Keynote Speakers

Jerry B. Jenkins

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Jerry is author of more than 180 books, with sales of more than 70 million copies, including the best-selling Left Behind series. He is former vice president for publishing and currently chairman of the board of trustees for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Jerry's writing has appeared in TIME, Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian periodicals. Twenty of his books have reached the New York Times best-seller list (seven in the number-one spot). His latest releases are The Breakthrough (Tyndale), the third of the Chicago-based Precinct 11 cop novel trilogy, and As Good as She Imagined (Worthy Publishing), the story of Christian-Taylor Green.

McNair Wilson

McNair Wilson

McNair, an author, actor, playwright, and humorist, spent 10 years as a Disney Imagineer. He now assists corporations and faith-based organizations through workshops and coaching in public speaking and creative thinking. His most recent book is HATCH! Brainstorming Secrets of a Theme Park Designer.

Angela Hunt

Angela Hunt

Angela, a Christy-Award winner, writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected in novels from this versatile author. With over four million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 100 works ranging from picture books to novels.

James Scott Bell

James Scott Bell

James is the author of the #1 bestseller for writers, Plot & Structure, and numerous thrillers, including DeceivedTry Dying, and Watch Your Back. He is a winner of the Christy Award and has been a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award. He served as the fiction columnist for Writer's Digest magazine and taught writing at Pepperdine University. His website is www.jamesscottbell.com.

Brandilyn Collins

Brandilyn Collins

Brandilyn is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense. Awards for her novels include the ACFW Carol (three times), Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice. She is also known for her distinctive book on fiction-writing techniques, Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn From Actors (John Wiley & Sons). Read the first chapters of her books at www.brandilyncollins.com.

Dennis E. Hensley

Dennis E. Hensley

Dennis holds four degrees in communications, including a Ph.D. in English from Ball State University. He is director of the Professional Writing major at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, and recently published his 52nd book, Jack London’s Masterplots (Taylor University Press).

Sammy Tippit

Sammy Tippit

Sammy is an international evangelist, preaching at some of the largest meeting venues in the world. He was the subject of Jerry Jenkins’s first book in 1974. Sammy has authored and co-authored 14 books translated into numerous languages, including Praying for Your Family.

Terry White, special music

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Terry is a writer, editor, educator, and journalism entrepreneur with an earned doctorate. He has founded and published newspapers and magazines including The Minnesota Christian Examiner, The Christian Communicator, and GraceConnect. He has taught journalism, magazine writing, and related courses at eight Midwest colleges and is currently adjunct faculty at Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana, and Indiana Wesleyan University. An accomplished pianist, he has also taught and conducted music at the college level.