Abell, Barry and Pam Barry served as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne, worked 21+ years on Wall Street and was Vice
President of Jessup & LaMont Securities and Josephthal & Co. He and Pam, a teacher, share the podium and describe, with love and humor, how their lives and marriage were healed through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Baker, Dick and Joan Born and educated in Sydney, Australia, Dick is founder of a construction and real estate development
group that operates in Australia, the South Pacific, Hawaii and California. He became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of one of the largest and most influential construction and development enterprises. Dick speaks together with wife Joan, an artist and former beauty contestant winner, on the challenges and blessings of the marriage relationship.
Boyd, Bruce and Julie A unique and relevant concert presentation! Combining both pop and contemporary Christian music with
the added dimensions of drama and humor, the Boyds offer an entertaining and captivating concert experience. The audience appreciates their vulnerability and powerful presentation of the Gospel as they creatively address the challenges facing married couples and families today.
Coors IV, Adolph
Adolph is the great-grandson of the founder of the Adolph Coors Company, the largest single brewery in the world. He started his business career as a Commodity Specialist with the New York brokerage firm of Shearson Hammill and Company, after which he spent over six years working at the Adolph Coors Company in various departments. Ad left the family business in 1979 to become the investment advisor of his family. He also founded the national marketing company of ADCO Enterprises, Inc. During his frantic struggle to reach the top of the family brewing business and after surviving a near fatal automobile accident, Ad had a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. His is a fascinating story that challenges every listener to discover the real meaning and purpose for life. He is a retired Brigadier General who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served three years in Germany as a fighter interceptor pilot. Charlie was also the lunar module pilot of Apollo 16, NASA’s fifth manned mission to the moon in April 1972. This mission remains one of history’s outstanding scientific achievements. He is now owner of several successful companies that are engaged in a number of diverse activities, including mineral exploration, disposition of radioactive material, investments and video production. Charlie and wife Dotty have traveled worldwide and speak together sharing highlights of their experiences with the U.S. Space Program as well as their life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. Larry has earned distinction as a recitalist, chamber musician, recording artist and teacher. As violist with the world-renowned Emerson String Quartet, winner of four Grammy Awards, he performs over 100 concerts each season. Liz is a graduate of the Julliard School and The Yale School of Music and has performed extensively in the United States, Europe and the Far East. She appears regularly with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the New York Chamber Symphony and has toured for two seasons as Concertmaster for the New York City National Company. At the height of their brilliant careers, they realized that “success” was not enough. While searching for peace and balance in their professional lives and their marriage, they discovered that the answer lay in a vital relationship with God.
Duke, Charles and Dotty
Dutton, Lawrence and Elizabeth
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Evans, Norm and Bobbe
Norm was a professional football player. His career highlights include the following: Houston
drafted in the 14th round, earned a starting position as a rookie; Miami Dolphins-traded in expansion draft, starting right offensive tackle for the next ten seasons, chosen Best Offensive Lineman twice, Unsung Hero once and appeared in two Pro Bowls and three Super Bowls; Seattle Seahawks-traded in expansion draft, starting right offensive tackle and co-captain until retirement in 1978, voted Seattle’s NFL Man of the Year, inducted into the Kingdome Hall of Fame. He shares thought-provoking highlights of his career experience and personal challenges and how he has been impacted by his life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. Norm also shares the podium with his wife Bobbe, who is a dynamic speaker with a delightful sense of humor. She adds a woman’s perspective to their story.
Friess, Foster and Lynn
Foster is founder of Friess Associates, an investment management firm that manages more than $2
in equities for the Nobel Foundation of Stockholm, Sweden, Vanderbilt University, Coors Foundation, Brandywine Mutual Fund and 90 other major clients. He has been consistently recognized as one of the top money managers in the U.S. He also serves on the advisory council which awards the Nobel Prize for chemistry and physics. Foster speaks of the reality and relevance of his personal faigh in Christ to his business and professional career. He also shares the podium with his wife Lynn, who adds a personal dimension to their story.
Don is Past President of GTE Data Services Inc., one of the largest software development and information processing services companies in the U.S. with over 4,000 employees and $1 billion in revenues. Don shares about the personal and professional challenges facing a corporate executive who wrestles with competing priorities and also about his life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. Charlie has been intimately involved in over twenty telecommunications acquisitions and/or an aggregate value of over $500,000,000. He has more than 14 years of telecommunications experience as entrepreneur, investor, Senior Vice President, CEO, COO and Chairman of four telecommunications companies. He was co-recipient of South Carolina’s Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award by Inc. Magazine and Ernst and Young. Charlie is currently Managing Director of Seruus Ventures, LLC, an investment banking and venture capital company specializing in the telecommunications industry. He shares about how making his first million dollars was one of the most disappointing periods of his life and how true fulfillment is found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Franklin is a partner in the law firm of Tinsman and House, Inc., of San Antonio, Texas. He has been an active trial lawyer throughout his career, trying more than 300 cases. He has been the lead counsel in more than seventeen cases where verdicts of a million dollars or more have been returned and was named as one of twenty lawyers in Texas in his field of specialization in the book “The Best Lawyers in America”. Franklin speaks on the influence of Jesus Christ in his life – “Power, Position and Money…IS THAT ALL THERE IS?” Al is an Oscar-winning composer who personifies “The American Dream”. His childhood home was an apartment over a barber shop in Brooklyn. Today he lives in Beverly Hills with his wife and daughter. Al composed and produced records for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and many other entertainers. He is a four time Oscar nominee and twice winner of the Academy Award for Best Song – once for “The Morning After” from the Poseidon Adventure and once for “We May Never Love Like This Again” from the Towering Inferno. And he received a Tony nomination for his stage show “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. At the height of a brilliant career, Al’s dream has indeed come true. The courageous story of his personal and professional struggles in indeed inspirational. He will tell how he found new meaning for his life and inner peace through a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Bernhard is a German-born international star in the game of golf. He is the first native German to win a golfing major and is a two-time winner of The Masters. Once ranked as the number one player in the world, Bernhard has consistently ranked in the top ten since 1986. He has won 34 times on the European
Tour and, for the past 16 years, has won at least one tournament a year on the PGA tour.
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Tom struggled for nearly ten years to make it to the PGA tour. Today, Tom is one of the most consistent players finishing in the top ten of every tournament. And he has not finished lower than 33 rd on the money list. He is also a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team. As a college player, Rik won the 1968 Western Amateur Title and the 1969 Southwest Conference He joined the PGA in 1970. His first tour victory was in 1975 when he won the Tallahassee Open. Other victories include the Sammy Davis, Jr. Greater Hartford Open and the Bob Hope Desert Classic where he set the tournament record. Rik now plays on the Senior PGA.
McNair, Colonel, Nimrod
Colonel McNair is an Air Force officer who served as a combat commander in Vietnam where he
600 combat hours and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and other decorations. Mac also served as Director of Aerospace programs in the Pentagon, Director of Management Operations at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and as an advisor to NASA. As President of McNair Associates, a management consulting firm, he has worked with the Ritz-Carlton, Delta Airlines and Lanier Worldwide. He has also spoken in more than 30 countries on the subjects of management and leadership. Colonel McNair shares an exciting, factual, hard-hitting message on life and the relevancy of Christianity in today’s society.
Mr. Morris is President of The Allen Morris Company, the largest developer of office buildings in the state of Florida. In addition to being an Officer and Director of more than twenty different real estate related companies, he is also a past Director and Member of the Executive Committee of a local commercial bank. Allen is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology where he was presented the American Management Association Award for excellence in marketing and management studies. Norm is Chairman of the Board of Interstate Batteries, maker of the number one replacement America. He began his career with the company shortly after graduating from North Texas State University. Norm moved through the ranks of Interstate, from his father’s Tennessee distributorship, to the National Field Sales team at the Dallas corporate headquarters, to the helm of Interstate’s management team. The current Interstate sales network includes more than 330 distributors and 200,000 dealers across the U.S. and in Canada. Additionally, he co-founded the Interstate Batteries Great American Race in 1983, and it has become the world’s richest old car race and America’s premier vintage car event. He also sponsors, with Joe Gibbs, a NASCAR race team. Becoming a Christian changes his personal life and his business approach.
Larry turned pro in 1971. He is a past winner of the PGA Championship and the U.S. Open along with many other wins on the PGA tour. He has over $3 million in career winnings and is a past member of the Ryder Cup team. In his first two years playing on the Senior Tour Larry has won five tournaments. Ranked as one of the world’s preeminent virtuosos of the classical guitar, Christopher has
around the world, including at Carnegie Hall and the White House. He is also a world class fly fishing and casting champion who has won the International Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament (the “Wimbledon” of fly fishing) in the Florida Keys. At the heart of his dedication to performance, recording and teaching is a deep commitment to Jesus Christ.
Dr. Parsons is a pediatric ENT surgeon. He has been selected to multiple “Best Doctors in is listed in “Who’s Who International” and “Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare”. He has designed 42 surgical instruments, published many medical articles and lectures internationally. Dr. Parsons was a USAF fighter pilot and flew in the Vietnam War as a forward air controller (OV-10 Bronco) and flew more than 450 combat sorties. He earned the “Top Gun” award in three different fighter aircraft. He shares how God has impacted his life.
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Peden, John and Jane John’s 30-year business career includes working for the following Fortune 500 Companies: IBM (Regional
Sales Manager), Sears (National Marketing Manager) and Gerber (Senior Vice President). He is also Past President of Her Majesty and Kelly’s Kids, both children’s wear manufacturers. He is now President of Resource Options, Inc, and Golden Opportunities, international sourcing companies. Jane’s career includes Assistant Manager of Talbot’s, professional fund raiser for various charities and now her own decorating accessory business, Topiary Accents. John and Jane speak separately and together about the challenges found in the executive-level corporate environment and about the inner strength and peace attained from having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Redman, Drs. John and Anna
John is a brilliant, internationally renowned urological surgeon who was in college by the age of sixteen, in medical school by the age of eighteen and had his medical degree by the age of twenty-two. At the age of fifty-three and while in the midst of success that far exceeded his wildest dreams, he accepted Christ as his Savior after rereading a twenty-five year old letter from his deceased father. He says, “I thought I had everything. I found out I had nothing. Now I have everything.” Anna is a doctor in private practice and Speaker of the House of the Arkansas Medical Society. She came to Christ six weeks after John even though she had thought she already was a Christian. They have compelling stories to tell, speak well together and are so excited about their faith that it is contagious! Ambassador Rodgers’ successful career began in the construction business. He also served as
Ambassador, Joseph Finance Chairman for the Republican National Committee from 1978-1981 and National Finance
Chairman for the Reagan-Bush Campaign in 1984. As the U.S. Ambassador to France (1985-1989), Joseph is one of only 10 living Americans to be awarded the rank of Grand Officier of the Legion of Honor, which was presented to him by President Mitterand. With delightful humor throughout his presentation, Ambassador Rodgers shares how wealth, power, fame and social status did not supply what was missing in his life and identifies the only real answer. His description of the difference knowing God made when he faced death on several occasions powerfully affects many in his audiences.
Rose, Bill and Vicki Bill was born and raised in New York City. After graduating from Franklin and Marshall College, he
worked for eleven years in the family business, Fabrics by William Rose. In 1984 he opened The Sporting Club, which was the largest sports bar/restaurant in the U.S. and was rated #1 by USA Today, New York Times and New York Magazine. He is an entrepreneur and part-owner of the New York Yankees. Vicki is also a New Yorker. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College she was a buyer for women’s contemporary evening wear at Saks Fifth Avenue and later was a corporate buyer of private label dresses for R.H Macy and Company. Bill and Vicki speak separately and together about how they came to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and how their faith in God ahs impacted their marriage, family and career.
Mr. Timmis was born in Detroit, Michigan, where he continues a distinguished career as both an and businessman. He is a senior partner in the law firm of Timmis and Inman L.L.P. And he is also co-owner and Vice-Chairman of Talon L.L.C., a privately-held company with extensive interests in manufacturing and real estate with operations in the U.S. and Canada.