Dr. Matt Friedeman is Professor of Evangelism and Discipleship at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, MS. He is the husband of Mary and the dad to six homeschooled children. He is the founding pastor of DaySpring Community Church in Clinton, MS, a church that has rescued 750 babies from abortion in the last seven years alone and ministers weekly hope and help to prisoners, illiterate children, the elderly, women in crisis, and the unevangelized.
Matt has broadcast on radio stations from local to national across the last two decades, published over 1,200 columns in newspapers and periodicals and serves as a political commentator for local television.
He is the author of six books, the latest of which is Discipleship in the Home: Teaching Children, Changing Lives (book and DVD).
You can visit Matt at: http://www.mattfriedeman.com/
Since 1997, Dr. James L. Snyder, D.Litt. has written a weekly religion/humor column, “Out To Pastor,” syndicated to over 200 newspapers and many websites. Rev. Snyder is an award winning author whose writings have appeared in more than eighty periodicals including GUIDEPOSTS. In Pursuit of God: The Life of A. W. Tozer, Snyder’s first book, won the Reader’s Choice Award in 1992 by Christianity Today. Snyder has authored and edited 27 books altogether. He has recently signed a 12-book contract with Regal Books based on the preaching ministry of Dr. A. W. Tozer and is the leading expert on the life and ministry of Tozer.
James L. Snyder has an honorary doctorate degree (Doctor of Letters) from Trinity College in Florida.
Through thirty-eight years of ministry, he and his wife Martha have been involved in three church-planting projects prior to their current ministry at the Family of God Fellowship in Ocala, Florida. The Snyders have three children and nine grandchildren.
Please visit James at: http://www.jamessnyderministries.com
Roy grew up in central Texas in a time and town where the neighborhood kids could play safely outside all day without the need for cell phones. He was out every morning with the screen door slamming behind him immediately after finishing his cartoons and chores. Mom’s clear instructions being to return home for supper before the street lights came on.
Near his tenth birthday he suffered a heartbreaking episode with his parent’s divorce. He would suffer their divorce for the next ten years having his loyalties divided between parents. As result, Roy became the strong-willed rebellious teen, bitter and angry, and indignant toward all authority figures.
What Roy didn’t know at the time was that God was daily listening to the faithful feverant prayers of his
grandmother. After many years of patient persistence, grandma’s prayers were answered when Roy
surrendered his life, career, family, and future to Christ. He and his wife Gail were baptized into Body of
Christ and celebrated their own Independence Day on July 4, 1999. Shortly thereafter, Roy surrendered
again to full time vocational ministry.
Today, Roy is an Active Duty Army Chaplain and has applied every effort in his service to God and
Country. At the time of this writing, Roy is celebrating twenty-four years of military service. He
joined the Texas Army National Guard in 1988 as an infantry soldier and remained in that occupation
until 1998, two years after he enlisted into the Active Army. Having experienced more than he
desired of infantry life, Roy reclassified into military intelligence and found himself on the fast track
to advancement and notoriety among his peers. Since then, Roy has served in many administration
and leadership positions, as well as a small group leadership instructor and drill instructor for advance
individual training. He has also received many awards and accommodations for his exceptionally high
moral standards and duty performance.
Roy’s call to the Army chaplaincy came in late 2004 by way of a phone call from a chaplain recruiter well
before he finished his bachelor’s degree at Wayland Baptist University. Following that phone call, he
met with his pastor and other spiritual mentors many times seeking counsel concerning God’s will for his
future in vocational ministry. By the summer of 2006, Roy had finished his bachelor’s degree in Christian
ministry, had separated from the Army and was a full-time seminary student. By August 2009, Roy had
obtained his Masters degree and was called to return to full time vocational ministry as an Active Duty
Today, in addition to the ministry he daily provides to his soldiers and their families, Roy can be
found actively supporting his installation chapel ministry preaching to contemporary and evangelical
congregations. He can also be found supporting and networking with a number of para-church
ministries and businesses designed to serve the military. He and his family remain closely connected
to their Southern Baptist denomination through a growing network of pastors, church leaders, and the
Pacific Northwest associational leadership team.
Roy and Gail have recently renewed their vows and celebrated twenty-one years of marriage. Together
they have raised two children, Dwight (20) who is now serving in the Air Force and Zoie (17) who is
working diligently on her home-school curriculum. As for their short and long term future, Roy would
like to earn a PhD in political science, focusing his studies on the influence of Christianity upon early
Among his many God-given gifts and talents, Roy is a dynamic preacher, teacher, writer and author. His
recent achievements include earning the Bronze Star Medal for his ministry performance in Afghanistan
and publishing American Politics and the Burden of Voting. You can learn more about Roy on his blog at www.chaplainsreadinglounge.blogspot.com or send him an email at email@example.com.
Teri is an inspirational speaker, a sought-after personal growth expert, and the author of the newly released book, Overcoming the Nevers. Her unique strategies have helped transform the lives of her clients, enlightening, guiding and motivating them to achieve even their most deeply desired goals.
Teri is the President and Founder of Keeping It Personal (www.keepingitpersonal.com) a company that specializes in self-development training and discovering your life purpose and The Refine Conference for Women (www.therefineconference.com). Great conversations while sipping coffee and soaking up as many sunsets as she can, make her tick — along with running and taking pictures. She’s passionate about helping others; an encourager and a cheerleader to many.
Teri lives a joy-filled life deeply devoted to her husband, her two boys, and her relationship with God. (www.terijohnson.com)