Ray Comfort Live Virtual Appearance
Ray Comfort is the Founder and CEO of Livingwaters.com and the best-selling author of more than 80 books, including God Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Life, How to Know God Exists, and The Evidence Bible.
He cohosts the award-winning television program “Way of the Master,” airing in almost 200 countries, and is the Executive Producer of “180,” “Evolution vs. God,” “Audacity,” and other films.
He is married to Sue and has three grown children, and hasn’t left the house without gospel tracts for decades.
Meet Russ Miller. After building a successful nationwide business, Russ gave it away in 2000 to go into ministry. An effective communicator with kids, teens, college students and adults; he shares life-changing information in easy-to-understand formats.
He has authored 5 books, written & illustrated 2 coloring books, developed & led 100’s of Grand Canyon rim, raft & Grand Staircase tours, spoken on college campuses, at national conferences, and appeared on dozens of Christian television programs. He also shares with churches nationwide, always encouraging people to believe the Bible—Word for Word and cover to cover.
Russ just completed developing an 18 week on-campus, and online course covering biblical creation and evolutionary issues. Launched by Northwest Christian School in Phoenix, AZ, the course will require ~90 hours of effort for students to complete and will be available online for Christian schools and homeschool groups worldwide. Learn more about Russ and his ministry efforts at CreationMinistries.Org
Pastor Ken Ortize
Pastor Ken and his wife have been dedicated followers of Jesus Christ for over 50 years. His call to ministry began in his early twenties in northern California, where he served in a variety of settings teaching and preaching the gospel. From street witnessing to bible schools to overseas missions to local church ministry – Ken has a wealth of experience in Christian ministry. In 1983 he answered the call to pastor Calvary in Spokane, Washington. He has faithfully served this church for many years and his family is eternally grateful to the Lord for the opportunity to serve this beautiful church.
Ken is a gifted expositor with the unique skill to apply scripture with simplicity to your life’s circumstance – regardless of where you’re at in your journey. You’ll find Ken’s preaching to be biblically rich, pastorally comforting, humorously relatable, and on point in helping you navigate today’s wavering culture as a follower of Jesus Christ.
Mike serves as the President & CEO for C12 as well as serving on the Board of Directors. Mike joined C12 as a member in 2010 while serving as an executive pastor for a large church in Texas and owner of a healthcare strategy consulting group. In 2011 he exited his commitments to join the local C12 practice in San Antonio as an associate chair serving CEOs across that market. In 2013 he and a partner acquired the greater Central Texas region and stewarded it as it grew to a team of 8 full-time chairmen serving nearly 150 leaders. Mike is passionate about collaboration, strategic planning, Gospel initiatives and BHAG endeavors.
It was in 2004 that God first revealed to Mike the “sacred versus secular” divide he had been operating under and began to draw him into the adventure of living one life in Christ with work as worship, business as ministry and all of life as mission. Mike grew up in Alaska and met his wife (Jacqui) while in college at Trinity International University (TIU) in Chicago where they married in 2002. They have 2 daughters, Elayna and Sophia.
Mike is passionate about discipleship, Gospel-driven collaborations, foster care, and integrated missional strategies. He believes C12 represents a breathtaking platform to see leaders, families, businesses, communities and eventually nations flourish through ongoing transformation in Christ.
Author of Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage®
When Mark Gungor conducted his first marriage seminar, he did so for one reason—because somebody had to do it, and no one else was reaching the couples in his area. The enthusiastic response he received from his first audience was just the tip of the iceberg. Today, he is one of the most sought-after international speakers on marriage and family. Each year thousands of couples attend his Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage® seminars. Mark’s candid and comedic approach uses unforgettable illustrations and the power of laughter to teach proven principles that are guaranteed to strengthen any marriage.
“I love to inspire people’s lives with truth and humor. There are a lot of performers that make people laugh, and there are a lot of speakers who give solid principles for living. I want to do both,” Mark says. His take on marriage issues is refreshingly free of both churchy and psychological lingo. “Our secular culture over-romanticizes marriage and our Christian culture over-spiritualizes it. The reality is that relationships between men and women are very down to earth,” Mark comments. “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage® is about helping couples get it right, get along, have fun, and achieve a successful marriage.”
Mark is Senior Pastor of Celebration Church—a multi-site church with four campuses across Wisconsin, and the CEO of Laugh Your Way America. He balances his pastoral duties with a rigorous travel schedule conducting marriage seminars and speaking at churches, as well as civic and corporate events. Mark is one of the most requested speakers for the U.S. Army and his Laugh Your Way materials are used extensively by Chaplains and military personnel.
Mark has also been featured on national broadcasts and publications such as Focus on the Family, Life Today, ABC News, the Washington Times and Newsweek. His “Better Marriage Minute” is heard on 250 radio stations nationwide, and his radio/TV program, The Mark Gungor Show, is streamed worldwide on the Internet, and seen weekly on TBN-Africa and Sky Angel.
Austin & Lindsey
Austin and Lindsey Adamec are a Jacksonville, Florida-based husband and wife team who share a passion for gathering people of all walks of life and creating a safe space for intimate worship.
After living in Nashville, TN for several years, pursuing individual artist careers, they felt God calling them back to Florida, to work together as worship pastors at Christ’s Church, Jacksonville. After their move they saw this new season of ministry expand beyond the church walls, into maximum security prison campuses and public pavilions where there were many attempts to shut down their worship by religious protestors. It was in those moments they felt God showing them how there is no space He won’t invade.
“With this revelation, we questioned ourselves: what if our cherished house hangs turned into a sanctuary for the presence of Jesus? What if church wasn’t just on a Sunday but any moment someone walked through our front door?”
In late 2018, Austin and Lindsey opened up their home for monthly gatherings, inviting people from across their community to come break bread and worship together. These gatherings have been a life source for many people across the greater Jacksonville area, growing beyond expectations, bringing with it, a stronger sense of community and belonging, and a greater passion for the presence of God.
These meetings have sparked a new sound for Austin and Lindsey. Their album “Sound Of The House” is out now.
The Be Bold for Jesus is blessed to have them as the worship team for all 3-days of our conference!
FOUNDERS... LEE ARNOLD & JACLYN ARNOLD
Lee Arnold has been working in the real estate and private money field since 1997. As a seminar teacher and coordinator, he found that he could use his platform as more than a sounding board for real estate and private money, but also as a megaphone for God. In October of 2010, he and his wife, Jaclyn, founded He’s the Solution Ministries to help people across the United States and world find more meaning in life and enjoy the teachings and blessings of God.
Lee is a leading expert on private money mortgages and has been featured as an investment strategy expert by Forbes, the Boston Globe, Market Watch, Reuters and Business Week. He has also consulted and taught for a number of national financial literacy companies.
As a master of networking, Lee connects private investors to borrowers from across the United States and Canada. To leverage the power of these relationships Lee and the Secured Investment Corp’s executive leadership team have created Cogo Capital – The Private Money Company, Lake City Servicing and The Lee Arnold System of Real Estate Investing. This family of companies is among the fastest growing private money mortgage firms in the United States.
Lee is the author of several books his latest book, a 365 day devotional, “Living Connected to God.”
Jaclyn Arnold is the Chief Financial Officer of Secured Investment Corp, she is responsible for the overall financial strategy and direction of the company. Throughout her 20-year career in accounting and finance, she has established a reputation as a transformational leader working with both start-ups and mature companies where her expertise and experience guided significant growth and scalable accounting infrastructure. She holds an MBA in Finance and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Westminster College.
Jaclyn’s most recent achievement is as author of “Unconditional Grace,” the story about her journey to finding a personal relationship with God.