Senior Chief Dr. John Gee was born and raised in San Antonio, John is a Judson HS grad and then joined the US Navy as a submariner. His career in the Navy took him to many ports of call all over the world. His primary focus was the Pacific theater as a West Pac sailor and he made 20 patrols! That is allot of trips down under the sea. He also had tours of duty in Guantanamo Bay as well as Iraq and Afghanistan and is a recipient of a Purple Heart. He has a Bachelors degree from Southern Illinois, a Master's from Liberty Univ, an M Div from Chapman Univ and a Doctorate of Biblical Studies from Good Samaritan Bible College. Come hear his story from orphan to father, from lost to found!
Dr. Kendrick Kahler hails from New Braunfels and now lives back here for much of every year except when he is on mission trips to Cambodia and China....He is graduated New Braunfels High School, then West Point and a tragic accident on a Sinai mission for the United Nations left him paralyzed and out of the Army.....Went to Medical school and now is a DR for the VA as well as a teaching Dr. for a hospital he started in Cambodia......Wonderful man with an awesome story of faith and selflessness
Lathan Watts is the Public Affairs director for First Liberty Institute. First Liberty is the leading law firm to fight civil rights and religious freedom issues before the US Supreme Court. Lathan has his Doctorate of Juris Prudence from Univ of MIssissippi. Previous to First Liberty Lathan served as a staffer for US Congressman Jeb Hanserling, US Senator John Cornyn and Texas Governor Rick Perry. He also served four years as a City Councilman for Lewisville, TX. He will tell his story as well as the update of cases with and going to the US Supreme Court and the GREAT Shape our federal court system is in with the last 4 years with the appointment of 260 conservative young judges.
First Liberty is a non profit law firm that fights legal battles in the US court system for civil rights and religious liberty....They have pled more cases before the US Supreme Court than any other law firm in the nation! and have a a win rate of 90% PLUS in all there religious rights cases around the country!
Josh McDowell is an evangelical apologist and evangelist. As an agnostic in college, he researched a paper to disprove the Christian faith and in fact came to faith and belief in Jesus Christ. He transferred to Wheaton College where he got his undergrad degree and then went to seminary at BIOLA Univ in Los Angeles. In 1961, Josh joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ International. Not long after, he started the Josh McDowell Ministry* to reach young people worldwide with the truth and love of Jesus.
Well known as an articulate speaker, Josh has addressed more than 46 million people, giving over 27,200 talks in 139 countries. He has written or co-authored 151 books in 128 languages including:
In addition to many other awards, Josh has been nominated 36 times for the Gold Medallion Award and has received that award on four occasions. He is married to Dottie for 48 years, has 4 kids, and 10 grandkids.
Video - 50 years of ministryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGHZHxQIfZ8&t=7s
An Airman's Story Family, Faith and Virtue
General Nowland is a 1985 graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He previously commanded at the squadron, wing and numbered Air Force levels. He also served on the Joint Staff, U.S. Southern Command and two Air Force major command staffs. The general has flown combat operations in support of operations Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. He is also a graduate of the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies and was a National Security Fellow at the Olin Institute at Harvard University. Prior to his current assignment, General Nowland was the Commander, 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command and Commander, Air Forces Southern, U.S. Southern Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
General Nowland is a command fighter pilot with more than 3,600 flying hours, primarily in the A-10, F-15A/C/D, T-37B, T-38A/C, A/T-38B and T-6.
Colonel Doug “Stoli” Nikolai is a contract F-16 Simulator Instructor Pilot for the Texas Air National Guard at Kelly Air Force Base down in San Antonio.
Colonel Nikolai completed his Air Force career as Director of Operations Force Management in Washington, D.C. where he led four divisions in the Pentagon encompassing Combat, Mobility and Special Operations Forces.
In previous assignments, Colonel Nikolai served as the Vice Wing Commander at Kunsan Air Base in Korea commanding 3,400 personnel and as a Legislative Affairs Director coordinating Air Force budgetary and policy issues on Capitol Hill.
Colonel Nikolai received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1989. He has extensive combat & operational experience with 3,000 F-16 flying hours, including 420 combat hours earned during Operations SOUTHERN WATCH and IRAQI FREEDOM.
Andre Moubarak is the owner and co-founder of Twins Tours & Travel Ltd. in Israel. Born and raised in Old Jerusalem along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Christian Quarter, Andre today is a licensed tour guide. He leads numerous groups through the Holy Land each year and teaching them about the Jewish roots of Jesus and the kingdom of God. With his wife, Marie Howanstine Moubarak, Andre also teaches worldwide, helping people see the Bible anew through the eyes of a Palestinian. Andre is also an author and has written several books about Jerusalem and the Holy Land and now with Covid-19 does video tours of the Holy Land.
Rich was a college foot ball player, then NFL and USFL with the San Antonio Gun Slingers. He is also a chaplain with the San Antonio Spurs.
He was a Sunday Christian having another life the rest of the week. On day at a chapel before a game the Lord came to him and he repented and has served Jesus ever sense.