Keynote Speakers

Cece Jones-Davis

Ordained Minister, Artist, Speaker, and Advocate

Cece Jones-Davis, an ordained minister, artist, speaker, and advocate, has dedicated her life to pointing people to the ALL- powerful and the least-powerful. Working at the intersections of faith, art and social justice, she is passionate about seeing God’s Kingdom come in the areas of racial healing, women and girls issues, and criminal justice reform.

As a criminal justice activist, she established the Julius Jones Coalition and is the backbone of the Justice for Julius campaign, raising awareness about Julius Jones, who has been on Oklahoma’s death row for over 20 years. Cece is a 2021 Heartland Emmy Award Nominee for her work in co-hosting Painful History, Evolving Future on the KFOR news channel, was awarded the 2019 Phil Wahl Abolitionist of the Year Award by the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OCADP), and received a Special Congressional Recognition for her efforts in civil rights and social justice.

She has also served as a brand ambassador for Tampax to help reduce the stigma of menstruation, particularly among women of color. Today, she continues to fight for equitable access to proper sanitation and menstrual products, while raising awareness of how girls’ and women’s wellbeing and advancement are harmed by the lack of access. Her work in menstrual advocacy has been featured in The Huffington Post,, Self Magazine, Yahoo! Health, Teen Vogue and many more.

As she’s famed for saying—we can’t do everything but we can do something about SOME things.

When she’s not working in advocacy and activism, she’s working on music—her first love and ministry. Her worship style is soothing and reflective and has been shared across the country live and on projects including Stephen Hurd’s “The Overflow” and “Times of Refreshing,” as well as on Grace Covenant Worship albums. Her latest album, Alive, is available on all digital platforms.