Month: December 2014

Jay Sanders

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][distance type=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4779″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” style=”vc_box_shadow” img_link_large=”yes” link=”http://www.moodychurch.org/staff-directory/erwin-w-lutzer/”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-facebook-2″ size=”32px” color=”#999999″ link=”https://www.facebook.com/JSanders5220″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-twitter-2″ size=”32px” link=”https://twitter.com/WOLJaySanders” link_class=”twitter” color=”#999999″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1406056532600{margin-left: 25px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Jay Sanders is a passionate follower of Christ. Life began for Jay when he accepted Christ as savior at the age of seven. He fell in love with the word of God and ministry after studying two years at the Word of Life Bible Institute. He has earned his bachelors in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. He now enjoys loving God and ministering to students through the ministry of Word of Life Florida. More importantly, he recently tied the knot with better half and soul mate Josefina Sanders. [link url=”https://www.facebook.com/JSanders5220″]Learn more about Jay[/link][/vc_column_text][button color=”gray” size=”medium” target=”_blank” url=”/speakers” border=”false” icon=”none”]Back to speakers and musicians page [/button][/vc_column][/vc_row]


Kris Stout

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][distance type=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4763″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” style=”vc_box_shadow” img_link_large=”yes” link=”http://www.moodychurch.org/staff-directory/erwin-w-lutzer/”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-facebook-2″ size=”32px” color=”#999999″ link=”https://www.facebook.com/kris.stout”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-twitter-2″ size=”32px” link=”https://twitter.com/wolkris” link_class=”twitter” color=”#999999″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1406056532600{margin-left: 25px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Kris graduated from the Word of Life Bible Institute, attending campuses in both New York and Argentina.  He and his wife Debbie began the Word of Life ministry in France in 1999, where they served for over 10 years before being asked to return to the United States and serve in the home office as Vice President of the International Ministries division.  In this role, he oversees more than 1,100 missionaries in over 68 countries.  Married for 19 years, Kris and Debbie have three children: Natalia, Michael, and Luc.  They currently reside in Schroon Lake, New York. 

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Joe Stowell

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][distance type=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4732″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” style=”vc_box_shadow” img_link_large=”yes” link=”http://www.moodychurch.org/staff-directory/erwin-w-lutzer/”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-facebook-2″ size=”32px” color=”#999999″ link=”https://www.facebook.com/strengthforthejourney”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-tumblr-2″ size=”32px” link=”https://twitter.com/strength_journy” color=”#999999″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-feed-3″ size=”32px” color=”#999999″ link=”https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/strength-for-journey-podcast/id405106963?mt=2″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1406056532600{margin-left: 25px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Joseph M. Stowell III is the president of Cornerstone University and the author of over 20 Christian books. He is a graduate of Cedarville University and Dallas Theological Seminary (1970)[1] and was honored with a Doctor of Divinity degree from The Master’s College in 1987.

From 1987-2005, Dr. Stowell served as the president of Moody Bible Institute. Prior to accepting the presidency at Cornerstone, he served as Teaching Pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel, in suburban Chicago. As of 2008, he continued in that role. He also serves on the Board of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Dr. Stowell works with RBC (Radio Bible Class) Ministries in Grand Rapids, partnering in media productions. His web ministry, Strength for the Journey, features daily devotionals, weekly messages and commentary, downloadable Bible study curriculum, and an audio library of his most requested messages.
In November 2009, Dr. Stowell signed a statement known as the Manhattan Declaration calling on evangelicals, Catholics and Orthodox not to comply with rules and laws permitting abortion, same-sex marriage and other matters that go against their religious consciences.

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Jessa Anderson

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][distance type=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4873″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” style=”vc_box_shadow” img_link_large=”yes” link=”http://www.moodychurch.org/staff-directory/erwin-w-lutzer/”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-facebook-2″ size=”32px” color=”#999999″ link=”https://www.facebook.com/JessaAnderson”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-tumblr-2″ size=”32px” link=”https://twitter.com/jessaanderson” color=”#999999″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-apple” size=”36px” link=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jessa-anderson/id286038242″ color=”#999999″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1406056532600{margin-left: 25px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Hello! I’m Jessa Anderson, a singer/songwriter residing in Nashville, TN with my husband (and resident booking agent/manager/musician extraordinaire) Jordan and our two beautiful, crazy kiddos Lorelei and Jagger.

There are many things I am passionate about, and many I enjoy, but I believe there are very few things in life that really, truly matter. First, Jesus Christ. After that, people. From there it all starts to blur into the category of “you can’t take it with you”, so I’m doing my best to invest the majority of my time and effort toward the first two. As for music, and why it matters, I view it as a thread that runs far and wide, bringing people to God and to one another. I have a hard time labeling music in and of itself as “Christian”, but I am proud to be a Christ-follower making music encompassing both the human and the holy.

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Jeff Bramstedt

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][distance type=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4715″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” style=”vc_box_shadow” img_link_large=”yes” link=”http://www.moodychurch.org/staff-directory/erwin-w-lutzer/”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-facebook-2″ size=”32px” color=”#999999″ link=”https://www.facebook.com/JeffJBramstedt”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-tumblr-2″ size=”32px” link=”https://twitter.com/jeffbramstedt” color=”#999999″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-youtube” size=”36px” link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr3NdM1UhoQ” color=”#999999″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1406056532600{margin-left: 25px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Jeff Bramstedt was born in St. Louis and raised in Central Wisconsin. Jeff joined the Navy shortly after high school with the goal of becoming a Navy SEAL. Graduating with his original class (class 183), he recieved orders to 18D. After graduating from 18D (Army Special Forces medical training) nearly a year later, he reported to SEAL Team One in Coronado, CA. Spending nearly 13 years as a Navy SEAL, Jeff was medically retired and entered into full-time ministry.

Jeff currently resides in Southern California. He travels around the country speaking and encouraging men and church bodies to free themselves from the distractions life often offers, and to “step up and in” to what God has for them. His core message for men is to lead a life of discipline. Effective self-leadership will lead to effective family leadership and ultimately breed a leader others will want to emulate and follow. Jeff is the founder of “Life of Valor” a conference to encourage men in their leadership.

 

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Tracie Miles

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][distance type=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4706″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” style=”vc_box_shadow” img_link_large=”yes” link=”http://www.moodychurch.org/staff-directory/erwin-w-lutzer/”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-facebook-2″ size=”32px” color=”#999999″ link=”https://www.facebook.com/traciewmiles”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-tumblr-2″ size=”32px” link=”https://twitter.com/traciewmiles” color=”#999999″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-pinterest-2″ size=”32px” link=”http://www.pinterest.com/traciewmiles/” color=”#999999″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1406056532600{margin-left: 25px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Tracie is a Proverbs 31 Ministries national speaker and author who has spent the last ten years inspiring women to live intentionally for Christ and be the woman God called them to be. Through her genuine, transparent messages laced with her southern charm and personal stories, Tracie helps women to:

  • Find peace and joy in Christ by building an intimate relationship with Him
  • Recognize how to hear God’s voice in their every day lives
  • Break free from the pain of mistakes and heartaches by trusting in God’s promises
  • Learn to see themselves from God’s perspective instead of their own
  • Recognize their lives have been divinely designed by God
  • Embark on an adventure of faith to uncover their God ordained purpose

Tracie is the author of Your Life Still Counts: How God Uses Your Past To Create A Beautiful Future, releasing October 21, 2014, which will empower women to break free from the heartaches and pain of their past, and embrace the life of purpose God divinely designed for them – not in spite of their past, but because of it.

She is also the author of the popular selling book Stressed-Less Living: Finding God’s Peace In Your Chaotic World, which teaches women the physical, emotional and spiritual dangers of living a stressed out life, and offers biblically based principles to discover a life of peace, even when circumstances are not peaceful. Countless women have called this book a “life saver” and felt Tracie was telling their own stories, empowering them to make changes in their own lives and discover happiness and joy.

Tracie is a contributing writer for the Proverbs 31 Ministries Encouragement for Today devotions, which reach nearly one million people per day with encouragement from God’s Word. She is also a contributing author to the Encouragement for Today Daily Devotional and the Zondervan NIV Women’s Devotional Bible.

Tracie has been married to her college sweetheart for almost 25 years, and has three children whom she adores. She and her family live in Charlotte, North Carolina, and spend the majority of their time at sporting events, hanging with friends and family, playing tennis and relaxing on the shores of the ocean.

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Joni Eareckson Tada

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][distance type=”2″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”4701″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” style=”vc_box_shadow” img_link_large=”yes” link=”http://www.moodychurch.org/staff-directory/erwin-w-lutzer/”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-facebook-2″ size=”32px” color=”#999999″ link=”https://www.facebook.com/JoniEarecksonTada”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-tumblr-2″ size=”32px” link=”https://twitter.com/joniandfriends” color=”#999999″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][icon name=”icomoon-pinterest-2″ size=”32px” link=”http://www.pinterest.com/joniandfriends/great-gifts/” color=”#999999″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1406056532600{margin-left: 25px !important;}”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Joni Eareckson Tada, the Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, is an international advocate for people with disabilities. A diving accident in 1967 left Joni Eareckson, then 17, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair, without the use of her hands. After two years of rehabilitation, she emerged with new skills and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations.

During her rehabilitation, Joni spent long months learning how to paint with a brush between her teeth. Her high-detail fine art paintings and prints are sought-after and collected.

Her best-selling autobiography Joni and the feature film of the same name have been translated into many languages, introducing her to people around the world. Mrs. Tada has also visited more than 47 countries.

Mrs. Tada has served on the National Council on Disability and the Disability Advisory Committee to the U.S. State Department. She has helped guide evangelism strategies among people with disabilities worldwide as Senior Associate for Disability Concerns for the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization. Joni currently serves on the Young Life Capernaum Board.

She has received numerous awards and honors, including the Victory Award from the National Rehabilitation Hospital and the Golden Word Award from the International Bible Society. Joni has been awarded several honorary degrees, including: Doctor of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary; a Doctor of Humanitarian Services from California Baptist University; and a Doctor of Humane Letters by Indiana Wesleyan University where she was inducted into IWU’s Society of World Changers.

Joni has written over 50 books. She has received the Gold Medallion Lifetime Achievement Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story was released in 2013. Joni’s latest book, Beside Bethesda is scheduled for release in late 2014. Joni’s commentary on disability-related issues has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and TIME magazine.

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