Meeke Addison | Culture Proof
Meeke Addison’s most cherished roles are that of follower of Christ, wife to Wil, and mother and disciple-maker of their six children. She and Wil are the co-founders of Culture Proof, equipping Christians to resist cultural trends that rival the Truth. Meeke is also a sought-after conference speaker, women’s teacher and writer.As a pro-family activist, she keeps a close eye on politics, pop culture and the Church, challenging fellow Christians to answer the question of first importance, "What does God's Word say about this?" Meeke focuses on equipping everyday Christians to effectively engage and transform culture.Meeke’s nearly 25 years of ministry include serving as a missionary on secular university campuses, as well as local churches, before serving the American Family Association/American Family Radio for 15 years. As an articulate spokesperson and broadcaster, Meeke contributed courageously and impactfully to discussions within Christian culture.Meeke and her husband Wil co-host Culture Proof, a daily podcast that applies the straight-edge of God’s Word to current events, pop-culture, marriage and family, political issues, and the Church. In real time, she and Wil examine tough topics through the clear lens of Scripture, equipping faithful followers of Christ to walk out the Gospel with increasing clarity and conviction.
Dr. Renton Rathbun | Center for Biblical Worldview at Bob Jones University
Renton has been a classroom teacher for over twenty-five years. His teaching experience has included both secular and Christian colleges and universities. He and his wife homeschooled their oldest son Daniel, and are now homeschooling their two littles, Jude and Olivia. Renton has spoken for Homeschool venues such as the Foundations Summit, the Canadian Homeschool Symposium, Teach Them Diligently, The Great Homeschool Convention, Rocky Mountain Homeschool Convention, and others. Renton has spoken on podcasts from all over the nation, such as the Steve Noble Show, Schoolhouse Rocked, Parenting with Ginger Hubbard, the Heidi St. John Podcast, the Zan Tyler Podcast, and others. Renton holds a BS in English education and an MA in interpretative speech from Bob Jones University. He has also received an MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University, an MA in philosophy from the University of Toledo, a ThM from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, and a PhD in apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary.Renton serves as the Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview at Bob Jones University.
Dr. Kathy Koch | Celebrate Kids, Inc.
Dr. Kathy Koch (“cook”) is the Founder of Celebrate Kids. She has spoken to thousands of parents, teachers, and children in over 25 countries. Kirk Cameron chose her as an expert in two recent documentaries and she is also a popular guest on Focus on the Family radio and other radio talk shows and podcasts. She podcasts at Dr. Kathy Says and Facing the Dark and she is the author of seven books published by Moody. Dr. Kathy earned a PhD in reading and educational psychology from Purdue University. She is a former education professor, teacher, coach, and school board member. She has loved Jesus for years and her faith and desire to serve and glorify God is the foundation of her ministry.
Abraham Hamilton, III | The Hamilton Corner
Abraham Hamilton, III (Abe) is a husband, father of six wonderful children, homeschool dad, lawyer, Bible Teacher and national radio and television talk show host. He serves as American Family Association’s General Counsel and host of “The Hamilton Corner” which airs Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. CT on the American Family Radio Network (AFR). He also hosts “The Hamilton Corner” television program, which airs Friday evenings at 8 p.m. CT on the National Religious Broadcasters Television Network (NRB TV). He has an undergraduate degree in New Testament Biblical Literature and a Juris
Doctor degree. Abe is a Home School Legal Defense Association Board Member (HSLDA) and is licensed to practice law in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Dr. Jason Lisle | Biblical Science Institute
Dr. Lisle is the founder of the Biblical Science Institute (BSI). He is a popular speaker, author, researcher, and astrophysicist who studies issues pertaining to science and the Christian faith. Dr. Jason Lisle graduated summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University where he double-majored in physics and astronomy and minored in mathematics. He received his master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in Boulder. In addition to secular research, Dr. Lisle has written articles for the Answers in Genesis website, the Creation magazine and Answers magazine, as well as in-depth articles for the Journal of Creation (formerly TJ). He has over 20 years years of professional creation ministry experience, and continues to partner with other biblical creation ministries, such as Answers in Genesis. He resides in Colorado.
Israel Wayne | Family Renewal
Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who is passionate about defending the Christian faith and developing a Biblical worldview. He is the Director of Family Renewal and author of Foundations in Faith (a one-year Bible doctrine curriculum) and Foundational Truths: a Modern Catechism, among others.
Dr. Lee Brand | Faith Baptist Church
Lee E. Brand, Jr.attended Mississippi State University and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Sciences while minoring in Human Development and Family Studies. Upon completing his bachelor’s work, Lee enrolled at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity Degree in Pastoral Ministries and his PHD concentrating on Practical Theology while pursuing a dual minor in Theology and New Testament Studies. He served as pastor of Beth-el Missionary Baptist Church in Starkville, MS from 2002 until 2019. Lee transitioned to a new role and served as Dean of the Seminary and Vice President of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary from 2019 until early 2022. Pastor Lee became Senior Pastor of Faith Baptist Church of Bartlett, TN in 2022. After his relationship with the Lord, Pastor Lee glories in his relationship with his
beautiful wife, Tiffany. They married in 2003. They have five wonderful children. Their team consists of four great sons and one beautiful daughter.
Pastor Terren Dames | North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship
If, at the age of 19, you asked Pastor Terrem Dames where he would be today, his focus would have been on worldly accomplishments. He probably would have said, "wealthy business owner" or "running a contracting business in Nassau."
The youngest child of a Bahamian family of 11 siblings; a child who was familiar with hunger, now is responsible for feeding God’s people with His Word. He never would have thought that as a young man who was trained on the streets he would one day be the devoted husband of one wife and the loving father of four children. He never would have imagined that one day, in the middle of a club God would call him into a relationship with. But then again, how many of us had a vision for our life that accurately lined up with God’s vision? God’s plan for our life often looks very different than our own. Pastor Dames' life is proof of this truth.
As senior pastor of North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship, he challenges others to see themselves from Christ’s perspective. When we encounter the one, true, Holy God, our life is never the same. As the Pastor of NDCBF he invites everyone journey to authentically pursue being true disciples of Christ and making disciples of others. Your life will look a lot different than you imagined it, but “eyes have not seen, nor ears have heard, nor mind conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.”
Maria Hamilton | CPKids Track Director
Maria Hamilton is a devoted follower of Christ. She is the wife of Abraham Hamilton, III and homeschooling mom of six. Maria has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and minor degrees in Spanish and Rehabilitation Services. Maria’s testimony is that she came to faith in Jesus at 16 but had no idea what it meant to live as a follower of Christ. As a result of this, she is passionate about providing children with a robust defense of the Faith. She is committed to helping young children develop a strong Biblical worldview as early as possible. In service to her local fellowship, Maria teaches apologetics to children. She writes and adapts existing apologetics curricula, making them suitable and more easily understood for younger learners.
Mark & Amy Warren | CPTeens Track Directors
Mark Warren is the senior pastor of South Quay Baptist Church in Suffolk, Virginia and teaches high school math. He has been teaching others to read and understand God’s Word for over 35 years. He is a homeschool dad with one daughter at a Christian university and the other a senior in high school. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia International University and a master’s degree in Christian apologetics with studies in church planting/growth and is currently completing studies toward a master of divinity degree. Mark is on the board of directors for The Shepherd's Calling, a missions organization whose goal is to train pastors and plant churches in Moldova.
Amaris “Amy” Warren is a homeschool mom with one daughter at a Christian university and the other a senior in high school. Amy directs the youth ministry at her local fellowship, and regularly teaches classes on worldview and apologetics for teens and adults. Amy has an undergraduate degree in Christian ministry, a master’s degree in religion from Southern Evangelical Seminary and is completing her studies toward a Master of Arts in Theology and Apologetics. Amy is a commissioned fellow with the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and directs the Colson Fellows Cohort at her church. She is a chapter director for Ratio Christi College Prep and a graduate of Frank Turek’s Cross Examined Instructor’s Academy.
Garritt & Yvette Hampton | Schoolhouse Rocked
Yvette Hampton is the producer and host of the documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution and The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. She loves Jesus and her greatest joy is being a wife and mom. She and her husband, Garritt, have a passion for strengthening and equipping families and the homeschooling community by teaching parents how to live out their convictions, educate their children, and point them to Christ.
Garritt Hampton is the director of the documentary, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution and the producer of the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. He is a movie industry veteran with credits on some of the biggest movies of the last decade, including Interstellar, Furious 7, TRON: Legacy, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and many more. After several years of working as a motion control technician in Hollywood, Garritt made an abrupt shift and taught film at a Christian school, while producing short documentary content for his church. His experience teaching high school and middle school students deepened his love for education and his passion for the creative process. It also strengthened his conviction that education must be centered on a foundation of Biblical truth. Garritt's passion is to challenge dads to lead well, live lives of eternal significance, and leave a godly legacy.
The Lowrey Family | Worship Leaders
The Lowrey family has facilitated worship for our family conferences since 2018. Married for 21 years, Adam and Tara are committed to making Jesus known through their gift of singing and song-writing. They are raising three beautiful children to know, love and serve God faithfully.
In addition to partnering at our conferences, the Lowreys lead worship and minister in their local church and at other conferences, as the Lord gives opportunity.