Carl Keyes is an internationally recognized humanitarian who has orchestrated some of the most significant emergency relief efforts in the history of the United States. His first response efforts in Hurricane Katrina and the September 11th crises were recognized formally by the United States Senate as his efforts were inserted into the Congressional Record of the United States.
Keyes is the Founder and Managing Director of AID for the World and has expanded his relief efforts to include people who live perpetual crisis everyday due to a lack of basic life necessities. He has spent 23 years of serving people both in the US and in 31 different countries as well as nine years of living in Bushwick, Brooklyn serving the downtrodden and then eleven years as Pastor of Glad Tidings in Manhattan, the oldest Pentecostal church in NYC.
Currently, the revitalization of US Cities is at the forefront of his mission as he is bringing sustainable economic and ecological development to areas of the country hardest hit by the floundering economy. From retooling factories to developing marketing plans, He and his Team form collaborative creative meetings to building a better mouse trap, with his concept of “Three Minds.” Keyes and his dreams of resurrecting the poorest of our Nation are becoming a reality as he travels with a Bible in one hand and a dream in the other.
Carl and Donna Keyes have been married 30 years and have two sons Matthew and Ryan.
Dr. Skip Moen is an author, speaker, mentor and entrepreneur. He has five degrees including a PhD from Oxford University in England. He has more than twenty-five years of business experience, most recently as President of Wherever.Net. In addition to many entrepreneurial developments, Skip provides consulting that helps organizations align their leadership and operations with Biblical principles. His articles on business practices, ethics and personal commitment have appeared in many periodicals. He is also the Dean of the Department of Biblical Leadership at Master's Divinity School.
Skip is the author of Words to Lead By, a study of Jesus' leadership. He is the creator of At God's Table which is highlighted on the New Canaan Society’s home page. His goal is to bring you into a deeper understanding of the words of Scripture from the original languages and to show you how those words apply to everyday life. At God's Table is filled with personal passion, struggles, concerns and joy that will connect believers to the living God. Skip lives in the Orlando area.
Kevin Palau is President of the Luis Palau Association, a Portland, Oregon-based ministry that has shared the Good News of Jesus Christ with 1 billion people around the world through Kevin’s father, evangelist Luis Palau.
Kevin joined the Palau Association in 1985 and began directing the day-to-day operation of the ministry in the late 1990s. Under his leadership, LPA has produced some of the largest Christian events ever staged, including festivals that have drawn crowds from south Florida to South America of up to 1 million people. Using a festival model for mass evangelism, these events are free, family-friendly celebrations that bring together well-known Christian and mainstream music artists, prominent Christian athletes, extreme sports exhibitions, interactive children’s areas, and much more.
In 2008, he pioneered the Festival 2.0 Model that joins a major Season of Service with the festival event. Preceding the festival, and designed for long-term sustainability well after the festival, the Season of Service is a massive, area-wide outreach showing the love of Christ through community service projects. These projects meet the city’s greatest needs, which are determined by local church and ministry leaders along with city officials.
In 2006, Kevin and the Palau team established the Livin It® Alliance, a strategic partnership connecting Christian action sports ministries including skate, BMX, FMX, surfing, and snowboarding. The Alliance brings ministries alongside each other for more effective evangelism. Various outreach tools, including Livin It, a fast-paced action sports DVD co-produced and directed by actor Stephen Baldwin, are created for connecting with an otherwise hard-to-reach segment of youth.
“We’ve seen an incredible response to our skate parks and demo teams at our festivals. The Livin It® Alliance serves a strong need among youth pastors and churches working hard to impact young people who are fans and participants in core action sports.”
In 1997, Kevin developed the Next Generation Alliance®, LPA’s partnership to encourage and equip a new generation of evangelists. The experience and resources of decades of evangelism are shared with those taking the Gospel to the world in the 21st century. Still, world evangelist Luis Palau remains the leader and driving force of the ministry.
“As long as Dad is able to proclaim the Gospel – and he shows no signs of slowing down –
I’ll encourage the team to take full advantage of his spiritual gifts and steadfast commitment to evangelism. We must do everything we can as a team to share the Good News with a world that is searching for hope.”
Kevin Palau holds a degree in religious studies from Wheaton College. He lives in Beaverton, Oregon, near LPA’s international headquarters with his wife Michelle and their three children.
John Seel is the president of nCore Media, which provides extreme-computing solutions to the entertainment industry particularly in computer-generated images and visual effects. The company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia with offices in Boston, Massachusetts and is a subsidiary of TeraScale SuperComputing, Inc.
Dr. Seel a cultural renewal entrepreneur. He works with people and projects that foster human flourishing and the common good. He is active in the entertainment industry serving as an executive producer on various film projects. Seel is a Senior Advisor to the Wedgwood Circle, an angel investment firm investing in art and entertainment. He also serves as a Senior Fellow for Cardus, a Canadian think tank, where he conducts research on educational reform. He is also a Senior Fellow at The Clapham Institute, a consulting firm aligning people and organizations with an accurate assessment of human nature.
He grew up in South Korea, the son of medical missionaries. He earned his B.A. from Austin College with majors in Philosophy, History, and Business Administration. He has a M.Div. degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Maryland (College Park).
Dr. Seel began his career as the Vice President for Client Services for The Naisbitt Group, where he worked closely with technology firms. He was a co-founder and Administrative Director for the Williamsburg Charter Foundation, a national reaffirmation of the First Amendment for the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution as well as The Trinity Forum, a leadership academy contributing to the transformation and renewal of society through the transformation and renewal of leaders. He has served as a Senior Fellow and Research Assistant Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia as well as headmaster at The Cambridge School of Dallas.
Dr. Seel has written numerous articles and is the author of three books.
John is an avid alpine mountaineer, rower, and sailor. He has climbed the highest peaks in the Alps and the Cascades as well as coached high school oarsmen to a gold medal finish at the USRowing Junior National Championships.
John and his wife, Kathryn, have three grown children and live in Cohasset, Massachusetts.
What does best selling author John Maxwell, have in common with CEO’s of multi billion dollar corporations such as China Petro’s John Porter and heavy metal rock stars like Brian Welch of Korn or GA State Senator Michael Crotts? They all testify to the lasting impact of their encounter with Lance Wallnau as a teacher, consultant or executive coach.
Lance Wallnau is a recognized leader in the field of personal and organizational transformation. He directs the Lancelearning Group, a company dedicated to helping believers impact secular spheres by fully actualizing their gifts talents and skills within the sphere of their professional life.
Lance, blends his background as an Executive and Entrepreneur with experience as a former Pastor to coach believers in how they expand the kingdom by unleashing their capacity to solve world problems. Lances background is in the energy and Oil Industry where he was hired to help lead companies through the period of oil embargos and long gas lines of the late 70’s. His training in a field he calls “applied innovation” exploded growth opportunities for his company as it grew to become the second largest retail oil company in the US. Lance later shared how God revealed to him the way Christians can access realms of innovation and leadership through the anointing that can transform organizational culture and convert problems the most daunting global challenge into opportunities.
Lance became convinced that followers of Jesus are the real solution to broken families, economies and nations. Learning from and consulting with international teams involved on the front lines of transformation Lance has worked to create solutions to problems that touch every realm of society, repeatedly seeing how innovative and spiritually qualified leaders working together can heal what is out of alignment in their city or nation
With the goal of touching 100 nations and raising up 10,000 trained associates, Lances company, The Lance Learning Group, is one of the leading catalysts in Identifying, studying, empowering and networking these leaders around the world to make a massive difference in the nations.
There are 7 areas of focus for Lance Learning: Family, Religion, Education, Business, Government, Media and Arts. Lance teaches that these spheres shape the culture of nations. He refers to these spheres as mountains, and has made the 7 Mountain or ‘7M’ message his trademark teaching as many people attest to his unique catalytic grasp of this subject. The anointing and authority with which he imparts the message penetrate all who hear with truth, conviction and a passion to find their role in bringing the Kingdom to the culture.
Lance and his team provide both corporate training programs and personalized one-on-one assistance to help you find the resources and connections you need to bring your calling and career into clarity so that you can TAKE YOUR MOUNTAIN. These resources include executive coaching, leadership retreats and consulting for organizations, ministries and companies, advanced assessment tools, audio and video teaching series, live on-line training opportunities, as well as workshops and seminars customized to meet your needs.
In addition, Lance has developed curriculum for Mega Church home group application, Colleges and Universities, teaching annually as an adjunct professor to the Graduate School at Southwest Christian University.
Lance and Annabelle live in Dallas/Fort-Worth Texas along with their 3 children, Lance Jr,, Carl Alex and Joy Chrysta.
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ALAN D. WRIGHT
Four time author, Alan Wright, serves as Sr. Pastor of Reynolda Church (EPC) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he lives with his wife of 23 years, Anne, and their two children, Bennett and Abigail. Alan also serves as President of Sharing the Light Ministries which announces a liberating, gospel message of healing and hope via a national, daily radio broadcast and a popular conference ministry. When not preaching or writing, Alan loves playing with his kids, taking long walks with his wife on the beach, or taking long walks with almost anybody on the golf course.