Speakers

Speakers for The Revival 2012

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 Matt-Schantz

Matt Schantz

The Director of Organizational Development and Learning at National Nail, a building materials company seeking to conduct business in a manner that reflects our trust and dependence on God. Prior to this, Matt served for nineteen years as the campus minister for His House Christian Fellowship and the Football Chaplain at Central Michigan University. He has a passion to share the greatness of God with the next generation. He and his wife, Bethany, are seeking to do just that with their four children – Caleb, age 17; Jacob, age 14; Savannah, age 12; and Danny, age 10 – who make everyday an adventure of faith.

Kyle Ray

Raised in Detroit, Michigan, is a graduate of the University of Michigan, has earned a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and completed his Master’s of Divinity Degree at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Kyle joined the staff of Kentwood Community Church 2006, moved into the role of Lead Pastor in January 2010. He serves on the board for the Center of Community Leadership.

Married to Petra since 1999; they have adopted two boys, Malik (13), and Matthew (11).

Jerry-Bishop

Rev. Jerry Bishop

Founder and pastor of LifeQuest, an urban based ministry located in Grand Rapids with a focus on urban men, ages 16 to 80. After growing up in southwest Michigan, Jerry relocated to Grand Rapids to attend college and later to endeavor in the telecommunications industry with a number of Fortune 50 Companies. With a focus on outreach and multiple-cultural worship, Rev. Bishop has served on various political campaigns, and served on the Board of Directors of multiple non-profit and for-profit corporations. Jerry is also the author of Transforming Urban Lives, one of the first eBooks published on urban ministry. Bishop is married with two daughters and four sons.

Brian Molitor

Brian is the Founder of the Malachi Global Foundation, a nonprofit organization that builds successful fathers throughout the world.  His books, Boy’s Passage – Man’s Journey and Girl’s Passage – Father’s Duty have been translated into Spanish, French, Portuguese, Korean and Chinese.  He is also the CEO of Molitor International, a company specializing in organizational development, change management and customized training programs including leadership, team building, and interpersonal relationships.  He is the author of The Power of Agreement and Win Win Win, books that have helped companies identify their organization’s vision, mission, core values and operating principles, and optimize their human relations.

Scott Baker

Scott Baker is a founder of His Barn.  His Barn is a unique men’s ministry formed to assist men in their quest to impact the kingdom as husbands, fathers, son’s, brothers and most importantly, disciples in Christ.  His Barn is known for its annual Revival, held in the pasture of the barn.  Scott is also the President/CEO of National Nail, a building materials company with locations throughout the United States.  He is married to Kristie and has four children and one grandchild.  He and his family attend Cornerstone United Methodist Church. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of Servant Leadership and is writing his first book,  “Lessons from the Barn”

Greg Kelley

Greg is the Executive Director of World Mission, a Grand Rapids based non-profit focused upon taking the gospel to places around the world where the name of Jesus has never been shared.  World Mission has 75 employees in Michigan and Indiana and has partnership networks in more than 15 countries. World Mission’s primary tool of ministry is a solar powered audio Bible available in 6,000 languages.  Currently more than 1 million illiterate Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists are participating in World Mission listening groups.
Greg’s greatest passion is his family which includes his wife Kathy of 20 years and 5 children.  They reside in Byron Center.  He was a graduate of Western Michigan University and Most Valuable Player of the 1991 football team.

Worship Band by Troy Stansberry

Troy has been a lifelong music lover and professional musician.  He started playing out in bars at the age of 16 and did it for 14 years.  At the age of 30, he heard God ask him to use his gift for His glory and that’s when Troy turned his gift and his life over to the Lord.

Troy has been leading worship in the Grand Rapids area for 7 years now and he especially has a heart to see men come together in worship.  “I’ve seen what a hindrance brokenness and sin can be to God’s calling on a man. I have also seen God’s grace abound and set men free to be who He called them to be.”

Today Troy is the Music Director at Rosewood Church in Jenison, Michigan where he leads a blended and contemporary service each Sunday.  He has also been leading worship at the barn for the last 2 revivals.  “The Bible says if we lift up His name, He will draw men unto Him.  That’s all I really care about!”

Past Speakers

Randy DonGiovanni

Randy is a graduate of Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, PA. He also attended West Chester University in West Chester, PA.  Randy has worked with youth and young adults for over 27 years.  In addition, Randy was the former Speed-the-Light and Youth Alive Director in the state of Michigan.  He has experience in speaking to students at rallies, retreats, camps, high school and college campuses all over the nation.  Randy has a sincere desire and vision is to be used by the Lord in seeing lives radically changed for the kingdom of God. Through practical application of scripture, humor, and story-telling. Randy motivates and encourages young people to live a committed and Spirit-filled life.

Kip Hasselbring

Kip is the founding and Senior Pastor of  High Pointe Community Church in Byron Center, Michigan.  Kip’s primary responsibilities are to guide the church in its mission and vision, to preach the Word and to make Christ-like disciples.  His heart and passion is prayer, and how to develop a life of passionate, heart-felt prayer in his own life and in the lives of others.   Kip has served in full-time ministry since 1985.  He lives in Byron Center with his wife of 25 years, Margaret.  Kip and Margaret keep busy with their three sons, Luke (20), Jacob (19) and Joel (14).

Justin Moxley

Justin serves as the President and Founder of The Heartland Project, a multi-denominational ministry that serves in the development of new churches throughout the country.  He also serves as the Executive Chairman of the Board / CEO of PastorServe a ministry that’s mission is to create a thriving network of relationships and resources that will allow every Pastor in America to have access to equipping and care for the challenges and crises they face.  PastorServe has responded to over 130,000 requests for help from ministry leaders in its 13 years history.

He is a sought after coach and consult with not-for-profits, churches, and small business leaders in the areas of personal leadership development and organizational development.  He is on the teaching team of his local church, serves as an adjunct professor of a small private college and was recently roped into being the President of his son’s high school soccer team booster club.  He has been married to Tiffany for 17 years, has a son Zane 16 yrs, and a daughter Savannah 13 yrs. He resides in Kansas City but loves to travel with his wife and kids.

Ron Kool

Ron Kool

Ron was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, but did most of his growing up in Byron Center. He graduated from Calvin College and attended Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California before graduating from Calvin Theological Seminary. He joined the staff of Hillside Community Church in 1990 and moved intoed the role of Lead Pastor in 2008. Ron and his wife Tammy have been married for 26 years and they have four children, two of whom are married. They also have one grandson.

Freddie Scott II

Freddie Scott has a history as a player in the National Football League, a minister, youth counselor, public speaker, and author. He is the founder and president of Unlock the Champion, LLC, an organization dedicated empowering families and the teaching of fundamental life skills essential to character development for people who are raised in broken homes, especially athletes. His most recent research has made him aware of the tremendous need, now more than ever, for strong fathers in America’s ever-changing culture and across the world.  This understanding inspired his first book entitled, The Dad I Wish I Had.

Today Scott travels throughout America speaking on such issues as familycharacter developmentand personal goals. To date, Freddie has spoken to thousands helping to empower people to not be imprisoned to the pain of their past.  He is an NFL Spokesman for Tony Dungy’s organization All Pro Dad, a partner with the Family Research Counsel, the Dean of the Spiritual Growth Institute, and also the Senior Assistant Pastor at Word of Faith Christian Center — Nashville where he manages numerous administrative tasks in excellence, always going ‘the extra mile’ and doing what it takes to get the job done.

Scott balances all these responsibilities along with those of being the husband of his beautiful wife, Cynthia, and the proud father of four very active sons and one adorable daughter.