Uniting our Voices around Shared Values:
Turning Voices into Votes
Speaker Biographies continued... (page 2)Bishop Harry Jackson* is a fervent opponent of special rights for homosexuals and an equally fervent supporter of President George W. Bush, founded the High Impact Leadership Coalition to promote his “Black Contract With America on Moral Values,” a six-point platform calling for a prohibition of same-sex marriage, school vouchers, and private Social Security investment accounts, among other things. During the 2004 election, Jackson played a prominent media role in efforts to encourage African-Americans to vote for President George W. Bush.
Cindy Jacobs is president and cofounder, with her husband, Mike, of Generals of Intercession, a missionary organization dedicated to training in the areas of prayer and spiritual warfare. She is also coordinator of the U.S. Spiritual Warfare Network. She has two doctorates, a Doctor of Divinity from Christian International in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, and the other from the Asian Theological Association for her work with unreached people groups. Cindy and Mike have two grown children and live in Colorado.
Phillip Jauregui, J.D. Esq., is the President of the Judicial Action Group, a former member of the Council for National Policy, a past board member for the crisis pregnancy center Sav-A-Life, Prison Fellowship, and Wealth Counsel, the largest national organization of estate and trust planning attorneys. He also serves as a trustee of Church of the Highlands. In 2006 he was appointed to the Honor Corps of the Alliance Defense Fund. Mr. Jauregui is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, as well as all Alabama state and local courts. He has worked with and continues to work with attorneys in over 45 states. Mr. Jauregui has served as a guest host for talk radio shows, has appeared on Fox News Hannity & Colmes, CNN's Paula Zahn Show, CNBC's Capitol Report, ABC's Good Morning America, and other news programs. His legal work has been featured in various publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and others.
Timothy Johnson, Ph.D., is the Founder and Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation. Timothy made history on June 13, 2009, when he was elected Vice Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, becoming the first African-American to hold the position since the party’s inception March 27, 1867. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Johnson graduated from Benedictine High School and was a member of two state championship football teams. It was there he got the bug to get involved with politics. In preparation, Timothy earned the Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank, the Eagle Scout Award, at the age of 14. He has continued to be a servant leader throughout his adult life. The Frederick Douglass Foundation is a public policy and educational organization, which brings the sanctity of free market and limited government ideas to bear on the hardest problems facing our nation. It is a collection of pro-active individuals committed to developing innovative and new approaches to today's problems, with the assistance of elected officials, scholars from universities and colleges, and community activists. He completed 21 years of military service with the United States Army, serving as enlisted soldier and commissioned officer. His military honors include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, and Soldier of the Month. Twice elected Chairman of the Buncombe County, NC, Republican Party, Dr. Johnson was a delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention, and a panelist at the 2008 Black Republican Forum in New York. He is an adjunct professor at Shaw University.
Gabriel Joseph III is the President and CEO of ccAdvertising. Under the leadership of Mr. Joseph, ccAdvertising has developed and employs proprietary, innovative Artificial Intelligence Call (AIC) and Smart Phone-based processes to identify voters and consumers, as well as obtain the most valuable commodity in the current economic environment - the “opt-in.” In 2009 and 2010 alone, ccAdvertising’s technology and databases identified over 4 million donor commitments from unique contributors. The company’s efforts include AIC surveys, Mobile Phone Channel (MPC) identification, Email to Text (ETT) messaging, and Voter Identification and Get-Out-The-Vote campaigns for thousands of candidates for office at the local, state, and national levels, including presidential, congressional, state legislative, and mayoral candidates. ccAdvertising also provides commercial market research and customer identification services for a diverse clientele, including Fortune 500 companies, national media companies and professional sports teams. Mr. Joseph has developed, introduced, manufactured, marketed, and applied new and innovative products in the financial, information technology, telecommunications, heavy equipment, mechanical engineering and food processing industries.
Rev. Rick Joyner is the founder of MorningStar Publications and Ministries, which is comprised of many ministry programs and publications. MorningStar Minitries in an international outreach of ministries and churches. Joyner is also the founder of The Oak Initiative, a grassroots movement to unite, mobilize, equip, and activate Christians to be the salt and light they are called to be by engaging in the great issues of our time from a sound biblical worldview. Started by more than 300 Christian leaders from across the spectrum of the body of Christ, within months of its founding, The Oak Initiative had a presence in all 50 states and more than 78 nations, with Oak Gatherings and Oak Chapters springing up rapidly which is a outreach to pastors to equip and empower them to be politically active.
Ken Klukowski, J.D. Esq., serves as Director of the Center for Religious Liberty at the Family Research Council. Klukowski is a contributor to many media outlets, including Fox Forum at FOXNews.com, BigGovernment.com and Townhall.com, and is a fellow and senior legal analyst with the American Civil Rights Union. Klukowski recently co-authored The Blueprint: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build an Imperial Presidency with FRC's Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment, Ken Blackwell. Klukowski has also been published in several law journals, including the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, the George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal, the New Mexico Law Review, and the Yale Law & Policy Review. He holds an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Notre Dame, studied history and political science at Arizona State University, and earned his law degree from George Mason University.
Matthew H. Krause, J.D. Esq., is Litigation Counsel for Liberty Counsel. Matthew focuses his practice on appellate practice, free speech, traditional family values, pro-life, and religious liberty constitutional law. He has worked with Liberty Counsel in various capacities since May 2005. Since beginning his work with Liberty Counsel, Matthew has conducted many radio and television interviews and testified before the United States Commission on Civil Rights, as well as having appeared in state and federal courts. Matthew was part of the inaugural class that entered Liberty University School of Law in 2004. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Law School in May of 2007, where he served as a Managing Editor on Law Review. Matthew also participated in Moot Court, where he was selected to represent the school at the ABA National Competition. He also served as the President and Vice President of the Student Bar Association while in law school. Matthew currently serves on the Board of Trustees of San Diego Christian College, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in May of 2003, with a B.A. in History and Social Sciences. While in college, Matthew served as President of the Student Body, served as a Resident Assistant for two years, and was a four-year starter on the Men’s Basketball Team, where he was recognized as a NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete. His athletic efforts earned him a mention in ESPN the Magazine, and the college named an award after him. Every year, the Matt Krause Award is given to one student athlete who has exhibited athletic, academic, and spiritual leadership on campus. Matthew has a passion for politics and the law and hopes to use these passions to help America return to its moral and spiritual foundations. Matthew began that process in 2010 by running for the state legislature in his home district in Texas. Although he lost in the Republican Primary, he made a good showing and is looking forward to the next campaign.
Dr. Richard Land has served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission since 1988. During his tenure as representative for the largest Protestant denomination in the country, Dr. Land has represented Southern Baptist and other evangelicals’ concerns in the halls of Congress, before U.S. Presidents, and in the media. In 2005 Dr. Land was featured in Time Magazine as one of The Twenty-five Most Influential Evangelicals in America. As host of three nationally syndicated radio programs, Dr. Land speaks passionately and authoritatively on the social, ethical, and public policy issues facing our country. He is heard by listeners each week on over 600 radio stations across the country and throughout the world (via webcast).
Rena Lindevaldsen is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Law, and Associate Director of Liberty Center for Law and Policy at Liberty University School of Law. She is the author of “Only One Mommy: A Woman’s Battle for Her Life, Her Daughter, and Her Freedom: The Lisa Miller Story,” which offers a first-hand account of how people are lured into believing they are born “gay” and cannot change. As a result of that belief, they make life choices that have devastating consequences for our children, families, and freedoms. Rena has written this book based on her first-hand experience as Lisa Miller’s attorney, as well as on her defense of traditional marriage and family in courts throughout the nation. She offers truth to those struggling with homosexuality, encourages churches to minister to those caught in the lifestyle, and stirs freedom-loving Americans to get involved in the culture war that is raging all around them. Previously, she served as Senior Litigation Counsel to Liberty Counsel, where she was actively involved in efforts throughout the country to preserve traditional marriage through litigation, legislation, and constitutional amendments.
Ron Luce is the president and founder of Teen Mania Ministries, a Christian youth organization that reaches millions of young people worldwide. Ron passionately declares the truth of the Gospel without compromise, as he challenges teenagers to take a stand for Christ in their schools, communities, and throughout the world. He ran away from home at the age of 15 and became involved in drug and alcohol abuse before finding Jesus at the age of 16. The life-transforming impact of Christ inspired Ron to dedicate his life to reaching young people. After receiving both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in counseling and psychology, Ron and his wife, Katie, started Teen Mania in 1986, with nothing more than a hatchback car and a dream to raise up an army of young people who would change the world. He has been serving as an advisory member for the Commission on Drug Free Communities since he was appointed by President Bush in 2002. Ron is a sought-after speaker, who has traveled to more than 50 countries and has made numerous media appearances.
Guillermo Maldonado* is a man called to establish the Kingdom of God at the local and international level. He is the founder of King Jesus International Ministry; the largest Hispanic church in the United States, recognized for its fast growth and powerful manifestations of the Holy Spirit. Dr. Maldonado, having earned his MA in Practical Theology from Oral Roberts University and a Doctorate in Divinity, stands firm and focused on the vision God gave him, which is to evangelize, affirm, disciple, and send. His purpose is to encourage leaders to become true spiritual fathers capable of leaving a legacy of blessings to future generations.The mission the Lord gave him embraces the United States, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and Europe. He is the spiritual father to many leaders and apostles of local and international churches through The New Wine Apostolic Network.
Yuri Mantilla is the International Government Affairs Director for Focus on the Family. His work focuses on communicating the organization’s pro-life and pro-family perspectives to government, church, and business leaders in foreign nations and the Hispanic community in the United States. Before joining Focus on the Family, Mantilla worked at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., as Counsel for International Human Rights and Hispanic Affairs. Mantilla specializes in international human rights law. Currently, he is researching and writing on issues related to the law, bioethics and culture issues which affect the international community. His international experience and law background make him uniquely equipped to deal with a range of issues. As a missionary and professor with the International Institute for Christian Studies (IICS), he taught international law in China. In Latin America, he frequently gives television and radio interviews and speaks to government, church, and political leaders. Mantilla has been a guest on CNN International, Telemundo, Univision, and the BBC of London. On these network programs, he presented the Christian perspective on issues such as abortion, homosexuality, and human cloning. He was also host of a weekly radio talk show, “Hispanic Family”, a program that dealt with public policy issues from a pro-life and pro-family perspective.
Herman Martir is the Senior Pastor of the Nations Worship Center in Fort Worth, TX, as well as the Director of HELP International and the Global Transformation Resource Group and the President of Emerging Leaders International. He is passionate about helping others draw nearer to God and also takes an active role in seeking and encouraging right leadership for the United States.
Ryan Messmore D.Phil. is a fellow in religion and a free society at The Heritage Foundation. His research and writing examines how religious commitments are brought to bear on political life to improve public discourse and strengthen civil society. Messmore’s commentary and analysis have appeared in major newspapers such as The Washington Times and The Raleigh News and Observer, online venues such as Crosswalk.com and FOXNews.com, and in national magazines such as First Things, Comment, and WORLD. He served as lead writer of a six-part, DVD-based curriculum designed for small groups, “Seek Social Justice: Transforming Lives in Need.” Before joining Heritage in 2006, Messmore was founding director of Trinity Forum Academy in Royal Oak, Md. The program, which he designed and had overseen since 2001, offers recent college graduates a nine-month residential program of advanced course work in theology and cultural engagement. Messmore received his bachelor’s degree in public policy and religion from Duke University. He holds master’s degrees in theology and Christian ethics from Duke Divinity School and Cambridge University. He received his doctorate in political theology in 2011 from Oxford University.
Congressman John L. Mica was first elected to the United States Congress on November 3, 1992, to represent the 7th Congressional District of Florida. He is currently serving his tenth term. For the 112th Congress, Mica was elected by his peers in the House of Representatives to serve as the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, one of the largest Congressional panels in Congress. Mica is also a senior Member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and former Chairman of two of its Subcommittees. In Mica's first term in Congress, his freshman Republican colleagues honored him with their Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award for new Members of Congress. Prior to his election to Congress, Mica established several successful business ventures including real estate, communications, international trade consulting and governmental affairs firms. The Congressman worked his way through and graduated from the University of Florida (1967) and Miami-Dade College (1965). Mica has also been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Bethune-Cookman University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Flagler College and Stetson University and an honorary degree from Daytona Beach Community College. Rep. John Mica and his wife were married in 1972 and have resided in Central Florida since they were married. They have two adult children, D'Anne and Clark.Rev. Dean Nelson* joined Care Net in 2010 as Vice President of Underserved Outreach. In this position, he leads Care Net’s nationwide efforts to equip and train urban leaders and churches in the development of pregnancy centers in underserved communities. He is an executive leader with over twenty years of experience in ministry and over ten years in political activism on local, state. and national levels. Dean has previously served as the executive director for the Network of Politically Active Christians (NPAC) and as vice chairman for the Frederick Douglass Foundation (FDF). Under his leadership, both organizations informed thousands of faith leaders about relevant political developments and trained hundreds in Biblical worldview and public policy. In addition, he recruited and equipped pro-life Christian minorities to run for office on the local, state, and national levels. He has coordinated initiatives in multiple states to build coalitions between black and white Christians for the pro-life cause. He is the author of 21st Century Youth and numerous columns and articles. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Providence Foundation, the Virginia Christian Alliance, and the Frederick Douglass Foundation. Rev. Nelson is a licensed minister from Salem Baptist Church and an ordained pastor with Wellington Boone Ministries.
Benjamin Netanyahu** is the Prime Minister of Israel. His social activism and books had a decisive influence in shaping American policy on international terrorism. Netanyahu has served as deputy chief of mission at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC., Israel's ambassador to the UN, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance in Israel. Additionally, he served as a business consultant to Israeli high-tech companies and was a popular speaker on the global lecture circuit. He participated in the first strategic cooperation program between Israel and the US. As Prime Minister he implemented policy that combined fighting terror with advancement of the peace process. He led the liberalization of foreign currency regulations, accelerated privatization of government-owned companies and reduced budget deficit. He initiated policies that encouraged growth by reducing the public sector and strengthening the private sector, which put an end to economic decline, lowered unemployment and spurred growth. Mr. Netanyahu has written a number of books that appeared in Hebrew and English, with some also translated into Russian, French, Arabic, Japanese and other languages.
Marc Nuttle* is an attorney, based in Norman, Oklahoma, who represents corporations, business projects and political entities nationally and internationally. He is managing partner of Oklahoma Sovereign Development, LLC (OSD), an Oklahoma based industrial development company. OSD has members and advisors internationally from Great Britain, China, Eastern Europe and, in the United States, from Philadelphia, Dallas, Washington, DC, and Oklahoma City. OSD specializes in research, investment, development and operations of international trade, manufacturing and distribution opportunities. He is also the author of the recently published book Moment of Truth: How Our Government’s Addiction to Spending & Power Will Destroy Everything That Makes America Great.
Selena Owens and the “Powerful, Beautiful, Fearless: The Conservative Woman Tour” prevails in celebrating the conservative woman and her relevance to every generation since the beginning of time. Her voice reflects a depth of creation coming forth in ways in which her Creator, God, designed. “Powerful, Beautiful, Fearless: The Conservative Woman Tour” consists of conservative women who are actively making an impact in their country through books, speaking, and taking up causes that are changing the landscape of business, politics, and the general discussion.
Dan Pennell serves as a Technology Consultant to the Freedom Federation, Military Culture Coalition, and is also a member of various coalition leadership counsels and coalitions based out of Washington D.C. His company, WMtek, works with some of the largest missions organizations in the world including Wycliffe, The Navigators, Word of Life and many others. He has 15 years of experience in Consulting, Marketing, Technology and Public Speaking. He is currently the CEO of WMtek Corp, spending the majority of his time consulting with Christian non-profit ministries. Dan serves, on a lay capacity, as the Director of Christian Education at the Alliance Church of Ft. Pierce where he and his wife have been members for the past 20 years. Dan also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board and as the Director of Remote Island Ministries, a short-term missions effort that has grown out of the church ministry.
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