Dr. Tim LaHaye
Dr. Tim LaHaye is a noted author, minister, counselor, and nationally-recognized speaker on Bible prophecy. He is the president of Tim LaHaye Ministries and founder of the Pre Trib Research Center. He also conducts evangelistic Bible Prophecy Conferences throughout the United States and Canada.
Dr. LaHaye pastored a church in San Diego, California, that eventually grew to three locations over the course of 25 years. During that time, he founded a number of Christian schools, and assisted in the founding of the Institute for Creation Research.
Dr. LaHaye has written more than 60 non-fiction books, which have been translated into more than 32 languages worldwide. He is best-known for the Left Behind book series, a fictional depiction of the lives of those left behind after the rapture of the church. The Left Behind series has more than 80 million copies in print, appearing on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Christian Booksellers Association.
He has written and/or edited a series of books, the Tim LaHaye Prophecy Library, devoted to presenting end times information to lay readers.
Dr. LaHaye holds a D.Min. degree from Western Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Literature degree from Liberty University. He and his wife Beverly have been married more than 60 years. They have four children, nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Joel Rosenberg is the New York Times best-selling author of five novels, two documentary films, and two non-fiction books—Epicenter and Inside The Revolution—with nearly two million total books in print.
He is also co-founder, with his wife Lynn, of The Joshua Fund, a non-profit educational and charitable organization dedicated to mobilizing Christians to "bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus, according to Genesis 12:1-3."
A former senior aide to U.S. and Israeli leaders, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Joel is a regular guest on radio and TV shows in the U.S. and Canada to discuss geopolitical and spiritual trends in Israel and the Muslim world.
He and Lynn have been married 19 years, have four sons, and live in the Washington, D.C. area.
Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin (Ret.)
Lt. Gen. William G. Jerry Boykin (Ret.) 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, Boykin commanded the U.S. Army's Green Berets, as well as the Special Warfare Center and School. During his 36 years in the Army, he also served a tour with the Central Intelligence Agency. He participated in clandestine operations around the world, and served his last four years in the Army as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence.
After retiring from military service, Boykin became an ordained minister. He has a passion for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and encouraging Christians to become warriors in God's Kingdom.
Skip Heitzig is the Senior Pastor at Calvary of Albuquerque, which ministers to more than 14,000 people each weekend and was named the fastest growing church in America in 1988 and 1989.
Skip grew up in Southern California. As a teenager, he experimented with drugs and alternative spirituality, even getting arrested twice, before praying to receive Christ in 1973 as a result of watching a Billy Graham Crusade on television.
After studying under Pastor Chuck Smith, Skip moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1981 with his wife Lenya. While there, they started a home Bible study that grew to become Calvary of Albuquerque.
In 2004, Skip became the Senior Pastor at Ocean Hills Community Church in San Juan Capistrano, California. Two years later, he returned to Calvary of Albuquerque to become Senior Pastor again.
Skip?s teaching may be heard nationwide on his radio program, The Connection. He has also written a number of books, including When God Prays, How to Study the Bible and Enjoy It (revised), and Jesus Up Close.
Skip has a B.A. and M.A. from Trinity Seminary, and serves on the board of directors with several organizations, including Samaritan's Purse.
Harvest Christian Fellowship
Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship (one of America's largest churches) in Riverside, California.
His autobiography, Lost Boy, was released in May 2008. The accompanying documentary, Lost Boy: The Next Chapter, has won multiple awards at film festivals around the world.
In addition, Laurie authored the Gold Medallion Award winner The Upside-Down Church and Losers and Winners, Saints and Sinners, and also wrote study notes for two Bibles in the New Living Translation: the New Believer?s Bible and The Seeker's Bible.
Host of the nationally-syndicated radio program A New Beginning, Laurie is also the founder and featured speaker for Harvest Crusades—contemporary, large-scale evangelistic outreaches, which local churches organize, nationally and internationally. Laurie has also appeared on CNN's Larry King Live, ABC's World News Tonight, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC, sharing how the Bible is relevant for people today.
Whether speaking or writing, God has gifted Pastor Laurie with the ability to apply biblical principles to current events in a way that is relevant and easily understood by people of all ages, from all walks of life. The trademark of a Greg Laurie sermon, book, or broadcast is his contemporary, yet straightforward style and format.
He resides in Southern California with his wife, Cathe. They have two sons, Christopher—who went to be with the Lord in 2008—and Jonathan, and two granddaughters, Stella and Lucy.
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