Bob Vander Plaats is President and CEO of The FAMiLY LEADER in Iowa. His leadership and voice for the family is frequently noted and his comments are widely requested by a vast array of national and international media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and many others. In addition to being an author, Bob is a highly sought after speaker. His passion to make a difference is contagious and his insight intriguing as he weaves lessons from his various experiences and leadership successes in education, in health care and human services, in politics, in business and in ministry.
Author, speaker, and founder of "SexChangeRegret.com", Walt Heyer lived as a woman for eight years before being radically transformed by the truth. He is now married and passionate about helping others who regret their so-called "gender change." Walt Heyer is equally passionate about protecting children from following this same path of irreversible medical interventions. He has important warnings about the prevalence of this trans ideology, and how it takes hold of children without parents' knowledge.
Former Planned Parenthood director turned powerful international pro-life leader, Abby Johnson is the main character depicted in the movie "Unplanned," which continues to be a powerful tool to change hearts and minds. Her story of redemption also resulted in the ministry "And Then There Were None," which reaches abortion workers to help them see a way out of the industry and find alternate employment.
George Barna has filled executive roles in politics, marketing, advertising, media development, research and ministry. He founded the Barna Research Group in 1984 (now The Barna Group) and helped it become a leading marketing research firm focused on the intersection of faith and culture before selling it in 2009. Through the Barna Group, George has served several hundred parachurch ministries, thousands of Christian churches, and many other non-profit and for-profit organizations as well as the U.S. military. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the American Culture and Faith Institute (a division of United in Purpose), and is President of Metaformation, a faith development organization.
Matt Sharp serves as senior counsel and state government relations national director with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he focuses on state and local legislative matters. Since joining ADF in 2010, Sharp has also worked on important cases advancing religious freedom and free speech. He has won cases upholding the rights of students to form religious clubs, invite classmates to church, and even perform a religious song at a school talent show. He authored an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of nearly 9,000 students, parents, and community members asking the Court to uphold students’ right to privacy against government intrusion.
Other Past Speakers:
Bob Vander Plaats, President and CEO of The FAMiLY LEADER
John Stonestreet of The Colson Center
Ryan Bomberger of Radiance Foundation
Dr. Roger Erdvig
The Benham Brothers
Dr. Jeff Myers of Summit Ministries
Dr. Sebastian Gorka
Jordan Lorence VP, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADFLegal.org)
Christiana Holcomb Sr. Attorney, ADFLegal.org
Kellie Fiedorek Sr. Attorney, ADFLegal.org
Ryan Johnson VP ADFLegal.org
Chief Kelvin Cochran
Tony Perkins President, FRC.org
Pastor Jim Garlow
David Barton of Wallbuilders
Bishop EW Jackson
Dr. Mark Harris
Bishop Harry Jackson
The Honorable Mike Johnson (LA)