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Brandon Myers
Brandon Myers

In the Lord’s providential kindness, Brandon first heard the gospel of Jesus Christ from his mother and father, extended family, and many other brothers and sisters in his parent’s local church. When he was a boy, the Lord convicted Brandon of his sin and led him to repent and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone for forgiveness and salvation. He was baptized a few years later within the church he grew up.

Brandon is blessed to be married to Kaiti, his wonderful wife, and God has granted them two daughters and three sons. He is the Senior Pastor of Christ The King Reformed Baptist Church in Niles, Illinois. A few of Brandon’s favorite verses are Romans 5:6-11 and 1 Peter 3:18.

Dr. Scott Lively
Dr. Scott Lively

Dr. Scott Lively has advocated and modeled the Biblical worldview as a writer, speaker, attorney, pastor, human rights consultant, and missionary for more than 30 years on five continents. Born and raised in Massachusetts, he is a husband, father and a pro-life, pro-marriage and pro-family activist. He co-authored The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party with Kevin Abrams

You can follow him HERE on Facebook and/or HERE on Rumble.

Kathy Athearn
Kathy Athearn

Kathy Athearn is a correspondence writer at Family Research Council. She is passionate about applying a biblical worldview to the public sphere. She and her husband live in West Michigan with their three children.

Gabriel Syme
Gabriel Syme

Gabriel Syme is a Christian husband, father and outspoken street preacher from the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has a passion for evangelism and helping others go out and do the work of reaching the lost. He is also a huge fan of GK Chesterton.

David Lovi
David Lovi

David Lovi is the Pastor of Faith Fellowship Church in Oak Brook. A graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, David served for 15 years as the Secretary of the Board of the MLJTrust, which preserves the sermons of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. He is the co-producer of the film “Logic On Fire: The Life and Legacy of Martyn Lloyd-Jones,” and the Chicago Representative for The Christian Jew Foundation (CJF). David is pursuing his doctorate at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is passionate about preaching The Gospel. His wife and children to play at the park and travel together.

 

 

Mark Elfstrand, Cultural Affairs Writer
Mark Elfstrand, Cultural Affairs Writer

Mark Elfstrand is a Christian husband, father and grandfather. A 40-year radio veteran, Mark has been a drive time air personality in Sacramento, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and Chicago, including WMBI and WYLL. He has also served in various ministry leadership positions. His current endeavors can be found at elfstrandgroup.com.

Steve Goreham, MS/EE, MBA
Steve Goreham, MS/EE, MBA

Steve Goreham is an informative and engaging speaker, delivering compelling and provocative programs to businesses, universities, and diverse organizations. Steve is an independent scholar, researcher, and futurist in the fields of energy and environmental policy, as well as a former engineer and business executive with 30 years of experience at Fortune 100 and private companies. He’s Executive Director of the Climate Science Coalition of America and a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.

Steve is author of three books on energy and climate change with over 100,000 copies in print, including Outside the Green Box: Rethinking Sustainable Development.” He’s a freelance columnist and frequent guest on radio and TV, including Dennis Miller, Sean Hannity, and Fox Business Channel. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS/MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

Steve presents a fresh viewpoint on environmental, economic, energy, climate, and public policy topics in a down-to-earth style that all can understand, and with stories and humor that all will enjoy. Ask him to customize a program for the needs of your organization. Download Steve’s two-page bio here.

Mae Arthur
Mae Arthur

Mae is a freelance writer and editor, as well as a former staff member at a Washington, D.C. conservative policy group. An Illinois native, she now lives in south-central Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

Thomas Hampson
Thomas Hampson

Thomas Hampson and his wife live in the suburbs of Chicago, have been married for 48 years, and have three grown children. Mr. Hampson is an Air Force veteran where he served as an Intelligence analyst in Western Europe. He also served as an Chief Investigator for the Illinois Legislative Investigating Commission and served on the Chicago Crime Commission as a board member. His work as an investigator prompted him to establish the Truth Alliance Foundation (TAF) and to dedicate the rest of his life to the protection of children. He hopes that the TAF will expand to facilitate the protection of children all over the United States and around the world.

Alyssa Josephs
Alyssa Josephs

Alyssa Josephs is a dedicated writer and co-host for the podcast Self Evident. She is currently a Junior at Moody Bible Institute and is working toward her Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Studies. Alyssa is involved in ministry at her local church and plans to further her education for the purpose of biblical counseling.

Kenna Rose
Kenna Rose

Kenna Rose is a Christian and a biblically conservative speaker and writer. She sincerely cares about worldview issues and wants to discuss them from a biblical perspective. Kenna Rose co-hosts the podcast Self-Evident in order to speak truths that were once self evident and do so in love. She also writes articles and produces videos for Illinois Family Institute.

Kenna Rose is a homeschool graduate who loves the magic reading and writing can produce. She’s under the opinion that storytelling is a powerful force and to that end runs goodcleanreads.com to help Christians be discerning in what they read. She is an avid student of the Bible, and in her spare time she enjoys playing the piano, making videos with friends, running, and crafting.

Ecce Verum
Ecce Verum

Ecce Verum is passionate about the gospel of Jesus Christ and how God’s redemptive work relates to every aspect of life. His earnest desire is to steward well the resources and abilities that God has given him, in whatever situation God may have him. Currently, Ecce is pursuing a B.A. in classical liberal arts at New Saint Andrews College, with the intention to enter law school after graduation and fight for the truth in the legal and political fields. However, he does enjoy aptly written words regardless of the topic, and has contributed to blogs on apologetics and debate in addition to writing on academic literary research. A former national semi-finalist and finalist in speech and debate, he now coaches students in value debate and competitive speaking.

Wendy Wilson
Wendy Wilson

Wendy Wilson is a teacher and writer in Nashville, Tennessee. She grew up in Michigan and graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish. She earned a master’s degree in intercultural studies at Union University in Tennessee.

A favorite quote of Wendy’s:

“I think modern life, including life in the Church, suffers from a phony unwillingness to offend that poses as prudence and good manners, but too often turns out to be cowardice. Human beings owe each other respect and appropriate courtesy. But we also owe each other the truth — which means candor.” ~ Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia

Jonathan Alban
Jonathan Alban

Jonathan and his two siblings grew up in the Chicago suburbs, and were homeschooled through high school. Jonathan then attended the Cleveland Institute of Music for two years, pursuing a B.M. in Timpani and Percussion Performance. He is now at New Saint Andrew’s college pursuing a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture.

Francis Perce
Francis Perce

Francis Perce is a student at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho who plans to pursue a Juris Doctorate. In addition to HAM radio transmitting, he enjoys many outdoor activities, including  hunting, fishing, shooting, and hiking. He is particularly passionate about public speaking and have participated in the NCFCA Christian Speech & Debate League throughout high school.

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