2017 - FALL
Dr. Charles Stanley
Charles F. Stanley is the founder of In Touch Ministries and a New York Times best-selling author. While his teaching is transmitted throughout the world to millions of people, Dr. Stanley has been said to demonstrate a practical, keen awareness of people's needs and provide Christ-centered, biblically-based principles for everyday life.
Dr. Stanley’s motivation is best represented by the truth found in Acts 20:24, “Life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about God's mighty kindness and love.” This is because, as he says, “It is the Word of God and the work of God that changes people’s lives.”
Kathy Troccoli is an award-winning singer and songwriter with 17 number-one radio hits, two Dove Awards and three Grammy nominations. Her impact in mainstream music includes scoring a chart-topping hit with “Everything Changes,” as well as a Top 10 single with the iconic Beach Boys, entitled “I Can Hear Music.” Kathy has always loved creating. Whether it’s composing a song or writing a book or expressing a truth through a colorful story—her desire has led her to introduce her new gift line, Life-Giving Art.
Chewbacca Mom - Candace Payne
Candace Payne is best known as “Chewbacca Mom” after a Facebook Live video of her wearing a Chewbacca mask went viral (160+ million views). Following a whirlwind year for her, her husband and their two grade-school children, she continues to share a message of living the simple joys to followers around the world through social media.