Keynotes 2022


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Wednesday, 8:00 pm

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Michael Gantt                               
Pastor, Speaker, Missionary, Author
“Sharpening the Iron of the Church”

www.mkgantt.com  
Director, Kenya Development Fund


Michael  started out as a gospel singer in his teens, began preaching at 14, and in the course of the past 50 years he and his wife, Barbara, have raised up a large, vibrant family of musicians, singers, and preachers. He preached from the same pulpit for almost 38 years before turning over the leadership of the church to his oldest son.

Though Michael remains active in the local church, assisting his son wherever needed, he also maintains an active missionary ministry in East Africa as he has for over three decades, doing leadership training, church planting, and an exciting ministry to the Deaf through the Immanuel Christian School for the Deaf.

Michael is the author of five books and an active blogger on a variety of issues. His heartbeat is driven by the twin themes of guarding the integrity and authority of the Bible and the restoration of the home as the Center of the Kingdom.

It wasn’t the messenger the council feared, it was the message; it was the Name. The


Thursday 8:30 am

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Thursday, 7:45 pm

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Friday, 8:30 am

Ministering to Our Readers


Liz Curtis Higgs

Author, Speaker
www.lizcurtishiggs.com

 

Liz is the author of 37 books, with 4.6 million copies in print. She has spoken at more than 1,800 conferences in all 50 states of the U.S. and 15 foreign countries, including South Africa, Indonesia, Germany, Ecuador, and Japan. Her messages are biblical, encouraging, down-to-earth, and profoundly funny, helping both sisters and seekers embrace the truth of God’s amazing, unchanging grace. Liz’s dedication to platform ministry has not gone unnoticed. In 1995 the National Speakers Association honored Liz with their Council of Peers Award of Excellence.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others,
as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
 
1 Peter 4:10 NIV

Liz has a question for you: Is your writing career entirely in God’s hands? Discover the surprising answer as Liz shares the life-changing lessons she's learned from three decades of writing for the Lord.



Friday, 7:30 pm

Author’s Night


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Saturday, 8:30 am

Find Your Place at the Table


Tim Shoemaker

Author, Speaker
www.timshoemakersmashedtomatoes.com


Tim is the author of 17 books and a popular speaker at conferences and schools around the country. Over 25 years working with youth has helped him relate to his reading and listening audience in a unique way. He is a regular contributor to Focus on the Family Clubhouse and Clubhouse JR. magazines.

His contemporary suspense, Code of Silence, was named in the “Top Ten Crime Novels for Youth” by Booklist. Tim loves writing fiction! Easy Target and Escape From the Everglades (Focus on the Family, 2021) are his newest releases. Every Hidden Thing, (also Focus on the Family) is scheduled to release early in 2022.

Tim’s energetic style of teaching helps make even difficult writing topics clear. He is all about encouraging and equipping writers to do what they do—better.   

We live in a culture that is so often “all about me.” Over-confidence can be a problem.There are dangers to putting ourself in a position of greater importance than we should. There are also some very real hazards  to thinking too little of ourselves—and the lack of confidence that results. We need a blanced perspective  to be right-minded in a proud and insecure world. 


Saturday, 4:30 pm

Sitting at His Feet



Liz Curtis Higgs

Author, Speaker
www.lizcurtishiggs.com


Liz is the author of 37 books, with 4.6 million copies in print. She has spoken at more than 1,800 conferences in all 50 states of the U.S. and 15 foreign countries, including South Africa, Indonesia, Germany, Ecuador, and Japan. Her messages are biblical, encouraging, down-to-earth, and profoundly funny, helping both sisters and seekers embrace the truth of God’s amazing, unchanging grace. Liz’s dedication to platform ministry has not gone unnoticed. In 1995 the National Speakers Association honored Liz with their Council of Peers Award of Excellence.

“Mary sat at the feet of Jesus and listened to all He said.” 
Luke 10:39 NLV

As a storyteller, Liz knows the very best stories have already been written in God's Word. The New Testament accounts of Mary and Martha offer valuable insights about how we write, why we write, and what the Lord might be teaching us in the process.

 

So many eager learners and a program that honors God . . . a speaker's dream! It's a hothouse of professional connections and practical instruction to help sharpen your communication for eternal impact.

 Rusty Wright - The Amy Foundation