Fernando considers himself privileged to serve those who served our country, with the goal of ending veteran suicide. He works as the Veterans Program Director at Step Forward Academy as a coach and mentor for veterans transitioning to civilian life. He helps them develop a career path to a living wage and connects them to a healthy community. www.paratrooperarroyo.com
William “Jerry” Boykin
LTG (RET.) Jerry Boykin was one of the original members of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force. He was privileged to ultimately command these elite warriors in combat operations. Later, he commanded all the Army’s Green Berets as well as the Special Warfare Center and School. In all General Boykin spent thirty-six years in the Army, serving his last four years as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. He is an ordained minister with a passion for spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and encouraging Christians to become warriors in God’s Kingdom. He and his wife Ashley have five children and live in Virginia.
Dr. Mark Christian
Dr. Mark Christian is founder of the Truth and Freedom Foundation (TFF), dedicated to the founding principles of America, and of Global Faith, where he speaks on the danger of “civilizational jihad,” a war on American values coordinated by the Muslim Brotherhood. Mark is a Christian convert who abandoned Islam as an adult and fled his country of birth, Egypt.
Dr. Kenyn M. Cureton
Dr. Kenyn M. Cureton serves as VP for Christian Resources for FRC after leading the effort to recruit pastors into a network that grew from 1,800 to over 40,000 while he was VP of Church Ministries. Prior to joining FRC, Dr. Cureton served as a Southern Baptist pastor for twenty years, helped spearhead the “values voter” movement, then was unanimously elected as their VP for Convention Relations. After joining FRC, Cureton renewed the iVoteValues Voter Impact Toolkit and authored the Community Impact Team Resource Manual, a how-to guide for churches to impact their community for Christ. Cureton holds a PhD from Southwestern Baptist Seminary, finishing his dissertation at the University of Lund, Sweden. Dr. Cureton and his wife, Pat, have two adult, married children and two grandchildren.
Arielle Del Turco
Arielle is the assistant director of the Center for Religious Liberty at Family Research Council, where she is responsible for international religious freedom policy and advocacy efforts. Through research and analysis, she crafts policy solutions and coordinates advocacy. Her work has appeared in USA Today, RealClearPolitics, National Review, and Newsweek.
DeMint is a successful businessman who served a combined fourteen years in the U.S. House and Senate. He created the Senate Conservatives Fund to get true conservatives elected. He is Chairman of the Conservative Partnership Institute and a best-selling author.
Larry Dugger is lead pastor at Family Church in Lebanon, Missouri, where he speaks to thousands each week though teaching, writing, social media, and television. He is the best-selling and award-winning author of 40 Days to Defeat Your Past and He Calls Me Friend. Larry and his wife Karen, have two sons, and make their home in the Ozark mountains of Missouri.
Philip Remington Dunn
Philip Remington Dunn has been a celebrated criminal defense attorney in Southern California for over thirty years. As a Christian, he has been able to use his faith to recover and redeem countless souls, salvaging those who might otherwise have become victims of their own conduct and the criminal justice system. During the course of his career, he has been given the Ventura County Criminal Bar Association award for “Distinguish Contribution,” recognition as a “Local Hero” by The Santa Barbara Independent newspaper, and “Special Contribution” to the criminal justice system, by the California State Assembly and the United States Congress.
David Dusek’s mission is to encourage and equip men to live their lives for Christ. He utilizes his life experiences – including his upbringing in a non-Christian home, coming to Christ as an adult, and an extensive business background – to reach men in a way that they can understand. David’s vision is to engage all men where they are the “other six days of the week”—not just in church.
David is the founder of Rough Cut Men Ministries (Home – Rough Cut Men) which is primarily a live, interactive men’s experience using a strategic combination of action movie sequences, real world current events, Biblical truth and squad sized discussion times with a single, laser focused objective: To get men talking about what’s really going on in their lives. David travels around the country, and the world, using the Rough Cut Men Movie Experience to get men to be transparent with one another and with Jesus. He has spoken to thousands of men around the world, engaging them with other men in a David and Jonathan model of friendship.
Lela Gilbert is an award-winning writer who has authored or co-authored more than sixty books. She authored Saturday People, Sunday People: Israel through the Eyes of a Christian Sojourner, and co-authored Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians with Nina Shea and Paul Marshall. Lela is Sr. Fellow for International Religious Freedom at Family Research Council and Fellow at Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom.
is a Marine veteran and author of seventy-five books, several of which are best sellers. Six of his books have been translated into foreign languages including Indonesian, Korean, Malaysian, Spanish, Hindi, and Turkish. Dr. Goetsch is a long-time college professor with dual credentials in business and political science/history. He is also a nationally recognized speaker on the subject of leadership.
John Gronski, Major General (US Army, Retired)
is the CEO of Leader Grove, LLC, and is an inspirational speaker, leadership consultant, executive coach, and author. John retired from the Army after forty years of service on active duty and in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He is a decorated combat veteran. In the civilian sector John has led diverse teams implementing large, complex projects. https://johngronski.com/
is a Cornell University graduate and former radio, newspaper, and television journalist who has always loved medieval tales. She helped her husband, Michael Guillen, PhD, produce the award-winning family movie Little Red Wagon and now writes the blog “God and Gardening” on Facebook. A Bellwether Christmas was inspired by a life-changing trip to Italy, and years of caring for some remarkable farm animals.
Martin Katz, M.D.
Dr. Katz is double board certified in sports and family medicine. He is committed to a preventative medicine paradigm, educating his patients regarding the benefits of intentional nutrition, exercise, sleep, the microbiome, and connectivity. He enjoys engaging with people, listening to live music, skiing, sailing, hiking, biking, and just generally being outdoors, especially with his wife and four incredible children.
Born into a law enforcement family, Steve King was steeped early in the Constitution and the Rule of Law.
He came to be known as the “Conscience of Conservatives” in Congress. The most precious to him are his
wife of forty-nine years, their three sons, their wives, and eight grandchildren. His very successful life’s work
came crashing down in a stunning display of the treachery of the “Swamp”.
Richard B. Levine
Richard B. Levine is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the Harvard Business School, is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Technology Transfer and Security Assistance and a former NSC Staff Director for Policy Development.
Robert C. McFarlane
Robert C. McFarlane is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, the Geneva Graduate Institute, and the National Defense University, is chairman of an international energy company and a former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.
LTG Thomas McInerney, USAF (Ret.)
In 2011 General McInerney helped form YottaStor a Cloud Computing LLC with emphasis on Large Object Data Storage especially for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms as well as Medical Imaging, Agriculture Imaging, Disaster Recovery, Continuity of Operations Planning (DR/COP) and recently during CV 19 Administrative Oversight and Compliance.
As an author/producer, Myers’s work has won over 80 national and international awards including the C.S. Lewis Honor Award. His books and videos have sold over 8 million copies.
Oliver North is a combat decorated U.S. Marine, #1 best-selling author, founder of a small business and holder of three U.S. patents. For seventeen years he was a syndicated columnist and host of War Stories on Fox News Channel. In May 2018 he retired from Fox News to serve as the 66th president of the National Rifle Association of America. He is now CEO of Fidelis Publishing, LLC.
Rear Admiral (retired) John Palmer is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. He is married to the former Elizabeth Brooks Mahaffey (Brooks) of Spartanburg, South Carolina. They are the proud parents of two children—Elizabeth Palmer Sanders and John Taylor Palmer Jr. They are blessed with four grandchildren. The Palmers live among family in Spartanburg where Brooks works as a registered nurse.
Born in rural Kentucky, John Perry grew up in Houston, TX. Following two years in the US Army infantry he attended University College, Oxford, and graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University. He was an advertising copywriter and broadcast producer before beginning his career as a writer. Perry is the author of nine books. He lives in Nashville.
John M. Poindexter
John M. Poindexter is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the California Institute of Technology, is a nuclear physicist and a former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.
Patrick Prill is an advocate of theism. He earned a BBA in Economics from the University of Memphis and a MA in Theology and a MA in Church History from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. After commencing his career in management consulting, he now focuses most of his efforts on the case for theism.
Tom Sileo is an author, senior editor of The Stream and recipient of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s 2016 General Oliver P. Smith Award for distinguished reporting. Tom was as a copy editor at CNN before authoring a weekly, nationally syndicated newspaper column. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and lives in Delray Beach, Florida.
Paul E. Vallely, Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.)
MG Paul E. Vallely was born in DuBois, PA and served a distinguished career of thirty-one years in the US Army before he retired as Deputy Commanding General, US Army Pacific, in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1992. Paul and his wife Marian reside in Montana. Both are deeply involved in numerous humanitarian efforts and are active participants in a multitude of community events and activities.