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Talladega Nights “Texas Ranger” actor Grayson Russell at Accelerate ’24

The International Network of Creatives welcomes actor, singer, and musician Grayson Russell to its 2024 Accelerate Conference, which will be held November 1-2 at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, Florida.

The Accelerate Conference will inspire and equip artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, actors, and all other creative types. It will bring together experts and leaders from across the country to educate, energize, and inspire the next generation of creatives. The International Network of Creatives disciples creatives to reflect and proclaim Christ in their lives and work.


Grayson Russell is an actor and musician known best for his role as “Texas Ranger” in the NASCAR Cult Classic “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and Fregley in the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Trilogy. His most recent film, “Greyhound,” opposite Tom Hanks, was nominated for an Academy Award in 2021.

As a musician, Russell has opened for six Grammy Winners and actively tours playing everything from Southern Rock and Pop to Southern Gospel. He grew up in the Church of God and gave his life to Christ while filming “Talladega Nights” at the age of seven and has actively used his platform to lead worship and preach across the nation ever since. He most recently graduated from The Pentecostal Theological Seminary with a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling which he intends to use in his ministry to other actors and entertainers.

INC President Dr. Bill Barnett shares,

“We are excited and honored to welcome Grayson Russell to the 2024 Accelerate Conference. Grayson brings a wealth of talent fueled by his passion for art, faith and spreading the Light through music and performance.”


The Accelerate Conference is designed for artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, performers, techies, other creative types, students and professionals, communicators, churches, and ministries. Sessions cover various topics that allow creatives to accelerate their passion, purpose, and process effectively and impactfully.


The conference, held at the Cohen Student Union on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University, officially kicks off with breakouts, panel discussions, a plenary session, and worship on Friday, November 1, and continues Saturday, November 2.


The International Network of Creatives is a Southwest Florida-based, global non-profit that disciples creatives to reflect and proclaim Christ in their lives and work.


For more information on our outreach programs, community groups for artists, and upcoming events, click here. Volunteer opportunities or to donate, email or call (239) 234-2745.


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Grayson is an amazing actor and musician! Sign-up today!😀

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