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Senior Pastor, Dream City Church

Luke Barnett

Luke Barnett is a charismatic pastor, husband, father, grandfather, author, international speaker, and visionary. As Senior Pastor of Dream City Church, he has led its expansion from one Phoenix campus to ten multi-state campuses, fulfilling a vision of ten years. From this nucleus of church ministry, Pastor Luke’s leadership has focused on a profound mission to “Find a need and fill it. Find a hurt and heal it.”  Embracing this mission has empowered him to impact societal challenges with spiritual compassion, resulting in incomparable solutions. Pastor Luke and his wife, Angel, reside in Phoenix, Arizona along with their two married daughters, Aubrey and Annalee, and two grandchildren. In ministry together, they dedicate their life’s work to serving God and his people.
President, Dream Institute

Angel Barnett

Global Senior Pastor, Dream City Church

Tommy Barnett

Pastor Tommy Barnett continues to serve as the Global Senior Pastor of Dream City Church and Co-Pastor of The Dream Center. Under his leadership, Dream City Church birthed the Phoenix Dream Center, which is now widely recognized not only for reaching the needy in the greater Phoenix area, but also for being a leader in helping to deliver those trapped in human trafficking. Pastor Barnett is honored to serve on the Board of Directors of Joyce Meyer Ministries and several other prominent international ministries. He is the author of many books, including Multiplication, Hidden Power, Enlarge Your Circle of Love, Reaching Your Dreams, The Power of a Half Hour, Your Great Adventure, and now the newly released book: “What If?” Pastor Barnett has authored more than 50 church growth programs, including The Saturday Soulwinning Society, which has been used all over the world by thousands of churches and leaders to teach their people how to win souls to Christ. Pastor Barnett is the Chancellor of Southeastern University, which named its ministry school the Barnett College of Ministry and Theology. In 1994, Pastor Barnett and his son Matthew also co-founded The Dream Center in Los Angeles, an inner-city church and outreach center that touches the lives of 50,000 people each month.

Pastor Barnett lives in Phoenix, Arizona. He and his wife, Marja, have three grown children and seven grandchildren.

Founder, Turning Point USA

Charlie Kirk

Charlie Kirk is the Founder and President of Turning Point USA, a national student movement dedicated to identifying, organizing, and empowering young people to promote the principles of free markets and limited government.

With representation on over 2,000 high school and college campuses nationwide and over 160 full-time staff, Turning Point USA is the largest and fastest-growing conservative youth activist organization in the country. At just 28-years-old, Charlie has appeared on CNBC, Fox News, and FOX Business News over 600 times, is a columnist at Newsweek and The Hill and was named to the Forbes “30 under 30” list.

Charlie is the host of “The Charlie Kirk Show”—which regularly ranks among the top 15 news shows on Apple podcast charts—where Charlie delivers in-depth analysis of the modern political and cultural landscape, mixing in philosophy and history with his signature campus activism along with interviews of some of the most influential people of our time.

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Co-Founder, LA Dream Center & Senior Pastor, Angelus Temple

Matthew Barnett

Matthew Barnett, Best-Selling Author of The Church That Never Sleeps and The Cause Within You and pastor of one of America’s fastest growing churches, is one of the most dynamic voices God is using in Christianity today.

Matthew Barnett is a Best-Selling Author, Church Growth Pioneer, and former Senior Pastor of Dream City Church in Phoenix, Arizona. Matthew has learned powerful principles of ministry which have gifted him in founding the Dream Center in Los Angeles.

The LA Dream Center houses approximately 600 people who are being rehabilitated for the glory of God. Additionally, over 40,000 people receive food and other services weekly.

He has spoken at some of the largest conventions, conferences, and churches throughout America including Promise Keepers and Hillsong. He has consulted leading business men, celebrities, and athletes. Former President George W. Bush endorsed him with highest regards for his achievements and his church has been recognized several times in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times for its contribution to the community.

Senior Pastor, Free Chapel

Jentezen Franklin

Jentezen Franklin is the senior pastor of Free Chapel, a multi-campus church with a global reach. His messages influence generations through modern day technology and digital media, his televised broadcast, Kingdom Connection, and outreaches that put God’s love and compassion into action. Kingdom Connection television broadcast delivers the life-changing truth of God’s Word to over 200 nations globally, using modern day technology to fulfill the great commission on an unprecedented level. Each broadcast potentially reaches 2.3 billion viewers with the Good News.

Jentezen is also a New York Times bestselling author who speaks at conferences worldwide. He and his wife, Cherise, live in Gainesville, Georgia, and have five children and five grandchildren.

Senior Pastor, Awaken Church

Jurgen Matthesius

Jurgen and Leanne met in Wollongong, Australia where they attended the same church and youth ministry. Jurgen was employed at BHP Steel as an apprentice studying Mechanical Engineering, when he felt the call of God to leave and attend full-time Bible college at Power Ministry School (now known as Hillsong College). They started dating at the end of his first year in Bible College. After graduating, Jurgen moved to New Zealand as part of a Hillsong church plant. After six months of running the youth ministry at South City Christian Life Centre, Jurgen travelled back to Australia to marry his sweetheart Leanne! After their wedding and some tearful goodbyes to family and friends, Jurgen and Leanne traveled back to NZ to resume pastoring the youth at South City Christian Life Centre.During the seven years they were in New Zealand, Jurgen and Leanne had a profound and long lasting impact on the city of Auckland especially amongst its youth. Jurgen had become a popular speaker in colleges and high schools and had grown and developed the youth ministry at South City CLC to make it one of the largest in the nation at that time. They had also welcomed their first two “kiwi” sons Jordan and Ashley. In the summer of 1998 Jurgen and Leanne felt a strong call from God to move back to Australia. They sold their home and packed up their boys and belongings and planted themselves in one of Australia’s most incredible churches, C3 Church Oxford Falls.Under the amazing leadership of Pastors Phil & Chris Pringle they were appointed as youth pastors. In the fall of 2001 they welcomed Tommy, their third son and presumably their third and final child! In the seven years they were part of the team at C3 Oxford Falls Jurgen and Leanne grew the youth ministry to over 750 strong and pioneered the hugely successful Phenomena youth conference that hosted over 3000 delegates from Australia, New Zealand, and around the world. In the fall of 2004, Pastor Phil approached Jurgen and Leanne about starting a church in San Diego, California. Having never even been to San Diego, they both were hesitant about moving, but it didn’t take long before God confirmed the move. In the summer of 2005, Jurgen and Leanne and their three boys packed up all their belongings and moved to San Diego. On August 20th, 2005, Awaken Church had its first service and an attendance of 50 people. In 2008, after many years of wanting a girl to add to the family, Jurgen and Leanne welcomed beautiful baby Zoe into the Matthesius clan.
Senior Pastor, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills

Jack Hibbs

Jack Hibbs is the founder and senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in Southern California. Jack and his wife, Lisa, began Calvary Chapel Chino Hills as a home Bible study fellowship/church plant from Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in 1990.

Today, the church ministers weekly to over 14 thousand people on campus and to millions worldwide through the Real-Life Television and Radio broadcast. Weekly, the Real-Life broadcast can be heard on over 500 stations in the United States, including SiriusXM satellite radio. Additionally, he is heard internationally in South and Central America on Daystar Espanol, plus Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and the Hawaiian Islands.

Jack Hibbs serves on numerous national executive committees and boards including the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., a nationwide faith and public pew. Jack and Lisa, have been married for over 42 years and live in Southern California.

Women's Rights Activist

Riley Gaines

Riley Gaines, a 12 time All-American swimmer with 5 SEC titles was a successful female swimmer at University of Kentucky with ambitions to pursue a dental degree. That post-graduate ambition and her entire life was changed when she was forced to share a locker room and then compete against biological male Lia Thomas at the 2022 NCAA Women’s Swimming Championship.This uneven challenge, not just for Riley but for every woman competing in the pool that day, was made even more traumatic when the NCAA officials insisted on giving Lia Thomas the trophy, despite tying Riley down to the hundredth of a second in the event. Riley can recall wondering why no one was standing up for her or for any women in the room.This moment became her call to action – to defend and protect America’s daughters against the woke left and their gender-denying ideology. Biological men should not take opportunities for success in sports away from women. Biological men should not share locker rooms with women.
A Voice for the Unborn

Seth Gruber

Embracing the battlefront of abortion in his early college years, Seth first built the Students for Life Organization at Westmont College, which continues to this day. He never looked back moving forward with a voice to educate, persuade, motivate, and inspire everyday people to take up their cross against abortion. Seth’s crusade was met early on the battlefield by both Christians and non-Christians threatening to silence his voice. Seth’s zeal and passion to speak the truth on abortion only sprouted into a grand public movement to meet the pro-abortionist eye to eye, face to face with no reservations, and with total peace and winsome spirit.

It also became obvious to Seth, the church needs to be awakened on abortion.

Seth Gruber’s clear, concise, and persuading approach has impacted thousands across the United States, providing the tools for an audience to change the mindset of the pro-abortion population.

Seth’s impact is real, changing the hearts and minds of so many on their position on abortion. Joining the Life Training Institute as a pro-life speaker, Seth is now a nationally renowned voice for life, the founder and president of The White Rose Resistance, which has its origins during Nazi holocaust to end the racism infiltrating the world. Pro-Life Ministries is another recent project that Seth is facilitating at churches across the 50 States and abroad. Giving countless speeches to over half a million people so far, and reaching millions through media, Seth Gruber has launched a powerful movement that is moving forward, impacting today’s generation and preparing a future generation on all platforms across the United States.

Founder and President, WallBuilders

David Barton

David Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage.WallBuilders is a name taken from the Old Testament writings of Nehemiah, who led a grassroots movement to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and restore its strength and honor. In the same way, WallBuilders seeks to energize the grassroots today to become involved in strengthening their communities, states, and nation. David is the author of numerous best-selling books, with the subjects being drawn largely from his massive library of tens of thousands of original writings from the Founding Era. He also addresses well over 400 groups each year. His exhaustive research has rendered him an expert in historical and constitutional issues and he serves as a consultant to state and federal legislators, has participated in several cases at the Supreme Court, was involved in the development of the History/Social Studies standards for states such as Texas and California, and has helped produce history textbooks now used in schools across the nation.A national news organization has described him as “America’s historian,” and Time Magazine called him “a hero to millions – including some powerful politicians.” In fact, Newsmax named him as one of America’s top 100 most influential evangelicals, and Time Magazine named him as one of America’s 25. David has received numerous national and international awards, including Who’s Who in Education, DAR’s Medal of Honor, and the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. His work in media has merited several Angel Awards, Telly Awards, and the Dove Foundation Seal of Approval. David and his wife Cheryl reside in Aledo, Texas, they have three grown, married children (Damaris, Timothy, and Stephen), and three grandchildren.
Preacher, Author & Activist

John Amanchukwu

Pastor John K. Amanchukwu Sr. is an influential preacher, author, and activist who spreads God’s truth zealously and without fear. John graduated from North Carolina State University where he played football under Coach Chuck Amato. From the battles on the football field to the current-day culture wars, John is a fearless defender of biblical justice.

With his master’s degree in Christian Ministry from Liberty University, as well as being an experienced leader in Youth and Young Adult ministry for many years, John is a strong advocate for the unborn. His heart breaks for the impact of abortion in America; he is especially concerned about abortion in the Black community.

John is the Amazon best-selling author of “Eraced: Uncovering the Lies of Critical Race Theory and Abortion” published by Salem Books. This book has inspired a movement among parents and educators across the country to fight back against CRT, intersectionality, queer theory, gender theory, and other godless doctrines in public schools. As a strong proponent of school choice, John speaks to school boards across the country with a convicting message that calls for schools to focus on education, rather than indoctrination. A video of John’s speech to the Wake County School Board went viral and garnered national attention with 5 million+ views.

Senior Pastor, Godspeak Calvary Chapel

Rob McCoy

American lobbyist and former Republican Party politician

Bob McEwen

Senior Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church

Jack Graham

Author & Speaker

Eric Metaxas

Lead Pastor, Kings’ Church

David Engelhardt

David Engelhardt is the founding attorney of Engelhardt Law in New York and lead pastor at the Manhattan congregation Kings’ Church.David’s legal focus is on working with individuals, businesses, and nonprofits in the areas of business litigation and transactions. He has handled complex civil litigation and argued and won before New York’s First Judicial Department Appellate Division on a case with more than $30 million in controversy. David has consulted on best business practices for both domestic and international transactions throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. David has been quoted in publications such as ForbesBusiness News Daily, and Inc. Magazine.As an entrepreneur, David launched Cohesive Design—a branding and graphic design company, which has served businesses in the formation of brand identity and communication. In the non-profit sector, David has worked with NGOs and churches in a number of different roles since 1998. In the community, David has acted as a pro-bono representative of the Bowery Mission and coached the 2017-18 Mock Trial Team at The Kings College. David joined the TPUSA board of directors in 2020 and resides in New York with his wife and three children.
American Minute

Bill Federer

William Federer is a nationally known public speaker, a best-selling author and the president of Amerisearch, Inc., a publishing company dedicated to researching America’s noble heritage. His American Minute radio feature is broadcast daily across America and on the Internet. His Faith in History television series airs on the TCT Network and via DirectTV. A former U.S. Congressional Candidate, Bill has appeared on numerous major media outlets and has been quoted in many national publications. His first book, America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations, has sold more than a half million copies.
CEO, Turning Point Academy

Dr. Hutz Hertzburg

Dr. Hutz Hertzberg has served as the Chief Education Officer for Turning Point Academy since July 2022. Hutz gives leadership to all of the Academy’s initiatives and staff. Prior to his current role, Hutz served at Christian Heritage Academy (PreK-12 college preparatory school) in Northfield, Illinois, appointed as President July 2017. During his tenure, Christian Heritage Academy was ranked each year as the number one Best Christian High School in Illinois by niche.com. Hutz’s organizational leadership experience includes serving as President of Christian Union, Director of the Orchard Network, and Executive Pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago. Hutz has also served for two decades in higher education administrative and faculty positions, including at Trinity International University, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Wheaton College, Judson University and the College of DuPage. For 20 years Hutz served as a Chaplain in the United States Naval Reserve serving mostly with the United States Marine Corps and he continues to give leadership to the Protestant Chaplaincy at Chicago O’Hare and Midway Airports. Hutz is a licensed and ordained minister with academic degrees from Wheaton (IL) College (BA, MA), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MAR, DMin, PhD)
Founder, Patriot Academy

Rick Green

Victor Marx

Enduring a childhood marked by physical and sexual abuse, Victor Marx has overcome a lifetime of obstacles to realize success as a husband, father, founder, humanitarian, filmmaker, author and martial arts master.
President, Overcomers Inc.

Shane Winnings

Shane Winnings is a military veteran, a former law enforcement officer, and a Spirit-filled evangelist. He serves as the president of Overcomers Inc., hosts the top-ranked Pursuing Jesus podcast, and reaches millions through his YouTube channel every week.

Raleigh Washington

Kevin McGary

Let Us Worship

Sean Feucht

evangelical minister, televangelist and political candidate

Mark Burns