm Panel discussion with guest services directors
12:15pm- 2:00pm Lunch/Networking
2:00pm – 3:30pm Main Session 5
3:30pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 5:30pm Main Session 6

Possible night event put on by a sponsor

Friday, November 4th
9:00am – 9:45am Worship & Devotional
9:45am – 10:00am Break
10:00am – 11:30am Main Session 7
11:30am – 12:00pm Panel discussion
12:00pm- 2:00pm Lunch/Networking
2:00pm – 3:30pm Main Session 8
3:30pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 5:00pm Main Session 9