Darryl Strawberry is described as a legend by many who have been dazzled by the dynamics of his game, the power he possessed at the plate and the story of redemption that continues to bring hope to so many lives. He has earned the legendary nicknames and phrases of one of the most feared homerun hitters in the game of baseball, Straw’s Sweet Swing, Strawberry’s Field Forever and The Legendary Straw Man!
Darryl was extremely successful in his career, his personal life was plagued with addictions, abuse, divorces, cancer, jail-time and other issues. Darryl finally found true redemption and restoration in Jesus Christ.
"I was once very lost and tormented, but now I am found and free in Christ Jesus. I want everyone to experience the saving and transforming power of Jesus Christ."
- Darryl Strawberry
Today, Darryl's purpose and passion is serving the Lord Jesus Christ by speaking a message of hope and helping others transform their lives through the power of the gospel. Darryl travels the country speaking and bringing a message of hope and restoration in Christ.
Major General Bentz retired from the U.S. Army after a successful 33-year career. She served on the Executive Office of the President National Security Council for three consecutive administrations as Senior Advisor for Emerging Technologies, Deputy Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction, Director of Strategic Capabilities, Director of Nuclear Defense Policy, Deputy Director of the Joint Improvised Explosives Device Defeat Organization and Vice Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
She holds a M.S. in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University, a Ph.D., and a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Missouri. Major Bentz will share her powerful testimony of how her faith has shaped her personal life, sustained her through loss, and influenced her immense professional
Kenn has spoken and performed in well over 1000 churches, along with countless conferences (Fatherhood Initiative, Women of Faith) and special events.
Kenn appears on several podcasts, social media and radio networks including Focus on the Family where he has been recognized as BEST of 2020 on their nationwide network.
Kenn Teaches at several churches and conferences of all denominations. He also performs and speaks at fundraisers for a number of nonprofit organizations and ministries.
Auntie Anne Beiler is a speaker, author, and entrepreneur that inspires audiences with her authentic stories about nearly losing everything, finding purpose in the pain, and rising to a new level of success. Her books and STORIESx8 experience provides guidance and encouragement to break free from your past, and lead with purpose.
Attendees got to hear the true story behind the film "The Informant" from the informant himself, Mark Whitacre.
Whitacre was this year’s speaker. An ivy-league Ph.D. and ex-convict, Whitacre was responsible for reporting the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) price-fixing scandal in the early 1990s, one of the largest white collar crimes in U.S. history.
Zig Ziglar, America’s most influential and beloved encourager and believer that everyone could be, do and have more, founded the Zig Ziglar Corporation in 1977. He influenced an estimated quarter of a billion individuals through his 33 books, including the bestseller See You at the Top, which has sold almost two million copies.
Cal Thomas is one of the most popular syndicated columnists in the country, appearing in hundreds of newspapers. He is also a veteran of TV and radio news. For 19 years he worked for the Fox News channel and before that with NBC News and KPRC-TV in Houston. He began his journalism career at the age of sixteen. 2019 marked the thirty-fifth anniversary of his column.
Emily Colson is a popular speaker, and author of the award winning book, Dancing with Max. Emily speaks in churches and organizations nationwide, and has appeared on numerous media outlets including Focus on the Family, the Huckabee Show, and Hallmark’s Home & Family. In her book Dancing with Max Emily and her father, Chuck Colson, shared the struggle and beauty of life with Max, Emily’s 23 year-old son with autism. The book has recently been awarded “Book of the Year” by the Autism Society. Through her powerful message of the sanctity of life, Emily has inspired many to persevere through their own challenges and see the gifts.
Bill Armstrong was a vital leader in the national evangelical movement, and one of the most highly sought speakers at prayer breakfasts and other Christian events across the nation. He did not believe in cloaking his political views in the mantle of Christianity (which he thought sacrilegious). But with a good mood and charming wit, and with the self-discipline to avoid seeming judgmental or self-righteous, Armstrong pursued the life of a Christian statesman, involved in the most important issues of the day, and with an approach that was centered on his Christian principles. He believed that made his life, and his political work, more interesting...
Scott Rasmussen is president of RMG Research, Inc.
In the mid-1990s, Scott was a pioneer in the field of automated polling and led the transition away from operator-assisted polling. More than 20 years ago, he released the first-ever daily presidential tracking poll.
Since those long-ago days, the era of phone polling has come to an end. Today, the political, polling, and media world continues to change, and Scott continues to innovate.
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Brian Birdwell is a native Texan, decorated military veteran and lifelong conservative Republican proudly representing Texas Senate District 22. Born in Fort Worth, Brian is a graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he earned a Master of Public Administration degree.
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