Motivational speaker

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Christian rapper




Author & Motivational speaker Michael V. Ivanov and Christian Hip-Hop artist Robbie Stalford, Jr. "RAW - B" are partnering together with a dream to impact a hurting world. They are hitting the road to help you REACH THE YOUTH IN YOUR CITY WITH THE GOSPEL AND A MESSAGE OF HOPE. 

"2020 has been one heck of a year! But we are not ready to 'throw it in the bag' and wait for next year. We believe every moment, every day, and every year is a gift from God and the issues our country is facing today are nothing compared to the promises we have in Jesus."

Churches are starting to open back up, people have been hurting, scared, and often alone without their church family. We believe now is the time to bring this event to your city and rally the youth to get back into the house of God and make this the best year ever!

Our vision has not changed, in fact it has never been more clear. We declare 2020 is still our year! :) 

We look forward to partnering with you to host the "This is my year" production at your event.


Raw-B performance + personal testimonials in between songs

Michael Ivanov keynote on purpose and 11 principles to extraordinary living 

Altar call and prayer


RATES: $2,500 + travel (Michael and Robbie travel with their wives Makenzie and Valerie)

We work with you to help promote the event. (Social media shout outs, personal videos addressed to your church/event. etc.)

Please fill out the contact form below.

About Michael:


From high school students to city officials, Michael has impacted thousands of people in live audiences with his message of hope and purpose. He has spoken at churches, high school assemblies, conferences, commencement ceremonies, corporate events, and government agencies. Michael is also the author of the book, "The Mount of Olives: 11 declarations to an extraordinary life," which has impacted readers from all over the world.


"When I was 18, I dropped my speech class in college and swore I would never speak in public again after horribly screwing up on my first presentation. Well... here I am, speaking on stages all over. I'll admit, it still terrifies me but God called me to it, there is work to be done!


I was born in Soviet Russia and came to the U.S from the Soviet Union when I was 2 years old. My grandfather was a WWII ‘Siege of Leningrad’ and Dachau camp survivor.


I was raised to defend the weak, protect the fatherless, respect my elders, and always contribute to my community. I wish I could say I always lived by these principles but that's just not true. I screwed up many times in life and failed to live up to these expectations, often. For years I was more interested in partying then I was in anything else and at age 25 I found myself depressed and feeling like life had no purpose.

That's what happens to us when we don't live according to God's calling for us.  Since then I have found my identity in Jesus. I also learned that the personal choices we make, the attitudes we carry, and the principles we choose to live by, determine the success of our lives.

The mount of olives book Michael V. Ivanov

About RAW-B:



Robbie has been featured on RapZilla, the christian hip-hop online magazine. He has impacted thousands of people with his testimony and his unique talent of sharing God's love through his music. 

"Aye wussup everybody, my name is Robbie Stalford but most of you know me by my artist name, RAW - B.


I grew up in a small town called Grants Pass, Oregon. My parents divorced when I was 5, which sent my family into a complete spiral. Drugs, alcoholism, physical and even sexual abuse was the result of my broken family.


My father, Robert (RIP), earned full custody of me when I was 7 years old. The alcoholism and abuse continued and so I began rapping and venting my feelings through music at 13 years old. At 15, my dad got tired of my rebellion so he kicked me out of his house. I ended up moving in with my friend Randy and his parents, who's Dad was a pastor at New Song Christian Fellowship. As time past in my new family, I embraced Jesus, even through music. Even though I caught a little break with this family, my struggle of finding my identity continued. Now that I was saved, new levels birthed new devils - and that is all I can really say about that season. When I turned 21, I moved out of my hometown to pursue music in the Vancouver WA/Portland OR area. I went through Hell and back to get here, and almost killed myself in the midst of being established here. Now that I have healed and grown through a season of pruning, it's time to start harvesting and planting seeds. I gotta thank my lord and Savior Jesus Christ for bringing me to this place.

"I am so glad I was able to make it to the event! I was transformed by your message, I needed it, the world needs to hear it." 


If you would like to book the "This Is My Year" show for your church or event, please contact us below. 

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