Outreach: Church communication and marketing tools
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Daniel Ritchie was born without arms and spent the majority of his life being told that he was a hopeless mistake and woefully insufficient to lead a full life.  But, God used a preacher to share with Daniel just how much God loved him.  The preacher explained that he was not a mistake, but rather “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139) and it was there, at the age of 15, that Daniel accepted Christ as his Lord & Savior.
Jack was recruited by the KGB and infiltrated into the US where he spent ten years spying for the Soviet Union. He “resigned” from the KGB and was eventually discovered by the FBI. Today, Jack is a law abiding patriotic American citizen who is taking advantage of one last chance to live a normal life. One of the most amazing features of Jack's life is his conversion from a hardcore communist and atheist to a firm believer in Jesus Christ.
Chris Swanson is a 4 time Ironman finisher, an author, college instructor, Sheriff in Flint Michigan, and a motivational speaker. He has a passion for changing lives and he has dedicated his life's work to doing so through passionate teaching and personal motivation.
Jase travels with his wife, Missy, to various hunting expeditions and speaking engagements all across the country. He is a very talented and entertaining speaker who touches the lives of many through his stories of hunting experiences, knowledge of ducks, and witty anecdotes about life – along with the hope he has found through his Savior, Jesus Christ.
Shawn Hennessy is the Senior Pastor of Life Church Green Bay, a speaker, an author, a blogger, Chaplain of The Green Bay Packers, co-founder of The Exchange, a proud parent to Aubree, Isaiah and Nicholas & a loving, committed husband to Sonny Hennessy.
A former NFL tackle, Shawn Harper now pours his life and resources into what he considers the most valuable investment of all: God’s children. Recovered from four learning disabilities, poverty, gang affiliation and drug addiction, Shawn changes lives and minds for the better wherever he goes, addressing faithful and secular audiences alike with his upbeat, interactive programs, and feats of strength.
Caleb Kaltenbach is the Lead Pastor of Discovery Church in Simi Valley, CA. He’s the author of Messy Grace and God of Tomorrow (2017 release).  In Messy Grace, Caleb writes about growing up in the LGBT community, finding Jesus, and learning that love doesn’t require a shift in theology.
Montañez started his PepsiCo career at Frito-Lay in 1976 as a janitor and is recognized as the creator of
the Flamin’ Hot line of products, which have become a billion dollar business and a cultural phenomenon.  
Mr. Montañez is the only four-time recipient of PepsiCo’s Chairman’s Award, the highest honor given to
employees based on performance and work ethic.
Missy Robertson has learned to live life in the spotlight as she plays an important part in her family’s record-breaking reality television series, Duck Dynasty. Despite the increased publicity on her family, company and personal life, she has managed to become a strong voice for morality and virtue both locally and globally.
Melvin Adams, a former Harlem Globetrotter, retired from the team on March 17, 2000, due to a heavy burden to reach youth for Christ. Melvin’s passion has provided him opportunities to speak, perform, and share for more than 2 million youth at churches, school assemblies, basketball clinics, camps and other events.
Born and raised in Vivian, Louisiana, Phil Robertson came from a large family with 7 children and little money. Because of the location of his family home in a rural setting near Shreveport, and the aforementioned scarcity of money, hunting became an important part of his formative years. Never satisfied with the duck calls on the market, Phil began to experiment with making a call that would produce the exact sound of a duck. A duck call for duck killers, not for, as Phil described, “world champion-style duck callers.” Phil stated, “No duck would even place in a duck calling contest.” In 1972, Phil Robertson gave up a coaching career for his love of duck hunting when he whittled a better duck call than any on the market, the first Duck Commander call. His first year, Robertson sold $8,000 worth of duck calls and his wife, Kay, somehow managed to feed four boys on that salary. The same year, he received a patent for this call and in 1973, formed the Duck Commander Company.
Nona Jones is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on building The Kingdom through social technology, motivating thousands of church leaders each year to reimagine social media as a strategic tool for ministry. She coined the term “Social Ministry” and helped build and lead Facebook’s global Faith-Based Partnerships strategy, coming alongside churches and pastors around the world to shift their thinking from church as “building” to church as “community.” She was licensed into the gospel ministry at the age of 17 and preaches the Gospel regularly around the world.
An acclaimed inspirational speaker, and now author, Shari entertains audiences of all ages and backgrounds while sharing her down-to-earth, heartfelt business story. Appealing to anyone who has a dream, she’ll take your group on an emotional journey as she intertwines the successes in her life along with her mistakes. Shari’s book, “Berried in Chocolate,” points out the importance of family, faith and fearlessness while revealing how God became her best business partner and that faith and street smarts can be just as useful as a college degree.
"I'm not a Christian because it ‘works’ for me. I’m a Christian because it’s true." A retired cold case homicide detective, J. Warner Wallace was a vocal atheist for many years - until he applied his investigative training to the Gospels and determined that Christianity is demonstrably true. You may recognize him from NBC's Dateline, where he’s appeared more than any other detective in the country. 
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the product of an abusive and alcoholic father. At the age of eleven he was forced to leave home when his mother chose to turn him away after he defended her during a beating from his then crazed and drunken father.  Willie spent his teenage years living with relatives and friends on the streets of Brooklyn. In 1972, at the age of eighteen, he married his wife Nancy and continued to abuse drugs until Palm Sunday, 1981 when he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. His story is both heartbreaking and inspiring!
Vernon Fox played in the NFL for 8 years with 4 different teams including the San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, and Washington Redskins. He is now heavily involved in Christian ministry and speaking.
Michael Franzese was one of the most notorious mob bosses of the 80s. After 10 years in prison, this former “Prince of the Mafia” is now a man on a mission for the King of Kings. Michael’s amazing story and engaging delivery has brought record attendance to events all over the country.
Paul Teutul, Jr. began molding metal at his father’s steel business when he was 12 and grew to co-found Orange County Choppers in 1999. Today, Teutul owns Paul Jr Designs, is a new father and takes a limited number of speaking engagements where he shares his personal testimony.
Charlie Ward, Jr. is a husband, father, mentor and coach who embodies the principles of integrity, hard work and faith in God. He inspires adults and youth alike in the way he carries himself and how he shows up in the world. Described as a once-in-a-lifetime athlete and a once-in-a-lifetime human being, Charlie’s character and his commitment to serve others are deeply respected in the sports community and far beyond. His calm demeanor and powerful leadership message of preparation, perseverance and patience set strong examples for business leaders, organizations, students and families.
Vince Miller inspires men to lead, mentor, and disciple others with his intelligent case for faith, inspiring presentation of the gospel, and stories of choices he made as a man, husband, and father.
Andy has shared his remarkable story with numerous churches, conferences, men's events, wild game dinners, schools, universities, youth events, businesses and many other events. Andy's story has touched hearts and lives around the world, helping to bring thousands to the Lord. Never give up and believe in yourself through the hope, peace, and love of Jesus Christ!
Nancy Hicks (M. Theology) is a Bible teacher, speaker, and on-air talent (former on-air spokesperson with QVC). Her passion is to raise up women into their callings in Christ. She and her husband, Cam, live in the Greater Philadelphia Area. They have two grown sons and one daughter-in-law.
Their story has received over 10 million views on YouTube; in 2014 they released their book, Eight Twenty Eight.
Sean McDowell challenges both young people and adults to deepen their walk with Christ. Sean mentored under his father, Josh McDowell, and is a popular speaker at churches, conferences, camps, and schools nationwide. 
He's done more on two prosthetic legs than I've done on two "real" ones! Scott Rigsby is a double amputee who has completed more than 13 triathlons. In 2007 he became the first double amputee in the world to finish the grueling Hawaiian Ironman triathlon using prosthetics at the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Tim Byrne is an Urban Missionary/ Pastor and Itinerant Evangelist under the leadership of the original Skatechurch in Portland, OR. As a Pro Skateboarder since the early 2000's, Tim has used his skating to reach hundreds of thousands with the Gospel.
A living example that “Good guys CAN finish first!!”, Scott Hamilton is an Olympic Champion, cancer survivor, television broadcaster, motivational speaker, author, husband/father and eternal optimist!
Part speaker, author, visionary and ALL minister, David Nasser’s greatest passion is to connect people to the living God. David uses relevant methods to communicate the life-changing messages of the gospel to more than 700,000 people annually. He is one of the nation’s foremost speakers to young adults.
Raised in a Jewish home in New Jersey, Rabbi  "Times Roman";">Jason Sobel dedicated much of his life to finding truth. After years of seeking and studying, he encountered the Lord and found his true destiny as a Jewish follower of Jesus (Yeshua). Suddenly, all the traditions Rabbi Jason grew up with took on new depth and meaning as God connected ancient wisdom with the teachings of the Messiah.
Carlos is a blogger, author, speaker, worship leader, and "Moment Maker." He blogs at carloswhittaker.com and speaks at churches and conferences around the country. 
Daniel Fusco is the lead pastor of Crossroads Community Church, which has campuses in Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. He is a conference speaker, a jazz musician, and published author of Ahead of the Curve, Honestly and Upward, Inward, Outward. He lives in Washington with his wife, Lynn, and their three children.
Lance Lang has devoted his life to inspiring hope in those suffering from addiction, sharing his own journey from addiction to brokenness to freedom.
Married in 1984, the Parrotts bring real-life examples to their speaking platform. Their professional training – Leslie as a marriage and family therapist, and Les as a clinical psychologist – ensures a presentation that is grounded, insightful and cutting-edge. ??
From a Major General in the US Army, to the Campaign Chairman for Dr Ben Carson, there isn't much Robert "Bob" Dees hasn't done. Throughout his career, he has maintained focus and integrity while moving and motivating the men and women that surround him.  A natural leader, Bob Dees will speak to your audience on a number of topics that will leave them motivated and wanting more for their lives. 
Perhaps best known as the lovable teen heartthrob Mike Seaver on ‘Growing Pains,’ (1985 – 1992), Kirk also played Buck Williams in the ‘Left Behind’ movies, based on the best-selling novels of the same name. He starred in the 2008 movie ‘Fireproof’ and has been noted for his work in the best-selling documentary ‘Monumental.’
Michael McDowell is the driver of NASCAR’s #95 Sprint Cup Chevy owned by Circle Sports/ LFR and sponsored by KLOVE Radio and Thrivent Financial.  He is a passionate race car driver, husband, father, and speaker.
Author of the New York Times best-selling book The Case For Christ. Before becoming a Christian, Lee was an award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune. He is the author of nearly twenty books and has been interviewed on numerous national television programs, including ABC's 20/20, Fox News, and CNN.
Whether it’s through speaking at “Lead Me Live” men’s conferences and events, at Family Life’s “Weekend To Remember” events, speaking on Kirk Cameron’s “Living Room Reset”, having his songs played on the radio, or writing books, Matt Hammitt’s heart and message is to help men and women everywhere move from ‘having good intentions to taking action’ in their marriages and families.    
Christian Speaker and author Alex McFarland is an advocate for Christian apologetics. He has taught everywhere from churches and university campuses to schools and prisons. Alex arms his audiences with the tools to defend their faith while empowering the unchurched to find out the truth for themselves. 
Dr. Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries, a highly respected worldview training program whose tens of thousands of graduates are making a difference in politics, law, academics, medicine, science, and business. In the last 20 years Dr. Myers has become one of America’s most respected authorities on youth leadership development. Focus on the Family founder James Dobson referred to him as “a very gifted and inspirational young leader.”