2020 Moderator

Sonya Singh, Conference Moderator

Sonya Singh

Writer/Photographer, Freelance

Sonya Singh is a freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in Los Angeles magazine, Rogue magazine, NME and Nylon, among others. She has photographed artists from dusky clubs to stadium stages, reported stories from inside maximum-security prison and interviewed hundreds of people from U.S. ambassadors to Slash. A graduate of Pepperdine University, Singh also advises student media in Southern California. She has traveled in more than 20 countries, previously working as an editorial assistant in London and in television production at BBC Worldwide in Los Angeles.


2020 Faculty

Dave Black,
Photographer Nikon Ambassador

Dave Black

Photographer, Nikon Ambassador

As a freelance photographer for more than 35 years, Black’s work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award-winning TV show “Sports Century” on ESPN.

Known for his creative use of Speedlights and, in particular, the artistic technique of Lightpainting, Black’s portfolio continues to broaden into the commercial and advertising industry with specialized lighting projects.


Adam Covington, Director of Communications, SWBTS

Adam Covington

Director of Communications, SWBTS

Adam Covington thinks he might have invented the precursor to the GoPro when he and friend strapped an over-the-shoulder VHS camcorder to a bicycle with a bungee cord in Far Eastern Russia to film their angsty teenage mountain-biking escapades. When an IMB film team came out to shoot a video about his family, serving as missionaries, Adam saw first-hand the power of storytelling and digital media. He was hooked. 

In his 13 years at Southwestern Seminary, Adam has travelled to more than 30 countries to connect with alumni and friends of the school to tell stories of how God has uniquely called and prepared them to fulfill the Great Commission. Sometimes he travels with a still camera, sometimes with a video rig, and sometimes with a notepad and pen. His work has appeared in publications for the International Mission Board, Baptist Press, Christianity Today, World Magazine, and various Baptist state newspapers.