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 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.
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.
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.
Dale BeaverDale 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.
Steve BergerPastor 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.
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.
On June 27, 2003, Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (Ret.) was elected the 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate. He began working in the Senate on July 7, 2003. Prior to coming to Capitol Hill, Chaplain Black served in the U.S. Navy for over twenty-seven years, ending his distinguished career as the Chief of Navy Chaplains. The Senate elected its first chaplain in 1789.
Chaplain Barry C. Black is married to the former Brenda Pearsall of St. Petersburg, Florida. They have three sons: Barry II, Brendan, and Bradford