Dr. Todd Ahrend
Dr. Todd Ahrend graduated from Northeastern State University, has a Masters from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
He is the founder and international Director of The Traveling Team, a national missions mobilization movement. He and his wife, Jessica, have spent almost two decades traveling both nation-wide and abroad, speaking to thousands of people about involvement in world evangelization. Todd has exposure in over sixty countries and has lived in the Middle East.
He is the author of The Abrahamic Revolution and In This Generation. Todd and Jessica have five children.
Act of Congress
The organic sound of Act of Congress is consistently voted one of the “Must See Live Acts of Alabama.”
AOC has completed five tours as U.S. Cultural Ambassadors, led by the U.S. State Department. AOC has performed in countries including Thailand, Oman, Palau, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Philippines, Timor Leste, Bali, Liberia, and Jordan. Highlights from recent trips include independence day entertainment for Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Liberian government, and a feature performance at Jordan’s celebrated Jerash festival.
Act of Congress was selected artist for “Keep Alabama Beautiful,” and is currently performing original music at live venues, festivals, and national symphonies; including five performances with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. AOC has backed up country music star, Sara Evans and American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks. AOC’s current licensing catalog includes Showtime and Google. Act of Congress has released two full length albums, two acclaimed Christmas EPs, a live CD/DVD and the documentary “A Week In The Life.”
AOC has performed for the likes of Paste, SXSW, Disney, NPR and Billboard. They have opened Live Nation VIP areas for John Mayer and Edwin McCain and were featured on the nationally syndicated Rick & Bubba Show and Woodsongs Radio on XM Radio. Act of Congress has also won the IMWS Disc Maker’s Grand Prize and Colgate Country Showdown Regional Competition. AOC’s full concert from the International Newgrass Festival has been released in national rotation on public television.