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George Rennix

Corporate Chaplain with Barnabas Ministries

Randy Allsbury

After 12 years as a pastor and youth pastor, Randy Allsbury transitioned almost a decade ago into the corporate world bringing the philosophy of "core values" based marketing or relationship marketing. Before founding Belief Marketing, Randy was an advertising account executive for Clear Channel Radio and Tyler Media Group. Understanding the importance of communication, Randy is an expert copy writer, marketing strategist, and media negotiator.

For the past decade Randy Allsbury and Belief Marketing have been targeting relational customers for their clients. Relational customers think long term, they are more likely to be repeat customers and generally spend more money. Relational customers are looking for an expert they can trust. For more information go to

Harold Armstrong

Harold and his wife of 29 years, Linda, are active members of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church where he serves as a Certified Lay Speaker.

Harold Armstrong left a successful commercial real estate business in 2006 to become Executive Metro Director of CBMC/OKC (Christian Business Men's Connection). He has served in several church, civic and community leadership roles.

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Marquita Barber

Marquita Barber works at Diffee Ford Lincoln Mercury in El Reno. She is also a great gospel singer and was one of the participants in The Gospel Station Network's Talent Search in 2007.

"I have known all my life that God wanted me to sing for Him. My mother said I sang the first time in church when I was just 3 ys. old. I have sang all through the years with my dad, Price Pierce, who was a song Evangelist, until he went to be with our Lord in 99'... I have made many mistakes through my journey, but God had His hand on me. He never gave up on me, Praise God! No matter what, I always wanted to sing about my Lord."

Dr. Tom Barnard

Dr. Tom Barnard is a career educator, administrator, and minister. In 2001 he retired from his position as vice president for institutional advancement at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts, and relocated to Oklahoma City, where he and his wife Madelyn now live.

In 2003 Barnard began writing a weekly electronic newsletter that he entitled, "Tuesday Mornings." Beginning with about 100 recipients, his "Tuesday Mornings" newsletters are currently read by more than 2,000 recipients in 35 world areas. His most recent devotional writings are called "Friday Evenings," and they are being read by more than 700 each week.

Gary Bohanan and Broc Patnode

Pastor Bohanon grew up in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma where his family attended the First Baptist Church. He had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ at the age of 17 and his life was radically changed.

After graduating from Broken Arrow High School in 1964, Pastor Bohanon joined the Air Force and served until August of 1968. He then enrolled in Bible School at Southwestern Assemblies of God University where he met his wife, Shirley. They were married in 1969 and have four children.

Gary and Shirley moved to Oklahoma City in the Summer of 1969 and began attending First Assembly of God. After graduating from Southwestern College of Christian Ministries, Pastor Bohanon served as Associate/Youth Pastor at First Assembly of God. In January of 2007 Pastor Bohanon became the Senior Pastor of the church he had been a part of for 37 years.

Bob Byrne

Bob Byrne assumed the position as Ethics Advisor at the Boeing Service Company effective July 23, 2004. In August 1999 he was selected as Manager of Quality Assurance, Safety and Environmental Affairs (QAS&EA) for Boeing Aerospace Operations. Prior to that assignment he was the Quality manager for the Training Support Division.

Gary Caldwell

Gary Caldwell has served as senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Piedmont for seventeen years. Gary has a total of thirty-one years in the ministry.

He and his wife Anita have two children, Gavin and Andrea.

Dan Cook

Daniel W. Cook, AIA, NCARB is the founder of Daniel Cook Architect and the Building God’s Way program. Mr. Cook began his own construction company in July of 1972 and has been a practicing architect since 1975. He is the recipient of a number of awards for design and creative use of materials.

Mr. Cook’s story of faith began when he accepted the Lord Jesus as his personal Savior in 1986. The Lord blessed him with a year or two of hardships that softened his heart to the truth of Christ’s love. Mr. Cook began developing the Building God’s Way concept through repeated contact with schools and churches who sought his advice. In 1998 Mr. Cook made the life-changing decision to give up his secular architectural work and commit the company to Building God’s Way. Within Building God’s Way, Mr. Cook has seen his vision for church and school construction become a reality through design agreements with more than 400 Christian ministries.

The partnership of BGW and Dr. Stan Toler (Vibrant Group/Forward in Faith) has been a blessing to Dan and the network, as it fills a critical area with the addition of affordable professional capital fundraising services.

Michael Cooper

Michael R. Cooper was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Currently he is a funeral director and licensed minister. As you can imagine the funeral business affords him many opportunities to minister to hurting people through music. In addition, Michael is the assistant music pastor at Woodlake Assembly of God, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

For years many had asked Michael to do a recording project. It was in the fall of 2006 that Michael felt the Lord leading him to go forward with a recording project. Michael wanted to do a project that could be used during personal devotional time and prayer. The CD Reflections was released in September 2007.

Gerald Coury

Gerald Coury owned and operated Coury Distribution Center, a wholesale beverage corporation in central Virginia for 18 years. He also was a part-time instructor at Richard Bland College, a branch of William and Mary.

He joined the Character Training Institute in 1996 and became a director in the business division. Later he became the director of the International Association of Character Cities.

Gerald presently owns Coury Consulting, Inc. and Reaching for Character, a company that consults and trains in character development in businesses, schools, sports and athletics, churches, government and law enforcement agencies, as well as families.

Joe Cox

Joe Cox is the founder and president of H-I-S Paint. The company has been in business since 1972 after many bumps along the road. Joe has faced many problems in his life, but has overcome with the Lords help and credits his business to God with the name H-I-S Paint.

Joe's sons Kent Cox and Tony Cox also work for H-I-S Paint.

Carla Crowson

Carla Crowson is the Client Services Manager for the document management company, Standley Systems. She has been a part of the Standleys team for seven years and has recently taken on the role of the Character First representative for the company.

Carla serves her church as the Women’s Event Coordinator, Worship Leader for the Children’s Department, and as a member of the Praise Team. An avid volunteer, She also participates in Emmaus, Chrysalis, Eastern Star, and the International Order of Rainbow for Girls.

Kyle Dillingham

Kyle Dillingham, a violinist, is an Oklahoma City University graduate and has performed in over 25 countries representing Oklahoma and the United States. He has had two featured performances on the Grand Ole Opry, has been on national television in China, and frequently collaborates with musicians in Chicago and NYC.

Kyle was a featured performer at the Memorial Thank You concert at the Ford Center (downtown OKC) in 2005 along with such performers as Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, Toby Keith, and Joe Diffie to name a few. Kyle is frequently referred to as Oklahoma's Musical Ambassador.

Linda Dobson

Linda is the Executive Director of Sales for the NAI Sullivan Group in Oklahoma, Oklahoma, where she coaches and mentors 12 commercial real estate broker.

After retiring as Corporate Vice President for Commercial Federal Bank in 2003, she developed her own successful company, Dobson Mortgage Corporation, which specializes in financing for commercial real estate. In the fall of 2007, Linda felt a need to get back to helping others to become all they can be and sold Dobson Mortgage Corporation to a great group of local people, took a reduction in salary to become a coach and mentor for Bob Sullivan’s commercial real estate company.

At the Sullivan Group, Linda leads by example, trains through needs based assessment, and mentors according to the Lords Word.

Don Duncan

Don Duncan is the pastor of Southern Heights Baptist Church in El Reno and the founder of Destination: Character Discipleship Ministries, a study focused on "the transformation of God's character...into the life of the disciple."

Destination: Character began in 2006. For more information go to

Gayle Dyer

Gayle Dyer is co-owner and Director of Marketing for"An Affair of the Heart, Inc. of Oklahoma City.

She established her first business in 1982 as owner of Willow Creek Antiques and Gifts. In 1984 she became cofounder and owner of "An Affair of the Heart." The business is now one of the largest events and unique marketplace in the United States for antiques, crafts, clothing, jewelry, home decor and gift items. The shows are produced 4 times a year in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Justin Echols

With a fondness for performing Nat King Cole, Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Harry Connick Jr. , Justin Echols has taken the Oklahoma City jazz scene to a new level.

Initially his mission was to add quality vocal performances and jazz piano compositions to N.W. Oklahoma City/ Edmond area live music venues. Three years in he’s blazed through notable hot spots like The Boulevard Steakhouse, Edmond Petroleum Club, 501 Café , Red Prime Steak House, The Skirvin Hilton’s Red Piano Lounge The Greens Country Club .

Now his goal is to revitalize the Oklahoma City live music scene with an infusion of traditional jazz standards and a display of authentic jazz culture. Time will tell…

Sandi Fatow

From the fast lane of the "60's" Love Generation to the front-line of God's Green Berets, Sandi has tried it all! She joined the Marines, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the underworld, and the drug scene before finding God. She now travels to prisons and halfway houses all over the world to offer the truth that sets people free and is One of the Bill Glass 'Weekend of Champions' most exciting speakers.

Sandi's husband, Steve, is the Pastor of Trinity Chapel in Knoxville Tennessee. They have two daughters, Deborah and Leah, and seven grandchildren.

Eric Garcia

Prior to launching Association of Marriage and Family Ministries, Eric spent the past 25 years as a business owner, board member, business and ministry consultant, and executive. His real passion is engaging relationships with individuals and couples, encouraging them in their walk with the Lord or challenging them to a new life in Christ. Proverbs 3:5-6 stays at the forefront of Eric's mind as a promise of God he depends on.

A recent project that Eric has taken on is the promotion of the film Fireproof, the story of Capt. Caleb Holt, a fireman on the brink of divorce. In theatres now.

Jack Gilchrist

Jack Gilchrist is a founding director and shareholder of DeBee Gilchrist, a Professional Corporation. He heads the Firm's Aviation practice as special counsel with respect to transactions involving aircraft, engines, propellers and spare parts.

Debee Gilchrist is a law firm founded upon the principle of service; from within, among its members, to its clients and to the community.

Dave Gillogly

Dave Gillogly spent over 11 years at the helm of Express Personnel Services. During his tenure as president, the company grew from 100 offices and $100 million in sales to nearly 500 offices worldwide with sales exceeding $1.1 billion making Express the world’s largest privately-held personnel firm.

Since his retirement from Express in 2000, Dave spends part of each year at his home in Montana where he pursues the life of a trout bum. Dave is married to Millicent and they have two grown daughters.

Steve Green

Hobby Lobby began operation August 3, 1972, with three hundred square feet of retail space located in north Oklahoma City founded in 1970 by David Green when he borrowed $600.00 and started making miniature wooden picture frames. David's son Steve Green eventually took over as president. Currently Hobby Lobby employs approximately 18,000 people company wide and operates 396 stores.

Steve and his wife Jackie have been married for 23 years and have one son and five daughters...very actively involved in Council Road Baptist Church in Oklahoma City along with many other national and international Christian charities.

Dr. Loren Gresham

Dr. Loren Gresham’s career at Southern Nazarene University (Bethany Nazarene College) began in 1967 as a professor of Political Science and History. As a Fulbright Scholar (1970-71) at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, he formed wide acquaintance with leaders in many areas of national life. In 1985 he was selected by then-President Ponder Gilliland to serve as Provost of SNU. In 1989 the SNU Board of Trustees elected Dr. Gresham to serve as President of the University, the office he currently holds.

He married Linda Lee Brown in 1964. They have one daughter, Lynette Suzanne Strawn, who, along with her husband, Dr. Brad Strawn, has two sons.

Tony Griffin

Dr. Tony Griffin serves at the Zig Ziglar Center for Ethical Leadership as the Mike & Shelia Ingram Executive Director.

Tony's work experience includes corporate service and ministry. He obtained a theological education and became an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. He served as a pastor in The United Methodist Church and The Methodist Church of Great Britain. He has also served on the Venture Capital Division of the Southern Nazarene University Foundation board.

Suzanne Grimaud

Suzanne Grimaud is Promotions Director for Carved in Stone, Inc. She is also a partner with her husband in their Precision Tune Auto Care businesses, she homeschools her middle school aged children, is involved in her local church and also fills the role of Promotions Director for Access Financial Group in Bethany. Hired by John Gillespie of Carved in Stone to help his visions come to fruition, Suzanne shares his passion for ministry and for business.

Suzanne and her husband Greg have been married for 20 years and are more committed to each other now more than ever. It has been just a little over 4 years now that their relationship blossomed after what the world would say should have fallen apart. Greg and Suzanne, through Carved In Stone, have recorded their story in an audio story format, the first in a "Tell Your Story" series. It's available on the Carved In Stone website.

Carol Gordon

Carol W. Gordon is ordained through Faith Christian Fellowship in Tulsa, OK and is a member of Faith Fellowship Church, OKC.

Carol is the author of Marriage is a Gift and co-author of The Child Heart. She is heard on a weekly radio program on 1000 KTOK, in OKC, Sunday mornings at 7 and has been interviewed on many TV and radio programs, locally and nationwide.

Carol was married to the late Louis Gordon for 46 years. They have three children and seven grandchildren. Louis and Carol co-founded Heart Menders in 1987, and are well known for their ministry to many people over the years. She is carrying on the ministry since Louis’ move to heaven.

Greg Gunn

Greg Gunn is the head of Family Vision, Inc., a ministry that teaches families to create and implement the unique family vision, mission, and values that promote a multigenerational godly heritage, and is writing a book titled Your Family Vision/Mission.

Greg was born in Ada, Okla. and attended what is now Southern Nazarene University. He and his wife Rhonda have seven children.

Thomas Harrison

Thomas Harrison is a ‘Secret Church Shopper’. He travels to help Pastors and Churches with Secret Church Shopper and Five Star Church Facility Inspections as a diagnostic tool. This method is based on the book Five Star Church by Dr. Stan Toler and Alan Nelson. Thomas is also associated with Media Embassy and assists churches and not-for-profit organizations nationwide with media, marketing, management services.

Susan Henderson

Susan Henderson is wife, mom and grandmother. The vision she has been given for the Resolve ‘08 series has already changed her life. She enjoys using drama and humor to illustrate the distortions this world offers as truth. Susan is active in her church and her community. She believes that Jesus has directed all of His brothers and sisters to "Go..make disciples" and is excited about the opportunity to serve Him.

Tom Hill

Tom is the Founder, Chairman of the Board, and President of Character First! and the Character Training Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing materials and training for families, schools, businesses, and other organizations interested in building good character. He is a regularly invited speaker on character and ethics in business.

Character First! began at Kimray with a desire to help all employees be successful. Since all lasting achievement is rooted in good character, encouraging and building good character helps individuals and families reach their full potential. Successful families lead to successful businesses, communities, and even countries.

Jim Hodges

Jim Hodges is a homeschool dad and Navy retiree who began his business, Jim Hodges Audio Books, on December 16, 1999. Since then he has attended over 60 homeschool conventions across the country selling over 40,00 copies of his audio books to families looking for great entertainment that is family-friendly and educational too! Jim has now produced unabridged recordings of 21 books, all of them relating to history and historical personalities. Each recording is available as MP3 file format CDs, or as an instant download. Check them out!

Mark House

Mark House, while presiding over his own company (House Marketing Management, Inc.) since 1991, has been instrumental in the production of both annual RV Shows for the Central Oklahoma RV Dealer Association since 1998. His first duties involved the management of the show's professional media campaigns and, since 2006, has been elevated into the full-time director's position.

This year the show runs Oct. 9-12. The Annual Free Fall RV Show & Closeout Sale is presented each year at State Fair Park for the purpose of providing the general public and RV enthusiasts with a unique opportunity to see hundreds of different makes and models of RVs...all at one time...and all in one place.

Terry Hull

Terry Hull ministers as a preacher and teacher, writer, and missions leader. He preaches and offers seminars, including the popular Race Thru The Bible, and is primary author of the Joshua One blog. He and his wife Norma lead Costa Rica For Christ, a Joshua One project which supports native evangelism and church-planting, including an annual missions trip to Costa Rica each January.

Davidene Humphreys

Davidene Humphreys is an internationally recognized speaker and writer. Davidene met Kent Humphreys while in high school, and they married during their junior year in college. Both graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1968, she with a B. A. degree in English Literature and Education. Kent and Davidene have now been married for forty years, have three married children, and eight grandchildren.

Davidene has 8 published books and has written over 300 Christian drama scripts, she has been a drama director, speaker, Bible Study leader. In 2003 she was selected as Oklahoma's "Mother of the Year", and represented Oklahoma in Washington DC. She currently serves as the Coordinator for Women's Ministries for her church.

Kent Humphreys

Kent Humphreys has been a business leader for nearly forty years. While owning and operating a nationwide general merchandise distribution business, he worked with the nation's largest retailers. Since selling the family business in 1997, Kent continues to be involved in real estate, private equities, and a medical distribution business. From 2002 through 2007, he was president of Fellowship of Companies for Christ International, an organization that equips and encourages Christian business owners who desire to use their companies as a platform for ministry. Kent now serves them as a worldwide ambassador for FCCI (Christ@Work).

Kirk Humphreys

Kirk Humphreys was elected Mayor of Oklahoma City in 1998 and re-elected in 2002. Under his leadership, the city completed the historic MAPS Projects. Kirk left the Mayor's office in late 2003 for an unsuccessful campaign for the U.S. Senate, but still keeps his hand in politics.

Kirk and Danna Humphreys have been married for 35 years and have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. They are members of Henderson Hills Baptist Church where they teach a class of young married couples.

Joshua Jantz

An active internet user for over 12 years, Joshua began building websites over 6 years ago and can't seem to stop. In 2007 he decided to use his internet building skills to help others obtain an affordable online presence. Thus, was born.

Joshua has been married to his wife Kelley for almost 4 years. He and his wife are active members in their church and community. Joshua ran for State Senate in 2006, and has served for several nonprofit organizations including the Character Council of Central Oklahoma, Inc., and the Oklahoma Ethics Consortium.

Roy Jaye

Rev. Roy Jaye became pastor of the First Baptist Curch in Yukon in January 2005. Roy was born in Lawton,OK. and raised at Indiahoma. He trusted Christ as his personal savior in August 1982. Roy and his wife Brenda live in Yukon with their 3 children Jace, Paige and Paisley.

Juanita Jennings

Juanita Jennings has been the store manager for Catherines Plus Sizes for thirteen years. Juanita is an active member of Plainview Baptist Church where she serves on the Board of Trustees and the Usher Board. She’s been a widow for fourteen years and the mother of five children, thee of which are step children. She loves God and enjoys life to the fullest.

Jennifer Jestes

Jennifer Jestes first heard the call to mission’s when she was attending a Sunday evening mission service. The missionary told the group that she felt someone there that night was called to the mission-field. At the tender age of seven Jennifer went forward that night to confirm that calling she felt to be a missionary in Africa.

Jennifer went on her first mission’s trip when she was 21 in 2000; when Jennifer came home to the US she truly had an encounter with the Lord during her devotion time and was called to go back to Mozambique.

Mike Jestes

Mike Jestes is the Oklahoma Family Policy Council's executive director. Acting out of his strong personal concern for the health of Oklahoma's families, Mike left a successful business career of 20 years and joined the Oklahoma Family Policy Council full-time in November, 1998. He presently serves on the Oklahoma County Juvenile Board. Mike also currently serves part-time on the pastoral staff of his church, where he directs a large number of young people who, among other activities, serve schoolchildren and teachers weekly in several of the inner-city public schools of Oklahoma City.

Mike and his wife, Donna, are the parents of three grown children.

Robin Jones

Robin Jones became a part of the story that unfolded in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995 through her position at KQCV Radio and leading a team to write Where Was God at 9:02AM? Although a student of being prepared for living and dying, that experience was the beginning of her interest in preparedness from a community/professional perspective. As the Director of the Office of Faith Based & Community Initiatives, she has the opportunity to help families and the community learn how to be prepared for emergencies and disasters through the Be Ready Campaign.

Robin Jones & Beverly Smith

The Office of Faith Based & Community Initiatives, of which Robin Jones is Director, helps Oklahoma's poor and disadvantaged by offering "Faith Links", using faith-based and community organizations to help provide social services. This May is National Foster Care Month, and Robin Jones shares 10 ways you can help a foster child.

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Beverly Smith is the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Representative for foster care. These interview segments are a continuation of a previous interview with Robin Jones for May; National Foster Care Month.

Terry Jones

Terry Jones is the Spiritual Care Coodinator at Frontier Hospice in Bethany.

Anita Kelley

Anita Kelley has been the marketing director for Tealridge Retirement Community for the past 8 years as well as serving as the Interim Executive Director for several months. Along with her responsibilities at Tealridge she was formerly the trainer for all marketing personnel with the Covenant Group Management Company. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Edmond Senior Community Foundation.

Anita and her husband, Bruce, have been married for 37 years and have 3 grown children. Even though they have lived most of their lives in Kansas, they love Edmond and the people they have met here.

Barry Kelley

Barry Kelley, founder and operator of EMWS grew up in Amarillo, Texas. Barry's journey led him to Vector Marketing. There Mr. Kelley quickly rose through the ranks from a Sales Representative to Assistant District Manager in Amarillo. After his senior year in high school, Barry graduated and moved to Edmond, Oklahoma where he currently attends college. Two years and two more promotions later, Mr. Kelley had accumulated a multitude of customer service knowledge and enough income to dive into another business adventure of his own.

August 25, 2006 is the official date of incorporation with the State of Oklahoma. With multiple mobile rigs, Elite Mobile Wash Service are there on a regular basis when you need us.

Wes Lane

Wes Lane is the former Oklahoma County District Attorney from 2001-2006. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Wes received his undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Wes Lane is very interested in comprehensive solutions to public safety, and has been involved over the years in efforts to create partnerships between police, neighborhoods, universities and other community leaders and government agencies to reduce crime.

David Lewis

A human resources, leadership and political expert, by twenty seven years old David Lewis has helped build a $12 million business unit for the nation’s largest privately held staffing and human resource consulting firm, Express Employment Professionals. Previously, Lewis served in Washington D.C. for ranking U.S. Congressman J.C. Watts. After returning to Oklahoma, he garnered his party’s nomination to the State House of Representatives – he was only 24 years old.

Now this successful business and political leader helps put careers on the fast track with his bestselling book The Emerging Leader: Eight Lessons for Life in Leadership. It has topped the charts as one of the top 25 bestselling leadership books.

Shirley Ling

Shirley Ling has lived in Oklahoma City for 15 years and has worked for "An Affair of the Heart" for 12 years. Working for an openly Christian based company she feels blessed to be able to share her faith. Since she has experienced divorce herself and has a disabled grandchild she enjoys being able to encourage exhibitors with scripture and examples of how the Lord has worked in her life.

She has two daughters and 4 precious grandchildren. It is so much fun being a Mi-Mi, it keeps you young!

Randy McCown

Randy McCown is the Associate Pastor of the first Baptist Church of Piedmont. In May of 2007 Randy experienced a life changing accident that left him paralyzed. Although he was told that he would never walk again, by God's grace Randy is now able to walk short distances.

Randy and his wife Glory have a married son, Gabe, and one granddaughter.

Bruce McIntyre

Bruce McIntyre writes, speaks, and serves to help as many people as possible live the resilient life. He completed a Master of Divinity degree from Abilene Christian University and has served as a minister and non profit leader. Currently he leads an innovative program for family caregivers at Sunbeam Family Services in Oklahoma City. He is the author of Resilient Life and speaks to inspire many people each year.

Bruce can often be found on dates with his wife, Kathy, and on adventures with their children, Emma and Seth.

Bruce will be speaking June 20 at the 10th Annual Mercy Caregiver Conference! The event will be held at the Mercy Hospital Conference Center and will feature several speakers to encourage caregivers. To register for this event call (405)752-3600.

Daniel Meek

Daniel Meek is President and cofounder of Synergy Capital Management, an Oklahoma based registered investment advisor firm helping people achieve peace of mind. He serves on the board of two Oklahoma certified small business incubators, one in Oklahoma City and the other in Bethany. Daniel has also developed a program called "Got-Guts" to help people become debt free by creating a step-by-step road map for them to follow.

Daniel lives in Mustang, Oklahoma with his wife and two daughters and enjoys spending as much time with his family as he can. His non-work interest also include jogging, listening to audio books, and volunteering as a wish granter for the Make-A-Wish foundation which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Jim Miller

Since 1992 Jim Miller has worked in either the media field or teaching/coaching. He's worked at almost every radio station in Ada at one time or another, as well as stations in Pauls Valley, Anadarko, and Carrollton, Missouri. His teaching and coaching career began in 1997 teaching English and speech, and coaching almost every sport known to man!

Jim is currently a speech teacher and tennis coach at Harrah High School east of OKC; nighttime voice (7-midnite) of The Gospel Station Network; and Public Address Announcer for the new NBA team in town, the Oklahoma City Thunder!

Chondra Moore

Chondra Moore and her husband Curtis are owners/editors of the Oklahoma Woman/Mens Magazine.

Ken Munds

Ken Munds, formerly a singer with Brush Arbor, heads a ministry to those in prison. He says,

"I have finally found a purpose that I truly believe God had planned for me from the beginning. I struggled with dependency on drugs and alcohol only to rebound and remain clean and sober since 1990. In 2003, I started Kenny Munds Ministries, a non-profit corporation dedicated to jail and prison outreach. If you have a hurt, hang-up, or habit that has you in its grip…plug in and maybe you’ll receive a word from the Lord through the experience and hope that we share."

Kenny Munds Ministries can be found at

Pat Perry

Paul Roach

Pastor Paul Roach, born and raised in El Reno, Oklahoma, answered the call to ministry in his Junior year of college and moved to San Diego, California to become youth pastor of a Southern Baptist Church. Later he returned to Oklahoma where his brother Curtis was attending his second year at Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He attended some meetings that Rhema was having and Curtis introduced him to his future wife, Samantha Watson.

Samantha was born again at the age of 8, but was in and out of church as a teen-ager, married, divorced, and married again. At 32, God led her to Oklahoma to help a friend with her business and while there she was introduced to Rhema Bible Training Center. During her 2nd year she met Paul Roach. In a romance that only God could put together, she married her "knight in shining armor" in 1984.

They pastor Faith Family Church, in Paul’s home town of El Reno, Oklahoma.

Pamela Rosewell Moore

Pamela Rosewell Moore, international public speaker and author of five dynamic, life-changing books, was born near London, England. Immigrating to the United States in 1976 with famous evangelist Corrie ten Boom, Pam worked as a personal assistant to the Dutch Christian whose incarceration in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II gave her world-wide acknowledgment.

During the last seven years of Corrie ten Boom's life, Pam had the opportunity not only to assist with the ministries of well-established Corrie ten Boom, but also to serve the evangelist in the most difficult and confusing years of her life; years seemingly crippled by a series of severe strokes. As a result of witnessing these intensely difficult, however ultimately victorious, final five years, Pam wrote about her experiences in her first book, The Five Silent Years of Corrie ten Boom.

Steve Russell

Steve Russell commanded the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry and was a central player in the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein. His unit was featured in Discovery's 'Ace in the Hole' and BBC Panorama's 'Saddam on the Run.' Russell speaks across the US and Canada, rallying the American public to support the troops with victory, not just words. Russell turned down promotion to colonel and a war college fellowship to Kingston, Canada to retire from the US Army after serving 21 years.

He settled his wife and 5 children in Oklahoma and founded Vets for Victory to combat defeatists on the home front and encourage Americans to support victory in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jeff Seyfert

Jeff Seyfert was Instructor then Assistant Professor in the School of Business at Southern Nazarene University. Jeff has served as the Director of Marketing for the Graduate Studies in Management programs at SNU for the past six years and Interim Director of the Graduate Studies in Management programs for the past two. Jeff recently talked with with Shirley about SNU's degree completion programs. The program lets anyone complete a degree by investing only one night a week!

Lanney Smith

Chef Lanney Smith is the owner and operator of 'A Catered Affair', a catering company featuring good cajun cooking and good fun.

Winner of the 2004 Silver Spoon Award, Chef Lanney has been featured in the Oklahoman newspaper and Fox 25 News Oklahoma City. Originally from Lake Charles, Louisianna, he has also participated as a chef on the Rolling Stones Voodoo lounge tour, and appeared on Discovery Channel's Great Chefs series.

Chef Lanney has the distinction of being the only 5-star creole & cajun chef in the state of Oklahoma!

Eddie Stark

Free weddings? Thats what Rev. Eddie Stark claims! Rev. Stark is the pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene in El Reno, a church that offers couples the use of their sanctuary and the services of Rev. Stark, free of charge! The church will even pay for the marriage liscense! Learn how...

Jim Talley

Dr. Jim A. Talley has had more than twenty-five years of experience as a singles pastor, lecturer, and counselor. Author of bestsellers, Too Close Too Soon and Reconcilable Differences, Dr. Talley has appeared on numerous radio and television programs. He is a licensed Marital and Family Therapist in Oklahoma. He and his wife, Joyce, have three children and eight grandchildren.

Jim Tate

Jim Tate is the Vice President of Field Operations for Computer NERDZ!

Computer NERDZ! started in 1993 in San Antonio Texas. In 2001, Jim joined the NERDZ! Team and helped open Computer NERDZ! of Oklahoma City, INC. For over 7 years Jim has shared his passion of helping people use computers with Clients and Nerds throughout the company. Computer NERDZ! specializes in computer service, support and training in your home or office.

Visit Computer NERDZ! on the web at, or call 1-800-493-NERD (6373) and we’ll send a Nerd right over.

Ron Threadgill

Ron Threadgill is the senior pastor of the Life Community Church in El Reno.

Dr. Stan Toler & Deanne Mowry

Stan Toler serves as senior pastor of Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma City. Dr. Toler trains pastors and church leaders throughout North America. He conducts seminars on strategic planning, stewardship, outreach, and leadership and has authored multiple books and manuals on the subjects of church ministry, evangelism and "helps" for pastors.

Deanne Mowry is the Director of Marketing and Recruitment, Director of MACU-Online, and Director of the Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries degree completion program at Mid-America Christian University. Deanne has preached and/or led leadership conferences all over the country, and is a frequent national speaker with Dr. Stan Toler.

Steve Trice

Steve Trice founded Jasco Products Company in 1975, and has guided the organization from marketing CB antennas and accessories out of a small corner of an Oklahoma City warehouse into one of the industry’s largest and fastest-growing marketers of consumer electronic accessories, computer accessories, home electric products, and security/surveillance products. Jasco Products, an exclusive GE licensee, offers more than 2,000 consumer products in North and South America under the GE brand name.

Mr. Trice is also actively involved with the organization Christian Business Men’s Connection (CBMC), serving on and chairing the boards of both CBMC/USA and CBMC/Oklahoma City. CBMC is a global Christian evangelical and discipleship-focused organization.

Irma Warr

After earning a degree in religious education from Minnesota’s Northwestern College, Irma worked at Minnetonka Community Church with Tim LaHaye, and later served on staff with The Navigators. After moving to Oklahoma City, she married Gene Warr in 1964 and began traveling extensively on an international scale, speaking at conferences on the husband-wife relationship. Irma’s ministry with wives focuses on discipleship and instruction for being the kind of wife and mother that Scripture commands.

Irma adores her three boys and all her grandkids.

Shannon Warren

Ms. Warren is the Founder of the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium, a non-profit, non-sectarian grassroots professional organization dedicated to promoting integrity at work. Beginning as a small discussion group with only 6 members in October, 2003, this Oklahoma initiative has become a forum for the promotion of high ethical standards in business. Today, the organization has nearly 700 members representing more than 100 companies in chapters established in Oklahoma City and Tulsa . In 2008, OK Ethics was privileged to receive a Character Council of Greater OKC award for their work in promoting good character in the community.

Tom Westbrook

Darren York & Rick Meyer

York Ford in Weatherford, Okla

Catherine Zoller

"Catherine Zoller is a housewife who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma

With a husband, three kids and half a college diploma

Many years ago the Lord spoke to her one night

And said simply and clearly, “I want you to write”

So she jumped out of bed and grabbed paper and pen

And waited on the sofa for Him to speak to her again

At last came the dawn with the dew and the mist

But all she had written was half a grocery list

Still she never forgot the words spoken that night

All she had to learn was that His timing’s always right

Now she’s written some rhymes that tell the Bible story

From Genesis to Revelation where He reveals His glory

The hope in her heart is that everyone will learn

That reading God’s word can be lots of fun

It will instruct you and teach you and change your heart

And this little book is designed to help you start!"

Anthony Campolo, Ph.D.

Tony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University. For ten years he was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education. He has authored 35 books. Dr. Campolo is married to Peggy. They have two children, and four grandchildren.


Phil Callaway

Phil Callaway is a veteran author and popular speaker. Phil accepted a 12-month truth challenge and his book To Be Perfectly Honest (Multnomah, May 3, 2011) is a humorous journal of what happens when a Christian author does his best to tell the truth. As a humorist, "I lie for a living," says Phil. He stands in front of audiences and tells them funny stories--about 96 percent true--at least as far his he can remember.

He is available to speak for marriage retreats, civic and business events.

Click here for the full length interview or just click on the play button.


Passages & The Green Collection

Hobby Lobby President, Steve Green, shares The Passages Bible Exhibit and The Green Collection on display at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art now through October 16 2011.

See more about the exhibits at

Pictured is the OKC Museum of Art's Communications Manager Leslie Spears (left) with Shirley Mears.


John Martin

John Martin shares how the Butterfield Foundation offers medical education scholarship funds.


Jack Murphy

Interview with Jack Murphy, former big-time jewel thief, now turned Christian evangelist...hear his turnaround!


Cindy Grubb

Interview with Jack Murphy, former big-time jewel thief, now turned Christian evangelist...hear his turnaround!


Dr. Richard Land

President of the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission and host of his nationally-syndicated radio program "For Faith and Family", Dr. Richard Land is a sought-after speaker on the issues of religion as it engages with our current society and modern values.


Pat Payne

Pat Payne is a song artist. He lives in Oklahoma City area.


Ivan Parker and Pastor Vera Radley

Pastor Vera Radley serves the Del City First Church of the Nazarene, Del City Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City. She hosts a Gospel Singing on the 4th weekend each month.

Ivan Parker comes each fall for a concert at the Del City High School Auditorium.


Dr. Dixie Yoder

Dr. Dixie Yoder is available to help find solutions to life problems with solutions from the Bible.

Learn about her at the official website


Michael Todd Barrett

Michael Todd Barrett is the author of the novel entitled "The Curse".
Official Website:


Walter Jenkins

Walter Jenkins is a professional writer and ghost writer. His books include Mentor: The Kid and the CEO, co written with Tom Pace. His website is

He co-wrote a book with Tom Hill of Kimray, interview #54 and Gayle Dyer of An Affair of the Heart (#34).


Jenny Steinbach

Jenny Steinbach is the Strategy Coordinator for the Magdalena Movement, a JESUS Film project.  Their website is and This powerful new video is a movie for women by women and showcases what Mary Magdalene may have experienced while walking with Jesus throughout his public ministry.

The film titled Magdalena: Through Her Eyes, looks at the life of Jesus of Nazareth from the unique perspective of Mary Magdalene.  This moving story celebrates how Jesus cared about women individually and collectively through biblical accounts illustrated from a woman's point of view.


Paul Willis June 22 - July 8

Paul Willis works with Mark Whitacre at Cypress Systems.


Chuck Schroeder

Chuck Schroeder is the Executive Director of the National Cowboy & Western Heritiage Museum in Oklahoma City.
Official Website:


Jack David Arnold

Dr. Jack David Armold is President of The Academy of Senior Professionals at Southern Nazarene University. ASP is an organization of retired professionals who love life long learning and connecting to other generations to pass on life lessons. May 21, 2010 is the date of their Senior Adult Conference. Host is Bethany 1st Church of the Nazarene. To learn more go to . Plenary speakers are Chuck Schroeder, Executive Director of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum as well as Dr. Stan Toler, General Superindendent of the Church of the Nazarene.


Mark Whitacre

Mark Whitacre is the subject of the current Warner Brothers and Steven Soderbergh directed feature film, "The Informant" starring Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre, and the Discovery Channel TV documentary, "Undercover." Mark Whitacre is an Ivy League Ph.D. and was the highest level executive of a Fortune 500 company to become a whistleblower in US history. After blowing the whistle in 1992, Mark then worked undercover with the FBI for 3 years in one of the largest price fixing cases in history. After his undercover tenure was completed, Mark went to federal prison for eight and a half years for a white collar crime that occurred during his undercover tenure. What was remarkable, he was able to keep his marriage to his high school sweetheart and family completely intact. Furthermore, the FBI agents involved with Whitacre's case more recently (starting in 2008) touted Whitacre publicly as a "national hero" for his substantial assistance with one of the most important white collar cases in history. Mark Whitacre, PhD – FBI Whistleblower, Subject of the movie, “The Informant”, with Matt Damon as Whitacre, (DISCLAIMER: The movie is a Hollywood entertainment interpretation of the undercover story and is rated R for its language.) The book Mark Whitacre Against All Odds, by Floyd Perry is available at


Pat Downes

Pat Downes is the President of Strategic Solutions, LLC and consultant to the Oklahoma City Riverfront Redevelopment Authority.
Economic Development Requires Change To OKC Footprint.


Jeff Hand

Jeff Hand is an Oklahoma native and has an extensive background in insurance defense and risk management as an adjuster and attorney. He says, "In law and investigations, the facts determine the results. The same is true for everything you research." As an avid sportsman and target shooter he took a deep interest in the Second Amendment; researched its legal history and the arguments for and against the Amendment. Jeff has found that the result is that the Second Amendment means what it says; the way the average man understands it.


Paul Goodyear

Paul Goodyear is a World War II veteran and survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Paul is pictured with Dick Pryor of OETA-TV.