Meet the Judges
From a successful radio personality to highly acclaimed artists, learn about the decision makers.
Beth Bacall - Host
Beth Bacall is an Encourager and best friend during afternoons on 104.7 The FISH. Making sure you’re having the best day of your life is her goal. “It’s an honor to hear about your family, your life, your struggle, your soldier and your favorite song,” says Beth.
She’s that cheerleader you can count on while navigating through all life’s different appointments, challenges and surprises. Beth Thrives off other peoples stories knowing it’s a privilege to hear listeners share their heart, struggles, secret dreams and praise reports.
Faith-Family-Food-Fitness: sums up Beth’s favorite things. She has now become friends with her Insta pot and has a new podcast with Laura Story. She’s an advocate for many charitable organizations and ministries and is constantly humbled by God’s amazing grace.
Aaron Keyes - Judge
Aaron & his wife Megan are the delighted parents of four sons (Cooper, Judah, Nyle, and Linen).
For the last 18 years, the Keyes family has been rooted in Grace Fellowship Church, where Aaron still serves as a worship pastor. Aaron and his band travel nationally and internationally, leading worship and training leaders. In 2008, the Keyes launched their worship school, now called 10,000 Fathers. Since then, many worship leaders from around the world have come through their home, gone through their training, and become part of their broader family. Aaron's heart through 10,000 Fathers is to help the next generation of worship leaders (who lead songs) to become more Biblically empowered worship pastors (who lead people).
Aaron has recorded five albums, the most recent being a two-part project with his band called, “Through it All.” 10,000 Fathers has released multiple albums, commemorating our 10 year anniversary with the fantastic live album, “Just Like That.”
Mari Kasuya is a Japanese American actress and dancer. Her love for entertainment began while growing up in Japan, where she danced at her mom's studio. After moving to America, her first experience on a film set came when she was cast in Warner Brother's Joyful Noise, featuring Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah. Witnessing storytelling through filmmaking inspired her to begin acting lessons. Mari went on to earn a degree in Digital Broadcast Journalism & Theatre from the University of Georgia. Now Atlanta-based, she has added over 25 film, television, commercial, and print credits to her resume in under 2 years - including a feature in Avengers: Endgame & dancing alongside Dolly Parton once again in a Christmas Netflix movie coming out in 2020. She is coached by Barbara Beneville at Just Breathe Acting.
Jeff Rose - Returning Judge
Jeff Rose is a professional actor and filmmaker born and raised in Marietta, Georgia. After honing his craft in theatre in the US and abroad, Jeff got his first major role on network TV in the early 1990's starring opposite Caroll O'Connor in a popular episode of "In the Heat of the Night".
Hundreds of credits later, Jeff is best known for his recurring roles on television shows like "Drop Dead Diva," "Army Wives," and "Teen Wolf." Film fans know Jeff from movies such as "Woodlawn," "A Question of Faith," "Killing Reagan," and as Isaac, the owner of Christian Chicken, in Kevin Hart's hit comedy "Night School."
Jeff just directed the family comedy “Game Changer”, starring Corbin Bernstein and Atlanta Braves pitcher, John Smoltz, and is preparing to helm the feature film, “Sand in My Sandwich” with Patricia Heaton and Candace Cameron-Bure.
Look for Jeff on screen again in theaters this year in a lead role opposite Keisha Knight Pulliam and TC Stallings in "My Brother's Keeper", and as the lead in season two of the PureFlix episodic series, “Dream Motel.”
Jeff is again honored to help nurture the young talent here at GAC's Got Talent. He continues to do the same for his son, Brody, who played young Bart Millard in the highly acclaimed and successful feature film, "I Can Only Imagine," and is about to be directed by his dad again as the eldest autistic child in “Sand in My Sandwich.”
Barbara Beneville - Returning Judge
Barbara has been dancing since age 2 and while in college performed with the Ga Peaches was asked to audition for a show that ended up kick-starting her acting career and moved to Los Angeles.
Barbara has been acting and shooting photography for over 30 years in such shows as Desperate Housewives, The Mentalist, This American Life and others. She is in post-production with her directorial debut coming out this spring. Some of her photo clients include Kevin Costner, Melissa McBride, and Tamar Gellar.
Now back in Atlanta, Barbara is CEO of Beneville Imagery; benvil photography, Just Breathe Acting, and Just Breathe Films.