Formed in 1996, Premier Productions is the largest producer of Christian concert events in the nation and the co-founder of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular - Christian music’s largest annual tour!
With more than 200 events a year, Premier promotes award-winning artists with No. 1 hits such as - TobyMac, Skillet, Casting Crowns, Hillsong Live, Hillsong UNITED, Bill Gaither & Friends Homecoming, Jesus Culture, Lecrae, Kari Jobe, Matthew West and many more!
Premier Festivals provides an incredible live festival experience nationwide and abroad. Premier Festivals takes the top names in Christian music and brings them to some of your favorite festival locations - from amusement parks and beaches to universities.
Premier Christian Cruises offers innovative Christian vacations with outstanding artists, nationally known speakers and world-class comedians in exotic and fun locations around the world! With specialty cruises that target married couples, music lovers, and other niche markets, Premier Christian Cruises offers a wholesome, uplifting and exciting vacation experience that’s just right for everyone.
Camp Electric is the nation’s first rock and worship camp for serious minded musicians in three locations during the summer. This is the place where teenagers learn the importance of band dynamics and the art of leading worship while honing their live and studio performance skills – all with the help of top artists in the industry.
Premier Foundation is the charitable arm of Premier Productions and aims to further God's kingdom by raising money for charity and continuing the work of Premier for generations to come.
In previous career paths, Gary Gentry worked for 22 years as a school psychologist and 12 years as a minister of music. He founded a promotions company in South Carolina and then combined efforts with Roy Morgan in 1996. The two words that best describe Gary are “energetic and intense.” He is married to Deborah and they have two children, and four grandchildren. Through contemporary Christian music he enjoys “the opportunity to impact lives for Christ through the medium of music.”
Married to Kathy Morgan, Roy founded Premier with Gary Gentry in 1996 by combining their two respective companies into one. Since then, they and new partner Shane Quick have promoted an estimated 3,000 events reaching nearly 10 million people. "Standing beside a stage and watching an artist or speaker connect with thousands of attendees is the most fulfilling part of our work. This one memory is duplicated at every event we do."
A few years ago, Shane Quick owned and operated his own promotions company. Then he accepted an offer to join Premier. He is "dedicated to seeing Premier Productions grow in reaching the masses with the greatest message the world has ever known - Jesus," he said. He and his wife Kim have one son, Ethan.
An integral part of Premier Productions, Robyn Klass has been with the company from the beginning. She began working with Roy Morgan’s promotion company part time in 1995, while still in college. She came on full time in 1997 and married Mitch Klass in 2002. The couple have a daughter named Ashlyn, who was born in October 2010. “I have been so blessed to work for a company whose mission is to reach others for Christ.”
Vonda Byerly loves crunching numbers. As bookkeeper with Premier since May 2006, she enjoys "being part of a Christian organization that truly cares about seeing lives changed," she said. "God is put first here and it shows throughout our daily operations." Vonda is married to Brent Byerly; they have two children and two dogs. Ace is their boxer mix, who thinks he's a "lap dog." Lady is a collie mix whose favorite hobby is playing with the children. "My favorite part of the day is early morning before the rest of my family wakes up," she said. "I'm able to have my quiet time before the day gets started."
With Premier since 2008, Krista stays busy as Shane Quick’s personal assistant, office manager for Premier’s Cullman, AL office, and serving as ticketing director for Premier’s many concerts, festivals and other events. She is married to Cory DeBruhl. They have 2 children: Alex and Adrianne, who keep them busy after hours. With so many plates in the air, Krista says “There is never a dull moment in our office!”
A seasoned concert veteran, working her way from volunteering for her first Petra concert in the mid 1980's to Premier concert volunteer, then Local Coordinator to Regional Concert Director, Shannon Habas now serves as Media Relations Director, buying all forms of media. Shannon has worked as a professional clown since she was a "tween", and in 1997, she opened her own clown business, Premier Clowns Unlimited, and still performs regularly. She is also very active with Women's Ministries in her church and serves as a DivorceCare Facilitator as well as does motivational speaking after surviving an abusive marriage and life threatening tumors in 1994. She married Sean Habas in 2001 and she says he is a gift from God! In her spare time she loves to go to the gym, read, scrapbook, play with her cat, Aspen, hike and ride motorcycles!
Josh Chambless, originally from Greensboro NC, joined Premier Productions in October 2011, after working as a Road Manager and Audio Engineer for Christian Music Artists in Nashville. Seeking to travel less and spend more time together, Josh and his wife Ashley now live in Nashville, TN. Josh is responsible for handling all of the nitty-gritty details that go into making a show happen. When not building a spreadsheet or organizing things, Josh loves baseball (go Yankees!), and aspires to one day complete a pilot's license.
Tour Accountant with Premier Productions since September 2010, he began with Winter Jam Tour Spectacular and has expanded his responsibilities to include more concerts and events over the past few years. He graduated from Denver Seminary in 1997 and Olivet Nazarene University in 1989. He is married to Amy and they have two children, Caleb and Emma.
A contract writer for Premier since 2004, Melody Hennessee joined the company as Marketing Assistant in January 2011. Graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in mass communications and journalism, she has worked as a reporter, feature writer and columnist. She and her husband Dace have been married since 1987, and they have two children: a daughter, Jordan, and a son, Kenan. "I am so glad to be working for a company that is all about God, and all about bringing people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ - through music."
Julia joined the Premier staff in October 2013 as the Street Team Director, assigning and supervising our 100+ corps of Street Team Leaders across the nation, and into Canada. Married to Glenn Record since 1989, they have three young adult children, and one daughter-in-law (as of June 1, 2014).
"I love being a part of a team that works toward the common goal of seeing people grow in their faith," she said. "I have had the best time getting to know the amazing people we call Street Team Leaders. I am blessed every day by their selfless and loving attitudes. They make it a joy to come to work."
Katie has been the ticketing and office assistant for the Cullman office since January of 2014, working customer support for ticketing, along with day to day office tasks and social media interaction. She has a degree in English Literature from Bevill State and enjoys writing; she also enjoys all outdoor activities, and loves helping with the youth ministry at her church. She says the best part about working for Premier is simply being a part of a company that’s goal is to progress the Kingdom of God, and is doing so in such a creative way.
Jordan Meggs joined Premier Productions as the Social Media Director in April 2014. The former Director of Media Ministries at Northbrook Baptist Church in Cullman, AL, he graduated from Samford University with a degree in Journalism & Mass Communications and a degree in Religion in 2007. He married Jill Meggs on February 27, 2010.