Bob Muzikowski shares one of the most fascinating and inspiring personal testimonies you will ever hear. He shares the incredible journey from alcohol and cocaine addiction, dramatic bar fights and time in jail to a life devoted to lifting kids out of desperate situations and forming them into “leaders of character empowered by the hope that is in Jesus Christ.” In his humorous style, Bob also challenges us to hold each other accountable for the “hoarding” mentality that accumulates multiple homes, cars, boats and other toys while kids in the inner city are struggling to get an education. This talk will make you laugh out loud and reflect deep inside.
Rudy Carrasco shares the amazing journey that took him from a difficult inner-city childhood to: the White House, throwing out the opening pitch at a Major League Baseball game, and a life committed to mobilizing business to create flourishing economic environments and end poverty in urban areas.
In addition to sharing some insights on the challenges facing America and a reminding us that God is our ultimate Commander in Chief, Colonel Richard Toliver tells the remarkable story of how God “woke him up” with a bolt of lightning when he was in a fighter jet at 20,000 feet. A decorated Top-Gun pilot, Colonel Toliver talks about his traumatic childhood and the incredible passion and focus on becoming a fighter pilot that lifted him out of his circumstances. He also transparently admits how that singular career passion made him lose sight of the things most important in his life–his wife, children, friends and God. Surviving the lightning bolt brought him to a new life in Jesus. He reminds us that whatever we may have encountered in life and whatever mistakes we may have made, we each have a God-designed purpose that our heavenly Father wants us to realize, but in order to realize that purpose we must first take any unresolved issues and burdens to the Cross and leave them there, trusting that Jesus can deal with them for us. Colonel Toliver ends with the key imperative to becoming all we were made to be–we must submit our passion to God and make our passion knowing Jesus and choosing to love God with all our heart.
We are each made for “greatness”. Roland Warren shares his own life experiences and explores how we can discover our own greatness by following Jesus’ example of serving the most vulnerable.
Nick Hall is reaching today’s youth with the message of Jesus. He shatters myths about the next generation being lost, shares what they care about and challenges us to reach out to them and open doors.