If you missed this year's event, be sure to mark your calendar for next year! 

Our featured speakers included Rebecca Crews, DeVon Franklin and other successful 

And a special appearance by Terry Crews. 

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Rebecca King Crews

Rebecca King Crews

Actress, Producer: The Family Crews

Actress, Producer: The Family Crews

Rebecca King Crews is a wife, mother, actress, singer, songwriter, and musician. She was born to an interracial couple in Benton Harbor Michigan, but raised in Gary, Indiana.


     As a young woman, it was obvious that greatness was on her life.  As a 1984 graduate of Lew Wallace High School, she finished at the top of her class also winning the crown of Miss Gary Indiana during her senior year.  Immediately after high school, Rebecca King attended Western Michigan University where she studied musical theatre.  Throughout high school and college, this multi-talented gem was able to secure roles in a number of plays, musicals, and theatre productions.


     She performed regionally in productions like The Wiz, Oklahoma, Pippin, The Music Man, Evita, and many others.  Some of her starring roles include the character Deena in a regional production of Dreamgirls for the Black Civic Theatre.


     Rebecca, having a love for God, started her own gospel group.  They were known as The Chosen Ones.  This group provided an avenue for her to flex her skills as a producer, songwriter, and singer.  In all of things she accomplished while in college, Rebecca ensured that she had time to serve her local church.


     Rebecca found joy in teaching music.  While serving as music director during her college years, she met actor Terry Crews who at the time was an art and football major.  He walked into service one Wednesday night and the rest as they say is history.  They have been married for 26 years with 5 children ages 29 to 10.  They also have one granddaughter.


     In 2010, Rebecca produced her own hit reality series, The Family Crews, airing on BET Networks Domestically and MTV International Worldwide!


     Rebecca has made several television appearances to include Wendy Williams, Dr. OZ, The Monique show, 106 and Park, The View, and many other daytime talk outlets. She has been featured in several magazines including Heart and Soul, Today’s Black Woman, Jet, Reality Magazine, and TV Guide. She is a sought after speaker and lecturer on youth, family, and fame. She brings insight and humor as well as a dose of faith to her audiences.


     She has spoken at the Uniquely YOU Summit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Heart and Soul Awards in Baltimore, Maryland, The Tom Joyner Family Reunion in Orlando, Florida, The Well Done Awards in New York City, New York, honoring charitable works, The American Heart Association Campaign to End Stroke, The Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Awards Benefit, and the Englewood Baptist Church 15th Anniversary in Pensacola, Florida.


     She recently appeared alongside her husband on Fox Television's Celebrity Showdown of the hit show Master Chef, and is currently producing her own solo musical project entitled High Yellow Girl. 

DeVon Franklin

DeVon Franklin

CEO, Franklin Entertainment

Former VP of Sony Films, CEO, Franklin Entertainment, producer of Heaven is for RealMiracles from Heaven

As a producer, a published author, a preacher and media personality, DeVon Franklin is using the power of entertainment to bring inspiration and motivation to the masses. “Ebony Magazine” named him one of the “Top 100 Influential African-Americans in America” and Beliefnet named him one of the “Most Influential Christians Under 40.”


     Franklin serves as the President/CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a new first-look production company with Sony Pictures Entertainment. His first film under the Franklin Entertainment banner, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, stars Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah. The film is slated for release on March 18th, 2016.  He is currently in pre-production on the animated feature film, THE STAR, which hits theaters December 2017 and will be distributed by Sony Pictures Animation. In addition, Franklin is in development on a number of high-profile projects, including the reboot of HE-MAN and the MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE franchise.


     As the former Senior Vice President of Columbia Pictures, Franklin was one of the highest ranking creative executives in the industry. During his 10 year tenure at the studio, he championed box-office hits like THE PURSUIT of HAPPYNESS, THE KARATE KID, JUMPING THE BROOM and HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, resulting in almost $700 million in total worldwide box office sales.


   Additionally, while at Columbia Pictures, Franklin simultaneously wrote the best-selling book “Produced By Faith”, a how-to guide about finding success without compromising your faith.  His highly anticipated second book is co-written with his wife, Meagan Good, entitled, “The Wait: A Powerful Practice to Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love” and will be released by Simon & Schuster on February 2nd, 2016.


     Furthermore, Franklin is considered to be an in-demand speaker and television personality due to his unique perspective on success, love and faith. He recently wrapped production on a pilot for his own television show for the FYI and A&E Networks.


     Franklin has also made appearances on The Dr. Phil Show, The Meredith Vieira Show, The Real, CNN, FOX News, OWN’s Super Soul Sunday Show, Oprah’s LifeClass and OWN’s Help Desk Show.


     Franklin began his career as an intern for Will Smith and James Lassiter at Overbrook Entertainment. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Cinema-Television from the University of Southern California.


Terry Crews

Terry Crews


Actor/Comedian, “White Chicks, The Longest Yard, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Terry Crews was born in Flint, Michigan, on July 30, 1968. He graduated from Flint’s Southwestern Academy before earning an Art Excellence Scholarship to attend the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts. He then earned a full scholarship to play football at Western Michigan University, where he was an art major.


As a part of the WMU football team, Crews was a major force, earning all-conference honors as a defensive end and playing on the 1988 Mid-American Conference champion Broncos. In the 1991 NFL draft, the 6’2”, 245-pound Crews was drafted in the 11th round by the Los Angeles Rams. He played two seasons with the Rams before becoming an NFL journeyman, playing with the San Diego Chargers (1993-94), Washington Redskins (1995) and Philadelphia Eagles (1996). He also managed to squeeze in a season with the Rhein Fire (Germany) in the World League of American Football. During Crews’ football years, he also tapped his artistic talents, creating a line of NFL-licensed lithographs for a national sports memorabilia company.


In 1997, Crews retired from professional football and briefly took on the role of T-Money on the TV action competition Battle Dome (1999). The following year, he made his big-screen debut in The 6th Day, followed by a string of small roles in such films as Serving Sara (2002), Friday After Next (2002) and Deliver Us From Eva (2003). In 2005, Crews made a bigger splash when he returned to the small screen, landing the recurring role of Julius on the Chris Rock comedy Everybody Hates Chris.

With his face seen on TVs across the country, Crews began getting more film parts, and roles in White Chicks (2004), The Longest Yard (2005) and Norbit (2007) followed. Crews soon began landing larger roles in high-profile movies such as Balls of Fury (2007), Get Smart (2008), Terminator Salvation (2009), The Expendables (2010) and Bridesmaids (2011). Crews also reprised his Expendables role as Hale Caesar in two sequels and a video game based on the series.


The second decade of the 2000s has been a good one for Crews. He became a reality TV star in the BET show The Family Crews (2010-2011), which featured his entire family. He also took on roles in three popular TV shows: Are We There Yet? (2010- ), Arrested Development (2013) and the Golden Globe-winning Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013- ). In 2014, Crews also continued his film work, starring in the Adam Sander-Drew Barrymore comedy Blended, and he was named the host of the TV game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? With all of this work under his belt, however, Crews may still be best known for starring as the pumped-up spokesman in a string of popular Old Spice deodorant commercials.


In 2014, Crews became an author with the release of his memoir Manhood: How to Be a Better ManOr Just Live With One. In the book, he details his childhood growing up in a strict Christian family with an alcoholic father and tells how he made his dream of a career in Hollywood come true. He also confesses to an addiction to pornography that started at the age of 12, and how later in his life it almost ruined his marriage. He got over the addiction and reconciled with his wife, Rebecca, a former beauty queen and Christian recording artist, whom he has been married to since 1990.The couple has five children: daughters Azriel, Tera, Wynfrey and Naomi Burton and son Isaiah.



Rebecca Crews,

DeVon Franklin 

with special appearance by

Terry Crews.

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