SPEAKERS & ARTISTS
Leading Christian influencers share their insights and examples of how they are using their digital platforms to reach people for Christ in the midst of a “new normal” with its fears and uncertainties.
Bonny Andrews is a dreamer, apostolic leader, inspirational speaker, singer-songwriter and also Founder & Chief Dreamer of Transform Cities and LiveJam, a youth movement that has reached out to more than 2.5 million urban youth with the gospel since 2005 in 180 cities around the world. Bonny is also actively involved in discipling world leaders at the UN. Bonny originally from India now lives in New York with his wife Kalpana and their two boys - Levi and Zach. He loves his curry and it’s got to be spicy!!!
Gary is currently the President and CEO for Adult & Teen Challenge. Prior to this role, Gary was Vice President, Strategy & Innovation and Chief Information Officer for Evangel University. He is also an Adjunct Professor for the graduate program in Healthcare Administration at USC, a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt leader, and executive consultant. Gary has extensive global experience as Vice President for Client Operations and Strategic Services Delivery for Xerox Corporation where he led organizations as large as 700+ people and managed annual revenues of $540M.
Sarah Breuel serves as the Director of Revive Europe. Included in the Christianity Today’s “33 under 33” list of leaders to watch, Sarah served as Chair of the Lausanne Global Younger Leaders Gathering 2016. Originally from Brazil and currently living in Rome, Sarah has worked for IFES in four national movements in the last 15 years (Brazil, Canada, Norway, and Italy) and now works in the European region as the evangelism training coordinator. She has a business degree, an MDiv from Regent College and served in the Lausanne Movement Board of Directors. Sarah is married to René. They have planted a vibrant church in Rome and have two boys: Pietro and Matteo.
Francis Chan has been a pastor for over 30 years. He has authored several best-selling books including Crazy Love and Letters to the Church. He and his wife Lisa have been married for 27 years and co-authored You and Me Forever. Currently, Francis and his family are pursuing ministry opportunities with the ultra-poor, church planting, and unreached people groups in Asia.
Filmmaker, writer, media consultant, and founder of Cooke Media Group, Phil Cooke has produced media programming in more than 60 countries around the world. He’s created and produced many of the most influential and successful Christian and inspirational TV programs in history, and his book “Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media” is changing the way church and ministry leaders engage today’s culture with the gospel.
Andy Game is an entrepreneur in Social Business who has spearheaded numerous creative initiatives in Japan and across Asia over three decades. He explores and develops dynamic new opportunities for the future for the Next Generation through New Media. He pioneered 7MEDIA to leverage new media, technology and partnerships to influence a bright future for the next generation across the 7 spheres of society, breaking through in Japan and connecting across Asia. www.7MEDIA.org
Nick Hall is the visionary behind Together, author of Reset, and the Founder & Chief Communicator for Pulse, a ministry at the center of the largest millennial-led prayer and outreach efforts in the world. As an evangelistic voice to the next generation, Nick has shared the Gospel to nearly four million students and speaks regularly around the world. He is the President & CEO of The Table Coalition and sits on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals. Nick lives in Minneapolis, MN with his wife, Tiffany, and their three children.
Bethany Hamilton has become a source of inspiration to millions through her story of determination, faith, and hope. At the age of 13, Bethany lost her left arm to a 14-foot tiger shark, which seemed to end her career as a rising surf star. One month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water and within two years had won her first national title. In 2007, she realized her dream of surfing professionally and since then, her story has been told in a New York Times best selling autobiography and in the 2011 film, Soul Surfer. globally as a professional surfer and motivational speaker. We would love to offer Fueled by Hope viewers 25% off Bethany's Unstoppable Life course, called Be Present. They can learn more here, and use the coupon code: FBH25 or visit http://bethanyhamilton.com/fueled-by-hope/ to get the discount!
Dallas Jenkins, son of celebrated Left Behind author Jerry Jenkins, first produced the independent feature Hometown Legend at the age of 25 and shepherded it to distribution by Warner Brothers. In the nearly 20 years since then, he has directed and produced over a dozen feature and short films for companies such as Universal, Lionsgate, Pureflix, Hallmark Channel, and Amazon. His most recent film, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, released in theaters in 2017. He is now directing and producing the largest crowd-funded media project of all-time, a multi-season series about the life of Christ entitled The Chosen.
Benedict Joseph, Pastor at New Life Assembly of God, english service Chennai India, since 2009. Benedict is serving along with a team of pastors primarily focusing on teaching, preaching , shepherding and leadership development. Benedict is deeply committed in establishing households in the teachings of Christ within the NLAG community. NLAG english service comprises of 5000 members with six different centers across Chennai. Prior to serving at NLAG, Benedict was part of the service industry for over a decade and was closely associated in leadership capacity with fortune 100 companies. Consistently recognized in helping teams achieve excellence. Benedict is married to Praveena and blessed with daughter Abigail Joanna.
Chadwick Samuel Mohan
Chadwick Samuel Mohan is the Lead Pastor of the English Service of the New Life Assembly of God, a multi-lingual, 40,000 member church in Chennai, India. He serves with Life 360 and Project Rescue which are charitable entities within India and is closely associated with BILD International, Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development, One Hope, Oral Roberts University and Empowered 21 in the USA. He also serves as the Regional Director, South Asia for the Lausanne Movement.
Geof Morin joined the Biblica team in August 2018 as President and CEO following an extensive career of exploring new avenues to reach people with the message of the Bible. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Ministry Mobilization at American Bible Society. In this role, Geof led the organization’s global ministry strategies, including translation, trauma healing, and domestic Bible advocacy initiatives.
Werner Nachtigal is an evangelist with a passion to reach people with the Gospel and to train churches in evangelism. He is director of the ministry “no limit” and the initiator and president of the Global Outreach Day, through which millions of Christians worldwide have been mobilized to share the Gospel. In past 9 years over 15 million people got saved through Global Outreach Day. His evangelistic booklets and tracts have a cumulative print run of over 216 million. He and his wife Birgitta are living in Berlin and they have three children.
Sherman Ng is the Founder & CEO of Salt Media & Entertainment. Salt Media & Entertainment produces, distributes and exhibits inspiring, life-affirming entertainment in Southeast Asia and Beyond. Sherman is an Executive Producer for International Productions such as Storm Boy, Bottom of the 9th and The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee. He is also a Lay Pastor in his church.
Leana and Alan Platt, originally from South Africa, are agents of transformation in the lives of individuals, local churches and corporate structures of society. They have been in Christian ministry since 1983, serving ministry organizations and Kingdom focused commerce at various levels to inspire a greater missional understanding and engagement.
Born in the UK, Nathan spent many of his teenage year in Zambia, Africa as his parents served as missionaries. Having moved back to the UK as a 17 year old, Nathan established a career with IBM working in the tech sector covering a wide area of specialties. Nathan, his wife and two children, emigrated to Australia in 2009 to take up a position with CV where he was able to combine his heart for mission, with his passion and skills. Nathan has since pioneered yesHEis into a global evangelism product for CV and is currently focused on providing free digital resources to churches so the message of Jesus can go everywhere. Nathan is an early adopter, loves disruptive tech and has a positive approach to all that he does. Nathan is most passionate about finding new ways for people to know Jesus.
Bishop Efraim M. Tendero
Born in the Philippines, Bishop Ef is an outstanding evangelical leader who serves as the Secretary General and CEO of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), a global organization of Christian churches and agencies, serving more than 600 million evangelicals. He has previously served as National Director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches for more than 20 years, a federation of more than 30,000 churches in the Philippines. Bishop Ef is also the Lausanne Movement's Co-Catalyst for Integrity and Anti-Corruption.
Mike is the director of SHINE – the wild youth movement he started with his Friends from all over Europe. The wild thing with SHINE is, that all over Europe – and now all the way to asia – teenagers are starting and leading mission movements in their own schools effectively reaching their friends for Jesus. They know the language and culture, because they are part of it. Mike and his team support these crazy teens. The fresh style of SHINE is innovative: you can see it in our tools like TheFOUR, the wild ideas and the fashion. Mike is married with 3 young adult kids, he is a designer and idea person.