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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.

Lonnie Berger

Lonnie Berger is the President and author of Every Man A Warrior and has been in men’s ministry with The Navigators for more than 35 years. He travels extensively speaking to men’s ministries helping them catch the vision for helping men succeed in life through the practical application of God’s word. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

Every Man A Warrior is a discipleship Bible study that “Helps Men Succeed in Life.” It deals with the battles that men fight every day and how God has solutions. It teaches men how to apply Biblical truth in the areas of: Money, Marriage, Raising Children, Sex, Work, Hard Times and How to Make Your Life Count.

 

In just 5 years the Every Man A Warrior curriculum has sold more than 75,000 books to men in 18 countries around the world. It has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Czechoslovakian, and Russian.


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Glen Berteau

Glen was a high school All American Running Back and accepted a scholarship to Louisiana Tech University. As a four year starter, he was All Conference, won two National Championships, and was Most Outstanding Back for three out of four years.
During his freshman year in college someone told him he needed to be saved to go to Heaven. Berteau responded, “Saved from what?” Kneeling on the floor of his dormitory room, Berteau accepted Jesus Christ on April 30, 1973.

As a Youth Pastor, he established one of the largest youth ministries in the nation. He is the author of the youth manual, “Strategies for Advancing Youth Ministries.” More recently, he has authored two books, “Christianity Lite” and “Christianity To Go.”
Presently, Glen is Senior Pastor of The House in Modesto, California, a church of more than 8,000. This ministry in Central California has been explosive. All outreaches at The House Modesto total over 160,000 people won to the Lord. In 2009, The House Modesto was highlighted by Outreach Magazine as the Second Fastest Growing Church in America. Currently it is in the Top 50 Largest Churches in America.

As a gifted speaker, teacher, and evangelist, Glen has ministered at conferences, churches, camps and conventions all over the world.


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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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Barry Black

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


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Richard Blackaby

Richard Blackaby is President of Blackaby Ministries International. He has served as Senior Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Winnepeg and then as President of the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary for thirteen years. He has co-authored many books with his father Henry and was the managing editor of The Blackaby Study Bible.


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