Keynote Speakers

Cecil Murphey

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Cec Murphey has written or co-written more than 135 books, including the New York Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Dr. Ben Carson). His books have sold in the millions. Cec stays busy as a professional writer and travels extensively to speak on topics such as writing, spiritual growth, caregiving, significant living, sexual abuse, and recovery. Prior to launching his career as a full-time writer and speaker, Cec served as pastor, as a volunteer hospital chaplain, and a missionary in Kenya.

Dennis E. Hensley

Dennis E. Hensley

Dennis "Doc" Hensley is the author of 54 books, the most recent being Jesus in the 9 to 5 (AMG Publishers). He is director of the professional writing major at Taylor University, and a columnist for Christian Communicator and Advanced Christian Writer. His 3,000 published freelance articles have appeared in Downbeat, Modern Bride, Writer's Digest, Essence, War Cry, The Writer, People, Vista, Evangel, The Detroit Free Press, and The Indianapolis Star, among many others. He is a judge for  the annual Christy Fiction Awards, the Evangelical Press Association Awards, and Operation First Novel contest.