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Robert Amaya

Robert is most recently known for his role as "Javier" in the new Sherwood film "Courageous". He felt humbled and honored playing this character because it reminded him of his own father's struggles to survive in a new country with a family.

Robert is a bilingual professional actor/singer from Miami, Fla. Robert volunteers as a worship leader and children's ministry actor at his church. He helped launch and organize "FamJamz," a family ministry based on the "Think Orange" concept where families are encouraged to worship together and parents are equipped to be more involved in their children's spiritual development.


Stan Archie

Stan is the co-founder and Senior Pastor of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church Kansas City, MO. He serves as the President and CEO of Christian Fellowship Ministries which is committed to the revitalization of the urban community which goal is to establish self-sufficient and self-sustaining communities. Stan is a regular and national speak to colleges and universities throughout the country and is committed to seeing men reach and serve their communities through their walk and talk. 


Barney Barnes

 

John R. “Barney” Barnes has over 40 years of leadership and management experience including over 25 years of leadership in Military and Civilian Law Enforcement. While assigned to Navy Headquarters he served on the Board of Directors of the Luke C. Moore Academy, an alternative high school in Washington, DC. Chief Barnes served with Dorchester County Sheriff Ray Nash from January of 1997 until he retired as Chief of Staff in January 2009.


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Voddie Baucham

Voddie Baucham currently serves as Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, TX. He has served as an adjunct professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, TX, and Union University in Jackson, TN. Voddie’s area of emphasis is Cultural Apologetics. He understands what it means to be a skeptic, and knows what it’s like to try to figure out the Christian life without relying on the traditions of men. As a result, he speaks to ‘outsiders’ in ways few Bible teachers can. He is the author of six books.


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Dale Beaver

Dale Beaver served as the Winston Cup/Nextel Cup Chaplain for seven years, working with drivers and their families, their crews, and NASCAR officials. During his work with Motor Racing Outreach, he led the memorial services of Dale Earnhardt Sr., The Hendrick Motorsports plane crash employees, and the legendary race car driver and commentator, Benny Parsons. He traveled weekly with the racing circuit as their pastor and counselor. Dale currently serves as Pastor of Chrisitian Fellowhip Church in Evansville, IN.

Wes Bentley

Wes Bentley, a former Marine, first traveled to Africa in 1996. Crossing crocodile infested rivers, and wading barefoot through swamps, he delivered food, medicine, clothing and hope to predominantly Christian native people in South Sudan where rebel soldiers battled to stop Islamic jihadists from genocide.This civil war pitted the Muslim and Arab controlled northern Sudan government against the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) from the south. Millions of people have died as a result of war and famine since 1983. Despite denials from the Muslim controlled Sudanese government, they have sponsored genocide, have used chemical weapons and established a thriving slave trade; all perpetrated against the predominantly Christian South. Wes has personally witnessed children die from lack of medication and food, fields where thousands lay dead and people being led away to the slave auction.

Prior to Wes' work in Africa, God prepared him as a missionary in Russia prisons where he served for five years. Then the Lord led Wes to recognize a greater need in Africa. After much prayer, Wes was convinced that God gave him a vision to reach the entire continent of Africa. In 1998, Wes founded Far Reaching Ministries (FRM).Since its inception in 1998, FRM has graduated nine classes of chaplains, deploying over 400 men throughout Sudan who minister to their fellow soldiers, as well as plant churches in remote villages. In addition, the women's ministry has flourished. Indigenous women who have matured spiritually are able to start other women's ministry groups throughout the region. Looking to the future, it is FRM's hope to host tent revivals in villages all across South Sudan, showing The Jesus Film. The chaplains will share the gift of salvation and establish small bush churches where they will continue to teach God's Word. Wes believes that South Sudan is at a critical time in history where a great harvest is to be had.


Steve Berger

Pastor Steve Berger helped plant Grace Chapel in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee . Known for his straight-talk in the pulpit, and his desire to trust God for big, unexpected Kingdom impact, Steve’s teachings are heard throughout the country and abroad via the web. He is also a popular speaker at Worship Arts Conferences, as Grace Chapel has been marked by a thriving, expressive worship ministry and out-of the-box artistic events that look to impact the churched and unchurched community alike. Pastor Steve just finished a project with Thomas Nelson called “40 Days with the Word of Promise” that was released summer 2008.

Ken Bevel

After 20 years of active service in the United States Marine Corps, including tours of duty in Irag and Afghanistan, Ken retired to serve in the ministry, and he began his second career on the pastoral staff of Sherwood Baptist Church. His ministry actually began in earnest when he played the role of Michael Simmons in "Fireproof." Most recently, he portrayed the police office Nathen Hayes in last year's hit inspirtational movie "Courageous".

Ken on his similarities to his character of Nathan: "We both desire to live Godly lives while honoring family commitments. I like that he is determined to guide his family spiritually."

He is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering Technology and a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School with a Master of Business Administration degree in Logistics Management.  Ken Bevel is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and has been a member of Sherwood Baptist Church since February 2007.


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